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BEER

Your guide to Great Taste of the Midwest 2009 eve pre-parties and beer tastings

Okay, so you are not among the 6,000 ticket holders to the Great Taste of the Midwest at Olin-Turville Park on Saturday. You can still experience some of the brews that'll be offered at the annual beer festival, though. >More
 Beer Here: Snake Hollow India Pale Ale from Potosi Brewing

The opening of the Potosi Brewing Company and National Brewing Museum in July 2008 marked a return to beer making that extends back to 1852, a heritage that includes well-known brews like Good Old Potosi, Holiday and Pure Malt Beer. Today, the new brewpub has a version of all three of those, but the one addition to that very old lineage is an IPA called Snake Hollow. >More
 Beer Here: Bully Porter from Gray Brewing Company

Bully Porter uses a bulldog on the label, a reference to the family pet belonging to Fred Gray's grandmother, Margaret Gray. Fred says the dog, known as Bully, was a slobber dog -- a mouth-watering image for his porter! >More
 Beer Here: U.S. Pale Ale from Capital Brewery

Capital Brewery and its brewmaster, Kirby Nelson, are well known among fans of German lagers, especially those who like the smooth, malty styles of Oktoberfest, doppelbocks and maibocks. Fans of the brewery also know that Nelson makes a handful of ale beers with brews like Rustic Ale and U.S. Pale Ale. Both are both clean tasting and very drinkable, but the pale ale caught my attention on a beer-buying excursion over the recent Fourth of July weekend. >More
 Beer Here: The Big O from O'so Brewing

With the hotter days of summer now upon us, the lighter wheat beers seem just right with their crisp citrus flavors and effervescence. The Big O from O'so Brewing is a light-bodied beer made with a heavy dose of wheat malt.

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 Beer Here: Mr. Natural's Organic Nut Brown Ale from the Great Dane Downtown

When was the last time you picked up a comic book with your favorite beer? Ever heard of Robert Crumb? If you're into underground comics and know who Crumb is, then the next time you're at the downtown Great Dane Pub and Brewery, look at the beer menu board for Mr. Natural's Organic Nut Brown. >More
 Beer Here: Crack'd Wheat from New Glarus Brewing

As for the beer of choice for the day, it was difficult to pick one, but on a beautiful hilltop overlooking town, a wheat beer just seemed right. And with New Glarus, there's a choice among three different weizens. With its crisp hoppy edge, it was Crack'd Wheat that I decided to take home as a memento of the occasion. >More
 Beer Here: Whole Hog Six-Hop IPA from Stevens Point Brewery

Fans of hoppy beer might want to take note that the Stevens Point Brewery is going "Whole Hog," introducing a new line of beers that includes a Six-Hop IPA. The brewery opened in 1857, which makes it one of Wisconsin's oldest beer producers, and is well known for Point Special Lager and its iconic royal-blue cans. >More
 Beer here at the Duck Pond with the Madison Mallards

What goes well with duck? Apparently beer! The Madison Mallards' attendance figures keep growing every year, and beer may be one factor in that success. >More
 Beer Here: Wild Rice from Capital Brewery

After being out of the beer lineup for a few years, our own Capital Brewery of Middleton has a proven recipe that is returning to area beer shelves this summer. Wild Rice lager took a few years off, but it's out again now, and it's well worth picking up a six-pack over the next few weeks. >More
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