Found: A pleasant drinking companion

ESBs sometimes get lost in the fray over who has the loudest, most audacious brew. That’s led to the ESB being underappreciated or forgotten. However, a good one, like Parched Eagle’s Grainne’s Special Bitter, can be a memorable beer. more »

Aug 12, 2015 11:00 AM Beer

Beer and cookies

Beer is my beat. And I celebrate the release of new Oreo variants. So of course I paired the two: craft beer and specialty Oreo flavors. I don't recommend dunking, exactly, but try these combinations on for size. more »

Aug 5, 2015 11:15 AM Beer

Throwback IPA

Norwegian Wood IPA has periodically made an appearance on the Grumpy Troll’s taps over the years. This year’s version was made using the original recipe developed by a local homebrewer in fall 2005. more »

Jul 29, 2015 11:15 AM Beer

Expect big IPAs from Dead Bird Brewing

A desire for cheap beer, an old turkey fryer abandoned in a garage and a deceased sparrow inspired Madison’s latest new beer company, Dead Bird Brewing. Owners Nick Kocis and Jeremy Hach, both of Madison, plan to make their beers at House of Brews. more »

Jul 28, 2015 10:52 AM Beer

Mexican melange

MobCraft created this beer in collaboration with Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace for this year’s Madison Craft Beer Week. It debuted in early May at Tex Tubb’s, but MobCraft decided to hold back most of the batch to allow it to age longer in the mezcal barrel more »

Jul 22, 2015 11:00 AM Beer

Champagne of the North

With its bubbly effervescence and tartness, the centuries-old Berliner Weisse style is making a comeback. Interest in this seldom-brewed (in the United States, anyway) style is back, due to the overall rise in popularity of sour beers. more »

Jul 15, 2015 11:15 AM Beer

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