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Another hot & steamy day here in southeast Wisconsin & what better way to cool down than with an ice cold beer or crisp glass of wine?  Check out some of these upcoming beer & wine fests & festivals and experience Wisconsin by-the-glass!

August 13-14
Brews, Brats & Bands – Point Brewery, Stevens Point

August 20-22
Cedar Creek Winery’s 20th Anniversary – Cedarburg

September 4
Milwauktoberfest – Milwaukee

September 10-11
Lake Geneva Wine Festival – Lake Geneva

September 11
8th Annual Thirsty Troll Beer Fest – Mount Horeb
Fall Harvest Fest – Parallel 44 Winery, Kewaunee

September 11-12
5th Annual Fall Festival – Autumn Harvest Winery, Chippewa Falls

September 12-18
Milwaukee Beer Week – Milwaukee

September 17-18
Great Lakes Brewfest – Racine

September 18-19
Annual Wine & Harvest Festival – Cedar Creek Winery, Cedarburg
Fall Harvest Festival – Chateau St. Croix, St. Croix Falls
Wet Whistle Wine Fest – Von Stiehl Winery, Algoma

September 24-October 2
Oktoberfest 2010 – La Crosse

October 1
Taste of Wine & Beer – DePere

October 2
Lincoln Lager BarleyFest – Merrill

Mark your calendars & raise a toast to Wisconsin this fall! (As always, please enjoy responsibly.) What are your favorite beer or wine tours in Wisconsin? Are there any fests we missed on the list?

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Congratulations go out to manager Pat Olejniczak and staff at the Kress Inn Hotel, DePere who recently received the 2010 Platinum Award from Choice Hotels International!

According to Steve Joyce, president & CEO for Choice Hotels, “The Kress Inn hotel’s commitment to excellence and outstanding guest service has earned this well-deserved recognition as one of the best hotels among the Ascend Collection brand. We here at Choice Hotels are very proud to award this distinguished honor to the Kress Inn hotel.”

Located next to St. Norbert College, the Kress Inn is only minutes from downtown Green Bay. Catering to both leisure and business travelers, the Kress Inn has 46 suites with complimentary wired/ wireless internet, microwave, refrigerator, fabulous workspace, complimentary continental breakfast and welcome reception Monday-Thursday evenings with wine and cheese.  Don’t miss the complimentary fresh-baked cookies at the front desk as well!

For more information on the Kress Inn Hotel in DePere , click on over to WisconsinLodging.info or check out (the staff celebrating their win at) their Twitter feed hereCongratulations again to Pat and the staff of the Kress Inn!

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12 Days of Getaways - Day 4:

Kress Inn, Green Bay/ DePere

Congratulations to Kathy K. from Milwaukee! Kathy is the fourth winner in the 12 Days of Getaways contest and will receive a free night getaway to the Kress Inn in DePere, WI.

Still not entered? The clock is ticking!

Get on the list by simply signing up here. Each month, you’ll receive an email with up to 10 special deals or packages for amazing places to stay in Wisconsin & each month you’ll be entered for a chance to win a free stay.  PLUS you’ll be entered for a chance to win each of the remaining 12 Days of Getaways.

Congratulations again Kathy!

Fine print: Wisconsin Innkeepers Association employees & family not eligible- SORRY! Also, no purchase necessary to win, but must be 18 years or older. Odds of winning are based on number of entries, 12 total giveaways will be awarded. Winners will be notified by phone.

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