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The Basics of Beer

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

Eat, Drink, & Get Reading

Fuel your love of Wisconsin’s classic consumables with these and other books from The Local Store.

Wisconsin Grudge Match: Beer v. Cheese

Sure, beer is what made Wisconsin (or at least its biggest city) famous. But in nearly every objective category, our cheese industry overshadows brewing ...

New Bill Would Ease Rules for Wisconsin's Small Brewers

Will Glass, founder of The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire, knows all about the convoluted regulations that govern the production and sale of alcohol in Wisconsin. In fact, he wrestled with them for several years before finally opening his Eau Claire craft brewery and taproom in 2015 ...

Chippewa Valley Craft Brewers Talk About What's Next in Local Beer

A little healthy competition benefits all of us, but support seems to be the secret ingredient in the Chippewa Valley brewing community’s success. Each new brewery benefits when one brewer succeeds at opening people up to craft beer, and we have growing support surrounding craft beer ...

150 Years of Excellence

Over the last 150 years, the legendary Chippewa Falls brewery has been through it all – here's where they're going next.

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A Slice Above

Wisconsin cheese dominated the 2016 world championships. Why aren't we surprised?

The claim that Wisconsin makes the best cheese in the world isn’t just idle boasting: It’s objectively true, at least if you agree with the results of the 2016 World Champion Cheese Contest, which was held earlier this year ...

Cooking With Beer & Cheese

food blogger Hannah Larson offers recipes using some of Wisconsin's most beloved ingredients

Learn to make Hannah Larson's Spaghetti and Meatballs (The Wisconsin Way) + Honey Pilsner Chicken!

Home Is Where the Brew Is

Chippewa Valley Better Brewers work on electronic brewing system, ways to make better beers

Bob Schraufnagel wandered into a homebrew shop on Water Street and bought a book that started a journey. That was in the early 1990s ...

Oktoberfest, EC Style

Lazy Monk plans its own version of German festival

A very traditional Oktoberfest celebration is debuting in September at Lazy Monk Brewing, 97 W. Madison St. Lazy Monk opened in the new location in January ...

The Word on the Curd

every deep-fried delicacy at Culver's comes from LaGrander's Hillside Dairy right here in west-central Wisconsin

Wisconsinites love the deep-fried hunks of cheese found at almost every restaurant in our fine Dairy State. One of these, a homegrown franchise that has spread across the Midwest and beyond ...

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