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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. 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. more

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Robin Shepard

Ashley Kinart launches a series of single malt, single hop one-offs. It’s a great way to take the new seven-barrel system for a spin. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Eagle Park Brewing, a fresh face out of Milwaukee, has a whole bunch of good new beers. Get this, the Strawberry Lemon Smoothie is way more than a gimmick. more

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Robin Shepard

The first Oktoberfests are out, and Port Huron’s is a malty Märzen style. Brewer Tanner Brethorst makes one departure from Bavarian tradition by sourcing Wisconsin-grown Nugget and Mount Hood hops. more

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Robin Shepard

Tangent, the new taproom and restaurant opening this fall at 803 E. Washington Ave., is already introducing its beers at its parent brewpub, Vintage Brewing. For Tangent, brewmaster Scott Manning has come up with a salty gose made tart with elderberr more

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Robin Shepard

One Barrel Brewing has a killer New England IPA in its new Hypercolor. Demand has been so strong that owner Peter Gentry is changing his late summer brewing schedule to cater to it. more

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Robin Shepard

T-Rex IIPA from Rockhound Brewing is aged in gin barrels and in bright tanks with American oak spires. After aging, it’s all blended back together along with a mixture of pureed sage and juniper. more

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Robin Shepard

Of the big beers coming from the east side’s new Giant Jones Brewing Company, an unusual pale weizenbock could be shaping up to become the brewery’s flagship beer. It’s in good company with a barleywine, an imperial stout and a double IPA. more

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Robin Shepard

Good City Brewing is among several new up-and-coming breweries in Milwaukee. Its Salud amps the traditional mousy pilsner with a boozy boost from tequila barrel aging. more

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Robin Shepard

Tmavé Pivo from Next Door Brewing is a beer for those who love the nuance of malt. It may also turn on fans of beer-geeky brewing techniques like decoction mashing. more

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Robin Shepard

A sweet/sour summer seasonal from the Great Dane-Hilldale should please seasoned sour fans, as well as those looking for an entry into the genre. Belgian Brett Apricot Ale has lots of wild yeast flavor and aroma. more

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What’s a “vine pale ale”? An ale that mimics some of the qualities of white wine from its hop bill. Karben4’s Ryan Koga has come up with one with Belly Bongos. more

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Robin Shepard

All the hallmarks of the tripel style are present in this Belgian ale from Milwaukee. And it’s not too heavy for summer. more

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Robin Shepard

A 3 Sheeps IPA is dedicated to Monroe Street construction. And in Madison, it’s sold only on Monroe Street. more

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Robin Shepard

This new hazy IPA from Raised Grain is well worth trying. And the Waukesha brewery is now distributing in Madison. more

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Robin Shepard

Need a thirst-quenching brew? Try Wisconsin Brewery’s new release, Re: Fresh Radler, which combines grapefruit soda and light German lager. more

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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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