Milwaukee Cocktail Week 2014 – Sept 21st – 27th
Mark your calendars! We’re happy to announce that we’ve picked the official dates for Milwaukee Cocktail Week (MKECW), 2014! In this, our 2nd year, we’ll once again be organizing a great series of cocktail-focused events during the last full week of September, Sunday the 21st – Saturday the 27th.
Like last year, we’ll “kick it off” with our Kickoff Tailgate on Sunday, September 21st. We’ll once again pair excellent Milwaukee chefs with local bartenders and create unique and fun food and drink pairings that guests can sample throughout the event. Tickets will go on sale soon and we’ll have more details at that time.
Also like last year, the heart and soul of MKECW will be our weekday events put together by our venue partners and sponsoring spirit brands. We’re very excited to be helping to organize a large number of cocktail dinners at some of Milwaukee’s top restaurants and pre-and-post-dinner events at some of our cities best cocktail joints. We invite (and indeed encourage) you to attend as many of these fun and often educational events as you desire. There will be something exciting happening every single day of Cocktail Week! As events solidify, we’ll add them to our official schedule.
Our week of celebration will close on Saturday, September 27th with our Cocktail College and Distilled Spirits Festival. Here, you’ll be able to sample the distilled spirits that helped make MKECW possible. Each brand will have a table and be pouring small samples of their brands. You’ll have the chance to speak with many of the distillers or distillery representatives, ask them questions and, with luck, find a few new favorites. In addition to all the sampling, guests will be invited to attend cocktail seminars throughout the event on a variety of topics. By the end of the event, we’re confident you’ll have a few new tricks up your sleeves and a better working knowledge as to how to improve your cocktails at home or at your next cocktail party.
Join us for the 2nd annual MKE Cocktil Week Kickoff Tailgate! This is an exclusive, limited-ticket event in the “Big F’n Tent” at the Horny Goat Hideaway on 1st & Becher. Attendees will enjoy unlimited (within reason) samples of food and cocktail pairing between some of Milwaukee’s favorite chefs and bartenders, all while football game airs in the background on the tents giant TV!
Last year, seven Milwaukee chefs were tasked with preparing their own creative take on “classic tailgate fare.” Then, seven of Brew City’s finest bartenders were paired with a sponsoring spirit brand and asked to concoct a creative recipe to pair with one of the chefs’ dishes. This year, the event will be bigger and better! Purchase your tickets now and reserve your spot at Milwaukee’s most unique and exclusive tailgate party!