The primary goal of Madison Craft Beer Week (MCBW) is to promote Madison’s thriving craft beer culture and serve as a showcase for Madison-area breweries, restaurants, pubs, caterers, retailers, entertainers, and other businesses with ties to the craft beer community. MCBW events enhance beer knowledge and appreciation during a county-wide 10-day festival that attracts beer tourism from all over the Midwest and fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage.
MCBW runs from Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 12, 2013 and features a wide variety of events highlighting Dane County’s vibrant craft beer culture. Craft beer lovers will have the opportunity to attend events ranging from beer dinners and food pairings to beer walks, bar promotions, brewery parties and plenty more.
Madison Craft Beer Week, LLC is the central hub for activity planning, coordination and communication for Madison Craft Beer Week. Participating businesses are responsible for planning, hosting and sponsoring their own events. We encourage creativity! You can look at the craft beer week websites for other cities for event ideas as well!
Event, ad, and sponsorship submissions in the official guide and other printed promotional materials are due by March 15, 2013; event submissions for the website, iPhone app and Droid app are due by April 19, 2013.
GUIDE AND EVENTS
We ask that each venue pay a per‐venue (not per-event) registration fee of $100. The registration fee helps to cover administrative, design, printing, and distribution costs. Once your event(s) is submitted and paid, MCBW, LLC will provide promotional materials for you to market your event, including posters and event guides. Upon payment of your registration, you are licensed to advertise your events as part of Madison Craft Beer Week and to use Madison Craft Beer Week logos and materials in advertising your event.
MCBW Official Guide
The Madison Craft Beer Week Official Guide features day‐by‐day event and sponsor listings, along with advertising and other beer‐related content. In addition to providing a guide to Madison Craft Beer Week, the Official Guide and accompanying website will be used year‐round as a directory and resource for people looking for good beer in Madison and the surrounding area.
Quarter Page Ad $175
Half Page Ad $350
Once you purchase an ad, MCBW will send you the ad specs for the Official Guide.
Friday Fish Fry
There are two Friday evenings during Madison Craft Beer Week and we look forward to bringing the joy of craft beer to the fish fry scene in greater Dane County. In lieu of a registration fee (typically $100), we ask only that fish fry registrants commit to taking offline at least one macro beer tap (Miller, Bud, Coors, etc.) and putting on one craft beer tap in its place. In exchange, we will give the fish fry registrant all of the benefits of registering and participating in Madison Craft Beer Week. This applies only to venues registering ONLY their fish fry: if a venue plans events in addition to a fish fry, the $100 registration fee still applies.
We are currently seeking sponsors for Madison Craft Beer Week 2013. Sponsorship levels are listed
below. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship opportunities, or how your business can support Madison Craft Beer Week through in‐kind donations and advertising, please contact us at email@example.com.
$350 ‐ Includes registration and full event descriptions in the Official Guide for one venue, as well as sponsorship listing in the Official Guide and website and a quarter page ad.
$600 ‐ Includes registration for one or multiple venues (if your business has multiple locations) and full event descriptions in the Official Guide for each location, as well as sponsorship listing in the Official Guide and website. Silver sponsorship also includes your choice of either a half page ad in the Official Guide or a web ad on the website. Please note: non-venue sponsors, such as distributors or remote breweries, can choose up to three venues for full event descriptions in the official guide.
$1200 ‐ Includes registration for one or multiple venues (if your business has multiple locations) and full event descriptions in the Official Guide for each location, as well as sponsorship listing in the Official Guide and website. Gold sponsorship also includes a full page ad in the official guide and your business logo included on posters and the home page of the website. Please note: non-venue sponsors, such as distributors or remote breweries, will have full descriptions included in the official guide for all of your events, regardless of venue.
In exchange for in‐kind advertising, media sponsors will receive Silver level sponsorship, as well as a table at MCBW’s Cask Ale Night.
How to Register
- Register yourself at Madbeerweek.com - you can create a username or password, or you can login using your Facebook profile - if you do this, your events can be automatically posted to Facebook when you create them.
- When you are logged in, go the Store and purchase a Registration or Sponsorship. This will give you the appropriate permissions to continue. You cannot add an event or venue without doing this first.
- Add your venue(s). On the left-hand side you will now see a menu that allows you to "Add Content" - the second item is a "Venue", you must add this first. It will ask for basic information about your location.
- Add your event(s). Under "Add Content" you will add an "Event." This will ask for detailed information about your event including any event specific websites and maximum attendance (if any). If you have an external link for registration, you can add it here.