April 20, 2023

2023 Spring Craft Beer Walk – Downtown Appleton

Once again, Appleton celebrates National Craft Beer Week this Spring! Each year a traditional Craft Beer Walk occurs through the beautiful downtown and riverfront the Saturday of Craft Beer Week. If you can't join us this Spring, a second Craft Beer Walk occurs in downtown Appleton in the Fall.  Be sure to "Save the Date" for the Fall walk which will take place Saturday, October 21.

Craft Beer Walk 2023

The Event: Enjoy a tasting tour of Wisconsin brewed beers at a variety of establishments within beautiful Downtown and the Riverfront.  The event this Spring will be on Saturday, May 13 from 3 – 8 pm.  It will target several establishments, grouped geographically, per each of the walks. The East End and West End Routes include 8 stops. You can also create your own walk from 8 of the 16 participating venues. Each stop features 3 oz samples of two delicious Wisconsin craft beers.

The Appleton Craft Beer Walk event is designed for both true beer aficionados and novice beer drinkers.  Information will be at each stop to educate participants about the styles and attributes of the beers they’re tasting.  Participants stroll past unique shopping and dining places while walking from venue to venue. Participants should feel free to stop in and make dinner reservations at the local restaurants for after they finish the walk.

Logo for Downtown Appleton Craft Beer Walk 2023.

You can pick your route from 3 different options and register either at your favorite watering hole or online. Each ticket includes the two FREE brew samples at each venue on your walk, a commemorative Craft Beer Walk logo glass, and walk wristband (the glass and wristband are both required to receive samples at each stop). The commemorative glass for use that day is also to take home to remember the fun!  Buy your ticket at any of the participating locations and follow the event on Facebook for updates. Online registration is also available at  Tickets are available while supplies last.

Create Your Own Route 

A Create Your Own Route option is available this spring.  Do you like certain stops and/or the samples on both routes? Choose the custom option and create your own route by choosing any 8 stops out of the 16 participating establishments! Now that’s how you find your perfect brew - where will you stop?

You don't have to try all the free samples on your tour, but it may be hard to resist!  We invite you to just relax and enjoy a leisurely day, relishing some of the best craft beers from across Wisconsin.  You may even wish to buy a pint of your new favorite brew and relax a little longer on your walk. You can enjoy a variety of public art as you make your way from venue to venue to taste the variety of craft beers you will encounter.  Enjoy our outstanding downtown and riverfront and, of course, truly remarkable craft beers.

Make it a great getaway! 

Iconic photo of the Franklin Street Inn

Need overnight accommodations for the Craft Beer Walk? The Franklin Street Inn Bed and Breakfast is just blocks from the  activities. Park in our free customer parking and enjoy the event knowing it is just a short walk back to the Inn. Whether staying Friday night, Saturday after the walk, or for the weekend, after a relaxing night’s rest you’ll be treated to an exceptional full breakfast to start off the day. Book a room and "Come relax with us!"