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The 3rd Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest

June 7, 2016

The 3rd Annual Hyde Park Brew Fest which took place in the heart of Hyde Park in Harper’s Court keeps getting bigger and better!  Although I am not a beer drinker, I truly enjoyed the various ciders available, food, merchandise and AMAZING entertainment. And how can I forget the sangria in the main booth?  It was one of the best I have ever had!

Diego Ross and Jonathan Swain of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe

Diego Ross and Jonathan Swain of Kimbark Beverage Shoppe

 

Alderman Leslie Hairston and WGCI's Leon Rogers photo credit Mary Datcher

Alderman Leslie Hairston and WGCI’s Leon Rogers photo credit Mary Datcher

 

When I got there I told myself I would only stay a couple of hours!  HA!  Who was I fooling? After my photo shoot that the always smiling Tenille Jackson and I had, I ran into so many friends I had not seen in a minute, too many to name, but let’s just say after chatting and dancing, I shut the fest down the first day not getting home until well after 10PM!

Photo booth fun with Tenille Jackson

Photo booth fun with Tenille Jackson

 

Dave Jeff

Dave Jeff

 

Romie Sean Thompson and Jessica Williams

Romie Sean Thompson and Jessica Williams

Produced by Eat, Drink & Be Events, Kimbark Beverage Shoppe and the Hyde Park Chamber of Commerce, there were several beer producers and retailers featured. Over forty-five brewers including Ale Syndicate, Citizen Cider, Vice District, Old Town Abbey, Brooklyn Brewing, Cahoots and Samuel Adams were among the vendors.

Citizen Cider was one of my favorites! Especially the one that had ginger in it.

Citizen Cider was one of my favorites! Especially the one that had ginger in it.

 

Patron's trying some of the various brews

Patron’s trying some of the various brews

This year’s entertainment on Saturday featured DJ LR, That’s Broadway, Sidewalk Chalk, Jay Illa, Mustafa Rocks, and on Sunday, it was J Grilla and Chosen Few DJs–Alan King and Terry Hunter. Hosted by Phli Life Founder–Dave Jeff and Brewery Ambassador Diego Ross.

DJ Mustafa Abdullah & Mary Datcher

DJ Mustafa Abdullah & Mary Datcher

 

DJ J Grilla Green

DJ J Grilla Green

 

 

These young soldiers came all the way from the Lake Forest Naval Base to enjoy the HP Brew Fest

These young soldiers came all the way from the Lake Forest Naval Base to enjoy the HP Brew Fest

 

Mary Datcher of Chicago Defender and Tenille Jackson of The Intelligence Group, Ltd

Mary Datcher of Chicago Defender and Tenille Jackson of The Intelligence Group, Ltd

Tenille Jackson and Jonathan Swain

Tenille Jackson and Jonathan Swain

If you missed this year’s fest do yourself a favor and put it on your TO DO list for next year!  You will not be disappointed!

 

Cheers!

XOXO

 

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