The Great American Beer Fest, the premier beer tasting and judging event in the United States starts on October 9th. Last year, Wisconsin did pretty well; Capital, Leinie's, Lakefront, Miller, New Glarus and Sprecher all won awards.
This year the following Wisconsin breweries are making the trip to Denver:
Miller, Milwaukee, WI
Red Eye Brewing Company, Wausau, WI
Capital Brewery Company, Inc., Middleton, WI
Central Waters Brewing Company, Pro-Am Competition, Amherst, WI
From the GABF's website: "The GABF Pro-Am entries are brewed by professional craft brewers based on award winning homebrew recipes from American Homebrewers Association (AHA) members. Homebrew recipes are scaled up and brewed at a craft brewery for submission into the competition. ... The medals for the GABF Pro-Am competition do not count toward the Brewery or Brewpub of the Year award."
New Glarus Brewing Company, New Glarus, WI
Northwoods Brewing Corp LLC, Eau Claire, WI
Titletown Brewing Company, Green Bay, WI
Dells Brewing Company, Wisconsin Dells, WI
Fox River Brewing Company, Oshkosh, WI
Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., Madison, WI
The Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery, Mount Horeb, WI
Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., Chippewa Falls, WI
Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, WI
From GABF: "The following breweries are submitting beer to the Great American Beer Festival competition, but they will not be available for attendees to sample."
Milwaukee Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI (Judge Only)
Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point, WI (Judge Only)
Stone Cellar Brewpub, Appleton, WI (Judge Only)
Water Street Brewery, Milwaukee, WI (Judge Only)