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Beer + Brewing – April 2021

BEERcations Across Our Nation by Steve LonswayMany people who travel make it a point to visit a local brewery, winery, and/or a distillery along their route. This does not go unnoticed! Travel agents and tourism boards are all over this trend and continue to capitalize on their efforts by bringing additional attention to this concept. Many...

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Beer – March 2021

Keep It Local! by Steve LonswayFrom the late 1800’s to the mid 1900’s the brewery landscape in our great state was vastly different.  215 cities, villages, and towns throughout Wisconsin were home to a local brewery. Some towns as small as Mishicot, Lima, and Lomira boasted a neighborhood brew house, whereas Milwaukee was home to 74. Most...

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Beer & Brewing – Jan/Feb 2021

Beer has Gone to the Dogs by Steve LonswayOne of the most important decisions a brewery or brewpub owner has to make is the naming of their operation. It needs to fall in line with the overall feel of the location, the décor, the vibe and certainly the beer names should fall right in line as well. How is this done? People look deep within...

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Beer + Brewing – December 2020

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice by Steve LonswayIn 1516, Germany passed Reinheitsgebot, also known as the German Purity Law. This law was put in place to limit the ingredients allowed in beer to just water, malt, and hops. At that time in history, yeast had yet to be discovered. Once Louis Pasteur made that discovery in 1876, the Bavarian...

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Beer + Brewing – November 2020

Beer + Brewing – November 2020

Cask-Conditioned Real Ales by Steve Lonsway There is something about sitting in an English pub enjoying a pint of real ale. A wood fire crackles, there is quiet chatter amongst the locals as a few well-behaved dogs lie patiently at the feet of their masters who are comfortably seated at the bar. As a guest orders another pint, the barkeep grabs...

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