Ribfest representatives discussed the plan to hold a craft beer and international ale fest for two days within the four-day festival.
Tickets would be sold to about 1,500 people of drinking age for $45 a session, on top of the general admission ticket.
“They’re going to receive a lanyard with a punch-card inside that will give them 18 samples and given a 5 ounce glass but only a 3 ounce pour,” said Dawn Portner, President of the Naperville Exchange Club.
The sessions would be open Friday and Saturday from 1-5 p.m. and anyone admitted would be given coupons to 14 other vendors in the North area of the park.
Ribfest will still have six beer tents for use, but with an added standing room only area in front of the stage with the purchase of an upgraded ticket purchase.
Other new business at the meeting was a request from Aldi’s for a packaged liquor license to sell beer and wine at their Ogden Avenue location.
The commission was open to the idea, and made a motion to create an ordinance of the new license to bring back to the liquor commission for approval.
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