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4.88/5 rDev -0.4%
Reasonable prices for very delicious small batch brews. Always a new line-up every time I go. Never tried a bad beer.
Great place located between Eau Claire and Hudson off of I94 that is really a hidden gem although not much of a secret!
Would recommend visiting Dave and his Wind-powered Brewfarm any day he is open. Sounds like a new brewery by name of Oliphant will be brewing and serving beer at the farm too. Why not? Sounds good to me!
03-14-2014 19:20:21 | More by coopsta12p
4.8/5 rDev -2%
Ah, finally I'm able to review this gem. Well, the atmosphere is smack dab in the middle of the "Labrewatory". This is where the magic happens. A smaller bar setup in the corner with brewing equipment including old dairy tanks comprising the rest of the brewery with tables and chairs setup in between. Nothing fancy, a bit cold feeling, but who the hell cares? I don't because I'm here for the beer!
And you will find the most unique beers out there. Usually around 10 offerings which you can try all with the flight. Usually several different options for growler sales. The list is ever changing and you may find a couple of the same beers from time to time, but there will always be more new options than repeats. The best part is that this is the only place you can try any of these beers. I have yet to find one that I didn't like. Many use ingredients grown right on the farm.
Farmer Dave and the other staff that pitch in to pour these brews are so friendly and personable. They love conversation almost as much as they love the beers I think.
A green brewery as it is powered by the onsite windmill. There is outdoor seating as well for warmer weather. Pricing is very reasonable. Growler prices are a bit spendy for 32 oz., but it's understandable because of the ingredients and small batches to create the beers.
People often bring some food to set on the table to share. A potluck if you will. We've brought our own snacks out there to have with our beers too. Such a laid back atmosphere.
There truly is no other place like this. If you haven't made the trip out yet, do so, it's absolutely worth it.
01-21-2012 00:03:38 | More by jera1350
4.8/5 rDev -2%
The back roads of Wisconsin are lined with bars, at which you buy the shittiest beer known to man. Budweiser? Check. Coors? Got it. Miller? Come to the right place. Looking for a keg of PBR in which a mouse got into the lines and died there? Somebody can help you out. In the midst of all these crimes against taste buds stands an oasis: Dave's BrewFarm, of Wilson, Wi.
The name is no misnomer, no attempt to paint a false image. It really is a farm, or at least, a barn/garage tucked into the back of a farmhouse. Actually it's kind of hard to find - and if you mistakenly go through the front, you'll set off a symphony of dogs, who freak out so righteously you think maybe you're the first person to ever make this mistake. When you finally find the, uh, tapbarn (actual name is the Labrewtory), you will notice it lacks atmosphere. But what it lacks in atmosphere it also makes up for in atmosphere. No pretenses whatsoever, you're in some guys garagey bar, drinking his beer. Total come as you are place.
As for the beer, more than any other place I've been, it's an experience. A typical weekend offers several beers available by the pint, but the tasting flight is where it's at - 8 tastes for $10.Not just any 8. The 8 Dave chooses to serve this time. Some of them will leave you scratching your head at the peculiarity. Some of the oddities will leave all but those who have achieved the highest order of BeerMason quivering in fear. No matter. The crazy, organic concoctions will come together for you. At no point will Dave ever say "hmmm....there seems to be a demand for this kind of beer.I guess I'll make it". Nope, he makes what he wants to make, and we are the richer for it.
There is no food. But you can bring in food. You can bring in games. You can probably even bring in a polka band. Dave and staff could care less, they couldn't care less. That's the beauty of the Brewfarm - it's a place where you're free to be you and Dave's free to be Dave.
Just get there. Do it.
12-28-2011 14:29:49 | More by lurpy1
Dave's BrewFarm in Wilson, WI
- out of 100 based on 5 ratings.