Thursday, August 06, 2009


Yours for Good travels to Madison, Wisconsin this weekend to attend the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival ... for the first time.

Great Taste of the Midwest 2009From the festival website:

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 family and 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.


  1. Sounds like heaven ... have fun!

  2. Very very jealous. Enjoy the trip and make sure to update us upon your return.


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