Events

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Hibernation Day

Thursday February 29th

Bottle Sales at Noon 

Special Cocktail Menu All Day 

Live Music 6-9pm

Music by:  Joe Wais of The Milbillies & Jordan Kroeger of Chicken Wire Empire

Find out more about these exclusive and extremely limited spirits by clicking HERE.

12:00 PM - 09:00 PM

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Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday March 3rd

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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Acoustic Open Mic Night

Tuesday March 5th

Acoustic Open Mic Night is at Great Lakes Distillery with your hosts Jude & The Dude Acoustic Duo every first Tuesday of every month!!! Performers get their first drink on us!

06:30 PM - 09:00 PM

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience event photo

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience

Friday March 8th

Bring Out Your Best Home Mixologist With GLD!

When you have friends and family over for the evening, do you enjoy being the bartender? Have you ever wondered about the history of the classic cocktails you mix? With Shaken & Stirred @ Great Lakes Distillery, discover more about these classic cocktails and how they have traversed time and space. However, you won’t just be tasting these classic drinks, you will be mixing three of them yourself. This new cocktail experience will give you, the home mixologist, the skills and knowledge to elevate your home bartending game. Along with imbibing on five reasonably-sized cocktails from different eras, you will also be going home with your very own Great Lakes Distillery logo’d shaken cocktail kit from Bull in China, one of the nation’s premiere bar tool manufacturers.

We offer two types of experiences. You may purchase an experience with a cocktail kit, or you may purchase an experience for two and share a cocktail kit.

This experience is an intimate evening, and is limited to 16 people. Sign up early to ensure your spot.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to this link to register.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

GLD Market event photo

GLD Market

Sunday March 10th

Join us for a fun day of shopping at the GLD Market! Discover a great mix of vendors and grab a drink with lunch while shopping around. If you're looking for a one-of-a-kind gift or treating yourself to something special, you'll find it here. Don't miss out on this opportunity to support local businesses!

11:00 AM - 05:00 PM

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Blood Drive at GLD

Friday March 15th

Join us for a life-saving opportunity at the Versiti Blood Drive here at GLD on Friday, March 15th. Did you know that only 5% of eligible donors actually donate blood, despite 38% of the population being able to donate? Your contribution can make a significant impact in saving local lives. Every donation counts!

As a token of appreciation for your generosity, everyone who donates will receive a special offer: a Buy One Get One Free ticket for their next visit.

Donating blood is a simple yet powerful way to give back to the community and help those in need. Your support can make a difference. Spread the word, bring a friend, and let's come together to make a positive impact!

Scan the QR code to make your appointment!

11:00 AM - 03:00 PM

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Cask Comedy

Saturday March 16th

Cask Comedy brings the best in live stand up comedy and pairs it with hand-crafted spirits at Great Lakes Distillery! Picture this: sipping on local spirits surrounded by the very barrels they grew up in while laughing at ourselves and life’s struggles. Now that's what I call a match made in boozy heaven!

Doors swing open at 7 pm, and the show starts at 8. Join us for lots of laughs and delicious beverages. Tickets are only $15 and seating is limited. This show sells out, so get your tickets NOW!

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bloodies & Yoga event photo

Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday March 17th

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday March 19th

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration event photo

20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration

Friday March 22nd

Celebrate 20 years of excellence with Great Lakes Distillery at our 20th Anniversary Kickoff Celebration on Friday, March 22, from 6-11pm. Join us for a cocktail party like no other, featuring live music from 7-10pm byThe Erotic Adventures of The Static Chicken.

Founder Guy Rehorst will lead a complimentary toast reflecting on our two decade journey so far, our continuing commitment to crafting exceptional spirits, and celebrating the employees and loyal customers that have allowed this night to happen.

Dress to impress in cocktail attire and enjoy door prizes throughout the evening. Don't miss this special occasion as we raise a glass to the past two decades and toast to many more!

The kickoff celebration continues throughout the weekend with retro distillery tours on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24. These special tours are retro-priced at just $7 per person, will highlight the history of Great Lakes Distillery, and feature the original six GLD spirits on the tasting flight.

Retro Tour Availability & Booking

06:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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20th Anniversary Retro Tours

Saturday March 23rd

Runs until Sunday, March 24th, 2024

The weekend of March 22-24, Great Lakes Distillery kicks off its 20th anniversary celebration as the oldest distillery in Wisconsin. Along with a special kickoff party on March 22,GLD will also offer tours on March 23 and 24 at the original tour price of just $7 a person. This special retro tour will highlight our history and include a special tasting flight of our original six spirits. See link below for more information, availability, and booking.

Retro Tour Availability & Booking

12:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience event photo

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience

Friday April 5th

Bring Out Your Best Home Mixologist With GLD!

When you have friends and family over for the evening, do you enjoy being the bartender? Have you ever wondered about the history of the classic cocktails you mix? With Shaken & Stirred @ Great Lakes Distillery, discover more about these classic cocktails and how they have traversed time and space. However, you won’t just be tasting these classic drinks, you will be mixing three of them yourself. This new cocktail experience will give you, the home mixologist, the skills and knowledge to elevate your home bartending game. Along with imbibing on five reasonably-sized cocktails from different eras, you will also be going home with your very own Great Lakes Distillery logo’d shaken cocktail kit from Bull in China, one of the nation’s premiere bar tool manufacturers.

We offer two types of experiences. You may purchase an experience with a cocktail kit, or you may purchase an experience for two and share a cocktail kit.

This experience is an intimate evening, and is limited to 16 people. Sign up early to ensure your spot.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to this link to register.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Bloodies & Yoga event photo

Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday April 7th

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience event photo

Shaken & Stirred: A Great Lakes Distillery Experience

Friday April 12th

Bring Out Your Best Home Mixologist With GLD!

When you have friends and family over for the evening, do you enjoy being the bartender? Have you ever wondered about the history of the classic cocktails you mix? With Shaken & Stirred @ Great Lakes Distillery, discover more about these classic cocktails and how they have traversed time and space. However, you won’t just be tasting these classic drinks, you will be mixing three of them yourself. This new cocktail experience will give you, the home mixologist, the skills and knowledge to elevate your home bartending game. Along with imbibing on five reasonably-sized cocktails from different eras, you will also be going home with your very own Great Lakes Distillery logo’d shaken cocktail kit from Bull in China, one of the nation’s premiere bar tool manufacturers.

We offer two types of experiences. You may purchase an experience with a cocktail kit, or you may purchase an experience for two and share a cocktail kit.

This experience is an intimate evening, and is limited to 16 people. Sign up early to ensure your spot.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED: Go to this link to register.

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday April 16th

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Bloodies & Yoga event photo

Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday April 21st

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Bloodies & Yoga event photo

Bloodies & Yoga

Sunday May 19th

Experience a rejuvenating Sunday morning with a guided Yoga flow led by seasoned instructors from MKE Yoga Social. 

Enjoy your Yoga practice followed by a Bloody Mary in our Tasting Room. Not drinking, no worries! Non-alcoholic options are available upon request. This event is perfect for both yoga enthusiasts and those looking for a fun and relaxing way to spend their Sunday morning. Bring your yoga mat, positive energy, and a friend to share this tasty experience.

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday May 21st

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie event photo

Mullet Bingo ft. Adam Furie

Tuesday June 18th

Mullet Bingo is coming to GLD every third Tuesday! It's free to play and there's great prizes to win. We play 10 games starting at 6pm -- daubers included! Don't miss out on this hilarious night of great cocktails, sh**ty beers and your mullet-rockin' host, Adam Furie.

06:00 PM - 08:00 PM