Green Bay Distillery


The Green Bay Distillery opened in 2011 right across from the Packers’ practice facility, Ray Nitschke Field. It’s now part of the “Titletown District,” within easy walking distance of Lambeau Field, the Resch Center, Brown County Arena, and more.

The Distillery started as a restaurant with specialty vodkas, Green Bay Classic and Green Bay Cherry, with cherries from nearby Door County. They have since expanded into gins and whiskies as well as vodkas with lime and grape flavors, great for mixers.

Green Bay Distillery is in a pretty huge building, and they host plenty of events – especially Packer game parties. Their indoor/outdoor patio room shows games and is a great place to enjoy food and drink in the nice weather months.

You’ll find Green Bay Distillery along Mike McCarthy Way, just off Oneida Street near Lambeau Field. Highways 32, I-41, and 172 are close by, and Highways 29, 54, 57, and U.S. 141 also bring you to Green Bay to check this place out and enjoy.

Address:
835 Mike McCarthy Way
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 393-4403
Website

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Hinterland Brewing Company


From 1995, Hinterland Brewing operated in a former meat-packing warehouse in Green Bay. In 2017, they moved to a new facility in the Titletown District next to Lambeau Field – right at the site of the Mobil station we used to warm up at during cold-weather (read: October-January) games.

Hinterland Brewery at night

Hinterland’s year ’round beers include their flagship Luna Coffee Stout; their Pale Ale; Packerland Pilsner; Hinterland IPA; Nitro IPA; and their Pub Draught English-style ale. In various seasons, you’ll also find their Cherry Wheat, Oktoberfest, Hinterland Timberland (yes, it rhymes), their Bodenbrecher, and a Saison. Other limited releases are also available here and there – naturally-made products have a way of being dependent on growing seasons and such!

Tours of the Green Bay brewery are available Saturdays at noon, 1pm, 2pm, and 3pm; they cost $10 and include a souvenir pint glass and a beer.

You’ll find their brewery and restaurant in the Titletown District in the shadow of Lambeau Field, just off I-41 near Highways 32 and 172. Highways 29, 54, and 57 also come close as they go through Green Bay.

Hinterland Brewing Address:

1001 Lombardi Avenue
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 438-8050
Website




Titletown Brewing Company


Located in Green Bay’s former Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot, Titletown Brewing Company opened in 1996, just weeks before the Packers became “Titletown” once again by winning Super Bowl XXXI.

Beers brewed by Titletown include their “400” Honey Ale, named after the former “400” passenger train; Canadeo Gold, named after one of only five – soon to be six – Packers players to have his number retired, Tony Canadeo; the Dark Helmet Schwartzbier; Green 19 IPA; Hogshead Mild, a British session; IrrationAle, an unfiltered American wheat beer that is quite rational; Johnny “Blood” Red, named after another Packers legend; a Maibock; Pullman Porter; St. Norbert Pilsner; and the tech-savvy Ctrl “Alt” Delete, a German-style amber ale.

You’ll find the depot along U.S. 141/Dousman Street, with the iconic Packers statue out front that once stood on the grounds of the Packers Hall of Fame before they moved into Lambeau Field. The depot itself dates back to 1898 and still has tracks out front, which are fun to play on since trains no longer run on them. The brewery includes a popular restaurant; we rate everything there quite tasty.

Of course, I-41 and Highways 29, 32, 54, 57, and 172 also bring you to Green Bay.

Address:
200 Dousman Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 437-2337
Website

Ahnapee Brewery


Making use of Algoma’s earlier name, the Ahnapee Brewery is a resurrection of an original that lasted from 1868 to 1886. Located next to the Von Stiehl Winery, Ahnapee came back in 2013 with a brewery just outside of town that supplies in their in-town tap room with fresh craft beer.

Ahnapee’s revolving list of brews includes styles like the Pain in the Rye (a blonde Roggenbier), Helles in Red, Fun Guy (a mushroom brown ale brewed with actual North Woods mushrooms), the Two Stall Milk Stout, the Wild 100 sour, and more. Their tap room features eight lines always offering either their own crafts or other Wisconsin-based brews, along with “gourmet” pizzas made in-house. They’re open Wednesday-Sunday, always opening at noon while closing at 9pm Wednesday and Thursday, 10pm on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm on Sunday.

Ahnapee Brewery’s Tap Room is adjacent to the Von Stiehl Winery along County S in downtown Algoma, just east of Highway 42 and north of the eastern terminus of Highway 54, within a few hundred yards of Lake Michigan.

Address:
105 Navarino Street
Algoma, WI 54201
(920) 785-0822
Website

Sand Creek Brewing Company

Sand Creek Brewing is the third largest microbrewery in Wisconsin, located in a space that has been a brewery since 1856. Previously, the building was home to the Oderbolz Brewing Company, the Badger Brewing Company, and the Pioneer Brewing Company. Sand Creek itself started up in Downing, Wisconsin in 1999; in 2004, Sand Creek and Pioneer merged into one in Black River Falls.

Sand Creek Brewing with their new sign

Sand Creek Brewing, located in a building that has served as a brewery since 1856. Inside, tons and tons of delicious beer.

Since 2000, brews from Pioneer – and now Sand Creek – have won three gold awards at the World Beer Cup. They brew their own brands and also contract brew brands for others at times. Popular Sand Creek beers include Badger Porter, Woody’s Easy Ale, Oscar’s Stout, Bugler Brown Ale, English Style Special Ale, Wild Ride IPA, their Cranberry Special Ale (a salute to their proximity to the heart of Wisconsin’s cranberry-growing region), and a series of hard lemonades. They also brew up a tasty root beer.

Sand Creek Brewing's Donkey Kong machine

It’s ON like… ah, too easy…

Inside their brewery, the Tap Room offers a cozy space for sampling and imbibing; a larger space as you enter the building has additional tables for people to gather, play board games, check out some memorabilia, or even play Donkey Kong on one of the original video game machines. Seriously.

Their Tap Room is open Fridays from 3-10pm all year, and Saturdays from noon-5pm during warmer months (usually May-Labor Day). However, they’ll sell you beer from their retail space from 8am-5pm Monday through Thursday, and Friday nights until 10pm.

U.S. 12 and Highways 27 and 54 bring you to Black River Falls. From I-94, connect to downtown Black River Falls (on the west side of the Black River) via Highway 54 or U.S. 12/Highway 27 and head south to Pierce Street.

Address:
320 Pierce Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
(715) 284-7553
Website

 

Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial


Wisconsin’s Korean War Veterans Memorial is in Plover, just south of Stevens Point along I-39/U.S. 51 at the County B exit. It rises on an island in Lake Pacawa is a small park known as Worzella Pines Park.

The Gateway area features an “Isle of Honor” commemorating the 132,000 Wisconsin residents who served in the Armed Forces during Korean War, including 4,286 who were injured and 801 who died. The Main Wall is filled with memorials, statues commemorate soldiers, medical staff, and others who served in the line of fire, and thousands of tiles are posted in memory of individuals.

Address:
Plover, WI 54467
Website

O’so Brewing Company


Just south of Stevens Point in a shopping center strip in Plover, O’so Brewing Company offers 40 Wisconsin beers in its Tap House. Anywhere from 8 to 14 are brewed by O’so in-house, and tours of the brewery are available on Saturdays at 2, 3, and 4pm.

O’so beers include their flagship “The Big O”, a wheat ale; Hopdinger IPA; Night Train Porter; Rusty Red; Memory Lane Pilsner (5% of the proceeds for this beer are donated to help fight Alzheimer’s Disease); Hop Whoopin’; and Convenient Distraction, an Imperial Porter blended with coffee. Seasonals include colorfully-named beers like Doe in Heat and Lupulin Maximus.

The O’so Tap House is visible from I-39/U.S. 51 at the County B exit, just north of Highway 54 and east of Historic U.S. 51. It’s open every day and night except Sunday. The Wisconsin Korean War Veterans Memorial is only blocks away in Worzella Pines Park and Pacawa Lake.

Address:
3028 Village Park Drive #3034
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 254-2163
Website

Badger State Brewing Company

Badger State Brewing Company


Badger State Brewing Company is in the heart of Green Bay – and by that, we mean mere blocks from Lambeau Field in the “Titletown District,” which also includes the Resch Center and Brown County Arena.

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Opened in 2013, Badger State operated a 15-barrel brewing system inside a 10,000 square foot building that was the last property left along Lombardi Avenue to be zoned manufacturing, allowing them to brew beer there.

They sell it, too: their tap room inside the facility opened in late 2014 and features two dozen Wisconsin-brewed beers, including their own flagship brands Bunyan Badger Brown Ale, Green Chop Session IPA, Porte des Morts Maple Porter, Green Chop Session IPA, Vive La Belge! Belgo-Pale Ale, Walloon Witbier, and the almost intimidating-sounding Dubious Ruffian Chocolate Stout. More recently, brews like their Resilience IPA and others have come aboard, and you can increasingly find their beers in bars and restaurants across the state.

You’ll find them southeast of – or behind – the Stadium View and Brett Favre’s Steakhouse on Tony Canadeo Run, where a lot of hotels are now going up, too. Lombardi Avenue, Oneida Street, and Ashland Avenue (Highway 32) surround this part of the Titletown District.

Check out all our Badger State Brewing pictures here!

Badger State Brewing Company Address:

990 Tony Canadeo Run
Green Bay, WI 54304
(920) 634-5687
Website