I was unaware of last year’s inaugural Madison Craft Beer Week, but it’s on my radar now for 2012, thanks to Sustainable Times. This year’s 10-day “week” (long enough to accommodate two weekends) is scheduled to run Friday, May 4, to Sunday, May 13. Check out the growing list of events here at the official website.
For a look back at last year, check out this preview of the 2011 week in Isthmus and this one from The Onion A.V. Club. Having fallen in love with Flemish Red Ales — those sour brews like the amazing Duchesse de Bourgogne from Brouwerij Verhaeghe, which I recently had the pleasure of enjoying on tap at Brasserie V — I’m soooooo sad to have missed the “Bockor’s Blend Your Own Flemish Red Ale Night” at The Malt House last year. Instead of crying over missed opportunities, though, let’s raise a glass to the possibilities that await us at this year’s festivities.