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Spring Beers: Bock Is Back

Spring Beers: Bock Is Back

BY KEVIN REVOLINSKI As a kid I collected beer cans, something that seems so very Wisconsin, in a time when old-school regional breweries—and the giant conglomerates methodically buying up their brands—produced American pilsners or similar pale lagers, with few exceptions. You didn’t see a lot of seasonal beers back in that day, but I do remember the cans […]

Meet Mead, the Ancient Honey Wine Making a 21st-Century Comeback

Meet Mead, the Ancient Honey Wine Making a 21st-Century Comeback

By Kevin Revolinski  I first learned of mead in high school, but then it was only by reputation: The mead hall in “Beowulf” where Danish king Hrothgar and his people quaffed cups to achieve “mead joy”—until Grendel showed up and ruined the party.  Others may have recently caught wind of it via Game of Thrones. […]