Beer + Brewing – June 2021

Brews for Summer by Steve Lonsway Often 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...

Beer + Brewing – May 2021

Bicycles & Beer by Steve Lonsway Though 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...

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...