World of Beer – Beer Barons of Milwaukee Festival
Beer Barons of Milwaukee to hold their anual World of Beer Festival Saturday, June 6, 2009
1:00 – 5:00 pm at the Schwabenhof Pavilion (Indoor/Outdoor Facility) , W14750 Silver Spring Drive, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin!
$30 advance purchase includes a commemorative glass ($35 after May 25).
$40 VIP Tickets include more special and limited release beers. This is where many (but not all) of the Belgians, barrel aged, and limited release beers will be. Not for everybody, so there’s more for us!
- Taste distinctive beers from around the world. An opportunity to taste over 100 different beers hand picked by the beer geeks from the Beer Barons of Milwaukee – not just the flavor of the day from the breweries or distributors.
- Presentations on beer, tasting, brewing, and history by professionals in the beer and brewing industry. This year we’ll have Randy Mosher talking about Beer Tasting and answering your questions about brewing radically!
- Homebrewing discussion and samples of homebrewed beer provided by The Beer Barons of Milwaukee and other regional clubs. The Beer Barons is one of the largest homebrewing and beer clubs in Wisconsin with over 150 members.
- Live homebrewing demos for every level of homebrewer and Homebrewing Q&A with members of the Beer Barons including Beer Judge Certification Program judges.
- Live music by Marie Martens and the Mississippi Overdrive and back by popular demand The Squeezettes.
- Food will be available for purchase during the event.
The Schwabenhof is a large sheltered all-weather pavilion – held up great and nice and dry during the flooding and tornados of 2008.
It has a shaded outdoor seating area, great food service with picnic tables, and space to do live brewing demos!
See photos of the Schwabenhof
Tickets go on sale March 1. They are available directly through the Beer Barons via this web site, mail order, or at our regular club meetings (see footer). They will also be available through select outlets. More information
As I’m sure you noticed above, we have changes in our tickets this year – With a general admission ticket all “regular” beers are unlimited as in the past. Last year we tried tear-off ticket stubs for the very high end and limited release beers, and it lead to confusion. This year we’re moving to a VIP ticket system with the high end and limited release beers in a separate area. The number of rare and limited beers will be based on ticket sales so that we have enough to fulfill the VIP tickets. We’re currently anticipating having at least 15 available. You can upgrade to VIP tickets at the event but we’ll only sell as many as we have beer for. The idea behind the tickets is that it allows us to have some beers that were previously out of reach based on cost. We realize these beers aren’t for everyone and to make things easy we set them aside in their own area.