LINCOLN SQUARE — Need a reason to drink beer? Do it to make the world a better place.
Solidarity for Charity, Aug. 24 at DANK Haus, 4740 N. Western Ave., is a craft brew festival designed to raise funds for Artfully Gifted, a nonprofit organization that supports entrepreneurs with disabilities.
The event brings together more than a dozen breweries, ranging from the usual local suspects — Half Acre, Begyle, Revolution and Metropolitan — to out-of-towners including Colorado's Left Hand Brewing Co. and Brooklyn's Sixpoint.
Food will be provided by some of Lincoln Square's favorite eateries: Rockwell's Neighborhood Grill, Isla Pilipina, Monti's, Gene's Sausage Shop, Jimmy's Pizza Cafe, the Grafton, Fountainhead and Dorothy's Can-Do Cafe, which serves as a training center for individuals with intellectual disabilities.
Attendees can choose between two sessions — 2-5 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. — and the "core" or "hardcore" ticket package.
A core ticket, for $45, includes samplings of beer and food. For $60, the hardcore ticket holder receives additional access to rare brews and bottle shares.
Buy tickets here. All proceeds will be donated to Artfully Gifted.