Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Madison Recap

Well another 2nd Saturday of August, another Great Taste of the Midwest gone by. It was a perfect day filled with tons of great beers. We poured out of everything that we brought and had long lines at our booth all day, to which we took as being a good sign. Here are some photos from the weekend.

After we got checked into our hotel, we (Matt, his wife Jenni, and myself) headed over to the Great Dane to meet up with some fellow brewers.

The Dane had a nice dark mild that was on tap and very sessionable.

Jim and Mike from Prairie Rock hustled us in pool until our friends from Brewer's Supply Group showed up and got hustled instead.

After the Dane, Matt and Jenni and I decided to check out Ale Aslyum on the other side of town since it just recently opened. The former brewer from Angelic in downtown Madison left to open his own place and we got to take a small tour of the new facilities.

It was really a brewer's brewhouse. Everything looked like it was put in place for a reason and there was lots of room to move around and work. I was envious of their setup.

Saturday morning we hit Mickie's Dairy bar, the best place to eat breakfast in Madison and had Scramblers.

It's always important to lay down a solid base before a beer fest.

My parents, Terry and Patti, came up to help us pour.

And like I said, we had long lines and poured all of our beer. It was a great time, and I'm looking forward to next year.

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