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Joe Powell

With more breweries and fewer distributors, some beermakers are seeking out new options to get noticed in a crowded market. O’so Brewing Company’s proposed taproom on East Washington Avenue could be part of a growing trend. 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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Christopher Klinge

Working Draft Beer Company’s food started slow, but now the taproom boasts a terrific menu. The kitchen is now almost a full restaurant. 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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Kyle Nabilcy

Chicago’s Hop Butcher has big shoulders, and big, hazy IPAs. Isthmus talks to co-founder and owner Jeremiah Zimmer. more

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Rich Joseph

Rich Joseph of the Hop Garden makes his beer with hops he grows himself. But his fields were right in the line of the flooding Sugar River. 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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Kyle Nabilcy

Summer is a time for trading and tasting. Getting friends together for the Great Taste is a handy conduit for that. more

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Robin Shepard

Another Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival is over and done. From hazy IPAs to outrageous meads, here’s a wrap-up of some favorites. more

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Robin Shepard

Oak barrels that have held sorghum whiskey and maple syrup work well for aging. They’ve transformed Working Draft’s Dad Bod into its barrel-aged Mom Jeans. more

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Scott Maurer

Heading to the Great Taste of the Midwest? Everybody makes a map of their beer desires. Here’s one drinker’s TripTik. more

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Scott Maurer

Great Taste of the Midwest is almost upon us. That means pre-parties. We single out some special releases and more. 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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Kyle Nabilcy

Hazy IPAs are the ticket, and these New England-style brews from Michigan fit the (hop) bill. We try three from Old Nation Brewing of Williamston. more

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