Sprecher Brewing Company–Milwaukee’s original craft brewery — celebrates American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) May 13th – 19th, with a host of special events. Spearheaded by the Brewers Association, ACBW is, “about uniting for a common cause: support and celebration of our nation’s small and independent brewers and the millions of beer lovers who have helped evolve an industry and put the U.S. on the brewing map,” said Julia Herz, publisher of CraftBeer.com and craft beer program director at the Brewers Association.

Toasting its brethren craft brewers and most especially its customers, Sprecher Brewery will offer “Cheers to American Craft Beers” –  a week full of on-site specials, giveaways, trivia contests and more.

At Sprecher Brewery:

May 13th – 17th (Monday – Friday)

  • Brewery tours offered:
    • 5/13, Monday and 5/14, Tuesday at 3pm and 4pm.
    • 5/15, Wednesday at 4pm.
    • 5/16, Thursday at 3pm and 4pm.
    • 5/17 Friday at 1pm, 2pm, 3pm and 3:30pm.
  • Free Brewery Tours
    • 5/13: Thanks for Your Support! FREE TOUR for anyone wearing craft beer gear. Enter to win a craft beer cookbook.
    • 5/14: Service Industry Workers, You Rock! FREE TOUR for anyone in the service industry (must present pay stub as proof). Enter to win a 4 pack of Sprecher Hard Root Beer.
    • 5/15: Salute to Our Military! FREE TOUR and PINT GLASS for all US military with valid ID. Enter to win a stainless steel growler filled with beer of your choice.

o   5/16: Bring the Girls out for a Craft Beer! FREE TOUR for all women. Enter to win your choice of a Sprecher t-shirt or a craft beer cookbook.

·         At 5pm, the first annual Toast from Coast to Coast takes place. Pause for the cause; raise a glass of your favorite American craft beer in a toast to innovation, great flavor and fellowship. 

·         From 6-9pm, The Stein Club will host its 16th annual Car Show in Sprecher’s west parking lot. A mere $5 gets you admission and four (4) tickets good for Sprecher beer or soda.

    • 5/17: Show Your Brew Crew Love! FREE TOUR for anyone wearing Milwaukee Brewers gear.  Enter to win a Sprecher t-shirt.

Brewery Tours Cont’d

May 18th and 19th:

Beer trivia contests during brewery tours. Fun questions; great prizes!

All Week on the Tour:

Mystery Beer on Tap. Guess the mystery beer and win a Sprecher Pint Glass

Guest Tap Beer: Fox Valley Brewing’s BLÜ (Blueberry Ale), a golden ale mixed with blueberry juice concentrate and natural extract.  The result is a light fruity ale with an enticing aroma and flavor of fresh blueberries.  Slightly sweet and highly drinkable, pours with a slight bluish stained color and dense white head.  Sprecher’s Abbey Triple, a Belgian style triple, will be the guest tap at Fox Valley Brewing.

Free Brewery Tour: The 10th person to check in on each tour during ACBW will get a FREE brewery tour.

In the Gift Shop:

15% Case Discount on a featured Sprecher or Chameleon beer.  

Sign the Craft Beer Manifesto: Join craft beer fans from across the country who, by signing the American Craft Beer Week Manifesto, pledge their support to craft beer and their love for the artisans who approach their craft with originality, dedication and passion.

The Declaration of Beer Independence is an integral part of ACBW. It has been signed by tens of thousands of passionate beer lovers, hung on the walls of brewery tap rooms across the country, and carried through the halls of Congress.

On Social Media:                 

Sprecher will host several contests on twitter and facebook during ABW.  Prizes include coupons for Tapas and Beer ($30 value), Premium Reserve Tastings ($15 value), a stainless steel growler ($32 value), and more.

Foursquare Growler Discount: Check in at the Sprecher Gift Shop with Foursquare and get $2.00 off growler fills. Fresh craft beer for less…Awesome.

Those interested in learning about all the events Sprecher has planned for ACBW should visit the website, www.sprecherbrewery.com; the Sprecher blog, blog.sprecherbrewery.com; www.facebook.com/sprecherbrewing; and @sprecherbrewery for the latest updates.

Also, this year Untappd, the mobile-based social network that connects breweries with craft beer lovers, will allow 2013 ACBW participants to earn a special badge for enjoying craft beer during the week.

Sprecher Brewing Company is located at 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI. For tour and event reservations, contact the Sprecher Gift Shop: 414.964.2739.

For more information about Sprecher Brewing Company and American Craft Beer Week, contact Anne Sprecher at 414.698.8287, or asprecher@sprecherbrewery.com.

Thursday night is sometimes a better night to go out than Friday or Saturday. Places are less crowded and let’s face it, this is when the cool people hang. Keeping this in mind we have a few events planned tonight, including tastings, giveaways and a tap takeover. So if you’re in Shorewood, Germantown, Lomira or Port Washington, stop in and enjoy.

• 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.

 

 

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.

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.

Open wide and say yum! One of our facebook friends posted that he was about to make his favorite birthday cake, Sprecher Black Bavarian Dark Chocolate Cake, using a recipe created by his wife. We hope you’ll try it and let us know what you think.

Happy Birthday and thank you Eric Friedrich for sharing this recipe; thank you Dahlia Fredrich for creating this yumderful cake and icing.

SPRECHER BLACK BAVARIAN DARK CHOCOLATE CAKE

 Ingredients:

2 CUPS SUGAR

1 3/4 CUPS ALL PURPOSE FLOUR

3/4 CUP HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK COCOA

1 1/2 TSP BAKING POWDER

1 1/2 TSP BAKING SODA

1 TSP SALT

2 EGGS

1 CUP WHOLE MILK

1/2 CUP VEGETABLE OIL

2 TSP VANILLA EXTRACT

1 CUP SPRECHER BLACK BAVARIAN BEER

 Cooking Instructions:

1. HEAT OVEN TO 350 DEGREES. GREASE/ FLOUR 13X9 INCH PAN.

2. STIR TOGETHER THE SUGAR, FLOUR, COCOA, BAKING POWDER, BAKING SODA AND SALT

    IN MIXING BOWL.  ADD EGGS, MILK, OIL, AND VANILLA.  BEAT ON MEDIUM SPEED 2 MINUTES.

    TAKE ONE CUP OF BLACK BAVARIAN BEER AND BOIL IN SMALL POT.  STIR INTO CAKE MIX.

    POUR BATTER INTO PAN.

3. BAKE 35-40 MINUTES

4. AFTER CAKE HAS COOLED, BRUSH 1/4 CUP OF BLACK BAVARIAN BEER ON TOP OF CAKE

 

 SPRECHER BLACK BAVARIAN DARK CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING

Ingredients

 1 CUP SOLID WHITE VEGETABLE SHORTENING

1 TSP VANILLA

1/2 CUP BLACK BAVARIAN BEER

16 OZ. CONFECTIONER’S SUGAR (4-5 CUPS)

1 TBSP WILTON MERINGUE POWDER

PINCH OF SALT

3/4 CUP HERSHEY’S SPECIAL DARK COCOA

Instructions:

 1. CREAM SHORTENING, FLAVOR AND BEER.

2. ADD DRY INGREDIENTS AND MIX ON MEDIUM SPEED UNTIL ALL INGREDIENTS HAVE BEEN

    THOROUGHLY MIXED TOGETHER.  BLEND AN ADDITIONAL MINUTE OR SO UNTIL CREAMY

 

 

 

Sprecher Brewings & Doings

07th October 2009

Happy, happy, happy!  Sprecher now has a facebook page.  Become a fan, it’s easy.  Just sign up on our website:  www.sprecherbrewery.com.

No doubt about it, fall is here.   I think the weatherman’s having a hard time admitting it.  Today’s predicted high: 64F.  Not even close.  Glad it’s sunny out.  Another consolation, the trees are turning.

Have you ever noticed when the weather turns cold people get very interested in gastronomy?  For all your gourmets and gourmands, there are plenty of delicious events on the immediate horizon in Milwaukee.

This Saturday, October 10, stop by the Beer Appreciation Panel at Wisconsin Wine and Dine (Midwest Express Center) featuring Lucy Saunders, author, Grilling with Beer; Adrienne Pierluissi, Sugar Maple; and Anne Sprecher.  Sample and stimulating discussion, 12:45pm-1:30pm, at the Libations stage.  The whole event should be really fun.  Great chefs, demos, beer and wine samples all day Saturday and Sunday.  Visit http://www.jsonline.com/general/47060672.html to learn more and purchase tickets.

Monday night is not usually date night, but you might want to make an exception this Monday, October 12th, and head over to Dream Dance Steak restaurant at the Potawatomi Bingo Casino.  Chef Jason Gorman is pulling out all the stops — a 5-course Sprecher Beer Dinner featuring his signature award-winning New Wisconsin Cuisine paired with 5 special Sprecher beers. (See menu at: www.sprecherbrewery.com) Randy Sprecher will be on hand to discuss the beers and pairings.  Only $60 plus gratuity.   Contact Dream Dance Steak to make your reservation, 414.847.7883.

Cheers!

The 2009 U. S. Beer Open Championship results are in and Sprecher won 5 gold medals (Winter Brew, Oktoberfest, Black Bavarian, Mai Bock and Generation Porter), 2 Silver (Pipers Scotch Ale, Sprecher Light), 1 Bronze (Abbey Triple), and #2 Top Ten Brewing Company.  Check it out at: usopenbeer.com.

Sprecher Brewings and Doings

28th November 2008

Happy Holiday Season to All!  Turkey day went well, although my turkey was done 30 minutes ahead of schedule.  Consequently, the dinner became another occasion when we realized that the food didn’t matter all that much.  We enjoyed some great beer though.  Recent batches of Black Bavarian have been excellent.  Randy declared his particular bottle worthy of an international gold medal.   We paired Black with a fabulous WI blue cheese, but I’m not sure of the name.  It also pairs well with Hooks Blue, another WI artisanal cheese.  Myself, I had Pipers Scotch Ale, which I think is a wonderful beer especially in the fall.

Another of my favorites — Dopple Bock.  Not too sweet, but with nice caramel malts.  A bit of burnt sugar taste intermingled with the soft roasted caramel flavors.  Tons of flavor and aromatics, especially if it’s not served too cold.  Tonight at the Mine Shaft restaurant in Hartford, WI, 22 N. Main St., Randy will tap a keg of Dopple Bock.  I’m not sure what time, exactly (6 or 7pm).  Join us for the fun.