Robin Shepard

Imperial pilsner from Capital showcases old and new. Ashley Kinart and Fred Scheer collaborate, creating a beer with balance between malt and hops and between brewing generations. more »

Jul 20, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

Light, often fruity beers, are popular in summer. There are the so-called lawnmower beers. And then there are beers you can take with you into the shower. Hint: They’re in cans. more »

Jul 19, 2016 3:34 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

MobCraft taproom opens in Walker’s Point. Plus other beer news on two new Mad City beer patios and the release of several brewer collaborations. more »

Jul 14, 2016 5:00 AM Beer

Black Cloud Belgian dark ale from Furthermore Beer has mild sweetness and a light body. But it’s no session beer. more »

Jul 13, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

Is it a big deal that pumpkin beers are being released in July? Is it okay to drink a porter in summer? What is everybody complaining about? more »

Jul 12, 2016 12:00 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

A helles version of a rauchbier is all about finesse, and brewmaster Scott Manning delivers with creative flair and precision with Kindled Spirits from Vintage Brewing Company. It’s on tap now at the west-side brew pub. more »

Jul 6, 2016 3:35 PM Beer


Todd Hubler

Three out-of-state breweries enter the Wisconsin market. All three are known for avid followers and big flavors. more »

Jun 30, 2016 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Hopsmith from Potosi Brewing Company is a great IIPA, one of the best. But it’s in short supply this summer. more »

Jun 29, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

Sour beers are getting to be as popular as hoppy brews in the craft world. A member of the tribe of tart muses about the race to create ever more sour versions. more »

Jun 28, 2016 3:51 PM Beer

Sample and vote on five homebrewers. The winning brew will advance to the finals at Isthmus Beer & Cheese Fest. The finals winner will be the next Isthmus beer brewed by Wisconsin Brewing Company. more »

Jun 28, 2016 10:33 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Forgotten Fire, a brewery from Peshtigo, enters the Madison market. Lone Girl in Waunakee is now serving its own house beers, and another Mr. Brews is slated to open. more »

Jun 23, 2016 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Viking Brewpub’s Midnight Sun cream ale varies somewhat in style from the standard cream ale. But Viking’s brewmaster has good reasons for the variation — and the flavor is worthy of the change-up. more »

Jun 22, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

The exterior of a can or bottle speaks to us as drinkers and consumers. A careful reading of label art can say something important about the brewery. more »

Jun 21, 2016 3:02 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

House of Brews’ DupleXX, a Belgian dubbel, is a “save” from inventive brewmaster Page Buchanan. And it’s already a strong contender for “best of 2016.” more »

Jun 15, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

What beers qualify as uniquely Wisconsin? It’s a crowded and worthy field. more »

Jun 14, 2016 5:15 PM Beer


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