POSTED: Friday, May 9th, 2014 ----- 5:45 p.m.
Craft Beer Week brings beer enthusiasts all over the state and beyond to Madison, featuring everything malty and hoppy as well as some new beer creations. "It's a good celebration for Madison breweries and breweries from around the region really that come into town," said Hathaway Dilba, Director of Promotions for Ale Asylum. Ale Asylum is pouring a tall, cold one for craft beer week. Dilba added, "celebrate all things wickidly hoppy, malty and fermented."
And what better way to celebrate the occasion than with a new beer added to the menu, named "Unshadowed." "It's a German wheat, it's a hefeweizen. It's very refreshing. It's a perfect patio season beer."
Unshadowed joins some crowd favorites, including Hopalicious, an Ale Asylum staple. Helping put the craft beer industry on the map for local breweries. "It's a chance for the Madison community to taste some of those beers that might not usually be available in our market or maybe they just haven't tried yet," said Eliot Butler, President & Co-founder of the Great Dane.
It's also a chance for local brewers to come together and celebrate the industry. Butler added, "it just makes the city's dining and drinking scene more interesting and vibrant."
Also a big part of Craft Beer Week are the fish fry specials! Great Dane is offering four. The beer garden is also now open for the season. Craft Beer Week runs through Sunday.