Tickets for the third annual Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest would make an excellent holiday gift. Buy a pair for that special someone on your shopping list, or make it a gift for yourself!
Join us between the lakes in frosty Madison for a wintertime celebration of Wisconsin's finest beer and artisanal cheeses fro 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 21 at the Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall. Meet and mingle with brewers and cheesemakers from all over the great state of Wisconsin, as you sample their delicious and often hard-to-find products.
There are currently more than 20 participating breweries, and nearly as many cheesemakers and other artisanal food purveyors -- and their numbers keep on growing.
If you've been extra nice this year, make sure Santa brings you a few Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest premium tasting tickets. This ticket gets you (and a small number of others) into the fest an hour before anyone else to taste some extra special products from vendors that may not be available later in the day. Watch for special offerings from the Great Dane, Ale Asylum and others! This hot ticket is $75 and only available online and at Isthmus Publishing offices.
All tickets are limited. Advance general tickets are $40 and can be purchased online, as well as at Isthmus Publishing on 101 King St., and Steve's locations. Discounted $35 tickets are also available, with a qualifying purchase of beer or cheese at Star Liquor. Plus, on the day of the fest, Union Cab will be offering free rides to the event and discounted rides from it.
Follow the fest on Facebook for updates and more details.
The 2012 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, TRICOR Insurance, Union Cab, Fromagination, Brennan's, Gorst Hops, and Star Liquor.