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Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009

How craft brewers revived Milwaukee’s beer tradition

By the 1970s, American beer was a mass- produced commodity with little character, culture or, let’s face it, flavor. Faceless machines and automated programming dominated the immense brewing industry. The distinguished traditions and styles of brewing that the German immigrants carried...
Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009
Don Feinberg & Wendy Littlefield lived in Belgium for several years and have just returned from a month long stay. Here is an overview they penned about touring Belgium from a beery perspective: “Omnium gallorum optimum cervisiam coqunt Belgae” (Of all Gauls, the best brewers are...
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Rumor has it that members of the Madison Homebrewers and Tasters Guild (MHTG) working this year's Great Taste of the Midwest will wear kilts. The very idea makes club member and homebrewer Fred Swanson laugh. "I think you'll see a number of members in kilts," says Swanson, the Great Taste's brewery coordinator and a teacher at Madison's West High School who does community...
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
Hopefully, location isn’t everything. Not that Cool Water is hard to find, but upon entering I couldn’t help but feel that the chic bar and grill would be more at home on Brady Street or Downtown. If youthink for a moment that you've stepped into the Third Ward, you're forgiven, as proprietors...
Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Kohler Festival of Beer

It's mid-morning on a Tuesday and Anello Mollica is busy brewing a porter beer. It's the Mud Puppy Porter today, a malty dark brew that's one of the select varieties found at Central Waters Brewing Co., situated between Stevens Point and Waupaca in Amherst, Wis. As Mollica and partner Paul Graham can attest, the craft beer industry is not only holding strong, it's growing. "People's palates are becoming more refined," Mollica points out during a break in the brewing cycle. "They're willing to spend more for a craft beer-and once they try it, there's no going back."
Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Stonefly’s good-time spirit

Brew pubs tend to be large places, as exemplified by Rock Bottom and the Milwaukee Ale House. But Stonefly Brewing Co. in Riverwest offers a similar atmosphere in a smaller space. Stonefly first opened under the name Onopa, until Julia LaLoggia purchased the place from a friend and made the switch. The main bar/dining...
Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

Choose Wisconsin foods this year

’Tis the season for your calorie count to skyrocket. What better way to feel truly at home with the holidays than to savor—or share—a taste of Wisconsin? You already know you’ll be satisfied with local classics such as Quality Candy, Usinger’s and Penzeys. But consider expanding your menu with other local food and drink specialties...
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008

Wisconsin’s famous ginseng

Although beer, brats and cheese are three commodities we Wisconsinites are skilled at producing and happy to consume, the stereotype derived from them has eclipsed our state’s overall depth and diversity. Not only do we produce some of the country’s best cranberries, cherries and honey, Wisconsin grows nearly 95%...

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