Check out these fun special events coming up with Great Lakes Distillery!

DECEMBER 7, 8 & 9

Our Tasting Room bar will be closed beginning at 5pm this Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for private events (12/7-12/9) –BUT– we’ll have the downstairs bar open with a holiday-inspired cocktail menu featuring the classic Tom & Jerry and our delicious spiced Krampus Punch from 5:30 to close.

Please come visit!


Join Great Lakes Distillery for SIN Happy Hour from 6-9pm! We’ll have $5 old-fashioneds and $5 hot drinks served up by Shannon behind the bar and Brett Gaertner bringin’ the tunes. No need to register, just come hang out with us and let us serve you! **If you know, you know!**


Join the Shepherd Express for our first Wisconsin Distillery whiskey tasting event at The Cooperage. Come and sample blended and flavored whiskeys, bourbons, ryes, and moonshine from distilleries all over Wisconsin. Talk to distillers and learn how they create their different products from growing their own crops to using their own trees for making barrels. What better time than right before the Holidays to see, sniff, sip, and score your favorite Wisconsin whiskeys. Buy tickets here.

  • VIP: 3:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M.
  • General Admission: 6:30 P.M. – 9:30 P.M.


Enjoy a gentle yoga flow linking movement with breath + extended stress-relieving stretches. After yoga, enjoy a delicious Great Lakes Bloody with all the fixin’s! Not doing alcohol or not a fan of bloodies? No worries, N/A and other drink options are available. Flow smooth and easy like Sunday Morning. Includes: Yoga + 1 beverage of choice

All levels are welcome. Please bring a mat. Water recommended. Refunds are only offered in the event of cancellation. Must be 21 + valid ID to drink. Buy your tickets here


We’re celebrating the 89th anniversary of the end of Prohibition with our annual Repeal Reserve Straight Rye release. We’ll have samples of this year’s batch and a plethora of great classic cocktails for you to try. Live music by The Nightinjails at 6:30! So come on down and celebrate with us! As always this will be a distillery-only release with a limited number of bottles. Our renowned 5-Year Repeal Reserve Straight Rye will be going on sale at 3pm. Repeal Reserve is our 92% rye mashbill whiskey that is casked every December 5th and released on it’s 5th birthday at 45% ABV in 375ml bottles.


Great Lakes Distillery and hosts Jude and The Dude bring you Acoustic Open Mic on the first Tuesday of every month!!! There is no registration necessary for this free event, come as you are. All performers will receive their first cocktail on us for their bravery!


Cask Comedy returns with the best in live stand up comedy alongside hand-crafted spirits at Great Lakes Distillery! Cask Comedy brings the best in live stand up comedy and pairs it with hand-crafted spirits at Great Lakes Distillery! Join us for lots of laughs and delicious beverages on Saturday, December 10th at 8pm. Don’t miss this hilarious night of comedy and cocktails! The doors and bar open at 7pm, show starts at 8! Tickets are only $15 and seating is limited. This show always sells out, so get your tickets NOW!


The Versiti Mobile Bus will once again be at Great Lakes Distillery collecting much needed blood for those in need at local hospitals. Sign up is open now! Please consider a donation!


Stop crying and attend Festivus! Have any grievances? Now is your chance to air them, we’ll be reading them off periodically throughout the night! Want to re-gift something? Bring it – for our (gag) gift exchange! Thirsty? “Stop Crying and Fight Your Father” Punch will be served out of our custom Festivus Pole! Plus lots more – come out to celebrate this non-commercial holiday with us!! Free Admission!


It’s time for Thinkin’ and Drinkin’ Trivia — the Holiday edition! Join hosts Shelly Wittstock and Keith McMillan as they quiz you on the Holiday season. Tickets include one house cocktail.
Individuals or teams are welcome, however each team member needs a ticket in order to receive a welcome cocktail. For more information and to buy tickets (save your seats!), click here.

See more upcoming events on Great Lakes Distillery’s Facebook page.