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Updates on Winning Crowdsourced Beers

Spy vs. Spy: IPA vs. Black IPA

Visually of course there’s no mistaking one for the other, the one being, well, black. But you’ll hear even knowledgeable people say they’re the same, other than the color. Blindfold many a craft beer drinker and have them taste an IBA, and very few will guess it’s not an IPA. So then how come . . .

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Cyber Monday Beer

Move Over Black Friday Beer! Cyber Monday is a smooth, full bodied, black as night stout with plenty of bourbon on the nose and a hints of tart cherry. It has a heavy mouthfeel that leads into distinct flavors of whisky and cherry and end with a nice long toasty...

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MobCraft Batch 100 Released!

    So we've been around for 2.5 years and have turned the brewhouse 100 times! About 90 batches in Andrew and I sat down to figure out what our 100th batch should be! I was pretty excited when he brought up the idea to do a big Belgian Style Golden Ale. And even more...

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Ice Cream Social Gone Boozy

Four of Madison’s favorite local businesses have come together to give you an Adult Ice Cream Social! What: Whiskey shakes, beer floats, boozy sundaes, espresso shots! Where: Barriques-West Wash. 127 W Washington Avenue, Madison, WI. When: Thursday, July 30th 5-8PM.

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Bat$hit Crazy Pretzels? Yes Please

Make some for yourself & send us your pictures! Directions – In a small saucepan, heat beer to 110°-115°; remove from heat. Stir in yeast until dissolved. In a large bowl, combine butter, sugar, 1-1/2 teaspoons salt, yeast mixture and 3 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky).

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Vanilla Wafer Porter Cupcakes!

Homemade Vanilla Bean Cupcakes | INGREDIENTS – 1 cup sour milk*, 2 vanilla beans, 3/4 cup butter, room temperature, 1 cup pure cane white sugar, 2 whole eggs + 2 egg whites, room temperature, 2 3/4 cup flour, sifted, 3 tsp baking powder, pinch salt.

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Celebrate June By Sipping On G&J

Sipping on G&J is your June competition winner by only 5 votes! A BEER THAT BRINGS YOU BACK TO 1994 WHERE YOU CAN BE LAID BACK WHILE SIPPING ON GIN AND JUICE. MOSAIC, CITRA, CASCADE AND GALAXY HOPS PROVIDE THE JUICE WHILE JUNIPER BERRIES BRING ON THE GIN. RECIPE...

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Bat$hit Crazy Goes Sour!

We brewed Batshit Crazy, inoculated it with a souring bacteria, then aged it in used bourbon barrels. The lactobacillus and the lactose create lactic acid which folds really well into the complexity of the coffee and bourbon notes in the beer. NOW AVAILABLE AT VILLAGE...

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Extra, Extra, Read All About Us!

In case you have been living under a rock & haven’t heard, MobCraft was featured in The New York Times! TIRED OF WAITING FOR U.S. TO ACT, STATES PASS CROWDFUNDING LAWS AND RULES …”The concept of equity crowdfunding is still new and often confusing for the companies...

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Wheat Men Brew Day!

Nick was nice enough to come over today to help out with the brew day! We had him helping out with a little bit of everything today. Along with Galaxy and cascade hops we tossed in crushed juniper berries into the boil during the whirlpool. We also have a new mash tun...

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Wheat Men Can’t Jump, But They Can Win!

After 2 months in the vote, Wheat Men Can’t Jump got the W! Only 7 votes separated first and second place! It’s a bold wheat IPA with a healthy dosing of Hops and Wisconsin Juniper for a robust but refreshing White IPA. HERE ARE SOME OF OUR MOST RECENT LABEL IDEAS!...

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Noctis Update

We tasted Noctis a few weeks ago, and its coming right along! Like all barrel aged beers, the barrels decide when the beer is at its optimal taste, Wait too long and the beer may taste a little over charred, oaky, or draw to many tannins out of the wood. Don’t wait...

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Burgers & Brew 2015

Dane County’s most popular chefs pair up with Wisconsin’s talented brewers and farmers to serve unique, locally sourced burgers and satisfying Wisconsin craft brews. Each ticket is redeemable for three quarter-pound burgers and three short pours of beer. SATURDAY, MAY...

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Vanilla Wafer Porter Wins!

Vanilla Wafer Porter won the competition by 10 votes this April! It is a rich porter with a little cocoa throughout the mouthful with a strong vanilla wafer finish. We can almost say for sure that it will run out soon! So make sure you go preorder before it’s too...

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Madison Craft Beer Week Events

Here is a list of all the events we’ll be attending during Madison Craft Beer Week! 5/1 MOBCRAFT: MEET THE BREWERS ALL DAY Where: Baldwin Street Grille Pouring a sour from the Sour Stash line, Batshit Crazy, Hop Goes the Grapefruit, Orange You Glad I Didn’t Say...

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Aloha April Release!

In the closest vote in MobCraft History, Jeremy Ratcliffe and his ALOHA DANKESCHÖN took the lead by ONE vote! This goes to show that your vote does matter! Jeremy, his girlfriend and coworker stopped by both brew days to help out with the process, and it was a good...

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