6 Wisconsin Breweries You Haven’t Visited Yet
Last Updated: 11/13/2013
Beer lovers from Madison to Munich to Melbourne know that Wisconsin is where it’s at. Visitors from far and wide flock to Wisconsin brewery tours and taprooms to learn about beer in the best possible way: tasting it.
Even if you count yourself as a decorated brewery veteran, trust us, Wisconsin still has more in store. Here are a few of the best Wisconsin breweries you haven’t visited yet. Add them to your list, and enjoy every sip.
1) Tyranena Brewing Company, Lake Mills
Tasting Room: There’s no food served, but you’re welcome to bring a picnic. Hours: Wednesday & Thursday 4:30pm-11pm, Friday & Saturday 3pm-midnight, Sunday noon-8pm.
Tours: Most Saturdays, 3:30 pm.
On tap: Bitter Woman IPA, Three Beaches Honey Blonde, Headless Man Amber Ale, Stone Tepee Pale Ale, Rocky’s Revenge, Chief Blackhawk Porter, and seasonal brews.
2) Karben4, Madison
Taproom: Karben4 has teamed up with Madison’s Underground Food Collective to serve local, organic bar food in their taproom. Hours: Monday-Wednesday 3pm-10pm, Thursday 11am-midnight, Friday & Saturday 11am-2am, Sunday 11am-8pm.
On Tap: Lady Luck Irish Red, UnderCover Session Ale, Block Party Amber Ale, Fantasy Factory IPA, SamuRye Pale Ale, NightCall and Smoked Porter.
3) Valkyrie Brewing Company, Dallas
Taproom: Housed in a historic creamery on a mill pond, Valkyrie serves up 11 craft beers in their taproom, Valhalla. Hours: Friday & Saturday, noon-8pm.
Tours: Saturday, 1pm and by appointment.
On Tap: Rubee Red Lager; Dragon Blade American Retro Lager; War Hammer Coffee, Oatmeal, Milk Porter; Blaze Orange, Velvet Green and seasonal brews.
4) Central Waters Brewing Company, Amherst
Taproom: Central Waters taproom is an open area within the brewery itself, where you can pull up a stool in the shadow of massive mash tuns and fermenters. Hours: Friday and Saturday, 3pm-9pm.
Tours: Friday and Saturday, 5pm.
On Tap: Shine On Ale, Mudpuppy Porter, Honey Blonde, Ouisconsing Red Ale, Glacial Trail India Pale Ale, Satin Solstice Imperial Stout, and seasonal brews
5) Pearl Street Brewery, La Crosse
Tasting Room: Pearl Street’s tasting room was handcrafted by its Brewmaster and his crew out of hundred-year-old wood. Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4pm-8pm, Friday 4pm-10pm, Saturday noon-5pm.
Tours: Saturday, noon-5pm.
On tap: D.T.B. Brown Ale, El Hefe Bavarian Style Hefeweizen, That’s What I’m Talkin’ ’bout Organic Rolled Oat Stout, Dankenstein Imperial India Pale Ale, and seasonal brews.
6) Shipwrecked Brewery, Egg Harbor
Brew Pub: Originally a restaurant popular with lumberjacks and sailors in the 1800s, Shipwrecked is now a brew pub with a full menu. Open daily May-October, and weekends only November-April. Guest rooms available. Hours: Friday-Monday 11am-9pm.
On tap: Bayside Blonde, Captain’s Copper, Door County Cherry Wheat, Lighthouse Light, Peninsula Porter, and seasonal brews.
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