Robin Shepard

The Fermentorium enters the Madison market with its Underwater Panther IIPA. It’s a beer with complexity and balance. more

Jan 18, 2017 12:00 PM Beer 1 Comments


Kyle Nabilcy

Good City Brewing Company of Milwaukee is worthy of its buzz. And taps and cans are arriving in Madison now. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:59 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Paoli’s the Hop Garden comes out with its first malt-forward beer, Resilient. It boasts lots of chocolate and toffee sweetness, and comes from a prizewinning recipe from an area homebrewer. more

Jan 11, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Well...a coffee beer should taste like coffee. And none of the dreaded green pepper off-flavor! more

Jan 10, 2017 4:06 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Rauchbock from the Great Dane-downtown is a seductive and luscious beer with which to kick off 2017. The smoke does not overpower the fine bock at its base. more

Jan 4, 2017 12:00 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

Finally throwing off oddball brewing laws, Minnesota is catching up in the craft beer world. Take a closer look at these outstanding sours. more

Jan 3, 2017 2:09 PM Beer


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The top 10 Wisconsin beers of 2016. It’s hard to pick from all the great craft breweries in the state. It’s an embarrassment of riches. more

Dec 29, 2016 5:00 AM Beer 1 Comments

There’s plenty of reason to be excited about new local beers in 2017. One Barrel Brewing will be one of the first to debut a new bottled beer in 2017 with Tiny Giant Saison. more

Dec 21, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

Bring along a six-pack or 22-oz. bottle of good cheer to thank the host or share with the rest of the assembled. Here are 19 special brews. more

Dec 20, 2016 4:00 PM Beer


Todd Hubler

Beers to share with your nearest and dearest. And yes, you can bring them along in your checked baggage. more

Dec 15, 2016 1:21 PM Beer 2 Comments

Ald. David Ahrens says there is “no conspiracy” to foist the Olbrich Biergarten onto the community, and plenty of opportunities remain for the opposition to be heard. more

Dec 15, 2016 5:00 AM Beer 10 Comments


Robin Shepard

The new Brandy Barrel-Aged Spiced Winter Lager from Lakefront Brewery of Milwaukee is perfect fare for the holiday beer fan. Just watch that 13.9 percent ABV. more

Dec 14, 2016 2:20 PM Beer

The Madison Alcohol License Review Committee recently delayed action on a proposal to site a German-style biergarten by Olbrich Park beach to give neighbors more time to ask questions about the project. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:15 PM Beer

Badger Club from Wisconsin Brewing Company is a reboot of its Golden Amber lager. It’s a new best-seller for the Verona company. more

Dec 7, 2016 12:00 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Alferd from the Parched Eagle is a black rye imperial saison from the Parched Eagle. It defies expectations for a saison, and is a great example of nanobrewery creativity. more

Nov 30, 2016 12:00 PM Beer


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