Play Craft Beer Bingo with WJBC


With the annual Medici “Craft Beer and Jazz Festival” in Uptown Normal being canceled this summer here’s another way to keep the even alive this July to support not only our local breweries but also the Children’s Discovery Museum, the annual beneficiary of the festival.

Craft Beer Bingo!  You can purchase the official BINGO card from the Children’s Discovery Museum for $15. Each BINGO square features a Craft Beer Brewery. Throughout the month of July, you’ll visit each establishment, make a purchase, and receive their exclusive stamp on their BINGO card. Once a participant has completed their BINGO, they will submit their completed card to the museum to be entered to win prizes! The Grand Raffle Prize is $500 cash! Each BINGO completed is an additional raffle entry, with a maximum of 5 per card.

Must be 21+ years old to participate!

Craft Beer Bingo runs from July 1, 2020, through July 31, 2020, and you can Purchase BINGO cards online or in-person at the Children’s Discovery Museum Thursday through Saturday between 10 am and 5 pm in the Discover More Store. Bingo Cards will not be available at each brewery. BINGO cards purchased online will be mailed to the address provided!
Participants can purchase their card any time during the month of July to complete their BINGO. The game ends on July 31st. Raffle winners will be drawn and notified on August 7th.

Participating Craft Beer Breweries:

  • Medici in Normal
  • Keg Grove Brewing Company
  • Destihl Brewery
    • From Children’s Discovery Museum regarding the closing of Destihl:
      • “If your craft beer bingo card hinges on a final bingo stamp from Destihl – the Museum will honor a stamp from another participating brewery on your Destihl square. Thank you to Destihl for participating and for taking proactive steps to keep our community safe.”
  • White Oak Brewing
  • Lil Beaver Brewery

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