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Hinterland Brewery returns to the Madison beer market

Hinterland beer from Green Bay hasn't been available in Madison on a regular basis for about seven years. However, it started turning up again locally over the summer, catching the attention of committed beer enthusiasts. "Madison is a key part of the state," says owner Bill Tressler, "it is a good forum for craft beer." >More
 Beer Here: Devil's Lake Red Lager from the Great Dane Downtown

I've hit that point in the summer where I start looking for a beer that will act as a transition into the fall brews. I'm not quite ready for Oktoberfests or the fresh hop-harvested beers that are just beginning to turn up. For me, the red and amber lagers offer unequaled session beer qualities for late summer, and the Great Dane's Devil's Lake Red Lager is my current session beer of choice. >More
 New Glarus Brewing invites fans to weigh in on its 2011 beer schedule

Remember that seasonal beer New Glarus Brewing Company made a couple of years ago? You know, the one you really liked, but can't find anymore? Well, the brewery remembers it too, and is giving you a chance to help bring it back via its third annual Beer Vote. >More
 Great Taste of the Midwest 2010 brings the beer faithful back to Madison

With so many brews at the Great Taste of the Midwest, finding a favorite is difficult. However, for local beer fans, the fest can be a chance to sample the first sip of a seasonal that won't be officially out until later in the year, or even a small limited-release creation that can't easily be found on the shelves. >More
 Your guide to Great Taste of the Midwest 2010 eve pre-parties and beer tastings

If you are not one of those with a ticket to the Great Taste of the Midwest, the next best thing is the night before. Actually, the Friday evening pre-events have evolved over the years to something like a festival on their own. Perhaps, for those who don't enjoy crowds and standing in lines at the various tents, the pre-parties are even better than the actual Saturday tasting frenzy. >More
 Beer Here: Unplugged: Abt from New Glarus Brewing

One of the more anticipated beers of summer is just hitting local store shelves. This week New Glarus Brewing released its latest brew -- and it just might qualify as a religious experience for those who enjoy a malted beverage. Abt, or the Abbot, is a beer tied to the monastery beer making traditions of Belgium. >More
 Beer Here: Sweet Lou's Lemon Grass Ale from Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Co.

Brewmaster Jamie Martin says summer is the brewpub's busiest time, noting that it's difficult to stay ahead of the light beer tastes of the season. A couple of weeks ago, she released a special brew with the crisp spicy tones of lemongrass. The beer, Sweet Lou's, should last well into August for those venturing to the Dells for a late-summer break. >More
 The Corner Pub & Brewery in Reedsburg reinvents the small town Wisconsin tavern

About an hour's drive northwest of Madison, in Sauk County, lies the city of Reedsburg. At the corner of Main Street and North Webb Avenue, near the bridge over the Baraboo River, is a worthy stop: The Corner Pub & Brewery. >More
 Beer Here: Nude Beach Summer Wheat by Stevens Point Brewery

Wheat ales are among the most thirst-quenching beers of summer. The style is light, with a bubbly body and a bright golden color. They are commonly unfiltered, so they look somewhat hazy, if not cloudy, and while that actually gives them the appearance of being thick and full-bodied, they are nearly the opposite. >More
 Beer Here: Grumpy Peach from Grumpy Troll Restaurant and Brewery

You may have heard the saying "Good things come to those who wait, but not necessarily to those who hesitate." That's a good way to sum up Grumpy Peach, the latest summer seasonal at the Grumpy Troll brewpub in Mount Horeb. Brewmaster Mark Duchow showed incredible patience in brewing a beer that's been fermenting for nearly a year and a half. But get it now, don't hesitate, because this special brew could be gone before mid-August. >More
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