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Beer Here: Dubbel Czech from Badger State Brewing and MobCraft Beer

With the Green Bay Packers in the playoffs, it's time to think about a beer to enjoy while watching them play. As a show of statewide support for the team, MobCraft Beer and Badger State Brewing have teamed-up to make a beer they call Dubbel Czech. It weds the basic qualities of a Belgian dubbel with the spicy-hoppiness of a Czech pilsner. If you're an Aaron Rodgers fan, this brew is a good choice for toasting touchdowns! >More
 Hop Haus Brewing hopes to bring a German tavern vibe to Verona

Verona is emerging as a craft beer destination within Dane County. Hop Haus Brewing is poised to become the community's third brewery, joining Gray's Tied House and the relatively new Wisconsin Brewing Company. >More
 Fifteen beers for 2015 from Madison and Wisconsin breweries

The upcoming year will be another great one for craft beer enthusiasts. As breweries open and expand, trends in sours and barrel-aging take root, and new ideas emerge, 2015 will have plenty in store for those who enjoy beers made in the Madison area and elsewhere around the state. >More
 A look ahead to Wisconsin craft beer in 2015: Breweries around the state

The craft beer scene continues to explode in the Madison area, but its growth across the state is just as breathtaking. Brewery expansions, broader distribution footprints, growth in sours and barrel-aging programs, and collaborative brewing projects all promise to make for a great 2015 in Wisconsin beer. >More
 A look ahead to Wisconsin craft beer in 2015: Breweries around Madison

Wisconsin craft breweries are gearing up for another great year in 2015, extending a period of unprecedented growth in the industry. This boom is evident around the entire state, but is particularly concentrated in Madison and the surrounding region, home to four of Wisconsin's seven largest craft operations and a bumper crop of start-ups. >More
 A six-pack, of sorts: My absolute favorite Wisconsin beers of 2014

This year we've seen brewery openings and expansions, new faces behind the brew kettles and top-notch Wisconsin-made beers. Not all are available in bottles, but if they were, it would make for a memorable six-pack. >More
 The best Wisconsin beers and breweries of 2014

Growth continues to seem boundless for craft beer in Wisconsin. Once again, the last 12 months have offered brewery openings and expansions, new faces behind the brew kettles, and plenty of memorable beers. These developments are evident around the state, while the region surrounding Madison continues to build a reputation as a brewing destination. >More
 Craft beer names and labels can be sexist in Wisconsin too

From busty dirndl-clad blonde maidens to the Miller High Life Girl in the Moon, women's bodies have been used to sell beer to men since the dawn of advertising. Unfortunately, the rise of craft beer has hardly proven to be an exception to this long-standing practice. >More
 Beer Here: Bilbo Baggins Black IPA from One Barrel Brewing

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again by J.R.R. Tolkien has undoubtedly captured the imaginations of many readers, particularly as they grow older after spending hours with the classic novel and its companion volumes. It was a childhood favorite for One Barrel Brewing owner Peter Gentry and brewer Dan Sherman, and is the inspiration for one of their most popular beers, Bilbo Baggins Black IPA. >More
 Beer Here: psycHOPath Intense Pale Ale from Wisconsin Brewing Company

Initially intended as a limited-release fall seasonal, psycHOPath is becoming a beer that's putting the Verona brewery on the map. "It's been our strongest beer out of the shot yet, we sold all of the first batch even before we had it packaged," says brewmaster Kirby Nelson. >More
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