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Ale Asylum Brewery

Ale Asylum started in Madison in 2006 and has expanded nicely; they now have a beautiful restaurant and tap room along Highway 113 on the road to Madison’s Dane County Airport, literally seconds north of where Highway 30 ends (close to U.S. 51 and U.S. 151, too!) The bar and dining room are open for…

Karben4 Boom Taco Session Ale

Karben4 Brewing

Karben4 Brewery in Madison specializes in – as they say – “English-style malt bombs.” Their website features a video “roadtripping” to their brewery (that’s extra credit in our book!) They started up in 2013, revitalizing the brewery Ale Asylum originally used. Beers include their Fantasy Factory IPA (which may have the coolest label ever!), the…

Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company

Known far and wide nowadays, the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company traces its roots back to 1867, when Jacob Leinenkugel founded his brewery in Chippewa Falls. They stayed primarily regional – as in NW Wisconsin and the Twin Cities – until 1988 when Miller Brewing bought into the company and expanded their reach considerably. Today, Leinenkugel’s…

Green Dragon Brew Pub

Currently serving plenty of Wisconsin-based craft brews from around the state, the Green Dragon is preparing to open their own brewery in their Fond du Lac facility. We’ll share more details as we get them! Address: 156 Western Avenue Fond du Lac, WI (920) 933-5224 Website

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

The Great Dane opened its original location just off the Capitol Square in Madison in 1994. Located inside the former historic Fess Hotel, the building dates back to the 1850s, with the Victorian cream brick half of the building added in 1883. While their flagship location continues to thrive, they’ve expanded to five locations and…

Gray Brewing Company, Janesville

Gray Brewing Company

Gray Brewing Company – originally Gray’s Brewing – dates back 1856 and is in its fifth generation of family ownership. Through the years (centuries, really), Gray Brewing has both brewed specialty beers and created gourmet sodas; beer production ceased in 1912 but came back in 1994 and today Gray offers a variety of year ’round…

Fox River Brewing Company

Fox River Brewing Company started up in 1995, an early entry in the craft beer resurgence across the country. It started with Fratello’s Waterfront Restaurant in Oshkosh and expanded to Fox River Brewery & Restaurant in Appleton’s bustling Fox River Mall in 1997. The beers brewed in their Oshkosh and Appleton facilities encompass a wide…

Fixture Brewing Company

Fixture Brewing popped in downtown Waukesha a few years ago and have become a fixture, so to speak, for thirsty patrons in the city famous for streets that go all over the place. Beers include the “‘Sha-Shank” Stout and Fox River Red; their Wizard Weissbier is a salute to Waukesha native Les Paul, inventor of…

Door County Brewing Company

Door County Brewing began in early 2013 and despite Door County’s reputation as a summer destination, their brewery and Tap Room is open year ’round with plenty of brews and activities. Door County brews many small batches on-site; they contract with Sand Creek Brewing in Black River Falls to help fill their demand while they…

Common Man Brewing, Ellsworth

Common Man Brewing Company

Common Man Brewing keeps it modest: “we are just a couple storefronts east of the Family Dollar” is how they describe their location in Ellsworth, both Pierce County seat and the Cheese Curd Capital of Wisconsin. The “nanobrewery” started out in 2015 and their restaurant grew so fast they had to hold off on releasing…