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Robin Shepard

Integrator sets a high bar for this year’s crop of Wisconsin doppelbocks. This is the first beer from new Next Door brewmaster Dave Hansen. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:59 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Blackwater is a worthy gluten-free Scotch ale from Alt Brew. Sorghum, malted rice and millet and candi sugar help create a dark, sweet backbone. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:00 AM Beer

Resist is the latest from Eau Claire’s The Brewing Projekt. The orange and grapefruit contributions of the Citra and Mosaic hops hit the nose and the taste buds head on and don’t let go. more

Jan 3, 2018 11:00 AM Beer 1 Comments

Inner Sanctum epitomizes Potosi’s overlooked barrel-aging program more

Dec 20, 2017 12:54 PM Beer

Untitled Art’s Mango Milkshake out-New Englands New England-style IPAs. It’s almost over the top, but so addictive. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Each year, O’so Brewing’s Arbre Qui Donne is a blend of peaches and different sour beers. 2017’s has some Belgian strong notes in the background. more

Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Seasonal barrel-aged Louie’s Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company can be challenging to find in Madison but well worth the hunt. This year, the vintage was aged in either Heaven Hill bourbon barrels or Copper and Kings brandy barrels. more

Nov 29, 2017 11:55 AM Beer

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Hop Haus Brewing

Black on Black from Hop Haus of Verona has smooth sweet character and boozy accents. It will be released at the brew pub on Black Friday. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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

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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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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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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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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

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