Mail Order ticket requests postmarked before May 6th will be ineligible.

There are NO online sales or sales at the gate.  


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 begin at noon on the first Sunday in May at the following locations (subject to change):

Capital Brewery (500 tickets)
7734 Terrace Ave. – Middleton
Please do not line up for tickets before 10:00pm on Saturday, May 5.
Cork ‘N Bottle (350 tickets)
855 E. Johnson St. – Madison
Karben4 (400 tickets)
3698 Kinsman Blvd. – Madison
Steve’s Liquor-University Avenue (450 tickets)
3618 University Ave. – Madison
Steve’s Liquor-Junction Road (450 tickets)
122 Junction Rd. – Madison
The Malt House (400 tickets)
2609 E. Washington Ave. – Madison
Vintage Brewing Company (450 tickets)
674 S. Whitney Way – Madison

***Due to the Monroe Street road construction, we are unable to sell tickets at the Wine & Hop Shop this year. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

***We are sorry to announce the closing of Star Liquor. They have been a longtime supporter of the Great Taste of the Midwest and we will miss them.

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

Any mail orders postmarked after the first Monday immediately following Sunday ticket sales 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 Monday immediately following onsite ticket sales will be rejected

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

  • There is a limit of one mail order request and two tickets per household. We will return any mail orders that we feel are attempting to unfairly influence the outcome of the lottery.
  • 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.