TTP Episode 51 – Great Taste of the Midwest Event

For Brewers and Fest-Attendees alike, the Great Taste of the Midwest feels like coming home, thanks, in large part, to the amazing volunteers and organizers who have performed the herculean effort of putting on this event for the past 32 years. This week on the Tap Takeover Podcast, we present our “Love Letter” to the Great Taste. Featured on this week’s episode are a number of world class brewers discussing their beers, their breweries, and their reasons for returning to Madison, WI year after year. Surprises, breaking news, laughter and tears; Episode 51 is loaded with perfectly-timed experiences, and cogent moments! So grab a pint of something rare and delicious, and join us for the fun. Cheers!

Breweries Featured:

Wisconsin – Eagle Park, Raised Grain, Lakefront, Working Draft, Miller Valley, Shipwrecked

Midwest – Toppling Goliath, Forager, Livery, Dangerous Man

Breaking News – Mikerphone, Mobcraft, Central Waters

Illinois – Hailstorm, 5 Rabbit, Cruz Blanca, Goose Island, Revolution, Off Color

Fred’s Corner – Red Eye, Blind Pig, Schlafly

TTP Episode 50 – Antioch Summer Tent Event

The crew heads just south of the WI-IL border to visit Antioch Fine Wine and Liquors for their 7th Annual Summer Tent Event! We catch up with old friends like Lakefront and Only Child, and meet some new friends from Canarchy, Collective Arts, 9th Hour, Half Day, Zum Bier, and the Boot Campaign for Veterans! We also sit down with Rick from Antioch for a special tasting at the end, along with Chris, our MVP! Lots of special beers from all of these breweries for our live tasting, and breaking news galore. Grab a glass of TTP/Mobcraft’s Solid Non Fail Stout and join us! Cheers!

TTP Episode 49 – Great Taste of the Midwest Organizers

As promised, this week Fred Swanson and Jason Walters – organizers of the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison, WI – sit down with the Tap Takeover Podcast to discuss the entire process behind the scenes of organizing one of the most successful beer fests in the country. We discuss some of the most outrageous table display award winners, the pre- and post-celebration festivities, and we put Fred and Jason to the test when we ask them to “take over the taps” with some of their favorite beers from over the decades. Thanks again to friends of the show at Ale Asylum for hosting us. Grab a pint of Velveteen Habit IPA to enjoy the episode, and we’ll see you at the Great Taste of the Midwest! Cheers!

TTP Beer News – Great Taste of the Midwest

Stay up-to-date with a Special 6-minute Installment from the Beer News Department at the Tap Takeover Podcast! This week we sat down with Fred and Jason, the organizers of the Great Taste of the Midwest Festival in Madison, WI to discuss two of the most popular features of the fest – the Real Ale Tent and the Presentation Tent. Grab a pint of Schlafly Summer Lager and join us for the fun. Cheers!