Brewing up a zero-waste planet

Micro Brew Review brings thousands to Oak Park

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By Timothy Inklebarger

Staff Reporter

It was another big success for Seven Generations Ahead's annual zero-waste beer festival, the Micro Brew Review, attracting about 3,000 people to downtown Oak Park. 

The event had really strong ticket presales as well as walk-ups, according to Seven Generations Ahead Executive Director Gary Cuneen.

Cuneen told Wednesday Journal that the event offered about 200 different varieties of beer from roughly 75 brewers.

The Iron Brewer competition prize — a trophy displayed in their brewery for a year, plus bragging rights — went to the Bloomington-based Lil Beaver Brewery for its creation called Lil Bit More Wonderful, a chocolate-milk stout using hefeweizen yeast, chocolate, coconut and banana.

The event achieved zero-waste status again this year, with all vendors required to use compostable or recyclable products. Cuneen said about 75 percent of the refuse from the event was diverted from landfills.

tim@oakpark.com

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