Raised Grain Brewing Company


Raised Grain opened in 2015, billing itself as “Waukesha’s Craft Brewery.” What began as an argument between a Scottish home brewer and a Belgian home brewer evolved into this place. The brewery sits just west of “Goerkes Corners”, where I-94 and U.S. 18 meet on the north side of Waukesha close to Pewaukee and Brookfield. Technically it’s located at 2244 W. Blue Mound Rd., which is Historic Highway 30.

Raised Grain features eight brews on tap in its Tap Room, which also features big screen TVs. Beers include their first brew, Paradocs Red, and others like Kilted Kolsch, Ah-Ha IPA, Birdseye Belgian Trippel, Six Stone Scotch Ale, Spring City Amber, Roggenaut Rye and the seasonal tap, Black Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout. Additional beers are being added.

Their Tap Room, visible from the Home Depot (which is the most visible thing around there), is open Wed-Thurs 4-10pm, Friday 4pm-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, and Sunday 1-5pm, although hours can vary based on football season and such – check their Facebook page for any updates on that.

Address:
2244 W. Bluemound Road (Historic Highway 30), Unit E
Waukesha, WI 53186
Website

Fixture Brewing Company


Fixture Brewing popped in downtown Waukesha a few years ago and have become a fixture, so to speak, for thirsty patrons in the city famous for streets that go all over the place.

Beers include the “‘Sha-Shank” Stout and Fox River Red; their Wizard Weissbier is a salute to Waukesha native Les Paul, inventor of the electric guitar; the “Wauk-A-Shame” Apple Ale, where there’s probably a good story behind that; and the 1906 Forward Pass Pale Ale salutes the fact that Waukesha’s Carroll University – then Carroll College – was home to the first forward pass ever thrown in a college football game.

Fixture serves up their brews and some guest beers at their Clinton Street location, and bands often play on weekends.

You can navigate into downtown Waukesha via U.S. 18; Highway 59‘s original routes of Arcadian and St. Paul Avenues will bring you downtown, as well as Highway 164‘s original routes of County F from the north and East Avenue from the south.

Address:
716 Clinton Street
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 446-0770
Website