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Maggie Speaks and the Northbrook Brewfest Hit the Spot!


Maggie Speaks and the Northbrook Brewfest Hit the Spot!

This one was for the adults.

More than 500 people, 21 and older, enjoyed the inaugural Northbrook Brewfest at Village Green Park on the afternoon of Saturday, Oct. 16.

In the Village of Northbrook and the Northbrook Park District, Brewfest featured a tasting of craft beers from 15 breweries nationwide, from Oregon’s Hop Valley to Delaware’s Dogfish Head, and local craft breweries, including Two Ravinia Brewery and Smylie Brothers.

The $45 ticket provided 15 5-ounce beer-tasting tickets, a tasting glass, games and activities such as inflatable ax throwing and coaster decorating, promotional giveaways, and a free raffle.

Chicago band Maggie Speaks, which over 23 years has delivered its diverse repertoire to Sydney, Venice, and other international stops, played in the park at Shermer and Meadow roads. In addition, people could purchase food from the Louis B. Fresh food truck, provided by Northbrook’s own Little Louie’s restaurant right across Shermer Road.

Like the beer, the adults-only event hit the spot. Tickets sold out in advance, causing organizers to sell additional $15 access-only tickets that did not include any tasting tickets.