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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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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

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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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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There were a lot of New England IPAs this year, and many of them were good, even great. But our Robin Shepard doesn’t stop there. Here are all his favorite beers of 2018. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Hey Now Brown Cow is a northern-style brown ale from the Grumpy Troll. Flavor focuses on cocoa-like flavor and light nutty roastedness. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Northern Method doppelbock from Potosi Brewing ushers in the season. It’s sweet, with seductive waves of caramel, toffee, and dark fruit. Read more

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The Schenk’s Corners nanobrewery will open another location in Egg Harbor. It’s another sign of the burgeoning beer culture in Door County. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Rye Panda is Next Door’s latest, a barleywine. It’s distinguished by additions of Chinese spices. Read more

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Robin Shepard

Sun Prairie’s downtown is back on track after July’s explosion. The new Right Bauer Brewing just served its first beer brewed onsite. Read more

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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. Read more

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

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

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    Robin Shepard

    Full Mile Beer Co. & Kitchen owners C.J. Hall (top) and Nathan Kinderman (middle) with head brewer Skyler Kottwitz.

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    Robin Shepard

    Next Door Brewmaster Dave Hansen is releasing a bold and spicy barleywine on Black Friday.