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Beer Enthusiasts, Brewers Connect During Beerhoptacular

It's time to dust off your sampling glasses as the second annual Beer Hoptacular will commence on Nov. 5 at the Aragon Ballroom. This craft beer and home-brewing event will feature local breweries including Piece Brewery, Five Rabbit and Finch's Beer Co. along with returning favorites like Half Acre, Dogfish Head, Great Lakes Brewing Company and Bells, to name just a few. Additionally, brewers from around the globe, like Duvel (Belgium), Imperial (Costa Rica) and Magners Irish Cider (Ireland), will be in attendance.

Festivities will also include a Home Brew Club Challenge, which will be judged by professional brewers and recognized local beer dignitaries alike. With over 4,200 craft beer and home-brewing enthusiasts in attendance last year, and ticket prices ten dollars less than last years' price, expect a crowd. Tickets are $35 in advance or $45 at the door. The event, as you can imagine, is 21 and over. For tickets and additional information, visit or call (773) 769-3294.

Eater Chicago intern Katie Johnson contributed this article.

Aragon Ballroom

1106 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago, IL