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Since In 2012, Oswegoland Park District has hosted an annual craft beer festival for those in love with local lager as well as those just starting out on specialty suds. Join us in celebrating Illinois Craft Beer along the Fox River this September. Craft beer enthusiasts are welcome to sample 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.

To participate in Oswego Brew, guests need to purchase a starter pack which includes your age-verified sampling wristband, five 2 oz. samples of Illinois craft beer,  and an Oswego Brew koozie. In 2023, your starter pack will include your choice of glasses – a commemorative Oswego Brew at the Bridge glass sampling pilsner to hold 2 oz. samples, one sample per taster ticket, or an acrylic pilsner that can hold your full pours. Full pours can be redeemed for 5 tickets. There will also be three Home Brew samples available to guests from 2:00 – 4:30pm or until supplies last. If you want to beat the crowds, we invite you to purchase an Early Entry Starter Pack which lets you in at noon. This gives you exclusive access to all beer, seltzer, and cider an hour before the event begins.

In 2023, Oswego Brew the Bridge tickets will go on sale two weeks before the event. This is a Rain Or Shine event. There are no refunds for the event, so if you would prefer, you can purchase your tickets at Oswego Brew on Saturday, September 16.