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Raised Grain Brewing

Just outside of Milwaukee is Raised Grain Brewing, another great Milwaukee Brewery worth checking out. It is located in Waukesha, which is only about a thirty-minute drive from downtown Milwaukee. While the city has numerous attractions, beer lovers will be happy to learn that this quaint town offers an impressive micro-brewery certain to please any aficionado.

Co-founded by two doctors several years ago, Raised Grain Brewing has established a loyal following who enjoy the wide variety of beer and top-notch food offerings. Visitors swinging through Waukesha often realize Raised Grain Brewing has some destination-worthy brews on tap, and since they have a growler system, visitors can take some beer home as well.

  • Raised Grain Brewing Address: 2244 W. Bluemound Rd. Suite E, Waukesha

Raised Grain Brewing Beer

Raised Grain Brewing offers twelve rotating taps from a selection of over twenty beers the brewery has developed. They also offer select canned beers available at their taproom and retailers in the area. Like other breweries, be sure to check the website for what currently is available on tap before visiting.

The canned varieties are ideal for getting to taste before you purchase a six-pack in the tasting room. Current offerings include the Guitar City Gold, a refreshing lager-style beer, the Ah Ha Pale Ale, and the Black Walnut Coffee Stout, which is brewed with award-winning Colombian coffee.

Also available in cans is the award-winning Paradocs Red IPA, the Naked Threesome IPA, a hazy-style IPA, and the Black Walnut Belgian Imperial Stout, which features Belgian sugar candy to produce a unique blend of bitter and sweet on the palate. Since it’s currently summer, Raised Grain Brewing is also offering a canned version of their Summer Vice Hefeweizen, a crisp German wheat beer.

Throughout the year, you will also find other beers on rotating tap at the taproom. While all of them are certainly worth a try, make sure to not miss out on the Six Stone Scotch Ale, the Spring City Saison, a farmhouse ale, and the Boxcar’s English Amber, with notes of malt and yeast. The beer at Raised Frain Brewing is nothing short of impressive, so consider a series of sampling sizes in order to try as many as responsibly possible.

Raised Grain Taproom

The cozy taproom is adorned with big-screen TVs and plenty of seating, making it feel much like a neighborhood bar, only with a much better beer selection.

Raised Grain Brewing Taproom Hours

  • Tuesday – Thursdays 4:00 pm-10:00 pm | Friday 11:30am-11pm |Saturday 11am-11pm | Sunday 11am-7pm

Raised Grain Brewing Brewery Tours

Tours are offered every Saturday at 3:00 pm and 4:15 pm. For only $12 you can count on samples before and after the tour, one full pour after the brewery tour and a souvenir glass to take home.

Taproom Food

Food is also offered at the taproom, again making it feel like a neighborhood bar that’s perfect for watching a game or hanging out with some friends. Click here to view the food menu.

Food is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm, Fridays from 3:00 pm through 9:00 pm, Saturdays from noon through 9:00 pm, and Sundays from 11:30 am through 4:00 pm.

The menu mostly consists of appetizers ($3-$10) and gourmet-style or build-your-own pizzas ($16-$18). Be sure to try the Jalapeno Poppers ($8) and the Cheese Bread ($4) for starters, or for something more substantial, go with the Notorious BIG ($16), a fantastic pizza with bacon, jalapenos, cream cheese and white sauce. If you like pizza make sure to read our best pizza in Milwaukee article.

For an excellent beer with some superior food to match, next time you are in the Waukesha area be sure to stop into Raised Grain Brewing.