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Beer + Brewing – July 2021

California Brews'in by Steve LonswayOn a recent trip to the Golden State, I had the pleasure of visiting a few fine brew houses. It was not the focus of my trip so stops were infrequent but memorable. Seabright Social brewery deserved a visit when we passed through Santa Cruz. On a cool night, their heated beer garden was quite welcoming. The...

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Beer + Brewing – June 2021

Brews for Summer by Steve LonswayOften beer styles are synonymous with certain seasons because of restrictions the season creates for the brewer. Many beer styles were developed prior to refrigeration and because of that, these styles had to be brewed at particular times of the year, aged at certain times of the year, and then offered in a...

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Beer + Brewing – May 2021

Bicycles & Beer by Steve LonswayThough we don’t condone drinking and driving (even on a bike), the bicycle nation has many ties with the craft beer industry. The iconic New Belgium Brewery of Fort Collins, Colorado, was instrumental in making this a strong connection, and it only picked up steam after that.  New Belgium Brewing Company was...

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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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