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Craft Beer Compass

Some beers sit on shelves at bottleshops for extended periods of time. Sometimes that time spent idling is justified. (They’re called shelf turds. Look it up.) Others you take for granted, some fly under the radar and there’s always a handful of b.. Read more

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Blood, Sweat andBeer , a feature documentary about the explosive growth ofthe craft beer industry, follows two start-up breweries while they build theirbusinesses. It will make its Wisconsin premiere April 20 at Brenner Brewing Co. forMilwauke.. Read more

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Pale lagers have been given a bad reputation by fizzy yellow mass marketed beers loaded with adjuncts. Strip that all away and you’re naked. Quite literally.Totally Naked from New Glarus is a beer that’s as naked as its name says—pure and clean,.. Read more

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Something beautiful happens when you take the fruity and spicy esters of Belgian with yeast and throw an American IPA profile on top. Black Husky calls it Schutzengel. We say "gesundheit," and then we call it a White IPA.Hailing from Northern Wi.. Read more

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Saisonshave reached their saturation point. Quite frankly, there are too many saisonswith far too much discrepancy between them. Rather than add breadth and depthto the style, the sea of options has watered down the category. At the2004 Great .. Read more

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Alittle gnome found himself at a crossroad. In one direction was fame, fortune,money and success. The other way pointed to really cool waterslides. A criticaldecision was at hand.It’sa true story. Well, sort of. It was a graphic on a T-shirt.. Read more

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Many breweries have a flagship—a beer that they’re known for; a beer they can hangtheir hat on; a beer that pays the bills. For New Glarus, Spotted Cow is bothits flagship and its cash cow. Many other breweries hoist the paleale colors: Ale Asy.. Read more

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The lines between style boundaries continue to blur, but Ifor one don't really give a rip. It's a phenomenon that's existed for eons, butbecame particularly apparent with the rise in popularity of Three Floyds andits flagship pale ale, Alpha Ki.. Read more

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IPAs have always been about preservation. In fact, the history behind the style is rooted in it, where beers bound for India were heavily hopped to maintain their viability over lengthy overseas voyages. The style has certainly stood the test of t.. Read more

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Keeping warm in winter is old hat in Wisconsin. It’s something the vast majority of us has either mastered or learned to deal with, often with aid. Scarf? Sure. Balaclava? Why not. But I had something else in mind: beer.Over the last few years, .. Read more

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Milwaukee’s growler landscape was mostly dormant in January 2014. Few locations other than breweries were filling 64-oz. vessels with fresh beer for patrons to carry off-premise. And while it seems that little grows in the dead of winter around he.. Read more

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Cooking demonstrations, stilt walkers, fire throwers and buskers are among the attractions at Milwaukee’s annual Bastille Days celebration of French culture, which runs through Sunday downtown near Cathedral Square Park—not to mention the Read more

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Wisconsin artist Theodore Czebotar (1915-1996) used to through the Pacific Northwest area every year to complete the images presented in the exhibit “Theodore Czebotar: Paintings From the Olympic Peninsula,” on display through Read more

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For decades, academics and marketing professionals have thoroughly analyzed the baby boomer generation. Next week a sketch comedy show takes its turn with the boomers in a series of humorous vignettes staged in an intimate studio theater, a... Read more

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Let the David Cook comparisons commence! Long the face of grunge-rock existential despair, one-time Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale has turned to warmer, lovelorn ballads on his “American Idol”-ish debut album, Wanderlust . Read more

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As one of the planet’s most ethnically diverse nations, America is an ideal habitat for adventurous foodies. Immigrants who share their cultures’ culinary customs add another dimension to our country’s mosaic and offer the rest of us an Read more

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