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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

Mar 14, 2018 5:00 AM Beer


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

Mar 7, 2018 5:00 AM Beer


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

Mar 1, 2018 4:59 AM Beer


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

Feb 21, 2018 12:40 PM Beer


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

Feb 14, 2018 5:00 AM Beer

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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

Feb 7, 2018 11:17 AM Beer 1 Comments

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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

Jan 24, 2018 5:01 AM Beer


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


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


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


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


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


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