Bridge Up Brewing Company

Bridge Up Brewing Company, Sturgeon Bay

Full glass at Bridge Up Brewing Company, Sturgeon BayBridge Up Brewing started up in 2019 as a microbrewery in the lower level of Sonny’s Italian Kitchen & Pizzeria, a classic location right along the waters of Sturgeon Bay at the historic Steel Bridge, where Business Highway 42/57 cross from the mainland to the “northern Door” peninsula. Started by Trent Snyder, he named the brewery after the fact that the Steel Bridge does, indeed, go up a LOT.

A walk into the lower level Tap Room yields not only the bar and inside seating for enjoying the beers, but cool walls filled with everything from records to sign tacks and other unique decor. The outside patio offers a great view of the waters of the bay, the marina, even the shipbuilding yards across the water. Music and the sounds of the bridge fills the air, especially when it’s opening and closing frequently. Inside, don’t be surprised if the music is coming from the record player – and it could be a wide variety of sounds.

Bridge Up focuses on Door County ingredients and really wants ideas and input from its customers. Our last visit featured brews like the Knee High Cream Ale, the 1851 Zwickelager, Escarpment Citra Pale Ale, U-Pick Cherry Gose, Tan Lines, Brunch Buzz, and the No Wake Zone – but of course many are subject to change.


Bridge Up Brewing Company, Sturgeon Bay

Patio at Sonny's and Bridge Up Brewing Company, Sturgeon Bay


Bridge Up Brewing Company Address:

129 N. Madison Avenue (Business Highways 42/57)
Sturgeon Bay, WI 54235
(920) 743-2300

Bridge Up Brewing Company, Sturgeon Bay

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Rowland’s Calumet Brewing Company

Rowland’s Calumet Brewing lies in the heart of Calumet County, in the county seat of Chilton. It debuted in 1990 after a 48-year absence of breweries in Chilton, using what was known as the Roll Inn Tavern for its home base. Still, it was one of the first craft breweries in Wisconsin after the repeal of Prohibition.

Rowland’s regular brews include Calumet Amber, Calumet Dark, Oktoberfest, Pale Ale, Rye, Calumet Wild Rice, and Fat Man’s Nut Brown Ale. They also brew up a variety of seasonals including a Kolsch, several lagers and pilsners, a Schwarz Bier named Mittnacht Pilsner, a Scotch Ale, and more. Brewmaster Patrick Rowland goes local with many ingredients; he’s been known to grow hops in the back.

Rowland’s Calumet Brewery also makes a variety of sodas – so you can bring the kids. They’ll be just as amused by some of the wall signs and decorations as you will.

You’ll find Rowland’s Calumet Brewing along Highways 32/57 in downtown Chilton, within a block of where U.S. 151 joins for a quick zigzag.

25 N. Madison Street
Chilton, WI 53014
(920) 849-2534