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Plainfield hosts first Midwest Brewers Festival August 27

Plainfield hosts first Midwest Brewers Festival August 27
The village of Plainfield has come into its own as a craft beer destination within the past few years. There’s Limestone Brewing Company, north of town on Rt. 59, which opened its doors late in 2009. About the same time, Finnegan’s Irish Pub downtown reinvented itself as a craft beer and foodie destination. On August 27, Plainfield and environs will see more of the local craft beer scene as Limestone, Finnegan’s, Two Brothers Brewing, and an army of local volunteers presents the first Midwest Brewers Fest at the Plainfield Riverfront, south of Lockport St. on the west bank of the DuPage River. 
The MWBF is a fundraiser for the Plainfield Riverfront Foundation, dedicated to redeveloping the Riverfront as an attraction and a showcase of sustainable use. The area had once been the site of Electric Park, a vacation resort built by the trolley companies to which they brought summer tourists from throughout the Chicago region in the early 1900’s. As the trolley service died out, Electric Park fell into disrepair, and its last remnants were destroyed in the tornado of August 28, 1990. In 2007, Plainfield Village and its Park District adopted a plan for developing a two-mile stretch of the river through downtown. As with other riverfront towns like Naperville, the plan hopes to build the DuPage River as a resource and an attraction for private and public development. The Riverfront Foundation was founded in 2009 to shepherd outreach and fundraising to implement the Master Plan.
 The area was already hosted the River Days Festival, and further volunteer cleanup has been going on throughout the summer to prepare for the MWBF, simply to clear space for the fest...

Beeronaut's calendar, July 4 to 7

Another light week in consideration of summer vacations, July 4th holiday, etc. Your Beeronaut will have a few days away at the end of the week, so the next few entries may be abbreviated. Monday, July 4 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. Craft Beer Tasting at Finnegan’s Finnegan’s Craft Beer & Gastro Pub, 24102 W Lockport... Read more »

Beeronaut's Valentine's events EXTRA

Beeronaut's Valentine's events EXTRA
Flickr photo by magerleagues. Besides the few romantic events I’ve described in my regular weekend calendar article, where’s what’s happening Valentine’s-wise through Monday at some of Chicago’s beer oases: 5:00 – 10:00 p.m. • Valentine’s Beer Pairing Menu at Fork (Chicago)Fork (Chicago), 4600 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago (773) 751-1500 A Three-course tasting menu with optional... Read more »
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