Monthly Archives: February 2015

February 26, 2015

Chase Perfection at Wisconsin’s best Craft Breweries

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Craft brewers are at the top of their game.

If you haven’t tried one of these pints, you’re in for a treat. Wisconsin’s talented brew masters never rest and are continually creating new offerings. Some of the most interesting beers are from breweries you may not be familiar with. They are worth a special visit. There are so many great styles and choices of beers to sample, it can be hard to decide what to try first.

Here are some insider tips from a Wisconsin beer lover:

Where to go: Capital Brewery, Middleton
What to sample: Supper Club. This easy-drinking lager is a favorite at summer festivals for a good reason. Discover why.

Where to go: Stevens Point Brewery, Stevens Point
What to sample: Point Special Lager. They brew a lot more than this in ‘Point, but only this beer has been around since 1857. You’ve got to have at least one.

Where to go: Central Waters Brewing Co., Amherst
What to sample: Glacial Trail IPA. Hop lovers will enjoy this well-balanced offering, named after a local trail.

Where to go: O’so Brewing, Plover
What to sample: Night Train. This complex porter is so good, it will even please people who claim to not like dark beer.

Where to go: Kozy Yak Brewery, Rosholt
What to sample: Yakety-Yak Dopplebock Lager. We are getting into the season for bocks and after the winter that Wisconsin just had, better make it a double (dopple).

Where to go: Minocqua Brewing Company, Minocqua
What to sample: Road-Kill Red Ale. How often can you say you had road kill for lunch – and enjoyed it!

Where to go: Riverside Brewery, West Bend
What to sample: Bee Home Soon Honey Ale. This light Riverside classic is brewed with real Wisconsin honey.

 

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February 12, 2015

Your Guide to Catching Fish and Winning Big

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You Won’t Believe How Cold the Cash is on These Lakes

Who needs Las Vegas? On these Wisconsin lakes you can have big fun and the payout is huge. How huge?

In one contest, you could drive off the lake in one of two new trucks – and you don’t even need to pull in the biggest fish to win those wheels. Other contests offer smaller purses but the bragging rights are even bigger than the fish you might catch. And even when it’s not your lucky day in these tournaments, a day spent ice fishing with friends on these lakes is still a day well spent. Here’s a sample of some of the ice fishing tournaments happening this winter:

Battle on Bago

When: Feb. 27, 28
Where: Lake Winnebago system, Oshkosh, WI
Payday: $250,000 in total prizes, including two 2014 F150 trucks and two fishing boats and many other prizes.
Website: http://www.battleonbago.org/

Fisheree and Winter Festival

When: Feb. 14, 15
Where: Hodag Park, Boom Lake, Rhinelander
Payday: each day the longest northern picks up $500, second place is $200, third place is $100. Additional prizes for longest walleye, perch, crappie and bluegill.
Website: http://www.explorerhinelander.com/gohodags/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/2015-Fishereee-Winter-Festival-Poster.pdf

Frozen Tozen Winter Fest

When: Feb. 21
Where: Allequash Lake, Boulder Junction
Payday: $100 cash and Frozen Tozen award for the largest fish.
Website: http://boulderjct.org/bigmusky/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Frozen-Tozen-Flyer-2015.pdf

Fun on the Frozen Flambeau

When: Feb. 20-22
Where: Dairyland Reservoir, Tony, WI
Payday: over $20,000 in prizes over the weekend.
Website: http://www.ruskcountywi.com/event/fun-frozen-flambeau/

What: USA Ice Team Trials

When: Feb. 26-28
Where: Holiday Acres Resort, Rhinelander, Wisconsin
Payday: (priceless?) prestige. This event is used to select members of the USA Ice Team, which competes in ice fishing contests internationally.
Website: http://www.usaiceteam.com/

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February 10, 2015

Gems of Middleton Giveaway

Experience Middleton’s unique attractions like Capital Brewery and the National Mustard Museum plus take home a stunning gemstone ring!

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February 9, 2015

Oneida County

Oneida County Defined

Oneida County is a beautiful winter vacation destination. Tour more than 1,000 miles of snowmobile trails. Get out on the ice on one of the county’s iconic fishing lakes, explore a scenic snowshoeing or cross-country ski trail or savor your vacation at a friendly Oneida County restaurant.

Define your perfect winter getaway.

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February 9, 2015

Boulder Junction

Bringing Classic Back

Re-discover the classic Northwoods vacation in Boulder Junction this winter. The Musky Capital of the World® is home to miles of beautiful snowmobile trails, productive ice fishing lakes, active winter events and some of the state’s best silent-sports trails.

Plan a classic Northwoods getaway.

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