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Robin Shepard

A collaboration from Wisconsin Brewing Company and Working Draft Beer Company is a strong Belgian tripel with unusual juicy hoppiness. It’s all to celebrate the fifth anniversary of Wisconsin Brewing. more

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Grand Madame barleywine from Milwaukee Brewing Company aged in brandy barrels. Sip it slowly. more

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Restraint and balance are hallmarks of a classic English porter. That’s what Lakefront Brewery has in its new Proper Porter. more

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A refined apple ale from Karben4 is sweet, but with a bready, malty backbone. Get it while it’s super fresh. more

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Robin Shepard

Beer has been having a national moment, but Madison is way ahead of the curve. Four more breweries are slated to open in our area. more

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Robin Shepard

Lake Millionaire is a fruity but dry IPA from Tyranena of Lake Mills. It offers an approachable option in the brewery’s portfolio of hoppy beers. more

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Robin Shepard

Vanilla Wafer Porter from MobCraft should be on local shelves any day soon. Despite its name, the rich seasonal brew is not too sweet. more

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Tasting several beers purposefully can serve several purposes. Experimentation, social interaction, trial runs. We break down the gentle art of creating a flight. more

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Diablo’s Sun is a Belgian golden ale from Sunshine Brewing Company. The Lake Mills brewery should be opening its taproom in the next few weeks. more

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Robin Shepard

A new IIPA from Hop & Barrel Brewing called Space Force uses Galaxy hops. Newly distributed here from Hudson, Wisconsin, Space Force is very approachable and its popularity is well deserved. more

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Robin Shepard

Happy birthday to Hinterland Brewery of Green Bay. It is celebrating with a bourbon barrel frambois made from a Flanders red ale and a bourbon barrel-aged saison. more

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Robin Shepard

Ashley Kinart launches a series of single malt, single hop one-offs. It’s a great way to take the new seven-barrel system for a spin. more

FOOD & DRINK

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Robin Shepard

The first Oktoberfests are out, and Port Huron’s is a malty Märzen style. Brewer Tanner Brethorst makes one departure from Bavarian tradition by sourcing Wisconsin-grown Nugget and Mount Hood hops. more

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Rich Joseph

Rich Joseph of the Hop Garden makes his beer with hops he grows himself. But his fields were right in the line of the flooding Sugar River. more

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Robin Shepard

Tangent, the new taproom and restaurant opening this fall at 803 E. Washington Ave., is already introducing its beers at its parent brewpub, Vintage Brewing. For Tangent, brewmaster Scott Manning has come up with a salty gose made tart with elderberr more

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Robin Shepard

One Barrel Brewing has a killer New England IPA in its new Hypercolor. Demand has been so strong that owner Peter Gentry is changing his late summer brewing schedule to cater to it. more

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Robin Shepard

Another Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival is over and done. From hazy IPAs to outrageous meads, here’s a wrap-up of some favorites. more

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Robin Shepard

Oak barrels that have held sorghum whiskey and maple syrup work well for aging. They’ve transformed Working Draft’s Dad Bod into its barrel-aged Mom Jeans. more

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Scott Maurer

Great Taste of the Midwest is almost upon us. That means pre-parties. We single out some special releases and more. more

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Robin Shepard

T-Rex IIPA from Rockhound Brewing is aged in gin barrels and in bright tanks with American oak spires. After aging, it’s all blended back together along with a mixture of pureed sage and juniper. more

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

    Capital brewmaster Ashley Kinart is giving her new seven-barrel system a whirl with a series of single malt, single hop beers.

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

    This is the new building at will contain Tangent Taproom and Kitchen at 803 East Washington Avenue.

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