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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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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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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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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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