If you’re driving past Westfield on I-39/U.S. 51, a small sign on the back of a strip wall just to the west of the interchange with County Roads E and J that says “Brewpub” might catch your eye. Such is the giveaway for a small brewery called Bent Rail Brewpub, tucked into a strip mall in this town of 1,200 that also happens to host the Marquette County Fair.
As you might guess, their beers tend toward railroad-themed names. Bent Rail typically offers five brews year ’round, such as the Sidetracked Cream Ale, their Catenary Coffee Stout, their Westfield American Pale Ale, an Irish Red, and a Porter. Seasonal varieties involving cranberries, a cherry wheat, and others show up depending on the calendar. A variety of other Wisconsin craft brews and wines are also available, including a wide variety of Forgotten Fire Winery up in Peshtigo and Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee.
Bent Rail has a restaurant with inside and patio dining, with some unique appetizers like garlic knuckles (like garlic knots) and pizzas made with authentic Italian pizza flour, as they raise the dough in-house. They also do a brisk take-out business if you want to take some beers and food home.
They also offer education: Bent Rail’s beer and wine making classes are popular, and they even have a “home brew” contest where the winner gets to then brew on their seven-barrel system and have their beer served on tap right there.
Bent Rail Brewpub Address:
122 N. Pioneer Park Road (just off I-39/U.S. 51)
Westfield, WI 53964