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Belated Hump Day: New Glarus Back 40

We finally made it back to The Hub's homeland - Waunakee, Wisconsin, the only Waunakee in the world! After a slight delay in O'Hare (to which the pilot said, "Sorry about the delay - it's a Chicago thing") we landed in Madison at 10am yesterday morning.  I think I've already gained 15 pounds.  Between all of my mother-in-law's delicious cookies and my father-in-law's amazing meals, I'm already having trouble zipping up my pants.   I hope Santa is bringing me leggings.

a million cookies

apricots and sage wrapped in bacon

fish tacos

Last night we braved the 25-degree weather and headed out to Crystal Corner in Madison to catch up with old friends.  One of the things I love about visiting Madison is drinking New Glarus' beers!  New Glarus is a local brewery located in New Glarus, WI, that brews a delicious farmhouse ale called Spotted Cow (their most well known brew) plus many other year round and seasonal flavors.  I have always enjoyed the Spotted Cow and Moon Man.  This summer I got to try the Totally Naked Lager.  And last night I tried one of their winter flavors, Back 40.

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This medium bodied, dark beer is a Wisconsin Bock and was just what the doctor ordered for the cold and snowy night!  Tonight we'll be hitting a bar crawl with friends coming in from all over the country and I can't wait to knock back another (or a few) Back 40s.

One Response to “Belated Hump Day: New Glarus Back 40”

  1. Shannon says:

    My two favorite things in WI -spotted cow and cheese curds.

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