Stark Naked pale ale is a local twist on a New England style from Next Door brewing. It's unusually silky and has a low enough ABV to be thought of as sessionable. more

Feb 15, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Sweet beers go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day, and its focus on dessert. But these beers are surprisingly great on any date night. more

Feb 15, 2017 8:09 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Madison’s newest beer hangout is set to open this weekend. BarleyPop Tap and Shop is a unique combination: part tap room, part bottle shop. more

Feb 9, 2017 2:03 PM Beer

Bock’s O-Chocolates from Vintage Brewing Company is a ramped-up chocolate doppelbock. It carries notes of vanilla and caramel and chocolate maltiness. more

Feb 8, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Many beers are worth traveling over state lines to drink. Make tracks to sip these while you can. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:24 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

There’s a brand-new taproom from Bent Kettle in Fort Atkinson. Hop Haus of Verona is now bottling several beers. Plus, beers to watch for. more

Feb 2, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

5th Quarter Porter is one of the first house-brewed beers at the new Lucky’s 1313 Brew Pub. It’s the way a porter should be, flavorful and inviting. more

Feb 1, 2017 2:03 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

As more breweries produce beers meant to be cellared, more critics of the practice emerge. Well, as long as you don’t get arrested.... more

Jan 31, 2017 3:54 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Alt Brew’s Kickback Kölsch keeps the crisp, hoppy nature of a true German kölsch. But — surprise — there’s no wheat, making this a gluten-free treat. more

Jan 25, 2017 4:00 PM Beer


The Brewing Projekt

The Brewing Projekt is firmly on the beer hipster’s radar thanks to this year’s Isthmus Beer and Cheese fest. The Eau Claire-based brewery has Bon Iver bona fides and makes jawdroppingly good beers, too. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:51 PM Beer 1 Comments

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Robin Shepard

The most exciting beers came from new brewers and established breweries. Wisconsin product stood out, with both dark and hoppy beers hitting the mark. more

Jan 23, 2017 2:24 PM Beer


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


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