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October 25, 2019 – October 26, 2019

Fall Brew Weekend, Bayfield

Bayfield Apple FestivalNeed a reason to hit Bayfield this weekend? Perfect! The Fall Brew Weekend is happening at the Old Rittenhouse Inn in Bayfield October 25th & 26th.

This is where Old Rittenhouse Inn partners with South Shore Brewery to present a weekend of great regional beer and pub fare with a gourmet flair. Over the weekend you can celebrate the joy of fresh micro-brewed beers and delicious food. The schedule includes a beer tasting with appetizer buffet on Friday, an afternoon brewery tour and tasting on Saturday, and a 6-course dinner on Saturday night with craft brews selected to match each dish.

Bayfield is located along Highway 13 on the shores of Lake Superior, about 15 minutes north of U.S. 2. U.S. 63 brings you towards Bayfield from the Hayward, Spooner, and Twin Cities areas; U.S. 51 north through the North Woods sends you toward U.S. 2 for the connection to Bayfield, too. Enjoy Bayfield, nearby Madeline Island, and great brews and food at the Fall Brew Weekend!

Fall Brew Weekend Address:

Old Rittenhouse Inn
301 Rittenhouse Avenue
Bayfield, WI 54814
(715) 779-5111

Read details about schedules and packages below!

Weekend events are included in our discount lodging package, but can also be booked a’ la carte.

A’LA CARTE: OCTOBER 25-26, 2019

Beer Tasting and Reception
Friday, October 25 from 7-9pm
Enjoy a variety of brews to sample, and a buffet of gourmet appetizers and desserts. Meet expert brewers from South Shore Brewery. Swap stories, and meet new friends in a fun, casual atmosphere. Taste hoppy beers, fest brews, dark beers, and a special surprise brew from SSB. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $50/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax. This event is held at Le Chateau, located at 7 Rice Avenue, Bayfield WI.

Brewery Tour and Tasting
Saturday, October 26 (time TBD)
During Saturday’s brewery tour, journey to nearby Washburn for a visit to the South Shore Brewery, where you’ll sample their fine beers and take a guided tour. This event and transportation to the Brewery is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $60/person, plus 20% gratuity and tax.

Fall Brew Dinner
Saturday, October 26 from 6:30-8:30pm
Save room for Saturday evening’s 6-Course Fall Brew Dinner where each course is accompanied by a tasty brew selected to compliment the food. Includes appetizer, salad, sorbet, entree and dessert. This event is included in the weekend package, or available ala carte for $75/person. plus 20% gratuity and tax.


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Start: October 25, 2019 8:00 am
End: October 26, 2019 5:00 pm
Venue: Old Rittenhouse Inn
Phone: 800-779-2129
301 Rittenhouse Avenue, Bayfield, WI, 54814, United States

January 18, 2020

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest

The 11th annual Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest brings a ton of brewers and cheesemakers from around Wisconsin and adjoining states to Madison, where you can meet and mingle with them while sampling hundreds of varieties. This is quite the warm, happy, and fun celebration right in the midst of winter.

The Isthmus is celebrating 11 years of the Beer & Cheese Fest, and in true Spinal Tap salute, they’re “turning it up to 11” with more breweries and cheesemakers than ever! Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos will perform and take requests; Silent Disco will also be there providing entertainment.

General admission tickets ($50) grant festival entry from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. and include unlimited sampling and an Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest tasting glass. “Premium Tickets” ($85) allow for a more intimate atmosphere with early access to exclusive tappings & tastings from noon – 2 p.m. Premium Ticket purchases also include an official Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest t-shirt, a tasting glass, and a meal  from their Food Court Cart inside the Alliant Energy Center. Either way, it’s a great afternoon experiencing some of Wisconsin’s best eats and drinks.

Tickets tend to sell out every year, so if you want to go, score them sooner rather than later. Of course, you must be 21 to attend. Shuttle rides are available from HopCat (222 W. Gorham Street), Great Dane’s Hilldale location (357 Price Place), and One Barrel Brewing Company (2001 Atwood Avenue.) Parking for the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall is accessible through the Main Gate and costs $7. A coat check (it’ll be January, after all) will be available for $2. You can purchase tickets online here. starting October 3rd, 2019.

You’ll find the Alliant Energy Center on Madison’s south side, right off the Beltline (U.S. 12 & U.S. 18) near Rimrock Road and John Nolen Drive. U.S. 14, 51, and 151 and Highways 30 and 113 are all nearby.

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest Address:

Alliant Energy Center
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way
Madison, WI 53713
(608) 251-5627
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Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest 2020

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Start: January 18, 2020 12:00 pm
End: January 18, 2020 6:00 pm
Venue: Alliant Energy Center
Phone: 608-251-5627
1919 Alliant Energy Center Way, Madison, WI, 53713, United States
Cost: 50