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BRAT FEST!

There are more than a million reasons to support Brat Fest!

Since 1983, the World’s Largest Brat Fest has sold more than 4 million brats to help raise almost $2 million to benefit 100+ local charities. Brat Fest brings the community together each Memorial Day weekend—rain or shine—for 3 days of free music, fantastic food and family-friendly fun to help kick off the start of summer in the heart of downtown Madison, Wisconsin.

Brat Fest is a volunteer-run nonprofit event that provides an opportunity to be part of something larger than yourself, something that has evolved into a yearly tradition of honoring Wisconsin history and heritage, as well as showing appreciation to community leaders who help make Madison such a great place to live.

Brat Fest is much more than just a festival—it’s an opportunity to build a better community while having fun and creating cherished memories with family and friends. Your support of Brat Fest is essential in helping us help others to succeed. Come join us to celebrate the warmth of summer and the warmth of giving back to the community.
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Ken Notes: AND they have there own craft beer!!!

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Beaver Dam brewery rec­og­nized on world stage
BEAVER DAM, Wis. — Ooga Brewing Company in Beaver Dam recently won gold at the World Beer Cup. However, for them it’s not only about crafting beer but it’s also about crafting community.

Jeff Scanlan wanted to brew beer for as long as he can remember.

“I just love the whole process: the smell of the boiling molds, the hops, there is a lot of sensory enjoyment that is really nothing drinking related,” Scanlan said.

He eventually turned that passion into the Ooga Brewing Company with another brewer. Along with Sarah Ferree, he opened the brewery in Beaver Dam in June 2019.

It wasn’t long before Scanlan discovered a love for making chili beer. That’s a type of beer that is infused with chili pepper...

...Ooga Brewing Company competed against thousands of other brewers from around the world. It earned gold in the Chili Beer category....


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These Are The Most Popular Breweries In Wisconsin
One thing is for sure; Wisconsinites know how to brew good beer.

According to a list compiled by Trips To Discover, the top-rated breweries in Wisconsin are the Wisconsin Brewing Company in Verona, Badger State Brewing in Green Bay, and Tribute Brewing Company in Eagle River. All locations offer tourists a piece of state culture by providing one of a kind brews specific to each region.

Here is what Trips To Discover had to say about the most popular breweries in all of Wisconsin:
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Ken Notes: My list would be different, but interesting choices...

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The history of Milwaukee`s tied houses and beer gardens
For Lake Effect`s last installment of the Tavern Tuesdays series, Rob Novak shares the lasting legacies of Milwaukee`s beer gardens and tied houses. He is the historic brewing experience coordinator at Old World Wisconsin.

Novak starts by explaining the history of beer gardens: "We know that they started in Bavaria and the breweries there, they had these giant lagering caves. They lagered their beer over the summer. By the mid-1500s, they actually were not allowed to brew in the summer. ... So in order to make money in the summer, they decided that they would sell the beer that they have been lagering in their caves."...
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Ken Notes: 11:35 Must listen to this one...

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High-end canned cocktails are growing in popularity — and Wisconsin is making more of them
If you’ve ever wondered about canned cocktails, now is the perfect time to try them. Options are growing, from mojitos and mules to spritzers and sangria. Here in Wisconsin, of course, there are brandy old fashioneds, as well.

In fact, Wollersheim Winery and Distillery in Prairie du Sac, which this year is marking its 50th anniversary, just released brandy old fashioned in cans.  

Some people will doubt you can get top-notch quality in a can. Yet the category of spirits-based canned drinks is growing, and they’re different from malt-based hard soda or seltzer. Plus, they tote easily to picnics and parties...
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Limonata Love is Love Ale
MobCraft Beer has partnered with Courage MKE to brew Limonata Love is Love Ale, a limited-release beer in support of Pride Month. Limonata Love is Love is a refreshing limoncello-inspired Ale made with lemon, lactose, passion fruit and strawberries.

Limonata Love is Love will be released on Thursday, June 2nd at the Milwaukee taproom. This beer will be available on draft in the taproom along with several Walker’s Point neighborhood bars and restaurants. Be on the lookout for the MobCraft Pride tap handle.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of this beer will be donated to Courage MKE. Courage MKE is a collaborative movement to provide housing, resources, and services needed for displaced and homeless LGBTQ+ youth in Milwaukee to thrive. Learn more about Courage MKE here: https://www.couragemke.org


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Emerald Lounge and Tattersall: Two great new spots for a tasty nosh and creative cocktail
There are so many restaurants that have opened in the past few months in the Twin Cities, it’s hard for even a professional to keep up.

There are a few places I’ve visited recently, though, that I want to tell you about. One is perfect for the weather we’ve been having lately — an absolutely epic new patio with great food and drinks — and the other is an intimate spot good for an early evening or late-night nosh and an amazing cocktail...



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Ken Notes: We have got to schedule a few road trips...

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Tattersall`s New Canned Cocktails Debuting at Rock the Garden

Summer in a can.

Some of y`all got pretty whipped up about a Taco Bell with fast `n` easy taco delivery methods this week. I see you. But let`s take that easy livin` energy to where it really matters: canned cocktails.

Are they the best invention since a Dad came up with the phrase "it`s noon somewhere"? Perhaps.

Tattersall Distilling Co. has been working for nearly three years on their line of canned cocktails. They`ve been releasing seasonal ready-to-drink (easier to just say RTD) bottled cocktails for a while, from the Bootlegger to the Salty Dog. But the move to Wisconsin made it more affordable to use distilled alcohol instead of the more common malt product, which is taxed differently in each state....

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Raise a Glass to Old World Wisconsin—the Showcase of Settler Life Will Show Off the Old Styles of Brewing

Half a century after opening, the state’s historical society site will open a working brewhouse to teach the many ways immigrants brought the craft to their new world.

Old World Wisconsin will finally offer what generations of harried field trip chaperones craved after chasing their charges across 600 acres of historic Waukesha County farmsteads: a tall, cold one.

The Brewing Experience at Old World Wisconsin opens June 18 with the tapping of the first keg of beer. Tickets to the event, which includes bratwurst, the oom-pah-pah music of the Freistadt Alte Kameraden band, and a souvenir koozie are available at the Old World Wisconsin event page. That’s also the place to book tickets to the summer series of seasonal Brewhouse to Farmhouse beer dinners...

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Watch now: Brewing experience adds another story line to Old World Wisconsin

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Ken Notes: Prost!

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Made in Wisconsin, only for Wisconsin: What you need to know about New Glarus Brewing`s Spotted Cow beer
Spotted Cow is more than a popular beer. Name another beer that would drive a bar manager to smuggle it across state lines and risk prison to put it on tap.

In Wisconsin, Spotted Cow is just about everywhere. Seriously, you need to go out of your way to find an establishment with a liquor license that doesn`t sell Spotted Cow. For example, the brewery`s beer finder shows 400 bars and restaurants within 50 miles of Wausau. If you add in the liquor stores and other retailers, you hit 400 locations within 33 miles.

A beer this popular also garners a number of articles and Google searching. Not all the information is accurate...


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Ken Notes: Hands down, Deb Carey is a marketing guru. She gets more free press for the only In Wisconsin tag than any other brewery. Remember Coors in the 70`s, same thing... I see a 18 wheeler and a Pontiac in the New Glarus future and Deb in a broken down police car chasing them down...

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Stay cool this summer with these 36 events in July

July in Madison brings a lot of outdoor activities and festivals. Check out these events to make the most of the warm weather.

Catch fireworks with your family, listen to live music, enjoy a cold beer outside and more this July. Here’s what going on in the Madison area.


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Ken Notes: Way too many to list so Bookmark this link and get out you calendar...

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Paradise North Distillery owner follows dream, creates destination business
The Green Bay Packers might be the greatest tourist draw in the area, but Tom Feld, owner of Paradise North Distillery in Green Bay, is hoping his new business will become another talked-about destination.

Located on 101 Bay Beach Road, Feld opened in 2021 after years of planning. He came to the project with decades of business experience in everything from high-level consulting to partnerships in other businesses.

“Other than the hospitality industry, there isn’t any other type of business that I haven’t been part of, but prior to this, I had never had a startup business," Feld said. "What I learned through working with other owners is that if your No. 1 focus is to make money, it won’t end up well.”

The most important ingredient, he said, is to be passionate about the business. That’s what he was seeking when he started to pursue his dream...


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Stone’s Throw Winery Marks 25 Years with Donation
Russell and Lisa Turco, owners of Stone’s Throw Winery, are donating $25,000 to the Wisconsin Humane Society – Door County and Green Bay Campuses – in honor of the winery’s 25th year in business.

Stone’s Throw Winery has taken pride in being a supportive business in the community since 1997 and is looking forward to being able to assist the incredible hardworking staff of the WHS Door County Campus in this way...


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Ken Notes: Congrats! and Thank You...

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Door County Memorial Weekend Live Music


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Waunakee brewery wins state manufacturing award
With a $22 million expansion just about completed, Octopi Brewing has been recognized with a Wisconsin Manufacturer of the Year award. It was one of seven Wisconsin companies announced as winners during a black-tie banquet honoring the 26 finalists May 19.

Octopi was presented with a special award for Rapid Growth.

The annual Manufacturer of the Year Awards program recognizes Wisconsin companies that are dedicated to quality careers, good business practices, financial growth, innovative processes and reinvestment into local communities...
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Ope! Brewing Co. opens in West Allis: `Fulfilling a dream`
WEST ALLIS, Wis. - Ope! Brewing Co. in West Allis has been open for one week as of Friday, June 3 – and it has big plans for the future.

Those plans include adding an outdoor bar and seating and volleyball courts. But before it all came to be, it was just a few local guys` dream.

"I didn’t know if it was ‘Opy’, ‘Ope’, ‘Opay,’" customer Jamie Erchul said. "Maybe I’ve been out of the loop, but now I know it – like you dropped something, ‘Ope’, instead of ‘Oops.’"

Ken Notes: For those needing a primer on the term "Ope" check this out...


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Throwback Thursday: 50 barrels of beer dumped during GOP Jubilee in Ripon

A Beer Raid at Ripon (WIS.) — 50 Barrels Down Drain BUT THEY THINK THAT ONLY A LITTLE MATTER!

Ripon (Wisconsin) Sunday – the city of Ripon and the state of Wisconsin officially celebrated the seventy-fifth anniversary of the Republican Party here yesterday. The principal speaker was Mr. Good, the U.S. Secretary of War.

Much embarrassment and indignation was caused by the most unwelcome activities of federal prohibition officers who took advantage of the ceremonies to conduct a series of raids throughout the town, which is declared “notoriously wet.”

While troops presented arms to the governor of the state and 10,000 spectators were listening to Mr. Good’s address, the breaking of doors and smashing of beer barrels by the raiders echoed like the sound of drums over the parade grounds where the meeting was held...


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Ken Notes: Speaking of history...

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Door County Gets its First Meadery
Mixed Meadia is now open! Produced at and sharing a tasting room with Hatch Distilling Co. in Egg Harbor, they focus on local ingredients and artful blending of our Mead, Ciders, and Wines. Mead is wine made from honey.

Thought to be the world’s first fermented beverage, mead has long been a favorite in smaller circles but has been growing steadily in recognition and popularity in recent years. Mixed Meadia is proud to become Door County’s first Meadery...


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Hidden gem: Ray`s Growler Gallery
Even with bars opening in grocery stores these days, the sentence “I’m gonna go drink at the liquor store” is still a good way to score alarmed glances and disappointed head shakes. But not if you’re talking about Ray’s Growler Gallery, the venue perched behind Ray’s Wine and Spirits at 8930 W. North Ave. in Tosa.

“It’s always the funniest comment when someone is like, ‘I was invited here on a first date, and I was a little weirded out at first, but then it made sense to me,’” said Rob Zellermayer, general manager of the Growler Gallery, with a laugh....
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La Crosse Distilling Co. Partners with the Mishawaka Amphitheatre and Chipper`s Lanes Entertainment in Colorado
The Mish riverside venue and sister company Chipper`s Lanes Entertainment venues (830 North in Fort Collins, 2454 West in Greeley, and 100 Nickel in Broomfield) and Fieldnotes Organic Vodka and Gin are proud to announce a new partnership bringing these 4 music venues and craft distillery, La Crosse Distilling Co. together to support musicians. Wisconsin-based La Crosse Distilling Co. distributes their organic spirits throughout the state of Colorado including their flagship brands Fieldnotes Vodka, Fieldnotes Gin, Downtown Toodeloo Rock and Rye, Robber`s Straight Rye Whiskey and more...


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16 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: May 20-22

From elephants to aliens, this weekend is jam-packed with outstanding events.

3. Uncooped Block Party & Bottle Release

FRIDAY FROM 6-10 P.M. | GREAT LAKES DISTILLERY
Great Lakes Distillery is hosting a block party to celebrate the release of its Chicken Shack Straight Rye Whiskey.

10. Saws & Suds

SATURDAY AT NOON | BLACK HUSKY BREWING

Yes, it is risky to mix brews and chainsaws, but don’t worry, they won’t be handing you one with your drink. Chainsaw artists Bob Younger and Kai McNulty will be carving sculptures out of logs during this brewery event.

13. Brew City Birding Festival

THROUGH SATURDAY | URBAN ECOLOGY CENTER, RIVERSIDE PARK

The fest’s been running all week long, but there’s still a lot of “feathered fun” left on the docket this weekend. Friday features the Backyard Naturalist lecture, “Lost in Migration.”

15. Wine and Wag Around the Ward

SUNDAY FROM 1-4 P.M. | HISTORIC THIRD WARD

Sip curated wines while your pup plays in Catalano Square.

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21 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: May 18-22


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Dane distillery to be featured on Discover Wisconsin
Discover Wisconsin, the state’s media brand and tourism TV show, will shine the spotlight on the growth of Wisconsin born Bourbon in an upcoming episode. Wisconsin is home to a growing community that’s embracing and producing local hand-crafted spirits, several of which are made directly from grains grown right here in America’s Dairyland. Newly-thriving Wisconsin-born Bourbon is providing spirit enthusiasts a distinct flavor and bucket-list destinations across the state. The episode will air statewide on Saturday, May 28, at 10 a.m. on Bally Sports Wisconsin or on WAOW TV 9 (ABC) out of Wausau on Sunday, May 29, at 11:30 a.m...
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Four places to enjoy beers with your dogs

These beer-forward businesses will gladly welcome your fur baby into their dog-friendly spaces.

These beer-forward businesses will gladly welcome your fur baby into their dog-friendly spaces.

The Boneyard

1018 Walsh Road, 608-216-8865, madisonboneyard.com

O’so Brewing Co.’s Madhouse

1817 E. Washington Ave., 608-467-8329, osobrewing.com/the-madhouse

Capital Brewery

7734 Terrace Ave., Middleton, 608-836-7100, capitalbrewery.com

Wisconsin Brewing Co.

1079 American Way, Verona, wisconsinbrewingcompany.com

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Great Dane to open a brewery in Japan
Construction is set to start this summer, and they aim to start distributing beer throughout Japan in early 2023.

Madison-based brewery, Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., is making its way to a new country in 2023.

The brewpub, which has five locations in Wisconsin, plans to open a production brewery and tasting room in Akiu Onsen, Sendai, two hours north of Tokyo. The brewery’s tasting room will provide an opportunity to try beers alongside a food menu that will pair well with the beverages...


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Ken Notes: I volunteer to cover the opening for all Wisconsin media, should I set up a Kickstarter? CONGRATS...

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Your Town Stevens Point: Brewing success for 165 years
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - For 165 years the Stevens Point Brewery has been brewing beer and serving customers in ‘Your Town Stevens Point’. Its rich history predates the city itself but it’s the future that’s really generating a lot of buzz.

Two German immigrants, Frank Wahle and Geroge Ruder established the Stevens Point Brewery in 1857.

“The brewery was founded one year before the city of Stevens Point was founded. So if you build the brewery, the people will come and you’ll have a city,” explained Director of Marketing, Julie Birrenkott.

The brewery provided beer to the troops during the Civil War and produced near-beer products and soda during prohibition. In the 1930?s, Wisconsin was home to more than 80 breweries but they were struck hard by the Great Depression. However, the Stevens Point Brewery continued to thrive, first canning and then bottling beer...


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Where to listen to live music on patios in the Madison area

Catch a concert on a patio at a local business throughout the summer.

Nothing quite says summer like sitting outside with a cold beverage with friends or family on a patio. What creates an even better summer scene is the addition of live music.

At various restaurants, bars and venues, live music is a staple of the summer events calendar. Here are a few places where you can listen to music while enjoying the warm weather during these precious summer months...
  • The Biergarten at Olbrich Park
  • Capital Brewing Co.
  • The Cider Farm
  • Garver Feed Mill
  • Hop Haus Brewing Co.
  • Karben4 Brewery
  • Lakeside St. Coffee House
  • Mariner’s Inn
  • Mickey’s Tavern
  • High Noon Saloon
  • Robinia Courtyard
  • Red & White Wine Bar
  • The Wisco
  • Wisconsin Brewing Co.




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Ken Notes: Links to all in the article! My fav is Capital Brewing, check out the music here!

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We tried 8 new food and drink items at Summerfest

Summerfest is back! One day is officially in the books, and there are still eight more chances to enjoy loads of live entertainment, heaps of tasty treats, and all sorts of refreshments. As the 54th installment of the “World’s Largest Music Festival” launches into its first weekend (June 23-25; June 30 – July 2; July 7-9), we present our thoughts on a few new Summerfest food and drink items...

Central Standard Craft Distillery Door County Cherry Vodka Lemonade – Johnson Controls World Sound Stage ($19)


As Central Standard’s presence and availability continues to grow in the city (and beyond), the Milwaukee distillery’s latest bit of success is earning a spot beside significantly larger and more established non-local spirit brands at Summerfest cocktail stands. With a distinct flavor of Door County cherries intermingling with its craft spirit...

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Central Standard kicks off a new series of limited edition brandies

The release Tuesday of North Blackberry Brandy marks the debut of Central Standard`s Flannel series. The seasonal brandy is available in limited supply, says co-founder Evan Hughes.

Central Standard Craft Distillery is launching a new series of limited edition brandies and the first installment is here.

The release Tuesday of North Blackberry Brandy marks the debut of Central Standard`s Flannel series. The seasonal brandy is available in limited supply, says co-founder Evan Hughes.

“These new brandies featuring local ingredients and provide a taste of the Midwest,” says Hughes.  “In true Wisconsin fashion, we’re naming them the Flannel series.” ...

Fireworks on The Aviary (rooftop)

Enjoy the fireworks from the best rooftop view in Milwaukee!
  • Hosted Pour Ready Cocktails from 7pm - 11pm: Door County Cherry Mule and Door County Cherry Lemonade
  • Appetizer buffet with charcuterie, sliders, and more
  • The best place to catch the fireworks in downtown Milwaukee!
  • Limited tickets available and selling out fast!
  • 100.05 Still tickets!!!

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Ken Notes: What is the taste of the Midwest? I may have to check ou the fireworks...

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MobCraft Dee Tacko Teams up with Falling Rock Tap House for Great American Beer Fest Celebrations
MobCraft Dee Tacko has partnered with Chris Black of the former Falling Rock Tap House of Denver and Jeff Willis, formerly of Tap and Handle in Fort Collins, to host five days of parties and beer focused activities during the week of the Great American Beer Festival held October 5th-9th in Denver, CO. Each daily party will be held at 2403 Champa Street in the Curtis Park neighborhood of Denver and feature rare, limited and some all-time favorite craft beers.

MobCraft Dee Tacko will be carrying on the spirit of the iconic Falling Rock Tap House that closed in June of 2021 as the go-to spot after the Great American Beer Festival. Each day during the GABF, MobCraft Dee Taco will focus on a different craft beer theme, including:
  • Wisconsin Wednesday (October 5) : A celebration of the amazing craft beers of Wisconsin. Also, we will serve up a traditional Wisconsin fish fry and Lakefront Brewery will be bringing their world famous cheese curds.


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Taste N Glow Balloon Fest gets commemorative beer
WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) - Taste N Glow Balloon Fest has its own namesake beer from Bull Falls Brewery. Like many aspects of the event, the beer will help fund a charitable cause.

The Taste N Glow Balloon Fest contributes to a number of charities in Wisconsin, which this year includes supporting the state’s veterans.

“With the beer, for every can that’s sold on the field, a portion of the proceeds go to Camp American Legion Lake Tomahawk,” event organizer and balloon meister Steve Woller said.

Bull Falls owner and brewmaster Michael Zamzow is an avid supporter of veterans’ causes. The brewery has raised more than $100,000 for the Honor Flights...

THE BALLOONS WILL BE BACK IN 2022!

Wausau WI
SAVE THE DATES: JULY 8th, 9th & 10th!




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Ope, there`s a new brewery in West Allis called Ope! Brewing Co.

The new brewery, located at 6751 W. National Ave., will open on Friday, which is just in time for Memorial Day weekend.

Milwaukee Tonight focuses on the people, places, and events that make the community special. From artists to architecture, food to festivals, neighborhoods to nightlife - this show is a nightly reminder that our city is filled with stories to be proud of. Watch weekdays at 6:30 p.m. on TMJ4...

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A Milwaukee brewing equipment manufacturer plans to construct a $9 million, 73,000-square-foot facility on the city`s north side.

Spike Brewing plans to develop the manufacturing plant on a city-owned vacant lot, at 4132 N. Holton St...

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Local farm hosts vineyard tours
A local farm in Cambridge will be holding vineyard tours and a wine-making demonstration this weekend, to show off its budding grape-growing operation.

Thomas Vines is located at 103 Oakland Road in Cambridge across from CamRock County Park, and is owned by Cambridge resident Craig Carpenter...
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Summer drink recipes from Dancing Goat Distillery
(WFRV) – The tale of death’s door is well known in Wisconsin.

That passageway of water between the tip of the peninsula and Washington Island and now the name of a new style of gin – distilled right here in Wisconsin.

Fred from Dancing Goat Distillery visited Local 5 Live with more on Dancing Goat and some recipes you can try at home...


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Grains to Glass: How a Farm Helps a Grantsburg Brewery Thrive

GRANTSBURG, Wis. – What role can a dairy farm play to help a small town brewery thrive?  Once can figure that out in Grantsburg, Wisconsin.  The largest village in Burnett County has been the home to Brickfield Brewery since 2018.

“Our welcoming staff will serve you up a pint, a 10-ounce, a flight of four,” says owner Nicki Peterson.  “We also have pizza, we have live music on the weekends, food trucks, and more.”...


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18 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: May 31-June 5

The fourth year of Lager & Friends is happening at Old Heidelberg Park (700 W. Lexington Blvd.) on Saturday. The festival, presented by Gathering Place Brewing, is focused solely on lagers (of course), and is a great chance to explore just how nuanced the large family of beer styles can be....

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Business in brief: Wisconsin Brewing Company event raised $31,000 for Ukraine
A five-hour event on Sunday, April 24 featuring five Ukrainian beer recipes was a huge success, Wisconsin Brewing Company bar and events manager Sara Eustice told the Press.

Because there were five other breweries involved, it took a couple weeks to figure out how much money was raised, but Eustice has now confirmed that $31,000 was raised, which has gone to Pravda Brewery, located in the city of Lviv, Ukraine...

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CHamoru-owned brewery teaches Midwesterners about Guam

Nestled in the tourist destination of Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, lies a CHamoru-owned nano brewery that is frequently visited by Pacific Islanders from the Midwest.

Latte Stone Brewing Co. is about an hour and 45-minute drive from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a three-hour drive from Chicago, yet the brewery is constantly filled with CHamorus from neighboring states due to its Guam-influenced beers and cuisines...

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Poynette`s Rock N Wool Winery to host inaugural Ferraro Fest
Rock N Wool Winery will serve as the host of the inaugural Ferraro Fest, put on by the Jo Ferraro Real Estate Team of eXp Realty. The event is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 18.

Activities include a disc golf tournament, live music, rock-climbing wall, bounce house, food, treats, wine and more...
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Events This Weekend! and next...

WiscCrantNews is developing a list of event calendars from across the state that feature Breweries Wineries of Distilleries and their related events. We will make this a permanent part of WisCraftNews so you can always find what going on in real time...


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Ken Notes: By the way we recommend adding your event to eventbrite...

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Madison bucket list: 15 things you have to do in Wisconsin`s state capital
Ah, Madison. Home to the state Capitol and its flagship university. Squeezed onto an isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona, with three other lakes in the area. Bike lanes and outdoor activities galore, with restaurants and bars to match.

All of those qualities make Wisconsin’s second most populous city a popular destination for visitors, especially future, current and past college students. ...
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Ken Notes: The terrace to Terrace is the best walk in Wisconsin and State Street is back! Invite a friend, check out Garth`s and all the other pubs, great food and much fun...

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Lowlands Group: Renews support for 2022 Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – June 9, 2022– Lowlands Group, a longtime supporter of cycling in Wisconsin, announced its renewed support for the upcoming Kwik Trip Tour of America’s Dairyland (ToAD) as a series sponsor and title sponsor for three of the most popular races. The series includes the Centraal Bay View Classic in Milwaukee, the historic Café Hollander Otto Wenz Downer Classic presented by Stiegl and the Café Hollander Tosa Village Classic presented by Buckatabon. The U.S.’s largest multi-day bike racing series runs June 16–26. Lowlands Group has supported the series since its inception in 2009...

...Lowlands Group, and Central Standard Craft Distillery will be upping the stakes by challenging racers to compete in the Lowlands Lion Prime series-wide Sprint Competition. (Prime is pronounced “Preem.”)...

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Shooting the (Lake) Breeze - Beers to you: Early years of beer can collecting craze ran through Lake Geneva, Walworth County
Like many American Gen-X tweens and teens of the 1970s and early 1980s, I was among those caught up in the fad hobby of beer can collecting, my childhood bedroom resembling a corner tavern with its décor of steel and aluminum beer cans in all their colorful, lithographed glory...

...I took a retro-nostalgic road trip back to the 1970s recently when I ventured north to Delafield Brewhaus in Waukesha County for the golden anniversary spring beer and brewery advertising show of the 100-member Badger Bunch, founded in 1972 as the pioneering charter club of the fledgling Beer Can Collectors of America (BCCA), today’s Brewery Collectibles Club of America...


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`Powered by the sun`: Eco-minded Tattersall Distilling repurposes former Shopko in River Falls
When Jon Kreidler and Dan Oskey launched Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis, their focus was craft cocktails. They’ve built their business on flavor-forward spirits and the cocktails people crave. Yet as the business grew they bumped into limits within Minnesota’s liquor laws.

That prompted them to look just over the border into Wisconsin, where they’ve transformed a former Shopko building into a 75,000-square-foot facility in River Falls. Opened in December 2021, the River Falls destination distillery features solar power, ballroom space for up to 400, a private barrel room, outdoor amphitheater, tasting area and retail space, plus a full-service restaurant and bar with seating for 120 inside and 200 outdoors...
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Wisconsin Technology Council: ‘Launch’ panels focus on startups June 2 at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference
MILWAUKEE, Wis. – Finding the resources you need, taking the right legal steps and simply being aware of leading tech-related sectors will be part of the “Launch” panel discussion track at the June 2 Wisconsin Entrepreneurs’ Conference.

The 20th annual conference, to be held at the Italian Community Center on June 1-2, returns in-person to the Cream City to celebrate the region’s rise as a startup and scale-up hub. Registration is open at witrepsconference.com...
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Ken Notes: If you are starting out this conference is a must.

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Tattersall launches summer concert series
Published on Tattersall Distilling’s new River Falls destination distillery will host its first summer concert series, "Live at Tattersall," beginning in June. Concerts will be held once a month at Tattersall’s amphitheater in partnership with Sue McLean & Associates. From rock to folk and bluegrass, all featured bands are Midwest favorites. Guests are invited to enjoy live music with Tattersall’s craft cocktails in hand...

The line-up

  •     Friday, June 10: Kiss The Tiger
  •     Friday, July 15: Lissie
  •     Thursday, Aug. 11: Dave Simonett & Dave Carroll of Trampled by Turtles
  •     Saturday, Sept. 10: The Cactus Blossoms

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One Tank Getaway: Art, eats & more in Green Bay, Wisconsin
If Green Bay Packers is your first thought when someone says "Green Bay", you’re not alone. Nor is that a misguided thought. After all, ever since Earl “Curly” Lambeau and George Whitney Calhoun founded the Packer organization in 1919, the team has been an integral part of the city. ...

...So yes, Green Bay is all about football. But this blue-collar town – with its history of iron smelting, lumber milling, and paper product production – is also a perfectly satisfying spot for a weekend getaway that has as much – or as little – to do with football as you like...

Paradise North Distillery
101 Bay Beach Rd., Green Bay, (920) 328-9949
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While we didn’t spend too much time exploring Green Bay’s myriad breweries, we did make it a point to stop at Paradise North, a distillery which has the honor of being the oldest, newest and only true distillery in Green Bay. It’s also among the newest venues in the area, having opened in May of 2021...


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A growing Wisconsin brewery faces high demand, tight supply
The pandemic and international conflict have wreaked havoc with supply chains around the world – Octopi Brewing is adjusting to these increasingly uncertain business conditions, trying to keep raw materials flowing and machinery running as interest in its canned beverages grows.

Wisconsin manufacturers are continuing to be challenged by supply chain dysfunctions amid a sustained rise in materials and labor costs — a pattern that began with the COVID-19 pandemic and has continued into 2022...

Showaki opened Octopi in 2014 expecting some of the typical challenges that come with starting a business. He never imagined the dizzying disruptions that accompany a long, deadly pandemic.

The trouble began in March 2020, when the spread of COVID-19 prompted public health restrictions and consumer actions that ground public life and various sectors of the economy to a halt.

"When it hit in March, all of a sudden, over 48 hours, about 60% of our orders got canceled," Showaki said..



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Ope Brewing Co. opens in West Allis, Gathering Place celebrates lagers: Beer Biz MKE
 

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First look: Old World Wisconsin brewhouse opens June 18
After a lot of hard work, and some test batches of beer, the first phase of the new $5.5 million Brewing Experience at Old World Wisconsin in Eagle is about to open.

The newly constructed 1,760-square-foot brewhouse building is up and running and will host its grand opening on Saturday, June 18, at 11 a.m...
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Central Standard Distillery Partners with Hinterland to Create a Limited-Run Brandy

Central Standard Craft Distillery Cofounders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan are unveiling the next release in the distillery’s Brewmasters Series: a collaboration with Hinterland Brewing, the award-winning Green Bay brewing company known for producing beers true to their Wisconsin roots.

“For this brewmasters-series release, we wanted to make it an all-Wisconsin collaboration,” Hughes said. “And no better brewery to partner with than Hinterland, which is literally a stone’s throw from Lambeau and renown throughout the Midwest. Additionally, both of our brands celebrate the outdoors lifestyle of the Midwest and showcase the best of local Wisconsin ingredients.”...


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A Tour for the Senses: A guide to the Door County Wine Festival

Whether made from traditional grapes, Door County cherries or numerous other fruits, the wines produced locally are growing in number every season. Wisconsin winters may scare off some growers, but the wineries located along the Door County Wine Trail have found a home – and a following – here. Each stop has its own personality, from the ambiance to the varietals, ensuring that every sip is a memorable, delicious experience. 

If you’re headed to the Door County Wine Fest on June 25, you’ll have a chance to sample products from most of the wineries along the wine trail (Stone’s Throw and Anchored Roots wineries will not be at the festival this year). Get to know the featured wineries, then follow the wine trail to check them out in person...

  • von Stiehl Winery
  • Door 44 Winery
  • Red Oak Winery
  • Door Peninsula Winery
  • Simon Creek Vineyard & Winery
  • Harbor Ridge Winery


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Tattersall Distilling Launches Four Spirit-Based Canned Cocktails
Tattersall Distilling announced he launch of its first canned cocktail line. Made from its award-winning distilled spirits, the cocktails include Key Lime Gin + Tonic, Blueberry Basil Collins, Easy Street and Watermelon Bootlegger. Distributed in Minnesota and Wisconsin to start, Tattersall’s canned cocktails are now available at select liquor stores and Tattersall’s River Falls distillery in 4-packs of each can.

“Our lineup of canned cocktails has been over two years in the making, as we’ve worked to bring something to life that truly highlights our craft spirits,” says Jon Kreidler, founder and chief officer of Tattersall Distilling. “Spirit-based canned cocktails are surprisingly rare in the ready-to-drink space, and we’re proud to have ours stand out from the crowd. We couldn’t think of a better way to celebrate summer than sharing this release.”...

Canned cocktails include:

  • Key Lime Gin + Tonic: gin, key lime, house-made tonic
  • Blueberry Basil Collins: vodka, blueberries, basil, lemon
  • Easy Street: whiskey, peach tea, mint, lemon
  • Watermelon Bootlegger: vodka, citrus, watermelon, mint

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Ken Notes: Tattersall has a great Pr department, they get more press than anyone else. If you need help give me a call....

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Inventors Brewpub announces groundbreaking on new facility
Port Washington’s Inventors Brewpub will break ground on its new brewery and taproom at 305 E. Washington St. on Thursday July 14, 2022 at 4 p.m.

The brewery, which currently occupies the former bottle washing house of Lakeside Brewery, founded in 1847, announced the new construction in December...


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Tattersall Distilling Offers Proof of Concept for Locally Produced, Circular Spirits at Scale

The microdistiller not only sources grains, fruit and materials from local suppliers — it repurposes as many byproducts of the distilling process as possible, in what’s likely one of the most scalable examples of circularity so far in the spirits business.

While the Upper Midwestern US might not be the first region that comes to mind for sustainable distilling, the work Tattersall Distilling is doing should put it near the top of the list....

...Tattersall operates two locations: a healthy bar & distillery in central Minneapolis; and a brand new, 75,000 sq. ft. flagship facility in River Falls, WI, about 45 minutes east of the Twin Cities. The River Falls facility — which boasts the largest rooftop solar array of any craft distiller in the US — offers the opportunity for the company to scale up production (which currently sits around 300K-500K bottles, according to Kreidler) and continue leveraging the company’s deep connections with grain providers in both states.


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How this Racine County winery gets back to the roots of Norwegian settlers who came here 183 years ago

TOWN OF NORWAY — Anyone who enjoys wine knows that there are plenty of places in Racine County that sell it. But there’s only one place in the county that grows its own grapes, ferments its own creations, and bottles and ships nearly a hundred different wines.

That place is Spirits of Norway Vineyard, located at 22200 W. Six Mile Road, just east of Wind Lake.


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8 Best Places To Travel on a $500 Budget
These cheap trips are doable if you’re within driving distance.

Fox Cities, Wisconsin

Mickala Brown, who works with the Fox Cities Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, offered these details for a cheap getaway to the Fox Cities, which she said is a destination in the heart of Wisconsin that’s under a five-hour drive from all Midwest hubs and about three hours from Chicago. 

Free activities include:

  • Visiting the downtown farm market every Saturday morning, which features fresh fruits and veggies, artisan jewelry, baked goods, street musicians, and fan favorites “corn-in-a-cup” and stuffed chicken wings from local food vendors.
  • Exploring the colorful murals, sidewalk poetry and sculpture on foot while visiting the downtown merchants.
  • Jumping on the free trolley that travels between the riverfront and downtown.
  • Hiking, running, walking or biking the numerous trails along the Appleton riverfront that offer stunning views of the Fox River....


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Brewery patio gem: Amorphic Beer`s two outdoor spaces (and Brazilian collabs!)

Amorphic Beer has not one, but two patios, each with its own vibe and style. Now is the perfect time to compare and contrast them as the Riverwest Brewery is about to launch it`s a first collab brew, an unusual IPA created with a Brazilian brewer.

When Amorphic Beer opened at 3700 N. Fratney St. in Riverwest in early December, it was still a little too cold to think about a patio, but that’s all changed now and the science-inspired craft brewery and taproom now has picnic tables, Adirondack chairs and flowers out front.

But for a completely different outdoor experience, walk through the taproom and out back to the beer alley, a long narrow space adorned with objects from the apparently vast and varied collection of the building’s owner, and offering a mix of sun and shade..


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Upscale Wisconsin Dells? This is the spa for you.
When P.J. Barbeau’s daughter visited her from New York City last summer, the St. Louis resident decided to surprise her offspring with a trip to the Wisconsin Dells.

But the pair didn’t ride roller coasters, zip around go-kart tracks or visit the slippery water parks for which the Dells are famous.

Instead, they decamped to the posh, adults-only Sundara Inn and Spa (sundaraspa.com), nestled in an 80-acre pine forest...


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Summer love - Madison beer picks for June

Earth Rider from Superior has a summer 12-pack not to miss.

To mark its fourth year in business, Giant Jones Brewing Company is releasing an extra blonde ale. “Anniversaries are a good excuse to test out ideas,” says brewery owner and brewmaster Jessica Jones....

Another brewery celebrating a birthday is 3 Sheeps Brewing Company of Sheboygan. The brewery turned 10 last month. Among the special releases brewed to mark the occasion is Double Digits...

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These Are The Top-Rated Cities To Visit In Wisconsin

The Badger State has more than just the world’s best water parks; its top cities boast charm, history, natural beauty, and so much more.

Wisconsin has more than enough exploration and experiences on offer to those who give it a chance - be it for a quick weekend getaway or an extended vacation. In fact, the Badger State is one of the most attractive American regions in terms of outdoor activities, in addition to its offerings of plentiful indoor adventures and unique attractions...


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Ken Notes: And there are distilleries. wineries, and breweries in every one!!!

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Wisconsin IPA Fest, Pride Month cocktails and more things to know in Milwaukee food and drink news this week

Wisconsin IPA Fest will have beer from 50 breweries


Tickets are on sale for the Wisconsin IPA Fest Aug. 20 at Third Space Brewing, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave., where a beer garden will showcase dozens of Wisconsin made IPAs.
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Ken Notes: Lots to plan for...

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Five beverage businesses that were inspired by dogs

Fun and relatable branding is made easy when there’s a dog in your logo and products.

Dog and Suds

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Co., which has a Great Dane dog logo that matches the company’s name, offers a wide variety of beers and pub-inspired dishes...

Picked for a Pup

The three owners behind Rusty Dog Coffee believe there’s “a home for every dog,” and this idea is a guiding principle for the family business founded in 2013...

Bailey’s Beverage

It makes sense that a dog-friendly winery would also have a dog in its name and logo. Bailey’s Run Vineyard is a family-owned winery in New Glarus...

Mix to the Rescue

Long-time friends and dog owners Wesley Strey and Scott Schoenmann founded Strey Dog Mix after bonding over Old-Fashioneds...

Distilling and Dachshunds

Lake Mills’ Dog and Shrub Distillery focuses on sourcing as many local ingredients as possible...



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Brewing in the Badger State
The tradition of beer in Wisconsin has been brewing for nearly two centuries.

In 1845, the Monroe Brewing Company was born with little save for a brew kettle that churned out a few hundred barrels each winter. By 1905, the shingle hanging outside Monroe’s bustling downtown brewery – that would successfully survive prohibition – read Blumer Brewing Company.

For the ensuing century, beer brewing kept pace with the influx of German immigrants whose deep knowledge and insatiable thirst spurred a burgeoning industry.

Today, Minhas Craft Brewery (dubbed so in 2006) remains the oldest in the state – and second-oldest in the nation. Prost! ...

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Your Guide to Milwaukee’s Bay View Neighborhood

From the shops on KK to craft drinks and food, there’s a lot of can’t-miss stops in this part of town.

A FEW MILES SOUTH of Downtown and just north of St. Francis, the lake-adjacent neighborhood of Bay View is known for its industrial roots. Craft food and drinks are in no shortage in this hipster haven, particularly along Kinnickinnic Avenue – nicknamed KK – the neighborhood’s main drag.

Whether you’re headed to Bay View for a night out or an afternoon with your family, here are a few can’t-miss spots...

5. Cache Cider

2612 S. GREELEY ST. SUITE 123
This orchard-to-glass taproom is hard to find, but Pierluissi says the payoff is worth it. Milwaukee musician and proprietor Ethan Keller serves up classic European-style ciders that lean dry and complex. “You can feel the passion when you walk in,” she says. 


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15 Reasons Why You Should Visit Wisconsin’s Driftless Area

We rounded up all the ways you can make the most of your visit to this unique, beautiful region.

SPARED THE LAST ROUND of ice age glaciers, the southwestern corner of Wisconsin is free from “drift” – the glacial debris that shaped the rest of the state’s landscape. Rather than hills and lakes, the Driftless Area is dominated by steep ridges and river valleys. Scenic roads wind through a tangle of verdant beauty, modest farms and small towns, making the Driftless a world unto itself to disappear into for a day or long weekend. There’s a lot to see and do, so here are some of the highlights to get you started....
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Spring Green, Wisconsin

Home to the world-renowned architect Frank Lloyd Wright, the quaint village comes with big charm and deep heritage bursting with historical sights and interesting attractions. Some of the must-visits include the breathtaking House on the Rock and the Cave of the Mounds, a National Natural Landmark featuring fossil digs, a gemstone mine, and interactive butterfly gardens. For arts and culture in the outdoors, one must visit the natural amphitheater at the American Players Theater for a Shakespearean play or a summer concert by local and international artists. The active will enjoy bountiful hiking, biking, horse riding, and mountain biking in the vicinity, while the Wisconsin River is perfect for a cooling dip on a hot afternoon, canoeing, kayaking, and fishing. One can stay at the Round Barn Lodge with an indoor pool, a hot tub, and a Game Room or choose to camp out and go exploring the Lower Wisconsin floodplains, home to an array of wildlife and birds. ..
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Tourists and locals enjoy Sunset Point Winery
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - Italy, France, and Napa Valley might be top of mind when you think about wine-producing regions. But now you can add Stevens Point to the list. Sunset Point Winery is adding to Wisconsin’s wine growth in production.

Six years ago a small family-owned business planted its roots in the heart of Stevens Point. Since, The Sunset Point Winery has grown and developed and added more variety...


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A dream 20 years in the making will come to life when Torzala Brewing Co. opens in Bay View
When Jeff Torzala was a kid, his dad would always bring home Miller shirts, hats, signs, cups and mirrors. He was a carpenter for the brewing company.

"I probably looked like a little brewery representative," Torzala laughed.

With brewing in his blood, Torzala dreamed of opening his own brewery for decades.

"I`ve been chasing this dream for probably 20-plus years," he said.

His dream will become a reality in June, when he and his wife, Tricia, open Torzala Brewing Co. on the second floor of the Lincoln Warehouse, 2018 S. First St., in Bay View...



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Bayland Buildings: Cocoon Brewing brings a new taste to Ledgeview community
DE PERE, WI– Cocoon Brewing celebrated breaking ground for a new 6,000 SF brewery with a taproom and kitchen on Friday, May 13, 2022, and has selected Bayland Buildings as the design/build general contractor. Cocoon Brewing is a craft brewery developed by Ledgeview resident Matt Walters and twin brother Mike Walters. Cocoon Brewing aims to be a destination for connection and experience. Nestled on four acres at 2233 Kaftan Way, the brewery is a toast to the collective moments of curiosity and adventure that shape us, featuring a carefree backyard, comfortable taproom, and distinctive “cocoon” structures for small groups seeking a singular experience.
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Wisconsin IPA Fest returns to Third Space Brewing this August

MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin IPA Fest is returning to Third Space Brewing on August 20! 


MILWAUKEE — The Wisconsin IPA Fest is returning to Third Space Brewing on August 20!

This year, the brewery will welcome 1,000 beer lovers and 50 breweries to its massive beer garden for a one-of-a-kind festival that celebrates IPAs, the most popular style of beer in the country.

Any Wisconsin brewery is welcome to attend the event and show off their best IPAs.

“We created the Wisconsin IPA Fest to showcase the awesome hoppy beers brewers are making in Wisconsin” stated Third Space Co-Founder and President, Andy Gehl...

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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview June 9-12, 2022
The weekend is officially here, and it’s beginning to feel like summer. This is a sign it’s time to get out and enjoy every second of it. Bayshore’s Sounds of Summer is back this weekend. There is an open house to check out downtown art studios. T-pain is bringing 18 musicians to The Rave for his one-day music festival. See the lakefront full of water lanterns at this Veteran’s Park festival. Outdoor movies will be happening all over the city. Black Husky Brewing, Sprecher Brewing Co. and The Tap Yard will be hosting their very own festivals...


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Waunakee Chamber event offers inside look at area`s largest brewery and production facility
Waunakee Area Chamber of Commerce members toured the production facility at Octopi Brewing last week, to learn about the history of the company and its current $72 million expansion project.

The June 2 tour offered a glimpse into the contract beverage manufacturer’s new office space, beer lab and production floor that owner Isaac Showaki hopes to have online by the end of summer. Showaki told Chamber members that the 100,000-square-foot addition to his existing building – and the 200,000-square-foot distribution and warehouse facility being built across the street – is part of a long-range business plan that dates back to 2014...
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Milwaukee projects ranging from a redeveloped distillery to artistic bus stops are among the winners of this year`s Mayor’s Design Awards.
Milwaukee projects ranging from a redeveloped distillery to artistic bus stops are among the winners of this year`s Mayor’s Design Awards.

The annual awards honor Milwaukee projects that contribute to the character of their surroundings, add value to their neighborhoods and contribute to the urban fabric...

Central Standard Craft Distillery, 320 E. Clybourn St. Central Standard renovated a long-vacant 16,200-square foot building into an updated distillery, restaurant, bar, events space and rooftop patio. Architect & Engineer: HGA...


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The Wisconsin Brewing Company Head Brewer is responsible for the supervision of brewing personnel and all processes and activities involved in brewing and blending of alcohol and non-alcohol products to meet the needs of beer for distribution and products required for co-pack operations. This critical role will combine actual hands-­-on brewing with guiding a team of skilled brewery personnel...

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Progress report: Lion`s Tail Brewing`s Tosa brewery & taproom

Neenah`s Lion`s Tail Brewing is converting the former Wisconsin Garden & Pet Supply, 8520 W. North Ave., into a brewery and taproom, which should be ready to open by September. We stopped in for an update.



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Next up in Central Standard`s Brewmaster series is a collab with Hinterland
Central Standard Craft Distillery has announced the third installment in the Brewmaster Series that it launched last fall.

The new North Brandy finished in Hinterland Brewing Grand Cru barrels was unveiled Friday and is limited to 240 cases...



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I asked my mom to review the new Leinenkugel’s “Lodge Pack”
With all due respect to Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company—the seventh oldest brewery in the country, which single-handedly carried Chippewa Falls to national consciousness—and its storied history, the western Wisconsin brewing operation has experienced a great deal of change as its commercial reach has grown. As the craft beer marketplace continues to become more crowded by the day, Leinie’s seems to have distanced itself from its long-running brands of late and, instead, shifted its focus to its fruit-forward Shandy varietals....
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Find a Taste of New England in the Driftless Area of Wisconsin
I’d wanted to visit the Driftless Area since I first heard of it about a year ago. COVID and its residual fallout limited my wife and I to road trip travel throughout most of the past two years, and that meant researching all the amazing places within driving distance of our Chicago home. We did the Upper Peninsula, dipped our toes into every Great Lake, spent weekends exploring Indianapolis, Louisville, and Nashville, and pitched a tent everywhere from Starved Rock to the Indiana Dunes...

...A trip down to La Crosse brings you to the foot of the world’s largest six pack (no, you can’t drink it). City Brewery’s towering bright tanks stand 54 feet in the air, swathed in La Crosse Lager labels to make them resemble six enormous beer cans. Fun fact: They were originally the brainchild of G. Heileman Brewery, painted with Old Style Lager branding in 1969 as a successful marketing ploy...

...Grab a pint of their proprietary Fountain City Brewing Company Fountain Brew, post up on the patio beneath the shade of a monstrous dogwood tree, and don’t sleep on the Irish Nachos...

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The 10 Best Weekend Trips You Need to Take This Year

These U.S. destinations are easy to reach from several major cities and have plenty to see, eat, and do.

Embarking on the perfectly-planned summer vacation is always a highlight of each year, but for the past two, it`s been harder than ever to get away. Even though COVID-19 travel restrictions have loosened, gas and fuel prices have skyrocketed, making a lengthy road trip or an international flight simply out of the question for many people...

10 - Eau Claire, Wisconsin

If you`re looking for a creative weekend away from Minneapolis, Milwaukee, or even more far-off Chicago, Eau Claire, located in northwestern Wisconsin.

"Located at the confluence of the Eau Claire and Chippewa Rivers, Eau Claire has hundreds of miles of bike trails, numerous bridges, countless murals, and is home to the second-largest outdoor sculpture tour in the U.S.," confirms Luke Alex of Visit Eau Claire.

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This Is The Best Place To Grab A Beer In Wisconsin
The craft beer scene in Wisconsin is alive and well. So alive and well in fact, that it can be overwhelming to choose from the hundreds of existing breweries available to patrons. This specific brewery is known far and wide for its extensive amount of brews and unique brewing style.

According to Eat This Not That, the best spot to buy a beer in Wisconsin is at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee. Lakefront Brewery gained popularity for creating a series where brewery employees brew their favorite kind of beer and serve it to customers. They also offer gluten-free brews!

Here is what Eat This Not That had to say about the best spot to buy a beer in Wisconsin:


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Wisconsin Wine & Whiskey Tour

Hit the road with us as we head to the Wisconsin Dells area for a Whiskey and Wine Tour.

Join us for a day of fun as we visit:
  • Driftless Glen Distillery
  • Balanced Rock Winery
  • Broken Bottle Winery
Price includes transportation, tastings and lunch.

Bus will depart from 1135 Calumet Ave, Hammond, IN at 8:00 am.
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SALES REPRESENTATIVE: Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin.

This position will be responsible for the following state:  Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin.

The Sales Representative position is a key resource within the Country Malt Group Sales team providing sales services to breweries, distilleries, homebrew stores, wineries, and other specialty stores and manufactures. Sales Representative will be the primary account owner for an assigned territory, and work closely with the Sales Managers & Customer Solutions Team to support sales functions within the small craft segment. SR`s are the main point of contact maintaining an exceptional level of service for our new & existing customers as we continue to grow our market share and increase profitability. This position will report to the Sales Representative Manager. Ideal Candidate would be located in Oregon...





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Our View: A new special section for readers

We’re trying something a little different this summer. As regular readers know, we have a number of special sections each year. Some of them are recurring titles, while others take advantage of the events and celebrations in the region.

The one you’ll see this week is new: Northwoods Spirits. No, it’s not a Halloween issue (though that could be a fun idea for another year). It’s focusing on the region’s breweries, wineries and distilleries.

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