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Old Fashioned Fest

Old Fashioned Fest 2019

THURSDAY, OCT. 10, 2019 | VIP: 5-9PM, GA: 6-9PM | THE COOPERAGE
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Join Shepherd Express this fall at The Cooperage for a toast to a Milwaukee classic—the Old Fashioned! You won't want to miss this Whiskey vs. Brandy showdown. Sample both classic and re-imagined Old Fashioneds, vote on your favorite Bulleit whiskey and Copper & Kings brandy version, and we’ll crown winners at the end of the night.

Old FashionedADVANCE TICKETS:

$28 General Admission | 6-9 p.m.
$43 VIP | 5-9 p.m.
(VIP includes UNLIMITED sampling 5-6 p.m. followed by general admission.)

***NEW! Buy 5 tickets, get 1 FREE! (online only)***
Use promo code: SIXFORFIVE (GA) or SIXFORFIVEVIP (VIP) to take advantage of this offer.

AT THE DOOR:

$35 General Admission
$50 VIP

Ticket includes sampling of old fashioned cocktails from local bars and restaurants, food samples, music and more! VIP tickets include an extra hour of UNLIMITED sampling, socializing with vendors, and a muffin tin to hold all of your delicious drinks!

COMPETITORS:

Bar Louie • Bibinger's • Bittercube Bar & Bazaar • Black Sheep MKE • Boone & Crockett • Gary's Old Fashioned Mix • Meyer Brothers Old Fashioned Mix • Oak Barrel Public House • The Original • The Packing House • Station No. 6

... and more TBA!

Do you think your bar or restaurant has what it takes to take the title of Best Old Fashioned home? We're currently recruiting restaurants and bars for this event. Email eventreg@shepex.com for more information!

NEW THIS YEAR!

Join us as JC Cunningham from Lost Whale takes the stage to demonstrate how to make your very own Old Fashioned. He will be breaking down how you can customize your very own Wisconsin Classic, using the right tools and ingredients—right in your own home! Demonstrations will be throughout the night, covering all of the different versions of an Old Fashioned, AND are included in your ticket!

ADDITIONAL VENDORS:

Press Waffles • Tapuat Kombucha • FM106.1 • Bulleit Bourbon • Copper & Kings • Taco Moto food truck

Here's how the votes fell at the last Old Fashioned Fest:

Whiskey Winner: Bibinger's (made with Great Northern Distilling Vanguard Whiskey)
Brandy Winner: Drink Wisconsinbly (made with Wollersheim Distillery Press House Brandy)
Overall Winners: Bibinger's (made with Wollersheim Distillery Press House Brandy)

VENDORS

Interested in becoming a vendor or competitor? We're currently recruiting restaurants and bars for the next Old Fashioned Fest on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. Email eventreg@shepex.com to get signed up!

2019 VENDOR INFORMATION (PDF)

Here's a sample of what the event was like in 2019:

 

Are you interested in being a vendor or sponsor? Email eventreg@shepex.com.

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