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Autumn Brews: Seasonal Beer Tasting in the Garden

Breweries pour seasonally selected beers at this evening tasting.

Autumn Brews

Thursday, October 8, 2015
6 – 8 p.m.
McGinley Pavilion

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*Tickets in advance (purchased on or before Oct. 7):
$25 members/$30 nonmembers

*Day-of tickets (purchased on Oct. 8):
$28 members/$33 nonmembers

VIP Tickets

For no extra charge, Garden Plus Members have the opportunity to attend a pre-event tasting from 5 – 6 p.m. in the Buehler Enabling Garden of our first beer, Change of Saisons. Meet the collaborators behind our special brew: Begyle Brewing and Chef Cleetus Friedman of Fountainhead/The Bar on Buena! Bring your membership card as proof of Garden Plus membership is required.


Welcome the fall season with a cold glass of beer! Oktoberfest celebrations happen throughout Europe; the Chicago Botanic Garden will celebrate locally.

Guests check in at the McGinley Pavilion and receive a wristband, tasting glass, and tasting sheet. Breweries will pour a few different seasonally selected beers in 2-ounce tastings. Light fare and featured beer by the bottle will be available for purchase. Come to “drink in” the best of the season!

Tickets to this event are nonrefundable. Due to the popularity of this event, we encourage you to buy tickets in advance. A confirmation will arrive via e-mail once your order is received. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited. Advance tickets may also be purchased at the Garden's Information Desk in the Visitor Center. Event will occur rain or shine. If you have questions, please call (847) 835-5440.

*Must be 21 or older to attend event; valid ID card must be shown. 

Parking fees apply; parking is free for Garden members. For faster entry, click here to buy your parking in advance.