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R’Noggin Brewing Company

Along I-41/94 in Kenosha between Highways 50 and 158, you’ll find a small, unassuming building that for years served D.O.T. trucks maintaining the roads. Today, this building maintains a brewery called R’Noggin, which opened in 2016. R’Noggin Brewing is the brainchild of two brothers, Jeff and Kevin Bridleman. They craft brewed for a number of…

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Octopi Brewing and 3rd Sign Brewery

Octopi Brewing first “grew its tentacles” in 2015, setting up as a contract brewer for many other brands but also launching its own brand of beers called 3rd Sign. The slogan for 3rd Sign is “Dually // Brewed,” with the name being taken from Gemini, the third sign of the Zodiac. It hints at the…

Urban Harvest Brewing Company

Urban Harvest Brewing Company opened in Milwaukee’s Walkers Point neighborhood in April 2016. They brew several small batches of lagers and ales per week and offer a taproom Thursday through Saturday for sampling. Beers they craft on a fairly regular basis include their 414 Golden Ale, Black Puppy Pale Ale, their Falls Pilsner, Who the…

District 14 Brewery

District 14 Brewery is in the heart of Milwaukee’s historic Bay View neighborhood. They serve a variety of their own craft beers and offer pizzas and a variety of fare in a pub-like atmosphere that occasionally includes live music. It’s not a huge place, so even a small crowd makes for a lively atmosphere in…

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…

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…

Tyranena Brewing Company

Tyranena notes itself as “Legendary Wisconsin Beer,” calling back to the mysterious stone structures and effigy mounds that border – and are submerged under – today’s Rock Lake… the original name of which was “Tyranena.” Tyranena began operations in late 1999 and has grown to a production capacity of about 45,000 barrels annually in its…

Hinterland Brewing

Hinterland started in a former meat-packing warehouse in Green Bay in 1995. Their artisan brews are served around the state, including their directly-owned Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub in Milwaukee and their affiliated Whistling Swan Inn in Fish Creek, but the source is on Dousman Street in downtown Green Bay. Hinterland’s year ’round beers include their…

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…

Silver Creek Brewing Company

Nestled in the middle of Cedarburg’s historic downtown, Silver Creek Brewing grew out of a home brewers club in town. The brewpub opened in 2002 and they’ve been operating the brewery in-house since 2004. Silver Creek offers four beers continuously and more in various seasons. Brews include their Silver Creek Pacific Coast Lager, Barleywine, IPA,…