Gray’s Brewing dates back 1856 and is in its fifth generation of family ownership. Through the years (centuries, really), Gray’s has both brewed specialty beers and created gourmet sodas; beer production ceased in 1912 but came back in 1994 and today Gray’s offers seven brews. They include a Honey Ale, the state’s original honey beer; Bully Porter, the “56” Oatmeal Stout, named for the year of Gray’s founding (1856); Rock Hard Red, a berry-flavored beer named in part for Rock County); the unfiltered Wisco Wheat; a hearty Rathskeller; and the colorfully-named Irish-style Busted Knuckle.
Gray’s Janesville brewery is located along historic Highway 11/Court Street on the west side of Janesville. They don’t offer tours anymore for the time being.
They recently expanded into the restaurant business in booming Verona just off U.S. 18/151 near Highway 69 with Gray’s Tied House, where you can try all of their beers and gourmet sodas before checking out their full menu of food… because you can’t eat on an empty stomach.
|Brewery||Gray’s Tied House|
|2424 W. Court Street (“City” Highway 11)
Janesville, WI 53548
|950 Kimball Lane
Verona, WI 53593