Win Tickets to Isthmus Beer & Cheese Festival

 

Some may wonder how we survive the winters here in Wisconsin. Beer and cheese certainly come to mind. And in the middle of January, what better way to enjoy the two than with a festival dedicated to them? Madison’s popular weekly newspaper Isthmus brings you the ultimate beer and cheese pairing at the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Festival on January 19, 2013 at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The festival offers FOUR HOURS (2-6pm) of sampling your way through the fine creations of nearly 50 craft brewers (with three or more brews each) and over 20 cheesemakers. Advance tickets are $40 (it’s unlikely any will be left at the door), but one lucky winner is going to receive a FREE PAIR OF TICKETS right here on The Mad Traveler.

 

 

And if you’re wondering, yes, the festival is listed in my Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide. One lucky festival attendee will go home with a copy of the book on January 19th.

 

 

 

How to Enter

Let’s keep it simple. Post a comment below, say anything — suggest your favorite beer and cheese pairing maybe — and you’re comment will be numbered. You have until noon on January 12 to enter, and then a winner will be chosen randomly (number generated by Random.org) and contacted by email. (So watch your inbox so I can contact you for a mailing address.)

Only one entry allowed. Be sure to include your name and an email address (email address won’t be displayed or sold to nasty/annoying interwebs creeps)

Optional: Subscribe to The Mad Traveler Blog (by reader or email) and Like The Mad Traveler on Facebook. It won’t affect your chances of winning; just do it if you are interested in travel, beer, the outdoors, photography or random stories (not generated by Random.org).

Check out the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Festival page or Like them on Facebook.

 

 

34 thoughts on “Win Tickets to Isthmus Beer & Cheese Festival

  • January 1, 2013 at 3:27 pm
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    I enjoy an Ale Asylum Hopalicious with just about any cheese…like the Habenero Jack I picked up at the Nasonville Dairy at Thanksgiving. Yum!

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  • January 1, 2013 at 3:42 pm
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    New Glarus Hometown Blonde & Hook’s 15 yr. old cheddar … please 🙂

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  • January 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm
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    I love the Madison beer scene with many great bars and brewpubs and travel often from Milwaukee to visit them. Thanks to your book, I found out about newly opened Karben4 and stopped at it last weekend, otherwise I might have missed it. The Smoked Porter and Rye APA were excellent. Looks like Madison has added another great brewpub to their arsenal!

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  • January 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm
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    Beer and Cheese! Wisconsin has many great producers of both products. What a great way to showcase them

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  • January 1, 2013 at 4:41 pm
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    Spotted Cow with fresh cheese curds with dill.. 🙂

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  • January 1, 2013 at 4:48 pm
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    I’m a big fan of Lakefront and Central Waters breweries.

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  • January 1, 2013 at 5:01 pm
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    How can I choose a favorite beer or cheese? I enjoy both so much, usually what ever is in my hand at the time becomes the moments favorites. Yummmmmm.

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  • January 1, 2013 at 5:06 pm
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    I love dark beers with spicy cheeses.

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  • January 1, 2013 at 5:26 pm
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    How very timely! My contributions to last night’s neighborhood New Year’s Eve party = a growler of Winter Warmer from the Thirsty Pagan Brewing Co (in Superior) and an appetizer of bacon-wrapped sweet peppers stuffed w/ cheese curds from the Ellsworth Creamery. Minnesota resident, Sconny girl for life!

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  • January 1, 2013 at 6:48 pm
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    For some reason, Fat Squirrel from New Glarus is just right for winter nights! Thanks btw for 60 Hikes. My daily life is full of great places because of it!

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  • January 1, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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    Today’s a college football day. So I’m in the mood for something a little bit hoppy. Maybe a Lakefront Bridge Burner. And Merkts on Triscuits. The bachelor special.

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  • January 1, 2013 at 8:20 pm
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    Any Milwaukee Brewing Co beer with cheese!

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  • January 1, 2013 at 10:27 pm
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    I enjoy a Thats What I’m Talking About Rolled Oat Stout from Pearl Street Brewery with a side of pretzels and Silver Spring Beer and Brat Mustard

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  • January 2, 2013 at 2:26 am
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    Who else loves O-Gii from Milwaukee Brewing Co?

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  • January 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm
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    Love Edelweis Harvarti and Bud Light.

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  • January 2, 2013 at 9:28 pm
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    I just had a chance to experience Night Train Porter by O’so. Lovely! I think it will go with any cheese, but my favorite at the moment is gruyere.

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  • January 2, 2013 at 11:36 pm
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    I no longer live in WI, but I visit often enough to put your books to good use. Thanks for keeping us up-to-date.

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  • January 2, 2013 at 11:54 pm
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    I like the Rail House’s Red Ale with fresh Mozarella whips from Springside Cheese in Oconto Falls. Yum!

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  • January 3, 2013 at 1:50 am
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    Sounds Awesome!!

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  • January 3, 2013 at 4:40 pm
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    Homemade Wisconsin Beer Cheese soup and a good Pub Brown ale. 🙂 Also, I swear I saw Sprecher “pizza beer” at the store recently, brewed with basil and oregano….have you tried this???

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  • January 3, 2013 at 9:38 pm
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    The Pizza beer in interesting… kinda like good pizza chased down with a real dry vienna lager. Not really my stlye, but if you haven’t… you should try it atleast once. Got it at Woodmans East in the build your own 6pack section

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  • January 4, 2013 at 12:08 am
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    Still working on my beer palate… the ticket could help with that! Eat with hard cheese, mmm 🙂

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  • January 4, 2013 at 6:26 pm
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    I hope they have Sartori’s BellaVitano cheese!

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  • January 6, 2013 at 4:56 am
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    Any variety of Gouda from Marieke’s in Thorp, or Dunbaron Blue from Roelli Cheese in Shullsburg. They are to die for. Good with Thrust IPA from Red Eye in Wausau.

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  • January 7, 2013 at 5:23 am
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    I’m new to Madison and would love to sample some beer & cheese to work on my tasting skills!

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  • January 7, 2013 at 11:55 pm
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    Karben4’s SamuRyePA, my fav American Pale ale. I’m glad these guys are showcasing their beer at the expo too!

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  • January 8, 2013 at 12:13 am
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    I just started getting into liking good beers! This would be great to get my taste buds more practice!!!

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  • January 8, 2013 at 7:13 pm
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    I am in the process of look for a beer that will keep me coming back for more. Cheese i like string cheeses curds.

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  • January 12, 2013 at 6:23 pm
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    And the winner is…… Congrats to Brian R of Madison who won the free pair of tickets to Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest next Saturday!

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