Tyranena notes itself as “Legendary Wisconsin Beer,” calling back to the mysterious stone structures and effigy mounds that border – and are submerged under – today’s Rock Lake… the original name of which was “Tyranena.”
Tyranena began operations in late 1999 and has grown to a production capacity of about 45,000 barrels annually in its Lake Mills brewery, located on the east side of town just east of Highway 89 and within earshot of I-94.
Beers from Tyranena include some colorful names: Bitter Woman IPA, Rocky’s Revenge Brown, Three Beaches Honey Blonde, Headless Man Amber Alt, Sheep Shagger Scotch Ale, Down N’ Dirty Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Chief Blackhawk Porter, and more. While available in stores throughout the state, you can sample them in their Tasting Room in Lake Mills, which features an outdoor patio during the non-freezing months, games, and live music on weekends. There are also brewery tours every Saturday. Yes, they’re free.
Tasting Room Hours:
1025 Owen Street
Lake Mills, WI 53551