Oct 5 , 2019

Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival

Presented by Festival Foods

Event Description

In true, outdoor beer garden style, we’re moving the party outside this year! Raise your stein, it's drinking time! With more than 200 beers, 50 breweries and unlimited sampling, you're bound to have fun. Beer enthusiasts will receive a sampling glass and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of beer. 

Must be 21 to attend, including designated drivers.

Share the festivities with #craftbeergb

What to expect at the Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival: 

  • Unlimited sampling of beer

  • Food trucks

  • Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition

  • Live music performed by The Natural Talent and Memphis Star

  • Beard Competition with Level-Up Beard Company (Categories include mustache, partial beard and full beard) and new this year, ladies category (be creative!)

General admission is open at 3pm, but FIRST CALL starts at 2pm.

FIRST CALL benefits:  

  • Limited tickets available (400)

  • One hour early entry to sample special edition selections before they run out!

  • Commemorative glass stein

Door Opening Times

First Call opens at 2:00 PM / GA gates open at 3:00 PM

Directions & Parking

The Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival is a beer tasting event that encourages responsible drinking and not mass consumption. Local taxi cab companies will be made aware of the event in advance, and taxi service phone numbers will be listed in the festival guide. 

Limited parking available in the Blue Lot next to Ray Nitschke Field on Armed Forces Drive. Parking is also available at Lambeau Field.

Special Needs

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Additional Questions?

Visit our FAQ section for answers to the more popular questions asked by our customers or email us your question and we will get back to you.

2019 Beer List

2019 Food Menu - NEW this year!

We are bringing in local food trucks with special festival prices!

Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting Competition

Raise your stein….and then keep it raised for a long time!!  Back again, the ever popular Sam Adams Stein Hoisting Competition.  We’ll have both men’s and women’s qualifying rounds and fun prizes for the winners! 

Stein Hoisting Schedule

  • Round 1 – 3:30 pm
  • Round 2 – 4:15 pm
  • Round 3 – 5:00 pm
  • Final – 5:30 pm

Level-Up Beard Competition

Think you've got the best beard? Put it to the test at the Level-Up Beard Competition!

New this year is a ladies competition (be creative!)

Here's how it works:

1. Grow a beard, partial beard or mustache.
2. Come to the Northeast Wisconsin Craft Beer Festival, presented by Festival Foods on Saturday, October 5th.
3. More details announcing soon!

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each of the four categories.

Beard Competition Schedule

  • Round 1 – 3:15 pm
  • Round 2 – 3:45 pm
  • Round 3 – 4:45 pm
  • Final – 5:15 pm

Places to Stay

Weather Policy

This event will remain outdoors rain or shine. If severe weather hits, the event will move inside the Resch Center.

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Ticket Prices

Prices go up day of the event $5.00

FIRST CALL Starts- 2 pm

$59 advance, $64 at the door

Designated Driver $22 advance, $27 at the door

General Admission - 3 pm

$44 advance, $49 at the door

Designated Driver $12 advance, $17 at the door