Great Taste of the Midwest 2012 Thread

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DalzAle
beers 2026 º places 13 º 20:40 Thu 6/28/2012

Originally posted by TheAlum
Originally posted by DalzAle
What are the best hotels near the downtown happenings? Any suggestions are appreciated!


I have stayed at Madison Concourse (Which is amazing but pricey).. and I recommend that. But I believe Double Tree right on the square is a solid hotel with good location.. that is highly sought after for GTMW.

If someone or a couple people got rooms there, it would be very easy to carry a bottle or two downtown for the night and share them with/as a group at some point..

(nudge nudge)..


Blargh, both are booked up!

 
TheAlum
beers 7041 º places 10 º 20:41 Thu 6/28/2012

And the hotel Iím actually speaking of is Best Western on the Park..

But, I have been to the Double Tree to hang out with and pick stuff up from the Half Acre crew last year (2011)..

So, I guess I advise both..

But, Best Western is right on the square.. Madison Concourse is a block or two off it.. and Double tree is a few more blocks off it..

 
GhostFace
beers 321 º places 15 º 20:53 Thu 6/28/2012

Getting my hands on some tickets this weekend! Looks like Iíll be there after all..

Anyone heading to Madison from the Milwaukee area?

 
Brigadier
beers 3580 º places 310 º 07:14 Fri 6/29/2012

Originally posted by DalzAle
What are the best hotels near the downtown happenings? Any suggestions are appreciated!


Iím at the Doubletree with room for one more if anyone is looking for a place to crash.

 
Brigadier
beers 3580 º places 310 º 07:16 Fri 6/29/2012

Originally posted by TheAlum
And the hotel Iím actually speaking of is Best Western on the Park..

But, I have been to the Double Tree to hang out with and pick stuff up from the Half Acre crew last year (2011)..

So, I guess I advise both..

But, Best Western is right on the square.. Madison Concourse is a block or two off it.. and Double tree is a few more blocks off it..


If you want to hang out at the Brickhouse (or make a run to Rileyís) the Doubletree is a good base of operations. Itís not a terrible walk down to the Dane, Maduroís, Old Fashioned, etc or there are about five buses that run that way on a regular basis.

 
cbfobes
beers 2881 º places 27 º 07:32 Fri 6/29/2012

Originally posted by TheAlum
And the hotel Iím actually speaking of is Best Western on the Park..

But, I have been to the Double Tree to hang out with and pick stuff up from the Half Acre crew last year (2011)..

So, I guess I advise both..

But, Best Western is right on the square.. Madison Concourse is a block or two off it.. and Double tree is a few more blocks off it..



So are we going to plan something for Friday night? Danny should be getting in Thursday night so we can attend most of the activities on Friday during the day.

 
TheAlum
beers 7041 º places 10 º 07:39 Fri 6/29/2012

Originally posted by cbfobes
Originally posted by TheAlum
And the hotel Iím actually speaking of is Best Western on the Park..

But, I have been to the Double Tree to hang out with and pick stuff up from the Half Acre crew last year (2011)..

So, I guess I advise both..

But, Best Western is right on the square.. Madison Concourse is a block or two off it.. and Double tree is a few more blocks off it..



So are we going to plan something for Friday night? Danny should be getting in Thursday night so we can attend most of the activities on Friday during the day.


Not sure.

I donít think as many people will end up at Sheraton this year..

Plus, several folks have to get up early for set up duty or to set up with the breweries they are associated with..

...Might be beneficial to pack a bottle or two for the evening to carry around, no?

Kinda on the fly, so to speak..

 
DalzAle
beers 2026 º places 13 º 14:07 Mon 7/9/2012

Anyone hear any confirmations of Friday night happenings yet?

 
TheAlum
beers 7041 º places 10 º 14:10 Mon 7/9/2012

Originally posted by DalzAle
Anyone hear any confirmations of Friday night happenings yet?


Was talking to madvike and MrPickles this weekend.. and they seemed to think we should start hearing stuff soon..

Still no calendar listing for the Goose Island event though..

 
nasty31
beers 1 º 09:12 Tue 7/10/2012

Any updates lately guys...just Tryna revive this thread being a.month away now