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Robin Shepard

Potosi’s Fleur de Farmhouse saison is a winner among spring seasonals. It’s made with additions of fresh ground coriander, cracked black pepper and dried hibiscus. more

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Robin Shepard

Cellaring Funk Factory Geuzeria’s Glory In The Morning is almost a moral obligation. But how long? Your call. more

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Ale Asylum

Ale Asylum is known for making ales, especially hoppy ones. However, it really deserves more attention for its occasional lagers. more

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Just what is an American pale lager? A bridge between the Germanic brewing traditions of lagers and current use of new strains of hops found in American pale ales. more

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Skull Chucker has citrus up front but a malty backbone, giving it the character of a double IPA with the alcohol content of a single. It’s new from Lake Louie Brewing. more

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Robin Shepard

The new NZF IPA from Lucky’s 1313 is A-OK. Brewmaster Keith Symonds would like folks to know that the restaurant and pub is more than a college sports bar; it’s also a brewery. more

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Robin Shepard

Madison’s Alt Brew has just released Solstice Saison, a crisp, light-bodied gluten-free take on the spring style. It’s hopped lightly with Herschberg, Hallertau and Sterling hops. more

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Robin Shepard

Yardwork Crushable IPA from Hop Haus is meant to be a lighter version of the usually bigger IPA style. It’s positioned as a summer session IPA. more

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Robin Shepard

Crawfish River Porter was the first beer commercially offered by Hubbleton Brewing. It gets much of its dark color from Blackprinz, a malt that’s known for chocolate sweetness. more

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Sunshine Brewing company’s initial public offering is an Imperial IPA. The brew features a Belgian yeast and several hops, including Mosaic. more

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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