Red Eye Brewing Company

Red Eye brews their beer on-site in downtown Wausau and serves up artisan pizzas along with a full menu to go with them, emphasizing fresh ingredients and sustainability in both their food and their beer. Speaking of sustainability, they actually use a solar thermal hot water system to heat their water – the first brewery…

Public Craft Brewing Company

Public Craft is one of two microbreweries in downtown Kenosha, in the midst of a resurgent district filling up with shops, art galleries, and bars. Beers from Public Craft include their PUBLIC Pale Ale, Sweet Colleen’s Irish Red, K-Town Brown Ale, UBER Hefty Weizen, Inkwell Black IPA, Special Porter, and more. Their Tap Room is…

Plymouth Brewing Company

Plymouth is a nano-brewery producing small batches of ales in their downtown location on Mill Street. Their selections change regularly and include their own craft beers and selected others from around Wisconsin. Their Tap Room offers beer, brewery items, popcorn and free wi-fi. Within a block, the City Club and 52 Stafford offer food nearby….

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Minhas Craft Brewery

Minhas Craft Brewery is the oldest brewery in Wisconsin. It’s also the second oldest in the nation and yet still one of the ten largest breweries in the country. Minhas originally opened as the Monroe Brewing Company way back in 1845. Ownership changes led to name changes; by 1906 it was the Blumer Brewing Company,…

Stevens Point Brewery

Stevens Point is home to the 5th oldest continuously operating brewery in the United States. The Stevens Point Brewery started up back in 1857 and supplied beer to Civil War troops, near-beer to people waiting out Prohibition, and Chicago Daily News columnist Mike Royko in 1973, whose choice of Point Special as the best-tasting beer…

Pitchfork Brewing Company

Pitchfork Brewing was started by some local home brewers in Hudson who kept at it for nearly 20 years before opening their brewery in 2013.  Located next to Paddy Ryan’s Irish Pub, Pitchfork’s Tap Room offers up their craft beer, TVs for game watching, and even chess boards to sharpen your strategic skills – while…

Pigeon River Brewing Company

Located right along U.S. 45 where Highway 110 ends in Marion, Pigeon River Brewing Company believes that beer is “more than just a catalyst for drunkenness” (it’s right there on their website). Pigeon River opened in 2012 (despite the “end of the world” prognostications for later that year) and offers up a full bar and…

Grumpy Troll Pub & Brewing Company

The Grumpy Troll lies just off the main “Trollway” (Highway 78) in a former creamery and cheese factory in Mount Horeb. Opened in 2000, you’ll find a nice selection of craft beers which can be enjoyed anytime, but especially during “Grumpy Hour” (Sunday-Wednesday 4-6pm, ’til close on Thursdays.) The Grumpy beers include the Sunflower, a…

One Barrel Brewing Company

This Madison “nano-brewery” sits on Atwood Avenue on the city’s near east side. Located in a former neighborhood grocery, this cozy pub offers a look at the entire brewing process, from the one-barrel brewing system (hence the name), and 11 fermentation tanks. From these, seven beers are regularly brewed: their Commuter Kolsch, Penguin Pale Ale,…

O’so Brewing Company

Just south of Stevens Point in a shopping center strip in Plover, O’so Brewing Company offers 40 Wisconsin beers in its Tap House. Anywhere from 8 to 14 are brewed by O’so in-house, and tours of the brewery are available on Saturdays at 2, 3, and 4pm. O’so beers include their flagship “The Big O”,…