Kohler Festival of Beer

April 28 - 29, 2017

Back for the ninth year, our popular Kohler Festival of Beer is a beer-lover’s dream getaway brimming with food, fun, friends and best of all, great beer. We’ve invited premiere craft brewers from across the country to feature their special beers. New this year is Salute to Swine on Friday night with great beer, delectable bites and a Chicago blues band. Returning are fan favorites Shorts and Chefs, the 5K Beer Run and Cheers to Beers.

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Overnight Packages

Kohler Festival of Beer Sampler

Two nights (April 28-30, 2017), Entry to Salute to Swine, Shorts & Chefs and Cheers to Beers.
The American Club starting at $378 per person
Inn on Woodlake starting at $327 per person

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Bacon, Blues & Brew

One night (April 28-29, 2017) and Entry to Salute to Swine
The American Club starting at $144 per person
Inn on Woodlake starting at $118 per person

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Cheers

One night (April 29-30, 2017), Entry to Cheers to Beers
The American Club starting at $190 per person
Inn on Woodlake starting at $164 per person

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Schedule

Friday, April 28

Beer Garden

Noon-6pm - The Shops at Woodlake Kohler Breezeway
Presented by Leinenkugel's

Looking for a tasty brew between events? Then swing by the Leinenkugel beer garden and enjoy lakeside seating, a cup of beer and some tasty bites off the Cucina beer garden menu.
À la carte pricing


Kohler Beer Run Race Registration and Packet Pick Up

4-7pm - The Shops at Woodlake Breezeway
Registered for the Kohler Festival of Beer 5K Walk/Run? Stop in to the Leinenkugel beer garden to pick up your race packet and T-shirt, get information about the festival and grab a cold brew.


Hoppy Yoga

5:30-6:30pm - Yoga on the Lake
Restore and rejuvenate with this fun and refreshing yoga class. Join brewmaster Grant Pauly from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company and Jessica Warren from Yoga on the Lake for a one-hour, all-levels yoga class with a beer social to follow. Class participants receive 30 percent off all retail in the Yoga on the Lake boutique. Complimentary mats and towels available.
$34.15 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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A Salute to Swine!

7-9pm - Kohler Festival of Beer Tent
Presented by Ney's Big Sky Meats

Musical Guest: Cash Box Kings
Sure, our chefs love bacon. But they want you to celebrate the whole hog too. Join them and Ney's Big Sky meats as they roast a pig and prepare pork-inspired foods all stationed between a variety of craft breweries. Imbibe in beer and pork as you enjoy Chicago blues headliner, The Cash Box Kings. Nominated in 2016 for the Blues Music Awards Best Blues Band of 2016, their combination of soulful and rocking blues will keep you on your feet and entertained throughout the evening. So grab some friends and start the festival weekend with a party of pork. And, yes, we’ll have bacon too
$54.20 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Saturday, April 29


5K Beer Fun Run

7 am start - Start and finish lines at The Shops at Woodlake
Presented by Leinenkugel's

Whether you’re an experienced walker/runner or just have a passion for beer, the 9th annual Kohler Festival of Beer Fun Run is the perfect race for you. Presented by our featured sponsor Leinenkugels, this leisurely run takes you through the Village of Kohler where you'll get a couple of tasty Leinie's along the way. Cross that finish line, and you’ll get another. Your morning workout was never so much fun.
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Beer Garden

10am-6pm - The Shops at Woodlake Breezeway
Presented by Leinenkugel's
Looking for a tasty brew between events? Then swing by the Leinenkugel beer garden and enjoy lakeside seating, a cup of beer and some tasty bites off the Cucina beer garden menu.
À la carte pricing


Shorts & Chefs

11am-1pm - Kohler Festival of Beer Tent
Musical Guest: Marc Croft

The 9th Annual Shorts & Chefs event pairs some of the best local and regional chefs with craft brewers for a fun food experience. Belly up and sample some perfectly paired beers and tasty bites.
$49.98 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Some Like It Hot; A guide to Wing Sauce

2-3pm - The Kitchens of Kohler
The chicken wing may be one of the greatest bar foods ever created. Learn the secret in the sauce at this cooking demo, which pairs several tasty recipes with beers from our friends at Ale Asylum Brewery.
$44.70 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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The Homebrew People's Choice

2-3:30pm - Kohler Festival of Beer Tent
Musical Guest: Craig Baumann
The Homebrew People’s Choice Contest is returning with a big twist. This year your vote will determine the winner and get your favorite homebrewer a spot on The Horse & Plow tap for a weekend. So come on out, see what some of today’s homebrew crafters are creating, and vote for the one you’d like to see on tap.
$34.15 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Homebrew Competitor Entry Form


The Moscow Mule

4-5pm - The Winery Bar
Presented by Ketel One Vodka

First introduced in the early 1940s, the Moscow Mule has seen a resurgence in popularity. Join Kohler mixologist Peter Kalleward to discover the traditional drink along with some new and interesting drink recipes all created with Ketel One Vodka.
$34.15 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Game on Grilling!

5-6:30pm - Kohler Festival of Beer Tent
Think beyond hot dogs and chicken, and learn to fire up your grill with wild game during this interactive cooking demonstration. Destination Kohler Chefs will show you how to grill meats you don’t normally find at your local grocery store and teach you how to make sausage too. You'll sip on ice-cold beer from Great Dane Brewing and leave with a 6-pack in a soft-sided Kohler cooler.
$129.10 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Rare Flavors - VIP Tasting

7-8pm - Kohler Design Center
The Kohler Festival of Beer is a wonderland of great and unique beers that are available out on the market. While some of them are seasonal or limited brews, none are as rare as the beers you will try in this one hour VIP tasting. Tickets are limited and include access to the Cheers to Beers party.
$129.10 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Cheers to Beers

8-10pm - Kohler Design Center
Musical Guest: Ryan McIntyre

The beer event that sets the standard for all others, Cheers to Beers is where our brewers pull out all the stops and feature some of their seasonal and limited beers alongside some of their fan favorites. The Chefs of Destination Kohler will match them with some great food to make the whole evening a beer-loving foodie’s dream.
$96.40 – Price includes tax and service fee.
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Winery Bar DJ Party

10pm-2am - The Winery Bar
Musical Guest: DJ JEM

Join the staff of The Winery Bar as they host a late night Festival of Beer party featuring the musical mixes of DJ Jem.
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Sunday, April 30

Beer Lovers' Brunch

8:30am-1:30pm - The Wisconsin Room
Finish your Kohler Festival of Beer weekend with a beer lovers’ brunch. The Wisconsin Room will feature some of your favorite breakfast foods made with some great craft beers.
$42 per person
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