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Robin Shepard

Good City Brewing is among several new up-and-coming breweries in Milwaukee. Its Salud amps the traditional mousy pilsner with a boozy boost from tequila barrel aging. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Summer is the perfect time to mix a little hibiscus in the mash. What theses beers share is creativity and a little bit of botanical zip. more

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Robin Shepard

Tmavé Pivo from Next Door Brewing is a beer for those who love the nuance of malt. It may also turn on fans of beer-geeky brewing techniques like decoction mashing. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Chicago has more neighborhoods than Wisconsin has counties. And there are a growing number of breweries in them to be checked out. more

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Robin Shepard

Movies have returned to East Towne Mall. And there’s a new brewpub to go with them. more

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Robin Shepard

A sweet/sour summer seasonal from the Great Dane-Hilldale should please seasoned sour fans, as well as those looking for an entry into the genre. Belgian Brett Apricot Ale has lots of wild yeast flavor and aroma. more

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What’s a “vine pale ale”? An ale that mimics some of the qualities of white wine from its hop bill. Karben4’s Ryan Koga has come up with one with Belly Bongos. more

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Cheering on Germany at the World Cup, our intrepid beer fan headed to a German bar for some camaraderie. But the scene was actually going on at the Irish soccer hub, The Coopers Tavern. more

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Robin Shepard

All the hallmarks of the tripel style are present in this Belgian ale from Milwaukee. And it’s not too heavy for summer. more

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Robin Shepard

A 3 Sheeps IPA is dedicated to Monroe Street construction. And in Madison, it’s sold only on Monroe Street. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

The Beersball gang heads to the Twin Cities and visits Barrel Theory Beer Company. Oh yeah, there’s Prince Night, too. more

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Robin Shepard

Barleywines and big IIPAs will soon be on tap at Giant Jones, a new brewery at 931 E. Main St. A mid-June opening is planned. more

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Robin Shepard

This new hazy IPA from Raised Grain is well worth trying. And the Waukesha brewery is now distributing in Madison. more

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Robin Shepard

Need a thirst-quenching brew? Try Wisconsin Brewery’s new release, Re: Fresh Radler, which combines grapefruit soda and light German lager. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Not every beer has to be amped. There is a place for well-made beers that are clean and crisp and a little sweet. more

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One might argue that brewing delicious beer is, in itself, a service to the community. But the folks at Surly Brewing Company take it a step further with a charitable program that connects beer lovers with volunteer opportunities. more

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Robin Shepard

Potosi’s Fleur de Farmhouse saison is a winner among spring seasonals. It’s made with additions of fresh ground coriander, cracked black pepper and dried hibiscus. more

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Robin Shepard

There’s a new brewpub northeast of Madison. Cercis Brewing Company should open in Columbus before Memorial Day. more

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Kyle Nabilcy

Beer retail in Chicago means Binny’s, plain and simple. Binny’s Beverage Depot is so dominant, with its thirty-eight locations, it’s basically a Chicago beer meme. more

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Robin Shepard

Cellaring Funk Factory Geuzeria’s Glory In The Morning is almost a moral obligation. But how long? Your call. more

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