This year's Midwest Beer Fest is Saturday, July 13th at 4 p.m. at Barrelhouse 34. The event is free and family-friendly.

The brewery list includes Triptych, Big Thorn, Destihl, and JT Walker's, among other regional favorites. Checkout the full list in the press release below.


Champaign, IL, June 13, 2019– Downtown Champaign will host the Midwest Beer Fest showcasing craft beer from local and regional breweries on July 13 at 4:00 pm. This event is family friendly, features beer and cider, and has plenty of alternatives to beer available. The parking lot next to Barrelhouse 34 will host the breweries’ tents, which will each have beers available for sampling and purchase. Additionally, Seven Saints, Guido’s, Jupiter’s Downtown, and Barrelhouse 34 will be hosting special releases from regionally local breweries. The featured breweries include Triptych Brewing, Riggs Beer Company, Big Thorn Farm and Brewery, JT Walker’s Brewery, Destihl Brewery, Hopewell Brewing, Heavy Riff, Revolution Brewing, Hand of Fate Brewing Company, Main Street Brewing Company, Half Acre Beer Company, Maplewood Brewing, Lil Beaver Brewery, and Brick River Cidery. Representatives from each brewery will be present at each tent to answer questions and talk about the featured brews available. There will be plenty of alternatives to beer available, including a Truly cooler, cider on draft inside Barrelhouse from Brick River, as well as a full bar. Several food trucks will be on site. Additionally, festival attendees will be able to walk over to the Park District festival on Walnut Street with their beers from the fest.

Top photo by Rebecca Wells