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Longtime La Crosse brewmaster set to retire



City Brewery brewmaster Randy Hughes will be calling it quits soon.

Hughes has been brewmaster for 24 years, the longest of any previous one.

His run includes the period of time where the future of the brewery was unknown, after the old owners exited the business, and new investors eventually signed on.

Hughes said his retirement will include helping the brewery a little bit during the week.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.

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