Much like the All Together IPA worldwide collaboration to help raise money for service industry workers during the coronavirus shutdown, a new Black is Beautiful stout is being made by brewers everywhere to benefit "local foundations that support police brutality reform and legal defenses for those who have been wronged."
If Milwaukee's examples are an accurate microcosm of the hundreds of versions of All Together IPA being brewed around the world, there is an incredibly vast rainbow of All Together colors, levels of haze, variety of flavors and aromas out there, all being created by brewers who, like the rest of us, are all in this together.
When I visited 1840 Brewing Co., I found a brewery unlike any I'd seen. In fact, it's the only brewery I've visited that doesn't have brew kettles. With only a few fermentation tanks at the back, but a plethora of oak barrels, 1840 looks as much like a winery or distillery as a brewery.
Bay View's newest brewery, 1840 Brewing Company, opens to the public this weekend. And the beer promises to be like none other in the city. Self-described as an urban farmhouse brewery, 1840 approaches its beer with an Old World attitude and a New World model.
Aspiring brewers, take note. Milwaukee's first brewery incubator program, run by The CrafterSpace, is accepting applications through Jan. 5 for a first-of-its-kind educational program aiming to provide an in-depth look at what it takes to start a brewery.