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

One Barrel Brewing exterior, Madison

One Barrel Brewing Company


One Barrel Brewing Company anchors the heart of this historic Madison neighborhood called Schenk’s Corners along Atwood Avenue on the near east side. A “nano-brewery” located in a former neighborhood grocery, One Barrel’s tap room is like a cozy pub that offers a look at the entire brewing process, from the one-barrel brewing system (hence the name), and 11 fermentation tanks. From these, seven beers are regularly brewed: their Commuter Kolsch, Penguin Pale Ale, No. 2 Strong Ale, Bilbo Baggins Black IPA, Hopticity Jones, Breakfast Beer-Oatmeal Stout, and Emperor Penguin. Others brewed at times can include the Ale-o’saurus (an aged brew), Behemoth Imperial IPA, Bridezilla Brown (made by the brewmaster for his wedding…hmm…), Care Bear Blood Imperial Coffee Stout, and Chai-town Brown, a spiced brown ale.

One Barrel also launched a line of gluten-free ciders and offers wine and light snacks for those who want to explore the place but aren’t for a beer right then.

One Barrel Brewing taps, Madison

The beer menu at One Barrel changes daily, and the menu notes you can purchase a bar stool for $4,500… which we imagine must be something like a personal seat license at a stadium. We’ll find out more about that!

One Barrel Brewing sampler

One Barrel is west of U.S. 51/Stoughton Road and south of U.S. 151/East Washington Avenue east of the state capitol in the historic and very cool Schenk’s Corners neighborhood. Highway 113‘s southern end is just blocks away (at 1st & East Washington) and Highway 30 is just northeast from there. Within a fairly short distance you can also check out Next Door Brewing, Working Draft Brewing, Bos Meadery, Karben4 Brewing, and Ale Asylum – and those are just the ones within a few minutes of driving (or riding with someone responsible)!

Their second location is opening in Egg Harbor, along Highway 42 in Door County, in May, 2019. Contact info is below!

Tap Room Hours:

Monday: 4pm-11pm
Tuesday: 4pm-11pm
Wednesday: 4pm-11pm
Thursday: 4pm-1am
Friday: 2pm-1am
Saturday: 12pm-1am
Sunday: 12pm-9pm

One Barrel Brewing Company storefront, Madison

One Barrel Brewing along Atwood Avenue in Madison.

One Barrel Brewing Company Addresses:

2001 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 630-9286
Website

(Opens May 16, 2019, Grand Opening May 23)
4633 Market Street (Highway 42)
Egg Harbor, WI 54209




One Barrel Brewing chalkboard

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Next Door Brewing Company


Next Door Brewing Company is a restaurant and brew pub on the east side of Madison, just off “Willy Street” along Atwood. Their beers include the Bascom Blonde American Blonde Ale, Luminous IPA, Eastside American Pale Ale, Rockets Red Ale, Hammerhead IPA, and Sevex, a unique stock ale. Seasonals include Sunshine Wheat, a Bam Ba Lam Black Ale, Iron Brigade Stout, a Batch 100 Barley Wine, and more.

Address:
2439 Atwood Avenue
Madison, WI 53703
(608) 729-3683
Website

Ale Asylum logo

Ale Asylum Brewery

Ale Asylum started in Madison in 2006 and has expanded nicely; they now have a beautiful restaurant and tap room along Highway 113 on the road to Madison’s Dane County Airport, literally seconds north of where Highway 30 ends (close to U.S. 51 and U.S. 151, too!) The bar and dining room are open for lunch and dinner, and for late drinks and eats. Tours of the brewery inside the building are available Sundays, noon-5pm beginning on the hour.

Hopalicious is Ale Asylum’s most well-known beer; Ambergeddon, Bedla! IPA, Madtown Nutbrown, Demento Session Pale Ale, and Unshadowed Hefeweizen are their brands consistently available; seasonals include Velveteen Habit, the Diablo Belga Belgian-style ale, a Belgian Abbey called Kink, the Gold Digger Blonde Ale, and plenty more.

Ale Asylum is not only near the airport, but also near the Karben4 Brewery (which operates in Ale Asylum’s original location), the ALT Brewery (which specializes in gluten-free beers) and the Octopi/3rd Sign Brewery, which is right up Highway 113 in Waunakee.

In 2015, they expanded into downtown Milwaukee with a tap room just off Old World Third Street, complete with views of the Milwaukee River.

Ale Asylum Brewery, Madison Ale Asylum River House, Milwaukee
2002 Pankratz Street
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 663-3926
Website
1110 North Old World Third Street
Milwaukee, WI 53203
(414) 269-8700
Website