Chicago Brews Again Golf Occasion Takes Place Aug. 5






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

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

“Yeah that might be cool – you must do this,” pals advised 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 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 Kids’s Hospital.

Cool, certainly!

“I swore the third yr was gonna be the final, however then I bought a letter from a child at Lurie’s saying how a lot that cash helped him out and I noticed this factor has turn into manner larger than myself and I must hold operating 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 attorneys to assist them turn into an official non-profit group. He’s additionally creating a web site to enrich their Fb web 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 answerable for meals and beverage.

Sendra, who works in logistics and lives in New Lenox, has relied on phrase of mouth, supportive pals 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 check out your beers. It’s a enjoyable day and it’s additionally a chance 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 and so they’re nonetheless looking for volunteers, who get all of the perks minus the golf. Sendra additionally “gained’t say no” to further sponsors. “In the event that they name me that morning to donate, I’ll drive over to select it up.”

Right here’s who’s collaborating on this yr’s occasion:

Seedz Brewery, Windmill Brewing, Sip & Burn Coquito, 4 Fires Meadery, Howard Road Brewing, Saint Errant Brewing, Marz Group 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 slightly enhance of vitality? Excellent news — Monster Power may even be readily available, offering chilly refreshments all day alongside the brewers.

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Concerning 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 at the moment are getting used to trace down and evaluate high quality craft beer solely out there within the Hoosier state.

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