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Madison, WI Craft Beer Week 2016

Madison Craft Beer Week Event Guidebook 2016


I know, we are all excited about Madison craft beer week, and we should be! But there is soooo much going on that there is no way I could possibly talk about every event. Available at many breweries is a pocket book with all the events and there’s also an app (search the app store for Madison craft beer week). Here are some of the events I’m particularly interested in, along with events highlighting Wisconsin beer. Enjoy!

Friday 4/29

Grumpy Sausage and Beer pairing- at the Grumpy Troll in collaboration with Ruef’s Meat market of New Glarus

Reinheits Revolt! Release- Tex Tubs, from 4-10. This event is showcasing a homebrewing contest winner, tapping their Belgian-style Witbier brewed with Juniper and Peppercorns

Beer and Chocolate pairing at Table Wine- local craft beers paired with Gail Ambrosius chocolates, 5-7

Saturday 4/30

Crazy Sours Saturday- Blue Moon, they’ll have Count to Two on tap, a collab they’ve done with O’so Brewing

18% Dogfish Head sampling at Trixie’s along with a Grateful Dead collab brew American Beauty

Cask ale fest at Breese Stevens Field, $40, from 2-5

Sunday 5/1

Bacon, Blues, and Brews with Karben4 at Essen Haus. 3-7, with live music, and a special release not on market yet (I’m guessing it’s their pale cream ale which will be released on 4/29)

Stalzy’s Tyranena beer breakfast, 7:30-2, a 3 course breakfast with Tyranena beer pairings

Bloom Bakeshop pop-up at One Barrel Brewing Co. If you’ve never had any of Bloom’s delicious treats or breakfast sandwiches in Middleton, make it here!

Bomber Bombardment at Vintage Brewing. From noon-midnight they’ll have bombers of rare sours, barrel aged strong ales, and archived seasonals

Monday 5/2

Ale Asylum and Bells are taking over ALL 24 taps at Dexters

Epic tap takeover at Brickhouse BBQ- the outside patio upstairs will be open!

Tuesday 5/3

Door County Brewing will have special tappings at Brasserie V, including a beer they’ve been brewing just for Brasserie V, a Belgian tripel with vanilla bean and Barriques blend coffee

Limited Reserve days at Free House- limited releases on tap from Potosi, Hinterland, Founders, Surly, Rodenbach, and New Glarus

Wednesday 5/4

Rare kegs from Alaskan brewing and Great Lakes on tap at Jordan’s Big Ten Pub, with a barrel aged blackout stout from Great Lakes and an Alaskan vintage 2011 Perseverance

New Glarus rarities at Tipsy Cow starting at 4. They’ll have Vintage 14- an American wild ale with a blend of 1-, 2-, and 3-year old beers aged in oak

Zombie Dust at Tip Top Tavern- I know this is not Wisconsin beer, but if you missed having it at Robin Room, this may be your last chance for a while.

Thursday 5/5

Upland brewing taking over at Gib’s with lots of lambics

Courtyard party with One Barrel at A-Ok/Julep, 5 1BBL brews and live bluegrass outside

Friday 5/6

Break Thru tap takeover at Craftsman Table and Tap with 5 Rabbit, Deschutes, Metropolitan, Seattle Cider, Uinta, Une Anne, and Almanac Brewing

Perennial tap takeover at Forequarter- also not Wisconsin, but great beer and great food

Potosi and Biloba tap takeover at Next Door Brewing Company

Saturday 5/7

Beer brats and Chill at Alt Brew. Brats from Conscious Carnivore, 1-9, all gluten free :)

Atwood Pub Crawl, grab a punch card at 1BBL or Next Door, sample collaborative beer at participating bars all along Atwood. And if you make it to every stop you get a commemorative glass

Founders KBS!!- Jordan’s Big Ten (starts at 11) and High Noon Saloon (starts at 4)

Beer cocktails with Yahara Bay Distillery at Hop Haus (who’s building a patio!), 2-11

Underground Food Collective food truck pop-up at Funk Factory Geuzeria, a small local brewery down Park street with traditional style lambics and sours, 3-8

Sunday 5/8

Sunday Bloody Funday at Ale Asylum, 1-4, you can get tickets through the Isthmus, includes unlimited hand crafted bloodies from local restaurants and Ale Asylum beer. Food carts will be there for food purchases.

Mutha Pucka bottle release at Next Door Brewing, from 2-9, their Blonde Sour ale with Pineapple. It’s a new recipe this year! Limit 2 per customer

Weeklong Events-

Kill the keg at Roman Candles, finish a keg and win a free two topping large pizza!

Free sampling at: Trixie’s, Metcalfe’s, Star liquor, and Cannery Wine and spirits. Check out the website/app to see what beers are on particular days

Week at the Beach- Waypoint in Monona. All week they’ll have hard to find brews from Green Flash, Coronado, Ballast Point, Alesmith, and The Bruery. If you can’t make it out to San Diego (like me in a month!), this is your next best bet

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