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


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

Guest brews, side projects and Side Project’s side project — these are all ways for employees and brewers to try their hands at beers outside of their regular domains. more

May 16, 2017 1:23 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

After a week’s delay to complete renovations and inspections, the Westport brewery opens its second taproom in the Tenney-Lapham neighborhood. It joins Art In and Maria’s bar on East Washington. more

May 12, 2017 1:15 PM Beer 1 Comments


Robin Shepard

Plowshare from Rockhound Brewing Company is a refreshing warm-weather beer. It’s a saison with some of the character of a Belgian witbier. more

May 10, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Octopi Brewing of Waunakee will continue as a contract brewery. And no employees will lose their positions. more

May 9, 2017 5:15 PM Beer

Let’s look at what happens not at sale, but down the road a bit. Small craft breweries owned by larger companies still produce fine beers. more

May 9, 2017 1:30 PM Beer


Chris Winterhack

Here's a collection of photos from Madison Craft Beer Week. MCBW runs through this Sunday, don't miss out on the final weekend of events! more

May 5, 2017 9:30 AM Photo Galleries

Napalm Bunny is an amped version of Ale Asylum’s Velveteen Habit. The new imperial IPA is a great beer from with depth and complexity. more

May 3, 2017 1:10 PM Beer

Tallgrass Brewing Company’s dessert in beer form is back. Fans can look forward to the return of Key Lime Pie from the Manhattan, Kansas, brewery. more

May 2, 2017 12:00 PM Beer


Justin Sprecher

2017 Cask Ale Fest for Madison Craft Beer Week more

Apr 28, 2017 2:30 PM Photo Galleries

Unique brews worth seeking out won’t be in short supply during Madison Craft Beer Week. Here are some to make tracks to taste. more

Apr 27, 2017 3:00 PM Beer

The collaborative Common Thread 2017 is an uncommon Baltic porter. “It has the backbone of an ale, yet the delicate qualities of a lager,” says Ale Asylum’s Dean Coffey. more

Apr 26, 2017 2:06 PM Beer

Visions of barleywines dance in our correspondent’s head. And it’s a pleasant confluence of Madison Craft Beer Week and National Poetry Month. more

Apr 26, 2017 10:00 AM Beer

Michael Fay, head brewer at The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company, discusses the Black Watch Scotch cask ale they'll be bringing to Isthmus Cask Ale Fest at the Madison Children's Museum on Apr. 27. more

Apr 24, 2017 10:55 AM Beer


Scott Maurer

Cask Ale Fest showcases naturally fermented brews served directly from the barrel they’re conditioned in. These beers offer brewers a chance to be creative and can showcase different sides of otherwise familiar brews. more

Apr 20, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Jeff Olson, head brewer at Karben4 Brewing, brews the Vine Pale Ale that they'll be bringing to Isthmus Cask Ale Fest. The event kicks off Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 on April 27 at the Madison Children's Museum. more

Apr 19, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Capital Brewery’s new Capital Kölsch underscores the brewery’s talent for German beer styles. The recipe also has other authentic touches in its German pilsner malts, German Hallertau and Czech Saaz hops. more

Apr 19, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Beers from the Akron, Ohio, brewery Hoppin’ Frog often seem to sit on Madison store shelves. But its big Russian imperial stout could change that. more

Apr 18, 2017 3:30 PM Beer