From the category archives:


The Perfect Spring Lunch

June 9, 2008
Hacker Pschorr Dunkel

Spring hits in Wisconsin in a very welcome way.  After the brutal winter that we lived through in our area we needed Spring desperately.  Over 100 inches of snow was a hard memory to shake off, but somehow we managed to do just that.  This process was helped along with a Spring Tradition of ourse - the enjoyment […]

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Great Taste of the Midwest

May 7, 2007

A quick perusal of my blog stats tell me that many of you are hitting this blog right about now searching for tickets to the Great Taste of the Midwest. Pardon me for a moment while I rant. I will never again purchase tickets to another Great Taste of the Midwest. I won’t even use […]

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The Great Ticket Excursion

May 1, 2005

A quiz for you: The people in this photo are lined up for: A. Bruce Springsteen tickets B. An audience with the new Pope C. The new Star Wars flick D. None of the above If you guess D, you would be correct. These people are lined up for something far more important than any […]

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A Series of Firsts

April 9, 2005

First Lunch On The Deck It’s spring, and that means many “firsts”. But this year, in the new house, it means even more than usual! We had our first lunch out on the deck of our new house! This was also the first use of the new patio table and the first beer, sausage, cheese […]

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We Need You!

March 31, 2005

Today is the big day! Capital Brewery Autumnal Fire goes up against Sprecher Black Bavarian in the Real Beer March Madness head-to-head competition! If you haven’t tried Autumnal Fire, you will just need to take my word for it – it is, in my opinion, the top beer in the world! (And I’ve tried a […]

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March Madness!

March 22, 2005

It’s March Madness! And I am certainly not talking about basketball, though the Badgers have made the Sweet Sixteen. I’m talking about beer. Each year hosts a “playoff tournament” of notable American beers. 64 notable American beers to be precise. Readers are presented with a choice of beers along the way and are asked […]

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Capital Brewery Bocks

March 20, 2005

Capital Brewery Maibock We have a fondness for bock-style beers. I suspect that this has been greatly encouraged by our close proximity to Capital Brewery, in Middleton, WI. For those of you who are not blessed to live near Capital Brewery, you have my sympathy. Year after year, Capital Brewery, lead by Brewmaster Kirby Nelson, […]

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This is just…. wrong.

October 7, 2004

From USA Today: “In an effort to revive flattening sales and attract new drinkers, Anheuser-Busch (BUD) is unveiling a new concoction

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Oktoberfest Lineup

September 26, 2004

It’s Oktoberfest time! Oktoberfest was first held in 1810 as a celebration of the marriage of Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Citizens of Munich were invited to join in the festivities to celebrate the joyous event. And that’s all well and good, but what Oktoberfest is really about is beer. Really good […]

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Great Taste of the Midwest 2004

August 15, 2004

The 18th Annual Great Taste of the Midwest was held on Saturday, August 14, 2004. This event has become not only a Madison tradition, but also one of the premier beer events in the US. It is also, with the exception of the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the oldest Craft Beer Festival in […]

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Christmas in August!

August 13, 2004

And no, I am not referring to the abnormally cold weather that we are having. It’s the Great Taste of the Midwest tomorrow! More than 100 breweries, offering a total of more than 400 beers to taste! I’ll be taking a camera and posting some pictures. And tonight we’re celebrating tomato season by going to […]

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Mid Sunday Repast

May 16, 2004

Hacker Pschorr Weissbier and radishes on a spring day.

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