Kohler Co. Announces the 2014 Kohler Festival of Beer Grilling Weekend and Promises Fun & Froth

Destination Kohler hosts a distinctive food pairing and beer-themed weekend with new events

Online PR News – 04-June-2014 – Kohler, WI – Destination Kohler fires up the grill for a thrilling weekend of frothy happenings at the Kohler Festival of Beer Grilling Weekend on June 27-29. The country’s top craft breweries, regional chefs, culinary enthusiasts and beer fanatics converge for a three-day celebration of the art of grilling and brewing at the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond American Club in the Village of Kohler, Wis. The series of events and seminars showcase seasonal summer beers expertly paired with delectable grilled cuisine. Kohler Festival of Beer a la carte tickets are now available online at www.KohleratHome.com or by calling 1-888-293-7337.

The beer-centric series is tapped on Friday, June 27 at The Wisconsin Room farm-to-table themed restaurant adorned with gingham for a traditional Lobster Boil. The Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant hosts a four-course Beer Dinner pairing fine foods with craft beer from Milwaukee Brewing Company. Concluding the first evening of the Kohler Festival of Beer Grilling Weekend is the Ultimate Tailgate Party where Miller and Coors go head-to-head in a taste test as festgoers enjoy ballpark-themed food specialties cheering for the Milwaukee Brewers versus the Colorado Rockies on the big screen.

Day two of the Kohler Festival of Beer brews over with new and signature hops happenings on Saturday, June 28 including a first time Bloody Mary Fest. Education sessions abound with intriguing topics such as: Grilling from the Garden with Milwaukee author Lucy Saunders, Beer; – What to drink next? with author Michael Larson; Charcoal vs. Gas Grilling Demonstration; Gluten-Free Beer & Food Pairings Seminar; and a Chocolate & Beer Pairing Event with Chocolatier Anette Righi DeFendi pairing handmade Kohler Original Recipe Chocolates with Founders Brewing Company craft beers.

The weekend features crowd favorites including the Goose Island Beer Garden offering an outdoor pub setting with delicious cuisine and a selection of beers from Goose Island Brewing Co.; Shorts & Chefs with local and regional chefs firing up the grill to create favorite dishes paired with a wide selection of brews; the Home Brew Competition giving local brewers a chance to share their home brews; and Cheers to Beers showcasing beers from across the nation.

Festgoers conclude the Kohler Festival of Beer experience on Sunday, June 29 with one (or two) more brews at the delectable Beer Lovers Brunch Buffet hosted at The Wisconsin Room featuring breakfast favorites complemented by a tasty sampling of brews.

Event, pricing and booking information is available online at www.KohleratHome.com or by calling 888-293-7337. All events and seminars are open to the public and ticketed event pricing starts at $28. Complimentary tastings and events are featured daily throughout the resort during the three-day festival.

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Upcoming Destination Kohler culinary, wine and brew inspired events include:

Five-Star Dine Around
The American Club Resort
June 12, $99
The best way to experience the cuisine of The American Club with an interactive culinary tour of five resort restaurants.

Trusted Earth Farms Buffet Dinner
The Wisconsin Room
June 19, $45
The resort’s farm-to-table inspired restaurant The Wisconsin Room hosts a Trusted Earth Farms Buffet Dinner.

Schramsberg Wine Dinner
The Immigrant Restaurant
June 26, $125
A “sparkling” evening with the premiere producer of sparkling wine in the United States is planned for the Schramsberg Wine Dinner welcoming special guest winemaker Hugh Davies for a five-course pairings of sparkling wine and a specially created menu by The American Club’s Executive Chef Rick Boyer and Banquet Chef Rebecca Tillman.

2nd Annual Beer Run
October 17, 2014
This scenic and thirst-quenching run follows the beautiful trails of River Wildlife offering a beer at every mile and awe-inspiring fall foliage. Participants and guests celebrate at the finish line located at The Shops at Woodlake with live music, a costume contest, awards presentation and beer garden. Additional weekend highlights include a Harvest Beer Dinner on Saturday, October 17 at Whistling Straits and a farm-to-table-inspired Beer Brunch on Sunday, October 18 at The Wisconsin Room.

14th Annual Kohler Food & Wine Experience
October 23-26, 2014
This signature resort event draws thousands of foodies to the quaint Village of Kohler for a weekend full of flavor. Last year’s celebrated culinary experts were Cat Cora, Fabio Viviani‚ Jacques & Claudine Pepin, Tony Mantuano‚ The Beekman Boys‚ Bart Vandaele‚ and America’s Test Kitchen favorites including Christopher Kimball. Event prices start at approximately $15 to $150; however, many events are complimentary. Hotel packages available with exclusive access to signature events and chefs. Chef line-up to be announced Summer 2014.

About Destination Kohler
The American Club, a 2014 Forbes Five-Star Recipient and the Midwest’s only AAA Five-Diamond resort-hotel was named #3 Golf Resort in North America, by Golf Digest Magazine. The hotel is one of only 44 in North America with both the Forbes Five-Star and AAA Five-Diamond distinction. Kohler Waters Spa in Kohler, Wisconsin is the first and only Forbes Five-Star spa in Wisconsin and one of 41 spas worldwide to hold this distinction. The resort features 12 dining establishments from the Forbes Four-Star Immigrant Restaurant to traditional pub fare at Horse & Plow and rustic Italian at Cucina. The resort is located in the Village of Kohler, Wisconsin, one hour north of Milwaukee and two and a half hours north of Chicago.

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