Hubbleton Brewing Company sign

Hubbleton Brewing Company

Between Waterloo and Watertown in the Town of Portland, at the end of a long driveway, you’ll find Hubbleton Brewing Company. Trust me, few just happen to stumble across it as they wander! Hubbleton Brewing, like many of Wisconsin’s more recent craft breweries, arose out of successful home brewing. Dan Schey co-founded the brewery with…

Mobcraft Brewery from 5th Street in Milwaukee

Mobcraft Brewery

Mobcraft Brewery began as the “World’s First Crowdsourced Brewery.” Their model works like this: people submit their recipes or recipe ideas; others would vote on which creative recipes seemed the most appealing and would follow their votes up with commitments to buy a certain amount of beer once it’s brewed; then Mobcraft would brew it….

Thumb Knuckle Brewing Company

Thumb Knuckle Brewing Company

Thumb Knuckle Brewing Company opened in Luxemburg (the town in Wisconsin, not the country) in March, 2017. They’re named for their geographic position in Wisconsin: in Kewaunee County, right where the Door Peninsula – the “Thumb” – of Wisconsin begins. But since it’s the “bottom” of the thumb, “Thumb Knuckle” became the inspiration. You can…

Inventors Brewpub

Inventors Brewpub

Inventors Brewpub brought active brewing back to Port Washington – a beautiful harbor town with a brewing history dating back to 1847 – when they opened in June of 2017. Located inside the American Legion Post 82 right across from Lake Michigan, Inventors strives to be a family-friendly restaurant and watering hole with a nano-brewery…

Lone Girl Brewing, Waunakee,, Wisconsin along Highways 19 and 113

Lone Girl Brewing Company

In the heart of downtown Waunakee, the Lone Girl Brewing Company opened in a renovated building in 2015 along Highways 19 & 113 at the railroad crossing. The historic railroad depot lies literally across the tracks. They have a good restaurant and bar inside their large Tap Room, and even a rooftop deck so you…

Hillsboro Brewing sign

Hillsboro Brewing Company

Hillsboro, Wisconsin had its own brewery in the 1800s. And like many smaller Wisconsin towns, it has its own brewery once again. Hillsboro Brewing traces its roots to the early 2010s, when the Verbsky family began working on the idea. Joe Verbsky was developing recipes with family members and noted on October 15, 2012 for…

Starboard Brewing logo

Starboard Brewing Company

Sturgeon Bay’s Starboard Brewing Company opened in October 2014 and in its short history has already created over 300 different brews. Their brewery is on-site downtown and they have a Tap Room open five days a week for sampling, hanging out, and whatnot. Primary beers at Starboard include: Admiral Klutz, an English-style IPA; Bradford Brown,…

Thirsty Pagan Brewing front view

Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company

The Thirsty Pagan Brewing Company opened in Superior in 2006, in the former Twin Ports Brewing space. In June 2019, it moved to a new space in another classic old building. We’ll get to all that – but first, the beers! Thirsty Pagan makes a variety of craft beers, including bourbon barrel-aged varieties and a…