Black is Beautiful collaboration stout will support police reform causes

Published June 10, 2020

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."


Guinness is Guinness. That is all.

Published Feb. 5, 2013

For many people, bartenders included, it seems dark beer means a heavy beer and if a place doesn't have Guinness, they immediately suggest another stout.


Meet the brew master for Guinness

Published March 17, 2012

Fergal Murray, master brewer for Guinness, has a big job: to maintain the 250-year-old legacy of one of the world's favorite stouts. It's also a fun job, one that includes world travel and, of course, plenty of Guinness tasting. Hear more from Murray in this special St. Pat's Day feature.


Where's the freshest Guinness?

Published Feb. 8, 2009

During the winter months, my beverage of choice is Guinness. Last night I had a pretty fresh pint at Paddy's Pub, 2339 N. Murray Ave., and I have always been impressed with the Guinness at Brocach, 1850 N. Water St. I'm wondering which other locales guarantee a fresh tap of this delicious Irish stout?


Sound-off: Does your beer choice change in winter?

Published Jan. 18, 2009

Most breweries offer winter brews this time of year, which are usually darker and spicier than the others. Some beer drinkers, however, stick with the same brand all year 'round. How about you? Do you switch your beers choice based on the season, or is it always the same brands for you regardless of the weather?


Update on my home brewery

Published May 14, 2008

A few months ago, I blogged about my first homebrewing experience. Despite a peculiar smell, the first batch turned out OK.


A stout story

Published March 15, 2008

More stout flows around St. Patrick's Day than at any other time in the U.S. So, it's the perfect time to consider the story of our favorite dark beer.


Lex and Emmit's coming to Water Street

Published Aug. 7, 2004

Lex will replace Steve Vento's Ripples on Water and is slated to open tonight at 530 N. Water St. A few blocks further north, the Chicago Irish tavern Emmit's is expected to replace Stout Bros. in fall.


Milwaukee Buzz -- November 2003

Published Nov. 13, 2003

The buzz is back and as always, in the know. Read about your city, what's new, what's closing and what's coming. It's all only in this column and everyday in the Buzz section of OMC.


Milwaukee Buzz -- September 2003

Published Sept. 30, 2003

With our people on the streets and fall in the air, OMC brings you our monthly look at the stuff, tid-bits, rumors and buzz that shape our wonderful city. As usual, you'll read it here first. On Milwaukee!