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Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice: Friday Night Flights is Back at Gallagher Way!

Craft Beer Lovers Rejoice: Friday Night Flights is Back at Gallagher Way!

The Best Way to Spend Your Friday Night

Beer Lovers Rejoice!

Beer lovers of Chicago have a good reason to be excited, as Gallagher Way plays hosts to Friday Night Flights which returns this week. The event is a celebration of the finest local craft breweries that the city has to offer. The highly anticipated event is bringing together over thirty local breweries that will provide visitors the opportunity to taste some of the most exceptional locally brewed beers.

Brewery Offerings

Attendees of Friday Night Flights will be able to sample some of the best-tasting beers that Chicago has to offer, ranging from the golden blonde ale, to the dark and heavy stouts or the sour wild beers. A number of participating breweries are bringing a wide range of alcoholic drinks including Pale Ale, Pilsner, IPA, and seasonal brews. The lineup of the breweries is impressive with familiar favorite breweries such as Revolution Brewing, 3 Floyds Brewery, and Half Acre Beer Company participating in the event.

Event Details

Friday Night Flights also has some added attractions besides beer. The Gallagher Way provides the perfect setting for this beer festival, with lawn space for comfortable seating and a place to enjoy the event with friends and family. The event offers live entertainment and a variety of food trucks to please those who are soon to have bladders full of brews. Visitors can also partake in the cornhole and giant Jenga competitions, courtesy of the game stations that will be available alongside the breweries. Friday Night Flights is a family-friendly event, and children are welcome provided they are supervised by adults throughout the event.

Tickets and other Info

Tickets for the Friday Night Flights event are available online and also on the day of the event if there are still some left. The cost of the ticket includes a cup, which can be used to get unlimited tastings from any brewery. The prices have remained relatively consistent year on year despite the number of breweries attending having increased, so visitors can be assured of getting good value for the price of their ticket. This year, tickets cost $50 which is a fantastic price for the unlimited varieties of beer that will be on offer.

Final Thoughts

Friday Night Flights has been a crowd favorite for the past couple of years it has been held and continues to attract visitors in their thousands. It is an excellent event that brings the Chicago beer community together. Attendees love the event’s relaxed atmosphere, which is perfect for trying out new beers and discovering what local breweries have to offer. This year’s event promises to be bigger and better than before with an incredible lineup of breweries, food trucks, live entertainment, and games. It is an event that is perfect for anyone looking to spend their Friday night in the best way possible.


Dustin is a writer about craft beer and a professional brewer in the city of Chicago. He has written for several magazines and has over a decade of experience in the beer industry. He is currently working on a book about the history of beer in Chicago.

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