This content was originally published by The Hop Review, a digital magazine that joined the Hop Culture family in March 2020.
This piece was written by Tom White.
Ultra Fresh is where you’ll find the freshest beer available from the most breweries in one place anywhere in the world. Last year’s event featured a slew of Chicagoland breweries, all showcasing their latest creations packaged within the last 5 days. At this year’s event, we’re taking it up a notch. More breweries, more space, and more of you, our readers, sharing everything that makes local beer great.
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018 | 5-9 PM (4-5PM VIP HOUR)
RIGHT WAY SIGNS, 2333 N. SEELEY AVE., CHICAGO
GENERAL ADMISSION: $45
Includes entry into Ultra Fresh, an Ultra Fresh can of welcome beer, a branded tasting glass, and drink tickets for samples of each brewery. Additional tickets available. Food available for purchase via attending food trucks. Other highlights include live screenprinting & live mural sign painting.
VIP ADMISSION: $55
Includes all general admission perks listed above, plus entrance to the festival one hour before general admission, at 4:00PM. Be the first to sample the freshest pours from your favorite breweries, before the crowds.
DESIGNATED DRIVER: $10
Includes entry into Ultra Fresh. Food available for purchase.
2018 ULTRA FRESH BREWERIES & THEIR BEER
ALEMAN | LadiesMan | Witbier
BEGYLE | Falcon Heavy | Double IPA
CRUZ BLANCA | Passion Police | Passionfruit Hibiscus Lager
DOVETAIL | Vienna Lager | Vienna Lager
EMPIRICAL | Comet SMaSH | Pale Ale
FORBIDDEN ROOT | Snoochie Boochies | Double IPA
GREAT CENTRAL | German Style Hefeweizen | Hefeweizen
HALF ACRE | Vallejo | IPA
HAYMARKET | Pink Sock Monkey | American Wheat Ale
HOP BUTCHER FOR THE WORLD | Dun Dun Dun | Double IPA
HOPEWELL | Outside Voice | Pale Ale
HORSE THIEF HOLLOW | Spoonful | Double Dry Hopped IPA
ILLUMINATED BREW WORKS | Doctor’s Orders | Double Dry Hopped Double IPA
KINSLAHGER | Zwickel Bier | Zwickel Bier
LO REZ | Oaked Element | Barrel-aged Saison
MAPLEWOOD | Juice Pants IX | IPA
MIDDLE BROW | *how it starts* | Dry Hopped Brett Beer
NOON WHISTLE | Shiz-Nittlebam-Snip-Snap-Snack | IPA
PIPEWORKS | Go Go Wongo Mongo | IPA
POLLYANNA | Champagne Breakfast | Brut IPA
REVOLUTION | Citra-Hero | IPA
ROARING TABLE | Tuba Solo | New England IPA
SKETCHBOOK | Orange Door | Double Dry Hopped IPA
TEMPERANCE | Greenwood Beach | Blonde
WHINER | Hell Kitty Kitty | Dry Hopped Belgo-American Pale Ale
All beer packaged within 5 days leading up to the event.
Thanks to our 2018 Ultra Fresh Sponsors:
Presented in partnership with Right Way Signs & Lou Dog Events.
Sponsored by Studio Malt & Matt Tanaka Marketing