Raised Grain Brewing Co. in Waukesha began when two local doctors with a passion for homebrewing met a former professional cyclist and local entrepreneur over beers. They were drinking a unique red IIPA that the doctors had brewed and were so impressed by the beer that they decided they needed to open a brewery to share it with the world.
A little over a year from that night, Raised Grain Brewing Co. opened its first brewery and taproom with a handful of beers. The red IIPA that inspired them to open the brewery became what is now known as Paradocs Red, the Gold medal winner at the 2016 Great American Beer Festival. The taproom and brewery expanded in 2018 and now has a much larger facility for bottling, groups, special events, food and tours. Raised Grain now has over 36 beers available at many locations in Madison and Milwaukee.
You can learn about Raised Grain, its expanded facility and the many types of boldly brewed beer they offer firsthand with a brewery tour. Tours occur Saturday’s at 3 and 4:15pm and you can book them online. Tours cost $12 and last 45 minutes. Each tour includes samples of award-winning beers, a keepsake pint glass and a full pour of any beer after the tour.
Make a day of it and stay for an early dinner after your tour. Raised Grain offers an impressive menu of appetizers, sandwiches and pizzas as well as a kids menu.