There is nothing quite like a sipping a cold beer on a crisp fall night, and Wisconsin’s local breweries have got you covered when it comes to finding delicious options. Whether you are picking up growlers curbside or sampling brews around a patio fire, we’ve gathered ideas for local breweries to check out this fall. We want to remind travelers to follow public health guidance and take necessary precautions for safe and responsible recreation.
Duesterbeck’s Brewing Company – Elkhorn (Walworth County)
Duesterbeck’s is a farmhouse microbrewery that recently opened just outside of Elkhorn. It’s set on a 150 year old farm, where they are brewing up small-batch, Wisconsin-inspired beers. Duesterbeck’s sources ingredients from local farms and orchards, such as their Bee’s Be Crazy brew that includes locally grown honey. Their huge patio is the perfect setting for enjoying their beers.
Amery Ale Works – Amery (Polk County)
Located in the lower level of a renovated barn, their motto is “Great people deserve good beer” and Amery Ale Works delivers on that. Offering crowd favorites from regional breweries, visitors can also enjoy their own in-house Barn Brews. Takeout and curbside pick-up services are available, or stop by for a drink around the fire on their patio and enjoy one of their artisan flatbreads or pizzas.
Driftless Brewing Company – Soldiers Grove (Crawford County)
The distinct natural beauty of Wisconsin’s Driftless Region is perfectly complimented by the full-flavored brews crafted at Driftless Brewing Company. Many of their ingredients are sourced within a few miles of the brewery. One of their latest releases, Peachy Wit, is made with organic peaches grown a few miles down the road. While their taproom is currently closed, beer lovers can call ahead for curbside pickup to stock up on their favorite specialty beers or try one of their new releases.
We love helping listeners dream up their next Wisconsin adventure, but please call ahead to businesses to check if their hours or offerings have changed, and learn what necessary health precautions are in place.
For more local brewery ideas and resources, visit TravelWisconsin.com or call 1-800-432-TRIP.