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Anyone have insight on Friday pre party events yet?

Looks like Dexter's isn't throwing any kind of Toppling Goliath event this year, and instead is doing a huge Indeed Brewing Company takeover.

Calling All Thirsty Creatures:
Indeed Brewing will be taking over Dexter's for their Great Taste Pre-Party! This will be the most Indeed Beer that has ever been on tap at one time, including at their own taproom.

Tap List:
Rum King
Whiskey Queen
Strawberry Fields Kettle Sour
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager
LSD Honey Ale
Mimosa Shenanigans
Shenanigans Summer Ale
Flock Together Hoops Brewing Colab
Flock Together Dangerous Man Colab
Let it Ride IPA
Peach Bum IPA
Saison De La Pomme
Mango Helio
Dry-Hopped Helliotropic Brett Saison
Helitropic Brett Saison
Steiner Imperial IPA
Breiss Pale Ale
Dubbel
Tripel
Zwickelbier
Day Tripper
B-Side Pils
Lucy Session Sour
(any changes to tap list will be updated as we receive them)

This will be the first time I'm hanging out in Madison on Friday evening instead of at a friends house, and curious what folks will be up to.
 
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Central Water's is at Lucille again. Perennial @ Brasserie V.

Hopcat:

Join us in bringing a little bit of the Mitten to Madison as we tap a heaping handful of beers from a few of our favorite Michigan breweries in anticipation of the Great Taste of the Midwest. We’ll be tapping 3 vintages of the critically acclaimed Kentucky Breakfast Stout, which boasts a perfect 100% rating onBeerAdvocate.com. These will go fast, so be sure to get here early to claim your seat at the bar! KBS tapping @ 3 PM.

Pouring:
Founders Brewing Co. - Lizard of Koz – 10.5% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Blueberries, Vanilla & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - Doom – 12.4% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - Sumatra Mountain Brown – 9% - Imperial Brown Ale w/ Sumatra Coffee
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘14 – 11.2% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘16 – 12.4% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘17 – 11.8% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - Backwoods Bastard ‘16 – 11.2% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Mango Magnifico Con Calor – 10% - Fruit Ale w/ Mango & Habanero
Founders Brewing Co. - Imperial Stout – 10.5% - Russian Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Co. - Frootwood – 8% - Oak Barrel-Aged Cherry Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Brewer’s Special: Lemondrop IPA – 6.8% - American IPA w/ Lemondrop Hops
Founders Brewing Co. - Brewer’s Special: Founders Fest Wheat – 6.8% - Wheat IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - All Day IPA – 4.7% - American Session IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - Nitro Rubaeus – 5.7% - Nitro Raspberry Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Dirty Bastard – 8.5% - Scotch Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Red’s Rye – 6.6% - American Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Co. – Centennial IPA – 7.2% - American IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - reDANKulous – 9.5% - Imperial Red IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - PC Pils – 5.5% - American Pilsner
Odd Side Ales – Dank Juice – 7% - New England-Style IPA
Odd Side Ales – Rye Hipster Brunch Stout – 11% - Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Maple Syrup & Bacon
Odd Side Ales – Hazel’s Nuts – 11% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Toasted Hazelnut
Odd Side Ales – Hoplicated – 9% - Imperial IPA
Odd Side Ales – Bean Flicker – 4.5% - American Blonde Ale w/ Coffee
Short’s Brewing Co. – Black Yukon Sucker Punch – 10.6% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter w/ Coffee & Blackberry
Short’s Brewing Co. – Bourbon Ben’s Asthma – 14.3% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout w/ Beet Sugar & Medjool Dates
Short’s Brewing Co. – Hi Dilly Ho – 6.3% - Flanders Red Ale
Short’s Brewing Co. – Huma Lupa Licious – 7.7% - American IPA
Starcut Ciders – Squishy – 6.3% - Semi-Sweet Cider w/ Cherry
New Holland Brewing Co. – Dragon's Milk Reserve: Vanilla Chai – 11% - Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla & Chai Tea
New Holland Brewing Co. – Dragon's Milk Reserve: S’mores – 11% - Imperial Stout w/ Marshmallow & Graham Cracker
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Isla Estraña (Revelry Collab) – 5.8% - Oak Aged Sour Saison w/ Pine Tips, Juniper & Red Bay
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Roja du Kriek – 7.2% - Oak Aged Sour Red Ale w/ Cherry
 
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Central Water's is at Lucille again. Perennial @ Brasserie V.

Hopcat:

Join us in bringing a little bit of the Mitten to Madison as we tap a heaping handful of beers from a few of our favorite Michigan breweries in anticipation of the Great Taste of the Midwest. We’ll be tapping 3 vintages of the critically acclaimed Kentucky Breakfast Stout, which boasts a perfect 100% rating onBeerAdvocate.com. These will go fast, so be sure to get here early to claim your seat at the bar! KBS tapping @ 3 PM.

Pouring:
Founders Brewing Co. - Lizard of Koz – 10.5% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Blueberries, Vanilla & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - Doom – 12.4% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - Sumatra Mountain Brown – 9% - Imperial Brown Ale w/ Sumatra Coffee
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘14 – 11.2% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘16 – 12.4% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - KBS ‘17 – 11.8% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Chocolate
Founders Brewing Co. - Backwoods Bastard ‘16 – 11.2% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Scotch Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Mango Magnifico Con Calor – 10% - Fruit Ale w/ Mango & Habanero
Founders Brewing Co. - Imperial Stout – 10.5% - Russian Imperial Stout
Founders Brewing Co. - Frootwood – 8% - Oak Barrel-Aged Cherry Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Brewer’s Special: Lemondrop IPA – 6.8% - American IPA w/ Lemondrop Hops
Founders Brewing Co. - Brewer’s Special: Founders Fest Wheat – 6.8% - Wheat IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - All Day IPA – 4.7% - American Session IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - Nitro Rubaeus – 5.7% - Nitro Raspberry Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Dirty Bastard – 8.5% - Scotch Ale
Founders Brewing Co. - Red’s Rye – 6.6% - American Rye IPA
Founders Brewing Co. – Centennial IPA – 7.2% - American IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - reDANKulous – 9.5% - Imperial Red IPA
Founders Brewing Co. - PC Pils – 5.5% - American Pilsner
Odd Side Ales – Dank Juice – 7% - New England-Style IPA
Odd Side Ales – Rye Hipster Brunch Stout – 11% - Rye Whiskey BA Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Maple Syrup & Bacon
Odd Side Ales – Hazel’s Nuts – 11% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout w/ Coffee & Toasted Hazelnut
Odd Side Ales – Hoplicated – 9% - Imperial IPA
Odd Side Ales – Bean Flicker – 4.5% - American Blonde Ale w/ Coffee
Short’s Brewing Co. – Black Yukon Sucker Punch – 10.6% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter w/ Coffee & Blackberry
Short’s Brewing Co. – Bourbon Ben’s Asthma – 14.3% - Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Oatmeal Stout w/ Beet Sugar & Medjool Dates
Short’s Brewing Co. – Hi Dilly Ho – 6.3% - Flanders Red Ale
Short’s Brewing Co. – Huma Lupa Licious – 7.7% - American IPA
Starcut Ciders – Squishy – 6.3% - Semi-Sweet Cider w/ Cherry
New Holland Brewing Co. – Dragon's Milk Reserve: Vanilla Chai – 11% - Imperial Stout w/ Vanilla & Chai Tea
New Holland Brewing Co. – Dragon's Milk Reserve: S’mores – 11% - Imperial Stout w/ Marshmallow & Graham Cracker
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Isla Estraña (Revelry Collab) – 5.8% - Oak Aged Sour Saison w/ Pine Tips, Juniper & Red Bay
Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales – Roja du Kriek – 7.2% - Oak Aged Sour Red Ale w/ Cherry
We went to the hop cat late last year for dinner. Were not disappointed. Vertical of founders stouts and pepperoni rolls. Great wind down to the day.
 
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Anyone have insight on Friday pre party events yet?

Looks like Dexter's isn't throwing any kind of Toppling Goliath event this year, and instead is doing a huge Indeed Brewing Company takeover.

Calling All Thirsty Creatures:
Indeed Brewing will be taking over Dexter's for their Great Taste Pre-Party! This will be the most Indeed Beer that has ever been on tap at one time, including at their own taproom.

Tap List:
Rum King
Whiskey Queen
Strawberry Fields Kettle Sour
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager
LSD Honey Ale
Mimosa Shenanigans
Shenanigans Summer Ale
Flock Together Hoops Brewing Colab
Flock Together Dangerous Man Colab
Let it Ride IPA
Peach Bum IPA
Saison De La Pomme
Mango Helio
Dry-Hopped Helliotropic Brett Saison
Helitropic Brett Saison
Steiner Imperial IPA
Breiss Pale Ale
Dubbel
Tripel
Zwickelbier
Day Tripper
B-Side Pils
Lucy Session Sour
(any changes to tap list will be updated as we receive them)

This will be the first time I'm hanging out in Madison on Friday evening instead of at a friends house, and curious what folks will be up to.
Maybe it won't be so crazy now that TG isn't taking the place over... I might just head there to check out some of these Indeed beers...
 
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the Malt House is typically pretty chill as well... they're doing an O'so takeover:
  • Hop Whoopin'
  • Rusty Red
  • Infectious Groove
  • Liquid Soul 2016
  • Plum Tamarind Groove
  • Barrel-aged Hibiscus Saison
  • Space Ace Oddity
  • Arbre qui donne (2016) - BA Sour w/ Peaches
  • Blood of the Cherry (2016) - BA sour w/ Cherries
  • Scarlet Letter - Sour w/ cranberries
  • Tuppen's Demise - BA Sour w/ blueberries
  • Holiday in Aronia - BA Sour w/ Aronia Berries
  • Rhubarbarella - BA Sour w/ Rhubarb
  • Rabbit Fighter - Cherry Flanders
  • Bring me the Disco King (formerly Berry Gibbs) - BA Sour w/ blueberries & ginger
  • Project LO dry hopped w/Citra
 
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Details on the CW event at Lucille

11am the following go on tap

Mudpuppy Porter
HHG APA
Rift IPA
Honey Blonde
Ouisconsing Red
Summarillo IPL
Octoberfest Lager
Caught in the Rain IPA w/ Pineapple & Coconut
Bourbon Barrel Stout
Bourbon Barrel Barleywine
Bourbon Barrel Scotch Ale
Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Bean Stout
De Kleine Dood
The Promise
El Ganador
Bloody Sunrise

*The first 50 pints of Rift (plus the CW logo pint) are free*

*Every pint purchased from 11-4 receives a raffle ticket, winners will be drawn at 5pm for prizes, including CW Anniversary beer vertical (17, 18, 19)*

Timed tappings -

5:30 - Cassian Sunset
6:30 - Nineteen
7:30 - Black Gold
 
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So what are people thinking for Friday? I'm currently throwing this out there as a tentative plan for my 1st timer buddy that is coming. But, lol plans for GTMW Friday.

New Glarus at 10ish>Madison by noon; hit the bars around the Square (Lucille's for Central Waters, Maduro for Bell's, Argus for FFF, maybe Essen Haus for Rev, etc.) > Funk Factory around 3 or 4 > dinner somewhere downtown > grab another one or 2 for an early night cap. Maybe get up to Malt House for the O'so event at some point.
 
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