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

Measuring a summer’s day

Potosi Brewing Co. is making one of its most sought-after brews, an updated version of its Tangerine IPA, more portable by introducing it in cans — the first foray into canning for this southern Wisconsin brewery. more »

Jul 1, 2015 11:15 AM Beer

Awash in suds

There has been an explosion of brewpubs, nanobreweries and taphouses in the Madison area. Here’s a complete rundown of the latest pubs, those in progress and several proposed projects. more »

Jun 25, 2015 1:15 PM Beer


Great Dane-Hilldale brewer Nate Zukas has created an American IPA especially meant to be served soft and mellow on a beer engine: It’s hand-pulled, so as it comes from the cask it is replaced with CO2 and no oxygen gets to the beer. more »

Jun 17, 2015 11:15 AM Beer

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