Spring into beer fest season


Flashback to 2014 at the Annual Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest. I stopped to have a beer with Joe Fillion of Plymouth Brewing Co. Plymouth, WI, is about 30 miles south of Chilton and 60 miles north of Milwaukee.

It’s hard to believe that we are already well into the month of May and the weather is finally beginning to warm up. As late spring and summer approach, beer fest season will be getting into full swing. In our hometown of Chilton, Wisconsin, Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Co. will be hosting the 25th Annual Wisconsin Micro-Brewers Beer Fest at the Calumet County Fairgrounds May 22. This event is a celebration of Wisconsin Micro-Brewers with 30 breweries from across the state participating.  Attendance continues to increase, with over 3,000 attendees anticipated this year.

There are hundreds of beer fests and events on the horizon through out the country, including:

  • May 28: Beer City Festival – Asheville, NC
  • May 28: Michigan Beer & Brat Festival – Thompsonville, MI
  • May 29: Albuquerque Blues & Brews – Albuquerque, NM
  • June 3-4: Beer Advocate Microbrew Invitational – Boston, MA
  • June 3-4: SAVOR: An American Craft Beer & Food Experience, Washington, D.C.
  • June 9-11: National Homebrewers Conference – Baltimore, MD
  • June 24: Mississippi Craft Beer Festival – Jackson, MS
  • June 24-26: Portland International Beerfest – Portland, OR
  • July 30: Indiana Microbrewers Festival – Indianapolis, IN
  • August 1-2: Midwest Craft Brewers Conference – Stout, WI
  • August 3-6: Southern Brewers Conference – Nashville, TN
  • August 10-11: Briess Malt + Brew Workshop – Chilton, WI
  • August 13: Great Taste of the Midwest – Madison, WI
  • October 6-8: Great American Beer Festival – Denver, CO

Discover a complete list of beer events at: http://www.beerfestivals.org/ 

About Penny Pickart

Penny PickartPenny is a trusted and highly-sought advisor to the brewing industry. Her passion for the brew industry and continued education through Siebel Institute of Technology as well as MBAA courses have helped her develop expertise in malt and beer sensory over her 20 years of experience. Penny is always willing to jump in with both feet with brewers to troubleshoot brewhouse performance issues and her customers seek her out due to her malt characteristic expertise to assist in recipe formulation. Further, that expertise has led her to be a judge at competitions nationwide including GABF and World Beer Cup.

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