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Looking for something outside of beer and wine this holiday season? Whether you’re entertaining or seeking a unique gift, these Milwaukee-based beverage companies have got you covered with alcoholic and non-alcoholic options. Read more



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The city boasts several excellent distilleries, offering whiskey, rum, gin, vodka and more in distinct, uniquely Wisconsin flavors. Read more



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The country rock-rootsy Americana band Tangled Lines’ CD release party will be at Twisted Path Distillery on Dec. 6. Read more

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It’s not overly sweet, nor is it creamy or low in alcohol like most commercial liqueurs, but “falls into a unique category,” Brian Sammons says. Read more


A rising star from Madison’s comedy scene brings his self-deprecating humor to Milwaukee on June 5. Read more


Milwaukeeans, belly up to the bar! Cocktail Trail, a coupon book for specialty drinks compiled by the Shepherd Express, launches today, May 3. Read more


Zach Pietrini credits his new release to one fan’s generosity. Read more

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A statewide campaign to cut incarceration is unveiled, while UW-Madison faculty come to town to speak about reducing poverty. Read more

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One of the Midwest’s biggest drag shows and the Mama Tried Motorcycle Show highlight an unusually busy stretch of February. Read more

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Wisconsin’s Lonesome Stone Milling uses grains such as wheat and rye for milling into all-purpose flours, pancake mixes, hot cereal and more for retail and wholesale markets. Read more

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Milwaukee has a long tradition of speakeasies and speakeasy-style establishments. Here are a few of the best. Read more

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Indianapolis’ Libertine Liquor Bar staff will get behind thebar at Thiensville restaurant and bar the cheel for their first Craft CocktailTakeover on Sunday, Aug. 21. A press release said the event aims, “to further promotecraft cockta.. Read more

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Founded in 2014, James Larson and Tommy Vandervort’s Enlightened Brewing Company is going strong with popular and creatively named brews. The owners plan to expand their space and add a tasting room next month to meet rising demand. Read more


Twisted Path Distillery, inside Lincoln Warehouse (2018 S. First St.), offers small-batch, scratch-made organic vodka, gin and rum made with distiller Brian Sammons’ own unique twists. Read more



What can make a great cocktail spectacular? A splash ofbitters! Specifically, a splash of slow-crafted Midwest bitters by Bittercube.Made with raw, all-natural ingredients (no extracts or oils), Bittercube’s six varieties of bittersare recogniz.. Read more

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Playwright Evan Smith, who grew up Catholic in Savannah, Ga., came from a family that “utterly ignored” non-Catholic religious denominations. But it’s the realization of a much larger world that fuels the interesting perspective on relig Read more


Throughout the ’60s and ’70s, Toots and The Maytals recorded a slew of ska, rocksteady and reggae hits that remain mainstays of the Jamaican songbook, including “Pressure Drop,” “54-46 That’s My Number,” “Ba Read more

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