The Two-Cent Pint

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Kyle Nabilcy

The beer world loves a good pun, or a bad one, more than just about any other industry. It makes picking beers for special events an extra-special form of entertainment. more

Feb 28, 2017 2:59 PM Beer

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Kyle Nabilcy

Obviously Milwaukee is a great place to go for beer. So why don’t Madisonians head east more often? more

Feb 21, 2017 4:53 PM Beer

Sweet beers go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day, and its focus on dessert. But these beers are surprisingly great on any date night. more

Feb 15, 2017 8:09 AM Beer

Many beers are worth traveling over state lines to drink. Make tracks to sip these while you can. more

Feb 7, 2017 2:24 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

As more breweries produce beers meant to be cellared, more critics of the practice emerge. Well, as long as you don’t get arrested.... more

Jan 31, 2017 3:54 PM Beer


The Brewing Projekt

The Brewing Projekt is firmly on the beer hipster’s radar thanks to this year’s Isthmus Beer and Cheese fest. The Eau Claire-based brewery has Bon Iver bona fides and makes jawdroppingly good beers, too. more

Jan 24, 2017 2:51 PM Beer 1 Comments


Kyle Nabilcy

Good City Brewing Company of Milwaukee is worthy of its buzz. And taps and cans are arriving in Madison now. more

Jan 17, 2017 3:59 PM Beer

Well...a coffee beer should taste like coffee. And none of the dreaded green pepper off-flavor! more

Jan 10, 2017 4:06 PM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

Finally throwing off oddball brewing laws, Minnesota is catching up in the craft beer world. Take a closer look at these outstanding sours. more

Jan 3, 2017 2:09 PM Beer