Libations of Spring

April 13 - 14, 2018

Join us for the celebration of craft beer, cocktails and cuisine featuring a premier lineup of craft libations accompanied by delicious noshing. Destination Kohler chefs and drink specialists will guide you through a two-day adventure of beer and spirits tastings and seminars. It’s the perfect spring adventure for seasoned connoisseurs and the uninitiated alike.

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Special Overnight Package

Craft Package

One-night accommodations (April 14). One ticket per adult to Wisconsin Born and the Craft Beer Social.

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Salute to Spring

Two-night accommodations (April 13-15). One ticket per adult to Four Chefs, Four Beers and Four Courses, The Spirit of Flavor Infusion and the Craft Beer Social.

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2018 Schedule

April 13, 2018

Four Chefs, Four Beers, Four Courses

69pm  Great Bay Ballroom at The American Club
Presenters:
First course – Curtis Brown, Head Chef, The Horse & Plow        
Second Course – Paul Smitala, Executive Chef, Blackwolf Run
Third Course – Lucas Oppeneer, Executive Banquet & Special Event Chef, Destination Kohler
Fourth Course – Nicolas Blouin, Head Pastry Chef, Destination Kohler
Grant Pauly from 3 Sheeps Brewing

Sure to be different than other beer dinners you've attended, this unique evening challenges our chefs to create a distinct four-course dinner that highlights the flavors of four different beers from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company. Each chef will either create a course inspired by a key ingredient found in his beer or use the beer itself in the course. Join us and Grant Pauly of 3 Sheeps brewing and be delighted by these creative taste sensations.
$89 – includes taxes and fees.
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April 14, 2018

What's on Tap? An Intro to Beer Styles

11am12pm  The Horse & Plow (Plounge)
Presenter: Peter Moeller, Cicerone Certified Beer Server
The craft beer industry is driving a resurgence of different styles of beer, and that can leave the casual beer drinker wondering exactly what's on tap. If you've ever felt a little overwhelmed by extensive beer lists, Peter Moeller can ease your fears and take the mystery out of ordering beer. As the Cicerone Certified Beer Server of The Horse & Plow, he loves helping guests find the styles they enjoy most. Join him for this beer-tasting class to sample different beer styles and learn what's unique to each. Then leave ready for your next beer pub adventure.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.
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Mix It Up: Making Craft Cocktails at Home

11:30am12:30pm  The Winery Bar
Presenter: Peter Kalleward, Mixologist, The American Club
Like cooking the perfect meal, making the best craft cocktail requires more than just following a recipe. As a home bartender, you must understand the flavor profiles and how each ingredient impacts the drink. Destination Kohler mixologist Peter Kalleward will guide you through the process of making some popular cocktails and help you put your own twist on each. You’ll be ready to impress your guests at your next cocktail party or treat yourself to a delicious drink at the end of a long day.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.
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Flavor Detectives

1:302:30pm  The Appley Theatre
Presenters:
Matt Bauer, Executive Chef, Destination Kohler
Peter Kalleward, Mixologist, The American Club
It's said that only 5 percent of the world’s population has the natural ability to distinguish the subtle differences and flavors found in most food. These folks can distinguish between good and bad combinations easily. But where does that leave the rest of us? In this unique tasting, Executive Chef Matt Bauer of The American Club® will walk you through the different flavor profiles of spirits and cocktails as you taste them with different foods, and learn what combinations make for a successful pairing. While you might leave with some work ahead, we're confident you'll be one step closer to joining that 5 percent.
$45 – includes taxes and fees.
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Wisconsin Born

3:30–4:30pm  The Winery Bar
Presenter:Peter Kalleward, Mixologist, The American Club
Like the current craft beer boom, craft spirits and liquors are experiencing a huge growth—especially here in Wisconsin. Kohler Mixologist Peter Kalleward will introduce you to some of the specialty distillers making exceptionally high-quality products in our state. Taste their creations and learn about what's driving this trend.
$39.99 – includes taxes and fees.
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The Spirit of Flavor Infusion

45pm  The Appley Theatre
Presenter: Dan Dufek, Beverage Development Specialist, BreakThru Beverage
Flavored spirits are a big trend, and this class puts you right at the center of it. Working alongside Dan Dufek of BreakThru Beverage, you'll pair a variety of ingredients into a simple syrup that you'll learn how to mix into different spirits to create unique, custom-flavored cocktails. Bring your infused bottle home for future enjoyment.
$45 – includes gratuity, taxes and fees.
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Craft Beer Social

8–10pm  Kohler Design Center
Entertainment: Wait for Morning
Presenter: Destination Kohler Special Events
Delight in the final moments of the weekend with an unforgettable evening of delectable food and select craft beer. Sample, savor and discuss a variety of unique, rare or seasonal craft beers with the brewers who produce them, while indulging in an assortment of delicious food from the chefs of Destination Kohler.
$89 – includes taxes and fees.
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Passport to Beer

All Weekend Destination Kohler
Grab your friends and explore the world of beer right here in Kohler. You'll receive a special beer passport that entitles you to six different beers at locations throughout Kohler. This unique, weekend-long pub crawl will feature selections from countries not normally associated with beer, so it's a great opportunity to broaden your expertise. When you've gathered all your stamps, you can exchange your passport for a mixed six-pack of all the beers you sampled.
$30 – includes taxes and fees.
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