8th Annual Rails & Ales Brewfest - National Railroad Museum
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8th Annual Rails & Ales Brewfest

February 17 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us in a memorable evening at the National Railroad Museum’s annual fundraiser!

All Aboard! Join in the National Railroad Museum’s annual Brewfest! This annual event is usually a sellout, so act fast to make it a night out to remember. You and friends will enjoy fun and camaraderie among the historic locomotives and rail cars while sampling craft beers, regional wines, and food prepared by local restaurants, & bidding on an awesome array of items, trips, fun packages, gift certificates, etc.  Must be 21 with a valid ID to attend. 

Main Event – 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. (limited to 450 attendees)
VIP Reception – 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. (limited to 40 attendees)

Standard tickets for the Main Event 
Tickets: $38 before February 17th or $45 the day of, at the door, if not sold out, which includes craft beers, regional wines, food samples from area restaurants, games, activities, music, a souvenir sampling glass, and a wide array of auction and raffle items to bid on and win! $19 of each ticket is a tax deductible donation that helps support the Museums education, exhibits and restoration programs.

VIP Reception Plus Main Event
Tickets: $55
Join us for premier hors d’oeuvres and exclusive beer pairings an hour before the doors open for the main event.  The reception will be held from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. inside the Museums Hood Junction Depot.  The food and beer samples provided will be exclusive to the VIP Reception and will not be served at the main event.  You will even become a better beer taster during an informational discussion about how the experts grade a beers hop level.  This $55 ticket also includes your admission to the Rails and Ales Brew Fest Main event following the reception. 
(There will be no dinner or dessert trains at this year’s event.)

Purchase tickets in advance CLICK HERE or buy them at the door on the day of the event (if not sold out). Must be 21 to attend and I.D. will be required at entry for all ages.

2018 Vendor List

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Great Dane Brewing Company
The Grumpy Troll
New Belgium
Goose Island
South Shore
Stone Arch
One Barrel Brewing
Fox River Brewing
Door County
New Glarus
Badger State
Thumb Knuckle

Mona Rose
Duck Creek
Kerrigan Brothers
Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery


Dos Chiles
Great Harvest
Marco’s/ Family Video
Uncle Mikes Bake Shoppe

Brett Favre autographed football
Tours and tastings from area wineries
Brewery gift baskets and apparel
Gift certificates to a variety of area restaurants, stores, attractions & salons
Tickets to sporting events including the Gamblers, Admirals, and Timber Rattlers
Hotel stays for both families and couples
Tickets to attractions in multiple vacation destinations
Various Railroad related items


February 17
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm


National Railroad Musem
2285 S Broadway
Green Bay, WI 54304 United States
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