Are you the kind of beer drinker who still feels limited by even the most diverse of brew menu offerings?
The Chicago Beer Festival is exactly the sort of thing you've been looking for. On Saturday, 60 breweries ranging from local favorites to nationally-recognized brands will take over Union Station downtown to serve up some 200 varieties running the gamut from pale ales and ciders to porters and seasonals.
Tickets to the festival run $40 and cover -- wait for it -- unlimited tastings at one of two three-hour event sessions, either 1-4 p.m. or 6-9 p.m. Saturday. Food is sold separately.
In addition to the tastings, Marty Nachel, author of "Beer For Dummies," will be leading free classes on the brewing process and beer evaluations.
Tickets to the inaugural edition of the festival this spring sold out, as Eater Chicago notes, so beer lovers might want to hop on the boozy opportunity.
Check out some of the participating breweries below and visit the full lineup here. All photos from Facebook unless otherwise noted.
Oskar Blues Brewery (Longmont, Colo.)
Oskar Blues: Dale's Pale Ale and Mama's Little Yella Pills.
Metropolitan Brewing (Chicago)
Metropolitan: Krankshaft and Flywheel.
Bell's Brewing (Galesburg, Mich.)
Bell's: Porter, Two Hearted, Best Brown and Golden Rye.
Argus Brewery (Chicago)
Argus: Holsteiner and JP All American Wheat Ale.
Emmett's Brewing (Downers Grove, Ill.)
Emmett's: Victory Pale Ale, McCarthy Red Ale.
Strange Pelican Brewing (Chicago)
Strange Pelican: Black Rye IPA, Coffee Porter and Wet Hop Harvest Ale.
Bridgeport Brewing (Portland, Ore.)
Bridgeport: Hop Czar and Dark Rain.
Atlas Brewing Company (Chicago)
Atlas: Oktoberfest, Diversey Pale Ale, DryHop High Voltage and Reaper's Breath Dark Belgian Wheat Ale.
5 Rabbits Brewery (Chicago)
5 Rabbits: Vulture, Grass and Rabbit.
New Holland Brewing (Holland, Mich.)
New Holland: Dragon's Milk and Mad Hatter.
Lagunitas (Petaluma, Ca.)
Lagunitas: IPA and Little Sumpin' Wild. <br> <em>Photo by emilydickinsonridesabmx <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/emilyrides/6801497846/sizes/l/in/photostream/">via Flickr</a>.</em>
Capital Brewery (Middleton, Wis.)
Capital: Oktoberfest and Hop Cream.
Hamburger Mary's (Chicago)
Hamburger Mary's: Rey of the Tiger and Sweet Stout.
Goose Island (Chicago)
Goose Island: Sofie and Harvest Ale.
Granite City Brewery (Ellsworth, Iowa)
Granite City: Northern Light, Brother Bennie, Duke IPA and Wag's Wheat.