Experience the Hops

February 24 - February 25

This unique weekend experience will include beer sampling from a variety of regional breweries, optional educational seminars, dinner, an overnight at the Allerton estate, breakfast, and a hike on Sunday.

New this year – several registration options are available! Join us Saturday afternoon to mingle with brewers, enjoy samples (drink tickets will be available upon arrival), and listen to seminars (topics TBA). Stick around for a six-course meal, with beer pairings (menu TBA), or stay overnight and get more time to hang out with fellow beer enthusiasts. Cap-off the weekend with breakfast and a hike on Sunday morning.

We hope you can join for this rare opportunity to learn from – and talk with – beer experts from around the region!

Tasting Event Only – $5/person in advance (Tickets will be available at the door for $10/person)

Event + Dinner & Overnight Lodging* (single occupancy) – $198/person

• Check-in to as early as 12:00pm. Includes 20 drink tickets (equal to ~4 beers).

Event + Dinner & Overnight Lodging* (double occupancy) – $298/couple

• Check-in to as early as 12:00pm. Includes 40 drink tickets (equal to ~8 beers).

*Overnight accommodations will be in the Mansion or a Guest House on the estate. Rooms will be assigned on a “first come, first served” basis. For specific room requests (i.e., number/size of beds, location, handicapped accessibility, etc.) please email Hannah at dole2@illinois.edu.

Please note that all sales are final.


  • Starting Saturday, February 24th, 2018, repeated every day until Sunday, February 25, 2018 — all day


Allerton Park & Retreat Center

515 Old Timber Rd.
Monticello, IL

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