Start: Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:00PM
End: Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00PM
After an amazingly successful inaugural Steep Ravine Infusion Festival in 2019, Ravinia Brewing is excited to announce it will be bringing back this first-of-its-kind outdoor event on Saturday, October 2nd from Noon-10 PM, located along the main drag of the Ravinia District of Highland Park (on Roger Williams Avenue, between Pleasant and Burton Avenues).
Focused on tempting and expanding the taste buds of craft beer and spirit lovers, guests will experience the thrill of creating their own beer infusions at the Ravinia Beer Trailer’s DIY Infusion Bar, as well as already-infused libations from a variety of breweries including Whiner Beer Company and Casa Humilde for a true craft beer tasting experience.
This fan-favorite outdoor street festival offers every adult guest the opportunity to create their own infusion by choosing from a variety of ingredients from the do-it-yourself infusion bar, putting their million-dollar mixologist ideas into action. The fun isn’t just for adults; kids and teens will be given the opportunity to infuse juices, frozen drinks, and sodas for their own delicious creations. The family-friendly event will have live music, an axe throwing truck, henna art, readings from Psychic Viv and a variety of other activities for all ages to accompany the delicious food and beverage offerings from local and regional vendors including Ravinia Brewing Company’s famous tacos and Mexican street food, Piero’s Pizza, Sally’s Nuts, BWB Shakes Highland Park, Crazy Dogs, Magic Crepes, Happy Lobster, Bright Bowls and more! Participants are encouraged to submit their best infusions to the Ravinia Brewing Squad, who will select a winner of a $100 gift card and a tour of the brewery!
Additionally, while attendees mix their drinks and enjoy food vendors’ offerings, the live music line up will set the tone all day:
Noon - 1:30 pm Nasty Snacks (A nine piece funk band from Chicago)
2 - 3:30 pm Extra Crispy Brass Band (Eight piece New Orleans style brass band from Milwaukee)
4 - 5:30 pm Radio Free Honduras (Latin Rock Party Band)
6 - 7:30 pm Ravinia Ramblers (Local folk rockers and favorites)
8 - 10:00 pm Chicago Afrobeat Project (10 piece band with horns)
Andrew Devlin, one of Ravinia Brewing’s founders, stated, "Infusions are a fun way to bring out the creativity in everyone. Our ‘Infusion Wednesdays’ in the Ravinia District have been a hit, allowing us to create fresh spins on some of our favorite beers that are truly unique." Some of Ravinia Brewing’s creations are infused with ingredients such as fresh blueberries and raspberries, vanilla beans, cocoa nibs, waffles, coconut bacon, and cinnamon.
Ravinia Brewing’s core pillars of Craft, Community, and CREATION, come together in this spirited event that gives all attendees the chance to really become their own “Brewers” for a day. Said Gabriel Boden, Ravinia’s Head of Restaurants, “Why should brewers get to have all the fun in creating amazing beverages? We really saw an opportunity to take one of the best aspects of being brewer – creating fun new recipes – and give every attendee a chance to experience it for themselves!”
"The inaugural Infusion Fest in 2019 was a first-of-its kind local festival that people have been looking forward to again,” says Devlin. We are thrilled to be able to bring Infusion Fest back and give our guests the chance to explore infusions with so many different ingredients, and we are excited to see this creative fest become one of the most celebrated events on the North Shore!"
ABOUT RAVINIA BREWING
The Ravinia community originated as an Artisan's community, and it is through this inspiration Ravinia Brewing Company places craft at the center of their efforts. Their brewers take pride in sourcing local ingredients, striving for fresh and natural products, and adhering to quality products and standards that reflect the spirit of those many Artists that have inspired the community over the years! For more information on all of Ravinia Brewing, please visit https://www.raviniabrewing.com, www.facebook.com/raviniabrewing, or call 773-362-5553.