Beers, like revenge, pizza, and tennis matches against penguins, are best served cold. Raise a glass to icy refreshment with today's Groupon: for $65, you get two tickets to the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival on Saturday, June 18, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale, a one-year membership to the Wisconsin Brewer's Guild (WIBL), and a subscription to Draft Magazine (a $129.99 value).
The Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival ferments a tasty mix of food tastings, more than 100 craft beers, and envoys from 30 local breweries into an afternoon libation celebration. Craft brewers such as Milwaukee Alehouse, New Glarus Brewing Co., and Titletown Brewing Co. show off their sudsy wares for passersby threading throughthe bustling tents dotted throughout the Bayshore Town Center. Festivalgoers rub elbows with master brewers and chefs, imbibe new ales or old favorites, sample 20 different food and beer pairings, and try to guess which stein once belonged to John Quincy Adams. Membership to WIBL unlocks pilsner-powered discounts and VIP privileges, including brewery merchandise and admission to WIBL-sponsored events. A quarterly newsletter augments membership, detailing changing selections and discounts at pubs.
Along with the tickets and membership, Grouponers receive a yearlong subscription to Draft Magazine. The magazine sheds light on malted mysteries with beer reviews and tips for brewing beers using nothing but water and a box of Count Chocula. Tasty spots and beer-soaked pubs also grace the glossy pages, helping thirsty travelers find a place to rest their feet and mugs for a night.