Starting the evening of June 18, 2013, it was a nice walk from the hotel to the Courthouse Brewpub in Manitowoc, WI.
Tried the following beers:
Adams Street Ale
Belgium Farmhouse Ale
Hinterland Luna Stout
Then upon some recommendations from a few local folks, over to Capone's Pub & Grill
and had these:
3 Sheeps - Baaad Boy Black Wheat
Bells Brewing - Hopslam
(brewed with honey)
Green Bay Brewing - Hinterland Saison
Ale Asylum - Hopalicous
At the Harborside Restaurant, where along with a really good steak dinner, tried a nice Hefeweizen:
Lakefront - Wisconsonite
The next day started out great, with a lunch at John's bar in the town of Beaver Dam WI.
Really nice hamburger, and tried a
Pitosi - Cave Ale
which has quite a tap handle!
That evening in downtown Madison, first it was a short walk to Great Dane brewing.
As the sidewalk was torn up it was a bit of a chore to get inside, but not bad. Was able to try several of their beers, and noted some new ones from the last time we were here. Sampled the:
Devil's Lake Red Lager
Texas Speedbump IPA
Stone of Scone Scotch Ale
Emerald Isle Stout
Tri Pepper Pils
Then it was down to Capital Brewery where with dinner
Capital Dark (Munich)
Lake House Lager
(this is a 10 brewery collaboration - Capital, Vintage, Great Dane, Grumpy Troll, Lake Louie, House of Brews, Karben4, One Barrel, Potosi, Wisconsin)
At the City Bar & Restaurant was able to sample the following beers:
Vintage Brewing - Scaredy Cat
Pearl Street Brewery - DTB Downtown Brown Brown Ale
O'So - Nitro Rusty
Ale Asylum - Hopalicous
The Hopalicous on tap was noticeably better than the same beer in a bottle, which was tried the day before!
Then one more day, and up to Green Bay, and went to the Hinterland / Green Bay Brewing company.
Was able to try flights of their:
IPA on Nitrogen
White Cap IPA
(brewed with Luna coffee)
Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock
The Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock - available only caged bottles - was a standout.
Then over to Titletown brewing (Green Bay, football, Super Bowl, got it?) where with a delicious dinner
(Named for Packers Tony Canadeo)
400 Honey Ale
Johnny "Blood" Red
Green 19 IPA
Dark Helmet Schwartzbier
(a Gose beer; a top-fermented beer style of Leipzig, Germany, brewed with at least 50% of the grain bill being malted wheat)
Crystal Pale Ale
(100% Oregon crystal hops)
Designated Driver Double IPA
Dousman St. Wheat
Quaking Tank Brown
Saint Norbert Pilsner
Ironically, I do not think any cheese was consumed this week.