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Why not spend time with dad doing something he loves on Father's Day weekend? (PHOTO: Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival)

4 reasons why dads love Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival tickets

Maybe you're on the ball and you've already purchased the perfect gift for your dad for Father's Day, which is coming up on Saturday, June 17. But if you're like many of us, you're still scrambling for something he'll enjoy.

Fortunately, if your dad loves beer, there's a gift that's likely to put you in the "best son or daughter ever" category: tickets to the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival.

Why? We've got lots of reasons. Here are four of them:

1. It's a great way to spend time together

"Best Father's Day gift ever! My dad and I had a blast!" That's what Mike Johnson of Cedarburg had to say about his trip with dad to the festival. And he's not the only one.

Ask just about any dad how he'd like to spend his father's day weekend, and he's likely to tell you he'd be happy just spending time with his kids. And that's what makes the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival such a winning choice.

Dad loves beer, but you don't? No problem. Just grab a Food Lovers Pass ($25) for yourself and eat your way through the festival right alongside dad.

2. If you go VIP, dad can take beer home

"This is absolutely my favorite Milwaukee-area beer event and might be the best in the state!" notes Luke Schade of Oshkosh.

This year, one of the perks included with VIP passes is exclusive access to the special VIP beer area, featuring brews not found elsewhere on the grounds.

The $65 passes also include an additional hour to explore the event and taste your favorite beers and foods without the lines, private seating in front of the live music stage, a special festival collectible and a a one-year subscription to Draft Magazine.

3. It's simply one of the best

If you're a beer lover, there's really nothing out there like this festival. Every tent is manned by a brewery owner or brewmaster, so if you choose to strike up a conversation, you won't be talking with distributors or beer reps.

Attendees also note key differences between the Wisconsin Beer Lovers Festival and others of its ilk.

"Beer events are not all created equal," says Chris Muellenbach of Glendale. "The Beer Lovers Fest is not your typical 'drunkfest.' Rather it is more relaxed with lots of food options, live music and, best of all, short lines."

4. There's always shopping

"My husband and I come up to Glendale every year with another couple for the [festival]," says Cami Martin of Chicago. "It is perfect, the guy's imbibe at the beer fest and us ladies shop till we drop at Bayshore!"

Seems it's a win-win for everyone.

Festival tickets and hotel packages are available at


LegallyBlonde | June 15, 2016 at 3:19 p.m. (report)

Hey look... It is Kevin Wright (blue shirt) from Third Space Brewing.

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