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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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For summer, the kölsch is clean, crisp and drinkable. Hinterland has a hit on its hands with its Kozmic Kölsch. Read more

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O'so Brewing Company

Craft breweries and taprooms just keep coming. And if you’re like us, it can be hard to keep track of who’s brewing what, where. This rundown will not steer you wrong. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Raised Grain Brewing’s Double Dry Hopped Oranje has huge hop character. It’s made with Citra, Mosaic and Amarillo, which contribute assertive tropical aroma and flavor. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Hints of orange and mint come from hop #10416. It lends a singular character to Numbers Game from Hop Haus in Verona. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Next Door has been working on finding the right recipe for a pale ale since opening. Laser Ray is an evolution of the brewpub’s approach to the style. 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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Chicago Tapster photos

A new pour-your-own concept for beer, wine, kombucha, cold brew coffees and even sodas is called Tapster. Owners are interested in expanding to Madison. 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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Robin Shepard

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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Robin Shepard

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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Robin Shepard

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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Robin Shepard

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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Robin Shepard

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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The craft beer community hangs together in search for rare brews. But it’s also the job of craft beer fans to keep the scene welcoming to new experiences. Read more

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Nicola Ferrarese

Breweries don’t just supply a community with beer. They create jobs, provide a main street with renewed vitality and create an atmosphere where people want to be. That’s why communities are working to help small breweries open in their towns. Read more

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Christopher Taylor

Yeah, there’s bingo and sheepshead and trivia night. There are also yoga classes, tech talks, spin classes and meat pop-ups bringing people together at today’s craft breweries. Read more

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Robin Shepard

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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Dinners, brewers, takeovers and more all contribute to the fun of Madison Craft Beer Week. But for some, it’s really all about a few special beers. Read more

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Robin Shepard

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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