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Robin Shepard

Skull Chucker has citrus up front but a malty backbone, giving it the character of a double IPA with the alcohol content of a single. It’s new from Lake Louie Brewing. more

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Robin Shepard

The new NZF IPA from Lucky’s 1313 is A-OK. Brewmaster Keith Symonds would like folks to know that the restaurant and pub is more than a college sports bar; it’s also a brewery. more

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Robin Shepard

Madison’s Alt Brew has just released Solstice Saison, a crisp, light-bodied gluten-free take on the spring style. It’s hopped lightly with Herschberg, Hallertau and Sterling hops. more

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Robin Shepard

Yardwork Crushable IPA from Hop Haus is meant to be a lighter version of the usually bigger IPA style. It’s positioned as a summer session IPA. more

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Lara Kastner

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. more

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Robin Shepard

This farmstead brewery is attracting growing curiosity. More visitors are coming, and Hubbleton is striving to keep pace with demand. more

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Robin Shepard

Crawfish River Porter was the first beer commercially offered by Hubbleton Brewing. It gets much of its dark color from Blackprinz, a malt that’s known for chocolate sweetness. more

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Sunshine Brewing company’s initial public offering is an Imperial IPA. The brew features a Belgian yeast and several hops, including Mosaic. more

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Robin Shepard

Capital Brewery is expanding its brewing operation and taproom. Beer hunters should be interested in the greater number of limited specialty brews. more

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Robin Shepard

Anyone searching for a taste of Ireland this St. Paddy’s Day should try John Casey’s Irish Red. It’s a collaboration from One Barrel, Wisconsin Brewing Company and St. Mel’s Brewing Company of Longford, Ireland. more

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Robin Shepard

Pulp Culture, one of the first drafts from Working Draft Beer Company, is a testament to the current market importance of the New England-style IPA. This one’s a keeper. more

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Robin Shepard

Working Draft Beer Company opens with a dozen house beers. Fox Heritage Farms is working up a permanent menu. more

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Robin Shepard

Hacienda Beer Company launches a hazy New England IPA in Madison. The new offshoot of Door County Brewing is introducing its beers into the Madison market. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Robin Shepard

Quadnado is a fruity Belgian quad from The Lone Girl. Yet it’s not cloying, like so many heavy quads. more

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

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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

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

    Hoechst with “crushable” new cans of Yardwork IPA.

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    Robin Shepard

    Dan (left) and Mike Schey with their Crawfish River porter.

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