Bacon Fest w/ Karben4 & Next Door Brewing Co. - COMPLETE

Sunday, April 30th

Karben4 and Next Door Brewing Co. are bringing some local flavors to our second annual Bacon Fest. Grab some bacon goodies from the grill, sample some unique bacon recipes, and fill up that glass with any of the featured brews. Karben4's NightCall Smoked Porter pairs perfectly with all that bacon. Their Martian Sunrise Red IPA, Horseface Wheat Pale Ale, Fantasy Factory IPA and Lady Luck Imperial Red will also be available to enjoy. Rumor has it that some K4 swag will be up for grabs as well.

Meanwhile, Next Door Brewing will pour their Plumtuous Scotch Ale, Kaleidospike APA, and thier dry-hopped pilsner, Pilsing Me Softly, for the occasion. John "Elvis" and Jonathan "Cash" Lyons will provide the entertainment. They'll perform some top hits from The Man in Black and The Kings himself out on the patio from 4-7pm. Because everything is better with bacon, blues and brews.


A Little Sumpin' with Lagunitas

Friday, May 5th

Lagunitas and the Come Back In have a little sumpin' special planned for your Friday evening. Punch out and head the the Come Back In, Madison's downtown neighborhood bar. Lagunitas PILS and IPA will be tapped by the time you arrive. Two super secret specialty brews will also be available to try. Play a game of bag toss on the patio while you enjoy your favorite recipe and claim your FREE pair of sunglasses, a keychain or a Lagunitas mason jar while supplies last. TGIF!

Micros at Maifest featuring Lakefront Brewery

Saturday, May 6th

Celebrate spring with Lakefront Brewery, the Essen Haus and the Come Back In! Maifest is a family-friendly, outdoor spring festival complete with a maypole dance, games/contests, goodies from the grill, live patio music, and plenty of beer. Lakefront's Fixed Gear Red IPA and Klisch Czech-Style pilsner are the two featured brews out on the beer cart. Bell's Oberon, Capital Maibock, Hofbräu Maibock and Paulaner Lager will also be tapped for your enjoyment. Some Kentucky Derby activities and an appearance from the Dane County Humane Society (DCHS) will round out the festivities. Be sure to fill up those plates and beer steins, because 15% of event proceeds will go to benefit the animals at DCHS.

Our neighbors at the Up North also have some Madison Craft Beer Week fun planned. Click HERE to learn about their events.