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Sixpoint Brewery's Little Wisco beer lands in Madison

Every can of beer produced by the New York-based Sixpoint Brewery is emblazoned with the words "Beer is Culture." A motto with multiple shadings, it's particularly fitting to the ingrained brewing identity claimed by Wisconsin. It's also the spirit behind Little Wisco, a limited release from Sixpoint -- a Brooklyn brewery with Wisconsin roots -- that's named for a cluster of restaurants in Manhattan that share a similar connection to the same home state. >More
 Wisconsin Brewing Company christens Verona taproom, readies to debut its beers in Madison

Wisconsin Brewing Company is making its debut. Located on the southern edge of Verona, the state's newest brewery offered an early taste Saturday to family, friends, investors, distributors, and fellow brewers at a preview party in its taproom and brew house. For well-known brewmaster Kirby Nelson, it was a chance to unveil the first four beers that he's hoping will become part of the brewery's signature lineup. >More
 Beer Here: Woodshed Oaked IPA from Vintage Brewing

Vintage brewmaster Scott Manning has been making Woodshed since he opened the west-side brewpub in 2010. It's an India Pale Ale with elements of the traditional English approach but brewed with assertive U.S. hops. A touch of oak gives the beer depth, and separates it from the pack of merely bitter IPAs. Now Woodshed is lending its name to Vintage's new satellite tavern in Sauk City. >More
 Beer Here: Community GroundWorks Pepper Pilsner from the Great Dane Hilldale

Ever challenged a few friends to see who can eat the most hot peppers in a single sitting? Well, the Great Dane has brewed a liquid version of a hot pepper that might take the competition to another level. >More
 New Glarus Brewing and Leinie's capture awards at 2013 Great American Beer Festival

Five Wisconsin beers captured honors at the 2013 edition of the Great American Beer Festival, held in Denver, Colorado over the weekend. This year, New Glarus Brewing captured two medals and Milwaukee's MillerCoors earned three awards that included two for its Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company brands. >More
 Beer Here: Hop Rise Session Ale from Central Waters Brewing

I'm really enjoying the trend of lighter hoppy beers. Brewers are showing that hop-forward beers can be flavorful without high alcohol levels. >More
 Beer Here: #2 Strong Ale from One Barrel Brewing

One Barrel Brewing in Madison has offered a Belgian strong ale as one of its standards since opening in 2012. Owner and brewmaster Peter Gentry tries to keep #2 Strong Ale on tap as much as possible. It's a good example of the varied flavors that can be found in a robust Belgian beer. >More
 Beer Here: Oaktober Ale from Karben4 Brewing

Fans of the Oktoberfest style love its smooth, caramel, malty tones. These lagers have been appearing on local shelves for nearly two months now, but Karben4 has just released its version -- Oaktober Ale -- with a unique twist on tradition. Brewmaster Ryan Koga makes his as an ale and ferments it with oak chips. The result is a wonderfully complex brew, full of woody, leafy, and bready maltiness. >More
 Stoughton may be the next small town beer destination with Viking Brewpub

Plans are in the works for a brewpub to open in Stoughton. Over the past six months, retired Air Force pilot Vik Malling has been focused on developing a business plan and getting the necessary city approvals. >More
 Kirby Nelson is back as Wisconsin Brewing Company starts making beer

"It's my turn now," says Kirby Nelson, looking out of windows of his new brewhouse. Nelson's reflections come after taking a year off from brewing while his new, from-the-ground-up brewery took shape. His turn truly began as he fired up the brew kettle on Friday afternoon. Wisconsin Brewing Company, located at 1079 American Way on the southern edge of Verona, has been under construction for nearly a year. >More
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