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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.

Ides of March

This past weekend signals the countdown to spring.  Every year on the 4th Saturday of February, Capital brewery holds its annual Bockfest to launch their very popular Blonde Dopplebock.  The brewery in Middleton, WI sets up an outdoor event with music, food and of course beer.  This year I got to enjoy the festivities with 2500 other festivalgoers on a sunny Saturday afternoon.

As we enter the month of March it would be a great time to give you some great beers that are out for the Spring.  Spring beers signal (hopefully) the beginning of spring.  There are a number of great spring beers to try and here is a quick check list of beers that you may want to check out.

Leinenkugel 1888 Bock

Blue Moon Spring Ale

Sam Adams Noble Pils-New seasonal beer for Sam Adams

Sierra Glisade Bock-Golden bock-new seasonal for this California brewery

Point Brewery Einbock

Capital Brewery Maibock and Blonde Dopplebock-

Great Lakes Conways Irish ale- great beer from this Ohio based brewery

Lakefront Snake Chaser- Very good irish stout from this growning Milwaukee brewery

Tyranena Down n Dirty Oatmeal Stout-New seasonal from this Lake Mills based brewery.

This along with some seasonal entries from Sprecher, New Glarus, New Belgium make for some interesting choices for you as you are at your favorite restaurant or bar or are looking to buy beer to have at home.  As always please let me know some of your favorites and I will pass on in a upcoming blog.

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