Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival Coming to Milwaukee

Published: February 6, 2015
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Enthusiasts of craft beer and brewing will convene in the heartland of American beer Oct. 23 and 24, 2015, for the first Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival at the nationally renowned Harley-Davidson Museum in Milwaukee.

The festival will feature 50 craft breweries, both national and Wisconsin-based, offering tastings of more than 150 craft beers and ciders (including rare and limited-distribution options), as well as educational classes and events for those who love 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, first on the evening of Friday, Oct. 23rd, and again on Saturday, Oct. 24th, in the afternoon and evening. Brewing classes will be offered all day Friday, led by some of the top names in the world of brewing.

“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.

General admission and VIP tickets for the event are on sale now. For the most current information about the festival, a list of participating breweries, and the complete event schedule, visit www.wisconsincraftbeerfestival.com.

For more information, please contact:

Mary Kincannon, Marketing & Sales Director
Craft Beer & Brewing
888-875-8708, Ext. 704

Jeanne Wieland, New Products Director
Kalmbach Publishing Co.
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 Publishing Co. was founded in Milwaukee in 1934 and publishes 15 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 400 W. Canal St. in downtown Milwaukee.