April & May


 Madison Craft Beer Week - April 29th to May 8th

Madison's Craft Beer Week is returning for it's sixth year! We're participating with FIVE fabulous beer events for you to enjoy. Take a peek at what we have planned...

Summit & Strings
Friday, April 29th

Kick off Madison's Craft Beer Week in style with Summit Brewing at the Up North. Grab a Summit brew or two, enjoy some FREE live music from The Naughty Bits and meet the Summit beer reps. They'll be in attendance to provide some Summit beer history and to answer all of your beer-related questions. And, they'll be raffling off two tickets to the Eaux Claires music festival in August! You won't want to miss this Summit & Strings event.

Brewers & Brews with Lagunitas
Sunday, May 1st

Head Up North for some Brewers & Brews with Lagunitas. We'll be doing this thing tailgate-style with some drinks on the deck, a little bit of bag toss, a game of catch, maybe some tag... whatever you want. Grab a pint of Lagunitas IPA, Pils, Sour Ale or Waldo's Special Ale and catch the 1:20pm Milwaukee Brewers game on our patio TV. Or don't. We're keeping things pretty relaxed, just as you'd expect from an Up North tailgate party. And who doesn't love a tailgate party?

Cinco de Hinterland
Thursday, May 5th

Celebrate 'Cinco de Hinterland' at the Up North on May 5th. We've got a TON of Cinco de Mayo fun planned. We'll have a piñata filled with goodies, a nacho bar, Hinterland beer and some live tunes from Catfish Stephenson (9pm-12am). No cover. In addition to the great Hinterland brews, we'll be making some tequila-infused 'beer-tails' for the occasion. ¡Salud!

MobCraft Brew-A-Thon
Saturday, May 7th

MobCraft is heading Up North for the evening to show us the ins and outs of homebrewing. They'll be doing a little homebrew expo and we'll be brewing our own small batch of beer out on the patio. MobCraft is also bringing some of their own concoctions for you to try and we'll be offering some goodies from the grill to go with all of that beer.


Surly Loves Your Mom
Sunday, May 8th

Do you have a craft beer loving mama? Then this is the Craft Beer Week event for you. We'll be barbecuing on the patio, playing some bag toss and enjoying a fine Mother's Day with Surly Brewing. Meet the brains behind the brewery, sample a pint of Surly's Hell Lager, Overrated West Coast IPA, Blakkr Imperial Black IPA or Brett Mikkel's fermented IPA and treat Mom to an easy-going afternoon on her special day. She deserves it ;). Oh, and Surly really does love your mom.

Our neighbors at the Come Back In are also getting in on the Craft Beer Week Action. Click HERE to check out their line-up.


 Live Music!

Enjoy some LIVE music from some Madison locals every Monday-Friday. Click HERE to check out the line-up. AND we've got some GREAT drink specials to go with the tunes, along with complimentary popcorn & peanuts.


Thank you for the GREAT Packer Season!

This year's season was full of highs, lows, unbelievable plays, last minute victories and disappointments... but it sure was exctiting! THANK YOU for sticking with us through thick & thin.
YOU made this season great and we can't wait to do it all over again next year! Is it August yet?