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Robin Shepard

Brewmaster Jim Goronson has released the Parched Eagle’s first bombers, of Hop-Bearer IPA. It’s a good introduction to his beers. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:02 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Barrel aging is becoming more common among breweries and brewpubs. Nate Warnke likes to get his barrels within a day after they are emptied at the distillery so that they are still wet with whiskey when filled with beer. more

Nov 8, 2017 10:44 AM Beer

Oliphant’s Honees Honees adds peanut butter and honey flavors to a golden ale. It’s different from those roasty peanut butter porters and stouts out there. more

Nov 1, 2017 2:09 PM Beer

Santé is a saison aged in oak barrels, producing chardonnay notes in the finish. It’s a hit for Milwaukee’s Good City Brewing. more

Oct 25, 2017 1:45 PM Beer

A new brewery is in the works for downtown Lake Mills. Owner and brewer Lane Smith will first contract-brew at House of Brews, then build out the taproom and brewhouse. more

Oct 23, 2017 11:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

The Brewing Projekt’s Dare Mighty Things in a wet-hopped version is deserving of all the attention it’s received. Now it’s coming to Madison in several versions. more

Oct 18, 2017 5:00 AM Beer 1 Comments

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Point Brewery

The Central Wisconsin Craft Collective promotes craft beverage tourism in the Stevens Point area. It includes four breweries, two wineries and a distillery. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Double Trubbel Pumpkin Spice from The Lone Girl in Waunakee is made with real pumpkin. But the real secret may be its base of brewmaster John Russell Russell’s Belgian dubbel, made with a touch of brown sugar. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:18 PM Beer

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Nate Koehler

Where are the hops going? Into IPAs, of course. But what drinkers demand in an IPA is changing. more

Oct 5, 2017 5:00 AM Isthmus Drinks

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Robin Shepard

After they thought of the name, Ale Asylum brewers couldn’t NOT brew this beer. And the imperial version of Ambergeddon is even better than the original. more

Oct 4, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Punk Ass Cat from Door County Brewing is an assertive, New England-style IPA. If you don’t see it on store shelves right now, don’t worry — it’ll be back. more

Sep 27, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Todd Hubler

Atwood Beer Week features community benefits, pairings and more. Plus a pair of pub crawls highlights the east versus the west side of the street. more

Sep 21, 2017 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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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

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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