Foxtown Brewing along Highway 167 in Mequon

Foxtown Brewing Company

Foxtown Brewing opened in November, 2019 and builds off the tradition of a much older brewery that not only stood on the current site along Mequon Road in Mequon, but also went underground. The Opitz-Zimmerman Brewery opened on this site in 1857, only nine years after Wisconsin became a state, and at the time –…

Driftless Brewing Company in Soldiers Grove

Driftless Brewing Company

Nestled in the Driftless Area of southwestern Wisconsin, the Driftless Brewing Company shines – because it’s run partially on solar power in Soldiers Grove, the nation’s first “solar city.” Driftless Brewing started up in 2013 with a 1 BBL system in the town’s “solar village,” an initiative that dates back to the 1970s when Soldiers…

Second Salem Brewing Company in Whitewater

Second Salem Brewing Company

Second Salem Brewing not only brews craft beer, but it brings to life the mysterious paranormal and witchcraft history of its hometown of Whitewater. Rumors of witchcraft gatherings, especially near the city’s Starin Park Water Tower, along with mysterious murders and rumors of unearthly creatures in the city’s lakes led to the “Second Salem” nickname…

PetSkull Brewing in Manitowoc

PetSkull Brewing Company

Manitowoc was known for its large malting plant with Budweiser slogans on it, now craft brewing with a tap room is back in town. PetSkull Brewery (weird name, we know) is located in the downtown area of the city between northbound and southbound U.S. 10, just blocks north of where U.S. 151 ends. Business Highway…

Duesterbeck's Brewing Company farm house

Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company

Duesterbeck’s Brewing opened on October 26, 2019 on the Duesterbeck family farm along County O, north of Delavan. Calling it itself a “Premier Farmhouse Microbrewery,” it’s in the area bounded by Highways 11, 89, and U.S. 12 in Walworth County with an Elkhorn mailing address. But rest assured it’s several miles out of any actual…

G5 Brewing Company, Beloit

G5 Brewing Company, Beloit

Perched on a hilltop with a nice sunset view over Beloit, G5 Brewing opened in May, 2019. It’s located along Gateway Blvd. on Beloit’s east side in a building with a modern design and lots of windows. At G5, the “G” stands for “Gunderson,” the founding family. It’s a family of five, so that tells you…

Rebellion Brewing Company in Cedarburg

Rebellion Brewing Company

You don’t have to cross over a waterfall to get inside many craft breweries, but in Cedarburg, you do. Rebellion Brewing opened in June, 2018, occupying the former location of Silver Creek Brewing in the city’s historic downtown area. The brewery’s theme is “Beer For the People.” Dale Georgeff, Peter Olds, and Rod Otto got…

Cercis Brewing Company flight

Cercis Brewing Company

Cercis Brewery in Columbus   Columbus, Wisconsin is known as “Redbud City” for the lovely trees that bud during a certain time of the year. When a craft brewery wanted to start up here and use the redbuds as inspiration for their name, it turned out a certain big brewer didn’t like a startup brewery…

Potosi Brewing Company

Potosi Brewing Company & ABA National Brewery Museum

Potosi Brewing Company… making Potosi  “Beer’s Hometown”… Started in 1852, shuttered in 1972, and resurrected in parts of the same original building in 2008, Potosi Brewing Company offers rich history and many classic craft beers. Potosi was actually one of Wisconsin’s five largest breweries and distributed across the nation. While they weathered Prohibition, changes in…

Sunshine Brewing Company can at the bar

Sunshine Brewing Company

Right along Main Street (Highway 89) in Lake Mills, you’ll find Sunshine Brewing Company. Sunshine opened in 2018 with a particular eye on Belgian-style beers and are adding consistently to their portfolio. Flagship Sunshine Brewing beers include their Tripel 8 Belgian Tripel, Diablo Sun Belgian Strong Golden Ale, and the Mayor’s Playground Belgian Stout. Seasonals…