Exploring Flavors: Heirloom Tomato & Beer Pairing

Join us and explore some seasonal flavors with a beer and heirloom tomato pairing!
Lovefood Farm is a certified organic CSA and market farm in Stoughton, WI.
Farmer/owner David Bachuber will join us with 4-5 of his varietal heirloom tomatoes, which we will pair with some Giant Jones brews!
We’ll explore pairing principles, and gain an enhanced understanding of the flavors and aromas present as Giant Jones Brewer, Jessica Jones, guides us through each pairing and discusses how flavor compounds are developed in beer, and how the perception of those is enhanced, and shifts, when paired.
The $35 ticket price includes a take-home beer and tomatoes from Lovefood!
Following the tasting, you may also purchase additional items to take home and experiment with your own pairings

Pizza Night w/ORIGIN Breads!


Every Wednesday we are teaming up with our neighbors down the hall at ORIGIN Breads for a Pizza Night! They will be making the pies, we will supply a dining area in our tasting room featuring our delicious beer. 🙂

Pre-Order from ORIGIN’s website, select a “pick-up” time, and show up at our tasting room on Wednesday. You can sip on a beer and relax, we’ll fetch your pizza for you. It’s SO simple!

Black is Beautiful Double Stout Release

This year’s batch of Black Is Beautiful Double Stout has been brewed, so we’re going to have a party for its release.
The Black is Beautiful initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the injustices that many people of color face daily. As part of the initiative, we will donate 100% of proceeds from this beer to Freedom, Inc – right here in Madison! Learn more about Freedom Inc – http://freedom-inc.org.
The beer was designed to highlight the beauty of various hues of malt. Yum!
In addition to this beer flowing, our friend Chef Yusif Bin-Rella, from TradeRoots will be here serving up some delicous food. (Time TBD)
TradeRoots is a Madison-based group of farmers and chefs with roots in Wisconsin and West Africa. To learn more about them, visit their website or follow them on Facebook! www.traderootsfarms.org

ANCESTRAL Poetry & Pairing Event

ANCESTRAL Poetry & Pairing Event

Join us for an evening of poetry, with a beer & cheese pairing.

We are excited to welcome Daniel Smith, author of ANCESTRAL – Poetry grounded in the rural Midwest, ANCESTRAL explores a family’s deep attachment to the land, the physical work of farming, and the emotional disruption one endures when such a life is no longer sustainable.

Bob Wills of Clock Shadow & Cedar Grove Creameries will join us for a curated beer & cheese flight to enjoy alongside the poetry reading.

Guests will have the opportunity to purchase Smith’s book, as well as cheese (and beer!) to take home.

About Daniel Smith:

Smith is an accomplished poet, essayist, public speaker, and agribusiness executive with a lifelong commitment to agriculture, the environment and rural communities.

Smith operated his family’s dairy farm in northwestern Illinois for three decades, where with his wife, Cheryl, they raised their sons, Austin, Ryan and Levi. With the practicality of a farmer and the syntax of a poet, he has authored three books of poetry (Home Land, Bottom Dog Press; Fatherland, Longhouse Press; and Ancestral, Water’s Edge Press).

His poems and essays have appeared nationwide in such publications as Narrative, Midwestern Gothic, Seems, Tundra, Midwest Quarterly, among others.

Smith currently serves as President and CEO of Cooperative Network, and as a director of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection. He formerly served as Administrator of the Division of Agricultural Development, where he directed the state’s domestic and international agricultural marketing programs.  He is the former CEO of Midwestern BioAg, a national farm supply company.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he and Cheryl live on a small farm in the Driftless Region of southwestern Wisconsin, where he writes, and together, they enjoy reading, hiking and their grandchildren.