White Sox to hold craft beer festival in the ballpark

The lineup includes more than 35 craft brewers.

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White Sox fans gather at Guaranteed Rate Field for the home opener. | Erin Brown/Sun-Times

Chicago’s White Sox will be hosting its first-ever craft beer festival on September 14. Tickets available on the White Sox’s official website.

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Team spirit doesn’t end with the ballgame.

The White Sox will host its first craft beer festival in September at Guaranteed Rate Field.

ChiSox Craft Beer Fest will feature beers from over 35 local breweries —everything from Pilsen’s Alulu to Albany Park’s Twisted Hippo.

“Guaranteed Rate Field is a great venue and Bridgeport is a hidden gem on the south side of the city, so we wanted to create an event that helped showcase the beauty of both,” said Mike Downey, senior marketing manager for the White Sox.

“The fest is meant to offer Sox fans a unique experience, but also provide casual fans an opportunity to see how great our ballpark is and explore the amazing neighborhood spots that Bridgeport has to offer.”

Guests will be able to enjoy live entertainment, games and activities as they stroll along the outfield concourse.

Tickets are available for in general admission and VIP tiers on the White Sox’s official website.

There is also a ‘Designated Driver’ ticket option that includes a Coca-Cola beverage, commemorative poster and lanyard in lieu of alcohol.

Guests with general admission tickets receive access to the fest from 1 to 4 p.m. Sept. 14, 30 beer tastings of their choice, a tasting glass, a poster and lanyard.

VIP ticketholders receive early access to the fest, VIP-only tastings, tours of the clubhouse and dugout and a meet-and-greet with Hall of Famer Frank Thomas.

screenshot of online promo for ChiSox Craft Beer Festival

VIP tickets cost $125. General admission is $45.

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