wisconsin is good for beer. most of the brands that people have mentioned I have seen for sale here. there are two brew pubs near campus that make very tasty ales. many places have authentic german imports on tap. also, we have a number of good breweries, not the least of which is capital brewery. Also, everyone of any age drinks in wisconsin. Beer and liquor is cheap here. We have the second lowest beer tax in the country: only wyoming's is less.
wisconsin has a great drinking culture: in the last three studies that measured such things, wisconsin led all states with the percentage of adults (20%) who said they had 5 or more drinks per sitting at least once in the past month.
ps: we drink plenty of canadian beer here. what we get (labatt, moosehead, molsons, sleeman) is pretty decent as far as BIGBEER goes, and sleeman's is quite tasty.