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The Decatur Craft Beer Festival

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival is back & bigger than ever! This year MRI and the Decatur Area Arts Council (DAAC) are teaming up to bring craft beer back to downtown Decatur.

This year, The Decatur Craft Beer Festival will be Saturday, September 30 from 1-5 pm on N. Water Street outside the DAAC. We’ll have over 100 unique craft beers & ciders, local breweries from across the state, live music and food trucks.

Festival tickets are $25 and include admission to the event, 8 tasting tickets, a souvenir glass, live music and access to the on-site food trucks.

2017’s VIP event ($100 tickets) will be held on Friday, September 29 from 7-10 pm inside the DAAC. At the VIP event, you will find rare and hard to find beers and ciders not available at the festival, delicious hors d’oeuvres, exclusive auction items, a VIP goodie bag and ticket holding lanyard, entrance into Saturday’s festival, double the tasting tickets, souvenir glass and more!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT www.decaturcraftbeerfestival.com.

All proceeds stay in the Decatur community by benefitting two local non-profits:
1. MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.) – provides programs and services for over 800 children and adults with disabilities each year
2. Decatur Area Arts Council – introduces and promotes the arts, enhances arts educational opportunities, and increases the impact of and access to the arts to improve the quality of life in the community

Thank you to our major sponsors:
Neuhoff Communications
Decatur Digital Solutions
Busey Bank
Land of Lincoln Credit Union
Brechnitz Group of Raymond James
Coziahr Harley-Davidson
Cim-Tek Filtration
Decatur Earthmover Credit Union
Alan & Beth Frigy
Jerger Pediatric Dentistry
Brechnitz Group of Raymond James
First Mid-Illinois Bank & Trust Decatur North Water
R.V. Evans Company
Flora Gems
Heckman Healthcare

The Decatur Craft Beer Festival

The first, annual Decatur Craft Beer Festival will feature over 80 craft beers and ciders, a silent auction, live music by Chris Bradley, good grub, quality company and more! Presented by Decatur Brew Works and Doherty’s Pub & Pins, this one of a kind Decatur event, will feature brews from many across the country and also Central Illinois breweries.

Festival tickets include: 4 beer samples, appetizers & 1 souvenir tasting glass.

Limited VIP tickets are available. 

Proceeds from The Decatur Craft Beer Festival will benefit MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.), the region’s primary service provider for children and adults with disabilities. MRI programming positively impacts over 800 individuals in Decatur and surrounding area each year.

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM (CDT)
WHERE: Doherty’s Pub & Pins – 242 East William Street, Decatur, IL 62523 – View Map
TICKETS can be purchased at Decatur Brew Works or Doherty’s Pub and Pins (available mid August) or online.

Proceeds from The Decatur Craft Beer Festival ticket sales benefit the following local non-profits that serve children and families in the Decatur area:
1. MRI (Macon Resources, Inc.) – provides services that promote the growth, indepdence and self-worth of over 800 children and adults with disabilities each year
2. NE Community-Fund – helps local families with various needs including food, clothing and emergency funds
3. The Good Samaritan Inn‘s Mercy Gardens




The Decatur Craft Beer Festival is sponsored by: Decatur Earthmover Credit Union, ATI Services of Illinois, Dave and Kim Wasserkrug, Cromwell Radio Group, MW Made It, Skeff Distributing, Dynagraphics/Wood Printing, George A. Mueller Beer Company, Cim-Tek FiltrationDoherty’s Pub and PinsDecatur Brew Works, Sunbelt Rentals, RogardsFleet Feet Sports & Spin City Cycles.

Questions about the event? Contact Kelly Gagnon, Director of Public Relations and Development at 217.875.8880 or kgagnon@maconresources.org.

Are you interested in being a Festival Sponsor? CLICK HERE.

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