Saturday, December 16, 2017

Browsing the "wisconsin" Category

race in beer

the role of race in craft beer

At this year’s Beer Bloggers Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a panel of three white people was asked a series of questions by a white moderator. The articulate, educated panel included Anne Sprecher of Sprecher Brewing Company, Lakefront Brewery’s Russ Klitch, plus [...]

August 21, 2017 news and annoucements, soapbox sunday, wisconsin
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post-game at thirsty pagan

Well, it is true. The Bitches Brew Crew closed down the Gitchee Gumee Brewfest. In fact, I got yelled at by a security officer, which doesn’t often happen. That’s the sure sign of a good time, people! During the festival, [...]

April 14, 2014 food and restaurants, greater minnesota, wisconsin
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in the land of apples

With the giant growth in the beer industry over the last few years, and even the recent increase in local liquor production, I can’t help but wonder why cider hasn’t seen a major boom, as well. This is especially appalling [...]

October 28, 2013 greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, the twin cities, wisconsin
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the pumpkin empire and the imperial debate

Okay, it isn’t quite Halloween. But we are getting to the end of pumpkin beer season and it’s time I thought more about imperial pumpkin beers. I get a lot of questions along these lines: “what makes a beer imperial?” [...]

October 22, 2013 greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, tasting and critique, the twin cities, wisconsin
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exploring hinterland

I’ve loved Hinterland beer for most of the last calendar year. Unfortunately, that affection started just after my whirlwind brewery tour of the state of Wisconsin, so I am sorry to say I have never been there. Hinterland’s Luna Coffee [...]

September 10, 2013 beer stores, greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, tasting and critique, wisconsin
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stone tap, hudson

On Sunday I traveled to Wisconsin to meet up with some other ladies of Bitches Brew Crew to visit a new restaurant, taste beers that aren’t available in Minnesota, and to fill up some growlers. I joined up with the group [...]

August 6, 2013 food and restaurants, greater minnesota, news and annoucements, wisconsin
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a wisconsin pilgrimage [soapbox sunday]

On Sunday I traveled to Wisconsin to meet up with some other ladies of Bitches Brew Crew to visit a new restaurant, taste beers that aren’t available in Minnesota, and to fill up some growlers. For my non-Minnesota readers, beer, [...]

August 5, 2013 beer stores, greater minnesota, news and annoucements, soapbox sunday, wisconsin
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mission amber: Stevens Point and Full Sail

This weekend while at a friend’s housewarming, I discovered the Stevens Point Brewery Summer Sampler Pack. Two of my favorite Point beers were inside: the 2012 Black Ale and the Pale Ale. A third beer, one I would have previously [...]

July 22, 2013 greater minnesota, history and traditional styles, tasting and critique, wisconsin
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James Page Voyager

Since before I could drink – legally – and even before I was really interested in alcohol, I’ve wanted a James Page neon sign. Even though my name has an “i” in the middle, I still think it would be [...]

July 10, 2013 greater minnesota, the twin cities, wisconsin
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New Glarus in Stoughton, WI

The second beer that was offered to me on my chaperoning adventure was in beautiful Stoughton, Wisconsin, near Madison. It was our last night of the trip and the couple that hosted us had an incredible patio and deck in [...]

June 27, 2013 history and traditional styles, wisconsin