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Central Standard Distillery plans to turn its vodka into free disinfectant

Published March 16, 2020

As news has spread that craft distilleries around the country are making hand cleaners with the alcohol they've distilled, Central Standard Distillery in Milwaukee says it will convert some of its high-proof vodka into disinfectant spray that it will offer free to high-risk groups.


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.


Great Lakes Distillery will launch a brand new ... beer?!

Published Nov. 14, 2019

On Sunday, Nov. 17 at 10 a.m., Great Lakes Distillery will launch a brand new ... beer?! That's right, Milwaukee's pioneer post-Prohibition distillery, 616 W. Virginia St., has teamed with its neighbors at MobCraft Beer to create Chaser American Lager, which will be permanently and exclusively sold at the Great Lakes tasting room.


Summer brings "Dirty Helen" and other tasty bourbons

Published July 26, 2019

This summer, Feral House books will re-issue the autobiography of the late barkeep, bawdy house owner and bon vivant Helen Cromwell, and the book's editor, Christina Ward, has collaborated with Great Lakes Distillery on a bourbon to celebrate the occasion.


Ditch dinner: Alternative ways to celebrate Valentine's Day

Published Feb. 13, 2019

Nearly every restaurant in the city will be rolling out romantic dinner offerings for couples to enjoy on February 14. But there are plenty of other ways to mark the day, regardless of whether you're single, coupled or tired of all things love.


5 local boozy gift ideas

Published Nov. 30, 2018

Bottles, big and small, fit perfectly into stockings. Christmas miracle or coincidence? You decide.


Do this now: Mulewaukee Fest

Published July 26, 2018

Great Lakes Distillery partnered with Top Note Tonic for the first time to bring an all day celebration of mules, benefiting the Hunger Task Force.


Hidden gem: The Stone

Published June 15, 2018

It's easy to drive by The Stone, 2422 S. Howell Ave., and not even know it's there, especially considering it doesn't have an obvious exterior sign and it's a bit off the beaten path of the unofficial Kinnickinnic-based Bay View bar district.


Drink this: Still & Oak straight rye and bourbon

Published March 19, 2018

Last month, Great Lakes Distillery (GLD) introduced a new product line called Still & Oak with the release of two whiskeys: one straight bourbon, one straight rye. This month, OnMilwaukee recommends you give it a sip or two.