Rock County Brewing Company occupies the historic Carriage Works building right downtown in Janesville, the seat of its namesake county. Launching in this space in 2016, Rock County Brewing remains a nanobrewery, focused on small batch brews. The Tap Room has a large wooden bar and two levels of indoor seating, along with patio seating on the side.
Beers from Rock County Brewing include their Rock the Pils Pilsner; Across the Pond, a British Blonde Ale; All My Great Designs, a quad-hopped IPA; their Amber Ale; Tower 81, an Irish Red named for a ladder truck in the Janesville Fire Department; Northern English Brown; Wheatwine, a 10% sipping beer with wheat, two-row barley malt, fruit, vanilla, and caramel; Bohemian Dunkel, a dark Lager; American Stout; and Maple & the Rye, which at 12.5% abv and bourbon barrel aging really got our attention.
Their Tap Room hours are generally Thursdays and Fridays 4pm – 8pm, Saturdays Noon – 9pm, and Sundays Noon – 5pm. Events, COVID-19, and other factors may occasionally change these hours, their Facebook page provides updates. They also frequently have food trucks parked out front to offer edible delights to go with your drinkable delights.
Rock County Brewing’s home inside the Carriage Works is in the heart of downtown Janesville, right near where Highway 26/Milton Avenue ends and just blocks from where U.S. 51 veers from Parker Drive to cross the Rock River, which is two blocks away. Highway 11’s original city route is just to the south, U.S. 14 is just a few miles north. I-39/90 winds around the north and east sides of Janesville, and Exits #171 (US 14/Highway 26) and #175 (Highway 11/Court Street) provide the best access.
Rock County Brewing Company Address:
10 N. Parker Drive
Janesville, WI 53545