Wednesday, August 08, 2007


You know I'm not going to divulge our booth-theme, but we'll definitely do our best to defend our two-year crown of "Best Booth Champion."

What I WILL divulge, is the beer we're bringing. We’re excited to bring you a diverse collection of beer to the Great Taste, including some very special vintage beer. Not all beers will be on tap at once, so please drop by, check out our rotation schedule and come back often.

2007 Beers at the Great Taste will include:

Mad Hatter IPA, Hatterized Hatter, Barrel-aged Hatter, Lucid Kolsch, The Poet Oatmeal Stout, Sundog Amber, Zoomer Wheat Ale, Red Tulip, 2006 & 2007 Dragon’s Milk, 2005 Black Tulip, 2003, 2004, 2005 Pilgrims Dole Wheatwine, Blue Goat Dopplebock, Existential Ale, and 2005 PHI.

Cheers -


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whoever thought Strippers would be a great idea for your booth at the Great Taste of the Midwest should be taken out and shot. BAD decision. Clearly you have no respect for the people who plan this event and have to work with the city to insure it follows all their rules and restrictions. Did anyone happen to look around and notice how many people were also there with their kids? I hope that the Madison Guild decides to yank you from participating next year. Great beer but bad decisions! You've tarnished your own image in the process.

2:40 PM  
Blogger Fred said...

I apologize if our production left you upset with our decisions. I have spoken with the organizers, who are trusted friends, and they did not express any disappointment with our decisions. It was a tribute to Bourbon Street and Barrel-aging, with choreographed Burlesque acts and a Dr. John performance. It was tongue in cheek, and to our eyes, received exceptionally well. I can be reached at if you'd like to discuss this any further.

Contrary to your opinion, I have the utmost respect for the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild and intended no offense or harm.

2:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The strippers were really bad and not appropriate. There was a number of kids there. My wife and I weren't offended by stripping, but at a beer fest? I agree - disrespectful to the organizers and city. I doubt knowing the way politics and the city of Madison - as well as the hoops the organizers probably had to go through - that this would have been ok with everyone. Madison has a bad history of drunkenness and problems - Halloween is a good example of that tragic mixture.

7:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Madison politics aside... I thought the production of the Burlesque dancers was well done and respectful. Further, putting them in the same catagory as strippers would be stretch. Nor am I sure how this would correlate to "drunkeness and problems". Thankfully we live in a society that allows tasteful fun and does not allow for people to be "taken out and shot."

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The women that performed at the New Holland booth were burlesque dancers, not strippers. There is a huge difference between the two.

If you're a parent and you have a problem with your child seeing something, then be an adult and steer them away from it. The responsibility lies with you.

9:09 AM  

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