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Snowshoe from New Glarus is a seasonal favorite, but it’s not offered every year. But this year, you can haz! Read more

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Both Untitled Art and Working Draft are initial Midwest champions of the dry, refreshing Italian pilsner style. Imagine a German pilsner with more hoppy personality. Read more

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Robin Shepard

“The Giving Brewery,” a charitable project from Octopi Brewing, benefits cats and other critters this season with its Bow Chicka Meow Meow! It’s a sweet stout with surprising anise kick. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Swamp Thang, a hazy IIPA collaboration beer from Working Draft Beer Company, Lake Louie Brewing, and Wisconsin Brewing Company, is one of the best of the year. It’s a hop monster with a huge amount of Citra, Simcoe and Enigma. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Erica DeAnda is the brewmaster at the new Tumbled Rock Brewery and Kitchen in Baraboo. Her first in-house brews have just been released. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The Great Dane’s 25th Anniversary Scotch ale is based on its popular Stone of Scone Scotch ale. The beer is being released on the Great Dane’s Anniversary, November 14. Read more

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Robin Shepard

One Barrel’s Veteran’s Brew will commemorate those who served, as well raise funds for Madison veteran Zak Holmes who was injured in a motorcycle accident. Read more

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Apple ales are a highlight of the harvest season. Among the new Wisconsin apple ales this year is Lakefront’s Ted. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Kriekenlaan from Funk Factory Geuzeria is tart, crisp and bubbly with lots of sharp cherry character. And for creator Andrew Holzhauer, it’s personal. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The recent Great American Beer Festival win for Vintage Brewing’s signature beer Dedication is well deserved. The strong Belgian-style ale has a rich malty backbone that complements notes of raisin and dark stone fruits. Read more

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A big win at the Great American Beer Festival prompts Vintage to make some changes. Tangent, its downtown location, will be renamed to highlight its Vintage connection. Read more

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Jessica Jones did not set out to recreate an obscure Burton ale, but it’s a good one and so popular it might find a regular place on the brewery’s taps. Read more

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Kiki Ljung

Do you know your Teku from your Willi Becher? There are many reasons to pair the correct glass with a beer style. Read more

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With the explosion of new craft breweries in the state, it’s easy to overlook some very fine beer. Here are six young breweries not to miss. Read more

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Next Door Brewing has a new IIPA that’s been aged for nearly four months in red wine barrels. It features a new hop from France called Barbe Rouge. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Notella, a sweet stout from Karben4, has the chocolate hazelnut flavoring of a certain famed chocolate hazelnut spread. But brewmaster Ryan Koga makes it from a blend of specialty malts, hazelnut extract and liquid cocoa. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The new crop of Wisconsin-brewed Oktoberfests available in Madison is large. Our beer critic has sampled them all and has a top pick. Read more

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Carolyn Fath Ashby

Author Doug Hoverson delved into primary source material in writing "The Drink that Made Wisconsin Famous: Beer and Brewing in the Badger State." It’s an encyclopedia of the state’s brewing history. Read more

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Robin Shepard

It’s a party that will take beer drinkers from summer to fall. Hawaiian Shirt Party is an intense, imperial kettle sour. Read more

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Robin Shepard

One of Madison’s smallest breweries, The Parched Eagle, is releasing its first beer in cans. Crane Ale is a flagship from the Westport beermaker. Read more

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