Beer + Oddball Fruits

Osage orange in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

Osage orange in Longenecker Horticultural Gardens

Collaboration between a beer producer and a university garden is not your typical pairing, but Levi Funk and David Stevens have been determined to make it work.

Funk, proprietor of Funk Factory Geuzeria, has become a bit of a Wisconsin beer superstar over the last few years, but Stevens is most likely unknown to beer people. He’s the curator of the Longenecker Horticultural Gardens, a 35-acre collection within the Arboretum that he describes as “a living museum of woody plants from throughout North America, as well as other parts of the world that are adapted to our climate.”

Read the full Isthmus story by Kyle Nabilcy, April 16, 2018