If you're like me, the race to the top of the IBU and ABV charts has you seeking brewers with a lighter touch without compromising taste. While we're stuck at home and the weather finally seems to be starting to cooperate, let's call them patio beers.
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."
Don't let the shutdown fool you, there's plenty going on in the world of Milwaukee beer, including this news from Third Space Brewing, the new kitchen at the new Faklandia in St. Francis and an online Lager & Friends festival.
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.
With craft brewers around the country being forced to dump beer, the effort to enact - in the words of Whistlepig Whiskey - a "great beer rescue" is underway both locally and beyond. Indeed is doing its part with its Guest Brewers program, spreading the word about Milwaukee brewing colleagues.
We asked a number of local brewers how they're being affected by the Safer at Home order and how they see things shaking out once we've moved ahead. Their replies were thoughtful and interesting. Here's what they had to say.
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?
Lately, folks have been wondering if they can get beer from local craft brewers delivered to their homes so that they can help support struggling hometown brewers during the coronavirus-inspired shutdowns. The short answer is no.
Love burgers? Adore beer? Want to enjoy both in support of a great cause? That's exactly what you can do during Merriment Social's "Merriment Madness" Burger Competition, which takes place March 17 through the end of April.
Another weekend, another batch of new craft beer releases in the ever-evolving and growing world of craft brewing in Milwaukee.
There are so many reasons why the rise of craft beer is a wonderful thing, but surely near the top of the list is the seemingly endless avalanche of inventive and interesting limited and special release brews. Here's some of what you can taste this holiday season.
One of Milwaukee's best breweries, Third Space Brewing - which was one of three area breweries to nab medals at this month's Great American Beer Festival in Denver, is launching a give-back program to support nonprofits focused on youth development and homelessness.
This week I wrote about hazelnuts in yummy desserts. Today, it's all about yummy beers and some collaboration brew projects that support good causes.
City Lights Brewing and Third Space Brewing have partnered on a collaboration brew that will be launched on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 4:30 p.m. to kick off Valley Week, which runs Sept. 21 through 28, an annual fall celebration that showcases the ever-changing and evolving Menomonee Valley.
The third installment of the annual Wisconsin IPA Fest returns next weekend to Third Space Brewing, 1505 W. St. Paul Ave. in the Menomonee Valley, and for the first time, it brings its own unique brew along with it.