So it has come to my attention that a new year has begun as peer through the dark bellows of my cellar pub. I have enjoyed some wonderful beers this year in addition to my renewed love for good Whisky and Bourbon. Some of the beers that stand out for me are ones such as Alaskan Brewing Company's Baltic Porter...Delicious to the point of being ridiculous. Then there is a the dark bog of a beer, Founders Porter... It seems more like a stout, but since I am looking at my calories, I am fine with calling this one a porter. We have had such a powerful move forward in the craft brewing scene here in Madison this last year. With such additions a House of Brews, the new and improved Ale Asylum, Karben4 Brewing and One Barrel Nano Brewing. You heard it here... Madison is the hot bed of craft brewing in Wisconsin. New Glarus visited the Capital and brought back beer (yeah Deb). The Great Taste of the Midwest celebrated 26 years of blissfully sharing craft beer. I hope that this year brings more beery things and joy to all who love the fermented.