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Snowshoe from New Glarus is a seasonal favorite, but it’s not offered every year. But this year, you can haz! Read more

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Robin Shepard

“The Giving Brewery,” a charitable project from Octopi Brewing, benefits cats and other critters this season with its Bow Chicka Meow Meow! It’s a sweet stout with surprising anise kick. Read more

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Swamp Thang, a hazy IIPA collaboration beer from Working Draft Beer Company, Lake Louie Brewing, and Wisconsin Brewing Company, is one of the best of the year. It’s a hop monster with a huge amount of Citra, Simcoe and Enigma. Read more

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The Great Dane’s 25th Anniversary Scotch ale is based on its popular Stone of Scone Scotch ale. The beer is being released on the Great Dane’s Anniversary, November 14. Read more

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One Barrel’s Veteran’s Brew will commemorate those who served, as well raise funds for Madison veteran Zak Holmes who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Read more

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Apple ales are a highlight of the harvest season. Among the new Wisconsin apple ales this year is Lakefront’s Ted. Read more

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Kriekenlaan from Funk Factory Geuzeria is tart, crisp and bubbly with lots of sharp cherry character. And for creator Andrew Holzhauer, it’s personal. Read more

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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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Robin Shepard

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

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Robin Shepard

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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