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BrewVino 2018 – 5 Reasons…

April 26, 2018 by Rayanne Racine

Our 2018 BrewVino sold out and has passed. For information and tickets for our 2019 BrewVino click this link.

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BrewVino Steer Roast 5 Reasons

BrewVino Roast – a True Farm-to-Table Experience!

By now you have heard about our BrewVino Roast through our Facebook page, an episode featured on the Cooking Channel, or even word of mouth from an attendee that told you they got their tickets and you shouldn’t wait much longer. BrewVino is only a month away and with less than half of the tickets left for this year’s event, time is no longer on your side!

Maybe you’ve seen all the posts and the episodes on television, yet you need one more reason you should come to this year’s BrewVino Roast. Well, that’s exactly why we are going to give you “5 Reasons You Should Attend our 2018 BrewVino!” If you’ve already bought your tickets, then think of this list as the “5 Reasons You Should Be Excited to Attend our 2018 BrewVino!”

  1. Wine! After all, what’s an event at a winery without wine? Not only do we have our typical wine selection, but we’ll also have a vintage wine tasting offered in our century year old tunnels. Some of the wines you’ll find waiting for you include our 2014 Alexander Valley Merlot, 2009 Paso Robles Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 BrewVino Red (which we will talk about more in just a little bit) and our 2013 Extended Barrel Aged Kirsche. These wines and others on this list aren’t available for purchase just any normal day. After BrewVino, the wine left over will be hidden away until our winemakers decide when to bring them back out.
  2. Jumping off of our first point, our 2018 BrewVino Roast Red has taken a step up from past years. You can tell by the smile on our winemakers’ faces that they are proud of this year’s vintage. If you are a fan of our Calistoga Cabernet, this wine is right up your alley! It’s a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Vine Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot. To match the exquisite wine inside the bottle, the label is a decadent maple veneer label with a black foil stamp.
  3. Everyone loves a little feel good aspect. This year we’ve decided to come together with the Wolf Den organization at the Algoma High School. Wolf Den is an after school program aimed at improving the physical, social and emotional well-being of Algoma’s youth. Wolves (high school students) plan and lead various activities which build Pups’ (elementary students) resilience, positive mindset, and basic life skills. There is an optional meal at the end of the program each day to ensure their basic needs are met before going home. Food insecurity and poverty effect many of our Algoma youth.  This program, along with the Wolves & Pups Mentorship Program, ensures that the Pups feel safe, valued and supported.
  4. A true Farm-to-Table experience, that’s exactly what you’ll get! This steer was raised on Ahnapee Brewery spent grains on the Bryersquart Family Farm in Forestville. This is not an amateur production either — for starters, the steer is processed by Otto’s Meats in Luxemburg. After, von Stiehl’s winemaker, Aric Schmiling, will prepare the special cherry wine marinade. Then, the full carcass is marinated for 24 hours before it’s laid over a hot fire at 2 am on the day of the event, with a serving time somewhere between noon and 2 pm, or when our experts deem it ready.
  5. Tickets are selling fast and you’ll regret not getting your tickets fast enough after listening to your friends talking about how much fun they had! Now that the event is drawing closer, the phone calls are coming in, ticket sales are booming and attendees keep calling back to get more tickets for their groups. This year we are capping our attendance to 750 lucky individuals. If you are thinking about how fun this event is, there hasn’t been a better time to get your tickets than now, in order to secure your spot at this event.

 

Ready to buy your tickets? Click here to order online or give us a call at 920-487-5208!

If you still need more reasons, or further information about our 2018 BrewVino Steer Roast, click here.

 

Beauty and the Beads

December 3, 2016 by

Beauty and the Beads

December may be a frenzied Christmas gift shopping month, but you can still enjoy a couple great experiences while you shop! On Saturday afternoon, December 3, Beauty and the Beads will return to von Stiehl Winery.

The day has two parts. One part will be to take part in a presentation including Clinique. The second will be a bracelet and ornament design class where you’ll walk away with your very own designed piece.

Makeup is a form of art. Shellie will help you learn to apply makeup in a way that brings out your natural beauty. While she is presenting to half of the group, she will be doing a few makeovers on attendees. She’ll share the ins and outs of applying age-appropriate makeup, and will share how tactics change over time. Plan for a night out because you’ll leave looking great!

Rock of Ages will return to von Stiehl’s Beauty and the Beads to bring you the other half of your experience. Sheila and Cami offer a full fledge experience in designing and creating beauty with beads. You’ll learn the basic tricks of beading, and will go home with an ornament or bracelet of your beading design.

Let’s not forget that this is happening in a winery! Included with your $30 admission, you’ll receive a glass of wine and enjoy light after-lunch snacks. You might as well shop while you’re looking great! To make the trip to Algoma even more worthwhile, we’ll be giving you a goodie bag with a surprise gift and coupons to be used in our retail store. Also, enjoy a “Beauty and the Beads” wine special and 25% off all gift merchandise.

This is the kind of event that you’ll want to bring a girlfriend or two with. There are plenty of activities to go along with shopping. You could even come early or stay late and enjoy a wine and chocolate pairing, Select Tasting, or regular tasting at our bar. If your significant other wants to come along but doesn’t want to take part in the event, they can hang out at the Tap Room next door and enjoy Ahnapee beer!

 

12 Volt Band – Cancelled

August 20, 2016 by

12 Volt

12 Volt Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

we have cancelled due to the weather forecast.

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with 12 Volt in concert in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you during the 12 Volt Concert, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to a 12 Volt Concert, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

The Jenirators in Concert at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma

August 13, 2016 by

The Jenirators

The Jenirators Cuisine Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

Saturday • July 9 • 12:30–4pm • Free Admission

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with The Jenirators in concert in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you while listening to The Jenirators, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to the music of The Jenirators, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

The Outpatients Concert at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma

August 6, 2016 by

Bob Balsley BandThe Outpatients Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

Saturday • July 9 • 12:30–4pm • Free Admission

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with the Bob Balsley Band in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you during The Outpatients Concert, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to The Outpatients Concert, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

Cool School Concert at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma

July 30, 2016 by

Cool School ConcertCool School Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

Saturday • July 9 • 12:30–4pm • Free Admission

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with Cool School in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you during the Cool School Concert, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to a Cool School Concert, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

The Hits Play at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma

July 23, 2016 by

The Hits ConcertThe Hits Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

Saturday • July 23 • 12:30–4pm • Free Admission

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with The Hits in concert in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you while listening to The Hits, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to a concert by The Hits, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

 

Algoma August Amusement

July 20, 2016 by

Algoma in August

August Amusement in Algoma

If summer was only a month long, then we’d have the entire season left! As it is, the time to give it is here and there’s no shortage of things to see in Algoma in August.

You might think summer activities would be dying down by August, but in Algoma, we’re just getting started!

Cuisine Concerts on August 6, 13, and 20

Our summer concerts are still gaining ground. With extra seating next door, you probably won’t even need a lawn chair. The August band lineup:
August 6 – The Outpatients, led by lord of the lick, Bob Balsley. If you love great guitar, he’s your guy.
August 13 – The Jenirators, led by Jenny Funk. Her vocal range and power is amazing, and not to be missed.
August 20 – 12 Volt, We don’t know much about these guys, but they come highly recommended by a former employee. Come listen and tell us what you think.
Enjoy food at the Skaliwag’s food trailer along with our wine and Ahnapee Brewery beer!

Tall Ship Sneak Peak on August 3

These ships will be in a bit of a race that finishes outside of Algoma. The TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE® Race finish line will leave them mustering off shore in Algoma before heading to Sturgeon Bay.  There’s something involving a massive floating duck associated with this festival that we haven’t completely figured out. As part of the mystery, a seven-foot baby duck will be set up outside the winery on the 3rd. Ahnapee Brewery is the beer sponsor. So come enjoy a Tall Ships Lager and see the massive ships from our brewery patio. Read more about the Green Bay event here.

Shanty Days August 12-14

Fishing Shanties are the small buildings that used to line the Ahnapee River. They served as the home base for commercial fishing vessels in our port. A couple shanties remain, and they are a popular subject for photographers and painters in the summer and fall. To commemorate these local historic icons Algoma hosts Shanty Days. This annual event supports a number of non-profit organizations in the area. Fair food never tastes better than when a lake breeze is blowing through and at Shanty Days you’ll find everything from fried chicken on a stick to funnel cakes.

Do they have our wine? You betcha! Find five of our top varieties in the Algoma Main Street tent. One note – if you’re planning to visit us on August 13, be aware that the streets around the winery are closed all morning due to the noon parade. Things get flowing around 1 pm when the blockades come down. Until then you may want to wear your walking shoes!

 

Annie Rose Band Concert at von Stiehl Winery in Algoma

July 16, 2016 by

Annie Rose Band ConcertAnnie Rose Band Concert

von Stiehl Wine • Ahnapee Brews • Skaliwags Cuisine • Lake Michigan View and Breeze

Saturday • July 16 • 12:30–4pm • Free Admission

What makes the perfect music venue? In the concert world acoustics make all of the difference. The best concert venue in northeast Wisconsin is the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts. The acoustics there are amazing! Our venue won’t be the best for a symphony, but we have a few other advantages.

For starters, the Cuisine Concert backdrop is the Ahnapee River and Lake Michigan. That means cool summer breezes. It means plenty of mood-boosting negative ions! When the inland hits the 90s, everyone drives to the lake to enjoy upper 70s or lower 80s.

Now a summer Saturday afternoon with the Annie Rose Band in Wisconsin begs for a glass or two of wine – von Stiehl wine! Combine a cool breeze, waterscape, and wine! Should you get hungry, our friends from Skaliwags are on site with their catering truck. They serve the best gourmet sandwiches on the Lake Michigan east coast! For that matter, we’ll put their food against any truck on any coast!

Should you decide that wine isn’t for you during the Annie Rose Band Concert, just grab a craft beer from Ahnapee Brewery. The brewery’s tap room is right next door. You’ll also find the favorites on tap outside by the show.

Add all of that to the Annie Rose Band, and you’ve found the ideal venue for summer music.

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar*:

July 9: Abler and Son
July 16: Annie Rose Band
July 23: The Hits
July 30: Cool School
August 6: The Outpatients
August 13: The Jenirators *1:30 to 5:00 due to parade
August 20: 12 Volt

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry—No carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

 

Apple Cider

May 20, 2016 by

Apple Cider Label

It’s working! Our bubble making machine is actually working! The new bottling line is pumping out still AND sparkling wine in a glorious manner. The unexpected add-on of a bottle washer and dryer only makes the end product that much more enticing. Now it’s time to have some fun. Our first batch of apple cider, aka Apfel, will be passing through the machine on its way to our tasting bar in just a couple of weeks.

This isn’t watered down, cheaply-sweetened apple-flavored ale, like what the big beer companies have been marketing so successfully in the last few years. This is true apple cider fermented by a winery. The fruit comes from Hillside Apples, just twelve miles west of the winery. These are, in fact, the same apples that are blended for our Apple Icing.

Owning a winery in Wisconsin is both rewarding and heart-breaking. Most of our customers welcome our wine profiles ranging from Door County cherries to Sonoma reds. So often the judgement is laid down that Wisconsinites aren’t qualified to make wine; that only Californians and Europeans are recognized as quality producers. That’s the heart-wrenching part. Never mind the 49 years that we’ve been putting smiles on wine drinkers’ faces.

That opinion is completely absent when we talk about our Ahnapee Brewery Wisconsin beer since everyone knows Wisconsinites make great beer, even if their family hasn’t been doing it for generations. Suds are received with glee, and guests are open to trying all sorts of beers from light to dark. Never once have we been asked “What? they make beer in Wisconsin?”

There is one category that perfectly suits our Wisconsin winery, and that’s cider! True apple cider can only be made by a winery. Given our great relationship with Hillside Apples, we thought it time to try our hand at apple cider.

Our 2015 hard apple cider is created from five carefully selected varieties of Hillside Orchard’s apples. They are blended together to produce a crisp, smooth and refreshing hard cider with just a hint of sweetness.

Ask for a sample of our apple cider this summer when you visit!

Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Awards Algoma Brewery

October 1, 2015 by

Great American Beer Festival Photgraph

Photograph of Nick Calaway, Head Brewer of Ahnapee Brewery (left) and Charlie Papazian, founder of the Association of Brewers and the Great American Beer Festival (right).
Photo © 2015 Jason E. Kaplan

 

Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Honors Algoma Brewery

Ahnapee Brewery was first put on the map in 1868 when sales of the foaming beveragewere in high demand by Civil War veterans. The newly-revived brewery was put on the map last weekend for a second time on a national level by the Great American Beer Festival (GABF). The GABF only awarded 274 medals to over 6,600 beer entries.

Ahnapees Munich Helles, named Long Goodbye, was awarded a Silver Medal. It rated above 53 other breweries in its category. Head Brewer Nick Calaway says, Its great to get a bit of validity for our young brewery in a light (colored) beer category. Lighter beers show all the flaws a brewer may or may not have made; there is no hiding them. I feel the Great American Beer Festival awards represent the highest standard in the craft beer world.

Long Goodbye is well described as a Munich Helles that is light in body, color, and hops. Subtle grainy sweet flavor with a smooth, lingering finish.

The next batch of Long Goodbye will be introduced this fall in the brewerys twostall garage-turnedtap room. Ahnapee brewery, located at 105 Navarino Street in Algoma two blocks from Lake Michigan on the Ahnapee River, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, and is only two doors down from the von Stiehl Winery. To see the entire list of beer offerings, visit www.AhnapeeBrewery.com, or call (920) 785-0822.

 

Summer Cuisine Concert Series

June 25, 2015 by

Cuisine Concerts

Cuisine Concerts

Cuisine Concerts

Legend has it that there was a Green Bay summertime billboard in the 1980s that displayed the air temperature of Algoma. There would be such a thing because in July and August when it is sweltering inland, Algoma typically enjoys a 70-something degree breeze off of Lake Michigan. Two blocks in from the beach you’ll find Skaliwags, a little dive bar that serves five star cuisine. Skaliwags birthed the Skaliwagon food truck, which shows up in front of our tap room and winery during the Saturday Cuisine Concerts.

Let’s do the math…

1 Cool Breeze + 1 Winery + 1 Brewery + 1 Food Truck + 1 Band =

5 Star Summer Bliss!

With a seating capacity of around 200, there’s plenty of room to take in the best parts of summer right in our back yard. Admission is free, so come take in all that Algoma has to offer with this band lineup:

 

Cuisine Concert Series Calendar

12:30 – 4 pm*

7/11 Annie Rose Band (Classic Rock)

7/18 Sly Joe Trio (Earthy Soul With a Funky Stroll)

7/25 Clipper City Cats (Blues and Old School Rock)

8/1 Dr. Bombay (Great Guitar from Buffet to Santana)

8/8 Beaker Street (Rock and Blues)

8/15 The Hits (Covers of 60s-90s hits) 1:30-5 pm due to parade

 

*Bands may be subject to change. Sorry, no carry-ins allowed, but beer, food, water & soda pop will be available for purchase.

Free Sandwich Mondays

January 5, 2015 by Brad Schmiling

Visit our tap room from noon to 2 pm on Mondays in July and August for a free sandwich with the purchase of a growler fill. Free sandwiches may vary, but we are planning to offer beef brisket on a regular basis.

How does that work? Here are the details. Growler jars can be purchased for $5. Once you have a jar, just bring it in as often as you like for a refill. The fill of a growler (½ gallon of beer) will cost $15, unless it is a specialty beer.

Are you planning to drink some beer at home this weekend or take it to a party? So are we! Bring it in for a fill on Thursdays during your lunch hour for $15, and we’ll give you a free sandwich (value $6.50). If you want to buy lunch at the tap room, but don’t believe in the value of a whole growler of beer in your fridge, you can do that. We offer a sandwich plate for $10. That includes a sandwich, chips, and soda or water. You can substitute in a beer and pay the difference.

Can you get a free sandwich to go? Sure, just buy a growler to go too. Can you get 10 free sandwiches to go for everyone at work? Sure, just buy 10 growlers to go along with it. But fair warning, very little work will get done on Thursday afternoon.

All of that being said, it’s while supplies last because we have no idea how well the free sandwich promotion will go over. There might be exclusions if there are loopholes that we didn’t think of.

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