Looks like a new (and fun) event is being planned for August (DNAinfo):
The South Loop, a neighborhood teeming with new breweries, has a new beer festival on tap.
The South Loop Beer and Cider Festival will debut Aug. 6 at Chicago Women's Park & Gardens, 1801 S. Indiana Ave. Many details are still being worked out, but about 40 breweries are expected to pour samples, said Tina Feldstein of the Prairie District Neighborhood Alliance.
The festival is the latest addition to the South Loop, where brewers including Vice District, Motor Row, and Baderbrau have popped up in recent years.
This one sounds like it could be a good time!
(Hat tip: JB!)