Thursday, January 27, 2011

Press Release Thursday: Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival

Disclaimer: Madison Beer Review received complimentary tickets to this event. While the tickets were not conditioned upon our writing about the event or publishing this press release, I believe in full disclosure.

Mrs. MBR and I went to this event last year and it was awesome. After hearing some decent feedback from the breweries and event organizers, it sounds like this year's will be even awesomer. The basic gist is in the name: Beer and Cheese. What could be more Wisconsin-y than that?

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Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest – January 29, 2011

MADISON, Wis. – Taste Wisconsin’s Best at Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest on January 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Alliant Energy Center’s Exhibition Hall.

Join us between the lakes in frosty Madison for a wintertime celebration of Wisconsin’s finest beer and artisan cheeses. Meet and mingle with brewers and cheese makers from all over the great state of Wisconsin, as you sample over 160 varieties of their delicious and often hard-to-find products.

At the fest, you will enjoy a huge variety of Wisconsin beers and cheeses from 26 brewers and 29 cheesemakers. For the complete list of the Fest’s brewers and cheese makers, please visit

Plus, you can also enjoy these informational and delicious pairing presentations:
Beer & Cheese Pairing presented by Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board & Potosi Brewing

Chocolate & Beer Pairing presented by Ambrosius Chocolatier & Furthermore Beer

*Tickets for these special pairing sessions are separate and available at Isthmus Publishing only

Tickets are limited. Advance tickets are $40 and can be purchased at, Isthmus Publishing (101 King Street), Fromagination, all three Steve’s Liquor locations, Vintage Brewing Co. and The Malt House. You can buy $35 tickets with a qualifying purchase of beer or cheese at Star Liquor.

Union Cab is offering free cab rides to the event and $5 off cab rides from the event.

The 2011 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board, Gorst Valley Hops, TRICOR Insurance, Union Cab, Ambrosius Chocolatier, Furthermore Brewing, Fromagination and Star Liquor.

Isthmus is Madison’s information machine, presenting local news, food & drink features, arts & entertainment and more. Isthmus connects more than 150,000 regular readers to what’s going on in Wisconsin’s capital city, online daily and in
print weekly.

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