Beer At The Fountain – The Hatchet

Beer At The Fountain is a weekly series that showcases some of our favorite craft beers, past, present and future. Most, if not all, of the beers covered will be available at the Chicago Ale Fest.

The Chicago Ale Fest is a celebration of American Craft Beer at Buckingham Fountain. Whether you’re a craft beer aficionado or new to craft beer, the Chicago Ale Fest has something for everyone.

Brewery: Sonoma Cider

Cider: The Hatchet

Style: Hard Apple Cider

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Photo: Matt Tanaka Marketing

Sonoma Cider, a father-son operation based in California, offers an array of excellent ciders. The aptly named Hatchet is sharp addition to the lineup, and could truly cut down a tree given the chance. A lively contrast of tart and sweet, this cider will most likely be found among the bustle of mid-summer barbeques or relaxing evenings on the patio.

Each bottle is a ripe treat for the mouth, much like the small organic apples that comprise the recipe. According to Sonoma, the “less is more” mentality is key here. Be sure to grab a sample or two at the upcoming Chicago Ale Fest!

The Chicago Ale Fest is a celebration of American Craft Beer in the heart of Chicago. The 2016 fest will take place on Friday, June 17th and Saturday, June 18th. Located at Buckingham Fountain in historic Grant Park, bordered by the Chicago skyline and Lake Michigan, the fest will feature more than 200 beers from over 100 American craft breweries. The fest will also feature live music and food from some of Chicago’s favorite restaurants. Join us on Chicago’s front lawn for one of the most anticipated craft beer fest of the year!


Chicago Ale Fest

June 17th & 18th

Buckingham Fountain


Josh Seago