Foxtown Brewing along Highway 167 in Mequon

Foxtown Brewing Company

Foxtown Brewing opened in November, 2019 and builds off the tradition of a much older brewery that not only stood on the current site along Mequon Road in Mequon, but also went underground. The Opitz-Zimmerman Brewery opened on this site in 1857, only nine years after Wisconsin became a state, and at the time –…

Driftless Brewing Company in Soldiers Grove

Driftless Brewing Company

Nestled in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, the Driftless Brewing Company shines – because it’s run partially on solar power in Soldiers Grove, the nation’s first “solar city.” Driftless Brewing started up in 2013 with a 1 BBL system in the town’s “solar village,” an initiative that dates back to the 1970s when Soldiers…

Second Salem Brewing Company in Whitewater

Second Salem Brewing Company

Second Salem Brewing not only brews craft beer, but it brings to life the mysterious paranormal and witchcraft history of its hometown of Whitewater. Rumors of witchcraft gatherings, especially near the city’s Starin Park Water Tower, along with mysterious murders and rumors of unearthly creatures in the city’s lakes led to the “Second Salem” nickname…

PetSkull Brewing in Manitowoc

PetSkull Brewing Company

Manitowoc was known for its large malting plant with Budweiser slogans on it, now craft brewing with a tap room is back in town. PetSkull Brewery (weird name, we know) is located in the downtown area of the city between northbound and southbound U.S. 10, just blocks north of where U.S. 151 ends. Business Highway…

Duesterbeck's Brewing Company farm house

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company

Duesterbeck’s Brewing opened on October 26, 2019 on the Duesterbeck family farm along County O, north of Delavan. Calling it itself a “Premier Farmhouse Microbrewery,” it’s in the area bounded by Highways 11, 89, and U.S. 12 in Walworth County with an Elkhorn mailing address. But rest assured it’s several miles out of any actual…

G5 Brewing Company, Beloit

G5 Brewing Company, Beloit

Perched on a hilltop with a nice sunset view over Beloit, G5 Brewing opened in May, 2019. It’s located along Gateway Blvd. on Beloit’s east side in a building with a modern design and lots of windows. At G5, the “G” stands for “Gunderson,” the founding family. It’s a family of five, so that tells you…

Brewfinity Brewing Co., Oconomowoc

Brewfinity Brewing Company

Brewfinity opened as Sweet Mullets Brewing Company in 2012 and re-named itself in 2018. Brewfinity is Oconomowoc’s own craft brewery; it can be found tucked away in a small light industrial park off Highway 16 on the west side of town. The brewery started up in 2012 and came under new ownership in 2016, when…

Broken Bat Brewing, Milwaukee

Broken Bat Brewery

Broken Bat Brewery includes – as you might guess – a lot of baseball themes with its hand crafted beers. Opened in April 2017, they offer “sight lines” to the brew house and fermentation tanks that occupy one-third of this beneath-the-street brewery in Milwaukee’s bustling Third Ward. Founded by friends Tim Pauly and Dan McElwee,…

Thirsty Pagan Brewing front view

Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company

The Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company opened in Superior in 2006, in the former Twin Ports Brewing space. In June 2019, it moved to a new space in another classic old building. We’ll get to all that – but first, the beers! Thirsty Pagan makes a variety of craft beers, including bourbon barrel-aged varieties and a…

Minocqua Brewing Company

Nestled in a corner of the peninsula containing downtown Minocqua, Minocqua Brewing Company started up in 1997 inside a former Masonic Temple, church, school, and library along Minocqua Lake. They expanded into a pub and restaurant in 2006 and during summer nights and weekends plenty of vacationers pack the place. Live music, lake views, and…