There are NO onsite ticket sales.

The information below will help you plan ahead for next year.


General Admission: $60
(LIMIT of 2 per customer)

Designated Driver: $10


How to Get Tickets

Tickets for the Great Taste of the Midwest go on sale each year in early May.
Tickets are sold on-site at several locations throughout Madison and Middleton, as well as via mail order lottery system.

In-Person Sales
Cash only on-site sales began at noon on the first Sunday in May at the following locations:

Capital Brewery (400 tickets)
7734 Terrace Ave. – Middleton
Cork ‘N Bottle (300 tickets)

855 E. Johnson St. – Madison
Star Liquor (400 tickets)
1209 Williamson St. – Madison
Steve’s University Avenue (400 tickets)
3618 University Ave. – Madison
Steve’s Junction Road (400 tickets)

122 Junction Rd. – Madison
*Wine and Hop Shop (400 tickets)

1919 Monroe St.
The Malt House (300 tickets)
2609 E. Washington Ave. – Madison
Vintage Brewing Company (400 tickets)
674 S. Whitney Way – Madison

*Please respect all neighboring properties due to neighborhood concerns on Monroe St. (but be respectful of neighboring businesses at all locations).

Mail Orders
Mail orders that are postmarked on the first Monday in  May* will be processed via a lottery system.

Any mail orders postmarked after the first Monday in May are unlikely to be filled. You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope along with a check (payable to MHTG) or money order.

*Mail orders postmarked before the first Monday in May will be rejected

Mail orders can be sent to:
Great Taste!
Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild (MHTG)
Post Office Box 1365
Madison, Wisconsin 53701-1365

  • You must include a self-addressed stamped envelope. CORRECT POSTAGE REQUIRED. 
  • Please allow 5-7 weeks for ticket processing. We are a homebrewing hobby club and not a professional order fulfillment company. We know you want your tickets, but please respect that we have our own family and work responsibilities too.