Author Archives: Penny Pickart

Lakefront Brewery Beer Academy features malt sensory

Last year at the Craft Brewers Conference, Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee was one of the lucky winners who received one of our Hot Steep Method Kit giveaways. Last month, they invited craft beer enthusiast to their brewery to educate … [More]

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The release of “20”

Saturday afternoon, we headed to the familiar town of Amherst, WI. Pulling in, I could see the population sign that read “1,046.” As we made our way to Allen St.,  there was a line of people that doubles the city’s population and stretched from theMore]

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Brew crew from Central Waters tours Briess facilities

On Friday, May 19, we had the honor of hosting the staff of Central Waters Brewing Company (Amherst, WI). With the recent release of the Wisconsin Foodies partner episode of Briess and Central Waters, employees from Briess had the chance to take a field trip to Central Waters for the Premiere … [More]

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The Wood Shop: Upland’s place to tinker and experiment

Recently, I visited Upland Brewing’s newest location, The Wood Shop, which is dedicated to sour beers. Upland began brewing sour beers in March of 2006 and since that time they have grown an entire sour ale program dedicated to developing new, innovative beers that “help define the American … [More]

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A sample of the unbridled brews and spirits of Kentucky

Recently I made my way down to the unbridled state of Kentucky and had the pleasure to explore some breweries and distilleries that love to age their beer, smoke their own malt and make a hell of a good whiskey.

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