Chad Hopper, Isthmus Sales Manager
Courtney Lovas, Event Coordinator
Email: clovas at isthmus dot com
The 5th annual Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is a celebration of the best Wisconsin craft beers and artisanal cheeses at Alliant Energy Center's Exhibition Hall. Enjoy sampling, beer-pairing presentations, and more.
Kicking off at 2 p.m., the Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest will feature Wisconsin brewers and cheesemakers, new and old favorites alike. We’re encouraging brewers and cheesemakers to sample at least three of their unique, seasonal or award-winning products. Guests will clamor to sample beers and cheeses they don’t find everyday at their local bar, liquor or grocery store. We’ve got a few more secrets we’re working out right now.
A limited number of Premium Tasting tickets include festival entry a full hour before the main festival (at 1 p.m.), with the chance to sample special products that won't be available later in the day. Here's a chance to chat casually with Wisconsin's superstar brewers and cheesemakers. Plus, you’ll get your official 2014 Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest T-shirt!
Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest is sponsored by the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board.
Alliant Energy Center is on the southern edge of Madison, Wisconsin, just off U.S. Highways 12 & 18 (the Beltline), East on Rimrock Road (Exit 262) just west of John Nolen Drive.
Union Cab will be graciously offering discounted cab rides to and from the event. We invite all guests to take advantage of this responsible transportation opportunity. Please plan ahead and call early for your cab, volume of calls and traffic may cause delays or brief waiting. Call 242-2000
Parking for the Alliant Energy Center Exhibition Hall is through the Main Gate on Rimrock Road.
From Chicago (South): I-90 West to Exit 142A, West on U.S. Highways 12 & 18, 5 miles to Rimrock Road, Exit 262
From Green Bay (North): I-90 East to Exit 142A, West on U.S. Highways 12 & 18, 5 miles to Rimrock Road, Exit 262
From Milwaukee (East): I-94 West, I-90 East to Exit 142A, West on U.S. Highways 12 & 18 to Rimrock Road, Exit 262
From Minneapolis (West): I-90 East to Exit 142A, West on U.S. Highways 12 & 18 to Rimrock Road, Exit 262
From Des Moines (South): I-80 East to I-380 North, North on Highway 151 to U.S. Highways 12 & 18 East, East to Rimrock Road, Exit 262
Madison Metro bus service has regular stops along John Nolen Drive, Olin Avenue and Rimrock Road. Visit www.mymetrobus.com to plan your trip.
Two major bike paths connect to Alliant: The Wingra Creek Bike Path follows Wingra Creek through Quann Park to the Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road area. The Capital City bike path runs along Lake Monona on the east side of John Nolen Drive.
Sheraton Hotel Package: Isthmus Beer & Cheese is partnering with Sheraton Madison Hotel to ensure our guests get to safely enjoy their entire weekend! The package includes guest room, ticket to the festival, continental breakfast, and a complimentary shuttle. Click here to take advantage of this deal.
For event information, press materials or media inquiries, or any other questions, please contact:
Janell Palmer, Isthmus Marketing & Events Manager
Phone: 608-251-5627 x 152
Isthmus Publishing Co., Inc.
101 King Street
Madison WI 53703