Last year, members of the public got their first look inside the gigantic Lagunitas brewing facility during Chicago's very first Lagunitas Beer Circus. This summer, the event will return to the brewery's Douglas Park digs on June 6, hosting a line up of circus performers, acrobats, contortionists and bands as well as plenty of cold, locally brewed suds. Tickets for the booze-soaked party go on sale on April 16 via the Lagunitas website. You'll want to buy your tickets early—last year's event sold out rather quickly.
You can get an early taste of the event's entertainment when some Lagunitas Beer Circus performers make an appearance at the second day of Fischman Liquors' Kegs for Kidneys benefit on May 30. If you want to taste even more beer this summer and meet the brewers who made it, take a look at our guide to Chicago's best beer festivals.