31st Great Taste of the Midwest Pre-Festival Parties

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Skyview
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beers 6222 º 17:58 Tue 8/1/2017

The 31st Annual Great Taste of the Midwest is approaching fast. Below are the confirmed pre-festival parties featuring specific brewery tap takeover. The list will be periodically updated as we confirm additional events. For more detail of each event, go to this LINK.

 
Skyview
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beers 6222 º 17:59 Tue 8/1/2017

Wed: August 9
 
Odd Side Ales @ Dexter’s Pub
- 301 North St, Madison
    - Tap takeover
    - 11 am to 11 pm

Summit Brewing @ Flying Hound Ale House
- 6317 McKee Rd, Fitchburg
- Brumuda BRU release party
- Tap takeover
- 5 pm to close

 
Skyview
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beers 6222 º 17:59 Tue 8/1/2017

Thu: August 10 
 
2nd Annual St Louis Tap Take Over @ Dexters Pub
- 301 North St, Madison
   - Perennial, 4 Hands, 2nd Shift, Narrow Gauge, and Civil Life. 
   - 11 am to 2 pm
 
3 Sheep Brewing @ Growler’s To Go-Go
- 2927 E Washington Ave, Madison
  - Tap takeover
   - 11 am to 9 pm

O’so Brewing  @ Barley Pop
- 2045 Atwood Ave #107, Madison
    - Sour tap takeover
    - 4 pm to 10 pm
 
Door County Brewing @ Craftsman Table & Tap
- 6712 Frank Lloyd Wright Ave, Middleton
    - Tap takeover
    - 4 pm to close
 
Coronado Brewing  @ Field Table
- 10 W Mifflin St, Madison
    - New England Style IPA release
    - 4 pm to close
 
Founders @ Coopers Tavern
- 20 W Mifflin St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to 1 am
 
Summit Brewing @ Free House Pub
- 1902 Parmenter St, Middleton
- Brumuda BRU release party
- Tap takeover
- 4 pm to close
 
Good City Brewing @ Alchemy
- 1980 Atwood Ave, Madison
    - Tap takeover
    - 5 to 11 pm
 
J.K. Farmhouse Cider @ Next Door Brewing
- 2439 Atwood Ave, Madison
    - Cider takeover
    - 5 to 8 pm

 
Skyview
admin
beers 6222 º 18:00 Tue 8/1/2017

Fri: August 11
 
Bell Brewing @ Maduro
- 117 E Main St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 10 am to close 

Great Lakes & Lakefront Brewing @ Rigby Pub
- 119 E Main St, Madison
  - Tap takeover
   - 10 am to 2 am
 
New Glarus Vintage 2016 Release @ New Glarus Brewing
   - Vintage 2016 Sour Blonde Release
   - 10 am to  daily allocation runs out 
 
Atwater & O’Fallon @ Red Zone
- 1212 Regent St, Madison
   - Detroit vs St. Louis Tap take over Duel
   - 11 am to close
 
B. Nektar Meads @ Steve’s
- 3618 University Ave, Madison
   - Mead tastings
   - 11 am to 3 pm 
 
Central Waters Brewing @ Lucille
- 101 King St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 11 am to 2 am
 
Indeed Brewing @ Dexters
- 301 North St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 11 am to 11 pm 
 
Mobcraft Brewing @ Sconnie Bar
- 1421 Regent St, Madison
   - Sour releases
   - 11 am to close
 
Toppling Goliath @ Blue Moon Bar & Grill
- 2535 University Ave, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 11 am to close
 
Two Brothers Brewing @ Brocach
- 7 W Main St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 11 am to close
 
Founders/Odd Side/Shorts Brewing @ Hopcat
- 222 W Gorham St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 12 pm to close 
 
New Holland @ Growlers to Go-Go
- 2927 E Washington Ave, Madison
  - Tap takeover
   - 12 to 9 pm
 
Funk Factory & Friends Pre Party  @ Funk Factory
- 1602 Gilson St, Madison
   - Sours from 18th Street/Almanac/Forager/Mikerphone/Off Color/Penrose/Transient/Un Année/Untitled Art
   - 3 pm to close 
 
Goose Island @ Madison’s
- 119 King St, Madison
   - Special releases
   - 3 to 10 pm
 
Three Floyds Invation @ Argus Beer & Grill
- 123 E. Main St. Madison
   - Tap takeover
   -  3 pm to when beer runs out

Two Brothers Brewing @ Buck N Badger
- 115 State St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   -  3 pm to close

Against The Grain @ Gennas
- 105 W Main St, Madison
   - Wild Ales releases
  - 4 pm to close
 
Blind Pig @ Mason Lounge
- 416 S Park St., Madison
   - Tap takeover
  - 4 pm to close
 
Door County Brewing @ Robin Room
- 821 E Johnson St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to close
 
Half Acre @ Coopers Tavern
- 20 W Mifflin St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to 1 am
 
Lake Louie Brewing @ Star Liquor
- 1209 Williamson St, Madison
- Free Tastings
- 4 to 7 pm

Liftbridge @ Paul’s Club
- 204 State St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to close
 
One Barrel Brewing @ Eno Vino
- 601 Junction Rd, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - Tentative: 4 to 9 pm

O’so Brewing @ Malthouse
- 2609 E Washington Ave, Madison
   - Tap takeover 
   - 4 pm to 11 pm
 
Tallgrass @ Heritage
- 131 E Mifflin St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to close
 
Upland Brewing @ Cask & Ale
- 212 State St, Madison
   -  Tap takeover
   - 4 pm to close
 
Bare Bones & Lion’s Tail Brewing @ Next Door Brewing
- 2439 Atwood Ave, Madison
   - Two breweries from Fox Valley area tap takeover
   - 5 to 8 pm

Capital Brewery @ AC Hotel Downtown
- 1 N. Webster Street, Madison
- Tap takeover
- 5 to 8 pm

New Glarus Brewing @ Off Broadway Drafthouse
- 5404 Raywood Rd, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 5 pm to 12 am

Hop Haus Brewing @ Robinia Courtyard
- 829 E Washington Ave, Madison
- Tap takeover
- 5 pm to close
 
Lake Louie Brewing @ Jordan’s Big 10 Pub
- 1330 Regent Street, Madison
- Tap takeover
- 5 to 8 pm
 
Perennial Artisan Ales @ Brasserie V
- 1923 Monroe St., Madison
- Tap takeover
- 5 pm to 11:45 pm

Potosi @ Graze
- 1 S Pinckney St #107, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 5 pm to close
 
Revolution Brewing @ Essen Haus Madison
- 514 E Wilson St, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 5 pm to 8 pm
 
Une Anne Brewing @ BarleyPop Tap & Shop
- 2045 Atwood Ave, Madison
- Tap takeover
- 5 pm to 12 am

Upper Hand Brewing @ Glass Nickel Pizza - East
- 2916 Atwood Ave, Madison
   - Tap takeover
   - 5 pm to 12 am
 
Midwest Special @ Mr. Brews Taphouse
- 305 W. Johnson St., Madison
   - Beers from Kentucky, Nebraska, Fulton, Sand Creek
   - 6 pm to 12 am
 
New Belgium & Ballast Point @ Nomad
- 418 E Wilson St, Madison
  - Tap takeover

 
Skyview
admin
beers 6222 º 18:00 Tue 8/1/2017

Sat: August 12
 
New Glarus Vintage 2016 Release @ New Glarus Brewing
   - Vintage 2016 Sour Blonde Release
   - 10 am to  daily allocation runs out 

 
Clownoisseur
beers 523 º places 1 º 20:23 Tue 8/1/2017

Looks like fun!

Not sure how much I will venture out....but, the Funk Factory event is definitely on my list.

Of course, the festival is the main event.

Can’t wait!

 
nuplastikk
beers 7327 º places 52 º 22:12 Wed 8/2/2017

Originally posted by Clownoisseur
Looks like fun!

Not sure how much I will venture out....but, the Funk Factory event is definitely on my list.

Of course, the festival is the main event.

Can’t wait!


Funk Factory should be solid. Add Jester King and Off Color to the guest breweries too, I’m pretty sure.

 
Skyview
admin
beers 6222 º 15:58 Mon 8/7/2017

Originally posted by nuplastikk
Originally posted by Clownoisseur
Looks like fun!

Not sure how much I will venture out....but, the Funk Factory event is definitely on my list.

Of course, the festival is the main event.

Can’t wait!


Funk Factory should be solid. Add Jester King and Off Color to the guest breweries too, I’m pretty sure.


Update:
So far the Funk Factory Geuzeria Great Taste Pre-Party has the following ten breweries confirmed:
18th Street Brewery
Almanac
Forager
Funk Factory Geuzeria
Mikerphone
Off Color Brewing
Penrose
Transient
Un Année
Untitled Art

We’ll keep adding them as we receive confirmation. Therefore, yes, more to come!

 
Skyview
admin
beers 6222 º 21:58 Mon 8/7/2017

The 2017 Great Taste of the Midwest program has just been uploaded to their website. LINK

 
jackl
beers 8677 º places 740 º 22:53 Mon 8/7/2017

Originally posted by Skyview
The 2017 Great Taste of the Midwest program has just been uploaded to their website. LINK

Awesome. Have any under-the-radar recommendations from this year’s list?

 
islay
beers 3622 º places 18 º 23:43 Mon 8/7/2017

Originally posted by jackl
Originally posted by Skyview
The 2017 Great Taste of the Midwest program has just been uploaded to their website. LINK

Awesome. Have any under-the-radar recommendations from this year’s list?


I’m a big Pig Minds fan. Much better than a lot of more heralded breweries from Chicago; perhaps even my favorite brewery in Illinois.

The Brewing Projekt is probably the best brewery in western Wisconsin aside from the great Dave’s BrewFarm.

Griffin Claw is one of the best Detroit-area breweries; I’m not sure how big of a name they are throughout the Midwest.

Looking at the program, I gotta say: Only eight rookies!? C’mon! There are so many breweries springing up; there should be MUCH higher turnover at such a prominent beer festival (25%? 50%?). My goal with the Great Taste is to drink as few beers from breweries I’ve heard of as possible, and that’s hard to do when almost all of them were in last year’s program. The more obscure the better, I say.