Madison Craft Beer Week

Collaboration is the keyword as state brewers come together to create Common Thread 2017. The collaborative beer is a different style each year. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:10 PM Beer

Watch the video to see Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 dates. more

Feb 16, 2017 11:57 AM MCBW

Win tickets to Great Dane Bockfest at Great Dane - Hilldale on February 11th. more

Feb 10, 2017 9:03 AM Giveaways


Robin Shepard

A rare appearance from Ahnapee and a visit from Perennial Artisan Ales of Missouri are among the highlights from the first weekend of Madison Craft Beer Week. Plus, you can catch Perennial again later this week. more

May 2, 2016 4:40 PM Beer


Scott R. Maurer

Beers brewed with pre-industrial methods are more than experiments. Brewers both in state and out showed off their best. more

May 2, 2016 12:05 PM Beer


Chris Winterhack

Each year a new collaborative beer, called Common Thread, is made among area brewers, to celebrate Madison Craft Beer Week. This year’s, a gose, is light, crisp, big and bold — a unique winner. more

Apr 27, 2016 12:00 PM Beer


James O'Boyle

Ten picks for Madison Craft Beer Week, Wisco edition. Even familiar breweries trot out the best stuff to show off. more

Apr 26, 2016 12:35 PM Beer


James O'Boyle

Ten picks for Madison Craft Beer Week. The breweries that come to Madison from out of state have a lot to offer, and some great surprises in store. more

Apr 26, 2016 12:35 PM Beer 1 Comments

Madison Craft Beer Week, from 2011 to the present. It may have started slow, but it didn’t start small, and it’s been growing ever since. more

Mar 24, 2016 12:24 PM MCBW


Kathy Bailey

The focus of the popular annual event will remain on the best in craft beers. more

Sep 25, 2015 3:43 PM Beer


Jonathan Levin

At Madison Public Library with a couple dozen other beer geeks, all of us listening to beer tasting guru Randy Mosher, this book talk was as much a Craft Beer Week event as any tap takeover or special release. Kyle Nabilcy reports. more

May 9, 2015 2:59 PM Beer


Ryan Browne

You usually don't find Hannah Stoffs ordering a Belgian Pale Ale, even if she brewed it herself. “I’m not a huge Belgian fan,” she says. Yet here she is at One Barrel with a pint of her winning Belgian, brewed first at home and then for One Barrel. more

May 8, 2015 12:06 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Isthmus Beer Here writer Robin Shepard offers his Madison Craft Beer Week highlights so far, and more brews not to miss. more

May 5, 2015 2:45 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

The Blue Moon and the Malt House concentrate on sours and serve dozens of funky beers, a great way to introduce sours to the uninitiated and please the enthusiasts. more

May 3, 2015 5:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

“Coffee isn’t a flavor, it’s an ingredient.” The pros dive deep into blending the buzz of caffeine with the blanket of alcohol at the “Uppers and Downers” tasting for Madison Craft Beer Week. more

May 2, 2015 2:05 PM Beer


Todd Hubler

With more than 380 events during a week that lasts, improbably, 11 days, even the most dedicated beer fans can use some help in navigating the crowded (overcrowded?) schedule. These are our don’t-miss picks. more

Apr 30, 2015 10:23 AM Beer

Homebrews vs. European fair, A Taste of Willy St. and new openings! more

Apr 30, 2015 9:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Imagine a feature-length documentary about the craft beer industry that doesn’t include Wisconsin. Tough to picture, isn’t it? That’s why the East Coast makers of “Brewland” will be in the state for five days in May. more

Apr 29, 2015 5:09 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

A group of Wisconsin’s woman brewers took the lead in developing the recipe for a Belgian tripel, the fourth version of Common Thread, a collaborative beer showcased during Madison Craft Beer Week. more

Apr 29, 2015 11:30 AM Beer

It was possibly the most hotly anticipated event during the opening weekend of Madison Craft Beer Week, and for my part, I expected the Angelic Brewing reunion party to be a good night of drinking. more

May 6, 2013 12:18 AM Beer


March 27, 2017

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March 30, 2017

  • Isthmus Picks


    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


March 31, 2017

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    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


April 1, 2017

  • Isthmus Picks


    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608


April 2, 2017

  • Isthmus Picks


    UW Cinematheque, Union South-Marquee & Chazen Museum of Art; Barrymore Theatre; and Sundance Cinemas 608

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