Naperville Ribfest Taps into International and Craft Beers in Special Tasting

Brews with a cause. Naperville Ribfest Presents its first International & Craft Beer Tasting

Online PR News – 29-June-2015 – Naperville, IL – Following the trend of enjoying a variety of ales made domestically and abroad, Naperville Ribfest will raise its glass in toasting its very first International & Craft Beer Tasting.

The two-day event runs from 1 to 5 p.m. on Friday, July 3 and Saturday, July 4. Held in a private area, guests ages 21 and older will sample international and craft beers from North and South America and Europe. They will learn how these beers capture their distinct and complex flavors. Cicerones, certified beer experts, will be on-site to demonstrate beer making and answer questions.

The event will feature a number of beer styles including ciders, imperial stouts, Belgium-style wheat ales, pilsners, IPAs, German lagers and many more. Specific beers will include Cusquena from Peru; St. Stephanus from Belgium and a highly anticipated new Big Eddy Beer from Leinenkugelís based in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

To bring the tasting concept to Naperville Ribfest, Don Emery, Ribfest Marketing Chair, visited other craft beer events. With plenty of time to plan, Emery and his team thought this was the year for Ribfestís own beer tasting.

"We will have nearly 40 beers for sampling," Emery said. "We will unveil between five and six craft beers previously unavailable in Illinois and international beers from many countries including Peru, Colombia, Belgium and Poland."

Cost for the International and Craft Beer Tasting is $40 each day. The price includes general admission entrance to Ribfest, 18 3-ounce tasters, education seminars on beer making 101, a gift bag, a commemorative beer glass, food pairing information, giveaways and drawings for prizes.

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About Naperville Ribfest:
Ribfest is run by the 140+ members of the Exchange Club in cooperation with its partners including the City of Naperville and the Naperville Park District. More than 4,000 volunteers and hundreds of sponsors support the event with 100% of the proceeds from Ribfest going to support the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence.

The 2015 Grand Sponsors are White Sox, Chrysler Jeep, Meijer, Baird & Warner, Lextech, Exelon Generation, Red Frog Events, OneMainFinancial, Euclid Beverage, Miller Lite, Coca-Cola, CBS Radio, ABC 7 Chicago, D&J Amusements, Navistar and Naperville Bank & Trust/Wintrust Community Banks, Chicago & NW Indiana Hyundai Dealers, Napletonís Valley Hyundai and Waste Management.

About Naperville Exchange Club
The Exchange Club of Naperville chartered in 1987; its 140 members are dedicated to the elimination of child abuse and domestic violence. Through Ribfest, the Exchange Club has donated more than $14 million to more than 50 local charities. Check us out at and

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Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz
JJR Marketing
Naperville IL
(630) 441-6057

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