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Chicago Brews Again Golf Occasion Takes Place Aug. 5

Chicago Brews Again Golf Occasion Takes Place Aug. 5


It began as a joke amongst friends {golfing} and consuming beer.

Wouldn’t it’s cool if there was a golf event that includes totally different craft beers at each gap? And wouldn’t it’s cool if it raised a bunch of cash for charity?

“Yeah that might be cool – it’s best to do this,” associates instructed A.J. Sendra, who had by no means organized such a factor, doesn’t work within the beer business and was unfamiliar with the non-profit world.

Now in its 5th yr, Chicago Brews Again is doing simply that — and this yr it occurs at 9 A.M. Saturday, August 5 at Deer Creek Golf Membership in College Park.

With 30 breweries donating beer, there’ll certainly be totally different craft beers pouring at each gap. And final yr, the occasion raised $20,000 for Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital.

Cool, certainly!

“I swore the third yr was gonna be the final, however then I received a letter from a child at Lurie’s saying how a lot that cash helped him out and I noticed this factor has develop into manner greater than myself and I have to preserve working with it,” Sendra stated.

Dozens of volunteers and dozens of sponsors have helped it develop far past anybody’s expectations. Breweries from Geneva to Champaign, Michigan to Indiana are supporting it and for $130, you get tastings from all of them. That’s along with 18 holes of golf, lunch on the flip, dinner by Double D Pig Roasts, a swag bag, entry right into a collection of raffles, and extra.

It’s grown a lot that Sendra branded it “Chicago Brews Again,” and has employed attorneys to assist them develop into an official non-profit group. He’s additionally creating a web site to enhance their Fb web page, fashioned an advisory board and is even exploring different enjoyable concepts to lift cash for much more charities. Evan Kordys now volunteers as their accountant, whereas Joe Steigerwald is the liaison to breweries and Dan Schovain is answerable for meals and beverage.

Sendra, who works in logistics and lives in New Lenox, has relied on phrase of mouth, supportive associates and breweries which have gone from giving a cautious eye to enthusiastically offering beer and volunteer help. He acknowledges the chance it presents to breweries, as properly.

“For the breweries, what’s distinctive about our occasion in comparison with a beer competition is everybody there strains up for hype releases, possibly they arrive to your desk, possibly they don’t,” he stated. “However right here, each golfer will go to the opening and check out your beers. It’s a enjoyable day and it’s additionally a possibility for these breweries to attach with their viewers straight as a result of they’ll be on the tee field, too.”

There are nonetheless some spots open to play they usually’re nonetheless looking for volunteers, who get all of the perks minus the golf. Sendra additionally “gained’t say no” to extra sponsors. “In the event that they name me that morning to donate, I’ll drive over to choose it up.”

Right here’s who’s taking part on this yr’s occasion:

Seedz Brewery, Windmill Brewing, Sip & Burn Coquito, 4 Fires Meadery, Howard Avenue Brewing, Saint Errant Brewing, Marz Neighborhood Brewing, Flipside Brewing, International Native Brewery, Manic Meadery, Gnosis Brewing, Midday Whistle Brewing, Mikerphone Brewing, Previous Irving Brewing, Solemn Oath Brewery, Dryhop Brewers, Hall Brewery & Provisions, Crushed By Giants Brewing, Triptych Brewing, Artwork Historical past Brewing, Second Metropolis Meadery, Illuminated Brew Works, On Tour Brewing, Haymarket Brewery, Revolution Brewing, Brothership Brewing, Midwest Coast Brewing, Pollyanna Brewing, Extra Brewing and CH Distillery/Jeppson’s Malort.

Want a little bit enhance of power? Excellent news — Monster Power can even be readily available, offering chilly refreshments all day alongside the brewers.

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In regards to the Writer


The abilities Steve honed in his 20 years digging up corruption and cornering politicians as a newspaper reporter in northwest Indiana and Chicago are actually getting used to trace down and assessment high quality craft beer solely out there within the Hoosier state.



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