Madison Craft Beer Week

Unique brews worth seeking out won’t be in short supply during Madison Craft Beer Week. Here are some to make tracks to taste. more

Apr 27, 2017 3:00 PM Beer

The collaborative Common Thread 2017 is an uncommon Baltic porter. “It has the backbone of an ale, yet the delicate qualities of a lager,” says Ale Asylum’s Dean Coffey. more

Apr 26, 2017 2:06 PM Beer

Visions of barleywines dance in our correspondent’s head. And it’s a pleasant confluence of Madison Craft Beer Week and National Poetry Month. more

Apr 26, 2017 10:00 AM Beer

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

Join us for the first taste of this year's edition of the Common Thread collaboration beer. The 2017 Common Thread beer is a Baltic Porter that was brewed at Ale Asylum. The happy hour event includes $1 off pints and $2 off pitchers. more

Apr 13, 2017 11:30 AM Isthmus Events


Todd Hubler

Breweries to look for at Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 include Half Acre, Boulevard, Untitled Art and more. In addition, there will be plenty of rare taps and pairings. more

Apr 5, 2017 5:14 PM Beer 1 Comments

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

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


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. 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


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

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