The term “March Madness” may be colloquially tied to college basketball, but heading into the last weekend of the regular season, it feels like that phrase was tailor made for college hockey, especially in the WCHA.
The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents discussed Friday preliminary reports on system-wide enrollment numbers for 2012, which showed a trend of decreasing enrollment in Wisconsin universities.
With the departure of Russell Wilson, one of the biggest questions facing the Wisconsin football team for the 2012 season was its situation under center. Consider those questions answered with Wednesday’s news that former Maryland quarterback Danny O’Brien has decided to take his talents to Madison.
One more round of midterm elections is in the books, and it was a sweeping victory for Republicans nationwide. While the GOP victory may not have been as dominant as many had projected, the Republicans were still able to take the U.S. House of Representatives, grab a lion's share of the country's governorships and oust Democratic senate stalwarts, including Wisconsin's own Russ Feingold. But here in Wisconsin's 2nd Congressional District, Democratic Representative Tammy Baldwin didn't even flinch.
Here at the New Beer desk we try to shine light on breweries that we've personally tried and think are underappreciated. Pearl Street Brewery from La Crosse has come out with some fantastic beers like the Dankenstein Double Imperial Pale Ale and El Hefe Bavarian Hefewiezen. We would focus on these great beers, but the point of the New Beer desk is to try beers that are at least familiar to us. That said, Pearl Street's D.T.B. Brown Ale left us unimpressed compared to its brothers and sisters.
India Pale Ales can be intimidating to the hophobic, but New Belgium Brewery's Ranger IPA is inviting and refreshing. Lacking the bitter overly hopped smack stronger IPAs may wallop the Ranger is nicely herbal, offering a wildly floral bouquet.
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So creamy you can dip Oreos in it, New Glarus' seasonal Road Slush Stout packs in the chocolate—chocolate malt, that is. The beer channels the best of the worst attribute of winter transportation—thick, dark sludge. Luckily, this brew is much more drinkable than its salty doppelgänger.