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Robin Shepard

The Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival for 2018 was full of new beers and breweries, and some hidden — literally — gems. Which was the most covetable? more

Jan 22, 2018 3:28 PM Beer

Next Door and Lucky’s 1313 get new brewmasters. Keith Symonds, once of Next Door, heads to Lucky’s, which he helped set up; Dave Hansen takes over for Bryan Kreiter at Next Door. more

Jan 19, 2018 5:00 AM Beer

The northside is getting bierocks and beer, while the east side reaps a bounty of fish. Here’s the latest from Bierock, Lake Edge Seafood Co., and the East Side Club. more

Jan 18, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK


Robin Shepard

Integrator sets a high bar for this year’s crop of Wisconsin doppelbocks. This is the first beer from new Next Door brewmaster Dave Hansen. more

Jan 18, 2018 4:59 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

A vanilla shake/burger/french fry beer is not a few fries short of a Happy Meal. Adjunct lovers and flavor fiends should like this audacious new brew from Omnipollo. more

Jan 16, 2018 3:32 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Blackwater is a worthy gluten-free Scotch ale from Alt Brew. Sorghum, malted rice and millet and candi sugar help create a dark, sweet backbone. more

Jan 10, 2018 5:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

The latest pub for Vintage Brewing will soon also be the epicenter of its brewing operation. In the meantime, have a pint and enjoy Wisconsin River views. more

Jan 8, 2018 12:10 PM Beer


Rachal Duggan

Pours to look for at the 2018 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival include Moundz Barz, Blackwater Scotch Ale, Mexican Mocha imperial stout and more. And check out over 30 new breweries and cideries. more

Jan 4, 2018 5:00 AM FOOD & DRINK

Resist is the latest from Eau Claire’s The Brewing Projekt. The orange and grapefruit contributions of the Citra and Mosaic hops hit the nose and the taste buds head on and don’t let go. more

Jan 3, 2018 11:00 AM Beer 1 Comments


Kyle Nabilcy

Another year-in-review post. It’s what we do this time of year. So who are we to swim against the current? more

Jan 2, 2018 12:48 PM Beer


Todd Hubler

An exciting year brings barrel-aged treats, hazy IPAs and sensational saisons. Which beer will emerge triumphant? more

Dec 29, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Some stories fly under the radar, accomplishing important work and telling vital stories with little fanfare. Sometimes too little fanfare. more

Dec 28, 2017 5:00 AM News

Inner Sanctum epitomizes Potosi’s overlooked barrel-aging program more

Dec 20, 2017 12:54 PM Beer

Acquisitions in the beer world have made the barrels of barrel-aging contentious. Here, the results of some of the switcheroos. more

Dec 19, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Hacienda beers will showcase brewer Danny McMahon’s more experimental side. All will be produced in Door County Brewing’s new 15-barrel brew house that’s expected to become operational later this month. more

Dec 15, 2017 9:00 AM Beer

Untitled Art’s Mango Milkshake out-New Englands New England-style IPAs. It’s almost over the top, but so addictive. more

Dec 13, 2017 12:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

Are you beery superstitious? Picking the right brew for the big game is fraught with peril, whether you are or you aren’t. more

Dec 12, 2017 1:00 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Each year, O’so Brewing’s Arbre Qui Donne is a blend of peaches and different sour beers. 2017’s has some Belgian strong notes in the background. more

Dec 6, 2017 5:00 AM Beer


Kyle Nabilcy

In this inside peek at the beer geek world, there are three-bottle limits — per store! There are also vacation days spent, numbers frantically dialed and fortuitous coincidences. more

Dec 5, 2017 2:42 PM Beer


Robin Shepard

Working Draft, the new brewpub in progress from Wine and Hop Shop owner Ben Feifarek and colleague Ryan Browne, is making progress on its East Wilson Street space. They’ve recently hired Clint Lohman as head brewer. more

Nov 30, 2017 3:17 PM Beer