Chapter 5: Driftless Books and Music in Viroqua, Wisconsin

If you walk into Driftless Books and Music too quickly, you’ll miss the headstone leaning out against the front stairway. It commemorates La Crosse’s very own Freddie Slack. “The Original Hipster and King of...

My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2015: Now it’s a Party

Oh, you didn't know? One day every year, my mother-in-law puts me in charge of a day-drinking excursion and tips beers back wherever I bring her. Year one featured a rampage through Hudson restaurants and breweries. This brave soul, who hadn't touched...
Folks cheer while a beer sits on the table at a brewery taproom

My Mother-in-Law’s Day-Drinking Tour 2016: From St. Paul and Over the St. Croix

Remember how innocent the first one was? It was just my mother-in-law and I, "beerin'" around Hudson for eight hours or so. We liked beers, we disliked beers, we overate, maybe we slurred words a bit,...

Dwight, Ricardo and Penelope: Good Words with Grant Pauly of 3 Sheeps

I met up with 3 Sheeps head brewer and co-founder Grant Pauly at O'Gara's last week and asked him all kinds of practical questions: What would his opposite be like? What's on his perfect egg sandwich?...

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