Indeed Brewing to open second brewery and taproom in Milwaukee

Indeed Brewing is expanding its operations in Wisconsin by building a second brewery and taproom in Milwaukee. The new 10-barrel brewery will be located at 530 South Second Street in the Walker’s Point neighborhood, which co-owner Tom Whisenand says reminds him distinctly of their home hood of Northeast Minneapolis. Whisenand says that, while the project … [ Read more]

25 Years in Beer: A Q&A with New Glarus Brewing Company President Deb Carey

W hen Deb Carey told her husband Dan that she wanted to start a brewery and wanted to hire him as the brewer, he brushed off the idea as little more than a pipe dream. While Dan, a Diploma Master Brewer who was working as a brewing supervisor for Anheuser-Busch in Colorado, liked the idea … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): Copper Crow Distillery in Bayfield, Wisc.

Lake Superior’s South Shore is one of the world’s most legitimately spellbinding places. Add the character of a mighty, ever-changing body of fresh water to a series of tightly knit, remarkably welcoming little communities, and you’ve got a spot that invites visitors to return again and again. For Copper Crow Distillery owners Curt and Linda … [ Read more]

First Course: Revolution!

A ‘Guerrilla Harvest Dinner’ heralded the birth of the Ashland and Bayfield chapter of the Wisconsin Farmers Union I. An Improvised Feast The spreadsheet for the harvest dinner stretched 49 lines deep. Each line was an offering from an individual that reflected a different aspect of the harvest: “Two pecks of apples and some onions.” … [ Read more]

New book on Duluth and Superior’s brewing history sets the record straight

There are lots of stories that people want to believe about history,” says Tony Dierckins, publisher at Zenith City Press in Duluth, Minnesota. “Like the People’s Brewery ‘creation myth,’ for example. It was supposedly started as this socialist movement of tied house saloon-keepers that revolted against the corporate breweries, and all this other stuff, but it turns out that … [ Read more]

Thirsty Pagan Brewing moving to Superior’s Soo Line Railway Station

Superior, Wisconsin’s Thirsty Pagan Brewing has announced plans to move from its current space at 1623 Broadway Street to the Historic Soo Line Railway Station, a 110-year-old building also in Superior that has hosted a wide array of businesses since its construction in 1908. To date, the Soo Line Railway Station, located one block from … [ Read more]

Now Open (Or Damn Close): 608 Brewing Company in La Crosse, Wisconsin

Phil Humphrey doesn’t mince words when he talks about his favorite beer styles and what he wants to brew at 608 Brewing Co. “We’re focusing more on the newer, trendier beer styles—you could say the New England IPA for sure,” Phil says of the soon-to-open La Crosse, Wisconsin, brewery. About four years ago, Phil really … [ Read more]

Taste of the Twin Ports: A six-stop restaurant blitz through Duluth and Superior

Here’s our Twin Ports tour by the numbers: six restaurants, 14 hours, a five-year-old, and a baby riding shotgun. We had a blast checking in on the insanely active dining scene in Duluth and Superior, although we caution readers that this schedule and/or this choice of traveling companions may create a noticeable strain on your … [ Read more]

Superior Sounds: Great summer concerts along the shores of the greatest Great Lake

Summer in the Upper Midwest—so much to do, so little time! Like any other Minnesotan, I enjoy hopping a plane to somewhere warmer for a week or so in the winter, but summer is the perfect time to enjoy local offerings out on the open road. Some vacation for leisure; others for adventure. I always … [ Read more]

UW–Madison Arboretum brews up partnership to turn unlikely fruits into local beer

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is partnering up with nearby brewery Funk Factory Geuzeria to take advantage of an unexpected, often overlooked fruit—the Osage orange. The pale green, lumpy, softball-sized fruit found scattered across the grounds of the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens appealed to brewery owner Levi Funk, who noticed their citrusy scent on a stroll … [ Read more]

RJ’s Meats in Hudson installing a meat vending machine

In the most uber-Wisconsin development of the day, RJ’s Meats, the terrific butchery in Hudson, took delivery of a Regiomat meat vending machine from Germany. The refrigerated unit will be stocked with an unspecified selection of meats in the near future. The company claims, via Facebook, that the machine is the first of its kind in … [ Read more]

Old school brewing at Old World Wisconsin

Milwaukee may be steeped in brewing history, but travel about an hour west of the Brew City and you’ll find a farmstead where old brewing traditions are truly alive. Old World Wisconsin, a historic site and museum administered by the Wisconsin Historical Society, has teamed up with the Museum of Beer & Brewing in Milwaukee … [ Read more]

Come on inn: The Oxbow Hotel and The Lakely open Thursday

Indie folk band, Bon Iver, has won Grammy Awards, collaborated with Kanye West, thrown multi-day music festivals, and just released their third studio album, “22, A Million,” on September 30. And in just a few short days, the founder and frontman behind the group, Justin Vernon, will be able to say that he helped open a … [ Read more]

Dry, no more: Ephraim, Wisconsin, passes referendum to allow beer and wine sales

The last dry town in Wisconsin is dry no more. Voters in the Village of Ephraim, a small town in Wisconsin’s Door County peninsula, voted to end the 163-year ban on beer and wine sales. According to a report in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, residents of Ephraim, which has been dry since 1853 because of … [ Read more]

There’s Something About Brandy

For all the excitement about local small-batch spirits, why is brandy lagging behind? Somewhere in Wisconsin at this very moment, a cherry and an orange slice are being muddled in a glass. They’re being pulverized with a sugar cube and a dash of bitters. A few ice cubes get added, then a slug of rail brandy … [ Read more]

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