KOHLER — A getaway for beer enthusiasts and food aficionados, the annual Kohler Festival of Beer is a festive showcase of the country’s premiere craft breweries featuring their newest brews and exclusive beers.
Beer fanatics converge in Kohler for a weekend brimming with refreshing brews, inspired food and live music on Friday, April 28th and Saturday, April 29th. Tickets and hotel packages are now available for purchase online or 1-800-344-2838.
“The Kohler Festival of Beer continues to celebrate the thrilling beer industry with brew masters and beer fans from the Midwest and around the nation,” said Jenna Check, Kohler’s Associate Director of Special Events. “The resort is enlivened with an inspired mix of food, lively music, and flowing taps.”
The event celebrates time-honored and new-to-market breweries from near and far. The 2017 Kohler Festival of Beer roster includes returning Wisconsin favorites 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. of nearby Sheboygan, New Glarus Brewing of New Glarus, and Leinenkugel’s of Chippewa Falls – this year’s sponsor of the al fresco Beer Garden and 5K Beer Run.
Out-of-state participants pouring outstanding brews at the Kohler Festival of Beer for the first time include Surly of Minneapolis, Minn., Revolution and Half Acre of Chicago, Ill., Saugatuck of Douglas, Mich., and William Tell Cider of Lodi, Cali. Wisconsin-based participants joining for their inaugural fest include: Ahnapee Brewery (Algoma), Badger State (Green Bay), Fermentorium (Cederburg), and Karben4 (Madison).
Not to be missed is Kohler’s own Jigger Ale. This ale-style beer is brewed for The Old Course Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa in St. Andrews, Scotland and was named after the hotel’s famous Jigger Inn Pub. The ale is brewed in St. Andrews and then shipped overseas to be exclusively sold in Kohler and is available in the Horse & Plow. The Old Course Hotel was purchased by Kohler Co. in 2004 and is a AA Five Red Star property and recognized as one of the most luxurious resorts in the world.
Kohler Festival of Beer signature events set to return for another round include the 5k Beer Fun Run, Shorts & Chefs grilling event and the Homebrew People’s Choice Contest where this year’s winning recipe will be professionally brewed by 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. and available on tap at Horse & Plow in Kohler. The evening favorite Cheers to Beers tasting gala hosted will once again be hosted at the Kohler Design Center.
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