yesterday, brad and i joined a bunch of our friends at the great taste of the midwest, a huge beer festival put on by the madison homebrewers and tasting guild.
over a hundred breweries come each year and over 500 beers are available to sample!
the beer fest runs from 1-6pm and costs $50 to attend. tickets sell out the day they go on sale, so you have to wait in line hours ahead of time to get them.
when you enter, you receive a tasting glass (i love this year’s glasses!)…
and then you just head to one of the 10+ beer tents, find an intriguing sounding brewery, and pick out a beer to try!
with so many beers, it’s impossible to try even close to all of them, so you just have to pick and choose!
there is a lot of other stuff to do besides drink beer though. lots of people bring instruments and play music, there are food tents, and brad and jeremy even found a foosball table!
seriously, wherever we are, if there is a foosball table, brad will find it and he will play at least a couple games! they found this table in the vintage brewing company tent. they played 3 or 4 games!
this was our second year attending the great taste, and we always have a great time!
the best thing about day drinking?! you recover from any hangover you might have during the night! i woke up feeling great this morning! 🙂
what’s your favorite kind of beer?
is surprised myself yesterday. i was all over the stouts, porters, and nut browns. usually i just stick to wheat beers!