The official app of the Great Taste of the Midwest festival.

Great Taste is the second longest-running craft beer festival in North America. Every year over 150 breweries and brewpubs serve about 1000 different beers in a beautiful lakeside setting in Madison, Wisconsin.

Use this handy App before and during the Great Taste to:

* View which Breweries are attending
* View which beers they will be sharing, rate and take notes on them.
* Mark the breweries you want to see on the map so you can make sure you hit your favorites.
* Get detailed descriptions for breweries and beers
* View all the great food vendors
* Share via social media

What's New

Version 8.1

We fixed a bug causing a crash on iOS 10.

We also made it easier to add beers and breweries to your To Do list!!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
6 Ratings
6 Ratings
M Lukas ,

It is what it is

Works well as a partial list. There always seem to be issues with the to-do and map functions.

Unsuspecting Beta Tester ,

Great idea - Never really works out

Because of the rush to get this out so close to the event, it's never thoroughly tested by festival goer type people. All kinds of bugs are found and attempted to be corrected in another mad scramble in the hours-days prior and if you spent any time going through the lists of hundreds of breweries or 1000+ beers and thought you were going to be able to use the favorites function or "live" map...forget it. Great for an alpha list of things but the nice printed lists do that just fine and will ultimately be what you use. If you do try this you should wait until late the evening prior to get a cleaner download when there have already been many attempts to fix it.

Photopopulous ,

Great tool for the Great Taste!

Looks like there was a data update that fixed the crashing. Thanks!

I love being able to search by style - now I can go straight to the kinds of beers I like without wandering around (which is fun too).
The update crashed on me the first time I ran it, so I removed it and reinstalled and it seems to be behaving nicely now. There is a ton more data in there than last year too!


Fest Buddy LLC
6.3 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Frequent/Intense Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
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