April

Brewer Tailgates
Every early Sunday game
*weather permitting

Cheer on the Brewers and grill out at the Up North for every Sunday early game. Bring some of your barbecue favorites, grab a bucket of Highlife shorties and pray to the baseball gods for a WIN!


Live music!

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

 

May


Kentucky Derby Party
Saturday, May 2nd

Throw on your Derby swag and get ready for some Mint Juleps... only $5 a glass. Catch the derby inside on one of our HDTVs or outside on the deck! Which horse will be the victor? Only one way to find out.

Essen Haus will be celebrating Maifest outside in the parking lot and Come Back In will be running some Derby-related activities of their own! Click here to check out the details.


Craft Beer Week
Friday, May 1st - Sunday, May 10th

Join the Up North the first week in May for Madison Craft Beer Week's 5th Anniversary! We've got four great events planned throughout the week. Check em out...


Hinterland Pin-Head Kickoff Party!
Friday, May 1st
Starting at 6pm

Kickoff Craft Beer Week with Hinterland Brewing and a pinball party! Stop down at 6pm for a brewer meet & greet, some GREAT Hinterland taps, a late-night pinball tournament & prizes! Hinterland will be bringing their limited release Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock, along with their Cherry Wheat, White Cap IPA, Anodyne Imperial Coffee Stout and Grand Cru Trappist-style Ale - rated 4/4 bottle openers by the Isthmus' "Beer Here" connoisseur, Robin Shepard. We're not sticking an end time on this thing so you have all night to pinball it up and enjoy what Hinterland has to offer.


Brews, Brewers and Baseball with 3 Sheeps & Lagunitas!
Sunday, May 3rd
Starting at 1pm

Join us for a good old-fashioned tailgate party on Sunday, May 3rd! We're kicking things off at 1pm with some tailgate treats off the grill and some adult beverages from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company and Lagunitas Brewing Co. Catch the Brewers vs. Cubs game at 1:20pm and partake in a friendly little 'brewer' rivalry. The Wisconsin side of things will be represented by 3 Sheeps (out of Sheboygan) with Lagunitas (and their Chicago tap room) symbolizing Illinois. Both breweries will be bringing some of their best brews to try to win you over. 3 Sheeps Rebel Kent Amber Ale is on the roster, along with a super secret specialty brew. Lagunitas IPA and Pils will be making the trek from Chicago with a limited release coming along for the ride. We'll be playing bags, tossing the pigskin around and enjoying the outdoors, just as you'd expect from an Up North tailgate party!


Cinco de Mayo Party with Coronado Brewing
Tuesday, May 5th
Starting at 5pm

Coronado Brewing Company and Demetrio Tequilla are teaming up to throw you a Cinco de Mayo fiesta unlike any other. California's Coronado Brewing is bringing four of their best brews for the occasion. Stop down after 5pm to sample a pint of their Stupid Stout, the Cigar City Jurata Baltic Porter, Orange Avenue Wit of their crown series Skull Wrapper IPA. Try out the Orange Avenue Wit on its own OR mix it with some Demetrio to create a beer cockatil thats ¡Muy Delicioso! We'll also have a nacho bar with all the fixings, prizes/giveaways and some LIVE music to get you in the party mood. ­¡Ay Caramba!


Barrel-Aged Beer Border Battle with Central Waters & Summit Brewing Company
Saturday, May 9th
Starting at 8pm

This is a beer event you won't want to miss! Join us as we throw down the gauntlet for a friendly battle between Wisconsin an Minnesota's best are rarest barrel-aged brews. Wisconsin's own Central Waters Brewing Co. is bringing their Bourbon Barrel Stout to the battle, with Minnesota's Summit Brewing Co. bringing their Cognac Barrel-Aged Herkulean Woods to rebuttal. If that isn't enough, both breweries will also be featuring their double IPAs for good measure. Central Waters' Illumination Imperial IPA and Summit's Hop Silo Double IPA will be here for the drinking at 8pm. Brewers from both states are getting in on the action and are ready to talk beer, brewing and barrel-aging. Seriously, you won't want to miss it.


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   Come Back In
is also participating in Craft Beer Week with a different event each day...
   some with two! Click HERE to see their line-up.