2012 WISCONSIN BEER LOVERS FESTIVAL: Third annual festival to feature brews from more than 30 Wisconsin craft breweries paired with local cuisine
Tickets are now on sale for the third annual Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 16, 2012 (Father’s Day weekend) from 1-5 p.m. at Bayshore Town Center.
The festival is hosted by the City of Glendale, in partnership with the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild (WBG) andDraft Magazine, and is the premier all-Wisconsin craft beer and tasting festival, featuring selections from more than 31 craft breweries throughout the state. Each of the participating breweries will be paired with local chefs to create a unique tasting portion designed to complement a variety of unique beers available for sampling.
“Now in its third year, the festival has become a landmark event for Wisconsin craft breweries, as well as craft beer enthusiasts,” said Jeff Hamilton, president of Sprecher Brewery in Glendale and president of the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild. “The festival’s intimate atmosphere, allowing attendees to interact directly with brew masters and chefs to learn about their creations, on top of the all-inclusive nature of admission tickets and Glendale’s nearbyshopping, dining, entertainment options, have made the event truly unique among beer festivals.”
Other area breweries also participating in the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival include:
- Chameleon Brewing
- Lakefront Brewery
- Silver Creek Brewing
- Delafield Brewhaus
- Milwaukee Brewing Company
- Big Bay Brewing Company
Tickets and festival travel packages are available atwww.WisconsinBeerLoversFest.com starting at $40. Tickets include admission, a souvenir beer glass and unlimited sampling of beers and food pairings. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to attend the event. Photo identification will be required at the admission entrance. Designated drivers and patrons under 21 years of age can purchase a “Food Lovers Ticket” for $20.
For overnight guests staying in Glendale during the festival weekend, packages from area hotels offer amenities including lodging discounts, complimentary shuttle service, exclusive offers from area businesses throughout the festival weekend and more.
This year’s festival will also include a number of new restaurants, such as the Bartolotta Group’s Rumpus Room and the American Club; unique treats like beer flavored cupcakes from BrewCakes and ice cream beer floats by The Chocolate Factory; as well as exciting giveaways, including a “Wheelbarrow of Beer Sweepstakes,” in which at least one WBG Wisconsin Beer Lover member will win collection of rare beers, special seasonal beers and popular favorites from participating breweries.
For more information on the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, available travel packages and to purchase tickets, visit www.wisconsinbeerloversfest.com. Also, be sure to follow Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival on Twitter andFacebook for behind-the-scenes information about the festival, including the participating breweries and restaurants.
Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild: The Wisconsin Brewer's Guild is dedicated to the revival of Wisconsin's brewing heritage through the production, marketing and sale of top quality craft beers while maintaining the integrity of individual brewers and their breweries. The Guild is built upon promoting great beer and providing a network between brewers, suppliers, retailers, and of course enthusiasts not only in Wisconsin but worldwide. The Guild represents a unified voice in Wisconsin politics, advocating for the rights of craft brewers, their employees, and those who enjoy their product.
City of Glendale: Located minutes from downtown Milwaukee, the City of Glendale is a premier destination in southeast Wisconsin featuring a wide variety of top notch attractions with a small town feel. Glendale provides convenient access to four surrounding villages, as well as Miller Park, Amtrak and Greyhound stations, and General Mitchell International Airport. Glendale is also accessible by the Milwaukee County Transit System. With major hotel chains such as the Hilton Milwaukee River, Radisson Milwaukee Northshore, Residence Inn, Baymont Inn , La Quinta Inn and La Quinta Inn & Suites conveniently located near Interstate-43, we invite you to stay and enjoy the cultural amenities of Glendale and the surrounding area.
DRAFT Magazine: DRAFT Magazine looks at the world through the lens of the discerning beer drinker and shares the best of beer and the beer enthusiast’s lifestyle on every page. Our readers want to be clued in on all of the latest beer trends: We tell them which new brews will be out on the market and which ones they should be stashing in their cellars; which brewers are making buzz with experimental beers, and which ones are revisiting historical brewing methods, and so much more. In every issue, DRAFT brings the latest in beer and the life that pairs with it: From epicurean interests and world travel to sports and entertainment, DRAFT is a 360-degree view of the beer enthusiast’s lifestyle.
Bayshore Town Center: Bayshore Town Center offers a shopping, dining, entertainment, and business office experience in a location that is more than 50 years old, but entirely recreated. New buildings have been combined with some of the existing Bayshore Mall infrastructure to create a 45-acre “town center” concept featuring 1.2 million square feet of retailers, restaurants, office space and residential space. There is also a town square that hosts public events and concerts.
- Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
- Discover Wisconsin
PARTICIPATING RESTAURANTS AND BREWERIES
Restaurants – Zambonie’s, Bravo! Cucina Italia, Panda Express, Bar Louie, Devon Seafood Grill, BD’s Mongolian Grill, Anchorage, Ovation, COA, Potbelly’s, California Pizza Kitchen, The Chocolate Factory, Bartolotta/Rumpus Room, The American Club, Brew Cakes, Great Dane Pub & Brewery, Hinterland Brewing, Northwoods Brewpub & Grill, South Shore Brewery, Sprecher Brewing Company, Vintage Brewing Co.
Breweries – 3 Sheeps Brewing Company, Ale Asylum, Big Bay Brewing Company, Bull Falls Brewery, Capital Brewery, Central Waters Brewing, Chameleon Brewing, Delafield Brewhaus, Fox River Brewing Company, Grumpy Troll Restaurant & Brewery, Lake Louie Brewing, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing Company, Minocqua Brewing Company, New Glarus Brewing Co., O’so Brewing, Pearl Street Brewing, Port Huron Brewing Company, Potosi Brewery, Sand Creek Brewing Co., Silver Creek Brewing, Stevens Point Brewery, Stone Cellar Brewpub, Titletown Brewing Co., Tyranena Brewing Company