Illinois Brews 2020: A Virtual Beer-Tasting Event!

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Date(s) - September 12, 2020
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Join us for this delicious, at-home, beer-tasting event to benefit recreation programs for at-risk youth in Elgin, Illinois.

Join us ONLINE on Saturday, September 12, from 4 -5 p.m. for a fun and worthwhile event benefiting recreation programs for at-risk Elgin youth.

Crack open a cold one from the comfort of your couch as we taste and experience six different craft beers. You will be hearing from the creative craftsman of the beer you are tasting, receive insight as to the type of beer it is, how it was brewed, and its best pairings. We invite all of you craft beer aficionados to share your opinion of each beer and join the online discussion.

All tickets are $30 and include a 6-pack of specially selected brews to enjoy during the event, as well as access to our event page via Eventbrite.

100% of proceeds from this event will go to providing recreation programs for at-risk Elgin youth.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

You must be 21 years or older to purchase a ticket. Please verify your age in the ticket order form and be prepared to show your ID when picking up your 6-pack of craft beer at the designated pickup location.

What beers will be featured?

We are working with various local breweries and the Silverado Home Brew Club to get our beer list together. Currently, we have Riverlands Brewing Company, D and G Brewing Company, and the Silverado Home Brew Club providing beer. As more are confirmed, we will post them here.

How will I get my beer?

Beer will be available for pick-up from a central location in Elgin, IL, approximately one week before the event. Details will be sent via email after your tickets are purchased. ***Shipping is not available!***

Will there be food at this event?

Only if you provide it!

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can contact Randy Reopelle at 847-833-7433.

What cause am I supporting?

All proceeds will be used to provide recreation programs to at-risk youth within the Elgin community. All donations are given to the Elgin Parks and Recreation Foundation, which is a 501c3 organization, making your gift tax-deductible. If you can’t make the event and would like to still donate to this cause, click here and securely donate online.

Can I be a sponsor?

Yes! If you, or your company, would like to sponsor this event, contact Randy Reopelle at