The Great Taste is, to our knowledge, the second longest-running craft beer festival in North America. This year, we expect 105+ breweries/brewpubs to be serving about 500 different beers right here in Madison, Wisconsin (Beer Capital of the Midwest!) in a beautiful lakeside setting with a view of the state capitol, with great food for sale, space to spread out on the grass in sun or shade to enjoy the beers and music, and with a celebrity brewer dunk tank for charity.
We also limit ticket sales to a reasonable attendance figure so you aren't standing in line all day for beer. We usually get the brewers themselves to attend and pour, so you actually have a chance to talk to the people who brewed the beer rather than someone who may not know what he or she is serving.
I have an agenda.
It's to have no agenda, except, maybe, to enjoy good beer and meet with good friends.
Oh, and, there will be a real ale tent with about 40 cask ales. Oh, and Chef Lucy Saunders will be giving a demonstration on beer and grilling. And ...
UPDATE: Photos up now on Flickr.