So, it's what? July 14th? You will be happy to know that your favorite bars and restaurants are already making plans for you to have entirely too much fun on August 12, 2011 - the night before the day when a ton people who are capable of waking up earlier than you and have the patience to stand in a line at 6am will be drinking at one of the awesomest beer festivals in the known universe.
So who gets the privilege of "first"?
It goes to the fine folks over at The Beer Spot who have again booked The Brickhouse - perhaps one of the most underrated beer bars in all of Madison. It is not yet known which brewery will be on tap (last year they had Central Waters), so keep an eye out for that.
In the meantime, rest assured that you will have at least one pre-party to go to.