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Dinners, brewers, takeovers and more all contribute to the fun of Madison Craft Beer Week. But for some, it’s really all about a few special beers. Read more

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Scott Maurer

Great Taste of the Midwest is almost upon us. That means pre-parties. We single out some special releases and more. Read more

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One might argue that brewing delicious beer is, in itself, a service to the community. But the folks at Surly Brewing Company take it a step further with a charitable program that connects beer lovers with volunteer opportunities. Read more

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Octopi Brewing

Hops become art in a heady beer collaboration at MMoCA. Meg Mitchell teams up with Octopi brewing for some interactive art … that you can drink. Read more

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There will be plenty of special events during Madison Craft Beer Week. Here are some special, limited and rare brews worth marking your calendar for. Read more

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Rachal Duggan

Pours to look for at the 2018 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival include Moundz Barz, Blackwater Scotch Ale, Mexican Mocha imperial stout and more. And check out over 30 new breweries and cideries. Read more

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Todd Hubler

Atwood Beer Week features community benefits, pairings and more. Plus a pair of pub crawls highlights the east versus the west side of the street. Read more

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David Michael Miller

Isthmus’ Oktobeerfest welcomes wine, special beers — and of course the classic Oktoberfest lagers. Over 40 craft breweries and cideries and 11 wineries are on tap. Read more

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Justin Sprecher

2017 Cask Ale Fest for Madison Craft Beer Week Read more

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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. Read more

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Scott Maurer

Cask Ale Fest showcases naturally fermented brews served directly from the barrel they’re conditioned in. These beers offer brewers a chance to be creative and can showcase different sides of otherwise familiar brews. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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Great Dane's Bockfest at Great Dane Hilldale Feb. 11, 2017. Read more

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Richard Hartley

Why is this night different from all other nights? More rare beers. Here are our picks for the best of the Great Taste of the Midwest beer fest pre-parties. Read more

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