Beer + Brewing – April 2021

BEERcations Across Our Nation by Steve Lonsway Many 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...

Beer – March 2021

Keep It Local! by Steve Lonsway From 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...

Beer & Brewing – Jan/Feb 2021

Beer has Gone to the Dogs by Steve Lonsway One 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...

Beer + Brewing – December 2020

Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice by Steve Lonsway In 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...
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...