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James Gill

New Glarus Brewery is celebrating 25 years in business. Though it sells only within Wisconsin, it’s the state’s largest craft brewery and the 16th largest craft brewery in the country. Read more

Isthmus Cover Stories

Favorite beer and cheese combos from those in the know. Even assertive brews like IPAs can work well. Read more

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Funk Factory Geuzeria

Four Winters from Funk Factory sets a benchmark for the American lambic movement, and rightfully so. It’s an unfruited lambic that sets a standard for the style. Read more

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Brewers have fun with barrels for the 2019 Isthmus Beer and Cheese Fest. Everything from Aquavit to port barrels are lending their staves. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Isaac Showaki from Octopi and Tim Piotrowski of the new Delta Beer Lab discuss problems the government shutdown is causing local breweries. And the logjam is only getting worse. Read more

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Karben4’s new winter warmer, Wisco Warmer, is a winner. Surprising notes of anise come from aging in an aquavit barrel. Read more

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Shaysa Sidebottom

More women are becoming brewmasters or work brewing beer. Perception of women as beer lightweights is fading slowly but surely. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Veneration is a worthy quad from 3 Sheeps Brewing Company of Sheboygan. The real difference comes from five months of aging in rye whiskey barrels. Read more

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A mostly Midwestern “best of beers” for 2018. And in addition to big stouts, there’s a wild ale and a kriek. Read more

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Robin Shepard

A special Viking ale from New Glarus Brewing is a modern take on Gotlandsdricka, a beer historically homebrewed on the island of Gotland, Sweden. It’s an early farmhouse ale, made with malt, juniper, birch sap and sometimes honey. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Russian Collusion imperial stout makes conspiracy seem like a good thing. It’s a collaboration from Keith Symonds at Lucky’s 1313, Skyler Kottwiz of Full Mile and Tim Goers at G5. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Sun Prairie’s newest brewpub opened this week. Brewmaster Skyler Kottwitz debuts with six house beers and three collaborations. Read more

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Sodavekt

There were a lot of New England IPAs this year, and many of them were good, even great. But our Robin Shepard doesn’t stop there. Here are all his favorite beers of 2018. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Hey Now Brown Cow is a northern-style brown ale from the Grumpy Troll. Flavor focuses on cocoa-like flavor and light nutty roastedness. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Northern Method doppelbock from Potosi Brewing ushers in the season. It’s sweet, with seductive waves of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Read more

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The Schenk’s Corners nanobrewery will open another location in Egg Harbor. It’s another sign of the burgeoning beer culture in Door County. Read more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Oreo beer is now more than just a back-room one-off, thanks to Prairie Artisan Ales. And yes, there’s a biscuity sweetness. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Rye Panda is Next Door’s latest, a barleywine. It’s distinguished by additions of Chinese spices. Read more

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