MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers and other state and community officials will visit eight craft breweries in Wisconsin, including Mosinee, on Sept. 26 as part of Wisconsin Craft Brewery Day.

“Brewing is a defining industry for Wisconsin, with a long and rich history,” Evers said in a news release. “I’m thrilled to see the progress craft brewers have made throughout the state, embracing craft beer trends, providing an alternative gathering space for the public and allowing Wisconsin to maintain its reputation of creating quality beer for all.”

While on tour, officials will highlight the economic contributions craft breweries provide to Wisconsin’s communities. According to the Brewers Association, Wisconsin had 160 craft breweries in 2017, and these businesses generated more than $2.25 billion in total economic impact.

Stops along the craft brewery tour include Octopi Brewing in Waunakee, The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire, Mosinee Brewing Co. in Mosinee, Potosi Brewing Company’s Breweriana Museum in Potosi, Titletown Brewing Co. in Green Bay, East Troy Brewing Co. in East Troy, Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior and a final stop at the Oktoberfest celebration in La Crosse.

Social cheers

To end the day, craft beer fans are encouraged to participate in a Statewide Cheers at 4:30 p.m. on social media. Using the hashtag #WICraftBeer, all fans of craft beer are encouraged to head to their local craft brewery and post a picture hoisting a Wisconsin craft beer.