Driveway Thriftdwellers Thursday Feb. 18th 7PM!

Thursday, February 18th 7:00PM

We’re pleased to welcome Madison’s Driveway Thirftdwellers to the Parched Eagle tomorrow night for an early weeknight show from 7 to 9!

Here’s how they describe their sound:

“We play Roll music. That’s right. We have officially claimed the ripe, unused half of Rock and Roll. It’s like nothing you’ve never seen before: Guitars are played and sometimes some other instruments, this one guy plays pedal steel, a cactus plays an electric bass, maybe we’ll find someone to saw up some fiddle, and one of several people may be hitting some drums. That’s roll, folks.

Singing is also common.”

–All originals!

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Big Bang String Thing this Friday 2/19 8PM!

Friday, February 19th 8:00PM - 2:55PM

We’re pleased to welcome Big Bang String Thing to the Parched Eagle this Friday at 8PM!

It’s rare when the word acoustic conjures thoughts of music that can electrify the jump in your feet. Then again, BBST is a rare group, and an impressive collective of musical might. Energetic, contagious, and flat out fun, BBST weaves a sizzling thread through multiple genres to deliver a tapestry of award-winning original music that defies one description,yet, connects with everyone. Perhaps that has a something to do with the fact that BBST is made up of veteran musicians who have toured, recorded, or shared the stage with Leo Kottke, The String Cheese Incident, Lyle Lovett, The Smashing Pumpkins, Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, John Hartford, U2, Asleep at the Wheel, Garbage, Willy Porter, Riders in the Sky, The Radiators, David Grisman, Alex DeGrassi, Doc Watson, Carrie Newcomer, and Merl Saunders and the Rainforest Band to name a few. Or, it could simply be that Big Bang String Thing knows how to craft a great sound.

THE BAND: Bob Westfall (mandolin, guitar, vocals, songwriting) has studied and worked with some of the top acoustic players in the country -Darol Anger, Mike Marshall, John Hartford, and Alex DeGrassi. But, while these influences are certainly evident, Westfall’s songwriting are uniquely his own. An award-winning mandolinist, Bob grew up in Texas and Minnesota, and his style incorporates the best elements of storytelling with a hybrid jazz/pop/worldbeat/bluegrass feel. The husband and wife team of Mary Gaines (bass) and Chris Wagoner (violin) provide the bottom and top of the BBST sound, and have appeared in performance and on recordings with Westfall for over fifteen years. Gaines and Wagoner have similarly diverse backgrounds — formal classical training at the Univ. of WI, jazz studies with the great bassist, Richard Davis, followed by years of performing and recording with jazz, blues, rock, and folk artists and songwriters.

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My 50th birthday party THIS THURSDAY Feb. 4th!

Yup, I’m turning 50 on Thursday Feb. 4th and what better way to celebrate than having a big party at my brewpub? We’re releasing two new beers that day:

JANETHAN WIRED Espresso Porter that will be on tap when we open at 3. This is our year-round JANETHAN Robust Porter with Just Coffee’s Electric Monkey Espresso added at the end of fermentation. Look for Electric Monkey to accentuate the chocolate malt character in Janethan. 5.9% abv.

6:50 special release time: Rum-barrel aged BROOKIE’S SOUR BROWN Flanders Brown Ale! Our first sour beer will be available that night only so EXTREMELY limited release. Quite rummy upfront with some booze in the middle then a nice/restrained Brett sour character in the finish. 9.1% abv.

AND here’s our tap list for the party:

“UTAH” Kölsch


JANETHAN WIRED Espresso Porter


STELLA Belgian Dark Strong Ale

CHACHALACA American Stout


-AND- again at 6:50: Rum-barrel aged BROOKIE’S SOUR BROWN Flanders Brown Ale!

Guest beer:

Next Door Brewery’s VAMPIRE COSMONAUT Imperial Rye Stout!

There will be another surprise or two that night, as well.

Cheers! Jim

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The Krause Family Band and CHACHALACA American Stout Winter Release Party!

Friday, January 29th 7:30PM

The Krause Family Band makes its debut at the Parched Eagle this Friday night starting at 7:30 as we celebrate the winter release of CHACHALACA American Stout, which is back by popular demand!
The Krause Family Band shall delight our ears with an old-timey blend of folk, bluegrass, and gospel with beautiful harmonies!

CHACHALACA is the first stout brewed in Parched Eagle history and is inspired by the likes of Bell’s Kalamazoo Stout and Sierra Nevada Stout. Lots of roasted barley and chocolate malt coupled with big American hops (Northern Brewer, Simcoe, and Chinook). 6.3% ABV and 54 IBUs.

It will be on tap when we open at 3 that afternoon.


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Milkhouse Radio Friday January 15th 8pm!

Friday, January 15th 8:00PM

Milkhouse Radio is the Madison area’s newest string band, specializing in bluegrass, but ringing the rafters with country, blues, and fusion covers of whatever strikes them right.  With banjo, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, upright bass, and a wide range of vocals, they bring a fast-paced, high lonesome classic bluegrass sound  mixed alongside a growing number of MR originals right at home beside the classics.  Whether on State Street during a Saturday farmer’s market or on the auditorium stage, their toe-tapping shows deliver on their mission to keep Dane County and the cows entertained.

We look forward to hosting Milkhouse Radio for the first time FRIDAY JANUARY 15TH starting at 8PM! They’ll do two sets and as always no cover. Cheers!

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