Wisconsin is becoming microbrew country and the Madison area allows ample opportunities to experience tasting rooms, bier garten gatherings and tours. In each location, you'll sample some local brews, award-winning ales and savory seasonals, plus you can pick up a growler or six pack to go!
The greater Madison area may not seem like a grape-growing region, but these award-winning wineries offer tastings and tours that prove our prowess:
Madison's craft culture also extends to spirits of all sorts. On your next visit, don't miss Old Sugar Distillery where world-class spirits are produced using many local ingredients. Free tastings and tours are offered at their E. Main Street location in Madison, along with specialty cocktails and space for private events. And, in August 2015, the Wollersheim Distillery reawakened its production of brandy, whiskey, absinthe and gin, featuring Wisconsin-grown ingredients.