Since the local brews of Lucette and Lazy Monk debuted in the past year, local drinkers have responded and the production has gone like gangbusters. Well now we can rejoice in yet another brew, as Lazy Monk unveils its Oktoberfest.
the pride of Stevens Point goes head-to-head with Chippewa’s finest
Leinie’s Original is always a solid choice among run-of-the-mill beers when you’re looking to drink something for long periods (bringing a case to a party, for instance). But you’ll find light beer drinkers opting away from it if it’s in...
area beers and cheeses that combine unique, strange, and downright weird
Once opened and poured, this beer displays a dark hazelnut color with a half-inch tan head. As you lean in to take a whiff you find yourself initially overwhelmed with the mint, which quickly mellows to reveal hints of both chocolate and coffee.
the rising popularity of brewing your own beer
Max Grones, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Whenever I tell people I brew my own beer I get very mixed reactions. Most people are surprised that someone without access to a brewery full of equipment even has the ability to brew beer, and others ask if it’s even legal to do so.
the delicious past and present of Wisconsin’s most famous cheese creations
As a way to keep the cheese pure in form, more and more artisan
cheese makers are going away from adding coloring to the cheese, which leaves it a natural white.
books about Wisconsin beer and cheese in The Local Store
This is a story of farmers, milk cows, dairy barns, green pastures, and the cheese makers who work their magic and turn milk into cheese.
how Wisconsin and Eau Claire came to be famous world-wide for a celebrated kind of beer
“The chemical make-up of the water here really makes it an ideal spot to brew. The type of yeast needed works best in a cool, damp environment, which is also readily available with all the caves.” – Tim Kelly, brewmaster at Northwoods