Ride the Ridge

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Wisconsin Bike Week: Ride the Ridge 2017

Brewery to Brewery Group Ride

Brought to you by the Wisconsin Bike Federation and Hop Head Tours


We are again hosting a FREE group ride in support of Wisconsin Bike Week. Join us for an evening of biking on the Military Ridge State Trail from brewery to brewery. This is a casual event for riders to get together and check out a trail that takes you door to door from the Hop Haus Brewing to Grumpy Troll and back.


Time: 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Departure location:

Hop Haus Brewing

231 South Main Street, Verona, WI

Distance: 25 miles round trip on the Military Ridge State Bike Trail.

Trail condition: Packed gravel
Transportation: BICYCLES!

Cost: FREE!  (registration required)


For detailed information, please click the yellow registration button.


Great Michigan Beer Tour


August 18th, 19th and 20th, 2017.

Now Accepting Deposits!

Hop on the bus for the 4th installment of this fun and informative Beercation, the Great Michigan Beer Tour! Signing up for this tour gets you a weekend pass for a professionally guided tour to 8 breweries with walking access from our hotels to many more breweries and beer bars at night in Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo. After loading guests in Madison and Milwaukee, we’ll begin the trip with a beer tasting and discussion on world and American beer and alcohol history to warm up the group. You’ll be treated to special behind the scenes tours and tastings, history narrated between stops and ample time to explore Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo when we’re finished for the day. This will be the perfect time of year to soak in the sun at the amazing patios at Founder’s Brewery, Dark Horse Brewery and Bell’s Eccentric Cafe!

Highlights include:

•New Holland Brewery’s tour including the Dragon’s Milk Cellar, sour beer cellar and distillery with multiple tastings along the way.
•A VIP tour and tasting at Dark Horse and time to enjoy their Annual “Chicken Wing Thing” event with live bands, special beer releases and made to order wings with a dozen different sauces.
•A specially prepared Beer Paired Brunch at Haymarket Brewery just for our group.
•Top notch lodging in downtown Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo within walking distance (~15 minutes) to the original HopCat bar, Founder’s Brewery and Taproom and several other breweries in Grand Rapids and the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange, Bell’s Eccentric Cafe and many more breweries in Kalamazoo.
•Knowledgeable Hop Head Tour Ambassadors acting as your beer concierge throughout the weekend.

**Space is limited so secure your seats on this Beercation today!**


  • Madison DEPARTS at 6:30 am from the Dutch Mill Park and Ride.
  • Milwaukee DEPARTS at 8:15 am from the Loomis Road Park and Ride.


Transportation: Motorcoach with restroom.

Lodging: Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids and Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center in Kalamazoo.


Day 1

Shoreline Brewery,  Michigan City, IN. Includes lunch, tour and beer.

Greenbush Brewery. Bridgman, MI. Includes a pint of beer.

New Holland Brewery and Distillery. Holland, MI. Includes tour and tastings in the Dragon’s Milk cellar, sour beer cellar and distillery.

Holiday Inn Downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 6:45 pm for check in. There are several breweries and a famous beer bar within 1 mile of the hotel.


Day 2

Brewery Vivant. Grand Rapids, MI. Includes beer sampling and tour. Food available for purchase.

Dark Horse Brewery and Pub. Marshall, MI. Includes tour of brewing facility, beer tasting in VIP room above the brewery with extra time for the Annual “Chicken Wing Thing” and special beer releases.

Radisson Plaza Hotel at Kalamazoo Center, Kalamazoo, MI. Check-in in at 5:15 pm.

Group will walk 4 blocks to Bell’s Eccentric Cafe at 5:45 pm and Includes a 4 sample flight. There is food available at Bell’s.


Day 3

Haymarket Brewery. Chicago. Includes 3 course beer paired brunch.

Goose Island Brewery, Chicago. Includes tasting and tour.

Binny’s Beverage Depot Chicago. A must stop for beer that is unavailable in WI.

Milwaukee returns to Loomis Rd Park and Ride at 5:00 pm.

Madison returns to Dutch Mill Park and Ride at 6:30 pm.


Cenetta Wine Dinner Tour


Friday, August 25th

5:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Departs the Vintage Brewing Co. at 674 Whitney Way, Madison, Wisconsin.


Join us for a wonderful evening at the vineyard and farm of Campo di Bella! Guests on this experience will tour the farm, vineyard and winery learning how this family grows the ingredients they utilize in the meal and wine. The climax of the evening will be a 3 course, wine paired Italian dinner prepared by the husband and wife team at Campo di Bella.


A special message from the Proprietors at Campo di Bella:

“Join us at our family run winery and farm-to-table restaurant, Campo di Bella in the beautiful driftless countryside and take a tour of our farm where we raise heritage breed pastured hogs and lamb and sustainably raised vegetables and cold-hardy grapes for your meal.  We will start the evening off with a farm, vineyard and winery tour.  The evening will include a wine pairing dinner spotlighting heirloom organic tomatoes grown on our farm as well as a glass of our house-made Fossil Rock Red wines. End the evening under our pergola and watch the sunset over Blue Mounds.”


Clicking the button above to make your booking. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions.

608 467 5707


Beer Dinner Tour w/ Capital Brewery


2018 Dates Coming Soon

5:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Departs the Capitol Chophouse, 9 E Wilson Street, Hilton Monona Terrace, Madison, Wisconsin.


Our Beer Dinner Tours are a collaboration between Hop Head Tours, the featured brewery and the Capitol Chophouse. They are formatted to educate the guest about how the beer is crafted and then paired with a meal to showcase the Chef’s skill in building a three course meal around the beer.

Clicking the button above to make your booking. Please feel free to call or email if you have questions.

608 467 5707

Visiting Madison and need lodging? The Hilton Monona Terrace is connected to the Capitol Chophouse and is right at the heart of the Capital Square. Park your car for the weekend and enjoy our vibrant downtown by foot, cab or bus!

Click Here for the Hilton’s Room Booking Page.