Robin Shepard

Columbus day

Lucette’s Double Dawn Belgian golden strong features the distinctive American hop, differentiating it from the touchstone of the style, Duvel. more »

Nov 24, 2015 2:30 PM Beer

Robin Shepard

A plummy wee heavy

Plumptuous Scotch ale from Next Door Brewing is a solid Scotch Ale with its significant fruity-maltiness. There’s also a secret to its hops bill. more »

Nov 18, 2015 12:31 PM Beer

Robin Shepard


Pearl Street Brewery of La Crosse has just released Linalool IPA, a new beer that’s memorable not just for its assertive taste, but for the new Wisconsin hops that help create it. more »

Nov 12, 2015 8:28 AM Beer

Beer buzz

A “found” Wisconsin hop variety, another Mr. Brews, bottles for Next Door, and more. more »

Nov 12, 2015 7:00 AM Beer

Robin Shepard

A Belgian golden strong for sipping — and saving

MobCraft’s Batch 100 is a celebratory brew and a fine example of a Belgian golden strong with dry and spicy tones in the finish. more »

Nov 4, 2015 11:00 AM Beer

Beer buzz

A benefit for bats at Capital Brewery, Octopi’s grand opening and beers to watch for. more »

Oct 29, 2015 9:00 AM Beer

Try it on nitro or in a Crowler

Oliphant’s Gobias black ale is great on nitro, at HopCat, or go home with a Crowler. more »

Oct 28, 2015 11:00 AM Beer

Robin Shepard

Where there’s smoke....

Wisconsin Brewing Company’s Depth Charge, made as a steinbier, is a worthy Scotch ale, but lacks steinbier character. more »

Oct 21, 2015 1:07 PM Beer

Robin Shepard

Hops are in the Haus

Hop Haus of Verona goes really assertive with the hops in its new Magic Dragon imperial IPA. more »

Oct 14, 2015 11:20 AM Beer

Robin Shepard

Beer buzz

Octopi Brewing of Waunakee preps for grand opening, World of Beer in Middleton opens, plus Beers to watch for. more »

Oct 8, 2015 10:00 AM Beer

A time for spirits

Lakefront’s Imperial Pumpkin has a sweet, boozy burn from aging in brandy barrels. more »

Oct 7, 2015 12:00 PM Beer

Robin Shepard

Pleasin’ from Plzeň

Lazy Monk of Eau Claire brews up a worthy Bohemian pilsner, recalling brewmaster Leos Frank’s birthplace in the Czech Republic. more »

Sep 30, 2015 2:19 PM Beer

A six-pack of memories

Robin Shepard presents a six-pack of memories from OktoBEERfest 2015. more »

Sep 28, 2015 3:46 PM Beer

Kathy Bailey

Isthmus Acquires Madison Craft Beer Week

The focus of the popular annual event will remain on the best in craft beers. more »

Sep 25, 2015 3:43 PM Beer

Robin Shepard

Pine and honey

Hollywood Nights IPA is a gluten-free star. more »

Sep 23, 2015 11:13 AM Beer


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