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

Apricots don’t take over this Belgian-style pale ale. At 5% ABV, it’s a crisp spring-into-summer quencher. more

Apr 12, 2017 1:30 PM Beer

Overwhelmed by the number of events? Here’s a hit list of tap takeovers for Madison Craft Beer Week. more

Apr 11, 2017 1:00 PM Beer


Todd Hubler

Breweries to look for at Madison Craft Beer Week 2017 include Half Acre, Boulevard, Untitled Art and more. In addition, there will be plenty of rare taps and pairings. more

Apr 5, 2017 5:14 PM Beer 1 Comments


Robin shephard

The Park Street brewpub celebrates its first birthday with a Belgian quad called Thunder Lizard. It features what quad lovers look for, like smooth stone fruit sweetness. more

Apr 5, 2017 12:49 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

12 Bottom IPA from Port Huron Brewing is its first India Pale Ale. It has the flavor profile of an imperial IPA, but without in-your-face bitterness. more

Mar 29, 2017 4:48 PM Beer

A growing number of theaters offer beer during the movie. We run down the local options (Wisconsin Film Fest, too!). more

Mar 28, 2017 4:01 PM Beer

O’so introduces Hop Debacle, a “fuzzy” IPA that offers lots of citrus aroma and flavor. Twenty percent of the grist is composed of oats. more

Mar 22, 2017 1:06 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

The need for water conservation leads to an inventive beer-making technique. Treated effluent is at the heart of Nine Springs Effluent Pale Ale. more

Mar 21, 2017 4:11 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Parched Eagle Brewpub plans to join "Art In" at 1444 E. Washington Ave. The original Westport brewery and pub will also remain open. more

Mar 21, 2017 11:50 AM Beer

Madison Craft Beer Week features over 300 events in Madison, WI from April 28 - May 7, 2017. more

Mar 17, 2017 10:11 AM Isthmus Events

WISCoast Ale has bright citrus hoppiness. It should rouse you from heavy winter beer palate boredom. more

Mar 15, 2017 12:00 PM Beer

Miller Park is planning a beer upgrade for 2017. That puts it in the top tier of craft beer stadiums. more

Mar 14, 2017 4:28 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Lake Louie has a new double IPA that’s intensified with rye. Chicken Dance has plenty of hop flavor to meld with all that rye. more

Mar 8, 2017 2:09 PM Beer

Ladies and gentlemen, step away from the knives. We have a sure-fire solution to the sticky problem of waxed beer bottles. more

Mar 7, 2017 2:01 PM Beer 2 Comments

Collaboration is the keyword as state brewers come together to create Common Thread 2017. The collaborative beer is a different style each year. more

Mar 6, 2017 2:10 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Mid-Westy Blond from the Great Dane-Hilldale is a new creation by brewer Nate Zukas. He was inspired by a trip to Belgium that was beer research for the pub’s brewers. more

Mar 1, 2017 12:00 PM Beer