Tickets on sale for Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival
Tickets are now on sale for the eighth annual Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival, to be held on Saturday, June 17 (Father’s Day weekend) from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale.
Hosted by Bayshore Town Center, DRAFT Magazine, Welcome to Glendale (the City of Glendale’s Convention and Visitors Bureau) and the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild, the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival is the premier all-Wisconsin craft beer and tasting festival, featuring more than 100 beer selections from more than 40 craft breweries throughout the state. Each of the participating breweries will be paired with local chefs, Wisconsin cheesemakers, or one of several brewpubs and restaurants to create unique tasting portions designed to complement a variety of unique craft beers available for sampling.
“Glendale is proud to welcome craft breweries from all over Wisconsin to this annual festival,” said Jeff Hamilton, president of Sprecher Brewery in Glendale and member of the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild. “We love seeing people returning to the festival year after year, as well as first-time guests.”
This year’s festival will feature a custom growler stand by the Wisconsin Brewers’ Guild, musical entertainment, and EmbroidMe, which specializes in custom embroidery and screen printing items that attendees can purchase.
Festivalgoers and craft beer connoisseurs will also be able to purchase the “Wisconsin Beer Experience VIP Ticket.” This VIP ticket is available for $75 and will include access to a special VIP tent hosted by the Wisconsin Brewer’s Guild that will feature specialty beers not available to the rest of attendees, a one-year subscription to DRAFT Magazine, early entry to the festival beginning at noon and a special collectible from the event. Only 250 VIP tickets are available.
General tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door, and include admission, a souvenir beer sampling glass and unlimited samples of beer and food pairings. Patrons must be 21 years of age or older to purchase a ticket, and 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 $25.