Great Northern Beer Festival to showcase breweries
Eagle River’s Great Northern Beer Festival has received confirmations from 30 breweries that will be pouring their products for festival goers June 8 from 2 to 6 p.m. at Hi-Pines Campground.
GNBF President Bill Summers noted that as the craft beer industry continues to grow, more and more beer styles are being offered. “Brewers are becoming more creative and are brewing some incredibly unique and tasty beers, many of which are showcased at festivals like ours,” he said.
Summers added that many of the actual brewers themselves come to Eagle River to pour their beer, allowing beer lovers an opportunity to meet the people behind the scenes and ask questions.
Eagle River’s own Tribute Brewing Company will be one of four new Wisconsin breweries that will be pouring their beers at this year’s event. Other local breweries include Minocqua Brewing Company and Rhinelander Brewing Company. Other breweries from throughout Wisconsin and even companies from Minnesota and Illinois will be at the event.
Advance tickets are $30 and are available at Trig’s Cellar 70s in Eagle River, Minocqua, Rhinelander and Wausau, and at the Eagle River Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center. To purchase online, log on to greatnorthernbeerfestival.com. Tickets will be available at the gate for $35. Designated drivers will be admitted free when accompanying a paid admission.
Many area hotels are offering a free shuttle for their customers.
Proceeds from the event will benefit the Vilas Food Pantry, the Vilas County Humane Society, the Olson Memorial Library Expansion Project, the YMCA of the Northwoods Strong Kids Campaign and the Eagle River Historical Museum.
The Great Northern Beer Festival has been recognized by Road Trips for Beer as “One of the Top 10 Spring Beer Festivals.”