- Old Sugar Distillery was founded in 2010 by University of Wisconsin graduate Nathan Greenawalt on a shoestring budget and a leap of faith. His first challenge was getting the still. Nathan knew exactly what he wanted and found someone to fabricate it for him, Colonel Wilson of Alma, Arkansas. The problem lay in retrieving the large, heavy still from Wilson’s place at the end of a long, rutted and potholed driveway deep in the Ozark mountains. But, Nathan persevered and with the use of winches, ropes, hard work and a borrowed truck and trailer both he and the still finally made it safely to Madison.
- Family-friendly dining, late-night full menu, serene patio, vegetarian and vegan options, wine bar, nightly lunch and dinner specials, weekend Bloody Mary bar, 125+ varieties of beer, local and specialty beers, rotating taps, specialty and classic cocktails, pool table, handicap accessible, dart boards, pull tabs, XBOX, friendly staff, good times for everybody!
- Atmosphere and music aside, Bryant’s Cocktail Lounge is all about the cocktails. While many people are starting to revive the ethos of the cocktail, we have been doing this for the past seventy-five years. We offer a truly unique mix of fresh ingredients, unique liquors, and time tested methodologies. We rarely use flavored vodkas and we never use pre-made mixes. We pour our soda from cans and what ingredients we can no longer obtain, we have made.
- Here at Central Waters, we are committing to being one of the most environmentally sustainable breweries in the nation. From upstream product sourcing to downstream management, we consider the implications of every aspect of our business in managing our environmental footprint. We love to brew beer, it is our passion, and so is being a responsible steward of our environment. Unfortunately, making beer can be very resource intensive, from energy needs to water resources, breweries use a lot. To that end, we are continually working to mitigate our drain on these precious resources, so all of us can feel better about the beer we drink. When we source our raw goods, our decisions take into account its environmental footprint. Our bottles are sourced from the greenest manufacturer in the country, even though they are more expensive. Our packaging is post-consumer recycled cardboard, and our raw goods for beer production are sourced as locally as possible. We purchase all of our barley from Briess Malting Company in Chilton, WI, a mere hour and a half away. We are one of the founding breweries of the Midwest Hops and Barley Coop, working to have local farmers produce local hops and barley.
- Estabrook Beer Garden represents a return to an era that disappeared from our landscape with the start of Prohibition. It is the first truly public beer garden in America in nearly 100 years. Inspirations came from Milwaukee’s brewing legacy and the operation is modeled after beer gardens found in modern-day Munich, Germany. The Estabrook Beer Garden is a place for all people to come together to enjoy nature, a great beer and make new friends.Estabrook Park lies on the banks of the Milwaukee River, the beer garden is set on a bluff just above a waterfall. Visitors arrive by foot, bicycle, automobile, kayak, and canoe.
- Featuring some of Wisconsin’s finest cheese, imported cheese, specialty foods, and much more, Baumgartner’s Cheese Store & Tavern, opened in 1931, is Wisconsin’s oldest cheese store! In addition to our popular retail store, you can enjoy great food and locally brewed beers at our adjoining tavern! We are conveniently located in the quaint Swiss community of Monroe, in a rich cheese producing area in southern Wisconsin. We can be reached in an hour or less from Beloit, Janesville, Madison and Dubuque, Iowa Baumgartner’s features locally – brewed beers. They are a fine complement to the delicious cheese you will find here. Baumgartner’s is a center of activity all the time but especially during Cheese Days, a colorful festival held the third weekend of September during even-numbered years.