Chicago Brews Again Golf Occasion Takes Place Aug. 5

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

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

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

Now in its 5th 12 months, Chicago Brews Back is doing simply that — and this 12 months 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 completely different craft beers pouring at each gap. And final 12 months, the occasion raised $20,000 for Lurie Children’s Hospital.

Cool, certainly!

“I swore the third 12 months 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 change into means larger than myself and I must maintain 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 sequence of raffles, and extra.

It’s grown a lot that Sendra branded it “Chicago Brews Again,” and has employed legal professionals to assist them change into an official non-profit group. He’s additionally creating an internet site to enrich their Facebook page, fashioned an advisory board and is even exploring different enjoyable concepts to boost cash for much more charities. Evan Kordys now volunteers as their accountant, whereas Joe Steigerwald is the liaison to breweries and Dan Schovain is accountable for food 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 traces up for hype releases, perhaps they arrive to your desk, perhaps they don’t,” he stated. “However right here, each golfer will go to the outlet and take a look at your beers. It’s a enjoyable day and it’s additionally a possibility for these breweries to attach with their viewers immediately 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 “received’t say no” to further 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 12 months’s occasion:

Seedz Brewery, Windmill Brewing, Sip & Burn Coquito, 4 Fires Meadery, Howard Road Brewing, Saint Errant Brewing, Marz Group Brewing, Flipside Brewing, Overseas 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 available, offering chilly refreshments all day alongside the brewers.

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Concerning the Writer


The talents Steve honed in his 20 years digging up corruption and cornering politicians as a newspaper reporter in northwest Indiana and Chicago at the moment are getting used to trace down and evaluate high quality craft beer solely accessible within the Hoosier state.

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