apoplecticskeptic:

5yearplans:

From some of the best Milwaukee Hip Hop has to offer, comes ‘One of These Kids’. Dana Coppafeel, SPEAK Easy, and Prophetic team up for a track off of an upcoming EP, Uni-Fi Records Presents… Dana Coppafeel & SPEAK Easy. Love this video.

I love Proph’s verse on this track.

Look out

Lunch links

altidude:

Just had a swell lunch visit with TheMattSmith, LittleTinyFish, and BrewCitySafari at Stubby’s Pub and Grub. Thanks for rounding us up, Matt.

(I had the bluegill sliders per the barkeep’s recommendation. They’re excellent.)


 

Thanks for hanging out, you guys, it was really nice to see/meet you.

urbanhikingmke:

onmilwaukee:

Double Whammy by Jason Jobke
(via Photos of Milverine)

This is how wormholes in time and space get opened up, Milwaukee

Oh man, Milverine and Brother Ron in the same frame!?

urbanhikingmke:

onmilwaukee:

Double Whammy by Jason Jobke

(via Photos of Milverine)

This is how wormholes in time and space get opened up, Milwaukee

Oh man, Milverine and Brother Ron in the same frame!?

shortformblog:

At least four people were shot just after 10 a.m. Sunday at the Sikh Temple in Oak Creek, and a police SWAT team entered the building before noon and brought uninjured people out of the building at 7512 S. Howell Ave.

Victims were being taken out of the temple.

Among those who were shot was the president of the temple.

People were in the temple as early as 6:30 a.m. Sunday and many more were arriving for a service that was to begin about 11:30 a.m.

There were reports that children were taken to the building’s basement after shots were fired.

In an early report, the head priest, locked in a restroom with a cell phone, claimed that that there were as many as 20-30 victims. Other early reports claimed that there might be a hostage situation with multiple shooters. As for motive, committee member Ven Boba Ri told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that while things were not clear as of yet, ”it’s pretty much a hate crime. It’s not an insider.”

We’re watching this live on TV right now.  There are SWAT in the building right now, there is one shooter down, not sure if there’s another in the building.  Police radio told hospitals to be ready for as many as 20 injured.

urbanhikingmke:

FOLKLORE BREAKDANCE

The hell is “urban hiking”?
You’re walking.  
The only thing that keeps “hiking” from being “walking” is the setting.
You can’t take the setting away and still call it hiking.

urbanhikingmke:

FOLKLORE BREAKDANCE

The hell is “urban hiking”?

You’re walking.  

The only thing that keeps “hiking” from being “walking” is the setting.

You can’t take the setting away and still call it hiking.

barleybunny:

LAKEFRONT’S WISCONSINITE: FIRST 100 PERCENT LOCALLY GROWN AND BREWED BEER IN U.S.
New Weiss beer features First North American yeast strain; release parties tonight
MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2012) – Lakefront Brewery, Inc. will today introduce Wisconsinite, a new unfiltered Weiss-style beer made entirely of local, Wisconsin-grown ingredients. It is believed to be the first 100 percent “all local” beer made in the U.S.Wisconsinite will debut at several release parties tonight, including at Hooligan’s on Milwaukee’s East Side, Burnheart’s in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, and The Village Pub in Shorewood. Product will begin appearing at retail outlets in the coming weeks.The beer was created around a new native Wisconsin yeast strain envisioned by Lakefront President Russ Klisch and developed by Jeremy King of home brewing supplies distributor Northern Brewer. Their new strain is believed be to the only North American-grown yeast in commercial use today as well as the first native brewing yeast from Wisconsin. Yeast is just the tip of the local-sourcing iceberg, however. All products used in Wisconsinite hail from the state, including its water (Lake Michigan), malted barley (from Milwaukee’s Malteoup), wheat (Chilton) and hops (Mazomanie).Wisconsinite is intended for summer drinking, with a light, cloudy body and a relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent. “The craft beer market is trending towards session beers with full flavors but lower alcohol content,” said Klisch. “Wisconsinite fits this category, given its (low) ABV and hints of banana and clove.”Wisconsinite’s style and ingredients were chosen to complement the local yeast’s natural flavor. Its flavor is so distinct, in fact, that Klisch plans to forgo compensation to make it available to other brewers, hoping to create a new category of beer called Wisconsin Weiss.“Yeast is the final frontier for craft brewers,” said Klisch. “It’s certainly what gives this beer such a distinct taste.” The Lakefront Strain yeast is available for purchase by commercial brewers through Wyeast, and by homebrewers through Northern Brewer. Lakefront will not receive any compensation for the sale of the yeast.Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is one of the oldest microbreweries in Wisconsin. Today, the brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Israel and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist, and brews the oldest USDA-certified organic beer, Organic ESB. For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

That is fucking killer, can’t wait to try it.

barleybunny:

LAKEFRONT’S WISCONSINITE: FIRST 100 PERCENT LOCALLY GROWN AND BREWED BEER IN U.S.
New Weiss beer features First North American yeast strain; release parties tonight


MILWAUKEE (May 10, 2012) – Lakefront Brewery, Inc. will today introduce Wisconsinite, a new unfiltered Weiss-style beer made entirely of local, Wisconsin-grown ingredients. It is believed to be the first 100 percent “all local” beer made in the U.S.

Wisconsinite will debut at several release parties tonight, including at Hooligan’s on Milwaukee’s East Side, Burnheart’s in Milwaukee’s Bay View neighborhood, and The Village Pub in Shorewood. Product will begin appearing at retail outlets in the coming weeks.

The beer was created around a new native Wisconsin yeast strain envisioned by Lakefront President Russ Klisch and developed by Jeremy King of home brewing supplies distributor Northern Brewer. Their new strain is believed be to the only North American-grown yeast in commercial use today as well as the first native brewing yeast from Wisconsin. Yeast is just the tip of the local-sourcing iceberg, however. All products used in Wisconsinite hail from the state, including its water (Lake Michigan), malted barley (from Milwaukee’s Malteoup), wheat (Chilton) and hops (Mazomanie).

Wisconsinite is intended for summer drinking, with a light, cloudy body and a relatively low ABV of 4.2 percent. “The craft beer market is trending towards session beers with full flavors but lower alcohol content,” said Klisch. “Wisconsinite fits this category, given its (low) ABV and hints of banana and clove.”

Wisconsinite’s style and ingredients were chosen to complement the local yeast’s natural flavor. Its flavor is so distinct, in fact, that Klisch plans to forgo compensation to make it available to other brewers, hoping to create a new category of beer called Wisconsin Weiss.

“Yeast is the final frontier for craft brewers,” said Klisch. “It’s certainly what gives this beer such a distinct taste.” The Lakefront Strain yeast is available for purchase by commercial brewers through Wyeast, and by homebrewers through Northern Brewer. Lakefront will not receive any compensation for the sale of the yeast.

Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was started in 1987 and is one of the oldest microbreweries in Wisconsin. Today, the brewery distributes its products to 35 states, Israel and Canada. Lakefront Brewery, Inc. was the first brewery to brew a government-approved, gluten-free beer, New Grist, and brews the oldest USDA-certified organic beer, Organic ESB. For more information, visit http://www.lakefrontbrewery.com or call (414) 372-8800.

That is fucking killer, can’t wait to try it.

"Milwaukee’s just got a lot of soul, that’s the main thing. It’s a good combination of soul and brains. They get pretty drunk at those Summerfests. A lot of happy, smart, drunk people is what I usually think of."

Ben Folds (via arqueete)

littletinyfish:

When the extension is finished with crushed gravel, the path will link Lakeshore State Park to the Milwaukee County Oak Leaf Trail, the New Berlin Recreational Trail and the Glacial Drumlin Trail. It will provide a route, largely off-road, from the lakefront to Cottage Grove.

So essentially they’re saying that by mid November you should be able to ride from Milwaukee to Madison without ever setting wheel on a city street.

Lovely.

This is very cool news

littletinyfish:

Vote for Jeremy Pettis’ Milwaukee shirt on Threadless
notemily: Everyone go vote for this! I want it to become a shirt so bad.

littletinyfish:

Vote for Jeremy Pettis’ Milwaukee shirt on Threadless

notemily: Everyone go vote for this! I want it to become a shirt so bad.

"The men have always started their day wondering whether a load of fish is straining the nets that they set the day before. Today their compass doesn’t point them toward any nets at all.

The boat’s rumbling 855 Cummins diesel pushes them down the muddy Kinnickinnic River and under the Hoan Bridge.

This is the moment when their eyes normally train on the open waters ahead.

But today, the 52-year-old man notices his dad, Alvin, is glancing back.

I think this is probably going to be the last time I see Milwaukee from the water, 77-year-old Alvin Anderson says.

Yeah, his son, Dan, replies glumly.

Then Milwaukee’s last working commercial fishing tug - the Alicia Rae - glides through the north gap of the Milwaukee Harbor breakwater.

And it is gone."

‘The lake left me. It’s gone.’ - JSOnline

This is a must-read — an interesting father-son tale of a traditional fishing lifestyle, and of the fishing situation on Lake Michigan that has become so grim, not due to overfishing, but due to invasive mussels that have conquered the food web.

It’s also a nice example of online journalism, featuring a photo gallery, an audio slideshow, and some rather shocking interactive charts depicting the blitzkrieg of zebra and quagga mussels and the effect on fish populations.

(h/t the astral city)

littletinyfish:

American Science and Surplus - Y U NO SHOP HERE?

majesticunicorns: This is amazing. I just liked Milwaukee a little more.
mrrbrr: Aurora or Steve: Which one of you did this?
binbons: I want to go there now.


I was JUST at AS&S a couple of days ago, I love that place.  I’m pretty sure it’s Kel’s version of hell.

littletinyfish:

American Science and Surplus - Y U NO SHOP HERE?

majesticunicorns: This is amazing. I just liked Milwaukee a little more.

mrrbrr: Aurora or Steve: Which one of you did this?

binbons: I want to go there now.

I was JUST at AS&S a couple of days ago, I love that place.  I’m pretty sure it’s Kel’s version of hell.

altidude:

A new sailing-themed bar & restaurant has come to replace the cynically wretched pricing and indifferent service of the late, unlamented RipTide. Yay! Sounds like it won’t be cheap, but perhaps it will actually be good.

God, RipTide was horrible.  Great location, hope they do better.