The Churn

The Churn: Q Fanatic Triumphant and More

The Churn checks out championship barbecue, 2013 food trends, a new Madison-based brewery, a new beer from Indeed, and more.

Becca Dilley / Heavy Table
Becca Dilley / Heavy Table

Q Fanatic (quite sensibly) wins the 2012 Bar-B-Quest bracket competition grand prize. Tasting notes for Indeed Stir Crazy winter ale. Rachel discusses where to find New York Times’ 2013 food trends in the Twin Cities. Details and tasting notes for Karben4, Madison’s newest brewery (which occupies Ale Asylum’s old space; here’s our Madison tap room / brewpub guide). And food-related odds and ends from An Herbalist Eats including Citizen Cafe, Cafe 21 in Fargo, and Nelson Bros. in Clearwater, MN.

By James Norton

James Norton is editor and co-founder of the Heavy Table. He is also the co-author of Lake Superior Flavors, the co-author of a book about Wisconsin’s master cheesemakers, and a regular on-air contributor to Minnesota Public Radio.