Sprecher Dinner at Triskele’s

We have a lot of great things planned for the upcoming Milwaukee Beer Week, September 14-20.  One of them is a Sprecher Beer Dinner at Triskele’s Restaurant in Walker’s Point.  Opened in 2007, Triskele’s is known for great food served with friendliness in an intimate atmosphere.  The Sprecher Ber dinner will take place September 16th at 6pm.  Five course for only $35, and the menu is both creative and impressive:

Appetizer –     Crabcake w/Grilled Sweet Corn Aioli & Fresh Basil Chiffonade – paired w/Special Amber

Soup –           Curry Cauliflower w/Fried Brussel Sprout Leaves – paired w/Extra Pale Ale

Salad –           Field Greens w/Sweet Green Apple Vinaigrette, Blue Cheese & Spiced Pecans – paired w/Shakparo

Main Course –  Coq a la Biere – Chicken Braised in Pipers Scotch Ale w/Chorizo Bread Pudding, Haricot Verts & Pickled Carrots – paired w/Pipers Scotch Ale

Dessert –        Cream Soda Creme Brulee w/Cherry Cola Chocolate Truffle & Fresh Mint – paired w/Black Bavarian

Chef JoLinda Klopp’s  Bio

Having been tantalized by the food she was serving after 10 years of “front of house” experience, Chef JoLinda Klopp decided to turn to the kitchen and prepare it herself.  Starting in 1998, JoLinda worked as a line cook for 2 years at Hotel Metro, which led her to a Sous Chef position at Bartolotta Catering.  In 2003 an Executive Chef position brought her to River Lane Inn; a top seafood restaurant in Milwaukee.  In Oct. ’07, she opened her own restaurant called “Triskele’s”, which has since been recognized as one of the “Top New Restaurants” of 2008 by Milwaukee Magazine.

You can make your reservation by calling Triskele’s directly, (414) 837-5950.  Website: www.triskelesrestaurant.com.

Our Milwaukee

Last night I went to a networking meeting for Our Milwaukee, a group of locally-owned businesses that support “buying local” whenever possible.  Milwaukee has a fascinating group of local businesses, including Alterra and Stone Creek Coffee, Rishi Tea, Gearge Watts China and Gifts, Beans & Barley, Outpost,  Sprecher and Lakefront breweries, Stan’s Bootery and many more that are listed at:  www.ourmilwaukee.net.   The hit last night was a fabulous presentation of beautiful and tasty gourmet chocolates from Indulgence Chocolatiers owned by Julie Waterman (www.indulgencechocalatiers.com).  Visit the website and you’ll have a feast for the eyes.

If you have a locally owned business or know someone in Milwaukee who does, visit the Our Milwaukee site, www.ourmilwaukee.net, to learn more about this great group of locally owned entrepreneurial businesses.



p.s. Randy and I will be sampling Sprecher beers in Chicago this evening and tomorrow afternoon.  Visit us at Sam’s on Macey (Sat. 1-4), Armonetti’s on N. Western St (Sat 1-4), Warehouse Liquors (5-8 tonight), and Printers Row (5-8 tonight).

Jason Wilde Rocks!

Jason Wilde was the kick-off speaker for Sprecher’s 2nd annual pre-season football and craft beer mini-camp, and he rocked.  Those attending were treated to a brewery tour by Randy Sprecher, and then an hour and a half person to person discussion with Jason, who spoke about the state of the team, flip flop Farve, Ted Thompson, and many other subjects.  Gracious and well informed, Jason was a star, as was his lovely and expectant wife, Paula.

Everyone found the evening to be beyond expectations.  Three sessions remain.  Next week it’s Bill Carollo, former  NFL ref (#63), and current head of the Big Ten officials.  If you want to know what officiating’s all about, come to Sprecher next Wednesday at 6pm. Visit www.sprecherbrewery.com to pre-register.

Football and Sprecher Beer Mini-Camp Starts Tomorrow!

Jason Wilde kicks of the 2nd annual Football and Sprecher Beer mini-camp tomorrow evening at 6:00pm.  If anyone has the inside scoop, it’s Packers beat reporter and WKLH personality, Jason Wilde.  Cost: $15.  A portion of the proceeds goes to Milwaukee Achiever Literacy Services.

Other Speakers: NFL and Big Ten Referee Bill Carollo (8/26), TBA (9/2), and Grilling expert Lucy Saunders (9/9).

Mini-Camp takes place at Sprecher Brewing Company, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI.

Learn more and pre-register at: www.sprecherbrewery.com.

Back from the Fair

Fun! Fun! Fun at the Fair yesterday.  It was officially Sprecher Day.  So what happened?  Twenty-five people grilled their best recipe; amid stiff competition, the top three really deserved their awards.  And the grand prize winner – a filet with duxelle sauce – well, it is a winner.  Stay tuned, we’ll have the recipes on the website very soon.

Kids loved the games, the partner business coupons on our wall of coupons disappeared quickly (don’t worry; they’ll reappear on our website), many people had their photo taken with Rooty or the Sprecher Race Car, and the weather was great so the mood was right for perhaps the most popular event on the Central Mall — the Sheboygan brat eating contest.   Crowds cheered as 15 people tried to outdo each other.  Our winner ate a total of 8 brats, or 2lbs worth!  Only in Wisconsin?  I wonder.  This guy could go on to become a national champion.


Sprecher and State Fair

August 10th is Sprecher Day & WKLH at State Fair!  Meet folks from Sprecher, WKLH.  Rooty, Race Car Driver Lyle Nowak and many more will be on hand during the fun and games on the Central Mall.  Kids will have a blast!  Brewing demonstration by the Wisconsin Brewers Guild.  Visit the Wall of Coupons,  watch as the Grilling with Beer contestants cook their best recipes, and put your name in for the Sheboygan Brat Eating Contest.  The winner gets his/her name on a keg trophy.  Visit www.sprecherbrewery.com for more details, admission discount coupons and more.