Madison Craft Beer Week

Beer and Wing Ding

  • Wednesday May 3rd, 5 - 7:30 PM
  • Great Dane Downtown Beer garden
Sample beers from all your favorite Madison breweries: Vintage Brewing, 1BBL, Karben4, Ale Asylum, Capital Brewery, Wisconsin Brewing Co. all while enjoying an endless chicken wing buffet.
Participating breweries are bringing the perfect beers to pair with the wings being offered. Some of the sauces will even be made with their own craft beer! 
$25 includes two pints and all-you-can-eat wings
Stick around for the ultimate wing eating smack down. All participating brewers will go head-to-head in a hot wing-eating contest. Winner takes home bragging rights and Best Hot Wing Eating Brewer (?)... in Madison! 

Madison Craft Beer'd Championship

  • Thursday May 4th, 7-10 PM 
  • Great Dane Downtown Pool Hall 

Beer and a Bloody

  • Saturday May 6th, 12-2 PM
  • Great Dane Downtown Pool Hall
We hope you can drop by The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co. for a high five and a Michelada or two.  Author of The Bloody Mary, Brian Bartels, will be joining us to discuss his book about the lore and legend of the classic cocktail, which features recipes for brunch and beyond. Brian will be serving up his Micheladas, which feature Great Dane beer and his secret ‘Daner-4-Life’ Chili Salt. 
Brian was raised in Wisconsin, consecrated Bloody Mary territory. He has been a writer and bartender his entire adult life, and first worked at The Great Dane. It was a busy Saturday where he learned to make his first cocktail, the Bloody Mary, the fast and hard way: spilling the mixture all over his hands instead of inside the pint glass. He now lives in New York City, where he is a managing partner and bar director for restaurants Joseph Leonard, Jeffrey’s Grocery, Bar Sardine, Fedora, and Perla.
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One From The Vault

  • Every Day
  • All Great Dane locations

We'll be raiding the cellar and showcasing our most revered beers!  Join us at your favorite Great Dane location during Madison Craft Beer Week as we celebrate our most cherished brews we’ve created. 


Friday Night Fish Fry

  • All Great Dane locations.
Madison’s best Friday Night fish fry. Featuring Pan Fried Walleye, Fried Cod, Baked Cod, Fried Lake Perch and our award-winning local favorite: Pilsner battered New London Bridge Fish Fry, and New England clam chowder!

Sunday Brunch Buffet 

  • Sunday April 29th and May 6th, 10 AM – 2:30 PM 
  • Hilldale and Fitchburg locations 
Visit our Hilldale or Fitchburg locations for our all you can eat Sunday brunch. Voted the city’s best Brunch buffet in Madison Magazine’s reader’s poll. You will see why when you choose from the more than forty food options including made-to-order omelets and a carving station. It will cure what ales you!