Beer Here! Craft Beer Week Picks

May 4-13, 2018

April 30, 2018

So much beer!  So little time!

Craft beer lovers get absolutely giddy thinking about all the beer they can taste during Madison's Craft Beer Week. No matter which style is your favorite, you'll find something to make your taste buds very happy.

Bars, restaurants, grocery stores and liquor stores all get in on the fun. You can check out a variety of samplings at either Metcalfe's location, or at Festival Foods. There are plenty of tap takeovers, and other fun events to experience.

Here are some that I thought were a little bit more creative than others.

Star Wars Day at Tex Tubb's Taco Palace, Friday May 4, 2-11pm. This is not the only Star Wars themed event (May the 4th be with you), but they've got beers named for the occasion. From Dead Bird Brewing, and Next Door Brewing, there's BelHan Solo, Winduy's Purple Pale Ale, Darth Cocoa Porter and Brewbacca Java.

Great Taste of the Midwest Ticket Sales, various locations, Sunday May 6th at noon. Folks will start lining up Saturday night for their chance to buy tickets to the mother of all beer fests. Good luck to all of you hoping to get tickets!

Movie and Doritos Tasting at Bos Meadery, 8-10pm May 10th Mead and Doritos pairings at this event that also includes the screening of the movie The World's End.

Beer and Cupcake Flight at Next Door Brewing, 11am to 11pm May 11th. Cupcakes and beer. A winning combination.

O'So Brewing and Tie Dye Craft Day at Off Broadway Draft House, 11am -4pm May 12. Sample beers from Plover's O'So Brewing while tie dying a shirt!

See the complete list of beer events here.