More posts by Ryan Bender

The National Mustard Museum

Home of Poupon U – America’s Mustard College

No trip to Middleton is complete without a stop at The National Mustard Museum. Just down the block from Capital Brewery, this little museum packs a spicy (or sweet or sharp or however your like your mustard) punch.

The gift shop is on the first floor, and is stuffed with novelty items, clothing and of course, all the mustard you could hope for.… Continue Reading →

Capital Brewery & Beer Garden

25 Years of Craft Brewing in Middleton, Wisconsin

Capital Brewery is famous for it’s German style beers, and rocking beer garden. Located just outside Madison, it was founded in 1986, at the beginning of America’s craft brewery movement. Twenty-five years on it’s still at the forefront, winning award after award and brewing quality beer right in our backyard

The tour begins with a little bit of history, but then becomes really hands on, you’re encouraged and allowed to touch, prod, poke and peer into the equipment – you can even stick your head inside the beautiful copper kettles – a no-no at most other breweries.… Continue Reading →

Dr. Evermor’s Art Park

Come Marvel at the World-Famous Fabulously-Fantastic Foreverton!

Between Madison and Baraboo on US 12 lies the now defunct Badger Army Ammunition Plant. On November 19, 1941, with war seemingly imminent, President Franklin Roosevelt authorized 65 million dollars for the construction of the plant on 10,500 acres of land the US Army ‘acquired.’ Farmers protested, but there was no chance; construction began in March 1942 and by May 1943 the plant was operational.… Continue Reading →

Lakefront Brewery Tour

A Milwaukee craft brewery tour that doesn’t pull punches

Milwaukee’s beers are better than ever, thanks to Milwaukee Brewing Company, Sprecher Brewery and Lakefront Brewery. When we visited Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, we had a little company – Kindra’s parents, her brother and his girlfriend came along with us.… Continue Reading →

Canal Bike

The Best Way To See Amsterdam is By Water (Part 2)

(Part 1 is here, by the way)

When people think of Amsterdam, images of bicyclists riding alongside the canals is the first thing that comes to mind. It did not take the Dutch long to combine their two favorite things into one awesome adventure: canal-biking.… Continue Reading →

St. Nicolaas Boat Club

Saint Nicholas Boat Tours

The Best Way to See Amsterdam is From The Water (Part 1)

So you arrive in Amsterdam at Centraal Station and walk out to get a glimpse of the city. Don’t look too long though – because you might get hit by any number of bikes, trams, cars, buses or mopeds zooming along in front of the station.… Continue Reading →

The 9 Streets

The Nine Streets

Picturesque Shopping District in Central Amsterdam

Get away from the crowds near Centraal Station and forget the chain stores along Kalverstraat; this is Amsterdam shopping in a nutshell. The Nine Streets (De Negen Straatjen) is home to Amsterdam’s best boutiques, vintage clothing stores and one-of-a-kind shops. This is the perfect way to spend a morning (especially if you were up too late the night before).… Continue Reading →

Links We Love – Vol. 1

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