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The Beer Guy

Dave Richmond has combined his work with his love of beer for more than eight years with the Madrigrano families, and is now Global Brands Manager at Beer Capitol Distributing-Lake Country in Sussex. In his position, Dave is responsible for coordinating the marketing and merchandising programs for all the Global brands. The beer products featured in his blog are primarily those distributed but not limited to by Beer Capitol Distributing Lake Country.


Hope everyone is finishing up their final plans for Thanksgiving and the menus. Wanted to drop a note about some great beers for the holiday. One of my favorites with Turkey is Newcastle Brown Ale. Great beer to pair with the turkey and the stuffing. Some great seasonals are still availible to pair with your meal. Pumpkin beers from Lakefront and Southern Tier are the best ones I have had this fall.

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Difficult times

It has taken me a while to write about it but here goes...A call came in on my cell on a hot Friday morning.  It was a call from a former co-worker.  He called to say a mutual friend had died the night before.  It did not register for a while because my mind did not want to accept the fact someone I had known and worked with for 10+ years had passed.  Ted was a couple of years older but our kids were the same age.  This was a sudden and unexpected passing.  I have a lot of great memories of traveling with Ted to octoberfest in Munich Germany a few years back with a great group of guys.  I have fond memories of grabbing a beer and listening to him tell a story and laughing til my sides hurt.

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It's the Most Wonderful time of the Year

As summer races by it is stopping this week at my favorite time of the year.  This Saturday is the 25th annual Great Taste of the Midwest beer festival in Madison.  If you are a fan of beer this event should be on your bucket list. Breweries from all over the midwest put on a great sampling and festival.  I am really looking forward to some of the Bourbon barrel aged beers that will be available.  The weather looks to be outstanding and not nearly the high heat of the last 2 years.  My good friend, The Professor, is having this as a send off before he departs for a oversees teaching opportunity for 5 months.

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It is Summer , right?

Well as the calender changes over to summer we can only hope that the weather does as well.  Because with that brings picnics, parades and festivals.  I love this time of year due to the fact that there some many new beers to try.  New Glarus, Capital, Leinies, Sierra Nevada are just a few of the breweries with summer beers to try.

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Milwaukee Beer Week


Welcome to Milwaukee Beer Week.  The good people at Beechwood Distributing and TAP Milwaukee have put together along with their great suppliers a great week of craft and import beer throughout the area.  There are events from Thursday April 28th thru May 8th at various stores and bars/restaurants sampling out some of the great beers from around the world.  If you are a beer nut or just plain want to try some new beers, this is the week for you.  Check TAP Milwaukee for more information and do not miss your chance to sample some new brews.

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