Robin Shepard

Winter Mistress baltic porter from Lake Louie is no gimmick. Yes, it’s a tiramisu-inflected beer, but it’s as good on its own as it is as a companion to bourbon in a boilermaker. more

Feb 21, 2018 12:40 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Cupid’s Envy from Wisconsin Brewing Company is a coconut and coffee porter. This dessert beer, aged in bourbon barrels, matches the sweetness of Valentine’s Day. more

Feb 14, 2018 5:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

What if you put together a lineup of big-bottle low-ABV beers, punctuated with high-ABV beers in little bottles? A strategy for beer/binge-watching parties is born. more

Feb 13, 2018 3:49 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

At its annual Bockfest, The Great Dane Pub out-Germans the Germans. The sheer number and variety of the sub-styles on tap is more typically, well, American. more

Feb 8, 2018 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

One Barrel Brewery pays homage to piney bitterness with Fanny Pack. This IPA passes over juicy and fruity and looks back to the type of hoppiness that got many fans into IPAs in the first place. more

Feb 7, 2018 11:17 AM Beer 1 Comments


Kyle Nabilcy

Three mango milkshake IPAs go head-to-head. ): Whipped Volume 2, Resist Mango Smoothie Milkshake IPA and Mango Milkshake IPA provide very different liquid experiences. more

Feb 6, 2018 4:16 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

Those weekends that have a little bit of everything are the best kind. Kyle Nabilcy recounts adventures from Amherst to the Dells to Chi-town. more

Jan 30, 2018 4:26 PM Beer

Brewmaster Rob LoBreglio consults with the expanding Matsumoto Japanese brewery. Japanese tastes for craft beer and more unusual styles are growing. more

Jan 30, 2018 12:49 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Lakefront’s Eisbock celebrates the brewery’s 30th anniversary. After the freeze, it’s aged in bourbon barrels at cellar temperatures for about nine months. more

Jan 24, 2018 5:01 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

A look back at Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest 2018. What was trending? Yes, juicy hops. more

Jan 23, 2018 2:38 PM Beer

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Robin Shepard

The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival for 2018 was full of new beers and breweries, and some hidden — literally — gems. Which was the most covetable? more

Jan 22, 2018 3:28 PM Beer 1 Comments

Next Door and Lucky’s 1313 get new brewmasters. Keith Symonds, once of Next Door, heads to Lucky’s, which he helped set up; Dave Hansen takes over for Bryan Kreiter at Next Door. more

Jan 19, 2018 5:00 AM Beer

The northside is getting bierocks and beer, while the east side reaps a bounty of fish. Here’s the latest from Bierock, Lake Edge Seafood Co., and the East Side Club. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Robin Shepard

Integrator sets a high bar for this year’s crop of Wisconsin doppelbocks. This is the first beer from new Next Door brewmaster Dave Hansen. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:59 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

A vanilla shake/burger/french fry beer is not a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Adjunct lovers and flavor fiends should like this audacious new brew from Omnipollo. more

Jan 16, 2018 3:32 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Blackwater is a worthy gluten-free Scotch ale from Alt Brew. Sorghum, malted rice and millet and candi sugar help create a dark, sweet backbone. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

The latest pub for Vintage Brewing will soon also be the epicenter of its brewing operation. In the meantime, have a pint and enjoy Wisconsin River views. more

Jan 8, 2018 12:10 PM Beer


Rachal Duggan

Pours to look for at the 2018 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival include Moundz Barz, Blackwater Scotch Ale, Mexican Mocha imperial stout and more. And check out over 30 new breweries and cideries. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK