Bringing together the best beer, breweries, and people to the Harley-Davidson Museum® on October 23 & 24

This event is the premier beer-tasting & brew-teaching event in the Great Lakes Area. There will be three tasting sessions (Friday 4:30-9:00, Saturday 11:00-3:30, and Saturday 4:30-9:00) and eight 50-minute classes (Friday at 9:00, 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 2:00, 3:00 and Saturday at 9:00, and 10:00) taught by Randy Mosher, John Palmer, Stan Hieronymus, and Dr. Brad Smith.

We’re committed to providing a Brewer-Centric Event and The Taproom Experience for attendees. Each brewery will bring a Taproom-Only Beer and/or a Rare Limited-Release Option for each of the three sessions.

Learn

Classes range from beginning to expert, helping you take your brew to the next level.

Drink

Enjoy some of the finest brews you can't get anywhere else in the region.

Connect

Learn from and work with some of the best professional and amateur brewers in the world.

Confirmed Breweries

A collection of some of the greatest breweries in the world. Breweries and beers subject to change without notice.

Are you a brewery interested in participating in 2016?
Avery Brewing

Avery Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • The Reverend
  • Joe's Pilsner
  • Gored!
Jester King Brewery

Jester King Brewery

Pouring:
  • Le Petit Prince (Friday Session)
  • Provenance Orange/Grapefruit (Friday Session)
  • Commercial Suicide (Friday Session)
  • Funk Metal (Saturday Early Session)
  • Provenance Lemon/Lime (Saturday Early Session)
  • Amicis Mortis (Saturday Early Session)
  • Le Petit Prince (Saturday Late Session)
  • Hibernal Dichotomous Dubbel (Saturday Late Session)
  • Biere de Miel (Saturday Late Session)
The Bruery

The Bruery

Pouring:
  • Smoking Wood
  • Imperial Cabinet (Jester King collab)
  • Jardinier
Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits

Pouring:
  • Grapefruit Sculpin
  • Habanero Sculpin
  • Thai-Chili Wahoo
Perennial Artisan Ales

Perennial Artisan Ales

Pouring:
  • Hommelbier
  • Peach Berliner Weiss
  • Meriwether
  • 17 (VIP)
  • Owen (VIP)
  • Pineapple Kumquat (VIP)
Two Brothers Brewing

Two Brothers Brewing

Pouring:
  • Ebel's Weiss
  • Domaine Dupage
  • Wobble IPA
Goose Island Beer Company

Goose Island Beer Company

Pouring:
  • Goose IPA
  • 312 Urban Wheat Ale
  • The Great Road (Friday Session, Saturday Late Session)
  • Bourbon County Stout (Saturday Early Session)
EPIC Brewing

EPIC Brewing

Pouring:
  • Fermentation w/o Representation
  • Hopulent
  • Brainless on Peaches
  • Big Bad Baptist
  • Sour Apple Saison
Founders Brewing Co

Founders Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Reds Rye IPA
  • Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale
  • Curmudgeon Old Ale
Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery

Pouring:
  • Black Butte Porter
  • Jubelale
  • The Stoic
Lagunitas Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Lagunitas IPA
  • Lagunitas PILS
  • Imperial Pils
Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Original Pale Ale
  • Hop Hunter IPA
  • Nooner Pilsner
  • Ovila Barrel Aged Dubbel
  • Harvest Newly Dev. IPA
New Belgium

New Belgium Brewing

Pouring:
  • Fat Tire
  • Accumulation
  • Le Terroir (Friday Session)
  • La Folie (Saturday Early Session)
  • Love Peach Oscar (Saturday Late Session)
Alaskan Brewing Co

Alaskan Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Amber
  • Icy Bay IPA
  • Hopothermia Double IPA
Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery

Pouring:
  • Grateful Red IPA
  • Winter Skal
  • Vacation Request
MadTree Brewing Company

MadTree Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • PsycHOPathy IPA
  • Gnarly Brown
  • Citra High Imperial IPA
Samuel Adams

Samuel Adams

Pouring:
  • Sam Adams Boston Lager
  • Sam Adams Octoberfest
  • Sam Adams Fat Jack
  • Sam Adams Pumpkin Batch
  • Sam Adams Three Weisse Men
Upland Brewing Co

Upland Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Bottled Blonde
  • Harvest Wet Hopped Pale Ale
  • Mix Case Lambics (Friday Session, Saturday Late Session)
  • Teddy Bear Kisses (Saturday Early Session)
Tallgrass Brewing Co

Tallgrass Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Ginger Peach Saison
  • 16 Bit Double Pale Ale
  • Bourbon Barrel Buffalo Sweat
  • Big RICC
Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Angry Orchard Hard Cider

Pouring:
  • Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
  • Angry Orchard Green Apple
  • Angry Orchard The Muse
Lakefront Brewery

Lakefront Brewery

Pouring:
  • Brandy Barrel Aged Imperial Pumpkin Ale
  • Eastside Dark
  • Fuel Café Organic Coffee Stout
  • Klisch Pilsner
  • New Grist
  • New Grist Ginger
Rogue

Rogue

Pouring:
  • Rogue Pumpkin Patch Ale
  • Rogue Dead Guy Ale
  • Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar
Sprecher Brewing

Sprecher Brewing

Pouring:
  • WIPL
  • IPA 2
  • Abbey Triple (Friday Session)
  • Oktoberfest (Saturday Early Session)
  • Abbey Triple (Saturday Late Session)
Mob Craft Beer

Mob Craft Beer

Pouring:
  • Nordic Pale Ale
  • BatShit Crazy
  • Fest Only Beer
  • Cranberry Alvarez
Left Hand Brewing Company

Left Hand Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Milk Stout Nitro
  • Fade to Black
  • Sawtooth
Pearl Street Brewery

Pearl Street Brewery

Pouring:
  • D.T.B Brown Ale
  • Java Lava
  • Linalool IPA
Metropolitan Brewing

Metropolitan Brewing

Pouring:
  • Magnetron Schwarzbier
  • Dynamo Copper Lager
  • Krankshaft Kolsh-style Beer
Squatters Craft Beers

Squatters Craft Beers

Pouring:
  • Hop Rising Double IPA
  • Takeout Rye IPA
  • Red Ryder Red Ale
Water Street Brewery

Water Street Brewery

Pouring:
  • Pumpkin Ale
  • Rye IPA
  • Oktoberfest
  • Raspberry Weiss American Style Wheat Beer
Traveler Beer Company

Traveler Beer Company

Pouring:
  • Jack-O Traveler Pumpkin Shandy
  • Illusive Traveler Grapefruit Shandy
Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Brewing

Pouring:
  • Molotov Lite
  • Low Life
  • Soft DK
  • Femme Fatal
Moylans

Moylan's Brewery And Restaurant

Pouring:
  • Kiltlifter
  • Hopsickle
  • Hop Craic
Destihl Brewery

Destihl Brewery

Pouring:
  • Abbey's Single
  • Samhain Pumpkin Porter
  • Fell's Normal One Five Oh (Friday Session & Saturday Early Session)
  • Duke of Normington Saison Imperial (Saturday Late Session)
Milwaukee Brewing Co

Milwaukee Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • O-Gii Imperial Wit
  • Sasquash Sweet Potato Pumpkin Porter
  • 2014 Louie's Resurrection Barrel Aged Amber Ale
Door County Brewing Co

Door County Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • L'autome
  • Pete
  • Little Monk (Friday Session)
  • Grisette (Saturday Early Session)
  • Imperial Silurian Stout (Saturday Late Session)
Wasatch Brewery

Wasatch Brewery

Pouring:
  • Black O’Lantern Pumpkin Stout
  • Ghostrider White IPA
  • Jalapeno Cream Ale
Boulder Beer

Boulder Beer

Pouring:
  • Shake Chocolate Porter
  • Mojo IPA
  • Nothing Too Fancy (Collaboration w/Cigar City)
Great Lakes Brewing Co

Great Lakes Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Edmund Fitzgerald Porter
  • Dortmunder Gold Lager
  • Nosferatu Imperial Red Ale
Delafield Brewhaus

Sweet Mullets Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Jorge
  • TNT II
  • End of Shift
Delafield Brewhaus

Delafield Brewhaus

Pouring:
  • Oktoberfest
  • American Rye
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Hop Harvest I.P.A. (Friday Session)
  • Knucklehead Ale (Saturday Early Session)
  • Imperial Rauchbier (Saturday Late Session)
Big Sky Brewing Co

Big Sky Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Moose Drool
  • Trout Slayer
  • Ivan The Terrible
August Schell Brewing Company

August Schell Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Schell's Chimney Sweep
  • Schell's Goosetown
  • Schell's Firebrick
  • Schell's 155
  • Noble Star Series
3 Sheeps Brewing Co

3 Sheeps Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Really Cool Waterslides
  • Rebel Kent
  • Cashmere Hammer
White Winter Winery

White Winter Winery

Pouring:
  • White Winter Sweet Mead
  • Black Mead
  • Blueberry Mead
  • Cyser
  • My Fair Lady
  • White Winter Hard Cider
  • White Winter Black Harbor
Riverside Brewery

Riverside Brewery

Pouring:
  • Trail Pale Ale
  • Clev's Aged Old World Oktoberfest
  • Flyin' Kilt Scotch Ale
Sand Creek Brewing Co

Sand Creek Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Oscars Chocolate Oatmeal Stout
  • Cranberry Hard Lemonade
  • Red Headed Wild Ride IPA
Hinterland Brewery

Hinterland Brewery

Pouring:
  • Oktoberfest
  • Luna Stout
  • Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock
Summit Brewing Company

Summit Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Unchained #20: Sticke Alt
  • The Villain
  • Oktoberfest
Coney Island Brewing Company

Coney Island Brewing Company

Pouring:
  • Coney Island Hard Root Beer
Vintage Brewing Co

Vintage Brewing Co

Pouring:
  • Pumpkin Disorderly (Friday Session)
  • Better Off Red (Friday Session)
  • Oktoberfest (Friday Session)
  • Woodshed Oaked IPA (Saturday Early Session)
  • McLovin Irish Red (Saturday Early Session)
  • Scaredy Cat Oatmeal Stout (Saturday Early Session)
  • Sister Golden Kolsch (Saturday Late Session)
  • Dedication Abbey Dubbel (Saturday Late Session)
  • Better Off Red (Saturday Late Session)

Get The Early Bird Rate Today

Event held October 23 & 24. Must be 21 or older to attend. No pets or children.

Instructors

A world-class lineup of instructors

Randy Mosher

Randy Mosher

Randy Mosher is a world-renowned beer expert and an award-winning brewer, on the board of directors of the American Homebrewers Association and the Chicago Beer Society, and is a frequent contributor to national beer publications. He lives, brews, and writes in Chicago.

Randy will be presenting at

(Almost) Everything You Know About Beer History is Wrong

Modern brewers are inspired by the past to create their own interpretations of the classics. But what if it turns out a lot of our ideas about past beers are just not right? This is the case with far too many classic styles. Often, however, the truth is even more interesting than the old tales.

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Beer Recipes from the Inside Out

To really have command of the flavors, textures and other qualities of a beer, the brewer needs to have a comprehensive command of the chemistry, flavors and brewing characteristics of the ingredients involved. Building on his long experience as both an artist and a brewer, Randy Mosher lays out some eye-opening facts about the characteristics of ingredients.

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John Palmer

John Palmer

John J. Palmer is the author of the self-published book, How to Brew and an active member of the homebrewing community. Palmer began writing How to Brew in 1995. The website The Real Beer Page hosted the first edition of the book at howtobrew.com. Palmer self-published a print edition of How to Brew in 2000. The Third Edition was released in late May 2006.

John will be presenting at

Brewing Water

A seminar focused on the properties and characteristics a brewer wants from their water. Learn about what you should be looking for and how to make adjustments for the different styles of beer you are brewing, including IPAs, stouts, and lagers.

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Foam: Strategies & Techniques for the Head of Your Beer

The presentation covers all things brew foam, including what it's made of, what kills it, how to enhance it, and so much more. John will be covering recipe optimization and the entire brewing process for best foam results.

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Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus

Stan Hieronymus has been writing about beer for more than twenty years, including three books popular with homebrewers— For the Love of Hops, Brew Like a Monk, and Brewing With Wheat. Stan writes for Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine and blogs at appellationbeer.com

Stan will be presenting at

Maximizing Hops Flavor and Aroma in Your Homebrew

Learn how to use hops more efficiently and effectively to extract the flavors and aromas you want in your homebrew. Stan wrote the book on hops and will share with you some of the latest techniques on hops usage developed by pro brewers that you can apply to your homebrew.

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Getting Great Fermentation Results with Belgian Beers (aka 'Why does one beer taste like God's homebrew and another one like pepper bandaids?’)

The difference between great and mediocre Belgian-style beers often depends less on the grain bill or hops schedule, and much more on tight control of the fermentation side. In this class, Stan shares lessons he learned from writing Brew Like A Monk that will help ensure great results when you brew Belgian styles.

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Brad Smith

Dr. Brad Smith

Brad started Beer Smith, LLC in 2003 and has grown his business to be the most utilized brewing software in the world. He is the author of Home Brewing with BeerSmith and he is the developer of the BeerSmith Brewing Software. In addition, Brad has developed many other products such as instructional videos, podcasts, and apps. Brad is an expert homebrewer.

Brad will be presenting at

How to Design Great Beer Recipes

A seminar focused on developing great beer recipes from scratch. Brad focuses on his method for building up a recipe, starting with a blank sheet of paper, researching a beer, selecting ingredients and choosing from a variety of brewing techniques to apply to achieve different effects in the finished beer.

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Master Class: Getting the Most out of your Homebrew Software

Brad Smith, the author of BeerSmith, presents some of his top tips for designing great beers using his brewing software. The presentation covers recipe development, some little known features, and sharing and brewing your recipes using BeerSmith.

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Get The Early Bird Rate Today

Event held October 23 & 24. Must be 21 or older to attend. No pets or children.

Discounted Accommodations

Iron Horse Hotel

Iron Horse Hotel

Get a discounted rate at this transformation of a 100-year-old warehouse into a one-of-a-kind hotel that delivers an authentic Milwaukee experience.

Potawatomi

Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Get a discounted rate on luxurious rooms and suites at Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Use discount code 'WISBEER2015' for the event rate.

Featured Sponsors

A big thank you to our sponsors for making this event happen

Are you interested in sponsorship opportunities in 2016?
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Craft Beer & Brewing

Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine is the premium magazine for people who love to drink and make great beer. We are a collaboration of homebrewers and beer lovers from Fort Collins.

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Kalmbach Publishing Co.

Kalmbach is a leading enthusiast media company which produces magazines, books, websites, digital products and consumer events from Waukesha, WI.

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Potawatomi Hotel & Casino

Milwaukee’s most inclusive luxury hotel is ready to welcome you…With 381 rooms, award-winning dining, entertainment and high-energy gaming. Potawatomi Hotel & Casino. Spend the night with luxury. Visit paysbig.com to book your room today.

Screamin’ Sicilian (Palermo’s Pizza)

Pizza at its finest. A family business built on uniting and serving others through our Italian culture of hospitality.

Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery

Founded in Bend, Oregon, Deschutes Brewery creates multiple award-winning beers.

Geeks Who Drink

Geeks Who Drink

Share the geek experience. Hosting unique bar trivia in 35 states with 600+ weekly quizzes.

NDL Keg

NDL Keg

NDL Keg supplies and develops the finest stainless steel containers to the brewing & beverage industry.

Chill Puck

Chill Puck

Frozen coaster ice pack for your beer. Stay Frosty!

Draft & Vessel

Draft & Vessel

Bringing unique beer to a unique place.

Barley's Angels Milwaukee

Barley's Angels Milwaukee

Committed to involving women in the enjoyment of beer.

Booze Bottle Recyclers

Booze Bottle Recyclers

Stop by our booth for hand-poured scented soy candles and more.

Milwaukee Pretzel Company

Milwaukee Pretzel Company

Taste the tradition. Authentic handmade Bavarian-style soft pretzels.

Trinket Foundry

Trinket Foundry

Handmade bottle cap beads, charms and pendants.

Culligan

Culligan

Leading provider of bottled water and high quality water systems.

Martha's Pimento Cheese

Martha's Pimento Cheese

Wisconsin Artisan Cheese. Authentic Southern Taste.

FAQ

Tickets

  • How will my ticket be delivered?
  • Once you purchase, you will receive an order confirmation email from Eventbrite on behalf of Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival. Your e-ticket(s) will be attached to your order confirmation email. Make sure to print them out and bring them to the event. IMPORTANT: If you do not see your order confirmation in your inbox, make sure to check your junk/spam folder.
  • I need to update the name on my ticket, where can I do that?
  • Need to view or update the information on your order? Click here for instructions.
  • If I buy a general admission ticket can I update it to VIP at the event?
  • You will not be able to upgrade your ticket at the door. We expect all VIP tickets to sell out soon and can not hold them for door upgrades.

VIP Room

  • Will it be the same beers in the VIP area for all sessions?
  • No, the beers in the VIP will change each session.
  • What is the beer list for the VIP room.?
  • We will be offering a number of beers, but the current list includes: Biere de Miel from Jester King

Food

  • What food will be served at the Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival?
  • VIP attendees will be offered tasty appetizers and finger food in the VIP room. General admission attendees will be offereds pretzels.

Beer

  • When will the beer list be released?
  • Due to the taproom and special release nature of the event, some of the breweries will not be able to inform us of what they are bringing for a couple of weeks. We will start releasing the list very soon.
  • How many samples will be provided?
  • Unlimited 3 oz pours will be provided to all attendees. The difference for VIP is the early access, VIP-only beers, food, and a VIP lounge.
  • Should I bring my own glass?
  • Glasses will be provided to all attendees on entrance.