Get ready to whet your whistle with an array of Sprecher beers at a variety of venues today. Whether it’s a tap takeover, trivia fun, samplings or a chances to earn cool brewery stuff, we’ve got it all going on starting at 6pm tonight. Cheers!

• 6-8pm, Libby Montana’s, 5616 W. Donges Bay Rd, Mequon: Sprecher Beer Sampling and giveaways.
• 6-8pm, Pourman’s, 1127 N. Water St, Milwaukee: Sprecher Tap Takeover.
• 6-8pm, Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee: Sprecher Beer Tasting Party.
• 6-8pm, Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View: Local Love – Sprecher Tap Takeover, sampling, brewery giveaways.
• 8:30-10:30, Taylor & Dun’s, 10365 N. Cedarburg Rd: Trivia Night featuring Sprecher Beer Samples.
• 9-11pm, Impala Cocktail Lounge, 701 E. Center St., Milwaukee: Local Love – Sprecher Sampling.

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Sprecher Brewing Company celebrates Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Week 2013 with numerous samplings, tap takeovers, trivia contests, prize giveaways and more throughout the metro area. All events are free and open to the public.

This is a great opportunity to sample a wide range of award-winning Sprecher beers as well as visit some cool places throughout the city and a little beyond. Most events happen in the evening with one exception. WKLH’s Dave and Carol will host a live broadcast from Sprecher’s beer garden on Friday, April 19, 6am-10am. Stop in for some on-air fun, good eats (e.g., Black Bavarian Burritos) provided by North Star Restaurant and catering.

Sunday, April 14
• 2-4pm Sneesby’s Denoon Saloon, W198 S10857 Racine Ave., Muskego: Sample a variety of Sprecher Beers and Sprecher Hard Root Beer.
• 3-5pm, The Standard, 1751 Franklin Pl, Milwaukee: Sprecher Sampling featuring Abbey Triple.

Monday, April 15
• 7-9pm, Maxwells,W63 N699 Cedarburg: Buy 1 Get 1 Burger, $8 pitchers of Sprecher beer. Free sampling of Sprecher Hard Root Beer and a variety of Sprecher beers.

Tuesday, April 16
• 6-8pm, Sobelman’s, 1900 W. St. Paul, Milwaukee: Sprecher night with lots of samples.
• 6-9pm, World of Beer, 1300 E. Brady St., Milwaukee: Sample Sprecher Bourbon Barrel Aged Beers and a variety of others. Beer trivia, prizes, brewery giveaways.
• 8-10pm, Hooligan’s, 2017 E. North Ave, Milwaukee: Sprecher Sampling. Beer/Sports trivia. Brewery giveaways.

Wednesday, April 17
• 6-8pm, Libby Montana’s, 5616 W. Donges Bay Rd, Mequon: Sprecher Beer Sampling and giveaways.
• 6-8pm, Pourman’s, 1127 N. Water St, Milwaukee: Sprecher Tap Takeover.
• 6-8pm, Riverwest Public House, 815 E. Locust St., Milwaukee: Sprecher Beer Tasting Party.
• 6-8pm, Tonic Tavern, 2335 S. Kinnickinnic Ave, Bay View: Local Love – Sprecher Tap Takeover, sampling, brewery giveaways.
• 8:30-10:30, Taylor & Dun’s, 10365 N. Cedarburg Rd: Trivia Night featuring Sprecher Beer Samples.
• 9-11pm, Impala Cocktail Lounge, 701 E. Center St., Milwaukee: Local Love – Sprecher Sampling.

Thursday, April 18
• 6-8pm, Three Lions Pub, 4015 N. Oakland Ave., Shorewood: Sports trivia, prizes, brewery gear and Sprecher Beer Sampling.
• 6-8pm, Barley Pop, N116 W16137 Main St., Germantown, Sprecher Beer Sampling.
• 6-9pm, Camelot Golf Course, W192 State Rd., Lomira: Sprecher Beer Sampling, free food, food and beer pairing tips, giveaways
• 7:30-9:30pm, Sir James Pub, 316 N. Franklin St., Port Washington: Sprecher Tap Takeover.

Friday, April 19
• 6-9am, Sprecher Brewery, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale: WKLH – Dave and Carol’s Workforce Tour. Join Dave and Carol as they broadcast live from Sprecher’s beer garden. Enjoy Black Bavarian burritos and other treats from North Star Catering, meet Sprecher’s brewmaster and other members of the Sprecher team.
• 7-8:30pm, Highland House, 12741 N. Port Washington Road, Mequon: Fryday Fish Fry featuring Sprecher Special Amber beer batter, Sprecher beer sampling, Sprecher Hard Root Beer.
• 7-9pm, Bennos, 7413 W. Greenfield Ave., West Allis: Fryday Fish Fry, Sprecher Beer Sampling.

Saturday, April 20
• 4-6pm, Groppis, 1441 E. Russell Ave, Bay View: Sprecher Growler Specials and Sprecher Beer Sampling.
• 8pm-close, Burnhearts, 2599 S. Logan, Bay View: Cocktails featuring Sprecher sodas, Sprecher Hard Root Beer Floats, music, free Sprecher Beer Flavored Kettle Chips.

Maker of award-winning beers and gourmet sodas, Sprecher Brewing Company is Milwaukee’s first brewery since Prohibition. Established in 1985, Sprecher remains a leader in Wisconsin’s craft brewing industry.

In addition to the chain grocery stores listed in previous posts, currently Sprecher Hard Root Beer can be found in Milwaukee and Madison Pick ‘n Save stores. In early April, all Pick ‘n Saves and Copps stores in Wisconsin will have the Hard Root Beer.

The day has arrived! Sprecher Hard Root Beer will be available at the following stores:

Sprecher Hard Root Beer
Cork N Bottle 855 E Johnson St Madison
Fuzzy’s Westside Liquor 531 A St Sun Prairie
Hy-Vee 3801 E Washington Ave Madison
Jenifer St Market 2038 Jenifer St Madison
Kopecky’s Piggly Wiggly 8 North Cty Rd M Evansville
LeCork Wine and Spirits 1204 Bus. Hwy 18/151 Mt Horeb
McFarland Liquor 4716 Farwell St Madison
Metcalf (Hilldale) 726 N Midvale Madison
Metcalf (West) 7455 Mineral Point Rd Madison
Middleton Good Neighbor 3111 Parmenter St Middleton
Mikes Wine Shop 2138 Regent St Madison
Miller & Son’s 210 S Main St Verona
Neil’s Fitchburg 3064 Fish Hatchery Madison
Neil’s Middleton 2415 Allen Blvd Middleton
Neil’s Village Liq (Waunakee) 204-BS Century Ave Waunakee
Party Port 2901 University Ave Madison
Rileys Wines of the World 402 W Gorham Madison
Star Liquor 1209 Williamson St Madison
Steves Liquor -Orchard Pointe 6227 McKee Rd Ste A Madison
Steve’s Liquor Store 3618 University Ave Madison
Steves West 122 Junction Rd Madison
Vic Pierce Wines Liqour 609 N Sherman Madison
Woodman’s #16-East 3817 Milwaukee St Madison
Woodman’s #20-West 725 S Gammon Rd Madison
Woodman’s #31-Sun Prairie 1099 S Grand Ave Sun Prairie

 

 

Just in time for Valentine’s Day — because we love you — Sprecher Hard Root Beer will be back on the shelves and in many bars. Here’s a list of venues, many new, where you can score some of this awesomeness.

  • The Sprecher Gift Shop, 701 W. Glendale Ave., Glendale, WI

    Fr0m the Bottling Line to a Store Near You

  • Discount Liquor (both stores)
  •  Sprecher’s Pub & Restaurant
  • Otto’s
  •  Rays
  •  Woodmans
  •  Consumer Bevervage
  •  Sentry (State, Delafield, Port Washinton)
  •  Muskego Anichs
  •  B+S Timers
  •  Bluemound Liquor
  •  Shopko (Port Washinton)
  •  Mineshaft
  •  Fox + Hounds
  •  Y Not
  •  Maxwells
  •  Highland House
  •  3 Lions
  •  Silver Spring House
  •  Steny’s
  •  Hoolligans
  •  Sendiks
  •  Jeff’s Spirits
  •  Mars Cheese Castle
  •  Avenue Liquor
  •  Kensington Liquor
  •  Piggly Wiggly (Hubertus, Cedarburg, Saukville, Jackson, Slinger)
  •  Oklahoma Liquor
  •  Outpost
  •  Berts
  •  Peka
  •  Water Buffalo
  •  Sobelman’s
  •  Libby Montana
  •  Harley
  •  Barley Pop
  •  Anvil
  •  Anchorage
  •  Silver Spur
  •  Astor Hotel
  •  Buck Bradley’s
  •  Safe House
  •  Motors Inn
  •  Landmark Lanes
  •  Harrys
  •  West Bend Coutry Club
  • The Pfister
  •  Radisson (Glendale)
  •  Karl Ratzsch’s
  •  Brat Stop
  •  Gasthouse
  •  Fox Bay Grill

 

 

Sprecher Hard Root Beer

18th January 2013

Last week we sent out a little news release announcing that Sprecher had finally done it, used our brewing skills to create a Hard Root Beer with bourbon and oak flavors for adults. Yes, for those 21+ because it registers 5%abv. The news release also let it be known that this product is not, repeat NOT, widely available at this point in time. At our distributors’ request, we are test marketing it in a very limited market. In addition to the Sprecher Gif Shop and Sprecher’s Pub, several accounts in the Milwaukee area and Madison will each receive a few cases for their customers. If you get some, please let us know what you think. Have a great weekend!

For those of you who live in the Milwaukee area or Madison, here are the accounts:

Milwaukee Area:

  • Discount Liquors
  • Otto’s
  • Consumer Beverage
  • Ray’s
  • Woodmans
  • Muskego Beer and Liquor
  • Sentry – State St, Delafield, Port Washington
  • Anich’s
  • B&S Liquor
  • Timers
  • Bluemound Liquor
  • Shopko in Port Washington

On Premise:

  • Mineshaft
  • Fox and Hounds
  • Maxwell’s
  • Three Lions Pub
  • Y-Not II
  • Highland House
  • Steny’s
  • Hooligans
  • Silver Spring House

 

In the Madison area you can find Sprecher Hard Root Beer at:

  • Sprecher’s Pub
  • Cork N Bottle 855 E Johnson St Madison
    Fuzzy’s Westside Liquor 531 A St Sun Prairie
    Hy-Vee 3801 E Washington Ave Madison
    Jenifer St Market 2038 Jenifer St Madison
    Kopecky’s Piggly Wiggly 8 North Cty Rd M Evansville
    LeCork Wine and Spirits 1204 Bus. Hwy 18/151 Mt Horeb
    McFarland Liquor 4716 Farwell St Madison
    Metcalf (Hilldale) 726 N Midvale Madison
    Metcalf (West) 7455 Mineral Point Rd Madison
    Middleton Good Neighbor 3111 Parmenter St Middleton
    Mikes Wine Shop 2138 Regent St Madison
    Miller & Son’s 210 S Main St Verona
    Neil’s Fitchburg 3064 Fish Hatchery Madison
    Neil’s Middleton 2415 Allen Blvd Middleton
    Neil’s Village Liq (Waunakee) 204-BS Century Ave Waunakee
    Party Port 2901 University Ave Madison
    Rileys Wines of the World 402 W Gorham Madison
    Star Liquor 1209 Williamson St Madison
    Steves Liquor -Orchard Pointe 6227 McKee Rd Ste A Madison
    Steve’s Liquor Store 3618 University Ave Madison
    Steves West 122 Junction Rd Madison
    Vic Pierce Wines Liqour 609 N Sherman Madison
    Woodman’s #16-East 3817 Milwaukee St Madison
    Woodman’s #20-West 725 S Gammon Rd Madison
    Woodman’s #31-Sun Prairie 1099 S Grand Ave Sun Prairie

Posted by Anne Sprecher
 Do you like wings? Here’s a delicious recipe from Great Lakes Distillery:
Roaring Dan’s Rum & Cola Chicken Wing Glaze -
In a saucepan combine:
1/2 c Roaring Dan’s Rum
1 c Sprecher Puma Kola

3 tbsp Sriracha hot sauce
2 tbsp Wisconsin honey
2 tbsp butter
pinch of salt and dash fresh grated lime zest
- reduce over medium heat to a glaze. Enjoy

Those coming for a brewery tour and tasting Sunday, December 9, 11am-2pm, will get an extra treat. Not only is Santa visiting for Soda with Santa, authors Lucy Saunders and Kevin Revolinski will be here too!

If you know beer lovers, food lovers, Wisconsin lovers and/or adventurers, bring them to Sprecher for a brewery tour and visit with Lucy Saunders, author of The Best of American Beer and Food, and Kevin Revolinski, author of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide. Both authors will sell and sign copies of their books, making them more personal (and perhaps Ebay worthy).

This is a fantastic opportunity to talk with noted cookbook author and beer judge, Lucy Saunders, about her truly delectable cookbook, The Best of American Beer and Food. Neither complicated nor full of hard-to-come-by exotic ingredients, the recipes in this book will leave your friends and family wondering how you became such a skilled chef of deliciousness. Recipes include suggested beer pairings. As an added bonus, Lucy will serve samples of her Black Bavarian Pork Carnitas recipe. BTW: it helps, but you do not have to beer a craft beer lover to enjoy these recipes. (Ask Lucy why the beer is an essential but not dominant ingredient in the recipes.)

Want a book that’s a little more Wisconsin and craft beer-centric? Author Kevin Revolinski (aka The Mad Traveler) will be selling and signing the newly released 2nd edition of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide, a travel guide to all the breweries of Wisconsin. The book includes information on over 90 breweries, and other attractions such as beer-related museums, festivals, tours, fish fries, and more. Special offers inside include free beer!

The Best of Wisconsin Beer

Tours are offered on the hour Noon-4pm. Reservations are required and may be made by calling 414.964.2739. Cost: $5 Adult, $4 Senior, $3 Minors. Tour includes commemorative glass and beer samples (21+), and unlimited soda samples for everyone. If you are coming for Soda with Santa, arrive 45 minutes early to make sure you have time for a photo.  Sprecher is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. For more information, visit www.sprecherbrewery.com.

Hopfuzion = Easy Drinker

09th November 2012

Back in August we got in a non-descript white van and headed to central Wisconsin for the Midwest Hop and Barley Co-Op hop harvest. Due to the drought, several farmers lost up to 2/3 of their crops. Even so, the hops were bountiful enough that we left with 300 pounds of Wisconsin Cascades that we immediately drove back to the brewery and put in the lager tank on top of an already aging batch of Special Amber. That batch aged 6 weeks more with the freshest of fresh hops giving rise to Hopfuzion, one of the best session beers we’ve ever created, a remarkably easy drinking Wisconsin lager with a smooth mouthfeel; fruit notes; dry toast and biscuit matliness in the middle; and a tantalizing hop bitterness on the finish.

Into the Harvester

Fill Hop Vine

Hopfuzion, 300 pounds of wet hopped WI Cascades in 22oz

Easy drinking though it is, or perhaps because it goes down so smoothly, this is not a beer for everyone. If you love massive IPAs, the inkiest of stouts or the smokiest beer available, this is not a beer for you. However, if you’d like a beer that goes well with football, poker nights, pool league, chillin’ with some friends, then we suggest trying Hopfuzion, which has a lot of Wisconsin in every bottle.  Cheers!

Rooty’s New York Adventure

15th October 2012

Rooty had a fun weekend in the Big Apple– New York City– land of bright lights, big dreams, fashion trendsetters, investment bankers and a little bit of Wisconsin.

What kinda dogs you selling, Mister?

My Own Chauffeur

After walking several blocks he tried to trade some Root Beer and Rooty charm for a free Rickshaw ride. That didn’t work so he proceeded to the hot dog cart hoping for a bite of a genuine NYC hot dog. Alas, the vendor wasn’t ready to serve so Rooty wandered across the street to visit with a horse whose pulls a carriage (full of tourists) for a living.  Unable to talk the price down to something Rooty could afford (free), Rooty decided to hang for a bit and keep the horse company.

Could you take me for a ride around Central Park?

My Pal Terry

On Sunday morning  Rooty headed to the celebrated Kettle of Fish (57 Christopher St.) to watch the Packers play the Colts. As many people know, and many Wisconsinites set their alarm clocks for, the Kettle is the place to go for Packer games. Word of warning: all though the news is out, in case you weren’t previously aware, get there early or you’ll never get in.
All the bartenders and waitresses at the Kettle do a great job

My buds: Patrick and Adrienne

at keeping Packer fans happy. They sell Sprecher Special Amber, Black Bavarian and Root Beer; have cheese and sausage to snack on; and you get a Usinger’s brat with your entry ticket.  Including and beyond these goodies, the Kettle during a Packers game is a cultural experience. Another chorus of “I Love My Green Bay Packers,” anyone? Owners of the Kettle, Patrick and Adrienne, have put Wisconsin on the NYC map (in a good way).

Yum! Packer Fan Birthday Cake!

Look What I Found!

Rooty Tames a Fierce Fan

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