Kohler Festival of Beer

The annual Kohler Festival of Beer celebrates one of Wisconsin’s top industries with the country’s premiere craft brewers and beer fans from around the nation. The Village of Kohler comes alive with music, food pairing events, cooking demonstrations, and flowing taps that highlight the weekend.

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Friday, May 29

Lobster Boil

5:30-9pm - The Wisconsin Room
The Wisconsin Room takes the time-honored fish fry tradition up a notch with its Seafood Buffet. A special pairing menu offers the perfect opportunity to explore two Wisconsin favorites: beer and fish.
$55 per person
Call for reservations.

Kohler Beer Run Race Registration and Packet Pick Up

6-8pm - The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Pick up your race registration and packet.

Beer Dinner

7-9pm - The Immigrant Restaurant
Chef Matt Bauer brings the craft of fine beer and fine food together during a special four-course meal at The Immigrant Restaurant.
$123 per person

Hops at the Shops

8-10:30pm - Lakeside Patio at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Watch the sun go down as the tunes crank up. An outdoor concert meets pub crawl with three distinct locations and great craft brews.
$42 per person

Saturday, May 30

Beer and Bloodies Tasting Event

9-10am - Beer Garden
Waiting for that crazy runner to come to the finish line? Want to get a head start on the day? Visit the build-your-own Bloody Mary bar at the Goose Island Beer Garden.
À la carte pricing

3rd Annual Kohler Beer Run

9am start time - Start and finish lines at The Shops at Woodlake
This is a 5K fun run/walk featuring three beer stops along the route. Prizes will be given out for best costumes, most enthusiastic and more. Race registration includes event t-shirt, goodie bag and runner’s discount at the beer garden. Chip timing will be available.
$39.40 early bird registration, $49.40 per person regular and same-day race registration
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Beer Garden

10am-8pm - Baker Plaza at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Beer and brats served all day long. Special music from beer run conclusion until 1pm.
À la carte pricing

Beer & Chocolate Pairing

1-2pm - Craverie Chocolatier Café
Discover a match made in heaven as Chocolatier Anette Righi-DeFendi pairs KOHLER Original Recipe Chocolates with tasty brews.
$26 per person

Shorts & Chefs

2-4pm - Lakeside Patio at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
Put on your shorts and enjoy live entertainment, fantastic fare and unique brews at the 6th-Annual Shorts & Chefs event. Some of the best local and regional chefs will kick off the summer by firing up grills and creating their favorite dishes. Collaborating with the chefs, brewery representatives will serve complementary beers.
$45 per person

Home Brew Competition

5-7pm - Lakeside Patio at The Shops at Woodlake Kohler
The next great craft brew just might be featured at this event as local home-brewing enthusiasts show off their best. Sample the entries while the judges pick the top brew.
$28 per person
Home Brew Entry Form

VIP (Very Important Pours) Beers and Cheese

7-8pm - Kohler Design Center
This special tasting is designed for those who truly love beer. Join this early access tasting for a chance to sample some high-end and limited-availability brews.
$24 per person

Cheers to Beers

8-10pm - Kohler Design Center
Taste a variety of beers served by breweries from across the country along with cuisine samplings from the Kitchens of Kohler. Then, vote for your favorite beer. You’ll receive a commemorative beer glass with the Kohler Festival of Beer logo just for attending.
$75 per person

Sunday, May 31

Beer Lovers Brunch

9am-2pm - The Wisconsin Room
Finish your weekend right with a hot breakfast buffet featuring all of your traditional favorites and a delicious sampling of brews.
$36 per person
Call for reservations.

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Event Sponsors

Thank you to all of our sponsors who helped make this year’s Kohler Festival of Beer a success. Goose IslandLeinenkugel’sNorthern Brewers, and Lakeside Pepsi.

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