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Ale Asylum owners toasting company`s imminent sale and seamless flow of beer
The owners of Madison’s Ale Asylum are toasting the company’s imminent sale, but the brewery’s co-founder, Otto Dilba, said he’s not allowed to disclose who the buyers are.

He said he expects the handoff to be seamless with no interruptions in production or in the operation of the brewpub. An auction to sell the brewery’s equipment and other assets this month has been canceled.

Dilba said a nondisclosure agreement prevents him from saying who the buyers are, but he said they’re from the area. He said they’re a group of people acting as one entity, but wouldn’t reveal if they’re already in the brewing business.

A top priority for the new owners and for him and co-founder Dean Coffey is to keep Ale Asylum employees in their same positions. “We’ve got a great staff, a lot of loyalty, amazing people,” Dilba said.

Dilba and Coffey will continue working for the company in their same positions, Coffey as president and brewmaster, and Dilba as vice president, secretary and treasurer. “Our positions and our daily focuses will remain the same,” he said.

The 16-year-old Ale Asylum, which has grown to become Madison’s largest brewery, and is a leader in the local craft beer scene, was put up for sale in August....

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Ken Notes: Yea!!!!!!

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Special Episode - Garth`s Brew Bar / Pour Another Round
Episode Summary

Cameron & Jonathan have some beers with Garth from Garth`s Brew Bar in Madison, WI.
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Garth is a beer wizard and a supporter of American Craft Breweries. After a few pints on a vacation, Garth had a breakthrough idea to open a brew bar featuring quality beer.

He is a Certified Cicerone, which means he knows a thing or two about beer! Garth loves talking beer with people, drinking beer with people, and brewing beer with friends and brewers.

Special Episode - Garth`s Brew Bar

November 4th, 2021 | 01:12:13 | E45


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Ishnala Wisconsin Dells
Kathleen, my wife, kidnaps me for my birthday each year and this year it was a cabin in the Dells. The highlight of the trip may have been a trip to Ishnala Supper Club where I was pleased to see that their signature brandy old fashioned was made with their own private label  brandy.

The drinks were fantastic and the hors d`oeuvres and french onion soup were off the chart, not to mention desert!! The three and a half hour wait for a table prevented us from an actual dinner, but the bar staff and gift shop still made the evening very special.

Our gift shop hostess, Maddie Griffis, let us know their brandy was from Central Standard Distillery out of Milwaukee...


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Ken Notes: If your bar or restaurant has the volume to justify it, consider having a local distillery brand your signature beer, wine or spirit. It is a win win for everyone!

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UFO Day Beer Fest
The Belleville Community Club (BCC) is excited to announce the 2019 UFO Day Beer Fest. In partnership with the Belleville Area Chamber of Commerce which hosts the annual UFO Day event, the BCC plans to hold the Beer Fest rain or shine on Saturday, October 26th, 2019 at Library Park in Belleville WI. Up to 20 breweries and up to 80 craft beers for tasting! Plus great local food and music.  We are pleased to invite you to join us in your love of craft beer and in raising funds that allows the BCC to donate to many worthy causes...


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7 Things to Do in Milwaukee This Weekend: Nov. 19-21

1. Holiday Lights Festival 

STARTS THURSDAY | DOWNTOWN MILWAUKEE

2. Cranksgiving MKE 2021

SATURDAY AT 1 P.M. | THE DAILY BIRD

3. Holiday Folk Fair 

FRIDAY-SUNDAY | WISCONSIN STATE FAIR PARK AND VIRTUAL

4. Watch the Bucks

FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT 7 P.M. | FISERV FORUM AND THE DEER DISTRICT

5. Elf on the Shelf

SUNDAY FROM 2-8 P.M. | THE RIVERSIDE THEATER

6. Maker’s Market and Bar Hop

SATURDAY FROM NOON-5 P.M. | WALKER’S POINT

7. Five Festive Friday Eve’s

FRIDAY FROM 5-8 P.M. | CEDAR CREEK SETTLEMENTS

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MKE Distillery Partners with Toppling Goliath to Create a Limited-Run Brandy
Something’s brewing over at Central Standard Craft Distillery. Cofounders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan are unveiling a collaboration with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., the award-winning Iowa-based brewing company renowned for their IPAs and barrel-aged stouts.

Central Standard’s Toppling Goliath Barrel-Aged Brandy is the first of multiple planned releases in the distillery’s new Brewmasters Series...

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Ken Notes: Central Standard continues to make new and creative product and has the medals to prove it worth the road trip...

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Where am I? For a free beer....
The first five people that email me the correct location of where I took this photo will receive a beer on us. Emails will be based on time stamps on the emails at:   WisCraftNews@Gmail.com.

If you would like your establishment featured in a future Where am I --- send me an email to the above address with a photo attached. You need to offer up some free beer or other swag and we will put you in a a future issue for free. We will send you the winning email addresses and you can check off the winners as they drop by. Note only one winner per email address!
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Central Waters` Milwaukee brewery is set to open with new look and new beers
When Central Waters Brewing Co. opened the doors to its new Milwaukee brewery in the old Captain Pabst Pilot House for a soft opening Tuesday, the first customer wasn’t as excited as the other beer fans who filtered in later.  

Five-month-old Maeve slept soundly in her car seat next to mom Caitlin O’Gara who was enjoying her last week of maternity leave with friend Judy Moffatt.  

“I was laughing, because I said to her, ‘Do you think a baby’s OK at a brewery?’ And then, ‘Oh yeah, we’re in Wisconsin,’” said O’Gara, who lives in Bay View. “I never made it out to the (Amherst) brewery, so I’m so happy they’re in the city. They’re a classic Wisconsin brewery.” ..


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Business Spotlight: 1 of Us Brewing Company

New Brewery and Taproom Opens in Mt. Pleasant

1 of Us Brewing Company is the new spot in town for beer lovers. Their focus is to produce session beers that have a bold craft touch. The idea behind the brewery is simple: to party all day long by serving a lighter option, for longer drinking enjoyment.

Located at 8100 Washington Avenue in Mt. Pleasant, 1 of Us features a beer garden and soon will be home to a taproom. But that’s not all, you can also find 1 of Us Brews throughout Wisconsin at various retailers. They offer beers on tap or in cans. Click here to find a drink near you....


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Ken Notes: WELCOME!!!

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Salud! New whiskey, bourbon and rye flow into Wisconsin stores
A few years ago, Andy Faris was feeling burnt out on his career (“IT, in the networking field”) and ready for a change. He attended a mergers-and-acquisitions seminar then suggested to his wife, Stacy Shunk, that they buy a distillery.

“She said, ‘Well, where is it?’ and I said it’s in Peoria,” Faris said. “And she said, ‘Over my cold, dead body am I moving to Peoria.’”

It took some convincing, but the couple did make the move from Minnesota to Illinois, where they are now the owners of JK Williams Distilling. To their surprise and pleasure, Peoria turned out to be “a lovely town, surprisingly beautiful,” Faris said. And it was “built on whiskey.” Before Prohibition, Faris said, the river city was “the whiskey capital of the world.” ...


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20 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee Halloween Week

Halloween is here, and with it a ton of beer events. It’s almost scary how many beer releases are happening.

Friday, Oct. 29


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Ken Notes: Much more at the link!

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The Two New Glarus-es: Viewing a Unicorn Brewery From Beyond Wisconsin’s Borders
This October, VinePair is celebrating our second annual American Beer Month. From beer style basics to unexpected trends (pickle beer, anyone?), to historical deep dives and new developments in package design, expect an exploration of all that’s happening in breweries and taprooms across the United States all month long.

Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing Company is, by any estimation, one of the most successful craft breweries in American history. It is one of the oldest (born in 1993) and one of the biggest (the 12th largest craft brewer in 2020 and 21st overall brewery, per the Brewers Association).

These figures are all the more astonishing when one considers the brewery’s famously ironclad commitment to sell no beer outside the boundaries of Wisconsin...


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Ken Notes: A great read, and Deb is brilliant -- she got huge press including the front page of most Chicago newspapers, including the Tribune, when she told Illinois bars they had to stop selling New Glarus product. Does she really care? I do not know, but I do know you CAN NOT buy advertising on the FRONT PAGE of the CHICAGO TRIBUNE at ANY PRICE and she got it FOR FREE!!!!

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`Hop Houses` return to Lakefront Brewery

MILWAUKEE — You can still enjoy a dining experience along Milwaukee`s Riverwalk patio even as Wisconsin temperatures drop.

Lakefront Brewery announced on Monday that they are bringing back their Hop Houses. The Hop Houses are greenhouses with flooring and heaters.

Each reservation lasts 90 minutes. During the reservation process, Lakefront Brewery said guests can order from an exclusive food and beverage menu...

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As hard seltzer sales surge, more than 30 Wisconsin breweries have jumped into the market. Here`s where you can find them.
The drink local movement has arrived on the hard seltzer scene with Wisconsin craft breweries making the low-calorie, carb-free adult beverage.

Some stick close to the White Claw model using extracts for flavoring and keeping it under 100 calories, 5% alcohol and 2 grams carbohydrates per 12-ounce serving. Others have slightly higher calorie and carb counts and hazy or vibrant colors thanks to real fruit additions.

Either way, hard seltzer drinkers who want to drink local have options. Most likely within a few minutes of home....


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Ken Notes: Great list at the link....

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Central Waters Brewing Company opens brewery inside old Milwaukee church: PHOTOS
MILWAUKEE, WI- A piece of Milwaukee’s historic past is now a distinct part of its unique brewery future.

Central Waters Brewing Company Milwaukee at 1037 W. Juneau Avenue is now open in the Pabst Brewery District.

It was formally the Captain Pabst Pilot House but with a new name and a colorful flare inside, there’s more reasons to check out the craft beer on tap.

But if you get the feeling that you’re walking into an old church when you set foot into new brewery and taproom, it’s because you are.

General Manager of Central Waters Brewing Company Milwaukee Eric Gutbrod says the building was a German Methodist church in the late 1800’s...


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Ken Notes: Bless me Father for... oh wait just give me another Honey Blonde and I`m good....

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New Glarus Brewing wants a judge to dismiss an investors lawsuit accusing CEO Deb Carey of trying to freeze them out of its profits
New Glarus Brewing Co.  is asking a judge to dismiss an investors lawsuit accusing CEO Deb Carey of trying to freeze them out of the craft brewer`s profits.

That motion to dismiss says the lawsuit, filed in August in Dane County Circuit Court by company investors Karen Eichhoff, Steven Speer and Roderick Runyan, is "devoid of any allegation of actual oppressive conduct that has harmed the plaintiffs."

Instead, the lawsuit includes "events that never happened," complaints about restrictions on the plaintiffs` shares in the company and speculation "about what may happen in the future," according to the newly filed motion...
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Ken Notes: This needs to be arbitrated away, in the courts there is standing based on the contracts but in reality there is the marketing brilliance of Deb and Co...

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How RumChata Became One of the Fastest-Growing Brands in the U.S.
At 50 years old, Tom Maas was already financially secure and had essentially retired. Then boredom set in. He could only play so many rounds of golf, only go to so many Thursday afternoon Cubs games by himself. He needed a new venture to occupy his days. Why not create his own booze brand?

After a lifetime in the liquor business, starting in the late 1970s which saw him work on the executive level for three of the biggest whiskey brands in the world — Jack Daniel’s, Canadian Club, and, toward the end, as director of bourbon worldwide for Jim Beam — he felt he knew product development pretty well...


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Ken Notes: Another great read and I think Wisconsin should look at blending our dairy products with more craft distilled product. I want to contract for a brandy old fashioned with cream instead of sweet, it is delicious... ...After two years of tweaking flavor profiles and building his own bottling facility just outside of Milwaukee — which would be run by his then-81-year-old father — this crazy concoction was ready for retail. By then, Maas’s business partner and package designer, Pete DiDonato, had already taken the liberty of trademarking the name RumChata....

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MobCraft Beer: Announces the return of Stout Fest in-person with indoor and outdoor festivities
MILWAUKEE, WISCONSIN – MobCraft Beer is hosting their Fourth Annual Stout Fest on Saturday December 11, 2021.  Festivities will kick off in the taproom, located at 505 S. 5th Street, at noon. The festival will celebrate stout and barrel aged beers and serve as a release party for MobCraft’s popular annual release, Padishah Imperial Stout. Visit our Facebook event page for more information.

This year the Walker’s Point brewery is releasing four Padishah variants.  Adam Thomas, Director of Barrel Operations, reflects on the process of brewing and aging Padishah: “At the start of fall, we will start brewing our annual stout, Padishah, for the following year.  We source barrels from our friends at Great Lakes and Central Standard, as well as the Barrel Broker who always has a good variety of oak.  I like to bring in a variety of barrels to give our blends depth as well as leave some room for more experimental spirits and flavors....

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La Crosse Distilling Co: Releases barrel-aged eggnog stout
(LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN, NOVEMBER 10, 2021) La Crosse Distilling Company is pleased to announce the launch of the third volume of their Woodpecker Barrel Series, You Serious, Clark?, an eggnog beer. Patrons will be able to purchase bottles of this limited edition stout beer beginning on Saturday, November 13, 2021 exclusively at the tasting room. This series will feature a variety of limited edition, barrel aged beers, handcrafted by head brewer, Graham Kaczmarek.

This barrel aged cream stout enjoyed fourteen months in our spent rye whiskey barrels. The mellow complexity that came from this aging process left us with the perfect canvas to create this holiday delight. With spicy overtones that conjure up laughter from the past and excitement for the future. This tasty treat is a celebration of what has been and what will be. don’t you go falling in love with it now because this is a limited release....


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12 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Nov. 9-13

Friday, Nov. 12

1840 Brewing (342 E. Ward St.) has two releases slated for this weekend...

Maplewood Brewery is bringing some treats to Ray’s Growler Gallery from 5 to 10 p.m. The headliner is Cuppaccino..

Saturday, Nov. 13

Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) has a triple beer release ...

Eagle Park Brewing is releasing DDH Good Juice, a hazy IPA made with Citra, Mosaic, Eureka and Columbus hops...

1840 Brewing’s outdoor Burngarten is returning to Homestead Hollow Park...

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In Wisconsin’s Door County, Harvested Cherries Get Bounced Into a Cordial

Between mid-July and mid-August, Wisconsin’s Door County begins its cherry harvesting season. Summer also marks the time when locals prepare their versions of a cordial known as “cherry bounce.”

Within this peninsula between Green Bay and Lake Michigan, residents head to orchards during the summertime to pick and purchase cherries to make this fruity concoction. After being combined with sugar and a spirit of their choosing — common options being brandy, vodka, bourbon, or rum — the mixture is tightly stored in a glass jar to meld until the winter holiday season.

“Cherry bounce is basically fresh cherries soaked in a liquor of your choice,” says Beth Levendusky, marketing director at Door Peninsula Winery and Door County Distillery in the county’s Sturgeon Bay. “It’s almost cultural in Wisconsin, I would say, especially in the Door County area, where we grow many cherries.”...

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New Pabst Mansion tours include happy hour with a PBR, kid-friendly tour, Father Christmas
“Downton Abbey,” a show about an aristocratic family living in a castle-like mansion in the English countryside in the early 20th century, wrapped up its series more than six years ago. But images of the family’s servants gathering in their dining room immediately come to mind as I make my way into a similar room in Milwaukee’s Pabst Mansion.  

The vibes continue in the butler’s pantry next door, where I can imagine Carson, the show’s butler, polishing silverware before it is brought into the Louis XV-style dining room next door, complete with its original gilded bronze chandelier that was outfitted for gas, electricity and kerosene....
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Ken Notes: What a great space...

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Renowned cheese carver and winery owner Landwehr dies at 45
(WLUK) -- Champion cheese carver Troy Landwehr, a frequent guest on TV programs including FOX 11`s Good Day Wisconsin, has died.

The Little Chute native was in demand for his cheese carving skills locally and nationally, having done work for companies such as Disney and Cheez-It.

According to his obituary, Landwehr died over the weekend after a brief battle with an infection. He was 45.

Landwehr also owned Kerrigan Brothers Winery in Freedom.

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Business of the Week: Mosinee Brewing Co.
This week’s featured Wausau-area business is Mosinee Brewing Co., 401 Fourth St., in downtown Mosinee. Situated on the corner of Fourth and Main Streets, the sprawling brewpub lures both residents and visitors from out of the area with its comfortable, sophisticated atmosphere and wide range of craft beer and other selections. Before Mosinee Brewing Co. opened in 2018, owner Jacquelyn Forbes Kearns painstakingly transformed the building with local materials that speak to the brewery’s central Wisconsin roots. Local contractors and suppliers made up the majority of those involved in the brewery’s metamorphosis:...

...Our business was established in November 2018. We are celebrating our third anniversary this week. I saw an opportunity for business development in a wonderful town that is strategically placed on the growth corridor between Wausau and Stevens Point. ...
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Spirits from Milwaukee distillers Central Standard, Great Lakes released for fall and the holidays

It`s not just seasonal ingredients that Milwaukee distillers are incorporating into new, limited-run spirits for fall and the holidays. Beer plays a role, too. 

Aged brandy from Central Standard

Central Standard Craft Distillery has released the first spirit in its brewmasters series, called Toppling Goliath aged brandy.

The Milwaukee distiller used barrels that Toppling Goliath Brewing of Decorah, Iowa, had used to age stout. The barrels, which originally were bourbon barrels used to age maple syrup in northern Wisconsin, are said to impart hints of espresso, chocolate and caramel in addition to maple to Central Standard`s North brandy, according to the downtown Milwaukee distiller`s announcement.

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Aluminum cans are still hard to come by for beverage companies

With more beverage companies making the switch to cans, industry leaders say limited supply likely won`t end with the pandemic

Sean Kingston is head of WilCraft Can, a mobile canning company that travels around Wisconsin and surrounding states to help craft breweries package their beer.

He said the COVID-19 pandemic created a surge in demand for aluminum beverage cans, as breweries of all sizes shifted away from kegs to packaged products that could be consumed at home.

More than a year later, the supply of cans is still limited....

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Do you have a link to your events...

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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A guide to Milwaukee-area Black Friday beer releases

Every year, Black Friday has become one of the most anticipated days on the beer calendar, with a slew of interesting - and often barrel-aged, boozy or both - brews on tap. Here`s a guide to what`s coming, plus a focus on The Explorium`s eight barrel-aged variants this year.

Every year, Black Friday has become one of the most anticipated days on the beer calendar, with a slew of interesting – and often barrel-aged, boozy or both – brews on tap.

This year, The Explorium Brewpub – with two locations, one Downtown and one in Southridge Mall – is going big. ...

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Ken Notes: This is a MUST READ! Thanks Bobby Tanzilo and On Milwaukee for this damn near perfect article. I know I`ll be shopping this Black Friday!

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Best of Wisconsin Shop
I have driven by this establishment almost daily for the past year and never dropped in. So this week I made a stop and was pleasantly surprised. With the exception
of possibly Woodman`s, they may have the largest collection of Wisconsin craft Beer, wine and cheese, that I have found. They can’t Ship liquor products, but are looking for ways to correct this. They need someone to rent a small amount of floor space to qualify for Wisconsin statutes.

They are in Oregon Wisconsin  and have an extensive shipping department and may be a great partner for the right company. Also well worth the stop if you are just driving by....


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Travel Wisconsin: Wineries and Breweries
With more than 100 wineries and over 200 breweries in Wisconsin, it’s safe to say that wherever you find yourself, there’s something delicious brewing nearby. This week we have a few recommendations for wine connoisseurs and beer lovers alike, sure to delight the senses...


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NOW: Lakefront Brewery and Great Lakes Distillery throw Harvest Block Party
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Tonight, Friday, Oct. 15 is the block party of the season! Great Lakes Distillery and Lakefront Brewery are throwing the epic event called Harvest Block Party. It will take place in front of Great Lakes Distillery.

Brendan Cleary, chief mixologist for Great Lakes Distillery talked to CBS 58 ahead of the event, and he shares everything you need to know before you head there...
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Local brewery considers "Coolest Thing Made" award a refreshing honor
Oct. 20—After three rounds of competition and a social media campaign by the city of Janesville rivaling that of many politicians, Gray Brewing Company`s sodas floated to the top of the competition for the "Coolest Thing Made in Janesville."

In its third year, the "Coolest Thing" contest held by the Janesville Economic Development department crowned on Tuesday the long-time local brewer from a field of 64 entrants. The competition wrapped up Monday at midnight, as voters chose among the five remaining contestants....
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Ken Notes: Good soda good beer good people...

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Taste Test: This Blended Whiskey Was Made to Advance Diversity in the Spirits Industry. Is It Actually Good?
American single malts have gained traction in recent years, with a majority of them made in the US coming from the craft distillery community. While production methods vary slightly the whiskey is always made from 100 percent malted barley and aged in oak barrels, both new and used. In addition to promoting their own products, some distilleries have stepped up their altruism as well, seemingly in response to current events over the past few years as much as their innate moral compass. Good Deeds Malt Whiskey is the most recent example of this movement.

Good Deeds is a collaboration between 10 craft distilleries, each of which has donated some whiskey to the blend—hence, the “malt whiskey” designation instead of “single malt.” What started out as a Facebook group called Good Guys Distillers in 2017 morphed into Good Deeds Spirits this year with a stated mission of collaborating on unique whiskey releases that will benefit different causes in the spirits industry. Or as the press release puts it, “to be a force for good.”...


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6 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Nov. 3-6

Plan a trip to Mequon to celebrate Foxtown Brewing’s birthday or hit up Stein & Dine at State Fair Park. You can’t miss with either one.

Friday, Nov. 5

1840 Brewing Company is releasing Up North West, a dry-hopped West Coast IPA...

Saturday, Nov. 6

Mequon’s Foxtown Brewing celebrates its two-year anniversary at noon..
Indulge at Stein & Dine, a great chance to try beer and food from tons of locals...


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Whiskey Review: Dancing Goat Limousin Rye

Dancing Goat Distillery is based just outside Madison, Wisconsin. Their website describes their origin story in surprisingly little detail: “The Dancing Goat was established by a collection of family and friends. We remain “True to the Goat” combining the Art and Science of Distillation from past experience with modern technology.”

Thank goodness, then, for Whiskey Fellow, who supplies a little more information: A couple years ago, Dancing Goat purchased Death’s Door Spirits and took all of their usable equipment and brought it over. Whiskey Reviewer also has more information than the Dancing Goat materials: Limosin is officially a whiskey that is produced from a rye mash. The mash bill is stated to be 100% rye and the whiskey proof varies. This is because Dancing Goat wishes to have each batch of whiskey “express itself” rather than adding water to proof consistently...

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Sunday To Mark End Of Season For Whitnall Beer Garden

The Whitnall Park Beer Garden has run all summer with craft beer and live music. The 2021 season ends Sunday.

GREENDALE, WI — Sunday will mark the final pour from the Whitnall Beer Garden before it closes for the season.

For most of 2021`s summer, the Whitnall Park Beer Garden has been offering music, happy hours and 24 beers on tap, but after Sunday if you want a beer in a public park you`re going to have to look further than Whitnall...
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OnMilwaukee Weekend Preview: October 21-24, 2021
FRIDAY

...PINTS WITH A PURPOSE 
Third Space Brewing is back with their new series this week. The brewery will collaborate with nonprofits to raise funds for them. This time around it will be benefiting Milwaukee Diaper Mission, an organization that empowers families in need by providing a reliable source of free diapers & period supplies. If you bring a pack of diapers, you will receive a free pint. You can try this new collaboration beer starting at 2 p.m. ...

SUNDAY

...YOGTOBER FEST 
Help raise money for the Milwaukee Parks Foundation by enjoying some yoga in the park. From 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., you can enjoy a class or two, a DJ, shopping local vendors, raffles and more. All the proceeds made that day will go to support our local parks. ...

...YOGA IN YOUR THIRD SPACE
Third Space Brewing will come together with local yogis Matt Reynell and Biz Casmer for a fitness session. The brewery is offering up its patio space for a 60-minute all-level class followed by a pint of beer. Be sure to register beforehand for this $17 class. It all begins at 10:30 a.m....


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Ken Notes: Yoga???

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Shipping delays, eagerness bring early start to holiday shopping

CEDARBURG, Wis. — All the buzz about shipping delays and supply shortages may be prompting people to shop early for the holidays.

Staff at Up the Creek, a gift boutique in downtown Cedarburg, said demand for holiday merchandise has been up way earlier than normal as people come in to make sure it is still in stock.

Owner Debbie Lauer said that while she has the majority of her inventory available, there are some items she cannot get in stock. While it is not a situation she wants to be in, she says customers have been very understanding...


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Ken Notes: Strongly consider using Wisconsin Made Craft Products as gifts this holiday season.

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As Bell’s sells to global beer company, a look back at its history as Kalamazoo’s signature brewery
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Ken Notes: Bell`s is a Michigan company but this is an interesting story. Wisconsin has a long tradition of mergers, consolidations, and liquidations. I hope we can learn from the past and present and maintain the Craft heritage we are working so hard to rebuild in the State.

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MKE Distillery Partners with Toppling Goliath to Create a Limited-Run Brandy
Something’s brewing over at Central Standard Craft Distillery. Cofounders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan are unveiling a collaboration with Toppling Goliath Brewing Co., the award-winning Iowa-based brewing company renowned for their IPAs and barrel-aged stouts.

Central Standard’s Toppling Goliath Barrel-Aged Brandy is the first of multiple planned releases in the distillery’s new Brewmasters Series...

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Central Standard’s New Brandy Has a Barrel-Aged Beer Twist

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CS has been very busy!!!

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9 Incredible Things To Do In Magnificent Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Milwaukee surprised me with its arts, outdoor adventures, dozens of tours, and eclectic food scene. No matter if you’re into arts or food or history or shopping, Milwaukee has it all and in a much more manageable way than its big brother, Chicago. Not knowing much about this city, I was overwhelmed and pleasantly surprised by all there is to see and do in “The Cream City,” named after the creamy yellow bricks many of the buildings are made from...

...9. Drink Das Bier!

Milwaukee is known for its breweries and no trip to the city is complete without at least one brewery stop. From the historic breweries like the Miller Brewing giant to the Pabst Brewing Company to dozens of smaller craft breweries, Milwaukee earns its nickname of “Brew City.”

One cool way to drink up the malty fun is to get a Brew City Beer Pass through Visit Milwaukee. With this free digital beer pass, you can score buy one, get one beers from many of the best breweries in the Greater Milwaukee area....
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Octoberfest Delevan

1220 South Shore Drive, Delavan, Wisconsin 53115

Saturday, October 23 @12pm-6pm


Craft Vendors, Food Trucks (Dine With Swine & Lefty’s Too), German Folk Band , Beverage Sales, Contests with Prizes, Catered German Dinner (by Tall Guy and a Grill) inside Waters Edge

The Grand Opening of Waters Edge also be during our Oktoberfest at @11:45am at on Saturday, October 23.

Schedule
11:45am – Ribbon Cutting for Waters Edge
12pm – German Folk Singer, Barb Sorenson
12:30pm – HOTT Entertainment (German Dancers)
1pm: German Folk Singer, Barb Sorenson
1:30pm: DANK MILWAUKEE Dancers
2pm: Audience Participation / Dance Lessons
2:15pm: German Folk Singer, Barb Sorenson
3pm-6pm: Steve Meisner Band


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Ken Notes: As always soooo much more on our Events Page...

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10 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: Oct. 13-17

Friday, Oct. 15

Rookery Brewing Company is taking over a few of the taps at New Barons Brewing Cooperative (2018 S. 1st St.) from 4 to 9 p.m. They’ll be selling bottles of Renard Rouge Flanders-Style Red and Viola Sororia, a rye barrel aged farmhouse ale.

1840 Brewing Company (342 E . Ward St. ) has a pair of beer releases. Presale starts at 9 a.m. for Creepfunk Haze DIPA and Damsel Gose, a kettle sour wheat ale made with sea salt, pink peppercorns, pink guava, pineapple and hibiscus.

Saturday, Oct. 16

It’s Limb Shaker Day at Gathering Place Brewing (811 E. Vienna Ave.) from 2 to 8 p.m. The block party includes music, food and the release of Limb Shaker, a Belgian-style tripel made with Door County cherries.

The Tap Yard-Waukesha (1150 W. Sunset Dr.) is hosting the first annual Waukesha Taco Festival. From noon to 8 p.m. there will be 10 food trucks serving tacos at the Tap Yard.

The Wisconsin Brewery Running Series comes to The Fermentorium (7481 WI-60 Trunk, Cedarburg) at 11 a.m. Run a 5K, and drink a free beer.

The 1840 Brewing Traveling Beer Garden Show wraps up the season at Sandy Knoll Park (2064 Wallace Lake Rd., West Bend).

The grand opening of the Milwaukee Central Waters Brewing location (1037 E. Juneau Ave.) begins at 11 a.m. Expect a special beer or two and a sizable crowd. Central Waters is a great addition to the local brewery scene.

Sunday, Oct. 17

The Museum of Beer & Brewing is hosting the Celebration of Brewers dinner at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (917 W. Juneau Ave.) from 5 to 8 p.m. During the evening, the Karl Strauss Award will be given to an individual or firm that has contributed significantly to the progress and perfection of the art of brewing.

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2021 Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival

The Brat Stop & Parkway Chateau Located at: 12304 75th St. Kenosha, WI 53142

Saturday, October 16, 2021 (12:00 PM - 5:00 PM)

 The Dairy State Cheese & Beer Festival is a fundraiser that was created to benefit Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha. This fun-filled event features a variety of Wisconsin cheeses, some of the most sought after beers from Wisconsin and beyond as well as great live music. This is a “don’t miss event” for anybody who likes beer, cheese and music!

All proceeds help support Boys & Girls Club of Kenosha...
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Broadwind Executive “Extremely Happy” Following Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin Win

An executive with Broadwind Heavy Fabrications in Manitowoc said, “We’re extremely happy and somewhat shocked to actually have won” the Coolest Thing Made in Wisconsin....

....The company official said they also partnered with Sabbatical Brewery in the city in launching the Crane 38 IPA, which he quipped “in certain circles down at the event the beer was more popular than the crane.”...

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Ken Notes: No doubt. Consider partnering with a local craft brewer to help promote your business!!!

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5 Best Craft Breweries in Milwaukee, WI

Below is a list of the top and leading Craft Breweries in Milwaukee. To help you find the best Craft Breweries located near you in Milwaukee, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Milwaukee’s Best Craft Breweries:

The top rated Craft Breweries in Milwaukee, WI are:

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Ken Notes: I can think of a few that are missing...

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One Wisconsin brewery`s pandemic business model
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  • Like many others, Wisconsin’s New Glarus Brewing Company closed at the beginning of the pandemic. We speak with founder and president Deb Carey about this month’s reopening and how the company has adapted its operations over the last year.
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Ken Notes: Like I said brilliant...

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Crosstown collaboration: Miller High Life, Lakefront Brewery team up with Juicy Life lager
Miller High Life didn’t have to look far for its latest collaborator. Just four miles down the road from The Champagne of Beers Region, in fact.

High Life and Milwaukee’s Lakefront Brewery are teaming up on a collaboration beer called The Juicy Life, a lager packed with tropical flavor imparted by experimental hops.

The limited-edition beer was made in tribute to both brewers’ hometown. “We wanted to make sure it was a lager because we’re a lager town,” says Luther Paul, Lakefront’s head brewer....
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Ken Notes: I have a love hate relationship with this story, I am very nervous that the big boys will continue to enter the market and take away from the story of Craft Beer and the local brewers that make it so special. On the other hand what a home run for Lakefront. I believe we need a Craft Marketing Board (now Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin) like we have for cheese in Wisconsin.

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Beer Baron: From Amherst to Milwaukee, Central Waters’ Cream City play has a Madison twist
The opening of Central Waters Brewing’s Milwaukee taproom and brewery earlier this month is a pretty big deal in Wisconsin beer, and there are some high-profile contributions to the project from Madison, too.

First, though: Holy smokes, this is a cool space. It’s the former home of Pabst Milwaukee, which, I should probably clarify, opened in 2017, not, you know, 1844. That was when Pabst Brewing Co. got started in Milwaukee, and the 2017 opening of a little 10-barrel brewery on the almost entirely redeveloped former Pabst campus near downtown was a nice bit of symbolism and overdue good faith that unfortunately didn’t last....
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Locally made, locally sold
With all the reports of supply chain issues causing problems for holiday shoppers, why not think local? Here`s a roundup of the pop-up sales and other holiday shopping activities we`ve heard about; more will be added as the season progresses....
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Ken Notes: A great list of events and vendors to acquire local products. Lets celebrate Wisconsin this season by serving and gifting locally made spirits and other products. Want to keep an out of state client, try sending them a bottle or six pack and a block of great cheese they will remember you and the State it cam from win win....

Thanks Isthmus for the list and supporting local craft products. Prost, l`chaim, and ”Here’s to lying, cheating, stealing, and drinking…If you’re going to lie, lie for a friend. If you’re going to cheat, cheat death. If you’re going to steal, steal a heart. If you’re going to drink, drink with me.”

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Badger-backing Hamel family finds a niche in California wine country
When Pamela and George Hamel Jr. purchased their home in Sonoma, California, it happened to include an acre of wine grapes planted. Making wine seemed like fun, but not necessarily a business.

Fast-forward more than a decade and Hamel Family Wines has become the family business. They now operate four vineyards, and their sons, John and George III, are involved in expanding the winery.    

Much of that growth connects them to Wisconsin, where several generations of the Hamel family have attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. They are true Badger backers: They have season tickets for football and basketball, and their donations helped fund UW-Madison’s Hamel Music Center, which opened in 2019....
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Ken Notes: I see a Wisconsin product in there future, they need a distillery, winery or global warming inspired vineyard in the state...

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Great Northern Distillery comes to Stevens Point in 2022
PORTAGE COUNTY – Great Northern Distilling announces that it plans to construct a new facility in Stevens Point, which will replace the original location in Plover. Great Northern Distillery plans to vacate the Plover location and begin production in the new Stevens Point location by late April of 2022.

Small-batch craft distilled spirits have become increasingly popular throughout central Wisconsin. One such distillery that has become a popular producer is Great Northern Distilling, which just recently announced its plan to move its location from Plover, to Stevens Point.

Founder of Great Northern Distilling, Brian Cummins, announced that the move from Plover to Stevens Point is underway and that the company “hopes to break ground here in the next week or so, as long as the weather holds out.”...



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Best in Beer 2021 Readers’ Choice: Your Favorite Breweries By Size
You voted, we tallied. Here are your favorite breweries, broken into categories by volume produced.

Small Breweries

11. Central Waters (Amherst, Wisconsin)

Small Regional Breweries

20. Untitled Art (Waunakee, Wisconsin)

Large Breweries

 8. New Glarus (New Glarus, Wisconsin)


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Lakefront Brewery: Releases its 40th “My Turn” beer, Towny
MILWAUKEE – My Turn Towny is a German Märzen beer. The Märzen style has been around for centuries but gained popularity in the late 19th century due to the wedding celebrations of German nobility, which eventually became Munich’s Oktoberfest.

“You can expect a smooth, sweet lager from my beer,” said Lakefront Brewery Brewer, Townsend. “A full-bodied amber lager, this beer was inspired by Lakefront’s own Oktoberfest.”

Unlike the usual Oktoberfest, this Milwaukee Märzen is a bit higher in alcohol and uses organic Weyermann malts from Germany. This will be the perfect beer for a chilly Autumn night, gathered around a bonfire, or a Packers game. It sports a 7.5% alcohol by volume and Towny’s own mother, a retired teacher, has dubbed it, “The best beer I’ve ever had.”..


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Ken Notes: Just a quick note to all. If you use WisBusiness.com as an outlet for your press releases include a link in the article to an image to use with your story. Us press guys are lazy as hell especially on Friday and we do not have to search for one on deadline. I used the logo but am sure you could have done better...

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7:00 Yahara Bay Distillers

October 22 @ 7:00 pm

Yahara Bay Distillers takes great pride in producing premium quality, small batch, craft spirits. Made from a variety of local grains, fruit or herbs, Yahara Bay is better able to control quality and celebrate “The Spirit of Madison.”

Yahara Bay offers cheeseboards, bar nuts, artisan olives, soft pretzels and flatbread pizzas.  Food is generally served Thursday and Friday 4:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday 2:00pm-9:00pm.

Nightly Prizes:

1st place: $30 Gift Card
2nd place: $20 Gift Card
3rd place: $10 Gift Card
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Results are in: 21 winners of 2021 Best of Geneva Lake restaurants and bars and the hometown favorites
Looking for a new place to try? Check out the favorites that area residents voted the best restaurants around Geneva Lake. Here is your list for 2021.

The categories were all voted on by local visitors and residents....
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Ken Notes: Several craft estblishment made the list...

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A Wisconsin Company Innovates The Vermouth Space
Eric Berg only needed a little vermouth for his martinis, and he didn’t end up drinking enough of it before his vermouth would end up going bad.

“Vermouth is a fortified wine, and just like when you leave a bottle of wine open for two or three months, it goes skunky,” says this corporate lawyer. “Even though my wife uses it for cooking, I could never quite get through an entire bottle of vermouth.”...
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Men Note: National attention, NICE! Also you guessed it Central Standard bottles it....

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Pigeon River Brewing Co. gets creative in tackling COVID-19 challenges

MARION, Wis. (WFRV) – COVID-19 has created challenges for all small businesses. While many had to make the tough decision to close up shop, one small town Wisconsin brewery is tackling the pandemic head-on.

“Even more than COVID, the labor shortage is really what hurt us,” said Kayla Knaack, co-owner of Pigeon River Brewing Company in Marion.



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Cheese TODAY!! Curd Day: Lakefront Brewery gets creative to celebrate

Nothing says "Wisconsin" like cheese curds – so why not take a day to celebrate?

National Cheese Curd Day is Friday, Oct. 15, and Lakefront Brewery put some special curds on the menu Thursday to celebrate.

Kristin Henke has been the executive chef at Lakefront Brewery for eight years. This year, she and her staff put their creative cheese curd skills to the test...



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Sprecher Eyes National Growth With Purchase of Craft Soda Brands

It’ll now produce Green River, WBC and Black Bear sodas in addition to its own flagship soft drinks.

Sprecher Brewing Co. is boosting its position in the craft soda business with a key acquisition that is expected to fuel major nationwide expansion plans.

Glendale-based Sprecher has acquired several beverage brands from WIT Beverage Co., including the historic Green River brand and the WBC craft soda brands, which are rooted in Chicago. The deal will accelerate growth in the segment for Sprecher, which already is a leader in the Midwest craft soda market.

“We are very excited to add such well-established historic and classic brands that complement Sprecher craft soda products so well,” said Bill Deakin, senior vice president of growth and e-commerce at Sprecher. “The new portfolio gives retailers a one-stop solution for their craft soda stocking.”...


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Workers unite to advance brewery’s contract negotiations
Ahead of a rally Friday, a union spokesman for workers at a local brewing facility says employees have been asking for a fair contract for eight months and allege that the company is stalling negotiations to undermine the union.

Workers at the Memphis Blues City Brewery facility voted to join The Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers’ International Union in December, said southern region vice president Zachary Townsend, but the company and the union have not been able to agree on a contract. The union is holding a rally Friday in conjunction with another group of BCTGM workers – striking employees at the Memphis Kellogg’s facility – to “call on the company to negotiate in good faith,” according to a press release....


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Ken Notes: If you are growing fast you may want to read this... MBC is a part of City Brewery which also owns Lacrosse... Anyone else wish we could get the Old Style brand back from Pabst or am I just too old????

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18 things to do inside in Milwaukee when you have visitors in town
Temperatures are dropping, days are getting shorter and the holidays — and holiday visitors — are looming.  

It’s the perfect recipe for enjoying Milwaukee’s great indoors as a tourist in your own town, maybe with those holiday visitors in tow.  

Everyone has their own favorite spots, and no single list could cover them all, but here are some destinations to get you started...

Pabst Mansion ...

Lakefront Brewery Tour ...


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Ken Notes: Watch the video...

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Getting canned

Cocktail crowlers from Steve’s are as good as fresh

Steve`s keeps cocktails fresh in cans.

I walked into Steve’s liquor store on University Avenue hoping to replenish the canned cocktails my wife and I have grown fond of. Her favorite, the Aviation, was in stock; my fave, the Hurricane, was not.

Pete Baisden walked over to see if he could help. No problem, he said, when I told him what I was looking for. He said he’d mix one up in a jiffy.

I followed Baisden to a room at the front of the store, where a scale sat atop a small table. He put a tall, aluminum can or “crowler” on the scale.

“We weigh each ingredient so each cocktail is the same,” says Baisden. “We use everything that we sell in the store.”...

The crowlers are sold only at the Steve’s University Avenue store....


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Ken Notes: I want the copyright on the T-Shirt, "I Got Canned At Steve`s".... Request local craft spirits and tell em Ken sent you!

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Veteran owned farm and winery gives back to the community
CORNELL, Wis. (WEAU) - A military veteran started operating a farm after retiring in 2016. In July, he opened a winery that gives back.

Dan Osborn is a retired military vet with 26 years of active duty under his belt. He owns and operates Wisconsin Veteran Farm and Winery in Cornell.

“So, it started as a farm and then it turned into a lot of people came to the farm and started donating fruit then it actually turned into a winery,” Osborn said.

With the donated fruits, Osborn handcrafts a variety of wines. He then gives the wines military-related names like Lieutenant Dan, All Hands on Deck, and Claymore...


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State Line Distillery helps create ‘whiskey for good’ in national collaboration

A partnership of distilleries around the country, Good Deeds Spirits, creates first cause-supporting whiskey blend, which includes a single malt whiskey from a local operation

Over the last few years State Line Distillery and other whiskey distilleries around the country have come together to be a force for good.

Starting in 2017 as the Facebook group “Good Guy Distillers,” whiskey makers thousands of miles apart have connected with the intention of creating interesting and collaborative spirits. Eventually the businesses incorporated as Good Deeds Spirits in 2021, and in February created its first malt whiskey blend...


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Ken Notes: This may look like a rerun article, but actually Wiscraftnews.com can serve as a source for other publications to "pick up" a story. Make sure we get your press releases...

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Beer Run - Fermentorium Cedarburg

2021 Wisconsin Brewery Running Series

Hosted by Wisconsin Brewery Running Series and
The Fermentorium Brewery & Tasting Room
       
    Saturday, October 16, 2021 at 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM CDT
   
    The Fermentorium Brewery & Tasting Room
    7481 State Road 60, Cedarburg, WI 53012
 
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Hop Haus Beer Run 5K & Beer Mile
We are excited to kick off the inaugural Hop Haus Beer Run! This event will take place at the brand new Hop Haus Brewing Company location in Fitchburg, right across the parking lot from the new Race Day Events office!

This event will include a 5K run/walk and a 21 and older Beer Mile! Participants of the 5K will receive a free pint of Hop Haus beer post race. But if you`re looking for a challenge, and more beer, then we encourage you to check out the Beer Mile.

Each lap of the Beer Mile will begin with the consumption of 12 ounces of beer provided by Hop Haus Brewing Company (included in the registration fee), running a quarter mile, and then repeating - totaling 4 laps and 4 beers before crossing the finish line. We encourage all 5K participants and spectators to stick around and enjoy the Beer Mile because it`s definitely going to be a sight to see!

2975 Sub-Zero Parkway
Fitchburg, WI 53719

    Presented By: Hop Haus Brewing Co.

    Dates: October 16, 2021

    Location: Hop Haus Brewing Co.

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Ken Notes: As always lots of event check or calendar page page for an event near you!!!

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Dick Leinenkugel, Central Waters Milwaukee and More on Tap for Badger Beer Hour
An actual Wisconsin beer baron will be joining the Badger Beer Hour on the October livestream tonight.

Dick Leinenkugel, president of Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co., will discuss the addition of a new pilot brewery at the 154-year-old company’s Chippewa Falls location and what that means for fans of the label’s dormant Big Eddy series of beers. And the hosts might find a few other things to ask him about as well.

This month’s news segment is loaded with big stories, from the opening of Central Waters’ Milwaukee location to the expansion of Octopi Brewing in Waunakee to New Glarus Brewing’s limited reopening to an update on the future of Ale Asylum.


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Celebrate fall with ghost stories and wine at Captain`s Walk

FOX 11’s Emily Deem spent Tuesday morning at Captain’s Walk Winery in Green Bay where you can learn more about their ghost stories and wine!

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A Day Away: Must-sees in Milwaukee worthy of a day trip

The largest city in Wisconsin is more than a detour to Chicago

MILWAUKEE — Although it’s only a four-hour drive from Cedar Rapids, Milwaukee often is overlooked, lying in the shadow of nearby Chicago.

While you might be lured to the Badger State to nibble on cheese and guzzle local beer in America’s dairyland, you’ll probably end up staying for Milwaukee’s robust scene for the arts, quirky local fare, shoreline access to Lake Michigan and unique accommodations.

With plenty to do for every budget — from those with a small pocket of spending cash to visitors with a “put it on my tab” mentality — Milwaukee is more than a detour to Chicago.

Central Standard Craft Distillery

This small batch, craft distillery may be proof that Milwaukee is known locally for more than Schlitz, Pabst Blue Ribbon and Miller Lite.

Started by two entrepreneur friends...


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Ken Notes: Why even bother with Chicago???

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Leinenkugel’s brewing company has been brewing in Chippewa Falls since 1867
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Each month we are celebrating what makes us WI proud.

For the past 154 years, One of Wisconsin’s most famous beers has been brewed on the banks of the Chippewa River.

Founded in 1867, Leinenkugel’s brewing company has called Chippewa Falls home since the beginning...


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A Stout Inspired by the Sea
Door County Brewing Co.’s winter seasonal, Silurian Stout, has returned. You may not recognize it as Silurian, though, because the brewery has completely revamped its label art and updated its recipe, changing it from a lactose-heavy milk stout to a more balanced oatmeal stout, full of flaked oats and some of the brewery’s favorite dark specialty malts.

Silurian Stout was released in cans and on draft last Friday at the Baileys Harbor taproom, 8099 Hwy 57, and a limited number of cans and quantity of draft will begin making their way out into distribution throughout Wisconsin as well.

Where did this brew get its name?...
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Cask Comedy at Great Lakes Distillery
Cask Comedy returns with the best in live stand up comedy along side hand-crafted spirits  at Great Lakes Distillery!

Cask Comedy brings the best in live stand up comedy and pairs it with hand-crafted spirits  at Great Lakes Distillery!  Join us for lots of laughs and delicious beverages on Saturday, November 20th at 8pm. Don`t miss it!

$15 admission.

Doors open at 7:30. Show at 8.

Cask Comedy
Saturday, November 20th at 8pm
Great Lakes Distillery, LLC
616 W. Virginia St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204
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How I went from mere gin drinker to avid collector of bottles from around the world
he Atlas Bar in Singapore claims to have the world’s largest collection of gin. More than a thousand options are on the drink menu. By that measure, my collection is modest. But with just over 200 bottles and counting, I might just catch up.

Collecting and drinking gin combines my love of fragrance and flavours with my hunter-gatherer tendencies. Like any good hobby, it’s also a way to forge connections. There’s storytelling in these bottles. Especially during a time of circumscribed travel, gin’s gateway to escapism, by way of a cocktail glass, is more than welcome....

....Turns out it was a bottle of filmmaker Paul Feig’s own brand, Artingstall’s, which is named after his mother and crafted at Minhas Craft Brewery’s micro distillery in Wisconsin...

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Salud! New whiskey, bourbon and rye flow into Wisconsin stores
A few years ago, Andy Faris was feeling burnt out on his career (“IT, in the networking field”) and ready for a change. He attended a mergers-and-acquisitions seminar then suggested to his wife, Stacy Shunk, that they buy a distillery.

“She said, ‘Well, where is it?’ and I said it’s in Peoria,” Faris said. “And she said, ‘Over my cold, dead body am I moving to Peoria.’”

It took some convincing, but the couple did make the move from Minnesota to Illinois, where they are now the owners of JK Williams Distilling. To their surprise and pleasure, Peoria turned out to be “a lovely town, surprisingly beautiful,” Faris said. And it was “built on whiskey.” Before Prohibition, Faris said, the river city was “the whiskey capital of the world.” ....
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Ken Notes: They drove right through Wisconsin and ended up in Illinois, what were they thinking????

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9 best weekend getaways: Top November destinations
 Thanksgiving — and the busy travel period surrounding it — is typically the first thing that comes to mind for most when they think of the month of November.

However, the month is also a prime time for a long-weekend getaway with family or friends...

Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
 If you’re OK with slightly chillier temperatures, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, is a great place to visit in the fall. Packed with vacationers during the summer months, Lake Geneva, just more than 90 miles from Chicago, empties out when fall rolls around, which means it’s a perfect time to take in the resplendent fall beauty without many others to share it with. ...
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