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Giant Jones Brewing moves ahead with plans for a small brewery and tasting room. They’ll specialize in all-organic, big beers. more

Jul 20, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Houblonnage from Next Door has unique hop character. Brewmaster Bryan Kreiter even went for French hops. more

Jul 19, 2017 12:20 PM Beer

Brewery Ommegang’s releases were just the start. A master lesson in Game of Thrones beer pairings. more

Jul 18, 2017 3:00 PM Beer

The popularity of pale ales is on the rise. Peace Train from Hop Haus, now sold in bottles, is a fine representative of the style. more

Jul 12, 2017 12:48 PM Beer

Summer often has beer fans looking for lighter beers. MobCraft has an appealing option with a style that’s often hard to find: the kölsch. more

Jul 5, 2017 1:03 PM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

Minnesota finally gets Sunday liquor sales. But Wisconsin faces a possible tightening of restrictions. more

Jul 4, 2017 10:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

This pilsner was one of the very first beers offered when Capital began brewing back in 1986. The brewery just put it on tap in its beer garden for its annual summer run. more

Jun 29, 2017 1:21 PM Beer

This collaboration between O’so and Vintage breaks boundaries. This is a hoppy sour that works. more

Jun 21, 2017 2:54 PM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

It’s been a slow build-out, but Funk Factory’s Taproom is about to open to the public. Regular, unfruited Meerts will be on tap for its grand opening opening, June 23-25. more

Jun 20, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Aaron Voskuil

When the beloved Cardinal Bar changed ownership and became Nomad World Pub, many loyal customers were afraid things would change. But Nomad is keeping Cardinal traditions alive, and adding new ones too. more

Jun 15, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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Robin Shepard

Lakefront’s Cherry Lager is even better aged in brandy barrels. The brewery uses Wisconsin Montmorency cherries from Door County and California brandy barrels. more

Jun 14, 2017 10:52 AM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

New Glarus Brewing’s R&D release of a sour English porter caused some griping. Here’s why we should not take the brewery for granted. more

Jun 14, 2017 10:38 AM Beer

One Barrel finally bottles its big, four-hop imperial IPA. more

Jun 7, 2017 11:47 AM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

There’s beer purity, and then there’s beer that tastes like the Cuban pastry pastelitos de guyaba. Many are more than just novelty acts. more

Jun 6, 2017 12:11 PM Beer

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Carolyn Fath

Working Draft Beer Company is headed to former RP’s building. Two homebrewers from the Wine & Hop Shop are starting the taproom. more

Jun 1, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

The Hop Garden’s latest uses Sorachi Ace hops from Rich Joseph’s farm. The lemony Japanese strain sets this American wheat ale apart. more

May 31, 2017 11:00 AM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

Evanston is a worthwhile weekend destination. There’s the Temperance Beer Co., Sketchbook Brewing, the Wine Goddess and many good restaurants. more

May 30, 2017 3:04 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Red Arrow pale ale from Wisconsin Brewing Company is named after the Wisconsin and Michigan Red Arrow Division in WWI. A very approachable pale ale, it has a modest amount of piney bitterness from the combination of hops. more

May 24, 2017 5:01 AM Beer

Camping with beer can be so much better than a cooler full of PBR. And yes, camping growlers are a thing. more

May 23, 2017 11:15 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Bouquet Pink IPA from Vintage Brewing Company combines a half-dozen types of flowers with hops to create an aromatic brew. And it’s strong, too. more

May 17, 2017 5:00 PM Beer