Join us for a guided tasting event led by Lucy Saunders, author of The Best of American Food and Beer. Her latest cookbook, Dinner in the Beer Garden, pairs craft beers with garden-centric dishes.

Tickets to the event are $25 each and include the guided tasting featuring six pairings, a copy of Dinner in the Beer Garden ($28.95 retail value) and a one-day Garden Expo admission ticket ($8 value). The event will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Atrium at the Alliant Energy Center on Friday evening during Garden Expo. Only 100 tickets are available.

Tasting Menu

  • New Glarus Cabin Fever with Marieke Foenegreek Gouda
  • New Glarus Raspberry Tart with SarVecchio and Apple Salad
  • Vintage Brewing Co. Weiss-Blau with Beet-Ricotta Gnocchi
  • Vintage Brewing Co. brewer’s choice guest beer with aged cheddar
  • Leinenkugel Big Eddy Baltic Porter with Buttermilk Blue
  • Sprecher Black Bavarian Schwarzbier with Cocoa Mascarpone

Parking is paid separately at the Alliant Energy Center. 21 and older only. Proper ID required.

Now Sold Out

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Thank you to the following organizations and businesses that provided product donations for the event.

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