August 7, 2019

Third Space Brewing Joins The Great Taste Of The Midwest For The First Time

Our team at Third Space Brewing is excited to bring our beers out to The Great Taste of the Midwest for the first time!

Our founders, Kevin and Andy and several other Third Space team members have lived in Madison at points in our lives so we all know what an amazing festival the Great Taste is, but none of us have ever attended. If you see huge grins on our faces behind our booth, you’ll now understand why as we will surely be in our Happy Place at Olin Park this weekend!

Find us at Booth 308 to sample some of our core favorites and some new and rare barrel-aged beers. International Intrigue just hit the market a few weeks ago to major fanfare and Mystic Affogato has only been tapped outside of our brewery on one other occasion.

Check out the full list we will be pouring here:

  • Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale
  • Unite the Clans Scottish Ale
  • Upward Spiral IPA
  • Oktoberfest
  • International Intrigue Double IPA
  • Nexus of the Universe Barrel-Aged Russian Imperial Stout
  • Mystic Affogato Barrel-Aged Irish-Style Coffee Stout with Tahitian vanilla, cacao nibs, coffee and a hint of lactose
  • Smörgåsbord Hot Head – Collaboration IPA with Working Draft

In addition to this line up, we also brewed a few special collaboration beers for the event.

1st Collaboration with Working Draft and Omega Yeast

With our friends at Working Draft in Madison and Omega Yeast, we brewed a trio of IPAs using a special Scandinavian Kveik yeast strain. At the Great Taste, we will be pouring the Smörgåsbord Hot Head version while our friends at Working Draft pour the other two at the booth next door. All three collaboration brews will be tapped at 2:30 p.m.

2nd Collaboration with Yakima Chief Hops

We also brewed a special Triple IPA with our friends at Yakima Chief Hops for the Great Taste that will be poured at their booth. We brewed this IPA with new and experimental hops from YCH, Pahto, Loral, Sabro, and HBC472. It’s juicy with notes of overripe fruit, stone fruit, lemongrass and a hint of coconut.

Great Taste Pre-Parties Friday Night

We have 3 fantastic pre-parties planned for Friday August 9th.

Nomad World Pub – 1PM – 2:30AM
Watch the Liverpool match, sample up some Third Space beers, and meet our Co-Founders! Did we mention that we are tapping 12 Third Space beers? The lineup includes several rare barrel-aged beers and some innovation brews that have yet to be tapped outside of our taproom.

Here’s the list for our party at Nomad:

  • Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale
  • Upward Spiral IPA
  • Unite the Clans Scottish Ale
  • That’s Gold! Kolsch
  • Oktoberfest
  • Summer Home Hoppy Blonde Ale
  • It Was All A Dream Juicy IPA
  • International Intrigue Double IPA
  • Alegria Brandy Barrel-Aged Kettle Sour brewed with Zinfandel grapes
  • Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Stout
  • Toats Ma’Oats Oat Cream Ale (Innovation Brew)
  • Taste Explosion Juicy Mango Double IPA (Innovation Brew)

Working Draft Beer Company – 3PM – 11PM

Friday at 3pm we will tap all 3 collaboration brews with Working Draft in their taproom. Each beer presents some unique characteristics from the three different yeast varieties, all in the Kveik farmhouse family. Read about the variations above. Try them all in a flight along with two other Third Space beers, International Intrigue Double IPA and Mystic Knot Barrel-Aged Irish Coffee Stout.

At 5:45PM, we will bring a Third Space tradition to Madison for the first time as we do our weekly Brewmaster’s Toast at Working Draft. The Brewmaster’s Toast involves the Brewmaster toasting the crowd from the bar then naming one keg the Brewmaster’s keg, from which we will sell $1 beers until it blows!

The Old Fashioned
It’s a Madison v. Milwaukee theme with special beers on tap from craft breweries from each city. Third Space will have four taps including Happy Place, Unite the Clans, International Intrigue, and Alegria! If you haven’t yet tried Alegria, don’t miss this opportunity. This sangria-inspired kettle sour was brewed with Zinfandel grape juice then aged in brandy barrels with blood orange additions. It is a delight.

Sunday at Third Space

If you can’t make it to Madison to try our collaboration brews, have no fear! We will be tapping all three Working Draft collabs and the YCH Hops Collab in our taproom on Sunday August 11. We will be open from 12-7pm