Robin Shepard


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


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

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

Dec 20, 2017 12:54 PM 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


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


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

Seasonal barrel-aged Louie’s Resurrection from Milwaukee Brewing Company can be challenging to find in Madison but well worth the hunt. This year, the vintage was aged in either Heaven Hill bourbon barrels or Copper and Kings brandy barrels. more

Nov 29, 2017 11:55 AM Beer


Hop Haus Brewing

Black on Black from Hop Haus of Verona has smooth sweet character and boozy accents. It will be released at the brew pub on Black Friday. more

Nov 22, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

Brewmaster Jim Goronson has released the Parched Eagle’s first bombers, of Hop-Bearer IPA. It’s a good introduction to his beers. more

Nov 20, 2017 10:02 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

Barrel aging is becoming more common among breweries and brewpubs. Nate Warnke likes to get his barrels within a day after they are emptied at the distillery so that they are still wet with whiskey when filled with beer. more

Nov 8, 2017 10:44 AM Beer

Oliphant’s Honees Honees adds peanut butter and honey flavors to a golden ale. It’s different from those roasty peanut butter porters and stouts out there. more

Nov 1, 2017 2:09 PM Beer

Santé is a saison aged in oak barrels, producing chardonnay notes in the finish. It’s a hit for Milwaukee’s Good City Brewing. more

Oct 25, 2017 1:45 PM Beer

A new brewery is in the works for downtown Lake Mills. Owner and brewer Lane Smith will first contract-brew at House of Brews, then build out the taproom and brewhouse. more

Oct 23, 2017 11:00 AM Beer


Robin Shepard

The Brewing Projekt’s Dare Mighty Things in a wet-hopped version is deserving of all the attention it’s received. Now it’s coming to Madison in several versions. more

Oct 18, 2017 5:00 AM Beer 1 Comments


Point Brewery

The Central Wisconsin Craft Collective promotes craft beverage tourism in the Stevens Point area. It includes four breweries, two wineries and a distillery. more

Oct 12, 2017 5:00 AM Beer

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Robin Shepard

Double Trubbel Pumpkin Spice from The Lone Girl in Waunakee is made with real pumpkin. But the real secret may be its base of brewmaster John Russell Russell’s Belgian dubbel, made with a touch of brown sugar. more

Oct 11, 2017 12:18 PM Beer