Great Taste of the Midwest

Heaven For Beer Lovers

Is this heaven? No, it's Olin Park! Beer lovers from around the world convene in Madison every August for the Great Taste of the Midwest, put on by the Midwest Homebrewers and Tasters Guild. My boyfriend Mike and I attended for around the 20th year (I need to go count my old taster glasses to make...
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Great Taste 2019

If there were a heaven created especially for beer drinkers, I imagine it would look a little like Olin Park on Saturday. It's time once again for the Great Taste of the Midwest, with a ticket that's almost as hard to get as those yellow tickets in Willy Wonka candy bars. I've been to the Taste...
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Great Friends, Great Beer

Another Great Taste of the Midwest has come and gone. My boyfriend Mike and I just figured out that it was our 20th Taste, and we've learned quite a lot over the years. Here are just a few tidbits we don't mind passing along. 1. You can't try them all. I heard that there were at least 1700 beers...
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Beer Here! Craft Beer Week Picks

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...
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5 Best Great Taste Beer Names

Another Great Taste of the Midwest Beer Festival is on the books--and no, I did not try all 1200 beers that were available! Here's a list of some of the funniest beer names I encountered on my journey through the land of hops and barley: 1. Butterfly Farts from Brenner Brewery in Milwaukee. I did...
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