Sprecher Brewing will be offering a pre-season mini-camp called “Football and Sprecher Beer: Share the Passion.” The program is geared towards women, but anyone can attend. This mini-camp will help you have more enjoyable game days throughout the upcoming season. Designed to shatter myths and increase appreciation for football, beer and tailgate food, the Sprecher mini-camp dishes up basic knowledge along with unique insights so you’ll be able to talk a good game about the essentials of football and beer.
Each session is designed to build upon the knowledge shared in the previous session. You can register for individual sessions ($20 each) or the entire mini-camp ($75). Five percent (5%) discount for pre-registration through July 16th. Pre-Registration at: www.sprecherbrewery.com beginning July 3rd.
Mini-camp dates and times: July 17, 24, 31 & August 7. 6:30-8:30pm with an optional trip to Lambeau Field for Green Bay Packers training camp scheduled for August 1 (for a separate fee). All classes will be held at Sprecher Brewing Company, 701 W. Glendale Ave, Glendale, WI
For the July 17, 2008 inaugural mini-camp session, Homestead High School Football Coach Dave Keel and Lucy Saunders, author of three cookbooks about craft beer cuisine will impart their knowledge of football and beer. This first session will introduce people to the basics of football, craft beer, and cooking with beer,” said Anne Sprecher, who coordinated the mini-camp. “The session begins with an introduction to beer basics with specific emphasis on craft beer. Coach Keel will provide a passionate and informative overview of football. Lucy will re-create some of the recipes from her book, Grilling with Beer, and demonstrate how to pair foods with craft beer. There will be time for tastings and questions throughout because we want people to leave feeling they’ve learned something they’ll use later on.”
The remaining classes are as follows:
July 24th: Football From a Sportswriter’s Point of View & Identifying Beer Characteristics Two-time Wisconsin Sportswriter of the Year and Packers beat reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal, Jason Wilde, will share his insights and anecdotes about the game of football and the Green Bay Packers. Sample a
wide variety of beer styles. Learn more about beer ingredients, style characteristics, how to conduct a beer tasting.
July 31st: Football Strategies & Pairing Beer with Cheese
Former long snapper for the New England Patriots and current Milwaukee Marauders Coach Arnie Garber stops in to discuss football strategy. Sara Hill, Culinary Director of Cheese Education for the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, will teach essentials of the art of pairing great Wisconsin cheese with great Wisconsin beer.
August 1st: The Pack in Action Optional charter bus trip to see the Green Bay Packers in action at Lambeau Field. Additional charge.
August 7th: Foul Play! Refereeing in the NFL Who is better equipped to discuss NFL rules and officiating than Bill Carollo, now in his 20th season as a referee for the National Football League? Learn the hand signals for clipping, holding, and other fouls. Get an insider’s account of life as an NFL referee. Tailgate recipes – more whys and wherefores of marrying beers with foods.
Ten percent (10%) of all class registration fees will be donated to the Red Cross Wisconsin Floods Relief effort.