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Robin Shepard

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

Ahnapee Brewery of Algoma is starting to deliver its beer to Madison. Try its Fun Guy English brown — with mushrooms! Read more

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Robin Shepard

Delta Beer Lab opens with a range of ales including Coffee Infused Brown. The initial beer list features a range of ales: a porter, a golden, a red, a West Coast IPA and a New England IPA. Read more

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Chris Rusu

Standing Tall oatmeal stout from Rockhound will raise funds to fight domestic abuse. The beer’s official release party on January 29 will feature a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Read more

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Funk Factory Geuzeria

Four Winters from Funk Factory sets a benchmark for the American lambic movement, and rightfully so. It’s an unfruited lambic that sets a standard for the style. Read more

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Karben4’s new winter warmer, Wisco Warmer, is a winner. Surprising notes of anise come from aging in an aquavit barrel. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Veneration is a worthy quad from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company of Sheboygan. The real difference comes from five months of aging in rye whiskey barrels. Read more

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There were a lot of New England IPAs this year, and many of them were good, even great. But our Robin Shepard doesn’t stop there. Here are all his favorite beers of 2018. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Hey Now Brown Cow is a northern-style brown ale from the Grumpy Troll. Flavor focuses on cocoa-like flavor and light nutty roastedness. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Northern Method doppelbock from Potosi Brewing ushers in the season. It’s sweet, with seductive waves of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Rye Panda is Next Door’s latest, a barleywine. It’s distinguished by additions of Chinese spices. Read more

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Robin Shepard

A collaboration from Wisconsin Brewing Company and Working Draft Beer Company is a strong Belgian tripel with unusual juicy hoppiness. It’s all to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Wisconsin Brewing. Read more

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Grand Madame barleywine from Milwaukee Brewing Company aged in brandy barrels. Sip it slowly. Read more

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Restraint and balance are hallmarks of a classic English porter. That’s what Lakefront Brewery has in its new Proper Porter. Read more

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A refined apple ale from Karben4 is sweet, but with a bready, malty backbone. Get it while it’s super fresh. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Lake Millionaire is a fruity but dry IPA from Tyranena of Lake Mills. It offers an approachable option in the brewery’s portfolio of hoppy beers. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Vanilla Wafer Porter from MobCraft should be on local shelves any day soon. Despite its name, the rich seasonal brew is not too sweet. Read more

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Diablo’s Sun is a Belgian golden ale from Sunshine Brewing Company. The Lake Mills brewery should be opening its taproom in the next few weeks. Read more

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Robin Shepard

A new IIPA from Hop & Barrel Brewing called Space Force uses Galaxy hops. Newly distributed here from Hudson, Wisconsin, Space Force is very approachable and its popularity is well deserved. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Happy birthday to Hinterland Brewery of Green Bay. It is celebrating with a bourbon barrel frambois made from a Flanders red ale and a bourbon barrel-aged saison. Read more

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