What you have to look forward to at the Ballpark Ale Fest


Ballpark Ale Fest is a craft beer festival that combines America’s favorite pastime with American craft beer. The fest will feature over 80 American craft beers, live music and food trucks all during a minor league baseball game. Don’t miss the opportunity to experience American craft beer inside the ballpark!

Everyone loves a festival. There are food fests, cider fests, large beer fests, small specialty beer fests… just about every type of festival you can imagine. We took them all, combined them to creat the 2017 Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford.

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Baseball Game
Per request – from YOU, Ballpark Ale Fest will take place during a Rockford Rivets game. That’s right, a beer fest will take place during a real live baseball game. You can kick back, relax, and enjoy some craft beer while watching baseball.


House of Funk
The House of Funk celebrates all things wild aged, all things sours — all things funky. It’s a phrase that non-craft beer drinker might find, well — off-putting. But those in the know, know that there’s just something special about wild yeast and funky flavors.


Nitro Tent
The new thing in beer right now is using nitrogen instead of CO2. Nitrogen actually infuses in the beer which gives the beer a smooth and creamy mouth feel.  The nitro tent will have 4 beers available to sample.


Cider Alley
Cider Alley is a special place at our festival for those with a taste for something outside of the beer lane. It’s a tasty side trip from the malts, yeasts and hops into the world of ciders. We’ll be featuring craft ciders from Chicago and beyond, all perfect summer sipping.


Lager Lane
The growing trend of craft lagers is one that we are really excited about. These aren’t your watered down, fizzy yellow “domestic beers.” They’re full-flavored and complex, sometimes with a touch of hops, but always easy-drinking.


Homebrew Tent
Back by popular demand is the Homebrew Tent – featuring the Forest City Brewers. The Forest City Brewers will be featuring some of their recent brews for your sampling pleasure.
Drink Local – Drink Often


Ballpark Ale Fest Rockford is a craft beer festival that combines America’s favorite pastime with America’s favorite craft beers. The 2nd annual fest will take place Saturday, June 03, 2017 and will feature over 80 craft beers from breweries across the country.


Ballpark Ale Fest
June 4, 2107
4:00 to 9:00 pm
Rockford Rivets Stadium

2017 Ballpark Ale Fest Beer List
Jen Heintzelman - Front Gate Extraordinar

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