Third Space Brewing: Coming to Madison

The Milwaukee-based craft brewery celebrates expansion into a new market with beer tastings, launch parties and other craft brew events throughout the greater-Madison area.


MILWAUKEE, Wisc. – February 13, 2019 – After establishing an enthusiastic fan base and a reputation for innovative and high-quality craft beer in southeastern Wisconsin, Third Space Brewing has confirmed plans to head west and expand distribution to Madison and the surrounding area.

Beginning Monday, February 18, Madison residents will find the full Third Space portfolio at retail accounts as well as bars and restaurants in and around the city and surrounding suburbs. Third Space Brewing’s line-up is highlighted by fan favorites Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale, Upward Spiral IPA and the Great American Beer Festival® 2017 gold and 2018 silver medal winning beer in the Rye Beer category, Unite the Clans Scottish Ale.

To celebrate the expansion, Third Space will be hosting a series of events to share its incredible craft brews with the capitol city, all free for the public to attend. A complete calendar of events can be found on the Brewery’s Website. Highlights include several launch parties, that will each include tastings of Third Space favorites, a chance to meet the brewery’s founders and a special Third Space brew at each event:

In addition to these events, the team will be hosting samplings at select retail locations around Madison, including but not limited to Woodman’s, Hy-Vee, Trixie’s, Total Wine, Riley’s, Steve’s and more. A full list of retail locations and availability can easily be found using the Beer Finder tool on the brewery website starting as soon as the first cases are shipped on February 18th.

“We’re incredibly excited, not only because this is our first major territory expansion, but also to be entering such an unbelievable craft beer market like Madison,” said Third Space Brewing co-founder, Andy Gehl. “As both our Brewmaster Kevin Wright and I are graduates of the University of Wisconsin, Madison holds a very special place in our hearts. We are looking forward to the chance to share our passion and product with a new group of craft beer connoisseurs in our capitol city. “


Third Space Brewmaster and co-founder Kevin Wright, echoed Gehl’s sentiment.


“The Madison market has been very vocal about us needing to bring our beers west, however we wanted to be confident that we could properly support the demand prior to expansion,” said Wright.  “We made significant investments in our production capabilities to increase our capacity without compromising quality and we are thrilled to now add this additional territory.”


Third Space prides itself on brewing high-quality, flavorful, and perfectly balanced craft beer in Milwaukee’s historic Menomonee River Valley. Co-founders Kevin Wright and Andy Gehl are long-time friends who have reunited in their hometown to create a craft brewery that welcomes everyone into the craft beer world – you have your home, you have your work, but everyone needs a Third Space.

They focus on quality in every step, from ingredients and brewing equipment, all the way to packaging and monitoring on-shelf times to ensure the absolute best product.

Third Space Brewing offers five core beers: Happy Place Midwest Pale Ale, Upward Spiral IPA, Unite the Clans Scottish Ale, That’s Gold! Kölsch and Acres Edge Toasted Oatmeal Stout. This core lineup is complimented by a rotating schedule of seasonal, special release and barrel-aged brews.

Third Space will be extending its partnership with New Berlin based Beechwood Sales and Service to distribute its beers in the new territory, bringing Third Space’s total coverage in the state of Wisconsin to 19 counties across the full southern portion of the state.

For more information about the expansion or Third Space Brewing, please visit