Top of the Hops Beer Fest Presented by Festival Foods Saturday, October 6, 2012, 5pm Shopko Hall – Green Bay Tickets on sale now
Green Bay, WI – Red Mountain Entertainment and PMI Entertainment Group are proud to announce the Inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Festival presented by Festival Foods on Saturday, October 6 at Shopko Hall.
Top of the Hops Beer Fest – Green Bay will showcase the growing popularity of craft beers from around the world in a relaxed and friendly environment. Patrons will receive a commemorative sampling mug and have access to unlimited two-ounce samples of more than 100 world-class craft beers in three beer gardens.
The festival will also feature a Brew University Education Area where patrons will enjoy beer seminars such as Food Pairings, Beer 101 and How to Brew Beer. A special Cask Beer Garden will feature an array of different casks from local and regional breweries. Cask-conditioned beer is unfiltered and unpasteurized and is served from the cask without any additional nitrogen or carbon dioxide pressure. There will also be a special import garden where patrons will be able to sample an array of the great imports of the world.
“Festival Foods is proud & excited to be the presenting sponsor of this world-class beer festival,” said Festival Foods President & CEO Mark Skogen. “Festival Foods has greatly expanded its craft beer offerings as the Wisconsin and national craft beer movement has grown. Because of this, it is only fitting that we play a role in introducing the Green Bay area to an event of this size and variety!"
Come enjoy the Inaugural Top of the Hops Beer Fest with live music, including Bazooka Joe, at the Bananas Entertainment Stage, food and fun games. The Marq VIP ticket will gain patrons access to the festival one hour early to take advantage of a more exclusive beer tasting experience. The VIP ticket allows entry into the private VIP Area with complimentary food and an exclusive beer selection not available to the general public.
General admission tickets to the Top of the Hops Beer Festival are $35. VIP tickets are $75. General admission Designated Driver tickets are available for $15 and VIP Designated Driver ticket are $25 for those patrons who will not be sampling beer. Tickets are on sale now at all Oneida Casino Ticket Star outlets, including the Resch Center box office, online at www.ticketstaronline.com and by phone at 494.3401 or toll free 800.895.0071.
Two Green Bay brewers, Titletown Brewing Company and Hinterland Brewery, are collaborating to make a special beer just for the Tops of the Hops Beer Fest. The beer will be brewed at both locations and can be tasted at the event.
Be on the lookout for Samuel Adams Stein Hoisting competitions throughout the state starting in August. There will be more than 175 competitions held in Madison, Eau Claire, Milwaukee and Green Bay. The Stein Hoisting finalists will be invited to compete at the Top of the Hops Festival in Green Bay in the Sam Adams World for the can’t-miss Championship. The Champions crowned in Green Bay in both the women’s and men’s division will win an all-expense paid trip to Boston.
Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Green Bay is sponsored by Festival Foods, The Marq, Bananas Entertainment, Abita Beer, Shock Top, Samuel Adams, Goose Island and Mike’s Hard Lemonade.
For those who do not want to miss the Wisconsin Badgers vs. the Illinois Fighting Illini football game, there will be a lounge designated for watching the game. Wear your jersey, show your Badger pride, and drink some great craft beer at the same time!
**Top of the Hops Beer Festival – Green Bay believes in responsible drinking and does not promote mass consumption. Local taxi cab companies will be made aware of the event in advance, and taxi service phone numbers will be listed prominently in the festival guide.