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Robin Shepard

A collaboration from Wisconsin Brewing Company and Working Draft Beer Company is a strong Belgian tripel with unusual juicy hoppiness. It’s all to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Wisconsin Brewing. more

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Grand Madame barleywine from Milwaukee Brewing Company aged in brandy barrels. Sip it slowly. more

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Restraint and balance are hallmarks of a classic English porter. That’s what Lakefront Brewery has in its new Proper Porter. more

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A refined apple ale from Karben4 is sweet, but with a bready, malty backbone. Get it while it’s super fresh. more

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Robin Shepard

Lake Millionaire is a fruity but dry IPA from Tyranena of Lake Mills. It offers an approachable option in the brewery’s portfolio of hoppy beers. more

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Robin Shepard

Vanilla Wafer Porter from MobCraft should be on local shelves any day soon. Despite its name, the rich seasonal brew is not too sweet. more

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Diablo’s Sun is a Belgian golden ale from Sunshine Brewing Company. The Lake Mills brewery should be opening its taproom in the next few weeks. more

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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

FOOD & DRINK

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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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