The inaugural Chicago Beer Festival 2012 will take place March 31 at Chicago Union Station. Tickets are $40 and includes unlimited beer sampling. However, food will be sold separately. There are two, three-hour sessions to choose from; the first at 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. and the other at 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. The event is produced by beer festival veterans Drink.Eat.Play out of Los Angeles.
UPDATE: Drink.Eat.Play will return to Union Station with its second offering of the Chicago Beer Festival on Oct. 6. Below is a video from the March 31 event.