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Kveik Fest 2019

September 7, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


We like Kveik.

Burnt City Brewing is proud to announce the First Annual Kveik Fest with special guest Lars Marius Garshol!

Kveik is a Norwegian farmhouse ale yeast has only recently become readily available to American brewers, and a lot of us are having tons of fun experimenting with it. Kveik Fest is an invitational celebration of kveik, featuring local breweries and a number of breweries that don’t show up often in Chicago. This great lineup of breweries will come together on September 7th to bring you one of the most unique beer fests Chicago has ever seen!

At Kveik Fest you can expect your taste buds to experience an extravaganza of different flavors and styles all made with kveik yeast. Don’t make the mistake of assuming this means all the beers will be the same. Kveik is an incredibly versatile yeast, lending itself to many different styles and flavor profiles. We’re excited to see what these great breweries concoct for this one-of-a-kind event!

We are ecstatic and very honored to announce that Lars Marius Garshol of Larsblog (http://www.garshol.priv.no/blog/), a leading expert on kveik and farmhouse brewing techniques, will be traveling from Norway to talk with Kveik Fest attendees. Come prepared with questions of the funkiest kind to engage with Lars while sipping on kveik beer samples. To keep the fun going we’ll be bringing you some funky entertainment, games, and amusements of all sorts!

Kveik Fest is being organized with incredible support from our friends at Omega Yeast. We thank them for making this event possible and for introducing us to kveik.

Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the event details?

Kveik Fest

Saturday, September 7, 2019
1:00pm-5:00pm CST

Hosted by Burnt City Brewing at
District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622
$75.00 per person

Kveik Fest will take place outside in the parking lot adjacent to the District Brew Yards under tent cover. In the case of serious weather, the festival will relocate inside District Brew Yards. 

Where can I park?

We highly encourage guests of Kveik Fest to take the CTA or a cab to and from the District Brew Yards. The Ashland Green Line stop is three blocks away and we are less than one block from the Ashland Bus and Grand Ave bus. 

If you choose to drive, there is plenty of free parking on Hubbard and throughout the neighborhood. 

Will tickets be available at the door?

If we do not sell out, tickets will be available at the door. 

Can I get a refund?

All ticket sales are final. We do not offer exchanges or refunds. 
If you find yourself unable to attend Kveik Fest after purchasing a ticket, we suggest gifting or reselling your Kveik Fest ticket to another interested beer nerd. 

Can I bring my kids?

No. Kveik Fest is an adults-only activity, only ticket holders over the age of 21 will be permitted. 

Can I purchase a Designated Driver ticket for someone under 21?


Can I bring my dog?

Sorry, we love your dogs but they are not allowed at Kveik Fest. 

Can I bring food and drinks?

No. There will be many beers flowing at Kveik Fest and we encourage you to enjoy them! Food will be available for purchase inside the District Brew Yards. Water will be free and available throughout the festival. 

Can I bring my own chair?

You can. But we’re not responsible for it and neither is anyone else. 

Will food be available?

Yes. You can purchase food from the regular dining menu of District Brew Yards. They offer a selection of house-smoked bbq, sides and desserts. 

Will there be Kveik Fest merch?

Yes. There will be a limited amount of Kveik Fest t-shirts available.

Why are there drink tickets?

Because it’s the law. We have to follow them or we can’t put on this beer festival. 
Kveik Fest ticket holders will receive 20 drink tickets when they arrive. Each drink ticket can be exchanged for a 3oz sample and additional tickets will be available for .50.

Is there a hotel nearby?

Yes. There are some options. 

We encourage guests to check out the AirBnb options closest to 417 N. Ashland Ave. Chicago, IL 60622. There are many options within a 15 minute walk. 
Here are some additional hotels within walking distance. 
Hyatt House
The Hoxton
The Ace Hotel
Crowne Plaza West Loop


September 7, 2019
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Amy Jones


District Brew Yards
417 N. Ashland Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622 United States