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In 2020, Oswegoland Park District’s craft beer festival adapts to current conditions in order to bring the community together safely in it’s ninth year. Craft beer enthusiasts are welcome to healthier samples of four local beers that have captured local buzz. The festival exclusively features Illinois breweries who have earned top reputations as well as emerging Illinois breweries whose kegs are ready to blaze a new trail.

This year we have 90 minute tasting windows to enjoy some beer, sunshine, and friends. Sign up for the window that works best for you!

Palate Pass 1:30 – 3:00pm
Malt Court 3:00 – 4:30pm
Lager Lane 4:30 – 6:00pm

Sign up for a spot that is claimed by your social group. Each address will belong exclusively to that friends/family pod. Your party can check in 30 minutes before your first pour. First pours will begin right at your event time. Each brewery has selected a Popcorn Store Popcorn to pair with their craft beer. Our day is limited to 200 folks total so pre-registration is required.

Set up your grills, bags sets, and bag chairs because the festival is coming to you. Throughout the afternoon a parade of 4 local 6 oz beer samples paired with packaged designer popcorn, food trucks, dessert options, and seasonal market procession will parade by each Ale-Gate. While there won’t be live music, a Oswego Ale-Gating playlist will be available for everyone to enjoy.

Oswego Ale-Gating includes 10×10 tent site socially safe and spaced 10 feet away from any neighbors, and four 6 oz pours from local breweries paired with four servings of popcorn designed to make your beer even more delicious. There will also be a procession of seasonal vendors and tasty foods to accompany your Ale-gating experience. Like a beer? Order a pack To Go, and we’ll have it delivered directly to your Ale-Gate address. Each site can accommodate up to 6 friends. The Oswego Ale-Gating area is only open to registered Ale-Gaters for the evening.

Go Big on decorating your Ale-Gate address! The best looking booth wins two tickets to this Fall’s Oswegoland Barrel Nights at Fox Bend Golf Course. We’re pairing whiskeys with specialty grilled cheeses from Pearce’s kitchen. Let’s see your style in September.

In the spirit of this crazy year, Ale-Gate Addresses are limited. Reserve your exact address beginning Tuesday, August 25.