A few new bottles and cans (clap your hands) just hit our menu: 8 Wired Sour Side of the Moon – 500 ml, $19 New Zealand is a consistently underrated hotbed of innovative brewing, and 8 Wired is at the forefront. We’ve generally featured their big, burly stouts like iStout and Batch 2.18, but they’re […]
Here’s your new and upcoming beer alert for the week! Mikkeller SpontanFredriksal Cherry – 375ml, $25 We profiled this beer last week in the “Upcoming” section, but it’s officially on the menu as of today. A blend of spontaneously fermented ales aged on oak barrels, the beer is then steeped with cherries from the Fredriksal […]
Sometimes, a little context is required. We’re always looking for the best and, frankly, sometimes the downright weirdest beers we can find to add to our tap lines and ever-growing bottle list. Starting today, this will be a regular feature on our blog, as we look to dig into some of the newest beers on […]
It’s here. Again. That would be Madison Craft Beer Week, the now-annual celebration of all things fermented and artisanal. Here at Brasserie V, we’ll be celebrating with friends old and new alike for our handful of events. We’ll fill in the details as we finalize things, so watch this page; but for now, here’s what […]
We’re very, very excited to feature some up-and-coming and, in some cases, under the radar breweries for this tasting. Our friends at 12% Imports (providers of St. Bernardus and other fine beers) figured heavily into this one, and hooked us up with some absolutely phenomenal beers. These will hit the menu at some point, but […]
For this edition of Style Section, I wanted to take the opportunity to focus on a specific beer: Dupont Avec les Bons Voeux. There are a couple of reasons for this: for one, it’s one of my five favorite beers ever, regardless of style. As well, it’s been the subject of some minor debate within […]
Next to farmhouse ales and IPAs–I’m not touching those for a while here–porters enjoy probably the murkiest history of any beer style. There are several colorful tales surrounding the genesis of the style, but my favorite, like most, dates back to England circa 1800. The story goes that pub-goers would, instead of simply choosing a […]
There’s a lot of beer out there, and you can try most of it if you just pull up a barstool here at Brasserie V. This ongoing series should help you get better acquainted. Summer is officially here, and we’re doing our best to acknowledge it on our tap lines. Sometimes we fail miserably—hello, four […]
Fall of Man rocks hoppy, farmhouse-style brew, but the Danes have a dark side, too, and these gypsy brewers are Macbeth-ing the hell out of our tap lines right now.
Yes, the wait is over, Wisconsin. After years of hopeful rumors, false starts, bootlegged cans and Great Taste sips, full-blown sales of Surly Brewing’s beer begins statewide on Monday.