Festival Overview

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Milwaukee, WI

Presented by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild:

The Midwest was the nexus of the beer industry for a century, but today’s craft brewers are shifting the focus from industrial to artisan with some of the most exciting beers in the nation.

Each Ticket Includes
  • Hundreds of beers to try from 99 breweries (list below)
  • Commemorative tasting glass
  • Live music from Maritime
  • Local food trucks (food for purchase)

Festival Tickets

Thanks for joining us in 2016.
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Brewers Pouring

Come and raise a glass with some of the best and brightest brewers in American craft beer. Check back often; the list will keep growing!

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  • D - F
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  • M - O
  • P - S
  • T - V
  • W - Z
    • 3rd Sign
      Waunakee, WI
    • 3 Sheeps Brewing Company
      Sheboygan, WI
    • 5 Rabbit Cerveceria
      Bedford Park, IL
    • 8th Street Ale Haus
      Sheboygan, WI
    • August Schell Brewing Co.
      New Ulm, MN
    • Bagby Beer Company
      Oceanside, CA
    • Ballast Point Brewing & Spirits
      San Diego, CA
    • Bear Republic Brewing Company
      Cloverdale, CA
    • Bell's Brewery
      Galesburg, MI
    • Big Bay Brewing Company
      Shorewood, WI
    • Biloba Brewing llc
      Brookfield, WI
    • Boulder Beer Company
      Boulder, CO
    • Brenner Brewing Co.
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Burning Brothers Brewing
      St. Paul, MN
    • Capital Brewery
      Middleton, WI
    • Central Waters Brewing Co.
      Amherst, WI
    • Cider Boys Cider Company
      Stevens Point, WI
    • Dark Horse Brewing Company
      Marshall, MI
    • DESTIHL Brewery
      Bloomington, IL
    • District 14 Brewery & Pub
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
      Milton, DE
    • Door County Brewing
      Baileys Harbor, WI
    • Finch's Beer Company
      Chicago, IL
    • Founders Brewing Co.
      Grand Rapids, MI
    • Good City Brewing Company
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Goose Island Beer Co.
      Chicago, IL
    • Grand Rounds Brewing Company
      Rochester, MN
    • Great Lakes Brewing Company
      Cleveland, OH
    • Half Acre Beer Company
      Chicago, IL
    • Half Day Brewing Company
      Lincolnshire, IL
    • Hardywood Park Craft Brewery
      Richmond, VA
    • Hunter's Handmade Brewery
      Mount Pleasant, MI
    • Indeed Brewing Company
      Minneapolis, MN
    • Karben4 Brewing
      Madison, WI
    • Kozy Yak Brewery
      Rosholt, WI
    • Lagunitas Brewing Company
      Petaluma, CA
    • Lakefront Brewery
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Leinenkugel Brewing Company
      Chippewa Falls, WI
    • Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.
      Lexington, KY
    • Metropolitan Brewing
      Chicago, IL
    • MKE Brewing Co
      Milwaukee, WI
    • MobCraft Beer
      MIlwaukee, WI
    • New Belgium Brewing Company
      Fort Collins, CO
    • New Glarus Brewing Co.
      New Glarus, WI
    • Noon Whistle
      Lombard, IL
    • North Coast Brewing Co.
      Fort Bragg, CA
    • Oskar Blues Brewery
      Longmont, CO
    • O'so Brewing Company
      Plover, WI
    • Pearl Street Brewery
      La Crosse, WI
    • Perennial Artisan Ales
      St. Louis, MO
    • Potosi Brewing Company
      Potosi, WI
    • PUBLIC Craft Brewing
      Kenosha, WI
    • Raised Grain
      Waukesha, WI
    • Red Eye Brewing Company
      Wausau, WI
    • Renegade Brewing Company
      Denver, CO
    • Revolution Brewing
      Chicago, IL
    • Rock Bottom Milwaukee
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Rustic Road Brewing Company
      Kenosha, WI
    • Sand Creek Brewing Co
      Black River Falls, WI
    • Shipwrecked Brewpub
      Egg Harbor, WI
    • Short's Brewing Co.
      Elk Rapids, MI
    • Sierra Nevada Brewing Company
      Chico, CA
    • SlapShot Brewing Company
      Chicago, IL
    • Solemn Oath Brewery
      Naperville, IL
    • Southern Tier Brewing Company
      Lakewood, NY
    • Sprecher Brewery
      Glendale, WI
    • Squatters Craft Beers
      Salt Lake City, UT
    • Stevens Point Brewery
      Stevens Point, WI
    • St. Francis Brewery
      St. Francis, WI
    • Stillmank Brewing Company
      Green Bay, WI
    • Stone Arch Brew House
      Appleton, WI
    • Summit Brewing Co
      Saint Paul, MN
    • Sun King Brewing Co
      Indianapolis, IN
    • Surly Brewing Company
      Brooklyn Center, MN
    • Sweet Mullets Brewing Co.
      Oconomowoc, WI
    • The Brewing Projekt
      Eau Claire, WI
    • The Fermentorium
      Cedarburg, WI
    • Tighthead Brewing Co.
      Mundelein, IL
    • Titletown Brewing Co.
      Green Bay, WI
    • Tribes Beer Company
      Mokena, IL
    • Uinta Brewing Company
      Salt Lake City, UT
    • Upland Brewing Co.
      Bloomington, IN
    • Urban Chestnut Brewing Co.
      St. Louis, MO
    • Vander Mill
      Spring Lake, MI
    • Vintage Brewing Company
      Madison, WI
    • Wasatch Brewery
      Salt Lake City, UT
    • Water Street Brewery
      Milwaukee, WI
    • Wisconsin Brewing Company
      Verona, WI

Beer & Collaborators

Family Values
Midwest Collaborators
Family Values showcases the cooperation and kinship of Midwestern brewers. It features largely Midwestern-grown ingredients: Minnesota wild rice, Indiana honey, Missouri oats, Michigan hops, and cocoa nibs from Illinois as well as Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown malt. This is our centrally located collaboration celebrating the best of the Midwest.
Details

Festival Details

Venue Info

The Milwaukee beer festival will be right on the shore of Lake Michigan at Veterans Park.

Veterans Park
1010 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Photo courtesy of Visit Milwaukee

Getting There

There are several bus routes with stops near Veteran's Park, making it easy to access by public transportation. These include:
- 30, stops on Prospect at Ogden, Curtis & Albion
- 30X, stops on Prospect at Ogden, Curtis & Albion
- GoldLine, stops on Odgen at Farwall & Prospect
- 14, stops at Ogden & Humboldt

Driving Directions:
From the north (Green Bay):
From I-43 S, take exit 72B to get on I-794 E toward Lakefront. From I-794 E, take exit 1E and follow signs for N Van Buren Street. Turn right onto E Michigan Street, then left onto N Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Veteran’s Park will be on the right in 0.5 miles.

From the south (Chicago):
From 1-94 W take exit 310C to get on I-794 E toward Lakefront. From I-794 E, take exit 1E and follow signs for N Van Buren Street. Turn right onto E Michigan Street, then left onto N Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Veteran’s Park will be on the right in 0.5 miles.

From the west (Madison):
From 1-94 E get on I-794 E toward Lakefront. From I-794 E, take exit 1E and follow signs for N Van Buren Street. Turn right onto E Michigan Street, then left onto N Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Veteran’s Park will be on the right in 0.5 miles.

From the airport:
Turn right onto S Howell Ave, then right onto E Layton Ave. Turn left to get on I-794W. From I-794 W take exit 1E to N Milwaukee St. Turn right onto E Michigan Street, then left onto N Lincoln Memorial Parkway. Veteran’s Park will be on the right in 0.5 miles.

Taxi
Yellow Cab 414-271-1800
American United Taxicab 414-220-5000
Brew City Taxi 414-930-4000

At The Festival

Live Music:

Maritime

Formed by members from The Promise Ring and The Dismemberment Plan, Maritime offers a swaying blur of indie-pop noise. This Milwaukee-based band has been evolving on its own for dozens of years, centered on a passionate and skillful song craft.
Music will begin at 4:30pm

Food Trucks:

Meat on the Street, Truck Meister, Marco Pollo, Gypsy Taco, Iron Grate BBQ, Stuffed Pierogi, Red Light Ramen, & Pedro's South American Food.

This festival is only for humans over the age of 21. Pets and children will not be admitted into the festival grounds. Thanks for understanding!

FAQ
Where is the Milwaukee festival?

The Milwaukee beer festival will be right on the shore of Lake Michigan at Veterans Park.

Veterans Park
1010 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

The Milwaukee beer festival will be right on the shore of Lake Michigan at Veterans Park.

Veterans Park
1010 N Lincoln Memorial Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202

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Which breweries are pouring their beer at this festival?

The current brewery list is farther up this page. Check back often; the list will keep growing!

The current brewery list is farther up this page. Check back often; the list will keep growing!

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Where can I buy tickets?

All ticket sales are online. Click here to buy Milwaukee tickets. This event is not open to anyone under the age of 21. Pets will not be allowed on the festival grounds, even if they are over 21.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door until the event ...

All ticket sales are online. Click here to buy Milwaukee tickets. This event is not open to anyone under the age of 21. Pets will not be allowed on the festival grounds, even if they are over 21.
Tickets will be available for purchase at the door until the event sells out.

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Can I serve my beer at this festival?

If you’re a brewer, yes. Head to the Brewer Sign-Up page.

If you’re a brewer, yes. Head to the Brewer Sign-Up page.

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What does my ticket include?

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, access to hundreds of beers, live music, and a great time.
General Admission tickets all entry at 3pm.
Early Access tickets allow entry at 2pm.

Your ticket includes festival admission, a custom tasting glass, access to hundreds of beers, live music, and a great time.
General Admission tickets all entry at 3pm.
Early Access tickets allow entry at 2pm.

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Questions about tickets?

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the EventBrite FAQ page.

Visit our festivals FAQ page to see more or visit the EventBrite FAQ page.

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What should I bring with me?
  • Bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID. You must have these to enter the festival.
  • Have cash handy to grab food or take home some Beer Camp gear.
  • Bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Gear for changing weather. Rain or shine, we're drinking ...
  • Bring your ticket (printed or electronic) and a valid photo ID. You must have these to enter the festival.
  • Have cash handy to grab food or take home some Beer Camp gear.
  • Bring your reusable water bottle to stay hydrated.
  • Gear for changing weather. Rain or shine, we're drinking beer! Come prepared for whatever the weather might bring.
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Is there anything I can't bring to the festival?
  • Firearms and weapons. If you can’t take it on a plane, it’s probably not for Beer Camp.
  • Outside food or beverages. There will be plenty to drink and food for purchase during the festival
  • Pets or children. This event is for humans 21+ only!
  • Firearms and weapons. If you can’t take it on a plane, it’s probably not for Beer Camp.
  • Outside food or beverages. There will be plenty to drink and food for purchase during the festival
  • Pets or children. This event is for humans 21+ only!
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What will there be to eat?

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.
Food trucks at ...

We’ll be working with vendors—primarily food trucks—to ensure there’s a great spread of local food to complement the beer lineup. Food is not included in the festival ticket price, so we encourage you to have cash on-hand so you don’t go hungry.
Food trucks at this festival will be Meat on the Street, Truck Meister, Marco Pollo, Gypsy Taco, Iron Grate BBQ, Stuffed Pierogi, Red Light Ramen, Pedro's South American Food, & Dongers.

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How do I get to the festival site?

Check out the “Getting There” section above for more details on public transportation, driving directions and taxis.

Check out the “Getting There” section above for more details on public transportation, driving directions and taxis.

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Where should I park?

Parking will be available onsite at Veterans Park for $5 per vehicle.

Additionally, nearby parking may be found in the following locations: - O'Donnell Parking Structure, 910 E Michigan St. - Cathedral Place Parking, 765 N Jackson St.

Please don't drink and drive!

Parking will be available onsite at Veterans Park for $5 per vehicle.

Additionally, nearby parking may be found in the following locations: - O'Donnell Parking Structure, 910 E Michigan St. - Cathedral Place Parking, 765 N Jackson St.

Please don't drink and drive!

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What if my question wasn't answered here?

Check out our General FAQs that cover the entire festival.

Check out our General FAQs that cover the entire festival.

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Nonprofit Partner

Wisconsin Brewers Guild
The Wisconsin Brewers Guild is dedicated to building upon Wisconsin’s rich brewing heritage through the production, marketing, and sale of top quality craft beers while maintaining the integrity of individual brewers and their breweries. Learn more about the Wisconsin Brewers Guild at www.wibrewersguild.com.