- 6:30 PM
Tours depart from the Riviera Building, 812 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva. The tour was developed by the Society and Black Point Estate & Gardens in conjunction with the Lake Geneva Preservation Commission and the Geneva Lake Museum.
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About the Event
Enjoy an afternoon touring Black Point Estate & Garden and cruising around Geneva Lake while learning about the history of the beer barons that vacationed and lived along its shores.
Conrad Seipp built Black Point Estate in 1888, but he was just one of six brewing tycoons that found rest and relaxation along the region's picturesque lakefront. You will know some of these brewers by name and others will surprise you. After enjoying a scenic lake tour, you'll arrive at Seipp's former estate, considered one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture and furniture in the Midwest and one of the oldest mansions in Lake Geneva.
Once at Black Point, guests will be treated to a program and beer tasting of beers unique to the region led by Michael Rehberg, a Wisconsin native, lead interpreter at Black Point Estate and Gardens, and a historic brewery expert. This program highlights the evolution of the brewing industry in Milwaukee and Chicago with a local flavor. No presentation about beer would be complete without a tasting, so we will raise a glass or two together. We will sample beers from Wisconsin breweries as well as a few from further afield. Light snacks will be provided by Lake Geneva Country Meats and Heavenly Delights.
$68/person (includes tours, beer tastings, snacks, and a souvenir mug).
About the Location
Lake Geneva Cruise Line launches from Riviera Docks
812 Wrigley Drive
Lake Geneva, WI 53147