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Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 4,668
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: / Beer-to-Go: N
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
1025 Owen Street
phone: (920) 648-8699
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vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Tyranena Brewery is extremely convenient for me being right across the street from my office. I stop there about once a week after work to have a couple beers and maybe pick up a case or growler.
A - The tasting room itself is very nice and laid back. Nice bar with about 15 stools or so and they also have a half dozen pub tables.
Q - All the beers from Tyranena have been very good. I think that I have tried pretty much all of them at this point. I really like their IPAs and pale ale. The Brewers Gone Wild series is very popular. Their summer beers are very good as well.
S - Tyranena has quite a few bartenders that work the various shifts. They have all been very friendly and are knowledgable about the beers.
S - They have about 10 taps or so which a lot of different styles covered - IPA, brown, pale ale, porter, amber, stout, blonde, hefe.
F - They don't serve food their, but are very open to people bringing in their own food or ordering delivery from one of the places in town. Oftentimes, they have snack mix or something on the bar.
I'm really a big fan of this brewery and will continue to stop in there regularly.
06-02-2011 19:11:51 |
More by richkrull
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
I had the pleasure of sharing a visit to this spectacular brewpub with cokes. The decor inside was very quaint. Homey. A chalkboard listed the beer options and I was quite pleased with the selections. Many of their standards plus others that are not available in bottles (like the Black Stout, Bourbon Barrel Stout and Honey Wheat). The service was very friendly and prompt. The beer was outstanding. And cokes and I were treated to an impromtu brewery tour by Grant. The brewery was everything I expected. Spotless. Pristine. State of the Art. And small. (But with room to expand.) They pay attention to detail and brew beers to their style. For example, their oktoberfest IS brewed in March, and thus a true marzen. And their Alt is "lagered" for 6 weeks. I was very impressed to say the least.
05-11-2003 21:05:10 |
More by Bighuge
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
While speaking with someone on the New Glarus Hardhat tour, they pointed out that Tyranena was just a stone's throw from I-94 when traveling from Madison to Milwaukee. Decided to take a pit stop here to test a few brews and grab something to eat--and was pleasantly surprised.
This is kind of what I would imagine heaven to be like. You walk into the industrial looking building and are greeted by a small, softly lit bar with a few friendly looking locals (as well as the owner's two dogs--one of which is named "barley"). The bartender greeted us immediately, and was very helpful. They don't serve food, but have menus for local places, so we called and ordered a pizza and sub.
As for the beer--I went with the sampler which included their three bourbon barrel aged offerings they currently had on tap. The Barrel-aged Spank Me Baby! was phenomenal, if only I could have picked up a growler. I was approached by the assistant brewer, Nevin, and asked if I had any questions about their beers. I was also able to speak with Rob for a bit as well about some of their barrel-aging, which was a really cool experience.
One of the most relaxing places I've ever had the pleasure to experience--you could almost swear that time stood still. Truly, a refuge for great beer and a relaxing afternoon...
01-25-2010 14:45:08 |
More by darklordlager
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
One of the best atmospheres I've ever experienced. So warm and friendly. The owners two adorable dogs beg to be petted while lazily wandering throughout the place. Service was awesome. I feel like the bartender would have ran miles away to get us exactly what we wanted. The assistant brewer, Devin, approached us and asked if we had any questions and spent a good twenty minutes chatting about beer and the company.
An awesome and relaxing place to unwind after a stressful day of travel. Definitely planning to go back in the near future...
01-17-2010 05:40:35 |
More by LittleBug31
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
We went on a Sunday, around 4 or 5. A gorgeous day in the early spring, everything all warm orange brown and melty. A halfdozen locals greeted us with warm indifference and the bartender was friendly. Giant mastiffs sniffed around your feet, were called outside by their owners--employees, brewers--then ran around outside for a little bit, came back in and started sniffing at your feet again. Customers brought in their dogs. This is maybe the best dogwalking destination in the whole world.
Tap selection was wide. 3 rares/one-offs, along with all of their regular offerings. Take home selection was a little lacking, though, as they only had one BGW series for sale and, understandably, you couldn't get growlers of the rare or high-octane stuff.
Like I said, the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. We came at a laid back time of time and we got a laid back kind of experience.
Certainly worth the 15 minute drive from downtown Madison.
03-19-2010 18:32:25 |
More by mynie
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have visited this place many times, one of the better places Wisconsin has to offer. Highlight is having the Hop Whore on tap, which in this raters opinion is the best beer they ever made, and probably the best DIPA in Wisconsin. They allow you to cook out on the terrace, and have live bands on the weekend in the summer. The line up is solid, but with all their Brewers Gone Wild Series they would save up some of them to have them more often on tap (as in muliple beers) and make it a great event. It is a minor gripe though, I as thoroughly enjoy visiting here and will most certainly again.
01-13-2011 01:05:27 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
Just a few words to correct what the other contributors said about Tyranena. It's a microbrewery, not a brewpub. What you visited was the (smokefree!) tasting room for the brewery (which does operate like a pub on Wednesdays through Saturdays--in the evening, except that it does open earlier on weekends). There's no food served (unless you count the pretzels) but they allow customers to get deliveries from outside the brewery. Live music on Saturdays, outside in the beer garden in the summer, inside the rest of the year.
There's not a bad beer on tap in the place! Yes, Bitter Woman IPA is among this hophead's favourites, but I'll drink almost anything there but the honey-wheat thing (well made for what it is, but unexciting). The brown ale was originallly much hoppier, true to the AMERICAN Brown style, but now is closer to the English brown ale style.
Beer Ambassador (i.e., sales rep) Grant hosts a Hop Luck Dinner the second Thursday of the month. Bring in your beer-inspired dishes to share; food is to be prepared using a Tyranena beer in the recipe.
Be sure to say hi to Brewmaster Rob's favourite barmaid, Stacey!
05-13-2004 18:51:34 |
More by nghab
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $
It appears things have improved. They now let you trade in your growler for one of their. This is a great move and one that shows a commitment to customer service.
Also, the growler filling procedure is very meticulous. They clearly want you to have quality beer when you pour it out at home. I was very impressed with the fact they filled the growler all the way to cap to keep the oxygen out.
Service this time was perfect. And unlike some other pubs their prices are very reasonable and they clearly aren't trying to gouge you at all.
It's nice to see the improvements that have been made. They've always had great beer and a great local following. I thought they could do some things to make it easier on their fans who live farther away and they have done that with the growler trade-in plan.
This is their little bar at the brewery...no food except pretzels served...I've been here twice once the head brewer was serving beer..I told him I had just traveled 500 miles to try his beer (I was on the way to a wedding)...he didn't seem to give a shit...didn't offer a free brew or nothing after I told him how far I had come and how much I love their beer...then they want you to buy their growlers and won't fill any others despite the fact just about every damn brew pub in Wisconsin fills whatever growler you bring in..
The second time I was there it was busy and the poor bartender couldn't keep up with the crowd although he tried hard (it wasn't his fault..they should have had someone else working)..
Beers are very good-to excellent...setting is cool....the locals seem to love the place....all-in-all a good place to visit with a few things they need to improve on...
11-15-2008 05:00:00 |
More by ZAP
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Didn't have anything to do on a Saturday night, so the wife and I drove out to Lake Mills to catch some music in the tap room. I had heard via BA that they had tapped a bourbon barrel version of the Blackhawk porter so that was an added bonus. Not much seating, but everyone was super friendly. Service was great, but with only 30ish people in the place and probably half a dozen employed by the brewery drinking with you it would be hard not to get good service. There were a couple things on tap that you can't find in bottles (wit, bourbon porter, 2007 scotch ale). Lots of people drinking the Rocky's Revenge bourbon brown ale and the wit. Those in the know, employee's, and locals with there handmade half-liter mugs were ordering the porter. Pints were $3.50 for standard stuff, $4 for the bourbon barrel special tap. Liters were $6, pitchers were $11 I think. Growler fills were only $8. About 3 pizza delivery guys came while we were there, patrons and staff were ordering dinner. If you need directions here just look at the bottom of a sixer, we stopped at the grocery in town to ask directions, but I thought I remembered directions on their beer, so that was awesome. Music was foot tapping two-piece (love me some good bass) and the stale pretzels helped make the drive home safer...
11-18-2007 22:18:45 |
More by svraines
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Yea i just went there this weekend and it was by far the best tour ever. Benji walked us around while we drank some of the new Dirty old man they had just finished making, talking through stuff and operations. Brought us into the cooler to show us all the aging beers. Even got a special sample from a new beer they had just brewed that isnt even named yet. A delcious stout that was a huge beer, prolly their next brewers gone wild. Rob and benji were sitting at the bar next to us, and we talked while petting their two dogs Barley and Kal? the atmosphere was awesome and was relaxing instrumental music that went great with my buzz. there was live music coming to play later that night, but we couldnt stay. People are allowed to bring in their dogs (as long as they arent really busy or already have a bunch of dogs).
Overall it was just an awesome time, got to talk to benji about homebrewing, everyone was very friendly and relaxed
02-12-2008 01:54:24 |
More by Atron67
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Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, WI