Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster Brothers Brewing sign

Brewster Bros. Brewing, Chippewa River Distillery

Chippewa River Distillery & Brewster Bros. Brewing buildingChippewa 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 worked on the most scientific and efficient ways to create their craft beers and spirits

Brewster Brothers Brewing Company features numerous beers on tap. Their main beers include the Rumble Bridge Cream Ale (named after a bridge in nearby Irvine Park), Ginger Red Ale, Wood Tick Pale Ale, Portersville Porter, Dark Timber Stout, Four Horse IPA, and more. They offer their Tilden Hefeweizen and Portersville Porter as seasonal brews and rotate a variety of beers on Nitro.

Chippewa River Distillery and Brewster sampling

The Chippewa River Distillery varieties include Trumie’s Vodka, gin, whiskey, and rum – they specialize in signature cocktails with special flavors incorporating fruits and bitters. They’re young and experimenting, so don’t be surprised if you have an opportunity to try brand new concoctions when visiting.

In the Tasting Room, you can enjoy a sample of everything they make. They offer snack combinations for sale, as well as a variety of games to play and more if you plan on spending quite a while there. Food trucks often show up during events like Oktoberfest.

The Tasting Room is closed Monday and Tuesday. The rest of the week, their hours are:
Wednesday – Thursday, 2pm – 10pm
Friday, 2pm – midnight
Saturday, noon – midnight
Sunday, noon – 6pm

You’ll find this historic, renovated building right along River Street/Business Highway 29/Business U.S. 53 on the west side of downtown Chippewa Falls. Highway 124 crosses just a few blocks to the east. The mainline Highway 29 freeway is two miles to the south, and the U.S. 53 freeway is two miles to the west.

Address:
402 W. River Street (Business Hwy 29)
Chippewa Falls, WI 54729
(715) 861-1500
Website

Green Bay Distillery


The Green Bay Distillery opened in 2011 right across from the Packers’ practice facility, Ray Nitschke Field. It’s now part of the “Titletown District,” within easy walking distance of Lambeau Field, the Resch Center, Brown County Arena, and more.

The Distillery started as a restaurant with specialty vodkas, Green Bay Classic and Green Bay Cherry, with cherries from nearby Door County. They have since expanded into gins and whiskies as well as vodkas with lime and grape flavors, great for mixers.

Green Bay Distillery is in a pretty huge building, and they host plenty of events – especially Packer game parties. Their indoor/outdoor patio room shows games and is a great place to enjoy food and drink in the nice weather months.

You’ll find Green Bay Distillery along Mike McCarthy Way, just off Oneida Street near Lambeau Field. Highways 32, I-41, and 172 are close by, and Highways 29, 54, 57, and U.S. 141 also bring you to Green Bay to check this place out and enjoy.

Address:
835 Mike McCarthy Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 393-4403
Website

AeppelTreow Winery & Distillery


Located just off Highway 142 east of Burlington abutting the Richard Bong Recreation Area, AeppelTreow features a winery, distillery, and an orchard. They specialize in apple-based wines, hard ciders made with apples and pears (known as “perrys”), and a variety of spirits. The winery started in 2001, partnering with the adjacent Brightonwoods Orchard which grows and/or preserves over 200 varieties of apples and pears.

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Address:
1072 288th Avenue (County B)
Burlington, WI 53105
(262) 878-5345
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Door Peninsula Winery & Distillery


The Door Peninsula Winery started back in 1974 in a former two-room schoolhouse built in 1868. Taking advantage of the abundant and legendary cherry orchards nearby, they started out with cherry wine. Numerous expansions since have added on more wine storage and production space, a restaurant, and finally new distillery in 2011 where gin, whiskey, brandy, and bitters are made. Cherry moonshine recently debuted, too; we have yet to try that but we’ll head there again soon!

You’ll find the Door Peninsula Winery right along Highway 42 in Carlsville, about five miles north of Sturgeon Bay.

Address:
5806 Highway 42
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-7431
Website