Minocqua Brewing Company

Nestled in a corner of the peninsula containing downtown Minocqua, Minocqua Brewing Company started up in 1997 inside a former Masonic Temple, church, school, and library along Minocqua Lake. They expanded into a pub and restaurant in 2006 and during summer nights and weekends plenty of vacationers pack the place. Live music, lake views, and…

Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company

Rowland’s Calumet Brewing lies in the heart of Calumet County, in the county seat of Chilton. It debuted in 1990 after a 48-year absence of breweries in Chilton, using what was known as the Roll Inn Tavern for its home base. Still, it was one of the first craft breweries in Wisconsin after the repeal…

Sprecher Brewery

Sprecher started back in 1985 as the first microbrewery in Wisconsin since the repeal of Prohibition. Brewing in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point neighborhood for the first ten years (very close to where the Great Lakes Distillery is now), they moved to a former elevator car factory in Glendale in 1994 along Lexington Avenue, just west of…

Leatherhead Brewing Company

Opened in September 2015, Leatherhead is located blocks from Lambeau Field in the Titletown District on Lombardi Avenue in Gree – well, you should know what city it’s in by the description already. Leatherhead is so new they’ve still getting licenses set for serving in their brewery/restaurant, but they can offer samples while selling craft…

Tornado Brewing Company

In March 2000, a tornado hit Cudahy, a south suburb of Milwaukee on a rare 80-degree day. That was the inspiration behind the name of Tornado Brewing, which opened in Cudahy in 2013 but relocated to Menomonee Falls in June, 2015. Owner Dennis Erb – who grew up around Menomonee Falls – focuses on a…

Tyranena Brewing Company

Tyranena notes itself as “Legendary Wisconsin Beer,” calling back to the mysterious stone structures and effigy mounds that border – and are submerged under – today’s Rock Lake… the original name of which was “Tyranena.” Tyranena began operations in late 1999 and has grown to a production capacity of about 45,000 barrels annually in its…

Raised Grain Brewing Company

Raised Grain opened in 2015, billing itself as “Waukesha’s Craft Brewery.” What began as an argument between a Scottish home brewer and a Belgian home brewer evolved into this place. The brewery sits just west of “Goerkes Corners”, where I-94 and U.S. 18 meet on the north side of Waukesha close to Pewaukee and Brookfield….

Rhinelander Brewing Company

Rhinelander Brewing has a long history in the North Woods. Founded in 1882, the Rhinelander brand became well-known for its 7-ounce “shorty”, the stubby bottle that some other brands have imitated. A many local brewers did in the 1960s, the original Rhinelander Brewery facility shut its doors in 1967. The Joseph Huber Brewing Company bought…

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Hinterland Brewing Company

From 1995, Hinterland Brewing operated in a former meat-packing warehouse in Green Bay. In 2017, they moved to a new facility in the Titletown District next to Lambeau Field – right at the site of the Mobil station we used to warm up at during cold-weather (read: October-January) games. Hinterland’s year ’round beers include their…

Titletown Brewing Company

Located in Green Bay’s former Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot, Titletown Brewing Company opened in 1996, just weeks before the Packers became “Titletown” once again by winning Super Bowl XXXI. Beers brewed by Titletown include their “400” Honey Ale, named after the former “400” passenger train; Canadeo Gold, named after one of only five –…