Benelux’s Stinking Rose Wins Bloody Mary Challenge…Again!

October 7th marked the East Town Associations’ 8th year of the Heat it Up! Bloody Mary and Chili Challenge. Competition was stiff, with contenders including Cafe at the Plaza, Mikey’s, Brunch, The Pfister, SafeHouse, Millioke and Hotel Lobby Lounge. Even so, Café Benelux’s Stinking Rose
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Tosa for Tots: Give and Get Back 11/24-26

Black Friday weekend is the biggest weekend of the year for shopping and sales, but we’d like to invite you to help us up the anté and help spread some love to kids who might not be able to get anything for the holidays. On
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Bofferding Bier Dinner 11/14

Join us for an amazing 5 course dinner and meet the 9th generation owner of Brasserie Bofferding, Luxembourg’s best known and most prolific brewery! With each course paired perfectly with a unique Bofferding bier, you’ll get to enjoy a fantastic dining experience and experience these
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Downer Haunted Halloween Pumpkin Pour 10/21

Join us during Downer’s Haunted Halloween over at Café Hollander Downer  for our annual Pumpkin Pour! This year on our patio we’ll be serving up New Holland’s Ichabod, poured through the headless horseman’s carved pumpkin head right into your glass! Located right next to Downer’s local
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2017 Kwaktoberfest Bierfestival 10/13

In September there is always Oktoberfest, but on October 13th at Café Hollander Downer we’ll be hosting a very special Kwaktoberfest! With a guest visit from our dear friend and international Belgian bier legend, Jack Van Antwerpen of Brouwerij Bosteels, join us as we throw
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Kids in Costume Eat Free for Trick-or-Treat

We all know how much work Halloween is, especially for a kid. Planning, finding, maybe even crafting, the perfect Halloween costume; praying the weather pans out so you don’t have to sacrifice one of your candy carrying hands to hold an umbrella—or worse—cover your super
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#BLVDROADTRIP 9/22

Join us at Café Hollander Downer on September 22nd! We’ll be hosting Boulevard Brewing’s Kansas City Crew in Milwaukee as they embark on their cross-country Road Trip to celebrate great friends and great beer in 100 cities throughout 2017. Starting at 7pm we’ll have a bonfire
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MKE2BELGIUM AND BACK

Ever try to listen to someone explain a peak experience to you like the crazy, intricate dream they had last night or a strange trip they once had in college? It’s the worst, right? The only thing more insufferable is having someone swipe through 500+
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LIVE artwork and music @ Café Centraal for BV Gallery Night

Join us on September 29th as Café Centraal celebrates Bay View Gallery Night! Featuring Artist/Illustrator, Pete Driscoll, painting live on-site from 5pm to 9pm, and Milwaukee Musician Joe Wray laying down the music from 9pm to 11pm, we’re pumped to be able to showcase these extremely talented artists
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Welcome Our Seasonal Saison Series Fall17

Our Seasonal Saison Series Fall17 is now here! Brewed in collaboration with Perennial Artisan Ales out of St. Louis, this highly sessionable saison refreshes with a zing of lemon grass and a gentle kiss of Wisconsin honey. As with all Perennial brews, this bier is hand-crafted
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Lights out Lunch 8/21

Witness the eclipse from our patios on Monday, Aug. 21! You don’t have to be an astronomy buff to appreciate the fact that, all across the US, the sun is going to be taking a back seat to our lunar companion and leaving us, momentarily,
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Lowlands Group proudly sponsors MKE Film’s 2017 Worldviews

One of our favorite things about the Milwaukee Film Fest is that its goal, much like ours, is to bring new perspectives and new ideas into the community. We’re proud to have the opportunity to sponsor yet another year of their Worldviews program and look
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Oktoberfest is Nigh

Join us in celebrating the tradition! Starting the second weekend until the very last weekend of September, Café Bavaria will be hosting live music and serving up plenty of biers in tribute to Germany’s most famous bier holiday! This Year’s Music Line Up (7pm –
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Labor Day Brunch 9/4

Join us for a 3 day Brunch Weekend! Lowlands Grand Cafés are excited to bring you one more day of brunch-time bliss as you enjoy a well deserved day off from work. With brunch favorites like Hollander’s Tenderloin Gratin Skillet, Centraal’s Bibimbap Brunch Bowl, Benelux’s Bananas
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11th Annual Sausage Fest @ Café Centraal

Join us on September 16th for Café Centraal’s annual Sausage Fest! From noon to 8pm, $10 gets you all-you-can-eat sausage, and all net proceeds benefit Camp American Legion. Thank you to our Event Sponsors! Sausage Purveyors Buddy’s Meat Market Klement’s Sausage C & R Market
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Lowlands’ European Vacation

Every year, Lowlanders travel to Europe to experience “Gezellig” first-hand. It’s the best part of our jobs; a chance to absorb new aspects of Lowland European culture, including bier, cycling, culinary trends, and architecture. We do it first and foremost to brainstorm exciting new ways
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Madison Burger Week is here! Take a bite of Big Smokey

From July 28th to August 4th, Isthmus is hosting a week-long, citywide celebration showcasing the best burgers of Madison, and Café Hollander Hilldale is joining in on the fun! As breathtaking and rugged as its namesake, our Big Smokey burger packs big flavor with melt-in-your-mouth smoked gouda,
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Catch our Friday Fish Fries

Join us at Bavaria, Centraal and any Café Hollander for an amazing fish fry every Friday! Whether it’s bier and chip battered cod at Centraal and Hollander, or some prost-worthy pollock from Bavaria, the only thing fishy about these specials is the actual fish. (AND what’s more?
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Tour of America’s Dairyland Wrap-up

Sunday, June 25th marked the end of 10 great days of racing as part of the Tour of America’s Dairyland. As usual, Lowlands Group was heavily involved in the events including sponsoring the 4-day Lowlands Granfinale competition, hosting a free dinner at Café Centraal for all women racers, the
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The Petrus Sidecar – A Hollander Downer Exclusive

Check out our staff’s amazing video entry into the #bestpetruscocktail competition! Created and presented by Tyler (aka the Fresh Prince of Petrus) of Café Hollander Downer, we bring you the Petrus Sidecar. Available exclusively at Café Hollander Downer. Crafted with Petrus Aged Pale, Hennessy, Grand Marnier, lemon, a
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