It’s that time of year again as Madison, Wisconsin beer-lovers, brewers and others involved in the Madison, Wisconsin beer industry gear up to be a part of the beer festivals going on this 2013 summer. A big thanks should go out to the organizations like the Madison Homebrewers Tasters Guild, BrewFest Partners and Simple Earth Hops who make these beer festivals possible. Take a minute to cheers the local brewmasters and brewfest organizers for sharing the best parts of the craft beer industry–the people and local beer.
Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest
The Simple Earth Hops Harvest Brewfest is a hop picking/beer sampling event in Dogeville, Wisconsin on Saturday, August 24. It’s a family friendly event which starts at 11am and continues through the evening with a huge community potluck at 6pm. To attend, simply register at http://hopyard.eventbrite.com/ More pictures from this event in past years are available.
Lets Host a Beer Festival Together!
BrewFest Partners hosts many fine beer fests around Madison, Wisconsin including the Milwaukee Firkin Beer Festival, Valpo Brewfest, Wheaton Brew Fest and the Great Lakes Brewfest.
Visit BrewFest Partners on Facebook.
Great Lakes Brew Fest
The Great Lakes Brew Fest is Southeastern Wisconsin’s largest beer fest hosting 4,500 attendees in Racine, Wisconsin and featuring unlimited sampling of over 250 beer, ciders and meads from over 100 breweries represented. This awesome beer lovers dream event benefits the Kiltees Drum and Bugle Core and really does feature some of the best hard to find beers.
Great Taste of the Midwest
Founded in 1987, the Great Taste of the Midwest is the 2nd largest beer event in the US and the 2nd oldest running beer festival in the US. This event is in its 27 year and this year (2013) will likely feature over 1,000 beers from hand picked Midwest only brewers designated to be cool enough by the Madison Homebrewers Tasters Guild who host and sponsor this amazing beer fest in Madison, Wisconsin.
If you are lucky enough to be a participate in this event, you can find the most up-to-date event on the office Great Taste of the Midwest Facebook page.
Midwest Brewers Fest
The Midwest Brewers Fest is in Plainfield, IL and is a great event with a great cause featuring many Midwest brewers and a VIP ticket arrangement. Find more info on Facebook by searching for Midwest Brewfest.