Robin Shepard

One Barrel’s Apple Ale combines hard cider with Kölsch. The harvest treat is now available bottled in four-packs. more

Sep 20, 2017 12:19 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Patron Saint from Wisconsin Brewing Company deserves sainthood for its soft caramel and bready flavor. Brewer Kirby Nelson has refined a style he has been excelling at for years. more

Sep 13, 2017 11:43 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

What’s up with light-colored coffee beers?We take a closer look at Cold Press Coffee Pumking, Cascara and more. more

Sep 12, 2017 1:00 PM Beer


David Michael Miller

Isthmus’ Oktobeerfest welcomes wine, special beers — and of course the classic Oktoberfest lagers. Over 40 craft breweries and cideries and 11 wineries are on tap. more

Sep 7, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Robin Shepard

This is a modern IPA with a prehistoric name. Its use of Mosaic hops is a great example of current trends in craft beers. more

Sep 6, 2017 12:04 PM Beer


Sue Moen

There’s plenty of beer, so plot your weekends accordingly. more

Sep 6, 2017 10:26 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

These tailgate-worthy beers for game day go well with tailgate foods. Many honor the Badgers by looking a little red, as well. more

Aug 31, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

Some beer for the Twin Peaks fandom. Creativity, as one might assume, runs wild. more

Aug 29, 2017 3:09 PM Beer

Ale Asylum has a new hit IPA in Dr. Vennum. It has loads of hop flavor and nothing to get in the way of it. more

Aug 23, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Midnight on the Bay from Lake Louie is a crisp saison. But hurry — the brewery made only one 30-barrel batch. more

Aug 17, 2017 1:56 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

There’s no better place than the Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival to drink a bunch of tiny beers. Here’s to another round of great discoveries. more

Aug 15, 2017 3:32 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

The best of the best from the 2017 Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival includes some flavor surprises, but also old-school pilsners. more

Aug 14, 2017 1:03 PM Beer

Full Mile brewery plans move forward. The project will be downtown and run by Nathan Kinderman and C.J. Hall. more

Aug 10, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Rarities and out-of-town treats are on tap at Great Taste of the Midwest pre-parties. Our Robin Shepard picks some takeovers and guest pourings he doesn’t want to miss. more

Aug 9, 2017 3:50 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Tyranena’s Carnal Knowledge in the Morn is a flavorful, boozy bourbon-barrel-aged double oatmeal stout. And with an expanded beer garden at the brewery, it could be time to make a trip to Lake Mills. more

Aug 9, 2017 5:00 AM Beer 1 Comments


Kyle Nabilcy

Mango and other tropical ingredients are a mini-trend in summer beers. One of the most interesting is coming from Central Waters. more

Aug 8, 2017 3:33 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Styrian Golding hops bless “Monk,” a Belgian blonde from the Grumpy Troll. Brewmaster Mark Knoebl has just tapped this refreshing seasonal. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:55 AM Beer


Todd Hubler

Who’s going to win the bet is still up in the air, but there are no losing beers here. Our beer/baseball fan considers what might go in a shipment to south of our border. more

Aug 2, 2017 9:38 AM Beer 2 Comments

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Robin Shepard

Sour fans and those looking for an intro should check out the new meerts from Funk Factory Geuzeria. The citrusy, crisp, low-alcohol beer is a refreshing change of pace. more

Jul 26, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

A visit to Indianapolis means a tasting at Sun King Brewing. Pro tip: try the sours. more

Jul 25, 2017 4:48 PM Beer