Whiskey

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Is the shutdown sending Milwaukee beer down the drain?

Published April 24, 2020

News reports about dairy farmers being forced to dump milk and produce have been joined by stories of craft brewers in Portland, Oregon, and South Carolina facing the same horror of seeing their product and profit go right down the drain as sales tank during the coronavirus shutdown. Are brewers here dumping beer?

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Fond du Lac's Ledgerock carries on long tradition of farm distilling

Published March 13, 2020

To cap off a late summer camping trip, I managed to convince the family to stop for our umpteenth distillery tour of the year at a place called Ledgerock Distillery, just outside Fond du Lac. What we found was unlike any of the other distilleries we saw in our U.S. (and Irish) travels that year.

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Milwaukee's best tour (wine and spirits), 2020

Published March 4, 2020

Once again, OnMilwaukee separated the always-popular breweries from other tours to create a distinct category, and once again the city's standard-bearer for spirits once again ran away with the title.

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Meet the man behind Jack Daniel's

Published Feb. 21, 2020

Everybody knows Jack Daniel's Tennessee Whiskey. But do you know the man behind the booze? Derek Mosley's latest Black History Month post takes us back to the past.

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Distill America returns for its 12th edition in Madison

Published Feb. 12, 2020

Distill America XII, a benefit for the Wisconsin Distillers Guild, which represents the state's craft distillers, is set to take place Saturday, Feb. 22 from 6 until 9 p.m. at The Edgewater Hotel on the shore of Lake Mendota in Madison.

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Eagle Park's new distillery heats up with the arrival of its still

Published Jan. 3, 2020

When Eagle Park Brewing Company opens its second facility in spring, it will be more than a second brewery and taproom. The plans also call for a cidery and a distillery. In fact, Eagle Park's brand new 240-gallon hybrid still arrived on Thursday.

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Urban spelunking: Malteurop's West Milwaukee malting plant

Published Dec. 30, 2019

The former Froedtert Malt Complex, just off Miller Park Way, at 38th and Grant Streets in West Milwaukee, looks - from a distance - like a small, second downtown, with a skyline profile of its own. We take you inside!