Broken Bat Brewing, Milwaukee

Broken Bat Brewery

Broken Bat Brewery includes – as you might guess – a lot of baseball themes with its hand crafted beers. Opened in April 2017, they offer “sight lines” to the brew house and fermentation tanks that occupy one-third of this beneath-the-street brewery in Milwaukee’s bustling Third Ward. Founded by friends Tim Pauly and Dan McElwee,…

Copper State Brewing

Copper State Brewing Company

Copper State Brewing opened in the former Hinterland space in 2017. Located in downtown Green Bay by the Fox River, Copper Staters rise early, as their coffee shop opens at 6am. And you’ll find coffee elements in several of their beers, too! Copper State beers include the One Cent Wheat, Kupfer Kolsch, Northwestern Alt, the…

R'Noggin Brewing logo

R’Noggin Brewing Company

Along I-41/94 in Kenosha between Highways 50 and 158, you’ll find a small, unassuming building that for years served D.O.T. trucks maintaining the roads. Today, this building maintains a brewery called R’Noggin, which opened in 2016. R’Noggin Brewing is the brainchild of two brothers, Jeff and Kevin Bridleman. They craft brewed for a number of…

Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Brothers Brewing sign

Brewster Bros. Brewing, Chippewa River Distillery

Chippewa Falls’ spirits rose even further in 2016 with the addition of Brewster Brothers Brewing and the Chippewa River Distillery. Located on the western edge of downtown along Business 29, the building is right across from the Chippewa River – the namesake of its distillery. Founded by two former supercomputer engineers, you can bet they…

Thirsty Pagan Brewing front view

Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company

The Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company opened in Superior in 2006, in the former Twin Ports Brewing space. The building itself, which opened in 1906 and housed a creamery for many decades, includes several different sections including a restaurant, main bar, and stage area where bands regularly perform. Through the space craft brews made on-site are…

3rd Sign Brewery pint glass

Octopi Brewing and 3rd Sign Brewery

Octopi Brewing first “grew its tentacles” in 2015, setting up as a contract brewer for many other brands but also launching its own brand of beers called 3rd Sign. The slogan for 3rd Sign is “Dually // Brewed,” with the name being taken from Gemini, the third sign of the Zodiac. It hints at the…

Urban Harvest Brewing Company

Urban Harvest Brewing Company opened in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point neighborhood in April 2016. They brew several small batches of lagers and ales per week and offer a taproom Thursday through Saturday for sampling. Beers they craft on a fairly regular basis include their 414 Golden Ale, Black Puppy Pale Ale, their Falls Pilsner, Who the…

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…