Isthmus OktoBeerFest

917 E Mifflin St, Madison

Held in mid-September. Features over 40 Wisconsin-focused brewers for this hip interpretation of the classic German-style fest. Brewers will be joined by local artisan sausage, cheese makers, and specialty shops to provide sample sized portions of their finest creations to guests. Guests can enjoy unlimited sampling in their Isthmus OktoBEERfest glassware with an emphasis on seasonal Oktoberfest brews.

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Lazy Monk Oktoberfest

97 West Madison Street, Eau Claire

Late in late September. Lazy Monk will celebrate over the traditional 16 days of the Oktoberfest season. The main bier hall will be decorated in the style of the Bier Halls in Germany. Two main food and beer tents in the courtyard will set the stage for the Firkin tapping and kickoff to the season.

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Lucette Brewing Company

910 Hudson Rd., Menomonie

Lucette takes its name from Paul Bunyan's girlfriend. Their brews include the Farmer’s Daughter (a blonde ale with coriander) or a highly rated pale ale Ride Again (a drinkable ale with notes of floral and citrus), plus one-of-a-kind small-batch creation. Try their four-beer sampler flights or "guest beers" from other Wisconsin breweries. The Woodfired Eatery serves classic house pizzas, seasonal creations, calzones, and salads.

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Madison Craft Beer Week

Locations in Madison and around Dane County

Lasts for two weekends in early May. An annual celebration promoting Madison’s thriving craft beer culture, enhancing beer knowledge and appreciation in a ten-day (two weekend) festival that fosters knowledge of our regional brewing heritage, and showcases the Madison area’s businesses with ties to the craft beer community.

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Marieke Gouda

200 W. Liberty Drive, Thorp

Marieke Gouda crafts award-winning gouda year round in 13 distinct flavors. They have a restaurant on-site that serves up burgers, sandwiches, omelets, and more. Their dairy farm is just across the highway, and cheese is made within 5 hours of milking. You can book tours for both the farm and the cheesemaking facility.

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Oliphant Brewing

350 main st suite #2, Somerset

Owned by brewers that don't take themselves too seriously, this eclectic brewery has roughly 25 rotating taps with a perfectly wet beer for everyone's taste. Their Rusket Food Trailer serves light apps and filling food.

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Rails & Ales Brewfest

2285 S Broadway, Green Bay

Held in Mid-September. The National Railroad Museum brings historic trains and contemporary craft beers together for an evening of fun and camaraderie among the historic rail locomotives and rail cars while sampling craft beers, regional wines, and food prepared by local restaurants, and bidding on an awesome array of items.

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