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VOTE NOW: Bar Bracket Aleite 8

Almost none of the favorites remain, but a deserving bar will nonetheless be crowned king of Madison's nightlife scene.

Madison Bar Bracket: Sudsy 16 results

There were upsets. Hooooo baby, were there upsets.

VOTE NOW: Bar Bracket Sudsy 16 voting is open

We've reached the "second weekend" of the Great Madison Bar Bracket. Let your voice be heard and vote for your remaining favorite bar.

Madison Bar Bracket second-round results

Upsets were plentiful in the Great Madison Bar Bracket second round.

Madison Bar Bracket mid-week results

Continue to vote for our favorite Madison establishments through tomorrow!

VOTE NOW: Madison Bar Bracket second round

We are one step closer to crowning the finest bar in Madison's campus area. Make your voice heard!

Madison Bar Bracket, Camp Randall Region

The final region of #B5QBarBracket voting is open. In true Cook County fashion, I encourage you to vote early AND often for your favorite bar.

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A hops museum is coming to Madison

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About damn time! A hops museum is coming to Madison's east side, on E. Washington Ave. It opens Saturday with a "Madison Barrel & Brewing History" meet-and-greet from 1 to 3 p.m. The grand opening celebration will run from 12:30 to 11 p.m. With a $25 annual membership fee, members can rent out space in the museum for private events -- awesome stuff for homebrewers. Donations from New Glarus, MobCraft, Next Door, Vintage and Wisconsin Brewing, among others, helped get the museum going. Best of all? The Museum has a mascot named "Hoppy."

Madison Bar Bracket: Southeast region results

The first round of the Southeast region is complete. Who moved on?

Vote now: Madison Bar Bracket, Southeast Region

The third region of #B5QBarBracket voting is open. In true Cook County fashion, I encourage you to vote early AND often for your favorite bar.

Madison Bar Bracket: Capitol Square region results

The first round of the Capitol Square region is complete. Who moved on?

Vote now: Bar Bracket, Capitol Square Region

Voting is now open!

Madison Bar Bracket: State Street region results

The first round of the State Street region is complete. Who moved on?

Vote now: Bar Bracket, State Street Region

Voting is now open!

The Great Madison Bar Bracket of 2015

It's time to let people know why their favorite bar is worse than your favorite bar.

Madison Craft Beer Week kicks off tonight

The celebration of all things beer is entering its fifth year and is better than ever.

Madison named top college town in Big Ten, again

Athlon Sports polled 10 Big Ten media members on their favorite spot to visit. The results won't shock you.

New Ale Asylum brews; MobCraft intro

It's getting warm out again and drinking outside is a viable option once more. Here are some fun new options for you to enjoy on your patio, stoop or Miller Park tailgate spot.

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Ale Asylum planning Hopalicious cans

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Important beer update: Hopalicious cans are coming! Same with Bedlam!, Demento and Unshadowed, according to Isthmus. The cans should be available by April. Also included in this article: More on Ale Asylum's plans for a Russian imperial stout, as well as the five new beers it's introducing over the first five months of 2015. It's a happy day, Madison beer lovers.

Auburn beer review: Good People, Red Clay

Some good things are finally happening in Alabama regarding craft beer. Football probably too.

B1G Championship Beer Review: Sun King, Outliers

After a week off for Thanksgiving (I was confident y'all could find beer for Thanksgiving/the Minnesota game), we review the beer scene in Indianapolis, site of a little 'ol game known as the Big Ten Championship.

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HopCat craft beer bar coming to Madison

Iowa beer review: Toppling Goliath, Backpocket

No really, we swear! Iowa has some solid beer options for visiting Badgers fans.

Nebraska beer review: Nebraska Brewing, Zipline

Nebraska has more to offer than just corn and more corn. Nebraska Brewing Company and Zipline Brewing are two of the finest breweires in all of Nebraska

Purdue beer review: Three Floyds, People's Brewing

I know it will be a struggle, but join me in waking up for another 11 a.m. kickoff with some prime Indiana brews.

Rutgers beer review: Flying Fish, River Horse

For the longest time, New Jersey was operating under extremely restrictive beer laws (shakes fists at Puritans). Recently, many have been repealed and the state is starting to produce some kickass beers.

Maryland beer review: Flying Dog, Full Tilt

Allow me to broaden your Maryland beer horizons beyond Natty Boh, and uhh, Natty Boh. I'm assuming we don't know a whole lot about the Maryland beer scene.

Illinois beer review: DESTIHL, Blind Pig

No jokes this week. You're going to need these beers.

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Wisconsin fans take over Evanston

Where (and what) to drink, eat in Chicago

Northwestern is not Chicago's Big Ten team, but visiting fans should consider Chicago Northwestern's Big Ten drinking city.

South Florida beer review: Cigar City, Yuengling

If y'all think Tampa is just full of jean-shorted, beauty pageant-rigging, backwoods swamp people ... you are right. But they also happen to brew some excellent beer down there.

Ohio beer recommendations for BGSU-UW

After a week off, I hope your livers are ready for another home football Saturday. This time, we've got some fine beer from Ohio for you to sample with breakfast.