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New Glarus Brewing | Dancing Man Wheat

September 20, 2019 |

As summer comes to an end, I would like to look back on some of the fond memories of 2019. While the birth of my son, Alexander, has to rank as one of the top moments of my summer, a close second has to be my discovery of my new summer beer, Dancing Man Wheat–a Hefeweizen from New Glarus Brewery out of New Glarus, Wisconsin.

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The Brewing Projekt | Gunpowder IPA

August 14, 2019 |

Did you hear? The 2019 Great American Beer Festival tickets recently went on sale. The nation’s premiere festival celebrating the country’s growing love of finely-crafted independent beer is absolutely worth the price. To enjoy the festival, be prepared to rummage through thick crowds of people searching for the “new hot brew” and the “next big thing.”  If you get lucky during your adventure through the Colorado Convention Center, you will stumble upon a real gem. Our last visit proved it with, The Brewing Projekt.

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Eff Milwaukee: A Minnesotan’s Impression of the First, Funkiest & Favorite Breweries

June 4, 2019 |

It’s been a few weeks now since we made a quick beercation to Chicago and Milwaukee.

We thought about compiling all 17 breweries we visited into a single post but decided that wouldn’t be any fun to write or for you to read. We considered highlighting our top five favorite breweries in each city, but thought that would be too cliche. Instead, in a moment of clever wit, we decided to feature three breweries: the first brewery we visited, the funkiest brewery and our favorite brewery in each city. We hope you enjoy “Eff” Milwaukee!

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2 Days 2 Nights | Stevens Point, Wisconsin

April 22, 2019 |

In just about any direction from Chicago, you can do a short drive and experience a fun, beer-filled weekend. About a 3.5-hour drive north of the city and you’ll hit Stevens Point, Wisconsin, home of the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective.

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Ex-Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski Talks Octopi Brewing Move

February 6, 2019 |

With Jared Jankoski’s unexpected departure from Goose Island, the brewery is looking not only for a new brewmaster, but the individual who will be responsible for mentoring and developing the next batch of brewers at Fulton and Wood.

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Event Recap | Great Taste of the Midwest 2018

August 14, 2018 |

Temperatures stayed in the mid-to-high 80s all afternoon but that didn’t deter over 6,000 craft beer fans from sampling some of the regions finest beers at the Great Taste of the Midwest this past Saturday in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Why the Craft Brewers of Green Bay are Some of the Packers’ Biggest Fans

August 7, 2018 | 2

Wisconsin is known for its cheese, beer and football. Green Bay, Wisconsin’s third biggest city, is simply known for the Packers. Dubbed Titletown USA, Green Bay has been home to the Packers for ages (the team will celebrate its centennial next year). The team is also a massive business boon for the city thanks to the tourism and additional business opportunities it brings to the small port city.

Packers football Sundays have also become big business for Green Bay’s small, but growing, craft beer scene. Two breweries, Badger State Brewing and Hinterland Brewery, are strategically positioned within a quick walk from the hallowed grounds of Lambeau Field. Stillmank Brewing Company is a bit farther away, but still sees a good deal of added foot traffic during any Packers’ home game weekend. We spoke to the owners of each brewery for an assessment on how the Packers have impacted their business.

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Event Preview | Chicago Breweries Preparing for Great Taste of the Midwest

August 6, 2018 |

Every second Saturday in August, a large contingent of Midwestern breweries gather on the shores of Lake Monona in Madison, WI for the Great Taste of the Midwest. Believed to be the second longest running craft beer festival in North America, the event features over 190 breweries and around 1,400 different beers for people to try.

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Chicago Quick Sips | September 25

September 25, 2017 |

Quick Sips is our way of highlighting beer events, tap takeovers and other notable beer news around the city of Chicago. If you’d like to submit something to be included in the next Quick Sips, please email us at [email protected].

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Brewery Showcase | 3 Sheeps Brewing

December 22, 2016 |

When you hear Wisconsin and craft beer, one typically thinks of New Glarus Brewing. Very quickly though the state is seeing other breweries experience success and is becoming a hotbed for craft beer. One of those breweries that is starting to experience more growth is 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. in Sheboygan.

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Surly to Remain Independent, Not Selling to Leinenkugel’s

November 17, 2016 |

Craft beer fans are breathing a bit easier after a picture showing Leinenkugel president Dick Leinenkugel and Surly President Omar Ansari lit the rumor mill on fire of a potential sale of Surly to Leinenkugel’s. The breweries made people sweat a bit before admitting it was all a joke just a few days later.

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Event Preview | Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest

July 19, 2016 |

Held at the Cathedral Square Park the Milwaukee Firkin Beer Fest is an annual event hosted by East Town Association and BrewFest Partners over 150 beers, ciders and meads will be poured. Those in attendance will be able to vote for the winner of the Big Firkin award. Read More

PorchDrinking Playlist | Eaux Claires Festival

July 7, 2015 |

In just two weeks, thousands of musicophiles will flock to Eau Claire, Wisconsin for the inaugural Eaux Claires music festival. Curated by Justin Vernon (Bon Iver) and Aaron Dessner (The National) in an effort to showcase the city’s “deep-Wisconsin” beauty, this festival features an all-star line-up, chock-full of indie artists such as: The Tallest Man on Earth, Spoon, Sufjan Stevens, Sylvan Esso, Poliçaand of course, Bon Iver and The Nationaljust to name a few. This playlist highlights a few of our most anticipated acts of the upcoming Eaux Claires Festival, in which listeners of all varieties can enjoy.

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Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

April 27, 2015 | 1

3 Floyds Makes Dark Lord Day Pro-Gay With Big Freedia Show

3 Floyds Brewing Co. really knows how to stick it to the man. Especially when that man is Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and the Freedom of Religion Restoration Act. If … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

February 9, 2015 |

This week I have some very important craft beer news that you must read. First, the law makers are a movin’ and a shakin’ to make some changes for the craft beer community in Wisconsin and Alabama. But guess what? The breweries are a movin’ and a sprayin’. Yes, you read that correctly. Urban Chestnut is ‘moving’ by expanding distribution to Chicago and Cantillon is literally spraying the insides of it’s new facility with beer. Get the details to these stories and more in this edition of the Weekly Growler Fill.

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Miller Lite | Miller Brewing Company

October 21, 2014 |

In honor of the recently concluded Great American Beer Festival, I wanted to shine a spotlight on the Wisconsin brews that did our state proud while the world was watching. There were many to choose from – we … Read More

Weekly Growler Fill | National Beer News Roundup

August 11, 2014 |

What do holidays, baseball stadiums, and corn all have in common? They are all topics discussed in the craft beer news of this week’s Growler Fill. Find out if your stadium has the best beer, read about why adding corn to the brew may not be so bad, and tell me what you drank for IPA Day.

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Milwaukee’s Stein & Dine | A Peek into the City of Festivals

May 2, 2014 |

For much of the nation, I imagine Milwaukee brings to mind Schlitz, Miller, Milwaukee’s Best – all of the staple beers that glare menacingly from neon signs above shady bars. As a Madison, Wisconsin resident and Milwaukee skeptic, I’d like to descend from my high horse and paint a different picture of this vibrant lakeside city, fondly referred to as the City of Festivals, through a Festival of (what else?) Beer.

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Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter

August 29, 2013 | 2

ABV: 4.5%

If you are itching for a tour of Davey Jones’ locker, the Shipwrecked Peninsula Porter can take you there. Wait, does ‘Davey Jones’ locker’ apply to Lake Michigan or only the ocean? Whatever, I’m going with it. Also, … Read More

Ale Asylum Madtown Nutbrown

August 7, 2013 |

5.5% ABV

Hop on board the crazy train with a yummy Madtown Nutbrown from Ale Asylum. (See what I did there? Hop? Ha ha ha! I slay me!) Ale Asylum is one of the many great craft endeavors coming out of Wisconsin. … Read More