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Nicola Ferrarese

Breweries don’t just supply a community with beer. They create jobs, provide a main street with renewed vitality and create an atmosphere where people want to be. That’s why communities are working to help small breweries open in their towns. Read more

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Dinners, brewers, takeovers and more all contribute to the fun of Madison Craft Beer Week. But for some, it’s really all about a few special beers. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Drinkers looking for a lighter Belgian will be interested in this “Belgian single’ or enkel from Sunshine Brewing Company. The year-old Lake Mills brewery specializes in big beers, but have balanced their lineup with this flavorful session beer. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Suffice it to say, when Giant Jones Brewing and Bos Meadery worked together to create a dark braggot called Paint It Black, they stayed within the letter of the law. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Centennial, Amarillo and Columbus hops are less trendy these days than Citra, Mosaic and Galaxy. But Door County Brewing brewmaster Danny McMahon is happy to play with this assertive trio. Read more

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Laura Zastrow

Where Isthmus reviewers — and Madison — have been eating and drinking since the last “Dining” special section. Here’s our summary of the scene. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Is it a maibock? A blonde doppelbock? No, it’s a malt liquor! Thanks to careful use of a rare malt, Lakefront’s Chuck could change your mind about the much-maligned style. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Earth Rider Brewery got its start in 2017 in Superior’s North Tower Avenue neighborhood. Among Earth Rider brews to watch for on Madison area shelves are Superior Pale Ale, Caribou Lake IPA, Raspbecrush raspberry sour and North Tower Stout. Read more

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Christopher Klinge

Wisconsin craft brewers pitch in during Tom Porter’s illness. The help staved off the need to contract-brew or cease operations altogether. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Sabro IPA from Working Draft is bursting with tropical aroma and flavor — so much pineapple and coconut it may leave drinkers thinking about a piña colada. It’s single-hopped with a new, experimental hop. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Ahnapee Brewery of Algoma is starting to deliver its beer to Madison. Try its Fun Guy English brown — with mushrooms! Read more

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Robin Shepard

Delta Beer Lab opens with a range of ales including Coffee Infused Brown. The initial beer list features a range of ales: a porter, a golden, a red, a West Coast IPA and a New England IPA. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Third Space Brewing of Milwaukee is entering the Madison market. Look for its Citra-forward IPA, Upward Spiral. Read more

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Wӧrtlord from Ale Asylum is among a very small number of exceptional barrel-aged beers in the Midwest, if not the U.S. And it’s not going to be around for long. Read more

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Robin Shepard

The Golden Bock from Great Dane-Hilldale is a seasonal favorite. And it’s on tap for a month or more so check it out if you’re discovering or rediscovering lagers. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Belgian Delight, a dark strong ale, celebrates the debut of a new brewmaster at One Barrel. Peter Schroder has released a series of Belgians, also including a blonde, a saison and a tripel. Read more

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Robin Shepard

36 tap lines and 10 exclusive Vintage beers join an upscale menu on East Washington. The 7,000-square-foot-space features some experimental brews from Vintage brewer Scott Manning. Read more

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Chris Rusu

Standing Tall oatmeal stout from Rockhound will raise funds to fight domestic abuse. The beer’s official release party on January 29 will feature a silent auction, raffle and door prizes. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Newcomers, old favorites and a transformative beer-chocolate-bacon experience. Yes, the Isthmus Beer and Cheese Festival again moves hearts and minds. 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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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard