A quick plug for an event that Madison Beer Review is participating in this weekend. Come on out on Saturday to the High Noon Saloon at 1pm to the Arthritis Foundation's FestivAle. There's an ad for it above this post; tickets are a great value. $20, I think? Quite a few breweries are participating, including Furthermore, The Grumpy Troll, Ale Asylum, Tyranena, Sand Creek, BluCreek and a few others, if I remember correctly.
Moreover, I think there might be one or two spots left for the pre-festival beer tasting that Madison Beer Review is hosting. For an extra $20, you get early admission to the FestivAle for a one-hour course using five beers not available at the Festival to showcase brewing ingredients and the brewing process. MBR worked with Barriques Market to provide a food pairing for each beer and we'll cover not only the brewing process, the ingredients, and pairings, but glassware and more. It's a course for beginners and connoiseurs alike.