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Saturday, May 3, 2014

(All day) Micros at Maifest!

Join us for the German celebration of Spring! Micros at Maifest is an all day outdoor event complete with a May pole, German food, and LIVE music from Copper Box and other crowd favorites.

(All day) 1BBL Tap Takeover Continues - Open Early!

We'll be pouring 13 unique One Barrel beers! These will include special barrel aged beers, firkins and sour beers.

(All day) Dave's BrewFarm Saturday!

We will have three to four tap lines of great Dave's Brewfarm beer. All day long you can enjoy pints for $2.50 or minis for $1. Wait until you see the creative things Dave has come up with!

(All day) Goose Island Tap Takeover & Kentucky Derby Party

Get out your big hats and seersucker jackets! We'll be watching the Kentucky Derby with the fine folks from Goose Island. Try several of their staples, plus some of their rare brews.

(All day) Saturday Night is Alright for...DRINKING!!!

Join us for a night of specialty taps from Central Waters, Dark Horse Brewing & Southern Tier.

1:00am to 5:00am PLINKO

Come and play Plinko and win prizes!

10:00am to 3:00pm Exhibition Brew - Open Early!

Head Brewer Dan Sherman will be brewing up a batch of beer and owner Peter Gentry will be drinking beer and answering questions.

10:00am to 3:00pm Crispin Cider Brunch

Jac's always popular brunch, featuring an array of Crispin Ciders and Crispin Cider cocktails. Reservations are strongly recommended because we fill up quickly.

10:00am to 3:00pm Fox, Fox, GOOSE Brunch

Goose Island Brewery pairs their best reserves up with Heritage Tavern's fantastic brunch. Usually the restaurant, known for amazing food by Chef Dan Fox, is not open for brunch.

10:30am to 12:30pm Backyard Hop Growing Workshops

The Hop Garden is offering two workshops on growing Hops. We are a new Hop Yard located outside of Belleville, Wisconsin. We are located about 20 minutes south of the Beltline from Madison.

11:00am to 5:00pm Kentucky Derby Party!

Finally something that only last two minutes and is actually exciting! Enjoy the race and have some great beer at the same time!

11:00am to 5:00pm Kentucky Derby Bourbon Barrel Party Featuring Founders KBS

Come down to Jordan's Big Ten Pub for the Kentucky Derby and some rare and delicious Bourbon Barrel Aged Brews! Wear a fancy hat and win prizes….

11:00am to 9:00pm Kick-a-keg, Pick-a-keg

Next Door Brewing Company has saved a sixth barrel of nearly every specialty beer since the first of the year.

11:00am to 11:00pm Kentucky Derby Watch Party

Come watch the fastest 2 minutes in sports. We will have Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap along with a shot of Blantons Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey for $8.00.

11:00am to 2:00pm Beer Brunch

Karben4's Alex Evans and Ryan Koga will be here for a Beer Brunch!

12:00pm to 2:00pm Ale Asylum and Local Pairings

Enjoy local beer paired with local food. Does it get any better?

12:00pm to 2:00pm Leinenkugel's and Local Pairings

Enjoy local beer paired with local food. Does it get any better?

1:00pm to 11:59pm Talk Derby To Me!

2nd Annual "Best Fancy Hat" contest, winners will be announced after the Kentucky Derby Race. We will be spinning the Horse Wheel, as well as having some fun with the Derby itself.

1:00pm to 5:00pm Official MCBW Kick-Off Celebration and Cask Ale Festival

Madison Craft Beer Week presents a very special Kick-Off Celebration featuring cask ale on Saturday, May 3, 2014. Starting at 1pm and conveniently located at the East Side Club on Monona Dr.

1:00pm to 3:00pm Trixie's Invites You to Sample Sprecher's Premium Reserve Line and the Beyond 2014 Braggot

Sample Sprecher's premium reserve line up including the Abbey Triple, Russian Imperial Stout and Dopple Bock.

1:00pm to 5:15pm Brewery Bike Tour with Hop Head Beer Tours

Join us for the KICK OFF of our Brewery Bike Tours!

1:00pm to 4:00pm FREE Mobcraft Tasting!

FREE Mobcraft Tasting!

2:00pm to 4:00pm Green Bay Brewing Company and Local Pairings

Enjoy local beer paired with local food. Does it get any better?

2:00pm to 4:00pm Potosi Brewing and Local Pairings

Enjoy local beer paired with local food. Does it get any better?

2:30pm to 4:30pm Leinenkugel's and Local Pairings

Enjoy local beer paired with local food. Does it get any better?

3:00pm to 7:00pm Kentucky Derby Party

Featuring Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale on tap
Hat Contest - 5 pm
Mint Juleps, Fried Chicken Specials
Games, Prizes

3:00pm to 2:00am Door County Brewing Release Party

Please join us at Merchant as we kick off Craft Beer Week with the release of two new beers from Door County Brewing!

3:00pm to 5:00pm MobCraft at Cannery Wine & Spirits!

Come find out what MobCraft is all about at Cannery Wine & Spirits!

3:00pm to 6:00pm Grumpy Hour Beers

Upstairs at the Grumpy Troll we have a nice comfortable bar in our pizzeria. Enjoy one of our 12 handcrafted award winning beers after a bike ride or excursion in our fair town.

4:00pm to 12:00am Wisconsin Tribute

Join us in a celebration of Wisconsin’s finest and your favorite craft brews featuring:

4:00pm to 6:00pm St. Francis Brewery Tasting!

Meet a representative from St. Francis Brewery as he samples three varieties beer:

Envy, American IPA (6.8% ABV)
Greed, Witbier (5.8% ABV)
Sloth, Brown Ale (5.4% ABV)

4:00pm to 6:00pm Southern Derby Party

Kentucky Derby Party with Abita Beers. Watch the "greatest two minutes in sports" and taste new releases of Abita beers.

4:00pm to 7:00pm FREE Pearl Street Tasting!

FREE Pearl Street Tasting!

4:00pm to 6:00pm The Return of The Happy Hour

Join us for our 1/2 Price Craft Beer Happy Hour!!!

5:00pm to 8:00pm August Schell Tap Invasion

Enjoy sampling beers from Minnesota's very own the August Schell Brewing Company. Free samples all night in addition to $2 cans of Grain Belt.

5:00pm to 11:00pm House of Brews Tap Takeover and Dual Release Party for Enrique Sucio (Imperial IPA) and Templo (Smoked Chocolate Chipotle Porter)

At 5pm sharp all tap lines will be taken over by House of Brews.

5:00pm to 9:00pm Saturday Night Prime Rib

If you like prime rib, the Grumpy Troll Brewpub is the place to be. Enjoy with one of our 12 handcrafted award winning brews on tap!

5:00pm to 7:00pm Furthermore--Meet the Brewers!

Furthermore Brewer Aran Madden will kick off beer week with samples of their newest brew, Viking Afternoon.

5:00pm to 7:00pm Beer and Cheese at Eddie's

What beer goes with Gouda? Let's sample some great Wisconsin beer and cheese!

5:00pm to 1:00am Tallgrass Brewing Firkin

Join us as we tap a firkin of Tallgrass Brewing 8-Bit Pale Ale infused with Simcoe and Citra hops. Tapping will take place @ 5pm--supplies are limited!!

5:00pm to 11:59pm Ommegang Tap Takeover

Ommegang comes to The Coopers Tavern with numerous of their award winning Belgian-style beers.

5:30pm to 10:00pm 5th Annual SCMG Film Fest: "The Bonneville Project" + "The Best Bar in America"

youtube.com/watch?v=5qf3hWk9pzI

6:00pm to 11:59pm Hinterland Comes to Brickhouse!

Join us the first Saturday of Madison Craft Beer Week to welcome our friends from Hinterland Brewing from Green Bay WI.

7:00pm to 2:30am Saturday Trivia with Meagan and New Holland Brewing Company

Win a year's supply of beer!!

7:00pm to 9:00pm Red Eye's Beer Week Kickoff!

Red Eye Brewmaster Kevin Eichelburger and crew help kick off MCBW at the Malt House with a nice selection of some of the most creative beers around.

7:00pm to 10:00pm Screamin' Gene And The Lake Louie Growlers

Come listen to live music and enjoy tasty craft beer! Hear Tom Porter play with his namesake band, and meet the owner/brew master Tom Porter himself.

8:00pm to 10:00pm Quivey's Late Night Happy Hour

Special Late Night Craft Beer Happy Hour 8pm until 10pm in the Stable Grill Bar Room
• 50¢ shorties
• 50¢ sliders
• 50¢ mini brat

Saturday, May 3, 2014