Milwaukee’s Craft Beer Boom

The beer scene in the Brew City is growing like crazy. Beer expert and blogger Dan Murphy talks with editors Claire Hanan and Dan Shafer about new breweries, new beers, tasting events, festivals and more.

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The craft beer scene in Milwaukee is growing like crazy and nobody knows that better than Dan Murphy, who has been writing about beer on the Brew City blog here at for years. For this episode, I sat down with Dan and senior editor Claire Hanan to talk about new breweries, expanding breweries, new beers, tasting events, craft beer festivals, and how much has changed — even just since our September 2015 cover story on the Milwaukee beer scene.

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Dan Shafer was the digital editor at Milwaukee Magazine. Dan joined the magazine as assistant editor in 2014 and wrote the November 2014 cover story, "Downtown Horizons." He's worked as a reporter at BizTimes Milwaukee and an editor at ThirdCoast Digest. Contact him at He's on Twitter @danshaferMKE.