Can you think of somebody who would love the gift of beer and cheese? Tickets to the fifth annual Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest would make an excellent holiday gift for that special someone, or as a treat for yourself, reclaim your role as a favorite gift-giver!
Join us in frosty Madison for a wintertime celebration of Wisconsin's finest beer and artisanal cheeses. The festival will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Saturday, January 18 at the Alliant Energy Center 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.
More than 50 breweries are participating, along with many cheesemakers and other artisanal food purveyors -- and their numbers are still 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 when we get closer to the event! This hot ticket is $75 and only available online and at the Isthmus Publishing office.
All tickets are limited. Advance general tickets are $40 and can be purchased online, as well as at Isthmus Publishing at 101 King St., and all Steve's locations and Star Liquor. On the day of the fest, Union Cab will be offering discounted rides to and from the event.
You must be at least 21 to attend the fest.
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The 2014 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Mad City Windows, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Brew & Grow, Union Cab, Gorst Valley Hops, Wine & Hop Shop, Great Dane, Star Liquor, Glass Nickel Pizza, The Tipsy Cow, Karben4 Brewing, Willy Street Co-op, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, The Conscious Carnivore and One Barrel Brewing Company.