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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

Of the big beers coming from the east side’s new Giant Jones Brewing Company, an unusual pale weizenbock could be shaping up to become the brewery’s flagship beer. It’s in good company with a barleywine, an imperial stout and a double IPA. more

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Robin Shepard

Good City Brewing is among several new up-and-coming breweries in Milwaukee. Its Salud amps the traditional mousy pilsner with a boozy boost from tequila barrel aging. more

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Robin Shepard

Tmavé Pivo from Next Door Brewing is a beer for those who love the nuance of malt. It may also turn on fans of beer-geeky brewing techniques like decoction mashing. more

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Robin Shepard

Movies have returned to East Towne Mall. And there’s a new brewpub to go with them. more

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Robin Shepard

A sweet/sour summer seasonal from the Great Dane-Hilldale should please seasoned sour fans, as well as those looking for an entry into the genre. Belgian Brett Apricot Ale has lots of wild yeast flavor and aroma. more

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What’s a “vine pale ale”? An ale that mimics some of the qualities of white wine from its hop bill. Karben4’s Ryan Koga has come up with one with Belly Bongos. more

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Robin Shepard

All the hallmarks of the tripel style are present in this Belgian ale from Milwaukee. And it’s not too heavy for summer. more

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Robin Shepard

A 3 Sheeps IPA is dedicated to Monroe Street construction. And in Madison, it’s sold only on Monroe Street. more

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Robin Shepard

Barleywines and big IIPAs will soon be on tap at Giant Jones, a new brewery at 931 E. Main St. A mid-June opening is planned. more

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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

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

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