Best Beerfest in April

kohler beer festival

The 8th annual Kohler Festival of Beer is April 29-May 1 – a celebration bringing together brewmasters from across the country at Destination Kohler. The weekend is crafted for the beer enthusiast with brew-themed happenings. Guests can enjoy flavorful food pairing experiences, tasting soirees, educational seminars, culinary demonstrations, lively music, and a 5K Beer Run/Walk. This year the line-up of new events includes an interactive grilling experience, sessions on homebrewing, beer-infused cooking, craft beer trends and more. Tap into all the details by clicking online.

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Satiate and Educate
Educational opportunities are plentiful for craft beer fans of all levels and interests. Brewmasters, cicerones, chefs and chocolatiers host inspiring educational sessions throughout the weekend:

  • Beer Infused Foods ($35), Friday at 5pm – Discover how to incorporate and infuse beer into favorite foods and recipes at this cooking demonstration with food and beer samples.
  • Art of Homebrewing ($40), Saturday at 10am – Learn the techniques, tips and secrets to create beer at home.
  • Beer 101 ($30), Saturday at 2pm – Gain insight into the basics and nuances of beer and brewing at this session focusing on history, proper pouring techniques and glassware.
  • Craft Beer Trends, ($30) Saturday at 4pm – Get a taste of the latest trends in the craft beer industry from a certified cicerone.
  • Those seeking a hands-on experience will enjoy The Art of Grilling ($120) on Saturday at 5pm featuring a 1.5 hour session on grilling basics, tips and tricks hosted by resort chefs. Twenty culinarians will line the grilling stations at this interactive session as they prepare and enjoy dinner.

kohler beer festival beers

A new event this year affords a sole brewery the opportunity to showcase its portfolio of craft beer to festgoers.

Tasting events with ample samples

Kohler Festival of Beer signature events celebrate the discovery of beers from more than 30 breweries. The events include both abundant beer tastings and food pairings. Performances by regional bands include Copperbox, Marc Croft Band, DJ Sye Young and Sammy Llanas, the former lead singer of the BoDeans.

  • Hops the Shops ($40) taps the weekend with a pairing event at The Shops at Woodlake on Friday from 8-11pm.
  • Regional chefs collaborate with brewers to share fantastic grilled fair with beer pairings at Shorts and Chefs ($40) on Saturday from 11am-1pm.
  • A day choc-full of beer-themed events culminates at Cheers to Beers ($90) tasting gala on Saturday from 6-9pm featuring high-end and hard-to-find beers at the inspiring Kohler Design Center, a showroom of Kohler Co. products and services.

 

kohler beer festBeer here, there and everywhere

Visitors to Destination Kohler can enjoy beer-themed menu additions at its restaurants, an al fresco beer garden and special offers at Woodlake Market. Resort restaurants get in the spirit offering unique food and beverage specials at various locales including the resort’s historic taproom Horse & Plow Restaurant & PubCraverie Chocolatier Café will pinpoint select beers that pair perfectly with Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates. Cucina will host lively music and small bites at the Goose Island Beer Gardenlocated in the breezeway at The Shops at Woodlake on Friday from Noon-6pm and Saturday from 10am-6pm. The Wisconsin Room will host a Friday evening Sierra Nevada Lobster & Seafood Buffett and the Beer Lovers Brunch ($40) on Sunday morning. Woodlake Market will showcase featured festival beers making it easy to take home new favorites.

Craft a brew-cation

Check out Kohler Festival of Beer overnight package offering event tickets, exclusive opportunities, special offers, and accommodations at the Forbes Five-Star The American Club resort hotel and the Three-Star Inn on Woodlake. Who wants to go?

Video from Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits

Whistling Straits is as beautiful as it looks. If you are glued to the television today for the PGA 2015 at Kohler, see a first-hand look below. Destination Kohler and The American Club is an amazing place to visit for golf, outdoor adventures, shooting sports, amazing food, wine, spa, yoga and so much more. Be sure to enjoy the spa after a round of golf or outdoor actives and dine at Horse & Plow, The Immigrant Restaurant and eat Sunday brunch in the Wisconsin Room. Here is a snippet from my recent trip. Who are you routing for today?

Championship Martini

Championship Martini

Enjoy watching some of the world’s best golfers starting next Thursday at the 2015 PGA Championship at Whistling Straits in beautiful Kohler, Wisconsin. I was so fortunate to have the opportunity to stay at The American Club Resort last month. This destination has so much to offer including incredible golf, spa, outdoor activities including hiking, biking, canoeing, kayaking, fishing, trap shooting, archery and more. At the spa for women, don’t miss the two new spa treatments Bamboo Bliss and Magnificent Wrap. For men, the Rain Man and Woodsmen Massage. The American Club has outstanding restaurants with inventive food. Be sure to enjoy dinner at the Immigrant room (more upscale) and Horse & Plow (more casual) as well as Sunday brunch at the Wisconsin Room. Try this Championship Martini recipe to toast this amazing tournament. This cocktail recipe combines the refreshing flavors of pineapple and cranberry, making it the perfect summer cocktail. The cocktail is available at the Whistling Straits Clubhouse Restaurant and Pub for $13 leading up to and following the much anticipated tournament.

Whistling Straights

Also, for the foodies out there, The Kohler Food & Wine Experience is set to delight thousands of culinary enthusiasts and wine devotees at Destination Kohler on October 22-25, 2015. Tickets are available starting today for the four-day festival and are online and by phone at 866-243-8548. Now in its 15th year, the event has a celebrated history of showcasing notable chefs and renowned winemakers hosting interactive demonstrations, fascinating seminars, exclusive tastings, celebrity dinners and evening galas.