For craft beer enthusiasts, downtown Oak Park was the place to be last Saturday, when the 9th Annual Oak Park Micro Brew Review took over a two-block stretch of Marion Street. Nearly 3,500 people attended the fest, which featured more than 160 unique craft beers and 80 breweries, making it the second largest craft beer festival in the Midwest and the largest micro-waste craft beer festival in the world. The weather alternated between sunshine and rain, but local restaurants provided food and deejay D Brice, plus a dozen bands, provided music. Nearly 200 volunteers helped with set up, ticket sales, supply transport and the water and zero-waste stations.  Proceeds support the Oak Park-based nonprofit Seven Generations Ahead in its efforts to build healthy, sustainable communities and schools throughout the Midwest.  Gary Cuneen, executive director of Seven Generations Ahead and the event co-founder, said they were thankful for the support of the village and the breweries and thrilled by the attendance.

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