UW–Madison Arboretum brews up partnership to turn unlikely fruits into local beer

The University of Wisconsin–Madison Arboretum is partnering up with nearby brewery Funk Factory Geuzeria to take advantage of an unexpected, often overlooked fruit—the Osage orange. The pale green, lumpy, softball-sized fruit found scattered across the grounds of the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens appealed to brewery owner Levi Funk, who noticed their citrusy scent on a stroll … [ Read more]

Following the Crowd Leads to MobCraft’s Success and Expansion

Photos courtesy of MobCraft Beer Inc. It takes a bold brewer to craft a beer with a fruit that chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain once said will leave your breath smelling “as if you’d been French-kissing your dead grandmother,” but MobCraft Beer Inc. has done it. It wasn’t that the Madison-based brewery was aiming … [ Read more]