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Green Bay: A City Defined by Football, or Something Else?

Posted on January 16th, 2017 in Getaways, Green Bay Activities, Green Bay attractions, Packers Football.

Green Bay Packers Football GameIt is no secret that Green Bay loves the Packers. The city is filled with fantastic fans, some who come from far and wide to watch their team play. The reason is not just because it has brought back the Lombardi trophy four times. It is also because of a special relationship between the team and the community. The Packers are the only professional sports team in the country to be owned by shareholders. There are 363,948 owners, many of them live in greater Green Bay. As a result, the Packers are rooted in here. If you find yourself wondering why there is a 955 year waitlist for season tickets, you need to visit Green Bay and pay homage to Lambeau Field. Take a tour of the stadium. It will excite anyone, not just football fans. So make your reservation at Astor House for your next visit to Green Bay. We are just ten minutes from the stadium!

Football and Beer, A Perfect Match

Green Bay BeerIf the talk of football made you thirsty for beer, you are in luck! Green Bay has a thriving craft beer industry. There are a number of local brewers that make quality beer. Titletown Brewing Company, located where a railroad depot once stood for over three quarters century, is now a restaurant and a microbrewery. It is beautifully renovated, and situated near the Fox River. Badger State Brewing has won several awards for its craft beer, and is located in the Lambeau Field “Stadium District”. The LeatherHead Brewing Company is also an award winning craft beer brewery. You can get a yoga lesson and drink beer there! Stillmank Brewing is independently owned, and it has several unique flavors that you can’t find anywhere else. Another great craft brewery is the Hinterland Beer Company. Enjoy $3 tacos on a Tuesday night, or $42 wood-fire grilled elk loin. You’ll want to Check the brewery tours schedule as you make your plans.

 Football, Wine, and Cheese, Only in Green Bay

Wisconsin grows more than just hops for beer. There are several wineries that use locally grown, cold-hardy grapes. Duck Creek Vineyard and Winery blends its own grapes with other local fruits in their wines. Astor House room with fireplaceParallel 44 takes advantage of Green Bay’s latitude, and uses grapes that can survive cold, wintery conditions to produce award-winning wines. Mona Rose Winery specializes in small batch hand-crafted wines. Captain’s Walk Winery, with a sister winery in Algoma, offers the ultimate Wisconsin experience:  The pairing of award-winning wines with real Wisconsin cheeses. There are over ten cheese companies within an hour drive from Green Bay. Alternatively, you can bring a bottle of wine back to Astor House and enjoy a glass of wine or a pint of beer in front of a roaring fire, with a good book or good company. Check online for our availability today and experience the spirit of Green Bay like never before.