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Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest 2014 welcomes guest brewer Keith Villa of Blue Moon Brewing Company
Keith Villa
Keith Villa
Credit:Blue Moon Brewing Company

Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is proud to announce that its special guest brewer this year will be Keith Villa, founder and head brewmaster of the award-winning Blue Moon Brewing Company. Keith will be speaking on his experiences and serving exclusive samples of Pine in the Neck and Tongue Thai-ed beers during the premium hour of the festival. Throughout the rest of the fest, Blue Moon will be sampling its Belgian White, Valencia Grove Amber, Rounder, and Short Straw beers.

Keith earned a Ph.D. in brewing from the University of Brussels in Belgium, and founded Blue Moon Brewing Company in 1995. His premiere creation, Belgian White, would become Blue Moon's flagship as the brewery's most popular and well-known beer. Since then, Keith has continued to brew other award-winning beers. Be sure to stop by the main stage at the festival to hear what he has to say and taste some tantalizing samples.

Buy your tickets today online or at the following ticket vendor locations: Isthmus Publishing Company, Star Liquor, or any Steve's location. Advance tickets are $40, and premium tickets are $75. Don't forget that premium ticket holders will receive access to the festival space and be able to chat with brewers and sample specialty products one hour before doors open for general ticket holders. Don't miss out on this opportunity, get yours today!

You must be 21 or older to attend.

Need a ride? Union Cab is offering free shuttle rides on the day of the fest from these locations: Great Dane-Downtown at 123 E. Doty St., One Barrel Brewing Company at 2001 Atwood Ave., and Vintage Brewing Company at 674 S. Whitney Way. Shuttles to the fest run in loops from 11:30 a.m.-2:15 p.m., and shuttles from the fest from 5:30-7:15 p.m. Union Cab is also offering $2 rides to the fest from anywhere in the city, and a discounted ride home.

Like the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest on Facebook for updates and more details as the event approaches.

The 2014 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Wisconsin Brewing Company, Brew & Grow, Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company, Mad City Windows, Union Cab, MINI of Madison, Gorst Valley Hops, Rock Auto, Star Liquor, Gail Ambrosius Chocolatier, Great Dane Pub & Brewing, Willy Street Coop, Karben4 Brewing, Glass Nickel Pizza, Tipsy Cow, Conscious Carnivore, Wine & Hop Shop, and One Barrel Brewing Company.

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