My desert-island food? Pizza. This is the one food item I would want to have if I found myself stranded on an island (unless I am stranded on The Island, in which case 30 year-old Dharma Pizza may not be my first choice).… Continue Reading →
We went to a party and a brewery tour broke out. Well, not exactly, but that is what it felt like. The Milwaukee Brewing Company is located south of downtown in Walker’s Point. The brewery started as the Milwaukee Ale House brewpub, but demand grew so much, they had to move the brewing to a dedicated facility.… Continue Reading →
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 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 →
Autumn in Wisconsin can’t be beat. The crisp air, the sunshine and the maple leaves turning bright red make it the perfect time to get out and enjoy all that our state has to offer. Our latest adventure took us about an hour northwest of Madison to Natural Bridge State Park.… Continue Reading →
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 →
When we visited family in Milwaukee recently, we stopped at Blue’s Egg near Miller Park to fuel up before hitting Lakefront Brewery. This diner has the friendly service you’d expect from your neighborhood joint, but with none of the grease.
The food was fresh and seasonal, and the coffee was strong.… Continue Reading →
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 →
If Fromagination is a slice of Paris plopped down in Madison, then Baumgartner’s is what you get when a Swiss village mates with a Wisconsin tavern – and we mean that in the best possible way.