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Beer Here: Sesquicentennial Brew from the Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery

This summer is a big anniversary for the Troll Capital of the World as Mount Horeb celebrates the sesquicentennial of its founding. In the midst of the summer-long community events and special weekend activities, I've found myself there more than once, so naturally, I've turned to the Grumpy Troll for a pint or two. >More
 Beer Here: Belgian Style Blonde Ale from Central Waters Brewing

One of the latest beers to appear on Madison shelves might not have been made had it not been for a slight miscalculation at Central Waters Brewery. It's no secret that the Amherst-based brewhaus has been giving more attention to the development of barrel-aged beers recently. >More
 Beer Here: Mallards Cream Ale from the Great Dane and Duck Pond

The Mallards may play in the Northwoods League, but the beer list at the Duck Pond is definitely Major League. And if we're assessing the summer beer lineup, my roster includes Mallards Cream Ale, a beer made especially for our hometown team by the Great Dane. >More
 Beer Here: Backyard Ale from Berghoff Brewery

Looking for a cold beer after working in the backyard on a hot July day? The owners of the Berghoff brand have released a new beer they're hoping is exactly what you're looking for. The name? What else for a summer brew but Backyard Ale? >More
 Beer Here: Fest from Capital Brewery

The Fourth of July is that point in the summer when celebrations, family gatherings, parties, and the impromptu backyard barbeque create a wonderful festive atmosphere. So what better beer to mark the occasion that with a beer from Capital Brewery simply and appropriately named Fest! >More
 Beer Here: Lime Brown Ale from the Whistle Stop Restaurant and Brewery

The Whistle Stop Restaurant and Brewery might seem a little out of the way just to get a beer. But for those who consider visiting breweries to be a type of scavenger hunt, this is one to put on the list. It can be found in Woodman, a community located in the Wisconsin River Valley just west of Boscobel on Highway 133, about a 90-minute drive from Madison. >More
 Beer Here: Hatha-Weizen from Ale Asylum

When Ale Asylum co-owner Otto Dilba brought home the idea of starting a brewery with his friend Dean Coffey, Otto's wife, Hathaway, must have rolled her eyes. After all, any significant other would have every right to wonder about the risks of starting such a business venture. But Otto jokes he made the deal more tempting by promising to name a beer after her. >More
 Beer Here: Hopdinger from O'so Brewing

One of the great things about small craft breweries is that a beer can actually evolve. An artist often knows when his painting just isn't right, and isn't afraid to even paint over something in a desire for perfection. Perhaps that applies to O'so Brewing owner and brewmaster Marc Buttera, who says his Hopdinger continues to be a work in progress. >More
 Beer Here: Hibiscus Saison from Vintage Brewing

Vintage Brewing has recently released several new beers for this summer season. One of these has quickly become an early favorite, a crisp, refreshing and effervescent brew named Hibiscus Saison. It's a beer with a bright fruity aroma and an eye-catching cherry blossom-pink foamy head. >More
 Beer Here: Happy Heron Pale Ale from Central Waters Brewing

There is nothing like the hoppiness of a good pale ale. When brewed right, the citrus and piney bitterness of the hops dance above the glass. Those floral aromas just bring a smile when you're in the mood for a bitter beer. Happy Heron Pale Ale is the version made by Central Waters Brewing. If herons had lips, this beer would make them grin. >More
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