Madison Craft Beer Week

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Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby workboy7 » Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Just a little self-promotion here...Pooley's will be hosting the cask ale tasting on Sat May 5th.
http://www.madbeerweek.com/kick-off
Diggity's, the fancy-pants hot dog stand inside of Pooley's, will be offering some wursts of the best kind to accompany the brass band playing German drinking songs....

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby wallrock » Mon Apr 30, 2012 12:17 pm

I'm really looking forward to this, and I'm sure all that German drinking music will have me in the mood for encased meats.

There's a ton of things I'd like to do during MCBW but my only for-certain events are this, Great Taste tickets on Sunday and the Abita oyster special at the Bayou. I thought about signing up for that Belgian barrel-aged Quad tasting at the Malt House but it sounds like it could be trouble.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby jjoyce » Mon Apr 30, 2012 1:14 pm

Picks for the week from Robin Shepard:

http://www.thedailypage.com/eats/articl ... icle=36608

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby Marvell » Mon Apr 30, 2012 3:18 pm

I had a chance to go on the 'Backwoods Beer tour' with Robin last weekend; very cool person, extremely knowledgeable about beer. Also, she apparently has a genetic anomaly that gives her 1000x the taste buds of a 'normal' person. She's, like, a brewing superhero!

Picked up my Craft Beer Week guide. Holy shit! There are so many awesome events that my liver began to hurt just looking at it.

Wednesday night Hop Head Tours is going to be running a free shuttle van around various East side / Downtown drinking establishments.

Sadly, free bacon night at Wando's is not on the itinerary. Which is probably for the best, in that there's sure to be enough chundering going on without throwing some industrial-grade bacon gobbling into the mix.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby nichole » Tue May 01, 2012 9:00 am

Seconded, Robyn is awesome. She also hosts the FEMs meetings at Vintage.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby Athena » Tue May 01, 2012 10:29 am

There's too many things going on! I used the website and resized it to a tiny font and still ended up with 16 pages. I'm probably only going to do things that don't require reservations since my husband works too many hours during the week and isn't always able to get out. Also, I'm not sure what sort of shape I'll be in on Sunday night after waiting in line all morning. I do know that I'll try to get to something at both Vintage and Brassiere V as they're both having several great events.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby gargantua » Tue May 01, 2012 10:53 am

Marvell wrote: Also, she apparently has a genetic anomaly that gives her 1000x the taste buds of a 'normal' person.


For those who may not know, this is a real thing. The term for them is "supertaster", and is much more common to women.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby green union terrace chair » Tue May 01, 2012 12:18 pm

gargantua wrote:
Marvell wrote: Also, she apparently has a genetic anomaly that gives her 1000x the taste buds of a 'normal' person.


For those who may not know, this is a real thing. The term for them is "supertaster", and is much more common to women.

Tetrachromacy also is more common in women (actually I think it only happens in women). http://www.blogadilla.com/2008/06/08/ar ... rachromat/

At least men still have a finer sense of physical comedy.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby Athena » Sun May 06, 2012 5:30 pm

The cask ale tasting was a lot of fun. That Central Waters Belgian with honey was incredibly good. After about an hour of drinking, my husband and I stopped in at the bar and got food which was also very good. Today we stood in line for tickets and got lucky and were inside the Capitol Brewery during the rain. Tonight dinner at Merchant with Sixpoint Brewery. Oh, and almost forgot that we went to Vintage on Friday night and I got my Common Thread mug. I was surprised at how well the beer turned out and I love the design of the mug.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby kimm » Thu May 17, 2012 12:07 pm

I decided I was too effing lazy to sort through the gigantic list of events. Last year it was a managable browse through the listings. This year it seemed spread out, for good or bad. My loss, I'm sure.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby john_titor » Fri May 04, 2018 5:46 pm

2018 looking decent. You guys did a nice job taking it over. The insert is appreciated as well. Apps are dead.

I want brewing projekt and toppling Goliath in general, I want to try the 3sheeps neipa, and I have always liked japanese beer and want to try the coedo. I am still working on my appreciation of sours. Are the bottles to be sold at funk factory worthwhile?

While golfing is not my bag I thought the beer and golf idea clever and probably successful.

What robins have got your worm?

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby gargantua » Fri May 04, 2018 9:37 pm

Had a great start with the Central Waters event at the Malt House. Nice, polite crowd and enough 2017 Black Gold for everyone who got there within about an hour of the start.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby thebookpolice » Wed May 09, 2018 8:48 am

john_titor wrote:I am still working on my appreciation of sours. Are the bottles to be sold at funk factory worthwhile?

While FFG's beers are typically excellent, many are not what I'd call entry level. If you're still getting used to the general style, I would recommend trying some Meerts variants on tap at the Taproom first. The bottles -- outside of Strawberry Meerts, which should be really easy-drinkin' and fun -- are of the slightly more complex and challenging variety. Some of the bottled beers being released this week are also available in smaller quantities either on tap or for in-house bottle consumption at the Taproom, too.

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Re: Madison Craft Beer Week

Postby john_titor » Thu May 10, 2018 10:45 am

Thanks for the tips TBP. I will try it out. Also congrats on the eater list getting picked up in Google News. I expect you got a lot of traffic.


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