Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Fond du Lac Brewfest is this Weekend

Our friends to the south are pitching a beer festival. The 6th annual Fond du Lac Brewfest happens this Saturday February 7, at the Fond du Lac Fairgrounds. The event runs from 5-9 p.m.

I’ve been to this fest a number of times and it’s always been a blast. This year they’ll have 27 different breweries pouring. More important than the brewery count is the kind of breweries they’ll have on hand. The great majority of them are small producers and brewpubs; i.e. you won’t see a bunch of distributors standing around pouring the same stuff you can find at the grocery store.

Here’s a random pick of six, just to give you an idea: MobCraft Beer, Sweet Mullets Brewing, Vintage Brewing, Ahnapee Brewery, Plymouth Brewing, Grumpy Troll... it’s definitely not your everyday selection.

In addition to the pro brew they’ll also have 13 Wisconsin homebrew clubs, the SOBs among them, pouring more than 100 different home-made beers. I know how these things go. By the end of the night, homebrew row is where the real fun will be found.

In addition to all that beer, there will be mead and wine and live music and food and that ought to be more than enough to make Saturday night memorable. If you can remember it.

Tickets for the event are $35 in advance or $45 at door. I’d strongly suggest getting the advance ticket. It looks like they stand a decent chance of selling the fest out this year.

In Oshkosh tickets are available at O'Marro's Public House. You can also get them online HERE. In Fondy, tickets are being sold at the The Green Dragon Brewpub on 156 Western Ave.

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