~~ Barb City Brewfest ~~
March 25, 2017 @ the NIU Convocation Center

Sample from over 80 unique craft beers and hard ciders!

Festival Details


Early Entry @ Noon | General Admission 1 - 4:30 pm

 Craft beer lovers: it’s time to shake off those winter blues, break out those pretzel necklaces and come taste some brews! 

Join us for the inaugural Barb City Brewfest inside the NIU Convocation Center on Saturday, March 25, 2017. Visit over 40 craft breweries and enjoy 80+ unique craft beers & hard ciders. In addition to the sampling, attendees can purchase food and enjoy beer culture with activities and music. 

There are three ways to enjoy the fest: Early Entry with special perks, General Admission for the standard brew fest experience, and the ever important Designated Driver.  

  • Early Entry tickets are $52 in advance and $57 on event day: and include 1-hour early admission at 12pm, 20 drink tickets, access to specialty beer offerings (before everyone else) and a commemorative sampling  glass (first 500). 
  • General Admission tickets are $42 in advance and $47 on event day: and include festival admission at 1pm, 18 drink tickets and a commemorative sampling glass (first 500). 
  • Designated Driver tickets are $17 and include unlimited soda and water at the DD tent. (note: DDs must be 21+ and cannot consume alcohol at the festival) 

Tickets are on sale now on TicketMaster.com and at the NIU Convocation Center box office. 

Drink  for a cause! A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barbed Wire Betties, a not for profit 501(C)(3) organization, with a mission of fostering the amateur sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby in DeKalb County, Illinois.  

Tickets & Social Media


Tickets on Sale Now!

Tickets are available on TicketMaster.com or at the NIU Convocation Center box office! 

Find us on Facebook

For the latest updates, like our Facebook page @ Barb City Brewfest.

Drink for a Cause

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Barbed Wire Betties, a not for profit 501(C)(3) organization, with a mission of fostering the amateur sport of Women’s Flat Track Roller Derby in DeKalb County Illinois.