Hops @ the Hill returns for a 12th year
By Lauren Waters
ALLOUEZ – Calling all craft beer lovers and foodies.
The 12th annual Hops @ the Hill is returning to Heritage Hill State Park from 5:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 1.
Heritage Hill Director of Sales and Marketing Rebecca Lom said attendees will be able to sample 50 different craft beers and food from 23 local restaurants.
“Dean Distributing is our partner for the event, and they bring in all the breweries that they work with,” said Lom. “They are a huge asset, and we would not be able to pull off this event without them.”
Lom said the typical turnout for the Hops @ the Hill event is between 500 and 800 people.
“What makes this event so special is its uniqueness and just the atmosphere of being at Heritage Hill,” said Lom. “Plus, we are able to get some really high caliber restaurants here with an amazing food selection.”
Some of the foods featured will be seafood cannelloni from Grazies Italian Grill, a chocolate stout cake from Runaway Spoon, 445 Bistro’s pesto meatballs and hoagies, soba noodle salad from Hotel Northland’s Poke the Bear Bar & Grill, and Chefusions’ uptown mac and cheese.
Other restaurants included in the event are The Cannery Public Market, Angelina’s, St. Brendan’s, Texas Roadhouse, Black & Tan Grille, Heartland Pizza, and many more.
Bill Jartz from WBAY will be the event’s emcee.
There will be silent and live auctions with items including golf outing packages, a Green Bay Packers helmet autographed by Davante Adams, a three-course dinner at Heritage Hill’s Cotton House catered by Chefusion, and a private party at Rustique Pizzeria + Lounge.
There will also be a Green Bay Packers tailgating party package that includes game tickets, a grill, a cooler and gift certificates to Maplewood Meats and Austin’s Grocery Store to purchase tailgating food items.
There will be home brew demonstrations happening throughout the event by the Green Bay Rackers Homebrew Club.
A Jail and Bail will also be taking place during the evening to increase fundraising efforts.
Tickets are $45 in advance and $55 at the door.
There is also a limited supply of V.I.P. tickets that are available to purchase ahead of time for $55, which includes early admittance and better parking.
People can purchase tickets online, over the phone, or in-person at Heritage Hill. All proceeds go to fund educational programs at Heritage Hill.