MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MobCraft Beer is celebrating their seventh birthday with a virtual fest honoring all things weird on Saturday, August 29, 2020 from 6:00-9:00pm. VIP attendees will enter the virtual fest at 6:00pm, with general admission beginning at 7:00pm. The festival will feature food pairings, entertainment including Mondo Lucha wrestling, music pairings, and of course, beer, all with an unusual twist.
The Walker’s Point brewery is brewing four custom beers to embrace the weird:
- Kimchi pHunk, a Kimchi inspired variant of the award winning Low pHunk Sour Ale
- Machete Melon, a mango, melon, lime, cucumber and cayenne lager
- Chef Boy R U Drunk? a mushroom, tomato and herb Marzen style lager
- Ba$!c Bat, a caramel latte play on flagship beer Bat$h!t Crazy, made with caramel, chocolate, and coffee.
Each beer will be paired with a food item from a local partner including Crank Al’s Donuts, Pop’s Kettle Corn, Chocolate Sommelier, and Becher Meats.
Why celebrate a birthday with a party with a weird theme? It just fits MobCraft. The brewery makes so many non-traditional brews that their kolsch-style ale is named “Oddball,” because it stands out as being different as a result of being a traditional style. President and co-founder Henry Schwartz is known for his enthusiasm for weird ideas. “MobCraft embraces the avante garde in our brewing practices. We work with a variety of fruits, vegetables, candy, and other unusual ingredients in recipes all of the time, but Weird Fest is our opportunity to really lean into it,” Event and Programming Manager, Elise Strupp commented.
All tickets for the festival are on sale now. General admission tickets are $40 and include admission to the fest, a mixed four pack of the beers brewed exclusively for Weird Fest, food pairings to accompany each of the featured beers, a Weird Fest branded 16oz glass, rainbow sunglasses, and a 500ml bottle of Ode Etta Sahti. In addition to everything that is a part of the GA package, VIP tickets ($65) also include early admission to the fest at 6:00pm, an additional “feet on feet” pairing of Brettanomyces (500ml bottle) and a 1/4lb of Beer Kase, and a 16oz draught bottle of Scotch Barrel Aged Existence. Non-drinkers can grab a designated driver ticket for $15 which includes general admission to the fest, a Weird Fest branded 16oz glass, rainbow sunglasses, and a 16 oz Komboocho Dill Pickle Kombucha. Komoocho co-owner and co-founder, Aaron Axelsen, referred to the new flavor brewed especially for Weird Fest as his “new favorite.”
A GA version of the kit is also available to ship select states.
Not so sure about the weird beers? Purchase a GA “Un-Weird” ticket ($40) to enjoy all of the fun of Weird Fest with a four pack of more “normal” beers in place of the Weird Fest variety pack (and a 4 pack of Hyperspace IIPA in place of Ode Etta Sahti).
Attendees of the fest can customize their ticket with a variety of add ons including additional Weird Fest branded 16oz glasses ($7 each), a mystery bag of beer ($7), a 16oz Komboocho Dill Pickle Kombucha ($5), or a guest brewers’ pack ($35). The guest brewers’ pack features six beers from local breweries:
- Tank 8’s Feeling the Void Double IPA with Meridian hops, Nelson Sauvin hops, and white grape juice
- Explorium’s Strawberry Cheesecake Fruited Berliner Weiss
- Young Bloods’s No, Not That Michael McDonald Fruited Berliner (with pink guava and blood orange)
- Third Space’s Aperol Spritz Fruited Sour
- Oso’s Bring Me The Disco King Barrel Aged Sour Ale
- Indeed’s Peach Cobbler Fruit Beer.
All beers are 16oz cans with the exception of Bring Me The Disco King (500ml bottle) and Peach Cobbler (32oz crowler).
MobCraft’s virtual “Saturday Series” pairings and parties are held every Saturday night, usually at 7:00pm. Guests can order a themed kit for the week, pick it up by coming into the taproom or with contract-free curbside pickup, then log on to join the Zoom. Weird Fest 2020 will fill the Saturday Series slot for the final week of August.