Lion’s Tail roared into downtown Neenah in fall 2015, occupying part a former bank building right along Highway 114/Commercial Street – part of the original U.S. 41 route through town (going back a LONG way.)
The Tap Room inside Lion’s Tail Brewing offer a dozen beers on draft, a mix of their own and some guest selections. Their own brews include the popular #90 Red Vienna Lager, Juice Cloud New England IPA, the Too Caught Up IPA, Boundary Waters Canadian-style Lager, and Czech Please.. a Czech-style Pilsner. They have a deal with nearby Broken Tree Pizza so you can have wood-fired pizzas to accompany your beers. Snacks are also available and you are welcome to bring your own food in; they invite you to explore takeout from a number of restaurants in Neenah’s downtown area.
If somebody in your group isn’t too crazy about beer, wines and craft cocktails can come to the rescue. Lion’s Tail offers up a few cocktails, particularly with several select whiskeys. They also maintain a wine menu for bottles or “by the glass,” with rotating varieties.
Lion’s Tail’s Tap Room includes events and the bank’s former safe, which you can check out.
Getting back to the beer, Lion’s Tail Brewing does focus on local sourcing. They source malt and grain from nearby Chilton (across Lake Winnebago), hops from farms in Sauk County, and of course local water. Their yeast comes from both Neenah and Chicago, depending on the style of beer being brewed.
You’ll find Lion’s Tail Brewing along Highway 114/Commercial Street in downtown Neenah, blocks from the Fox River. It’s a few miles off I-41, and about two miles south of the southern end of Highway 47 in Menasha. The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass is close by, and a number of other craft breweries are in the area – perfect for a crawl!
Lion’s Tail Brewing Company Address:
116 S. Commercial Street (Highway 114)
Neenah, WI 54956