Has spring fever set in for you yet? As I look out my window at the snow still on the ground and the grasp Old Man Winter still has on the Northwoods, I myself am getting a little stir crazy. This month here at the chamber, we hope we have an answer to help get you out of the house for an evening of food, fun and entertainment with the 3rd annual Hodag Hops and Vines.
This beer, wine and food tasting event will be held Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elbo Room Lounge and Ballroom in downtown Rhinelander. Tickets for the event are on sale now for just $20; they will be $25 at the door. You can purchase tickets at the Rhinelander Chamber, NRG Media, Northern Coffee Haus, Elbo Room or Trig’s in Rhinelander. You can also purchase tickets online at our website, ExploreRhinelander.com.
We have a great lineup of craft brews and wines lined up for the evening. Your admission ticket gets you in to sample all of the great offerings, taste some great food from our local restaurants, try your luck at winning some great raffle prizes and listen to live music throughout the evening.
The breweries we have attending include Rhinelander Brewing Company, Horny Goat Brewing, Northwoods Brewing, Stevens Point Brewery, Milwaukee Brewing, Minocqua Brewing Company, Tribute Brewing Company, O’so, New Glarus, New Belgium, Shock Top, Goose Island, Potosi, Capital, Lakefront, Tyranena, Hinterland, Summit, Sierra Nevada and Leinenkugel’s.
On the wine side, if you aren’t so into beer, we have a great list lined up as well. Wineries attending the event include Brigadoon Winery, Three Lakes Winery, Von Stiehl Winery, White Winter Winery, Chocovine and Trig’s Cellar 70.
In addition to the beer and wine samples, we have some great restaurants on board to sample some great food for you as well. The local restaurants participating include Holiday Acres Three Coins Restaurant, Rhinelander Cafe & Pub, Northern Coffee Haus and Pizza Haven. And don’t be surprised if the list of vendors continues to grow because we are working hard to make sure the variety at the event is great!
We also have some great raffle prizes lined up for the evening as well. Tons of businesses from the area have donated some really great items, everything from gift certificates to merchandise, to food items and everything in between. We’ll also have live music throughout the evening from local musician Kyle Mertz.
We have a great group of event sponsors helping to make the evening possible in NRG Media, BMO Harris Bank and Rhinelander Brewing Company. Without their support, this event wouldn’t be possible.
So mark your calendars for Hodag Hops and Vines on Saturday, April 27, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Elbo Room Ballroom, downtown Rhinelander. Get your tickets now for just $20! Call us at the chamber with any questions at (715) 365-7464 or check out our website at ExploreRhinelander.com. We can’t wait for an evening of fun at the 3rd annual Hodag Hops and Vines!