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What you need to know about Door County`s newest craft brewery, Sway Brewing and Blending

BAILEYS HARBOR - When it comes to Door County`s newest craft brewery, Sway Brewing and Blending, the hop doesn`t fall too far from the plant. 

Matt Sampson, the brewery`s founder and head brewer, not only ferments and serves beer from the location that was the original home of Door County Brewing but he honed his brewing skills at Hacienda Beer Co. Both share taproom and brewing space just down the road.

Broadly speaking, Sampson said he`ll brew a wide range of easy-drinking beers that pair well with Door County activities.

"Something (visitors) can relax and enjoy without bogging them down or wrecking their palate," he said....

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Best of Madison 2022 Winners

The Best of Madison 2022 Readers’ Poll is here, and we’re celebrating the businesses, people and things that make this area our paradise on earth.

Best Brewery
?New Glarus Brewing Co.
?Vintage Brewing Co.
?Working Draft Beer Co.
Best Distillery
?Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
?Old Sugar Distillery
?Driftless Glen Distillery
Best Winery
?Wollersheim Winery & Distillery
?Bailey’s Run Vineyard
?Drumlin Ridge Winery
Best Local Craft Beer
?Spotted Cow, New Glarus Brewing Co.
?Fantasy Factory, Karben4 Brewing
?Warped Speed, Lake Louie Brewing
Best Local Craft Beverage
?Untitled Art
?Brix Cider
?Blind Shot Social Club
Best Neighborhood Bar
?Mid Town Pub
?The Atwood
?Leopold’s Books Bar Caffè
?Garth’s Brew Bar
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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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Principal owners seek to sell Stock House Brewing interests

The three primary owners of Stock House Brewing, 7208 W. North Ave., are seeking to sell their shares in the business, according to a letter sent to the microbrewery and taproom`s minority owners.

It’s possible that Wauwatosa’s Stock House Brewing will have new owners this year. If not, it could close...

...The June 22 letter says that brothers Aaron Morrill and David Morrill and Laura Sommerfeld, “offer to sell to any other interested member(s) of the company 100 percent of their ownership interest in the company, which includes their voting units for $100,000.”

The Morrills and Sommerfield control “100 percent of the voting units,” according to the letter...

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Ken Notes: Here`s a chance to dive in for a small investment...

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Ultimate 6er | WBC Winners from Wisconsin

Cheese, brats, football, beer… with a claim-to-fame list like this, it’s no wonder that breweries in Wisconsin took home six medals at the 2022 World Beer Cup. The WBC coincides with the Craft Brewers Conference, which took place in Minneapolis May 3-5.

After a rigorous judging process, three medals were awarded in each of 103 categories. The tables included classics like American lagers to porters and stouts all the way to unusual styles such as chili beers, gluten free beers and other “experimental” beers. This year, there were 10,542 entries in the competition, representing 2,493 breweries from 57 countries. Divide those by 226 highly-trained sensory judges… what a competition!...

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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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IN PHOTOS: A visit to Bloomer Brewing Company

The Chippewa Herald Jul 6, 2022 - Here are a few scenes from our recent visit to Bloomer Brewing Company.

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WATCH NOW: Bloomer Brewing Company is staying afloat, and expanding its offerings

BLOOMER — Bloomer Brewing Company is owned and operated by Michelle Stolt and her husband, Ryan. The two moved to Wisconsin all the way from Texas to make a go of running the brewery, taking over the business from Ryan’s parents.

Dave and Cindy Stolt, Ryan’s parents, had rented a spot down in the old bloomer brewery and decided to sell it. When they told Michelle and Ryan about their plan, Ryan said he wanted to make a go of running the place.
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Stillwater-based Lift Bridge Brewing Co. is opening another brewery and taproom in Wisconsin.

Lift Bridge plans to build a new facility on a five-acre site in Hudson and keep its two existing facilities, allowing its production of beer, hard seltzer and soda to keep up with demand for those products and to expand distribution to new markets in the Midwest, according to a Tuesday announcement...

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Ken Notes: Hudson may be worth a road trip...

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Tickets available for July 21 craft beer walk
The downtown Watertown Craft Beer Walk presented by Johnsonville will take place Thursday, July 21, from 5 to 8 p.m. Johnsonville Plant Manager Felipe Vasquez, left, presented a sponsorship check to Ron Counsell of the Watertown Main Street Program. The Main Street Program coordinates the craft beer walk to raise awareness of downtown Watertown’s unique businesses and to raise funds for downtown beautification projects.

Tickets are on sale for the fifth annual Downtown Watertown Craft Beer Walk presented by Johnsonville Thursday, July 21 from 5 to 8 p.m.

Organized by the Watertown Main Street Program, this year’s walk features 14 different craft beer samples, two hard cider samples, plus three unique snack stops. In addition, The Drafty Cellar, 110 S. Third St., will be the site of the event after-party with live music by Ripple Effect from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m....

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Distillery makes Wisconsin-exclusive brandy
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Dancing Goat Distillery, based in Cambridge, is bottling its first brandy as a Wisconsin exclusive that is available to buy now.

The distillery said they sourced the brandy originally from California. The brandy, already aged for two years, was then rested at the Dancing Goat for two seasons in the distillery’s open air, non-climate controlled rickhouse.

“We believe southern Wisconsin has the best terroir for spirits maturation in the world,” said Nick Maas, Dancing Goat’s Vice President of Distilling and Innovation.

The makers say Wisconsin’s temperatures and humidity allows the brandy to move through the barrels previously used for bourbon...


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After 16 Years, Wisconsin’s Ale Asylum Brewery Closes Its Doors
Wisconsin beer fans said farewell to a Madison mainstay last week.

Craft brewer Ale Asylum closed its doors on Friday, July 22. In an announcement on its Facebook page and website, owners of the brewery said it closed due to recent hardship.

“We began with a dream and a bag of hops in May of 2006,” a message on the brewery’s website reads. “The past couple years have been difficult for all businesses but with your support we were able to weather the storm. However, under circumstances we cannot control, we have made the decision to close our doors.”...
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Ken Notes: Noooooooooooooo.......

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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!

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Badger State Brewing Further Expands Distribution In Wisconsin With Milwaukee, Madison, and La Crosse Territories

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin – Badger State Brewing is pleased to announce the expansion of beer sales into the Madison, Milwaukee, and La Crosse areas beginning summer of 2022. This comes after reaching formal distribution agreements with Beer Capitol, Frank Beer, and La Crosse Beverage in each of their respective territories.

“It is now safe to say “the Badger has landed” and we’re ready to begin officially supporting and becoming part of these great communities in the major metro areas of our State,” said Andrew Fabry, President & Founder of the Badger State. “After a few years of this distribution expansion being delayed, we are excited to formalize these partnerships and add to the selection of great beer made and sold right here in the State of Wisconsin”...

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Door County’s First Meadery Is a Sweet Addition
Ever wanted to drink like the Vikings did? In Egg Harbor, you kind of can. Mixed Meadia, a new branch of Hatch Distillery, is offering its first mead

Allan Hyland, the face behind Mixed Meadia, has been a winemaker for 11 years, honing his craft around the Midwest before landing at Mixed Meadia. What he’s found, he said, is that regions that aren’t historically tied to wine – the way Napa and Bordeaux are, for example – have more room to experiment.

That type of breathing room, plus a facility that already uses honey in its beverage production, made Hatch Distillery the perfect setting to bring Door County’s first meadery to fruition...


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Funk Factory branches out

The geuzeria gets a license for mead, One Barrel turns 10 and more beer news

Funk Factory Geuzeria is branching out from its nationally recognized lambic-inspired and mixed-culture sour beers. It recently received approval for a change in its federal alcohol license that will allow it to produce cider, mead and wine. “We do a lot of fruit fermentations with our sour beers. This is something new, exciting and in a different realm of the natural fermentation world,” says Kyle Metz, Funk Factory’s head of operations. Funk Factory isn’t leaving its sours behind, says Metz. “This is just a way to create new flavors.”...

...Madison’s One Barrel Brewing Company is celebrating its 10th birthday this summer with a new beer simply named 10 Year Beer...

...Phil Hoechst, owner and brewmaster at the Hop Haus in Fitchburg and Verona, is releasing Tropic Twist in 16-ounce cans...

...Eagle Park Brewing is often recognized for its hazy IPAs and heavily fruited beers. However don’t overlook what this Milwaukee brewery can do with the pilsner style...

...Another great light lager to watch for in July is Peck’s Pilsner from the Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company...



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Isaac Showaki: Managing craft brewing production

After moving to Madison in 2014, Isaac Showacki started Octopi, one of the Midwest’s largest contract brewers.

About Octopi

Octopi is the leading contract beverage facility in the Midwest. They go beyond making great products; they’re also committed to seeing their clients’ brands grow. Their facility is located in Waunakee, WI and was built to cater specifically to the needs of the modern beverage client.

CAN YOU TALK BRIEFLY ABOUT YOUR ROAD TO WISCONSIN? WHAT EVENTUALLY BROUGHT YOU TO OUR STATE?

I went to Boston University, and eventually opened my first craft brewery in Chicago, where I met my now wife. We moved to Madison in April 2014, for my wife’s job, and now it is our forever home and where I started my company, Octopi...

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Old World Wisconsin brewing, Mount Horeb trolls
We talk to the brewmaster at Old World Wisconsin about brewing beer. Then, our WHYsconsin project answers a question about the Norwegian culture of Mount Horeb.

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Restaurant review: Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen adds value to a day at Devil`s Lake

BARABOO — There aren’t many ways to improve upon a day of hiking and swimming at Devil’s Lake State Park, but let me suggest one: lunch, dinner, beer or all three at Tumbled Rock Brewery & Kitchen.

The impressive brewery and restaurant, which opened in September 2019, is a half-mile from the park’s north entrance, and named after a short, easy trail through fallen rocks and pine trees that offers great views of the lake...


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Manitowoc’s Newest Brewery Looking Forward to Learning New Things at Malt City Brewfest

Beer lovers from all over will converge in Manitowoc this weekend for the annual Malt City Brewfest.

Briess Malt and Ingredients Company is running the event, which will feature breweries from all over Wisconsin, and of course here locally.

One group that is especially excited would be the trio that operates Craft Creek Brewing in Manitowoc.

Andrew Hogan told Seehafer News that he and Brittney Hogan, along with Brittney’s brother Mike Rudebeck will definitely be there...

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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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`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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Milwaukee Record Recommended: July 11-17, 2022
Our fat-free, dolphin-safe Milwaukee events calendar is chock-full of things to do, but only a handful of events are worthy of the lofty honor of “Record Recommended” (patent pending). Here are our recommendations for July 11-17, 2022.
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Stroh’s making its way back to Michigan taps after 2-decade hiatus

Stroh’s is celebrating 240 years by bringing its classic logo and beer on draft back to Detroit.

The brewing company announced Wednesday that it is bringing its 1987 packaging to life.

“Detroit has so much love for this beer, and most locals say ‘Stroh’s is spoken here.’ In celebration of over 240 years of rich brewing history, we return Stroh’s for the first time to draft,” said Adam Powers, associate marketing manager for Stroh’s Beer. “Cheers to the years ahead, so crack open a Stroh’s beer and celebrate with friends and family."

While bringing back the classic look, the pioneer beer brand will be returning to Detroit taps after a two-decade hiatus. Currently brewed in Milwaukee after joining the Pabst Brewing Company, 12 oz bottles, 12 oz cans and ½ BBL Kegs will soon be available in Michigan and the Midwest...


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Big tops, beer and bluffs: A weekend in Baraboo, Wisconsin
The distinctive, merry sounds of a steam calliope float through the streets of downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin.

It’s a curious accompaniment to those serenely paddling along the Baraboo River or sampling handcrafted vodka at Driftless Glen Distillery. The high-pitched notes can even be heard by those wandering the fragrant purple fields at New Life Lavender & Cherry Farm a few miles away.

But if calliopes, canoes, fine spirits and lavender seem a curious combination, that’s exactly why tourism is surging in this small Wisconsin city, whose population barely tops 12,000...

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Ken Notes: One of my favorite road trips...

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Soak up the rest of summer with these 32 events in August

Summer isn’t over yet, especially with all these local events to try.

While back-to-school displays may be hitting the shelves across stores, summer isn’t over yet. There are still plenty of ways to enjoy and explore Madison this summer, from beer gardens to festivals to concerts — so make the most of the season with these August events....


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Francis Creek Trio Welcomed to the Manitowoc Craft Brewing Family
Craft brewing has become a major business in Wisconsin, and here locally.

In Manitowoc alone, there are three breweries in operation, PetSkull Brewing on Buffalo Street, Sabbatical Brewing on south 29th Street, and the newest member of the Manitowoc brewing family, Craft Creek Brewing.

Andrew Hogan, along with his wife Brittney, and her brother Mike Rudebeck began brewing beer in Francis Creek back in 2019...


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Multiple projects underway at Waupaca brewery
Mike Stroik, owner of H.H. Hinder, plans to turn the city’s only brewery into a destination – not just for craft beer – but for concerts, weddings and social gatherings.

At the city council meeting on June 21, there was a second reading of a proposed ordinance for three parcels of land owned by H.H. Hinder to be combined into one and be re-zoned as a general commercial district. The ordinance was approved unanimously.

Once the lots are combined, a conditional-use and site plan will be submitted to the city.

The plan might be a large document because Stroik has many ideas for the three parcels d just off Churchill St.

One parcel is a small house located behind the brewery that Stroik purchased earlier this year. Currently, he is letting the fire department use the house for training...

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“Crowdsourcing Beer” with MobCraft
In 2012 two enthusiastic homebrewers, Henry Schwartz and Andrew Gierczak, established a brewery based on a crowdsourced model. Realizing there were other proud homebrewers that would like to see their favorite recipes reach a wider audience, they used the power of the internet to let the people determine the next brew.

Henry married his entrepreneurial skills with Andrew’s microbiology talents to found the world’s first crowdsourced brewery in Madison.

Recipes would be submitted in periodic contests. Interested parties would vote by placing preorders for the recipe they liked the best. The one with the most votes would then be brewed, professional labels designed and packaged in 4-packs or 6-packs of 12 oz. cans at competitive prices...
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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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Colt the Bat Dog delights both players and fans at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park
OCONOMOWOC — In the 1997 movie “Air Bud,” Buddy the golden retriever is allowed to take to the court and play for the Timberwolves basketball team after the referee made the pivotal call, “Ain’t no rule says the dog can’t play basketball.”

Flash forward 25 years, and fans and players alike are finding out that at Wisconsin Brewing Company Park, there ain’t no rule says a dog can’t be on the field...
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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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Ken Notes: Only 15???

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WATCH NOW: Kenosha Opera Festival features events kicking off this weekend
Nicholas Huff and Kaila Bingen — who teamed up to launch the Kenosha Opera Festival in the fall of 2019 — are hosting a new season of opera events, from appearances at a local brewery to a full-scale production of “The Barber of Seville.”

And here’s a fun twist this season: Members of the public have the chance to “go behind the scenes” and learn about how opera singers do what they do.

“This is the first chance for the public to get an insider look at the vocal training experience,” Bingen said of the masterclass, starting 2 p.m. Sunday at the Rhode Center for the Arts...
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Notes: Opera and beer does it get any better...

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Food Truck rallies around northeast Wisconsin
(WFRV) – Summer is full of fun things to do and with many people enjoying the outdoors, local food truck rallies continue to pop up in the Fox Valley.

With a number of different cuisines and several different items, the food truck rallies in northeast Wisconsin have local communities coming back for more...


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10 Best Small Towns in Wisconsin for Serene Views, Charming Hotels, and Delicious Food

Check out these charming small towns in Wisconsin for a Midwest getaway without the crowds.

 Wisconsin truly has everything, from epic natural wonders to dynamic cities to a thriving farm-to-table scene. But what sets this Midwestern destination apart is its bevy of delightful small towns sprinkled across the state. We`ve rounded up the best small towns in Wisconsin — all with a population under 15,000 — that offer something for every type of traveler...
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Ken Notes: Many with breweries, distilleries, and wineries. Perfect....

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Join us at Indeed Brewing for a Brewers-Twins watch party July 26-27
Though Indeed Brewing Company was founded in Minneapolis (where its flagship brewery is still based), they’ve very quickly made their mark in Milwaukee. In addition its gorgeous Second Street taproom and its ever-growing arsenal of Milwaukee-exclusive beers, the brewery’s Walker’s Point location also hosts great live events like The Low Down and Electric Love block parties.

With the Minnesota Twins set to come to town for a two-game series July 26-27, we wanted to help to increase that Minneapolis-Milwaukee connection by putting together a two-day watch party series and hosting it at Indeed Brewing’s Milwaukee taproom....
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Ken Notes: GO BREWERS!

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Free Sprecher Root Beer Floats Highlight the World`s Largest Root Beer Float Festival

Sprecher Brewery will give away thousands of root beer floats for free on Saturday, August 6 from 11 am to 7 pm at The Welcome To Glendale Sprecher Root Beer Bash, hosted by BAYSHORE in partnership with Culver’s of BAYSHORE.

“Free Sprecher is the perfect way for us to connect with our fans and serve families that enjoy root beer floats as a great treat for a summer day,” said Sharad Chadha, CEO of Sprecher Brewery. “We encourage everyone to come out and have fun while benefiting a good cause in the community.”...

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Beechwood Sales & Service And Anheuser-Busch Form New Marketing Partnership With Milwaukee Bucks
Beechwood Sales & Service and Anheuser-Busch are proud to announce a new marketing partnership with the Milwaukee Bucks. With this multi-year sponsorship, Beechwood Sales & Service and Anheuser-Busch will become the exclusive beer and hard seltzer sponsor, including non-exclusive sponsorship rights in the ready-to-drink canned cocktails category...


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Ken Notes: Just look for the craft outlets and skip the big boys altogether...

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23 Beer Events Brewing in Milwaukee This Week: July 19-24

Be sure to cheers 1840 Brewing Company, one of Milwaukee’s best breweries celebrates five years in business. Much more at the link...

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Ken Notes: As always check or calendars and links for event across the state...

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3 Sheeps Brewery teams up with firefighters and weightlifters to fundraise for charity
SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) – A Sheboygan brewery is hosting two special events on Saturday, July 30, that showcase both feats of strength and of the heart.

3 Sheeps Brewing is hosting its 2nd annual Pints For A Purpose fundraiser, while simultaneously hosting the Brat City Strongest Competition...
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Local company`s new on-can printing makes recycling beer cans easier
Every time I drink a beer from a can wrapped with a plastic shrink sleeve label, I remove the wrap so the container can be recycled. And because they’re hard to remove, I often worry I’m going to slice my hand along with the sleeve.

Thanks to Milwaukee’s Craft Beverage Warehouse that may not be a concern for much longer.

The company, which operates out of Century City on the former A.O. Smith/Tower Automotive site at Hopkins and Capitol, is now just one of a few companies nationwide that can print directly onto cans in small quantities...

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Strip Mall Carnival
Join Clean Wisconsin this Sunday, July 17, from 1 pm to 6 pm at Muskellounge & Sporting Club for an afternoon of carnival games, craft cocktails, and summer fun with proceeds benefiting Clean Wisconsin.

Festivities include a dunk tank and pie eating contest featuring Madison area “celebrities,” State Line Distillery cocktail takeover, food from conscious butcher Meat People Butcher, Young Blood Brewing beers, 50/50 raffle, duck pull, ring toss, and more!

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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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Try these 9 Oshkosh restaurants during EAA AirVenture for cheese curds, frozen custard, fish fry and more

Dine with a Fox River view at Fox River Brewing

A full service restaurant, bar and brewery set along the Fox River. A large outdoor seating area provides the best water views.

Watch boats motor up and down the river or catch a sunset over the water and cityscape. Drink orders can be placed with servers or at the outdoor bar, which is easy to spot — look for the ginormous yellow chair perched on the roof. 

The patio opens daily at 11 a.m. and closes when the bar and restaurant do.

Dogs are welcome on the patio.

Blü Bobber, a blueberry blonde ale, has long been Fox River Brewing`s best seller — though Fox River brews a good range of beer styles and hard seltzers...



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New brewhouse at Old World Wisconsin offers a taste of history in a pint glass

Brewhouse explores state`s history in beermaking

You don’t have to be a beer enthusiast to appreciate Old World Wisconsin`s newest attraction. But it helps.

The Brewhouse in Eagle not only brews fresh daily batches of beer to be sampled by visitors, but in keeping with Old World Wisconsin`s mission as a living history museum, Brewmaster Rob Novak demonstrates the evolution of different brewing techniques and technologies.
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BLACK+DECKER RELEASES BEV COCKTAIL MAKER FOR YOUR HOME BAR
If you’ve ever said to yourself,  ‘wouldn’t it be neat if I could get a cocktail maker made by the same people that make my orbital sander’, then power tool company Black+Decker has a treat in store for you.

Called the bev, the Black+Decker Cocktail Maker allows users to make custom cocktails at the touch of a button. Now you can Cheers To The Moment™ with delicious craft cocktails from home.
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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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Area Sales Rep - Wisconsin Revolution Brewing
Revolution Brewing, your favorite craft beer proudly brewed right here in the midwest, is hiring Area Sales Reps to share the story of our brewery. As our front-line voices you`ll work with our local distributor and retail partners to get our fresh beers into consumer fists. This may be through landing great spots for our displays, making sure our beer is pouring at your local bar or restaurant, or talking about our tasty beer at samplings or festivals in the future.

We`re hiring for either Madison or Milwaukee - you can live in either and be able to travel around the state, but do need to live in or nearby these cities to ensure you can meet with distributor reps at General Beverage. Let us know in your cover letter where you`ve had success!...


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