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Revolution Brewing Is Turning Oktoberfest Into A 2-Day Street Fest & Bringing A Stacked Musical Lineup

By Stephen Gossett in Food on Aug 22, 2017 10:55PM

Logan Square's Revolution Brewing (Steve Vance from the Chicagoist Flickr Pool)

One never has cause to worry whether a festival thrown by Revolution Brewing will have quality beer options. But when the craft-beer favorite kicks off its annual Oktoberfest this year, it'll have much more to recommend beyond the drinks. Revolution is shifting its annual Oktoberfest away from its Kedzie Brewery backlot and into the streets of Logan Square for a two-day festival, with a roster of music acts that shames much of the competition.

The new Oktoberfest-as-street-fest brings the celebration to the Milwaukee Avenue corridor in front of Revolution's Logan Square brewpub, between California and Fullerton avenues, between Friday, Sept. 29 (5 to 10 p.m.) and 30 (noon to 10 p.m.). Entry is a $5 suggested donation, which benefits programs of Friends of Goethe School.

As for that enviable music roster, Real Estate headlines on Friday and Jeff Rosenstock—not too distanced from this summer's legendary-in-circles Pitchfork Music Festival performance—closes out Saturday. You'll also have the chance to catch Bandcamp champ (Sandy) Alex G, Canadian punks White Lung, local agit-punk faves Meat Wave and ascendant Chicago rapper, Mykele Deville, among others.

Aside from beer, tunes and food, there will also be booths from Chicago Distilling Company, Dönerman and The Radler. And keep an ear out for after-parties that should land at various spots along the corridor. Even if, like us, you're feeling some fatigue over street-festival creep, this looks like one worth welcoming.