The 11th annual Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival — a benefit for the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha — is 1 to 5 p.m. April 21 at the Brat Stop and Parkway Chateau, at 75th Street and I-94.
The event features cheese from around Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music by In the Stix, Boys & Toys and Jeff Stevens. Also, the MGV Harmonia German men’s choir will be performing during band breaks and will offer impromptu “prosits” throughout the fest.
The event raises money for the Boys and Girls Club and is one of the local club’s largest fundraisers each year. In its lifetime, the event has raised more than $340,000 to help support after-school programming and transportation for kids and teens at the club.
The event features more than 100 styles of beer from more than 45 breweries. The fest will also feature brews from all three local Kenosha breweries and several home brew clubs.
General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $55 at the door and include a beer glass. VIP tickets are $75 in advance and $80 at the door. (Note: VIP ticket holders get in starting at noon.)
All tickets include a commemorative glass and unlimited beer and cheese samples. VIP ticket holders also get a lunch buffet.
Designated driver tickets are $15 and must be purchased at the door. This is a 21-and-over only event.
Tickets are available online at KenoshaBeerFest.com, at the Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha, Tenuta’s Delicatessen, The Brat Stop Cheese Market, Public Craft Brewing, R’Noggin Brewing Co. and Rustic Road Brewing Company.