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Central Standard debuts limited-edition "Name-Your-Own" bourbon

Published June 12, 2019

Sure, you could buy your dad another "Greatest Dad" coffee cup, a colorful necktie or an always fashionable trucker hat ... But why would you, when you can give him something better ... like a bottle of locally made bourbon with a customized name that you made up yourself?

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Wisconsin-made North 40 Brandy to be exclusive at Miller Park

Published March 27, 2019

Tomorrow's opener at Miller Park marks the first ballgame of the season. It also marks the inaugural debut of Central Standard's brand new North 40 Wisconsin-style brandy as the official brandy served at the ballpark.

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Do This: Get your tickets for "86'd: Battle of the Bartenders" on Feb. 25

Published Feb. 12, 2019

You've been "86'd." Cut. Eliminated. Sent home. They're words no one (ever) wants to hear. They're also key words which will come into play during Central Standard Craft Distillery's inaugural 86'd: Battle of the Bartenders competition taking place on Monday, Feb. 25.

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Milwaukee Mocktails: Central Standard Craft Distillery

Published July 26, 2018

For those who choose not to drink, it might feel uncomfortable getting an invitation to grab a drink and hang out at Central Standard Craft Distillery. But I'm happy to announce that Central Standard makes sure everyone feels included.

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Simultaneously drinking and burning calories on the Pedal Tavern

Published July 6, 2016

Last Wednesday was opening night at Summerfest, but the Pedal Tavern was where the fun was. Zoe Benjamin says trying out the Pedal Tavern before a long night of music, food and even more drinks is probably one of the best pregame ideas ever.

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8 spirited gift ideas for dads who imbibe

Published June 10, 2015

You've got just over a week until Father's Day. But, if you haven't yet purchased a gift for dad, you needn't fret. If you've got a dad who enjoys the occasional tipple, we've got the perfect list of options to please his palate. Just search for your dad's personality among those listed below to find the perfect recommendation. Or just point and shoot. Every option on this list is guaranteed to make you a Father's Day gifting hero.

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Milwaukee's best new bar, 2015

Published Feb. 1, 2015

Paul and Natalia Hackbarth opened the first Camp Bar at the end of 2012 in Shorewood, and in 2014 brought the concept to Wauwatosa at 6600 W. North Ave. Last year, OnMilwaukee.com readers picked the Shorewood location as having the best atmosphere and this year, readers chose the Tosa location as the city's best new bar.

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Blazel divides time between brewing and distilling

Published Jan. 15, 2015

Brian "Blaze" Blazel moved to Milwaukee from Eau Claire to study mechanical engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, but enthusiastically changed directions when he was offered a job as a brewer at Milwaukee Brewing Co. Last summer, Central Standard Craft Distillery - a micro still and tasting room in Walker's Point - rented space in Milwaukee Brewing Co.'s building and hired Blazel as a distiller.