Ho-Chunk Gaming's 24-hour gaming house—open 365 days a year for play on slot machines, bingo, blackjack and more—has now completed renovations on its Spirit Bar at Ho-Chunk Gaming Wisconsin Dells in southern Wisconsin.
The bar's grand opening on Friday, July 22, unveiled the rich woodsy redesign—and the casino's first-ever house brew, “Blackjack Lager."
“Full calorie American lagers are popular amongst our clientele,” Summer WhiteEagle, Ho-Chunk Gaming's senior food and beverage manager, said in a press release. “Ho-Chunk wanted to offer its very own house lager. We began researching and speaking with local breweries and after narrowing down our choices, Capital Brewery seemed to be the obvious choice."
The brew is a "sweet, malted barley premium brew containing approximately 4 percent of alcohol," in the words of Kirby Nelson, a brew master at Capital Brewery. “It has a unique flavor that is not too crafty which gives it approachability.”
Nelson, a 25-year Capital Brewery veteran, attended the grand opening to "meet and greet" and answer any questions.
The Blackjack Lager logo design was a collaborative effort between Wisconsin Distributors and WhiteEagle. “Blackjack Lager” 22 ounce mugs are available for purchase with the added incentive of discounted pricing on refills with the mug.