Todd Hubler

Win one for the kipper

Seven novel Wisco beer and snack pairings for Super Bowl watching. The onside kick of the bunch? Kipper snacks. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Beer


Tracy Harris

Beer buzz

Rockhound on Park Street makes final push for March opening; Viking in Stoughton is brewing exciting beers with the help of David Worth. more »

Feb 4, 2016 5:00 AM Beer

Quest for hops

Blood Orange Imperial IPA from Tyranena offers a creative blend of hops and blood oranges. This IIPA provides a burst of tropical fruitiness that’s assertive, strong and distinctive. more »

Feb 3, 2016 11:53 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Dairy state drink

New Glarus finally brews a milk stout, an easy-drinking, medium-bodied winner. Now can we elect this style our official state beer? more »

Jan 27, 2016 1:32 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Beer buzz

Bent Kettle and Pigeon River are expanding their markets in Madison. Sweet Mullets in Oconomowoc is changing hands. more »

Jan 21, 2016 5:00 AM Beer

Worth waiting for

Jailhouse Bock will be the first of a new line of lagers from House of Brews. It’s a smooth, malty doppelbock. more »

Jan 20, 2016 12:05 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

It’s quad season

Sprecher’s XII represents the strongest of the Belgians very well. And it celebrates the brewery’s 30th anniversary, too. more »

Jan 13, 2016 11:50 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Audience participation

Ale Asylum will unveil new IPAs, a barrel-aging program and its first German-style Märzen in 2016. And pub-goer feedback will influence the recipes for the IPAs. more »

Jan 7, 2016 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Respect its authoritah!

Hinterland’s new Bourbon Barrel Aged Barley Wine is bold, brash and could benefit from further cellaring. more »

Jan 6, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

A bitter for a sweet year

An ESB, a vintage ale, several hoppy brews and some rarities top Robin Shepard’s list of favorite beers for 2015 more »

Dec 23, 2015 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Campfire memories

“Threat Level: Midnight” is a milk stout variation from Karben4. The beer evokes, rather than re-creates, the flavors of a sticky s’more. more »

Dec 22, 2015 1:20 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Sour session

O’So’s Infectious Groove is a crisp, assertive Berliner Weisse. But it’s still easy to tell it’s a wheat beer. more »

Dec 16, 2015 4:15 PM Beer 2 Comments


Carolyn Fath

Same place, new beer

Capital Tap Haus at 107 State St. to become Wisconsin Brewing Tap Haus. After Jan. 1, 2016, the tavern will serve only WBC taps. more »

Dec 11, 2015 11:28 AM Beer 2 Comments


Robin Shepard

Hangin’ around

Vintage Ale, an old ale style from the Great Dane-Hilldale, is a keeper. But it’s also great to drink right now. more »

Dec 9, 2015 11:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Sentimental fave from Sauk County

Butternut Road from Vintage Brewing Company is a solid malty brown ale with a welcome hoppy accent in the finish. more »

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