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  1. Workout Then A Beer: Shorewood Brew Fitness Plans To Open In June
  2. Milkshake malt porter perfect for chocolate fans
  3. Minhas Kitchen Wine + Spirits + Food = the perfect summer destination (almost)
  4. 40 Milwaukee Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer
  5. Fests, fireworks, fairs and parades: Here`s your guide to summer events in Green Bay
  6. Ledgerock Distillery turns homegrown grains into spirits
  7. Gallo is investing $423M to build a new production and distribution facility
  8. Southwest Wisconsin brewery plans sizable expansion
  9. Summer Fair Cedarburg
  10. Patio Guide 2021 – Shepherd Express – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  11. Under the umbrella: The Cap Times` guide to 250 patios in Madison and beyond
  12. Patio picks: Oak Creek`s The Cellar
  13. Dancing Goat updates village Plan Commission on site work
  14. DOOR COUNTY - Suds With Sophie: Countdown to Beer Fest
  15. Beatles Tribute Band `BriTins` Will Start Brews & Bites Concerts
  16. VIDEO - National Bourbon Day: Great Lakes Distillery`s chief mixologist on how to make a perfect Wisconsin Old-Fashioned
  17. Things to do This Weekend in Central Wisconsin: June 18-19-20
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Workout Then A Beer: Shorewood Brew Fitness Plans To Open In June

A Milwaukee-based fitness studio that offers craft beer after workouts is coming to Shorewood this month.

SHOREWOOD, WI—A new fitness studio opening soon in Shorewood on the corner of Oakland and Edgewood wants to incorporate craft beer into its workout programs, according to documents filed with the Village.

"Enjoying a local craft beer with your gym friends after a great workout has helped create the Milwaukee area`s best fitness community," Brew Fitness said in documents filed with the Village.

The allure of craft beer comes in at the end of each workout. The studio filed documents for a Shorewood beer license so the reception desk can sell craft beer to studio members after workouts— the beers aren`t just a quick post-workout thirst quencher, though...

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Ken Notes: Did life just get perfect. and think about this line, "honey I am going to the Gym to work out with the guys."

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Milkshake malt porter perfect for chocolate fans
The Times-Tribune, Scranton, Pa. - Jun. 16—With summer fast approaching, I looked for something to capture the spirit of the summers I had as a child. This was back when we`d run around outside all day until the streetlights came on, drank from the hose, ate berries straight off of the bush — you know, "the good ol` days."....

...I found a bottle with a label that looked like it came straight out of an old-fashioned malt shop, including a man wearing a little white paper hat: Stevens Point Brewery Milkshake Malt.

The brewery in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, was founded in 1857 and prides itself on supplying Union troops with beer during the Civil War. It shifted production to soft drinks and near-beers during Prohibition and survived both that era and the Great Depression. It continued to innovate and change throughout the 20th century, and in 1973, the beer was rated the best American beer in a taste test...
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Ken Notes: We love ot when our products get national press. Congrats Point! WisCraftNews is sent to 100`s of media outlets in the Midwest...

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Minhas Kitchen Wine + Spirits + Food = the perfect summer destination (almost)

Minhas Kitchen Wine + Spirits + Food in Monroe is as well-rounded as a restaurant can be, with the irony that it can’t serve beer, the beverage that made the Minhas family famous.

Across the street from the restaurant is Minhas Craft Brewery. Founded as Monroe Brewing Co. in 1845, three years before Wisconsin statehood, the brewery has gone by different names over the years, including Blumer and Huber.

The brewery claims to be the second-oldest in the country, and Smithsonian Magazine says many people may be less familiar with Minhas because the company produces beer brands for companies like Trader Joe’s and Costco...

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Ken Notes: Great review. You can also try the trifecta tour (brewery, Winery, Distillery), just make sure you have a designated driver...

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40 Milwaukee Festivals You Won’t Want to Miss This Summer

Your guide to Milwaukee’s return to festival season.

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Ken Notes: And 35 More! Thank you Milwaukee Magazine!

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Fests, fireworks, fairs and parades: Here`s your guide to summer events in Green Bay
The summer calendar is quickly filling up, and doesn`t it feel, oh, so good?

After most major events were forced to sit out last year, the summer of 2021 is shaping up to look a whole lot more like the season of outdoor fun we all know and love.

Not everything has been penciled in yet, as organizers are still working to find ways to bring back old favorites or map out new new offerings. Remember, good things come to those who wait. Here`s a guide by date to get you started, but check back often as other events pop up...

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Ledgerock Distillery turns homegrown grains into spirits

Jay and Heidi Retzer put a lot of spirit into their farm’s production. “From Seed to Spirit” is a slogan at Ledgerock Distillery, the value-added idea the Retzers have put into place with a line of vodka, gin, bourbon and corn whiskey.

They use all homegrown grains from their 470-acre farm south of Fond du Lac, Wis., and that’s a source of pride for Jay.

Farm-based distillery

“We are one of just a few distilleries in the state that does every aspect of the process here on the farm, from growing the grains to distilling the alcohol into a salable product and then marketing it,” Jay says.

Jay, a University of Wisconsin-River Falls agronomy graduate, came home to Fond du Lac County to manage a large farm and later to work for a co-op before adding the distillery to his own farm operation. He and Heidi farm on part of the land he once managed. They consider the limestone-filtered water there “perfect for the distillation process, high in calcium and low in iron.”...

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Ken Notes: GREAT READ!

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Gallo is investing $423M to build a new production and distribution facility
...In April, Gallo also acquired Agave Loco, the maker of cream liqueur brand RumChata. The acquisition was aimed at expanding Gallo’s premium spirits offerings, according to vice president and general manager of the brand’s spirits segment, Britt West. The purchase also included Agave Loco’s RumChata production facility, Midwest Custom Bottling, in Pewaukee, Wisconsin, as well as brands The Tippy Cow and Holly Nog....   ...Full Story Here

Ken Notes: Interesting... I see more "cream" products coming out of the Wisconsin Craft market...

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Southwest Wisconsin brewery plans sizable expansion
POTOSI, Wis. — A southwest Wisconsin brewery next week will implement the first phase of a multi-million dollar expansion project that could create as many as a dozen new jobs...

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Ken Notes: My guess is that this is a great article alas a paywall prevents us from reading it... I know Potosi is adding a new can line but would love to know more...

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Summer Fair Cedarburg
Come to the first ever outdoor Summer Fair @ Cedar Creek Settlement, in Historic Cedarburg, Saturday, June 26, 10-6 & Sunday, June 27, 11-5.  The Shops of Cedar Creek Settlement are home to charming boutiques, three restaurants and Cedar Creek Winery.

Cedar Creek Winery’s delightful Strawberry Blush Wine is the signature summer wine that smells and tastes like freshly picked strawberries.  Visit the Winery’s booth for wine by the glass.  The Courtyard Food Booths will feature grilled foods – including Strawberry Brats, nachos, beer, soft drinks, lemonade, strawberry shortcake and Cream & Crepe’s delectable desserts.
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Patio Guide 2021 – Shepherd Express – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
It’s hard to remember, but for many years Milwaukee rarely had a restaurant with outdoor seating. Since the 90’s patio, food has exploded and there is no turning back. Milwaukee’s patio may be busier than ever this summer when the world returns to normal. Here are some of our favorite dining out places....

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Ken Notes: Save this article... Of course you can always search WisCraftNews anytime for any article. So patios will ALWAYS be available...

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Under the umbrella: The Cap Times` guide to 250 patios in Madison and beyond
We hear about it every time a friend returns from a trip to a vibrant city in Europe, Asia or South America. “We ate every meal outside!” they muse. “You know, they really know how to live there, with all these incredible outdoor dining spaces.”...
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Ken Notes: This article has an interactive map with photos...Got a patio list? Send it our way...

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Patio picks: Oak Creek`s The Cellar
If you’re looking to enjoy a great fish fry or a beer on a patio surrounded by history, look no further than The Cellar, 812 Oakwood Rd., in Oak Creek.

Built in 1863, the Cellar is surely among the oldest taverns in the area. But, as we speak, this vintage landmark is getting one the area’s newest patios. ..
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Ken Notes: Great Article!!!!

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Dancing Goat updates village Plan Commission on site work
Dancing Goat distillery is continuing to finalize landscaping and other site elements after opening the first of a series of envisioned rickhouses this spring east of State Highway 134.

Dancing Goat Director of Operations Mike Reiber updated the Cambridge Plan Commission on June 14, saying the site work has been ongoing since the rickhouse, used for storing and aging whiskey and spirits, opened in March.

The 8,750-square-foot rickhouse can house up to 7,800 barrels of whiskey and spirits. It was built by Buzick Construction of Bardstown Kentucky and is the first non-climate controlled rickhouse in the state of Wisconsin....
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DOOR COUNTY - Suds With Sophie: Countdown to Beer Fest

I recently talked to Kait Shanks about the Door County Beer Festival, to be held June 19 in Baileys Harbor. She works with a team from the Peninsula Pacers to put on the event, and her responsibilities include selecting, coordinating and organizing the many breweries that will showcase their beers. But Shanks takes the role to the next level by making sure the brewery mix includes old favorites and new experiences while keeping the quality and variety at a maximum...

While tickets to the Beer Festival are now sold out, Festival organizers are still looking for volunteers to help set up, pour beer and clean up. To volunteer, email jordan@peninsulapacers.com.

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Beatles Tribute Band `BriTins` Will Start Brews & Bites Concerts

Greenfield`s Brews & Bites Concert Series starts a week from today. Here`s your guide to all the music and food at the series this summer.

GREENFIELD, WI— This summer`s Brews & Bites Concert Series, eight live music shows accompanied by beer and food, is returning to Konkel Park next week- the first show is next Tuesday, according to the City of Greenfield website.

The series will bring live music back to the AMP theater at Konkel Park almost every Tuesday night from June until August.

This year the series will offer a rotation of food vendors and musicians, but the drink menu will remain consistent throughout the summer. Music will range from comedy bands to locally-based rock groups, the city website showed...

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VIDEO - National Bourbon Day: Great Lakes Distillery`s chief mixologist on how to make a perfect Wisconsin Old-Fashioned

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- National Bourbon Day is Monday, June 14 and we must celebrate in style!

Brendan Cleary, the Chief Mixologist at Great Lakes Distillery, joined CBS 58 Morning News virtually to show us how to make a perfect Wisconsin Bourbon Old-Fashioned.

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Ken Notes: What no Brandy???

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Things to do This Weekend in Central Wisconsin: June 18-19-20
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