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Second Annual Milwaukee Cocktail Week
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Second Annual Milwaukee Cocktail Week
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Second Annual Milwaukee Cocktail Week Kicks Off Sunday, Sept 21!

SECOND ANNUAL MILWAUKEE COCKTAIL WEEK
KICKS OFF SEPTEMBER 21

Milwaukee, WI - Brace yourself for Milwaukee Cocktail Week, a weeklong celebration of the Cream City’s burgeoning cocktail culture. This year’s festival, which will will take place September 21-27, 2014, brings together bartenders, cocktail luminaries and industry enthusiasts for a series of experiential events that will highlight the talent and potential of our great city.

During cocktail week, Milwaukeeans will have the chance to experience, imbibe, enjoy and educate themselves on all things cocktail-related. Some of the city’s best-loved experts will host pre-dinner, dinner, and post-dinner cocktail events in just about every neighborhood in Milwaukee.

“After a successful first year, we are excited to host another great series of Cocktail Week events,” remarks Ira Koplowitz of Bittercube. “Milwaukee is home to some of the most up-and-coming bartenders in the country. And we look forward to sharing the best our city has to offer during this amazing, weeklong soirée.”

Capstone events during cocktail week will include a Cocktail Week Kickoff on September 21, as well as Cocktail College on September 27. Additional events, which will be announced over the next month, will take place throughout the week at area bars and restaurants.

CAPSTONE EVENTS:

COCKTAIL WEEK KICKOFF TAILGATE
Sunday, September 21 from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Tickets: $35 before August 15; $40 through the day of the event; $65 for TouchdownPass*
Location: Horny Goat Hideaway, 2011 S. 1st St.
Purchase tickets at: http://mkecw-kickoff.bpt.me

Experience creative “tailgate” fare produced by local chefs accompanied by well-executed cocktail pairings created by area bartenders. The Green Bay Packers will take on the Detroit Lions on the bigger-than-life television screen, and you’ll be there to cheer them on.

Early Bird Tickets (purchased before August 15 are $35); Advance tickets (purchased online after August 15) are $40. If tickets remain on the day of the event, they will be $45 at the door.

*Touchdown Pass tickets are $65, and includes admission to both the Kickoff and VIP Access to Cocktail College on September 27.

COCKTAIL COLLEGE
Saturday, September 27 from 1-4 p.m. (VIP Admission begins at 12/noon)
Tickets: $35 before August 15; $40 August 15-September 26;
$45 at the door; $65 for Touchdown Pass*
Location: Iron Horse Hotel, 500 W. Florida St.
Purchase tickets at:
http://mkecw-college.bpt.me/

Come to taste and stay to learn at Cocktail College, where attendees will have the opportunity to taste dozens of spirits from a variety of distilleries, indulge in appetizers and participate in innovative spirits education classes and cocktail seminars. Detailed information will be announced in the next few weeks.

*Touchdown Pass tickets, which are $65, include admission to the Kickoff Tailgate, as well as VIP admission to Cocktail College. VIP attendees will receive early access to the Cocktail College tasting room as well as exclusive access to a special 30 minute cocktail seminar.

SPONSORS:
Sponsorship opportunities are still available for 2014. Please contact Brian West at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or Ira Koplowitz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it for details.  Restaurants interested in participating in the Cocktail Kickoff or hosting cocktail dinner events should contact Paul Fredrich at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or by phone at 414-745-7615.

About Milwaukee Cocktail Week: Milwaukee Cocktail Week (MKECW) is a week-long celebration of Milwaukee’s vibrant and burgeoning cocktail culture. The Milwaukee Cocktail Week planning committee is comprised of membership from Alcoholmanac Magazine, Bittercube and MKEfoodies.

New events will continue to be added to the roster, so check back at milwaukeecocktailweek.com and follow MKECW at Facebook.com/MKECW and Twitter.com/MKECW for future updates.