Your chances are dwindling to score tickets for Two Brothers Brewing Company’s 4th Annual Hop Juice Festival this weekend.
The 4th annual event, which marks the release to Two Brothers’ Hop Juice Double India Pale Ale, has moved from the original Warrenville brewpub and will be held Friday and Saturday, June 1 and 2, at Two Brothers Roundhouse, 205 N. Broadway in Aurora. Ticket sales for Friday have ended, but you can still get tickets for Saturday’s at this Brown Paper Tickets link.
Saturday tickets are $5 plus a $1.17 service fee. A Saturday VIP package is available for $82.50 plus fee, and a Friday and Saturday VIP package is still there for $121 plus fee.
The VIP Access guarantees entry to the Festival even if general admission is at capacity, exclusive access to the Roundhouse restaurant, tavern and courtyard, plus a VIP bar and indoor restrooms, five complimentary beers per day, and food, including buffet dinners and Saturday barbecue brunch, General admission allows access to the festival grounds and access to purchase Hop Juice and other Two Brothers beers and guest beers.
This year’s bigger festival also involves bigger musical guests. Friday’s headliners are the Freddy Jones Band (Oh, if you were Lin Brehmer you’d be clicking’ for tickets right now), with local band Hoss opening. Saturday’s main attraction is alt-country legends The Jayhawks, supported by The Right Now, Hurrican Reggae Band, and the Michael Heaton Band. Saturday will also see “ArtBar,” a curated showing of the work of 15 local contemporary artists and local cultural groups.
The Festival will also feature the results of the 43th Annual Hop Juice Festival Home Brew Competition, in which amateur beermakers have entered their brews in a quest to find a balanced, hoppy beer.
Two Brothers Roundhouse is the former Walter Payton’s America’s Roundhouse, and sits at the terminus to Metra’s BNSF line.