So 2 weekends ago hubs and I, along with a few friends made the short trek into Madison for the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival. It was everything wonderful and amazing that a name like Beer and Cheese Fest conjures up in your mind. Sorry for the bad photos!
This was the 2nd Beer and Cheese Fest that hubs and I have attended. We attended the first festival ever 3 years ago. Small crowds and lots of beer and cheese made an impression. We loved chatting with the cheese makers and the beer dudes. Unfortunately we missed last years event. But we were back this year, looking forward to discovering new beer to love and cheese to cherish. This year with the large crowd it was pretty much impossible to chat with anyone and with all of the options of beer and cheese to try and the long lines there was no way you could try it all. While I was disappointed in the long lines, we still had a blast and I am excited to share some of my finds from this year’s beer and cheese fest.
Other cool things I found but didn’t take photos of… Brown Chicken Brown Cow Mushrooms, marinated little bites of mushroom goodness. Perfect in a bloody or by the fistful as a “snack”. I also ran into a guy I used to work with, he started a company that has an awesome discount book for cocktails and meals in the greater Madison area. Check it out at MadCityCocktails.com