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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #100 on: July 15, 2019, 10:57:17 AM »
Sounds like Driftless Brewing finally opened their taproom in Soldiers Grove, south of Viroqua. Only open Fri-Sat.
That area is really nice to drive through.

Not WI, but out that way, Deb's Brewtopia in Elkader IA also opened a taproom recently. Schera's hosts Zwanze day, and has some Cantillon on tap currently.

Sadly we'll be passing through here when the breweries are closed. <_<

Here's the account list for Driftless Brewing (Soldiers Grove) from their FB page, may be useful for finding their stuff to-go.


Oddly, the only place in Janesville that has their beer is a random townie bar. Might hit the co-op in Viroqua again, the cheese there was amazing.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #101 on: July 18, 2019, 12:34:12 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions. 
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #102 on: July 18, 2019, 01:57:15 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
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I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #103 on: July 18, 2019, 01:59:23 PM »
i'm afraid Fond du Lac is a barren wasteland

a bit north is Oshkosh (30 minutes). the Ruby Owl has good food and a nice beer selection. but that's about all i can think of even nearby.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #104 on: July 18, 2019, 02:22:38 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.

Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #105 on: July 18, 2019, 02:51:56 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.

Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL

Sounds like I'll be stopping in MKE on the way up then. 
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #106 on: July 18, 2019, 03:29:56 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.
Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL
Sounds like I'll be stopping in MKE on the way up then.
Which way are you taking north? If you're heading gup 43 to 23 I know of a few places.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #107 on: July 18, 2019, 03:40:18 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.

Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL

Sounds like I'll be stopping in MKE on the way up then.

Never been to it, but a quick search turned up this place.  Not actually a brewpub, from what I can tell, but looks like at least a few decent beers on tap:  https://www.greendragonbrewpub.com/Taplist

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #108 on: July 18, 2019, 03:57:17 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.

A brewery opened in Beaver Dam recently: https://oogabrewing.com

If you go up through Madison, Cercis in Columbus is another brewery near Beaver Dam.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #109 on: July 21, 2019, 09:31:48 PM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.
Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL
Sounds like I'll be stopping in MKE on the way up then.
Which way are you taking north? If you're heading gup 43 to 23 I know of a few places.

What was the dive bar in that general area that had burgers the size of manhole covers? I was up in Fondy for hockey several years ago and it was JJ recommended.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #110 on: July 22, 2019, 08:59:12 AM »
Anything decent in/near Beaver Dam or Fon du lac?  Will be spending weekends there this winter for daughter's ice skating competitions.
:blackdot:
I'll be in the Beaver Dam area in two weeks dropping the kid off at dance camp.

Fond du Lac though, never come across anything worth mentioning. Best I've seen was an Italian place right off 41 named Ala Roma and that wasn't anything special.
Applebee's might be your best bet in FDL
Sounds like I'll be stopping in MKE on the way up then.
Which way are you taking north? If you're heading gup 43 to 23 I know of a few places.
What was the dive bar in that general area that had burgers the size of manhole covers? I was up in Fondy for hockey several years ago and it was JJ recommended.
Frankie's on Indiana
Not sure wether or not that recommendation has held up. Last time I was there was years ago and it wasn't great. Tap list is decent.
Horse and Plow in Kohler is usually pretty good. Haven't been there since the day I got plastered and don't remember eating nachos until I saw them later that night. :-X (Pro tip: Vomit is easier to handle when it taastes like cilantro. Not even joking.)
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #111 on: July 31, 2019, 11:28:36 PM »
Stumbled upon a new one. Basically looks like a guy named Mel bought a roadside dive bar in Richland center, and is homebrewing on a 1 BBL system. About an hour from the Dells, not sure if I want to make the trek for a brown, amber, and stout. Nice looking ribeye sandwich though...



Mel's Micro
21733 Hwy 14, Richland Center, WI

http://www.melsmicro.com/
We wound up stopping here. Decent enough place. Amber ale was hoppier than the English IPA. Didn’t eat there though. Unless passing through I wouldn’t make a detour.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #112 on: August 05, 2019, 10:24:12 AM »


G5 Brewing in Beloit, WI
Good food and okay beers. They had a good hazy and blackcurrant beer. Looked like a ton of money went into the place, huge building up on a hill with a sprawling parking lot. Looked kind of like a church, or if a church architect built a brewery.

It was an early stop after this weird country antique shop nearby: Emerald Grove Antiques & Oddities



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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #113 on: August 05, 2019, 11:53:32 AM »
Forgot to ask about Ed Gein's tombstone. The clerk was very high.
Fast fact: Ed Gein was arrested and brought to the Wautoma County jail where Grandma JJ worked She met him during booking.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #114 on: August 05, 2019, 11:55:37 AM »
Forgot to ask about Ed Gein's tombstone. The clerk was very high.
Fast fact: Ed Gein was arrested and brought to the Wautoma County jail where Grandma JJ worked She met him during booking.

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« Reply #115 on: August 05, 2019, 01:18:24 PM »
Forgot to ask about Ed Gein's tombstone. The clerk was very high.
Fast fact: Ed Gein was arrested and brought to the Wautoma County jail where Grandma JJ worked She met him during booking.

He's your real grandfather, isn't he?

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #116 on: August 05, 2019, 01:51:27 PM »
Forgot to ask about Ed Gein's tombstone. The clerk was very high.
Fast fact: Ed Gein was arrested and brought to the Wautoma County jail where Grandma JJ worked She met him during booking.
He's your real grandfather, isn't he?
The Force is what gives a brewer his power. It's an energy field created by yeast. It surrounds us and penetrates us. It converts polysaccharides to ethyl alcohol.