I stopped in at Lakefront Brewery in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for a quick beer. First, the brewery is a really great place. I wish I had the chance to take the tour but time did not permit. They serve traditional beer hall food at the brewery which pairs so well with the beer. The brew I tried was the New Grist Ginger Style Ale. I love ginger and this beer did not disappoint. Spicy and delicious. I’m glad I stopped in!
Hinterland, Milwaukee, WI
I stopped in at Hinterland Erie Street Gastropub in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for dinner and a beer. The group I was with turned the appetizer menu into a sampler and enjoyed so many menu items – they were all delicious! I think we tried them all. I enjoyed the Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock. What a rich beer. This is something to sip and enjoy just like a fine bourbon, whiskey or scotch. Very complex. Malty and sweet. But with a deep rich flavor, Outstanding evening of food and drink.
Milwaukee Ale House, Milwaukee, WI
I stopped in at the Milwaukee Ale House in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for dinner and a beer. I had the pretzels and Hawaiian pizza. The pretzels and beer cheese were delicious. They came out hot! The Milwaukee Ale House take on Hawaiian pizza includes pepperoni and jalapeno peppers – a delicious twist from the norm. I also enjoyed the Polish Moon milk stout. Most folks probably wouldn’t have paired that but when I saw the label I had to try it and it was rich and delicious.
Horny Goat Brewing Company, Milwaukee, WI
I stopped in at Horny Goat Brewing Company in Milwaukee, Wisconsin for lunch and a beer. The fried pickles and the tacos (chicken and brisket) were outstanding. I tried a sampler of their beers which showed great range in brewing and all were solid. Although not a big wheat beer drinker, the Hometown Wheat was very tasty. It had a lot more flavor than most wheat beers. I’m a fan. But I’m no Horny Goat.
Ale Asylum, Madison, WI
I stopped in at Ale Asylum in both Madison and Milwaukee. The Thai Peanut Salad was great and the Curry Chicken Sandwich was also great. Madtown Nutbrown was malty and sweet. Radler was a tasty mix of Hefeweizen and grapefruit juice. The food and drink was superb and I highly recommend both.