As a lover of Wisconin beer and a Wisconsinite that loves beer, this festival was doubly awesome!
There was a great selection of Wisconsin Craft and Micro Brewers represented in the streets of Bayshore Town Center and they each had multiple brews for sampling. I tried to keep track of everything we tasted and I was going to write some comments about each beer too, but they were all good and there was too much to drink to worry about that. I also started neglecting to write down the exact name of the beer as the afternoon went on, but it should be close. So, here’s a list of what we had (and thanks to Tara being the designated driver this is mostly what I had):
Angry Minnow Last Notch, Big Bay Brewing Company Pale Ale and Boatilla, Bull Falls Brewery Lager and Weizen, Capital Brewery Hop Cream and Weizen, Central Waters IPA, Chameleon Brewing Company Witty, Fox River Brewing Co Abbey Normal and Maibock, Grumpy Troll Brewery Norwegian Wit, Lake Louie Brewing Mosquito Bite, Milwaukee Brewing Company Bock, Northwood Brewing Floppin’ Crappie Ale, O’so Brewing Picnic Ants and Hop Whoopin’, Pearl Street Brewery El Hefe and IPA, Potosi Brewing Company Steamboat Shandy, Silver Creek Brewing Vintage Ale, South Shore Brewery Honey Maibock and Red Lager, Point 2012 and Nude Beach, Stone Cellar Six Grain, Titletown Brewing Apricary and Johnny Blood Red, Vintage Brewing Co Spring Bock and Wit, and finally Woodman Brewery Red Ale and Coconut Wheat.
My favorites included the Pearl’s El Hefe and South Shore’s Red – Tara really like their Honey Maibock too.
And as if all that tasty beer wasn’t enough, each brewery was paired with a restaurant and food sample! That was amazing in itself. The best was the Blackened Whitefish Sandwhich from South Shore Brewery – super tasty and probably worth a drive up to Ashland, WI.
(Thanks Tara for getting us tickets and making it a great Father’s Day weekend.)