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Jessica Jones did not set out to recreate an obscure Burton ale, but it’s a good one and so popular it might find a regular place on the brewery’s taps. Read more

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Next Door Brewing has a new IIPA that’s been aged for nearly four months in red wine barrels. It features a new hop from France called Barbe Rouge. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Notella, a sweet stout from Karben4, has the chocolate hazelnut flavoring of a certain famed chocolate hazelnut spread. But brewmaster Ryan Koga makes it from a blend of specialty malts, hazelnut extract and liquid cocoa. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The new crop of Wisconsin-brewed Oktoberfests available in Madison is large. Our beer critic has sampled them all and has a top pick. Read more

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Robin Shepard

It’s a party that will take beer drinkers from summer to fall. Hawaiian Shirt Party is an intense, imperial kettle sour. Read more

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One of Madison’s smallest breweries, The Parched Eagle, is releasing its first beer in cans. Crane Ale is a flagship from the Westport beermaker. Read more

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Pio Piotrowski of Delta beer lab has been playing around with witbier recipes his whole career. Now he’s come up with an intriguing hybrid full of Zythos hops. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The 33rd year for the Great Taste of the Midwest saw no shortage of great beers. Here are the brews our beer critic will be dreaming of at night. Read more

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Zealandia takes its inspiration from New Zealand-specific hops. It’s a sessionable, citrusy treat — in a pilsner. Read more

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Brewmaster Ashley Kinart put the Capital Brewery pilot brew system to work recently. She’s come up with a citrusy, floral witbier — a winner for summer. Read more

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Stouts are dark because of dark-roasted malts. White stouts achieve those same flavors by other means, and Right Bauer has the ticket with its Nitro Latte. Read more

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Robin Shepard

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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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