Madison, Wisconsin’s own Tiny Band make mighty, string-rich music with wee instruments. This is no novelty act, Bub, but real music that’s really pretty. Melodies from ukuleles, a Mando Bird, and harmonicas mesh with powerful rhythms from the drummer’s cocktail kit and lady vocals with lovely harmonies. Expect hypnotic original songs laced with a few special versions of old favorites from the likes of the Velvet Underground and Calexico.
And, here’s our beer list to accompany the dulcet tones of The Tiny Band:
VERILY Belgian Dubbel
PARCHED EAGLE GOLDEN ALE Kölsch
CENTRA American Wild Ale
LA CHINGADA CACA Maibock (our official 1st anniversary beer)
The flagship HOP-BEARER IPA!
2016 COMMON THREAD Gose
Our first anniversary was this past Saturday April 30th but we’re celebrating it NEXT SATURDAY MAY 7TH with a big all day party!
Our first anniversary beer being released that day is LA CHINGADA CACA Maibock! Maibock is one of my favorite German lager styles and is aptly named as a hearty brew to welcome the lovely spring weather.
Weighing in at 6.8% abv, the hallmark characteristic of La Chingada Caca is a fine balance of malt and hops. To me Maibock is like the ESB of German lagers, with a similar emphasis on a strong Munich malty character with an appropriate level of hop bitterness and flavor/aroma for fine balance.
Curious about the name? Feel free to ask me in person this Saturday. Also, the latest batch of our flagship HOP-BEARER IPA will be back on tap for the party.
The party starts when we open at noon and both La Chingada Caca and Hop-Bearer will be on tap when we open along with other sumptuous selections representing a nice variety of styles.
The exellent JON HOEL TRIO takes our stage at 7:30pm to kick the party up a notch. We’re looking forward to having them be the first jazz band to play in our cozy space.
So, please join us this Saturday to celebrate our anniversary by hoisting a glass of La Chingada Caca!
All shows start at 7:30pm unless ortherwise noted
Fri, May 27 – Aaron Scholz & Chris Boeger
Sat, June 4 – The Viper & His Famous Orchestra
Fri, June 10 – Glacier Ridge Social Club (jazz)
Fri, June 17 – David Hecht
Sat, June 25 – Matt Joyce & Justin Aten
Fri, July 8 – Mike & Emma B
Sat, July 16 – Gin Mill Hollow
Foot Stomp’n Acoustic Bluegrass, Irish and Ole Time music group from Madison returns this Friday! We’re also releasing Maniac the Smaller Baltic Porter that day and will have March Madness on our big TV.
Señor Smoke Scotch Ale aka “Wee Heavy” style ale has a small bit of smoked malt added to the mash, like you’re (maybe) sitting around a peat fire. This caramel-malt wee heavy weighs in at 8.3% ABV and will help chase those late winter blues away. It will be on tap at 3PM when we open.
At 8 pm , live music kicks the party up a notch! Local stalwarts Milkhouse Radio plays bluegrass numbers with vocals and without!