12 Wisconsin Craft Beer Brewers

In Wisconsin craft beer is not a new idea.

Beer has always been in Wisconsin’s heritage. With large numbers of Germans and Scandinavians scattered throughout, the state has a strong history of brewing beers. Wisconsin has always been known for it’s mega-breweries but over the years they have been replaced by a wave of creative craft brewers. This ever growing group of brewers have put the state smack dab in the middle of the craft beer universe.

Wisconsinites celebrate their love of craft beers in small tasting events all the way to numerous festivals throughout the state. Octoberfest, held yearly in LaCrosse, WI is one of the largest and most authentic Octoberfest festivals in the nation and has been running consecutively since 1961.

Booming Craft Beer Industry

While most craft breweries tend to be relatively small, independently-owned commercial breweries that employ traditional brewing methods. Their focus is on flavor and quality. They cherish the ability and the freedom to try smaller batch, bigger idea flavors.

Creativity is not saved for the brewing process only. Clever naming of brews also draws attention to to the unique diversity of the craft beer category and adds a level of enjoyment for consumers.

Beer sellers throughout the state have noticed the surge also. They are not only stocking the fabulous brews, they are creating special sections in their stores for this ever expanding market.

Wisconsin has become a leader in the craft beer industry and thanks to it’s growing popularity, the (beer) glass looks more than half full. CHEERS!

Best Craft Beer Breweries in Wisconsin

(In alphabetical order)

Ale Asylum

2002 Pankratz Street
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 663-3926

Capital Brewing

Terrace Avenue
Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 836-7100, 7734

Hinterland Brewing

313 Dousman Street
Green Bay, WI 54303
(920) 438-8050

Karben4 Brewing

3698 Kinsman Blvd.
Madison, WI 53704
(608) 241-4811

Lakefront Brewery

1872 North Commerce
Milwaukee, WI 53212
(414) 372-8800

New Glarus Brewing Co.

119 Elmer Road
New Glarus, WI 53574
(608) 527-5850

O’ So Brewing Company

3028 Village Park
Plover, WI 54467
(715) 254-2163

Port Huron Brewing

805 Business Park Road
Wisconsin Dells, WI 53965
(608) 253-0340

Potosi Brewing Co.

209 South Main Street
Potosi, WI 53820
(608) 763-4002