Issue #364 August 8, 2018

Beer Crust or Bust

Beer Hall Pizza unites pizza & beer lovers for unique eats

Hillary Bell

Beer and pizza is at least in the top five for best food and drink pairing, if not the top three. You probably wouldn’t think that it could get any better than that … But a newly designed pizza has come to tell ...

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Issue #364 August 8, 2018

A Great Hop-Pertunity

Elk Mound farm takes hops from bed to brewer

Tori Johnson

It’s a long journey to get the beer we love to drink ready to serve. Some folks in Elk Mound have taken on a role in that journey, starting their part of this process in the soil. Scott and Jody Alnes began their own hop farm ...

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Issue #364 August 8, 2018

Tiny Store, Big Heart

Nelson Cheese Factory gets new owner, new name

Lauren Fisher, photos by Andrea Paulseth

When Ann Weix started working part time at Nelson Cheese Factory, then just a tiny cheese shop on Harding Ave., in 1987, it was only to make an extra buck while attending UW-Eau Claire. A friend of her mother ...

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Issue #364 August 8, 2018

The Basics of Beer

lagers, ales, and everything you need to know about your typical cold one

Lauren Fisher

Wisconsin is a beer-loving state, for better or for worse, and with history older than Leinenkugel’s and new breweries coming up every year, the Chippewa Valley is definitely a hub within a hub ...

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Issue #361 June 27, 2018

4 Helpful CSA Hacks

overcoming common challenges your weekly box of local produce presents

Julia van Allen, photos by Andrea Paulseth

Community Supported Agriculture shares, or CSAs, are spreading through the Chippewa Valley and bringing an abundance of delicious and healthy foods straight from farm to table ...

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