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They call Wisconsin America's Dairyland, but this truck wasn't hauling milk when it rolled over into the ditch along I-94 Thursday.

These are the types of accidents and crashes that shiver you to the core-- if you're a lover of fermented malt beverages, as I am. It's the story of the massive semi-truck that dumped its load into the ditch along a stretch of Interstate 94 in Wisconsin, near Hixton (which is near Black River Falls, a little under two hours east of Rochester) at about 9:15 Thursday morning.

And that semi-truck was filled with...beer! Oh, the humanity!

The Wisconsin State Patrol posted photos of the rolled-over semi-truck on their Facebook page Thursday, noting that 'no serious injuries were reported during the single-vehicle crash.

Well, there were no serious injuries reported... to the driver. But what about all those cases of beer (which looks like it might have been Leinenkugels, judging by the pictures) in the back? Some of them look pretty injured after they were tossed and turned and ended up in the quiet Wisconsin countryside!

The post said the right lane of that stretch of I-94 was going to remain closed 'for a couple hours during the recovery' as crews worked to get the semi back upright-- and the beer cleaned up out of the ditch.

Speaking of all that beer, I wonder what they did with it? It DID happen in Wisconsin, after all, so it wouldn't surprise me if some good samaritans stopped by to 'help' by grabbing some of those cases for themselves. (As a Wisconsin native, I know that's what I would have done!)

Now, if you love beer as much as I do, then you'll want to be sure and check out Rochester On Tap, coming to Mayo Civic Center on Saturday, October 30th. It's the largest craft beer festival in southeast Minnesota, with 35 of the best breweries sampling over 100 incredible brews. Keep scrolling to see which breweries will be there-- and to get your tickets!

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