48°

Lake Country Weather

  • Log-in Edit profile
  • Register Logout

Advertisement

Make plans for a good cause next weekend

Proceeds from Rotary BrewFest go to local charities

Jan. 30, 2013

City of Oconomowoc - The Oconomowoc Rotary Club is busy brewing up some fun. Its seventh annual BrewFest will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9, at Olympia Resort.

Some 400 people are expected to attend which has attracted 24 vendors to sign on to bring a wide variety of beverages for participants to sample.

"Although we call it BrewFest we really should call it fermentation fest, because in addition to some of the most delicious beers from the Midwest you will also find a large variety of wines from the west coast, Europe and South America," explained organizer Mike Herro.

"That's not all. We will also feature a variety of locally produced vodkas and some taste surprises. You just got to show up to taste them," he added.

 The $40 ticket also includes hours de oeuvres, a choice of two meal stations that will be provided from 6 to 8 p.m., offering an "American Station" with hamburgers, brats, condiments and potato salad or a "Taste of Italy" station that features a chef's choice of pastas with marinara sauce, Alfredo sauce, grilled chicken, Italian sausage and breadsticks. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with the chocolate fountain dessert station and a snack station.

Enjoy your fill of food and spend the evening drinking beer, wine, vodka and soda with a clear conscience, knowing that money raised from the event will go to help worthy causes.

In addition to providing an evening of fun, BrewFest also helps Rotary to make inroads on its charitable endeavors.

Half of the proceeds from the event will benefit local causes, while the balance will go to the organization's international effort to eradicate polio.

"Festivals like this one give everyone the opportunity to educate their palate to determine what style of beer or wine they truly enjoy expeditiously and more importantly have some fun and knowledge along the way," Herro said.

"The local brewpubs will be well represented showing off their finest beers and you will get a chance to meet the brew masters and discuss the finer aspects of brewing," he added.

 Herro said that the event will again offer a program that will provide transportation home if needed.

 "We will again have the safe ride home program in place to keep our roads and our patrons safe," Herro said.

Tickets are $40 and can be purchased by visiting the Rotary's website, http://www.oconomowocrotary.org/.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Special Sections

See all special sections

 

2014-15 "Destination Oconomowoc" special section:

 

Weekend Happenings

Featured this week:  

Junk in the Trunk Group Rummage Sale: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 25, St. Jerome Catholic Church, 995 Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc. Over 30 families selling new and used items. Fundraiser for the eighth grade Washington D.C. trip this spring. www.stjerome.org/index.php.
Petlicious Annual Halloween Costume Contest: 12-2 p.m. Oct. 26, Petlicious Dog Bakery & Pet Spa, 2217 Silvernail Road, Waukesha. For Elmbrook Humane Society. Judging for best pet/owner theme, best pet costumes also dog food demonstrations, treats for dogs and humans, doggy ice cream, raffles, rescue groups and vendors. $5 donation (262) 548-0923.
Kinder Oktoberfest: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 25, Fowler Lake Park, N Oakwood Ave, Oconomowoc. Event is a celebration of German culture and cuisine and includes live music, games, and German treats such as brats, sausages, pretzels.
International Food Festival/Dinner: 4:30-7 p.m. Oct. 25, North Prairie United Methodist Church, 107 N. Main St., North Prairie. Sample seven ethnic foods. Dinner includes pie and beverage German potato salad and red cabbage, pasta shells, Greek salad, curry chicken, Swedish meatballs, pasties and pollo guisado. $10 adults, $9 seniors.

Updates to this calendar are made weekly Monday afternoon. 

 

All weekend happenings.