Everyone has been asking if Rockford's new beer fest is returning and the answer is YES!

One of my favorite events in 2018 was hands down GR815 Beer Fest inside BMO Harris Bank Center. Everything about it was well planned and executed. From the beer selections to the food, and the event dj's choice of music (which was not me). People were having fun from open to close and I did not see one frown. Maybe because....#beer?

In short, GR815 Beer Fest will return to BMO Harris Bank Center on May 18, 2019. This is a 21+ event that has quickly turned it the must-attend beer event of the year for Rockford. There will be a few new things added to GR815 Beer Fest, an expanded array of Breweries, Wine(!), more liquor tastings, and three Chicago food trucks.

Tickets to the GR8-1-5 Beer Fest will be available for purchase to the general public starting Friday, December 14 at 10 am through Ticketmaster, over the phone at 800-745-3000, or directly at our box office. General admission tickets are $35 and VIP are $75. Additional fees may apply and only a limited number of VIP tickets are available. Tickets will be sold at the door only if available and will increase in price by $5 day of.

What To Expect At GR815 Beer Fest

Sample several different beers from over 26 breweries with over 125 beers

Enjoy limited whiskey tastings

Eats from three Chicago food trucks

Be entertained by Luxe Productions' amazing DJs.

Enter to win premium prizes including a bicycle from Kegels and a bicycle from LaMonica Beverages

Participate in outdoor activities

Enjoy cigars for purchase from Rudy’s Cigars

Get your tickets and VIP passes early in an exclusive presale before 10 pm Thursday, December, 13 by CLICKING HERE and use the promo code WXXQ. (You can also click here to learn more about GR815 Beer Fest.)


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