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Special Events

See the main club calendar for dates of our events. Calendar


Food & Froth

Milwaukee Public Museum's Annual Food & Froth. We have a homebrewing display and serve homebrew each year. Club members contact Jeff Kane through the listserv if you're interested in serving your beer.

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Mid*Winter Beer Fest and Homebrew Competition

Milwaukee Ale House runs this MACC fund raiser and the Barons run the competition which is in the Midwest Homebrewer of the Year Circuit. Club members contact Mike Schwartz through the listserv if you're interested in serving your beer at the festival. This is always the Sunday after Food & Froth.

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Real Ale Festival - Chicago

This was a truly great festival. Unfortunately it's gone for good as Ray Daniels has finally given up and sold the equipment. This festival ended because they could no longer get a venue with a liquor license at an affordable price. Shame on the City of Chicago. That's a major part of the reason our World of Beer Festival is no longer in Milwaukee.

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Blessing of the Bock

This was originated by Lakefront Brewery. Now that John Zutz has retired the Milwaukee Beer Festival Jim Klisch and Jeff Platt continue the tradition. Now held in Bay View at the Bay View Brew Haus. Back to the original concept of just bock beer!

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Milwaukee Beer Festival (formerly incorporating the Blessing of the Bock)

Cancelled - John Zutz has thrown in the towel on this long standing festival. Changes in the industry and factors in his personal life combined to put an end to this fun festival that will be missed.


Wisconsin Microbrewers festival

This annual festival in Chilton Wisconsin. We have a club bus trip to this event.

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State Fair Homebrew Competition

The Beer Barons of Milwaukee are no longer involved with the Wisconsin State Fair Homebrew Competition (regardless of what the State Fair's website may say).

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Beer Barons' World of Beer Festival

The Beer Barons' World of Beer festival is the first Saturday in June. Club members contact the Kanes if you're interested in volunteering for the day. This is "By Beer Nuts - for Beer Nuts" as we pick the beers we'd personally like to try if we were attending.


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Great taste of the Midwest

Another favorite of the club, held in Madison by The Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild. We have a club bus trip to this event. If you don't know what this is you don't need to know.

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Beer Barons' Summer Picnic

The Beer Barons' summer picnic is usually in the Root River Parkway near 92nd Street & College Ave. Great time, great beer and great food. The Barons Only homebrew competition for the Jerry Hetzel Memorial Paddle.

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Great Lakes Brew Fest/Schooner Homebrewing Championship

At Lake Festival Park in Racine

It is very homebrew friendly. Last year the Schooner Homebrewing Championship had over 500 entries. It is judged the morning of the fest and medals handed out along with samples at the fest. Rock Bottom in Milwaukee brews the BOS and we save a keg for this event.

The homebrew portion of the fest is a crowd favorite and even receiving accolades in Beer Advocate. Clubs from Oshkosh, Milwaukee, Kenosha , Racine, two from Northern Illinois, Minnesota Homebrewers Association, Bay de Noc Brewers (UP of Mich) and Brewers on the Lake (Holland MI) served beer last year.

But there is still room for more. The participating clubs need to bring at least 10 gallons of beer and then will receive 4 workers passes to serve (yes they let you drink + you get in early). Just bring beer, serving device. pop up tent if you have one, and GLBF provides bar, ice ...


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Holiday/Christmas Party

Our annual party with great beer, lots of food, and many great raffle and door prizes, most of which are donated by the people we know and love (area homebrew stores and others).



Past Events

Past Speakers

2003 Events