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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #150 on: May 12, 2020, 06:59:09 PM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #151 on: May 12, 2020, 08:19:51 PM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
Good call :thumbup:
Do they do any wild or mixed fermentation stuff?

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #152 on: May 12, 2020, 11:05:29 PM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
Good call :thumbup:
Do they do any wild or mixed fermentation stuff?

Pretty sure its all kettle soured. Could be wrong though.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #153 on: May 13, 2020, 06:25:43 AM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
Good call :thumbup:
Do they do any wild or mixed fermentation stuff?

Pretty sure its all kettle soured. Could be wrong though.
Good to know! :cheers: Is anyone else doing wild ales like New Glarus or Hacienda?

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #154 on: May 13, 2020, 03:11:28 PM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
Good call :thumbup:
Do they do any wild or mixed fermentation stuff?

Pretty sure its all kettle soured. Could be wrong though.
Good to know! :cheers: Is anyone else doing wild ales like New Glarus or Hacienda?

Only two I can think of off hand are O’so and Funk Factory. Brewing Projekt does a bunch of stuff too but pretty sure they only kettle sour as well.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #155 on: May 13, 2020, 03:34:37 PM »
Is anybody in WI doing more experimental stuff like Scratch Brewing?
Some of the recent Hacienda i've had came close. Just curious... :ale:

Oliphant is the first one that comes to mind. They always have a bunch of new and/or different stuff coming out.
Good call :thumbup:
Do they do any wild or mixed fermentation stuff?

Pretty sure its all kettle soured. Could be wrong though.
Good to know! :cheers: Is anyone else doing wild ales like New Glarus or Hacienda?

Only two I can think of off hand are O’so and Funk Factory. Brewing Projekt does a bunch of stuff too but pretty sure they only kettle sour as well.
Cool, I forgot about those guys. Really liked the Faro from FF, it was nice. Haven't had any sour BP stuff yet.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #156 on: July 16, 2020, 10:54:42 PM »
Feeling the call of the open road something fierce... what’s a good remote destination?

I’ve been wanting to head through WI to Elkader, IA, for Schera’s and Deb’s.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #157 on: July 17, 2020, 11:02:29 AM »
Feeling the call of the open road something fierce... what’s a good remote destination?

I’ve been wanting to head through WI to Elkader, IA, for Schera’s and Deb’s.

Don't go to Northern MN unless you want the Covid.  Not a soul up there wearing a mask.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #158 on: July 17, 2020, 11:10:02 AM »
Feeling the call of the open road something fierce... what’s a good remote destination?

I’ve been wanting to head through WI to Elkader, IA, for Schera’s and Deb’s.

Don't go to Northern MN unless you want the Covid.  Not a soul up there wearing a mask.

I never make it that far, or even the northwoods of WI for that matter.
Seems like one could road trip and keep pretty isolated.

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #159 on: August 17, 2020, 10:29:08 AM »


Wishful Acres Farm Brewery, Lena, IL

Just turned 4 years old apparently. Close enough to the WI border, they look to be Star Wars fans, judging from their walk-in cooler... :lol:



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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #160 on: August 17, 2020, 11:08:53 AM »
Walk in cooler?  Looks like it's just a room with an A/C unit plugged into it. :lol:

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #161 on: August 17, 2020, 11:37:17 AM »
Walk in cooler?  Looks like it's just a room with an A/C unit plugged into it. :lol:

Pretty much. :D I have no idea if that's their actual cold storage... idk that an a/c unit would even keep it cold enough. :unsure:

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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #162 on: August 17, 2020, 02:14:21 PM »
Walk in cooler?  Looks like it's just a room with an A/C unit plugged into it. :lol:
Yup. But they do have a beer line running out of the wall which it nice. I'd rather have it on the inside where my desk is.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #163 on: September 14, 2020, 10:56:48 AM »
Can we get this thread amended to "Back-roads Breweries"?
I'll keep posting IL breweries in here, sorry not sorry ... :mellow:

Emancipation Brewing Co., Fairbury, IL









Stopped here after a picnic with the inlaws. Somewhere in the cornfields between Bloomington and Chicago. Cool place, the brewery is in a former dairy barn. Great patio out back with a fire pit and picnic tables in a small hop field. The IPA's were great, i'm still working on the rest of the beer I picked up there. Missed the one draft they didn't crowler, a jalapeño lime kölsch. Solid little place with potential, i'll stop back again and hopefully hang out for a bit longer next time.

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #164 on: September 14, 2020, 11:12:53 AM »
well the main subject line in the forum has been changed, but the responses still say "In Wisconsin"
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Re: Back-roads breweries (In Wisconsin)
« Reply #165 on: September 14, 2020, 12:10:07 PM »
Can we get this thread amended to "Back-roads Breweries"?
I'll keep posting IL breweries in here, sorry not sorry ... :mellow:

Emancipation Brewing Co., Fairbury, IL









Stopped here after a picnic with the inlaws. Somewhere in the cornfields between Bloomington and Chicago. Cool place, the brewery is in a former dairy barn. Great patio out back with a fire pit and picnic tables in a small hop field. The IPA's were great, i'm still working on the rest of the beer I picked up there. Missed the one draft they didn't crowler, a jalapeño lime kölsch. Solid little place with potential, i'll stop back again and hopefully hang out for a bit longer next time.

I *love* places like that.  :thumbup:   There is one in rural northern Virginia, Vanish, basically off Rte 50 down a dirt road.  Brewery and hop farm.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #166 on: September 14, 2020, 12:15:17 PM »
well the main subject line in the forum has been changed, but the responses still say "In Wisconsin"

Huh, that's odd. Much appreciated :cheers:

I *love* places like that.  :thumbup:   There is one in rural northern Virginia, Vanish, basically off Rte 50 down a dirt road.  Brewery and hop farm.

Nice! :cheers: I'd figure these would become more common, with the explosion of new breweries, existing land ownership, and the DIY nature of homebrewing farmers. By my count there are only 7 in Illinois that I know of, but i'm sure there's a few more that i've never heard of.
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Re: Back-roads breweries (Illinois)
« Reply #167 on: October 07, 2020, 09:32:07 AM »
Speaking of backroad farm breweries, this one is pretty rustic. They also have an open air "treehouse bar" for warmer weather.
Take a Hike to Big Thorn Brewery (Georgetown, IL)



Wonder how covid-friendly that greenhouse bar is, guess they can open the windows.

View from the treehouse bar, via the brewery's fb page:







Wish it wasn't 3 hours away... :(

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Listening to that podcast, they have a 3BBL system and produce 400 barrels annually. They're scaling back their distribution to Champaign & Vermilion counties, sounded like no more Binnys or Friar Tuck, which is where I bought their beer. Sadly idk when i'll make it down to where I can actually get their beer again. What i've had i've enjoyed.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #168 on: October 17, 2020, 10:32:50 AM »
Harry Stuff - Wawaka, IN.  Pretty back-road IMO, as you'll see some Amish buggies in the area. Really good beers and excellent (if limited menu) food.



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« Reply #169 on: October 17, 2020, 03:28:28 PM »
Cool, the beers sound interesting and the pizzas look good too :thumbup:


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« Reply #170 on: October 18, 2020, 12:10:19 PM »
Cool, the beers sound interesting and the pizzas look good too :thumbup:
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #171 on: October 19, 2020, 11:49:53 AM »
Seeing all these remote farm breweries, I can't help but wonder if Hill Farmstead was an inspiration in some way. They achieved cult status in part due to their inaccessibility i'd say, but that's true for most in-demand breweries that don't distribute.

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« Reply #172 on: December 04, 2020, 05:11:55 PM »
Seeing all these remote farm breweries, I can't help but wonder if Hill Farmstead was an inspiration in some way. They achieved cult status in part due to their inaccessibility i'd say, but that's true for most in-demand breweries that don't distribute.

They may have been.  Certainly they proved that the business model can be very viable if you brew good beer and the word gets out to the beer community.  But in some of cases, it could be that some people just want to brew and like being in the boonies.  :shrug:
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« Reply #173 on: December 04, 2020, 05:28:51 PM »
Seeing all these remote farm breweries, I can't help but wonder if Hill Farmstead was an inspiration in some way. They achieved cult status in part due to their inaccessibility i'd say, but that's true for most in-demand breweries that don't distribute.

They may have been.  Certainly they proved that the business model can be very viable if you brew good beer and the word gets out to the beer community.  But in some of cases, it could be that some people just want to brew and like being in the boonies.  :shrug:

Yeah, I think this is more the case. Some maybe haven't even heard of HF... the few in IL i'm thinking of were existing family farms that a brewery was added to.

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #174 on: February 15, 2021, 06:25:43 PM »
didn't make it to Sheboygan. went to Manitowoc instead.

stopped in at Petskull (Pet Skull?). it's small. sort of Ahnapee sized. only tried the IPA and it was very....watery. not really any flavor to note. place was pretty busy, seems popular.

will stop in again next time we're in the area to give it a fair shot.

https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/manitowoc-receives-250-000-state-grant-for-craft-brewery

MANITOWOC (NBC 26) — The City of Manitowoc has announced it is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help turn a century-old historic industrial building into a new location for the city’s first craft brewery and taproom.

According to a press release from the city, the Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support PetSkull Brewing’s expansion, which will include converting the historic building into a 10-barrel brewhouse and restaurant.

Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is enthusiastic about the project saying, “We are excited that PetSkull Brewing will continue to grow in our historic downtown and expand their part-time business into a full-time brewing operation in the River Point District.”

City officials estimate the project will support 35 to 40 construction jobs. Once it's open, the brewery and restaurant expansion is expected to add five full-time and up to 18 part-time positions. A catalyst in the River Point District, the $1.5 million project is expected to be complete by July 2021.
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« Reply #175 on: February 16, 2021, 08:35:27 AM »
didn't make it to Sheboygan. went to Manitowoc instead.

stopped in at Petskull (Pet Skull?). it's small. sort of Ahnapee sized. only tried the IPA and it was very....watery. not really any flavor to note. place was pretty busy, seems popular.

will stop in again next time we're in the area to give it a fair shot.
https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/manitowoc-receives-250-000-state-grant-for-craft-brewery

MANITOWOC (NBC 26) — The City of Manitowoc has announced it is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help turn a century-old historic industrial building into a new location for the city’s first craft brewery and taproom.

According to a press release from the city, the Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support PetSkull Brewing’s expansion, which will include converting the historic building into a 10-barrel brewhouse and restaurant.

Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is enthusiastic about the project saying, “We are excited that PetSkull Brewing will continue to grow in our historic downtown and expand their part-time business into a full-time brewing operation in the River Point District.”

City officials estimate the project will support 35 to 40 construction jobs. Once it's open, the brewery and restaurant expansion is expected to add five full-time and up to 18 part-time positions. A catalyst in the River Point District, the $1.5 million project is expected to be complete by July 2021.
That's cool. I haven't been to Mani since my sister's wedding two years ago. Maybe it's time for a trip.
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« Reply #176 on: February 16, 2021, 02:10:23 PM »
didn't make it to Sheboygan. went to Manitowoc instead.

stopped in at Petskull (Pet Skull?). it's small. sort of Ahnapee sized. only tried the IPA and it was very....watery. not really any flavor to note. place was pretty busy, seems popular.

will stop in again next time we're in the area to give it a fair shot.
https://www.nbc26.com/news/local-news/manitowoc-receives-250-000-state-grant-for-craft-brewery

MANITOWOC (NBC 26) — The City of Manitowoc has announced it is receiving a $250,000 state grant to help turn a century-old historic industrial building into a new location for the city’s first craft brewery and taproom.

According to a press release from the city, the Community Development Investment Grant from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) will support PetSkull Brewing’s expansion, which will include converting the historic building into a 10-barrel brewhouse and restaurant.

Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is enthusiastic about the project saying, “We are excited that PetSkull Brewing will continue to grow in our historic downtown and expand their part-time business into a full-time brewing operation in the River Point District.”

City officials estimate the project will support 35 to 40 construction jobs. Once it's open, the brewery and restaurant expansion is expected to add five full-time and up to 18 part-time positions. A catalyst in the River Point District, the $1.5 million project is expected to be complete by July 2021.
That's cool. I haven't been to Mani since my sister's wedding two years ago. Maybe it's time for a trip.

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« Reply #177 on: February 16, 2021, 03:02:53 PM »

That's cool. I haven't been to Mani since my sister's wedding two years ago. Maybe it's time for a trip.

You could make it there and back for lunch.   :mellow:

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« Reply #178 on: February 16, 2021, 03:15:08 PM »

That's cool. I haven't been to Mani since my sister's wedding two years ago. Maybe it's time for a trip.
You could make it there and back for lunch.   :mellow:
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« Reply #179 on: May 28, 2021, 04:03:41 PM »
There are 3 door-themed breweries within 70 miles of each other in IL... :confused:

Side Door
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Two Doors Down

I guess 3 Doors Down was already taken. :mellow:
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« Reply #180 on: June 23, 2021, 12:08:52 PM »
This one is...pretty "backroads". Located on a smaller island in the Gulf Islands, BC. Super rustic with a fun looking picnic area in the forest. Apparently Raffi and Meg Tilly live one island over, who woulda thunk it.

Mayne Island Brewing Co.
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« Reply #181 on: September 17, 2021, 11:14:52 AM »
Fire up this thread, i'm going off-roading. Sticking to shorter day trips, adjacent to & around IL.

Trip ideas:

Scratch/White Rooster/Ebb & Flow

Triptych/Big Thorn

Afterthought/Goldfinger/points west

Quad Cities/Barrel Society/Rip's

Forgottonia IL region/Burlington, IA

Deb's Brewtopia/Schera's/The Fish Shack

New Glarus (would be in Oct., not sure if they still plan to reopen)

NW MI: Seeds/Lange's Meat Market/Transient

Interested in hitting remote places, old school drive-ins, places stuck in time

Any ideas or good recs?  :popcorn: :popcorn:
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« Reply #182 on: September 22, 2021, 03:20:29 PM »
Fire up this thread, i'm going off-roading. Sticking to shorter day trips, adjacent to & around IL.

Trip ideas:

Scratch/White Rooster/Ebb & Flow

Triptych/Big Thorn

Afterthought/Goldfinger/points west

Quad Cities/Barrel Society/Rip's

Forgottonia IL region/Burlington, IA

Deb's Brewtopia/Schera's/The Fish Shack


New Glarus (would be in Oct., not sure if they still plan to reopen)

NW MI: Seeds/Lange's Meat Market/Transient

Interested in hitting remote places, old school drive-ins, places stuck in time

Any ideas or good recs?  :popcorn: :popcorn:

Leaning towards these... southern IL isn't looking good as far as covid numbers go. Thinking of just doing a couple weekend trips. Most places close from Sun-Tues, so I don't know what i'd do for 3 days in between.

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #183 on: September 23, 2021, 10:23:42 PM »
https://archive.is/TIdj7

"When their farm was in decline, Elkhorn couple started Duesterbeck’s Brewing Co. 'in the middle of nowhere'"
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #184 on: September 24, 2021, 12:20:33 PM »
https://archive.is/TIdj7

"When their farm was in decline, Elkhorn couple started Duesterbeck’s Brewing Co. 'in the middle of nowhere'"

Nice :thumbup:

I remember seeing the barn setup in an article when they opened. Looks like a good road trip spot :drive:

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We’ve also done a lot of sour beers for the wine drinkers and nonbeer drinkers.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #185 on: September 27, 2021, 12:53:31 PM »
https://archive.is/TIdj7

"When their farm was in decline, Elkhorn couple started Duesterbeck’s Brewing Co. 'in the middle of nowhere'"

Nice :thumbup:

I remember seeing the barn setup in an article when they opened. Looks like a good road trip spot :drive:

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We’ve also done a lot of sour beers for the wine drinkers and nonbeer drinkers.
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Not TOO far out of the way for a stop on the way to/from Great Taste next year.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #186 on: September 27, 2021, 01:45:44 PM »
https://archive.is/TIdj7

"When their farm was in decline, Elkhorn couple started Duesterbeck’s Brewing Co. 'in the middle of nowhere'"

Nice :thumbup:

I remember seeing the barn setup in an article when they opened. Looks like a good road trip spot :drive:

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We’ve also done a lot of sour beers for the wine drinkers and nonbeer drinkers.
:confused:

Not TOO far out of the way for a stop on the way to/from Great Taste next year.

It's only 20 minutes from Second Salem in Whitewater, which was a fun post-Taste stop a few years back.
Edit: Also on the way is Fire2Fork, a restaurant that uses one of those schmancy open flame grills.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #187 on: September 30, 2021, 12:08:16 AM »
Heading through the “Driftless Area” soon, saw a recent article about it in the Washington Post of all places. Kind of rehashes the usual things, geography and the local denizens. It’s definitely it’s own place, a little more wild and ancient feeling. Article link that should be free to read:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/wisconsin-driftless-area-travel-vacation/2021/06/10/32db62b6-c3d2-11eb-8c18-fd53a628b992_story.html%3foutputType=amp

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #188 on: October 08, 2021, 03:38:07 AM »
Heading through the “Driftless Area” soon, saw a recent article about it in the Washington Post of all places. Kind of rehashes the usual things, geography and the local denizens. It’s definitely it’s own place, a little more wild and ancient feeling. Article link that should be free to read:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/wisconsin-driftless-area-travel-vacation/2021/06/10/32db62b6-c3d2-11eb-8c18-fd53a628b992_story.html%3foutputType=amp

Sounds like a pretty cool and offbeat area.   :thumbup:
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #189 on: October 09, 2021, 10:41:51 PM »
Heading through the “Driftless Area” soon, saw a recent article about it in the Washington Post of all places. Kind of rehashes the usual things, geography and the local denizens. It’s definitely it’s own place, a little more wild and ancient feeling. Article link that should be free to read:

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/wisconsin-driftless-area-travel-vacation/2021/06/10/32db62b6-c3d2-11eb-8c18-fd53a628b992_story.html%3foutputType=amp

Sounds like a pretty cool and offbeat area.   :thumbup:

It was really cool. :yes: Let’s just say i’ve got a big load to drop in here soon. :mellow:

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #190 on: October 11, 2021, 11:31:58 AM »
Made it to 14 breweries in a week :excited: :deadbanana:

Last weekend:

Deb's Brewtopia, Elkader, IA :thumbup:
Textile Bring, Dyersville, IA :)
Dimensional Brewing, Dubuque, IA :mellow:
Jubeck's New World Brewing, Dubuque, IA :thumbup: :thumbup:
Mud Run Brewing, Stockton, IL :)

The highlight was probably Deb's Brewtopia, though Jubeck's was cozy and had good beer. Only a 2BBL system there. Dimensional was trendy with a lot of gimmick beer, Textile was pretty solid though they had a lot of haze/fruit as well. Mud Run just opened, but they had a great Irish dry stout and tasty BBQ.

Previous weekend:

Iron Spike, Galesburg, IL :thumbup:
Knox County, Galesburg, IL  :)
Forgottonia Brewing, Macomb, IL :)
Parkside Brewing, Burlington, IA :mellow: :shrug:
Contrary Brewing, Muscatine, IA :thumbup: :thumbup:
Wake Brewing, Rock Island, IL :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:
Adventurous Brewing, Bettendorf, IA :thumbup:
Stompbox Brewing, Davenport, IA (beer) :mellow: Kitchen Brigade (food) :thumbup: :thumbup:
Midwest Ale Works, East Moline, IL :thumb down:

Contrary was the surprise hit, and Wake was a tried & true, 3rd time visiting. Adventurous leans heavy on haze/pastry/fruit but they had a great lager, IPA, and coffee imperial stout.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #191 on: November 04, 2021, 10:01:44 AM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #192 on: November 04, 2021, 11:39:53 AM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #193 on: November 04, 2021, 11:45:01 AM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.  :cheers:

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #194 on: November 13, 2021, 10:33:06 PM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.  :cheers:

It's a great place. Friendly people, talented brewer and seriously great beer. It's one of the "must hits" whenever anyone visits.  Coolship beers should be ready in the spring, along with a chanterelle saison.
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #195 on: November 14, 2021, 03:22:23 PM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.  :cheers:

It's a great place. Friendly people, talented brewer and seriously great beer. It's one of the "must hits" whenever anyone visits.  Coolship beers should be ready in the spring, along with a chanterelle saison.
:excited: super cool.

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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #196 on: November 17, 2021, 09:46:12 PM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.  :cheers:

It's a great place. Friendly people, talented brewer and seriously great beer. It's one of the "must hits" whenever anyone visits.  Coolship beers should be ready in the spring, along with a chanterelle saison.
:excited: super cool.
They just launched a smoked helles so it may be on my list for the weekend.  Again.  :thumbup:
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Re: Back-roads breweries
« Reply #197 on: November 17, 2021, 10:36:01 PM »


Wayward Lane Brewing, Schoharie, NY

Bakes> hey

Farm brewery, looks pretty cool from the pics... they brew a dark mild and NZ pilsner too :excited: Says they make "coolship rested wild ales" as well.
https://goo.gl/maps/buc3dX8o8wnSGrry5

https://www.waywardlanebrewing.com/home

Bakes goes there fairly frequently.
Nice. Looks pretty awesome.  :cheers:

It's a great place. Friendly people, talented brewer and seriously great beer. It's one of the "must hits" whenever anyone visits.  Coolship beers should be ready in the spring, along with a chanterelle saison.
:excited: super cool.
They just launched a smoked helles so it may be on my list for the weekend.  Again.  :thumbup:
Nice! :idhitit: