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Kyle Nabilcy

Catching up with Minnesota

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

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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

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

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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

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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

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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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Kyle Nabilcy

Goose Island’s Proprietor’s Day was a pretty good party. Pretty chill, pretty chilly. more

Nov 22, 2016 2:17 PM Beer

Slugger whiskey barrel-aged imperial stout from Potosi is available in Madison for the first time. The 2016 vintage was made in a different barrel from previous releases. more

Nov 22, 2016 12:35 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Spotted Cow Grand Cru from New Glarus Brewing Company is an amped-up version of the state’s most ubiquitous craft beer. It’s something like an imperial saison with smooth, fruity warmth. more

Nov 9, 2016 3:31 PM Beer

Martian Sunrise from Karben4 gets its name from its deep red hue. Its Mosaic hops are what will take fans of bitter beer out of this world. more

Nov 16, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

Results-watching may require a special kind of brew. Here's 10 election night recommendations that are no session beers. more

Nov 7, 2016 12:40 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

The beer and wine worlds collide in this latest from Dead Bird Brewing. Wine Thief is a complex, sweet, white wine-like beer that may convince staunch wine lovers and hard-core craft beer enthusiasts that collaboration can lead to good things. more

Nov 2, 2016 12:00 PM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

This lesser-known beer gathering offers great access and good fun. A report from this year’s, which took place in day’s-drive-away Louisville, Kentucky. more

Nov 2, 2016 9:01 AM Beer

There are very rare bottles, but also great versions available in-state. Trade for a prized version, or use one in a pot of chili. more

Oct 25, 2016 11:00 AM Beer

Osiris Oak from 3rd Sign is one of the brewery’s one-year anniversary brews. It’s a complex but approachable robust imperial stout. more

Oct 26, 2016 11:49 AM Beer

Door County Brewing to expand in Baileys Harbor, Octopi turns one and releases special brews at party and New Glarus is now sold at the airport. more

Oct 20, 2016 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Ale Asylum has a new double IPA that emerged as a winner from its pilot batches. It uses a new hop variety from Gorst Valley to great effect. more

Oct 19, 2016 11:48 AM Beer

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