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The 10th annual Exceptional Beer Fest!


Beer Fest gives the opportunity for your Friday night out to directly benefit women who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Get ready to have a drink, bid on auction items, listen to exceptional tunes and
do your part to help the most vulnerable women in Chicago.

Learn more about Sarah's Circle on our website. 


  • NEW! Purchase a reserved table at checkout for 4 or 8 people. ***SOLD OUT!***
    This will guarantee you and your friends a table to sit with your drinks and food, view the band and live auction, and relax while bidding up prizes!

  • Bid in our Live Auction!
    This year's offerings include sports tickets to every major Chicago sports team: Cubs, Bears, Blackhawks, and Bulls! More prizes coming soon.

  • Bid in our Silent Auction!
    Using your smartphone will be the easiest way to bid. Otherwise, Sarah's Circle volunteers will be circulating to assist you with placing bids on Ipads for your convenience. Be sure to bring your smartphone fully charged.
  • Look through our prize catalog and pick out your favorite items to bid.
    Mobile bidding will open on Oct. 21. View the Catalog tab at the top left corner of this page.

  • The Exceptions of Northern Trust are back to rock the house!
    Live musical guest, The Exceptions, are back for the 3rd year in a row to make our Beer Fest truly Exceptional. 
  • 3 hour open bar!
    Enjoy limitless craft brews and wines provided by Rock Bottom Brewery.

  • Can't attend this year?
    Even if you are NOT attending Beer Fest, you may still Sign Up (top of this page) to create an account to bid on silent auction items, or make a donation in honor of this event.

Remember, we had a sold out event last year---so buy your tickets quickly!

All ticket sales and auction proceeds will directly benefit the women served by Sarah's Circle.


Disclaimer* All guests purchasing a ticket or attending An Exceptional Beer Fest 2017 MUST be at least 21 years of age. Individuals under 21 years of age are not permitted into the event space and will not be subject to a refund of their ticket purchase.


Parking is available in the Grand Plaza Parking Garage, 540 N State St, located directly across the street from Rock Bottom Brewery. 
There are entrances on Grand and Ohio streets, both entrances are inbetween State and Dearborn. 
Prices vary. Call Laz Parking for more pricing information.