Ale Asylum enters the bomber game with Hu$h Money IPA

When Madison, Wisconsin, craft brewery Ale Asylum introduced their 2016 beer calendar, they also announced they will be offering single batch, limited quantity 22-ounce bomber bottles throughout the year. Their first release comes March 21 with Hu$h Money IPA, a 7.8%ABV, bright, bitter IPA with the “aroma and juicy flavor of white grapes being shot from a … [ Read more]

Ale Asylum marking 10 years with new barrel-aging program, pilot batch series

Ale Asylum, the popular Madison, Wisconsin, brewery, is best known for its straight-forward, by-the-book, well-made beers. But all that’s about to change, reports Badger Herald. “This year will be the 10th anniversary for our company,” Hathaway Dilba, director of promotions for Ale Asylum, told the paper. “We’re excited to have some special beers coming out … [ Read more]

3 Sheeps Brewing to expand with move to new brewery

3 Sheeps Brewing announced that the Sheboygan brewery will be increasing production and distribution by moving to a new facility. The brewery will lease two buildings that total 40,000-square-feet set on a 3.4 acre lot and formerly housed a Coca-Cola distribution plant. 3 Sheeps plans to install an upgraded brewhouse in the larger of the two buildings to help meet … [ Read more]

Destination Potosi

A drive through southwestern Wisconsin takes travelers over bluffs, past farms, and into villages that have maintained much of their character from the pre-bypass era. Even Highway 61 goes right through Lancaster, Boscobel, and Fennimore. The region was at the center of the lead rush of the 1820s and 1830s. But as the ore played … [ Read more]

Milwaukee Brewing Company O-Gii

Milwaukee Brewing Company O-Gii 9.2% ABV MKE is on the forefront of experimental, unique, and delicious beer. O-Gii is an imperial wit brewed with chamomile tea, which works so well it’s surprising more brewers haven’t followed suit. O-Gii’s flavor is a deep bready base punctuated by coriander spiciness. The body is fuller than a typical … [ Read more]

Rush River Brewing Minion IPA

Rush River Brewing Minion IPA 7% ABV The aroma hooks you with an explosion of lemon citrus. The color is bronze and crystal clear. It slowly coats your tongue with a velvet silkiness that starts to bite just before the hops dry you out, leaving you wanting more. This is a very refreshing brew that … [ Read more]

Olvalde Farm and Brewery The Auroch’s Horn

Olvalde Farm and Brewery The Auroch’s Horn 10% ABV Joe Pond has been handcrafting artisan beers in the sleepy hamlet of Rollingstone since 2011. Auroch’s Horn, his flagship beer with a style that defies description, is a dandy. Mead? Tripel? Farmhouse Ale? Despite its identity crisis, it’s sensational. Brewed with honey, lightly hopped, unfiltered, and … [ Read more]

Chasing the Beer Scene in Western Wisconsin, Part Two

By Emily Weiss In the last issue of The Growler we explored Western Wisconsin, pairing beers from its well-established craft brewery scene with some of the area’s most worthwhile outdoor excursions. In this issue we’re continuing this tour of our neighbors to the east, looking to the charming smaller towns and vibrant larger cities of … [ Read more]

Join Capital Brewery For a Walk on the Malted Side

Eternal Flame is now available Middleton’s Capital Brewery announced on Monday the arrival of Eternal Flame, the second annual installment of the evolving flame series. The aptly named Eternal Flame is a boldly styled brew made from a mix of lagers, including one that was carried over from last year’s Autumnal Fire series. Brewery officials … [ Read more]