Friday, August 3, 2012

Great Taste Pre-Parties - The Final List

So, if you didn't know, The Great Taste of the Midwest is next week. Maybe you've heard. Anyway, some people are getting kind of excited about, so below is a list of all of those places where you can find said people.

[ed note: this list has been updated, and will continue to be updated from this point out, so bookmark it, keep coming back, whatever it is that you do]

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Wednesday Night

Tallgrass Brewing Co. (KS) at The Malt House (starts at 6pm, 2 casks tapped at 8pm - 8-bit w/ Peach & Mt. Hood; 8-bit w/ Apricot, Liberty, & Mt. Hood)

Oskar Blues (CO) at Dexter's (Bourbon Barrel Ten Fidy and food prepared with Oskar Blues Hot Sauces)

Thursday Night

Furthermore Beer (WI) at Star Liquor (Free Tasting; 4pm - 7pm)

Summit Brewing Co (MN) and B Nektar Mead (MI) at Dexter's (3-5 taps of Summit and 4 of B Nektar)

Founders (MI) at Coopers Tavern (5pm)

Oskar Blues (CO) at Up North Pub (7pm)

Lagunitas (CA) at Jordan's Big 10 Pub (7pm)

August Schell Bus Tour (7pm - 12am): 7-8pm: Dotty Dumpling’s Dowry; 9-10pm: Schellter Bar n Grill; 11-12am: JB’s Italian Grille

Friday Night

The Beer Spot at Brickhouse BBQ with Central Waters (WI), Shorts (MI), and Nebraska (NE). (Central Waters and Shorts are each planning on filling 15 lines (Imperial Spruce Pilsner, Snozzleberry Griffen, and Soft Parade, among others), with Nebraska filling 10 again this year (Barrel Aged Hop God, Romancing the Cone, among others))

Pearl Street Brewery (WI) at The Majestic (w/ Sexy Esther, T.U.G.G., and DJ Nick Nice; raffling off a pair of tix to the Great Taste!)

Bell's (MI) at Maduro (of course)

Capital Brewery (WI) at Capital Tap Haus (6pm; Autumnal Fire release)

Revolution Brewery (IL) at Essen Haus (Polkaholics and $2 half-liters of Revolution beers)

Great Lakes (OH) and Lakefront (WI) at The Rigby

Furthermore (WI) at Natt Spil (5pm; Natt Stock, Oak-Aged Fatty)

Three Floyd's (IN) at Argus

Founders (MI) at Glass Nickel Pizza (Atwood; for sure on tap: Frangelican Brown, Devil Dancer, and 2011 KBS)

O'So Brewery (WI) at The Malt House (6pm - 9pm; oud bruin) and Forequarter (9:30pm – close; Oud Bruin, Grand Cru, Rusty Brett, Bourbon Barrel Night Train; Lemongrass Wit)

Red Eye (WI) and Bull Falls (WI) will also be at The Malt House (6pm - 9pm; lots of special barrels and special batches including a Lemongrass Rye from Red Eye)

Potosi Brewing Co (WI) at The Harmony Bar (5pm)

Tallgrass Brewing Co (KS) at The Up North Pub (5pm; Area 51 IPA, 8-bit w/ Raspberries cask, Nintendo and Bluegrass; Tallgrass owner and headbrewer also on-hand)

DeStihl Brewing (IL) at Brasserie V (6pm; St Dekkera Reserve, Black Torrent, Hopweizen, others)

Dave's BrewFarm (WI) and Lake Louie (WI) at The Old Fashioned (6-9pm; brewers outside; music and $3 taps inside)

Central Waters (WI) at Star Liquor (Free Tasting; 4pm - 7pm)

Goose Island (IL) at Madison's (6pm)

Toppling Goliath (IA) at Dexter's Pub (11am; 8-10 taps, a firkin of Rover Truck Oatmeal Stout [3pm], and a special 1/6 bbl of Morning Delight [9pm])

Vintage (WI) "Rarities and Archives" at Vintage Brewing Co (3pm - 7pm; Whitney Way; featuring a new Blackberry Tart; Sun D’Appled; Oude DeVille #1 – a soured Belgian barleywine aged in rye whiskey barrels, Oude DeVille #2 – aged in apple brandy barrels, Alpentraum – a smoked weizenbock, and scores others)

Lagunitas (CA) at Coopers Tavern

Oskar Blues (CO), Hinterland (WI), and New Holland (MI) at Tipsy Cow

Sand Creek (WI) at Genna's (4-6pm) and Drackenberg's Cigar Bar (7pm)

Left Hand (CO) at Come Back Inn

Sixpoint (NY) at Merchant (Spice of Life Single Hops)

Dark Horse (MI) at Alchemy

Summit Brewing Co (MN) at The Echo Tap (7pm)

House of Brews (WI) at House of Brews (Tours starting at 3pm) and also Lucky's on Regent (7pm)

Blind Pig Brewery (IL) at The Mason Lounge (7-10pm; Raspberry Wheat, Belgo-American IPA, The Mysterious 200th Brew - an Imperial stout with vanilla, bourbon oak, and coffee)

August Schell (MN) at Dotty Dumpling's Dowry (7-10pm; cheese and sausage pairing at 9pm; Meet and Greet 5th and 6th generations of owners)

Summit Brewing Co (MN) at Echo Tap (7pm)


Vintage Shuttle to Great Taste (11:30 and 12:30; Whitney Way)

Vintage After Party (Rarities and Archives; 5pm - 8pm)


Vintage "The Day After" Brunch and Growler Specials (10am; Whitney Way)


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