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02.12.2014 | | Posted at 07:00 PM

We're talking all things beer

By Evan Rytlewski
This week on the Disclaimer, WMSE's self-proclaimed number one cultural talk show in Milwaukee with Ryan Schleicher, Matt Wild and I, we order up a flight of beer-related topics. On the heels of Monday's town hall about a proposed beer garden in Bay View, we consider some of the objections to the idea, including the oft-voiced concern "aren't there already enough places in Milwaukee to drink beer?...
01.27.2014 | | Posted at 01:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
The last couple quarters haven't been generous to MillerCoors, which has seen U.S. sales slip for its staple light beers Miller Lite and Coors Light. The company's solution to that business problem seems logical enough, then: Make darker beer. In February Miller will launch its latest beer, a 6.9% ABV golden lager positioned to compete with Bud's popular high-alcohol beer Bud Light Platinum. It's ...
02.11.2014 | | Posted at 09:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When Bloomberg News Service reported that MillerCoors was courting spirits drinkers with a new “bourbon-like lager” called Miller Fortune, the beer community begrudgingly awarded Miller points for innovation. While bourbon-flavored beers are fairly common in craft circles, there isn't one on the mass market yet, and Miller's marketing campaign suggesting the beer be savored not in a common pin...

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