Come join us at the Naperville Firkin Beer Fest!

Saturday, September 9, 2017

3:00 pm – 6:30 pm

CityGate Centre
Odyssey West 2155 City Gate Lane
Naperville, IL 60563

The Naperville Firkin Fest is a benefit for Project HELP


This festival by BrewFest Partners and Project HELP will include 30+ one-of-a-kind firkin’s from breweries around Illinois and the Midwest. Rare, unique, and small batch brews you can’t anywhere else from some of your favorite breweries (and some new ones too).

What’s a firkin? A firkin is a cask-conditioned beer that is both unfiltered and unpasteurized, served directly from the cask with no additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. Beer served in this manner is also known as “real ale”.

Breweries from throughout the Midwest gather to share a cask of something special made to be poured from a traditional Firkin Cask. This style of beer is called real ale, and if you have never tried one you are in for a treat. Each brewery will make a special firkin, some with inventive ingredients, others in a more traditional English Style. Cask ale conditions in the casks itself and has no artificial carbonation and is dispensed with a gravity spout. Air is allowed into the cask giving the ales more richness and complexity.



Great ticket deals!

Gold Pass Tickets $65 includes getting early admission at 2pm, get dibs on rare beers, commemorative tasting glass, and $5 merchandise voucher

Early General Admission $40  Until July 17th

General Admission $49   After July 17th

Drink beer and be safe and get a Designated Driver! – $20 includes unlimited craft soda and water, $5 merchandise voucher, and $5 food vouchers

If you are interested in volunteering for this event please reach out to Shani Whiteside at


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

21 and older. No children, toddlers or babies in strollers or carriers.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

We recommend UBER or similar service

What can I bring into the event?

Snacks and bottle water. Small drawstring backpacks allowed

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

What’s the refund policy?

No refunds any under circumstances