Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Presents the 7th Annual Festiv-Ale Craft Beer Charity Tasting
25 craft breweries, 9 local restaurants and a silent auction to raise $100,000 for The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
On Friday, September 20th, 2013, the Junior Advisory Board of the Chicago Chapter of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation  proudly presents the 7th Annual Festiv-Ale craft beer tasting charity event at Carmichael's Steakhouse. Craft beer enthusiasts are invited to samplehandcrafted, high-end beers from 25 of the country's finest brewers including some of the Midwest's bests! Tickets for this event will go on sale June 4th, 2013 at Noon and can be purchased at
Only 750 tickets ($65) will be available, including 200 VIP tickets ($100), all of which are expected to go quickly. VIP guests will get to enter the festival an hour early, enjoy special VIP-only beers and food, and walk away with a goodie bag that includes special beer and beer-related items.
All attendees will sample food from  nine local restaurants, many of whom will pair with local brewers to provide food that complements the beer being served. Throughout the night, guests will also have the opportunity to bid on silent auction packages, which range from home brew kits and private brewery tours to hotel and restaurant packages. Raffle prizes include three towers of beer which entitles the winner to walk away with over 20 cases.
Festiv-Ale will announce its full list of brewers and participating restaurants on June 4th, a list that includes a number of Chicago's newest nanobreweries. Their participation will help raise $100,000 this year, of which will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Who: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
What: 7th Annual Festiv-Ale craft beer tasting charity event
Where: 1052 W. Monroe (Carmichael's Steakhouse)
When: Friday, September 20th (VIP Admission at 6pm, General Admission at 7pm)
Price: VIP tickets are $100, General Admission are $65
Event Highlights: 25 Craft Breweries, 9 local restaurants and a silent auction
Presenting Sponsor: Invesco
Brew Sponsor: The Beer Bistro
Cask Sponsor: Lagunitas
Six-Pack Sponsor: The Teamsters
A bit about cystic fibrosis: Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease affecting 30,000 children and adults in the United States.  The respiratory system and the digestive tract are both compromised by CF, making involuntary activities like breathing and eating extraordinarily difficult for these patients on a daily basis.  In 1955, children with CF usually did not live long enough to attend elementary school.  Today, because of Foundation-supported research and care, patients are living to a median age of 37.  Breakthroughs have been made possible through the dedication of generous donors, with approximately 90 cents out of every dollar directly supporting programs for CF research, drug discovery and patient care.
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