Brewing beer has been a Wisconsin tradition since territory times, with the first known breweries dating back to the 1830’s.
In the decades following, Wisconsin has been home to some of the most well-known beer in America – making Miller High Life, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Leinenkugel’s and Schlitz household names.
But it’s no longer these brewing giants capturing the interest of many beer enthusiasts. Wisconsin craft beer is rapidly gaining in popularity, style and availability. We want to focus some well-deserved attention on some of the most popular and best Wisconsin beer – brewed in the hidden treasure troves of small Wisconsin microbreweries across the state.
We’ve collected some examples of beer types that pair well with each season along with some local examples to try!
Foods have their best seasons. There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of soup on a cold winter day except perhaps a cool ice cream cone on a hot summer night. Beers are no different. Beyond the usual spectrum of light and dark beers, many breweries expand their selections based on the season. Heartier brews fit perfectly during those hunkered down winter months, while warmer days encourage sweeter tastes and experimentation. We’ve collected some examples of beer types that pair well with each season along with some local examples to try for yourself before figuring out some new recipes.