The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival is an event you do not want to miss if you love beer and cheese! Only in Wisconsin do you find this much beer and cheese in one place. Located right here in Madison, it is sure to be the highlight of your month of January! Call up friends and family, make arrangements with a babysitter if need be and head out for a day of great Wisconsin fun!
It takes place on Saturday January 21st at the Alliant Energy Center near downtown Madison. Stay indoors but don’t get cramped up at home. It starts at 2 p.m. and goes until 6 p.m. for general admission. There is a premium ticket that offers two extra hours of tasting beforehand. To purchase tickets, go here.
At the festival, you can sample hundreds of beers and cheeses from around Wisconsin. You get an unlimited amount of samples, but that is not all there is to the experience. There is also a food court, entertainment, apparel, and endless fun from the many sponsors! The entertainment includes the Piano Fondue Dueling Pianos taking your requests, Silent Disco, Cheese Sculpting and more!
Do not worry about driving! the festival offers free shuttles every 30 minutes from 10:45 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. from HopCat on W. Gorham St., Great Dane at Hilldale, and One Barrel Brewing.
Check out this crazy fun video that explains why cheese and beer are the perfect pair! This is only the first part of the four part series. Make sure to click on the YouTube icon in the corner to find out what happens next!