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  • Empirical Brewery Taproom 1801 West Foster Avenue Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

It's part pageant, part dog show! Empirical is hosting Beard-Tober in our taproom. The cost $20 for each contestant to enter and you'll receive a limited-edition Beard-Tober t-shirt.


  • Full beard (under 6") 
  • Full Beard (over 6") 
  • Partial beard
  • Mustache
  • Follicly challenged (get creative)

The winner of each category receives $25 Empirical Gift Card and a gift certificate from Esquire Barber Shop or Father & Son Barber shop and moves on to BEST IN SHOW final round.

Audience picks the best in show winner, by buying a ballot for $10. The Best In Show winner receives a $100 in cash, their image hung in the taproom as Beard-Tober winner 2016 and a life time of bragging rights.

All money raised goes to the Ravenswood Community Services Food Pantry.

Sign up in the taproom or by emailing

Earlier Event: October 16
Mariano's Roscoe Village Tasting
Later Event: October 21
Rogers Park Social Tap Takeover