Isthmus Events

Michael Fay, head brewer at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, discusses the Black Watch Scotch cask ale they'll be bringing to Isthmus Cask Ale Fest at the Madison Children's Museum on Apr. 27. more

Apr 24, 2017 10:55 AM Beer

Jeff Olson, head brewer at Karben4 Brewing, brews the Vine Pale Ale that they'll be bringing to Isthmus Cask Ale Fest. The event kicks off Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 on April 27 at the Madison Children's Museum. more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Isthmus presents the 38th annual Paddle & Portage, Madison’s favorite lake to land to lake race. Join us Saturday, July 29 at James Madison Park starting at 7 am. Registration information coming soon. more

Mar 17, 2017 10:22 AM Isthmus Events

Isthmus Food Cart Fest returns on Sunday, May 21, 2017! This year's fest will take place in Central Park from 2-6 pm and features approximately 40 local food carts offering unlimited samples, musical entertainment, & a line up of local craft beer. more

Mar 16, 2017 4:15 PM Isthmus Events

A yearly tradition now moves to the eve of Madison Craft Beer Week. Isthmus Cask Ale Fest features exclusive cask-conditioned ales from your favorite regional breweries. This year, the fest will be held at the Madison Children's Museum from 7-10 PM. more

Mar 9, 2017 2:10 PM

Join Isthmus, Miller High Life, and The Edgewater for the second concert of a truly exceptional summer series. Come listen to music by Seabird and DJ Nick Nice while enjoying amazing views of Madison from the rooftop of the hotel. more

Jul 11, 2016 1:18 PM Isthmus Events


Carolyn Fath

Isthmus Food Cart Fest 2016 rounded up a diverse array of mobile vendors. Carts from as far away as Appleton and Kenosha joined the lineup. more

May 23, 2016 2:23 PM FOOD & DRINK

Area chefs collaborate to combine cuisines, swap restaurants and compete to give you a week of unique culinary experiences. more

Feb 15, 2016 8:24 PM Isthmus Events

The 8th annual Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest will take place Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at the Alliant Energy Exhibition Hall in Madison. Tickets are on sale now. more

Sep 28, 2015 4:21 PM Isthmus Events

Robin Shepard presents a six-pack of memories from OktoBEERfest 2015. more

Sep 28, 2015 3:46 PM Beer

Join us Thursday, August 13th, from 6-8 pm at Red Rock Saloon for our next installment of Isthmus Brews & Bands! more

Aug 10, 2015 12:03 PM Isthmus Events

Isthmus Oktobeerfest features 50 Wisconsin-focused brewers for this hip interpretation of the classic German-style fest. Brewers will be joined by local artisan sausage, cheesemakers, and specialty shops to provide unlimited sampling. more

Aug 3, 2015 10:19 PM Isthmus Events

Sample and vote at five tasting events. The winning brewer at each will advance to the finals in January at Isthmus Beer & Cheese. The overall winner there will be the next Isthmus beer brewed by WBC. more

Jul 6, 2015 1:15 PM Isthmus Events

The fourth annual Isthmus Food Cart Fest celebrated great food and great weather. Standing in lines is inevitably part of an event like this. Happily, putting a blanket on the hill, chatting with friends and listening to the band is too. more

Jun 1, 2015 4:15 AM FOOD & DRINK

Join us July 18th for the 36th annual Isthmus Paddle & Portage, and the post-race party at Olin Park featuring Madison reggae band Natty Nation, food, craft brews, and the 2015 Paddle & Portage awards ceremony. more

May 11, 2015 8:32 PM Isthmus Events

Here's a link to pictures from the 2015 festival, along with links to vote for your favorite beer and cheese. more

Jan 27, 2015 2:20 AM Isthmus Events

A total of 806 participants in 417 watercraft participated in Isthmus Paddle & Portage on Saturday, July 20. Launching at James Madison Park for a loop in Lake Mendota, the teams proceeded to carry their canoes across the isthmus before hitting the w more

Jul 23, 2013 10:00 PM ARTS & CULTURE