Join us Thursday, Aug. 24 at Wisconsin Brewing Co. in Verona from 6 to 9 p.m. for a casual evening of food, craft beer and live music to celebrate Wisconsin’s innovation and technology culture. 

Hosted by the Wisconsin Technology Council, Brew, Bites & Bytes is a relaxed evening open to people and groups who are a part of the state’s tech and innovation scene. This year Brew, Bites & Bytes will be held in conjunction with Forward Fest 17, Wisconsin’s largest technology and entrepreneurship festival.  This eight-day celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship will feature 52 events and will wrap up with the Tech Council’s social event.  More information and registration details can be found here.

The admission cost includes beverages provided by Wisconsin Brewing Co. and a traditional pig roast with all the fixings and vegetarian options. Grooving Needles, a classic rock band from Madison that includes “techies” in the group, is back for an encore performance on the brewery’s music stage in the Backyard Bar and Patio.

“We’re looking forward to a party that will speak to Wisconsin’s local assets – from the beer and food on hand, to the music and the local tech talent that will attend,” said Tom Still, president of the Tech Council. “We’re thrilled to add ‘Brew, Bites and Bytes’ to Forward Fest 17.”

The cost is $25 for Tech Council members, $25 for Bunker Labs members, $35 for general admission and $10 for students with I.D. The Wisconsin Brewing Co. is located at 1079 American Way, Verona, WI 53593. Everything is included in your admission.

Event sponsors thus far include City of Fitchburg, Quarles & Brady and Whitewater University Technology Park Innovation Center. For sponsorship information, please contact Tammy Ehrmann at 608-442-7557 or The Tech Council is a 501(c)(3) and your contribution may be tax deductible.

The Tech Council is the independent, non-profit science and technology adviser to the governor and Legislature. To join, go to or call 608-442-7557.