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Beer me: Aug. 6 is #IPAday

It’s Thursday, the weekend is just around the corner.

But since today, Aug. 6, is National IPA Day, we can officially start the weekend with a delicious India Pale Ale. Check this post for some details about this kind of beer as well as the background about this day.

While that’s great news in and of itself, we’ve got an outstanding list of just some of the amazing IPAs made right here in Wisconsin. After …

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Summery Social Drinks

There’s nothing better in the summer months than sipping a refreshing beverage while reading a book in the sun, sitting poolside or hosting a backyard barbecue with friends and family. Beat the heat this summer with these guilt-free summer mocktails, or make them as cocktails with some spirit suggestions from our Wine & Spirits expert, Andrew Robbins.

Our dietitians Lauren and Brittany walk you through two great-tasting drink recipes perfect for those warm summer days, …

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Gear up for Father’s Day Grilling!

The Main Event

The third Sunday in June is a day devoted to dads, and a great barbecue! At Festival, we have ALL your needs covered to host a fun Father’s Day cookout. Fire up the grill, and let’s get cookin’!

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Every Beer Lover’s Dream – Craft Beer Week!

Craft Beer Week! #festfoods

I have a confession to make. I’m a beer girl.

Watch this video to hear Lauren and Amy talk about some great gluten free beers as well as other quality summertime suds.

Anyone who knows me can attest to the fact that beer is always my beverage of choice. And I mean always. Often times, people will ask me … “Don’t you get …

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Cinco de Mayo any day-o

It’s almost here — that magical time of year when drinking a margarita or a Corona Light on a school night isn’t totally frowned upon!

That’s right, Cinco de Mayo is almost here and we’ve got an all-star lineup of food and drink to help you mark the occasion appropriately.

Check out our lineup of knock-your-socks off margarita recipes from our very own Wine & Spirits Director Mark Kadlec.

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Margarita madness

Ah, summertime. Blue skies, warm sunshine and balmy temps.

And, of course, that means margaritas along with some guac and chips or fish tacos or avocado, black bean and sweet corn salad. Leave it to your friends at Festival Foods to help you pull off the perfect summertime evening. So here are a few margarita recipes compiled by Festival Foods’ Wine & Spirits Director Mark Kadlec.

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Attention Craft Beer Fans!

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Here is a great blog straight from Erik Frank of the Deschutes Brewery. We had the pleasure of meeting with the Deschutes team a few weeks back to lay out a plan to get their outstanding beer to you as soon as possible. Each of our Festival Foods stores will be receiving this product in early July. This is a very exciting time and I’m truly …

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Meet Chef Rob Bleifer!

Meet Chef Rob Bleifer #festfoods

Our Blog this week is written by Kurt Bilitz from our vendor partner Capitol Husting. Our partnership with them made this appearance by Chef Bleifer possible.

I am very excited to announce that Festival Foods will once again host Food Network Executive Chef Rob Bleifer at three of our locations. He visited our Fond du …

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Breaking News for Beer Lovers!

Dogfish Head Craft Brewed Ales #festfoods

I know many of us were disappointed when Dogfish Head beer left Wisconsin but we received a great Christmas gift last week in all of our stores… Dogfish Head is back and has been selling like crazy!

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Hoppy Holidays! New, Returning, and Award Winning Beers

wns1_ With an assortment of vibrantly colored leaves on the ground and a flurry or two in the air last evening I find that it’s a great time of year to sit back, relax, and enjoy a plethora of new, returning , and award winning beers. Then again… for me any time of year is a great time to enjoy a beer! …

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