Why Dave's BrewFarm is releasing a pale lager, BrewFarm Select, as its flagship. It's gotten some good reviews in places like BeerAdvocate (it hasn't been reviewed on RateBeer, yet), and there's not really any doubt that it's a quality product. For now it is contract brewed and canned at Stevens Point. It does present an interesting challenge though, because it will need to compete with other "macro"-ish lagers that are much more entrenched - e.g., Spotted Cow, Point, Leinie's, etc. It's not currently available here in Madison, though I understand that the BrewFarm is looking for local distribution.
Shut Up About Barclay Perkins uncovers evidence of Yogurt Beer. It's not nearly as disgusting or strange as it might appear. It is beer (wort) that has been soured with yogurt cultures and then ale-fermented. Crazy, crazy stuff. Bets on first Wisconsin brewery to attempt this? Who wants the over-under on Furthermore? Who wants O'So? Damn hippies.
MADD Virgin Drinks. They're delicious AND socially responsible. Chardonnay, Merlot, Sparkling Wine, Margarita, Mojito, Pina Colada, and Lager with Lime. All 100% alcohol free. Does it really make sense to be training kids to acquire the taste for alcohol-filled drinks if you are against kids drinking? And, what tool would show up at a party with this stuff?! DUDE!!! LET'S BONG THIS MADD LAGER WITH LIME! CEMENT MIXER WITH THE MADD MOJITO AND PINA COLADA!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!