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Robin Shepard

The brut IPA is a challenging style that’s growing in popularity. The Wisconsin Pink Boots Society has collaboratively brewed one that’s on the lighter side. Read more

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Ale Asylum’s Ghosted, a New England IPA, was made with an experimental hop that’s no longer being grown. So this is your only chance to try it. Read more

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For summer, the kölsch is clean, crisp and drinkable. Hinterland has a hit on its hands with its Kozmic Kölsch. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Hints of orange and mint come from hop #10416. It lends a singular character to Numbers Game from Hop Haus in Verona. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Next Door has been working on finding the right recipe for a pale ale since opening. Laser Ray is an evolution of the brewpub’s approach to the style. Read more

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New Glarus’s Kühler blends tradition with innovation and is a natural summer beer. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Q: What happens when you add rhubarb to a blend of sour blonde ales? A: Rhubarbarella, a limited summer seasonal from O’so. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Suncrushed is brewed in the spirit of a traditional hefeweizen. Full Mile Beer Co.’s version is an excellent local take on this traditional style. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Radlers are a German tradition wherein lager is mixed with fruit soda. Wisconsin Brewing Company has three new flavors out for summer. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Not every soccer team is lucky enough to have its own beer. But the new Forward Madison does, and it’s a fruity cherry kölsch from One Barrel. Read more

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Robin Shepard

A grisette is a nearly forgotten beer style similar to a saison. This light farmhouse ale from The Lone Girl and Working Draft was meant to refresh miners back in the late 1700s. Read more

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A squarrel is square stainless steel keg, with slats that allow the brewer to insert wooden staves into its side walls. It speeds up the wood aging process, and has in this instance produced this very fine gose from Delta Beer Lab. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Common Thread 2019 is a collaboration beer made by two dozen Wisconsin brewers. It’s an unusual cranberry witbier made with many Wisconsin ingredients. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Drinkers looking for a lighter Belgian will be interested in this “Belgian single’ or enkel from Sunshine Brewing Company. The year-old Lake Mills brewery specializes in big beers, but have balanced their lineup with this flavorful session beer. Read more

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Is it a maibock? A blonde doppelbock? No, it’s a malt liquor! Thanks to careful use of a rare malt, Lakefront’s Chuck could change your mind about the much-maligned style. Read more

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Earth Rider Brewery got its start in 2017 in Superior’s North Tower Avenue neighborhood. Among Earth Rider brews to watch for on Madison area shelves are Superior Pale Ale, Caribou Lake IPA, Raspbecrush raspberry sour and North Tower Stout. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Sabro IPA from Working Draft is bursting with tropical aroma and flavor — so much pineapple and coconut it may leave drinkers thinking about a piña colada. It’s single-hopped with a new, experimental hop. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Third Space Brewing of Milwaukee is entering the Madison market. Look for its Citra-forward IPA, Upward Spiral. Read more

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Wӧrtlord from Ale Asylum is among a very small number of exceptional barrel-aged beers in the Midwest, if not the U.S. And it’s not going to be around for long. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The Golden Bock from Great Dane-Hilldale is a seasonal favorite. And it’s on tap for a month or more so check it out if you’re discovering or rediscovering lagers. Read more

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