Pretzel City Brewfest will be back on September 26, 2020 in Downtown Freeport!

 Tickets for Brewfest will go on sale at Pre-Brew on June 20.  Stay tuned for more details!

Pretzel City Brewfest features over 100 craft beers from local and national breweries for tasting in an outdoor atmosphere in Downtown FreeportPretzel City Brewfest is a great event for residents and visitors who are 21 and older to socialize, be entertained with games and contests and enjoy food from local vendors.  The event is open from 1-5:30 pm 

General Admission tickets are $30 and include:

  • 20 tasting tickets
  • souvenir tasting glass. 

VIP tickets are only available pre-event for $60 and include:

  •  30 tasting tickets
  • one-hour early event entry at noon
  • access to special release beers
  • Brewfest t-shirt
  • special VIP souvenir glass
  • swag bag
  • access to the VIP lounge with complimentary food and additional seating.
  • Additionally, VIP ticketholders will have the option to buy a discounted limited-edition Pretzel City Brewfest hoodie that is not available to the general public

General Admission tickets are available at the door. VIP is unavailable for same-day purchase. People who do not plan to drink but serve as designated drivers are allowed to attend the event after purchasing a ticket for entrance of $10.  

“Brewfest is a fantastic event inviting Stephenson County residents and visitors from multiple states to enjoy a tremendous selection of beers and the great atmosphere of Downtown Freeport. Growler contests, large-scale beer pong for prizes, and delicious food vendors create a lively event for all,” said Brand Director Nicole Haas. 

Pretzel City Brewfest, along with many other community events, is hosted by the Greater Freeport Partnership with the help of many great sponsors and volunteers. For more information on this or other great events and activities in Stephenson County, visit 

Pretzel City Brewfest 2019 was brought to you by these generous sponsors:

Prairie Street Brewing Company
Mahoney & Mahoney
Citizens State Bank
Forreston State Bank
Midwest Community Bank
The Morse Group
Country Financial – Doug Walker
Lena Brewing Company/Rafter’s Restaurant
Deininger Floral
Pretzel City Sports
Hauser Law
Generations Brewing Company
Cork & Keg
Partnership for Big Ideas
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