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Countdown is on to the Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

The festival will feature about 50 craft breweries, both national and Wisconsin-based.

By - Sep 30th, 2015 01:47 pm
Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

MILWAUKEE – The first-ever Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival, at the Harley-Davidson Museum® in Milwaukee, is just weeks away. Tickets are on sale now for this unique two-day tasting and teaching event on Oct. 23 and 24, 2015.

The festival will feature about 50 craft breweries, both national and Wisconsin-based, offering tastings of more than 150 craft beers and ciders (including rare and limited-distribution brews), as well as classes and events for those who love the art of brewing or want to learn more about it.

The festival is being organized by Unfiltered Media Group, LLC, based in Fort Collins, Colo., publishers of Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine®; and Kalmbach Publishing Co., of Waukesha, Wis.

Beer tasting will be featured in three sessions, one on the evening of Friday, Oct. 23rd, and two on Saturday, Oct. 24th, in the afternoon and evening. Passes start at $49.99, with VIP and all-access passes available. VIP tastings include early access to the event and a VIP lounge with food and exclusive beers. All-access passes include entry to all three tasting sessions, all seminars, the VIP lounge and an invitation to the VIP Brewers Party on Friday evening. Designated driver tickets and packages also are available.

Brewing classes will be offered all day Friday and Saturday morning, led by some of the top experts in the world of brewing – Randy Mosher, John Palmer, Stan Hieronymus and Dr. Brad Smith. Classes are designed for anyone interested in brewing, from beginners to master brewers. Classes are 50 minutes and are $39.99 each.

“Milwaukee is the perfect location for the festival,” said John Bolton, Unfiltered Media CEO. “We’re delighted to be able to give beer lovers a chance to sample the special flavors of craft beer from regional and national breweries and give the homebrewer an opportunity to learn from masters of the craft.”

“We’re excited to work with our friends at Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® to bring a national-caliber craft beer festival to our home city of Milwaukee,” said Chuck Croft, Kalmbach president.

All tickets are on sale now. For the most current information about the festival, a list of participating breweries, and the complete event schedule, visit

Unfiltered Media Group produces enthusiast content across all print, digital and social channels. Its industry-leading Craft Beer & Brewing Magazine® serves the beer enthusiast from a brewer’s perspective. The company also publishes the annual SIP Cooking with Beer, iOS content and utility apps, an online learning platform for brewers, print and digital books, videos, and more. The company is based in Fort Collins, Colo.

Kalmbach was founded in Milwaukee in 1934 and publishes 14 special-interest and enthusiast magazines, related books and events, and produces more than 30 websites from its headquarters in suburban Waukesha, Wis. Kalmbach produces the Bead&Button Show, a premier event that is Milwaukee’s largest annual consumer show and the largest jewelry and beading show in the world.  

The Harley-Davidson Museum® is located at the crossroads of 6th and Canal Streets.

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