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Brewery Creek Inn Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 2
Beer Ratings: 3
Beer Avg: 3.59
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
23 Commerce Street
phone: (608) 987-3298
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 14
Reviews by faernt:
vibe: 5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5
We were in Mineral Point for a day and stopped by because we saw that they were a brew pub. It's also a B&B but we didn't use that part since we were day tripping.
The place is charming. It looks like a roadside tavern of the mid 19th Century might look. It pulled us in and the interior is everything you'd want a tavern reproduction to be. It has original heavy timber, low light, and a bar so sincere it has Edison light bulbs in it.
So we had a few beers. One was a blonde and the other was a weizenbock. The blonde was a quirky ESB and the Weizenbock was so far off style I couldn't have been more disappointed. I'll go back again for another shot, but I hope they read this and work harder at the beer. I won't be coming back for that but will give them one more shot because they got so much else right.
04-25-2004 22:11:59 |
More by faernt
More User Reviews:
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5 | $$
Whenever we visit the town, we make sure to stop there for supper.
My favorite part about this restaurant is their cozy small atmosphere. It has a rustic feel inside. Especially in the winter time! The pub is tiny. Maybe 15 tables and a long big bar made of solid wood. I assume that because it's a small town, its never that packed. Their food is decent. My only disappointment was their salmon salad, I thought the portions was too small to suit my appetite. They have great beef burgers and veggie burgers.
Their beers are solid in my opinion. For a small town in a small pub, I'm satisfied. The beer prices are fantastic. It may not be the most amazing beer (its still good!) but with the atmosphere of the place, I could not complain. The Walker House is just behind the pub. Rumors are that place is haunted. Not sure if its true or not but feel free to ask one of the wait staff.
Overall - I love this building and the atmosphere. This is probably why I visit often, and for the beer! It's an old building (not sure when it was built). It's no secret when you see it from the outside and inside.
07-17-2013 16:36:43 |
More by Benish
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
I guess my review is going to be a tad biased as I am a history buff and Mineral Point is full of it. It literally looks like a small village that time forgot, save for the paved roads. The building that Brewery Creek is housed in is no exception. Old wooden beams and tons of old school brickwork definitely tell many stories from the day it was built in 1854 to present.
Our server was nice, albeit a little shy. Maybe it was the "small town" in her (or the "big city" in me), but she seemed very soft spoken and almost afraid to ask how our food was....weird. And then, she seemed surprised when we told her how everything was perfect! Oh well, small gripe and a good problem to have, I guess.
They had 5 beers on tap when I visited, Golden Ale, Pale Ale/ ESB, Scottish Porter, Kristal Weisse, and a Shandy. They did not have a paddle or sampler, but they did provide 2 oz tasters upon request. I was set ordering their Kristal Weiss, 10oz pour. The wife got a sample of the Shandy, looked like she sucked on a Lemon Head after trying it. She went with the same beer as me. The beer itself was good, kind of odd being served in a tulip with a slice of orange...I tossed the fruit and got over it. I also tried the Shandy, too much lemonade for me. I went on to have their Pale Ale/ ESB, good beer but nothing mind blowing. If we weren't going to be driving around all day I would have taken home a few growlers.
The food is what won me and the wife over. I love a good burger, and this place killed it. This is what I had-
The Stuffed Burger
Can we top the Brewery Burger? Here we go! Burger stuffed with blue
cheese and smoked bacon, topped with Hooks Colby cheese and BBQ sauce.
Red onions, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and aioli*.
The wife is a vegetarian, so food choices can be tough when visiting Brewpubs. Not here though. She had (I would even order this and I am a total carnivore!!!)-
The Walnut "Burger"
The Isthmus called it the "queen" of veggie burgers. Made entirely from
scratch in our kitchen. With Hooks Colby cheese, hydroponic tomatoes,
caramelized onions, red onions, lettuce, ketchup, Dijon mustard, and aioli*
Overall, pretty cool place with decent beer and damn fine food! We already plan on revisiting next time we are in SW WI.
07-08-2013 23:37:02 |
More by atone315
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Visited August 31st, 2012 ~ 11:30am-Noon
After a terrific night spent with friends in Dubuque, IA and a life-changing morning of baseball and corn stalks at the 'Field of Dreams' in Dyersville, I bee-lined it eastward for an early afternoon visit/tour at New Glarus. The town of Mineral Point sits at the juncture where I changed highways, and BA told me that there was a brewpub in town - so why not visit??? Time was limited, but a quick stop to sample beers (and recharge the iPod) was in order.
The Inn/Restaurant is easy enough to find, located on the south end of a quaint stretch of mid-Americana called Commerce Street. There are several buildings of a similar era along this short street, but this is among the more stately, a three-story limestone box dating from the 1850s, with white-trimmed windows and sturdy exposed timbers inside. I parked across the street and entered to a simple dining room, with few tables filled on a Friday at lunch; most patrons were elderly, enjoying quiet conversation. The two young women serving the room were busy setting out glassware and prepping rather delicious-looking wedges of fresh pie. One approached me right away, as I grabbed the last bar stool on the far left and looked for an outlet to charge up. She was friendly and passed no visible judgement when I asked for a beer before noon. I explained that I was just passing through and was looking for a few samples and a pint before heading on, and she was happy enough to oblige.
Brewery Creek's glossy pamphlet boasts of their 'modern 15 barrel brewhouse capable of making 3,000 barrels of beer per year', but I didn't get a strong sense of who's drinking this beer based on the sparse crowd at lunch. What I tasted was likable; there are 5 house drafts in a non-offensive range of styles (a nattily-attired badger, proclaiming 'Cracking Good Beer', on the logo might have foreshadowed the lighter, more-'British' slant). On this day, they were: Dark Mild, Golden Ale, Shandy, Wit and Mahoganny Amber. Simple names, simple beers... but solidly built. I tried all but the Shandy and settled ultimately on a pint of the Mahoganny (weird spelling), which was a reasonably-hopped amber ale, modestly-fortified and tasty. 12 oz. pours run $3.25, 16 oz. are $3.75 - all very reasonable. I left a $5 for my pint.
A nice little rest stop, nothing more. I was happy to spend a few minutes in an historic place with such charm... it's worth a visit if in the area. Rooms at the small inn look nice and so does the lunch/dinner menu (in case someone needs more enticement beyond a handful of pretty good beers).
09-11-2012 19:52:23 |
More by msubulldog25
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Was driving through the area, decided to stop. It is pretty easy to find with a GPS. The town itself is tiny but filled with history. The building that this brewery is at is also historic. It is well decorated and renovated inside. There are 4 tap offerings and some NA beer.
I tried all 4, they are standard brewpub fare, but nice. The pale ale was the best, then the porter, then the shandy, then the white beer. The menu is really gourmet yet not too expensive. The Brewery Burger is really good, just a bit more gourmet version of your typical cheeseburger. The Belgian fries weren't 100% authentic but they were handmade and delicious.
Overall a nice stop, but unless you are in the area don't bother.
08-11-2011 12:47:08 |
More by crossovert
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Another stop along the tour of Wisconsin.
Awesome architecture. I love 1800's era stone and brick construction. Huge blocks with exposed timbers. Classic wood bar with a giant mirror and wood accents. Totally feels like you stepped back in time.
The selections were all house beers. I believe 6 total. We ordered a round and some desserts. The beers were decent if forgettable. However the pie and bread pudding were amazing.
I wouldn't mind staying in the inn side if the pub and making a day of it. However the beer would not bring me back on it's own.
08-07-2011 03:00:11 |
More by beerwolf77
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I surprised to not see more positive reviews of this place. possibly it has improved since these reviews which are for the most part fairly dated. At any rate I had a great experience thier and will make a point to return.I was in the area for an extended weekend, visted Brewery Creek the second night and went back everyday til it was time to go home. Great homemade from scratch food, everything I and my girlfriend ate was excellent. For the beers there was a porter, shandy, unfiltered wheat, and thier "old ale". I enjoyed all of them. I never had a Shandy I truely enjoyed but I was so impressed by this one that I had to take a growler home to have some friends back home try. Also, the wheat was amazing I would put it up there as one of my favorite wheats. Great friendly service and good prices, nothing to complain about on any lvl.
07-31-2011 17:55:41 |
More by BStalf21
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
Brewery Creek is a B&B and brewpub located in one of Wisconsin's oldest cities. The building has old world charm with field stones and huge wooden beams. The main level is the brewpub and the upstairs is the kitchen and B&B.
The food is great for a small town. However, I would not write home about it. I had a coffee crusted steak for the first time and enjoyed it very much.
They had 5 beers on tap. Porter, Pale Ale, Alt, Kristal Weiezen, and a Gold. The Kristal Wiezen stands out. Their brew system is bigger then their demand, so the same beers stay on tap for some time. Again, good beers...but not great.
The service is small town Wisconsin, which is swift and curt with a smile.
Overall, no one thing is great. However, it all adds up to a wonderful memory. Sitting in an old world B&B in a town that is full of history and artisons/shops. You can spend the night in and enjoy a locally brewed beer, while snacking on WI cheeses. How can you beat that?!?!? If in the area, check this place out. Or make it a weekend destination. You will not be dissapointed.
08-11-2010 16:59:32 |
More by ndolover
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5 | $$
Mineral Point has one of the neatest downtowns which is nestled in the middle of Southwestern Iowa County, Wisconsin. You have to make sure to stop by this small town and walk up and down High Street and visit the Brewery Creek Inn at the bottom of the hill. This is a small but romantic brewpub with great food which is prepared with care and hand-crafted beers. The food is out of this world, the burgers are prepared with locally raised hormone free meats and the same goes for the bacon on the bacon burger. The service is average and the ambiance is nice. If you are planning a trip to Mineral Point, the winter time is a great time to stay for a weekend. The Brewery Creek Inn has a wood burning stove that heats up the stone and wood interior with lots of warth. Smoking is not allowed so this may be a good or bad thing for you. Very Family Friendly with parking always available on the street. A great place to eat and down a few hand made beers! Haven't tried their many romantic and fancy Inn rooms but here they are splendid!
01-02-2009 20:18:21 |
More by fmbrewing
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3 | $$
Mineral Point seems is a historic mining town with an interesting downtown on a steep hill. At the bottom of that hill is Brewery Creek. The place is a small old limestone warehouse built into the hill. The bottom level holds the brewery and restaurant/pub. But for the politics advertised (it is a month before election) - it was a pleasant atmosphere.
They offered two beers from the brewery. Two. A blonde that was good and a filtered heifweizen which was different.
My wife and I ordered the cheese plate for a starter. For cheese country it was subpar - the cheddar was uninspired - the swiss and brie better. They served it with a couple New York flats and ritz crackers.
For entre - I had the special - the cornish pasty - probably should have gotten one from a the pasty restaurant in town - here it wasn't the greatest. My wife's salad was excellent. The seating was cramped - they sat two loudmouths directly next to us - elbow to elbow - so we had a hard time communicating. I recommend going during off hours. I would also recommend going when they offer more beers - if they ever do.
I went the first week of Oct and all they offered was summer beers - two - I just can't get over that.
10-06-2008 21:33:45 |
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