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Reviews by botham:
2.7/5 rDev -22.9%
Delafield Brewhaus will work for some and will not work for others. the previous reviewer said it best, but I will reiterate.
the atmosphere is quite faux. the fermentation tanks are front and center in the space, yes, but most likely 75% of the patrons do not know what they are used for. otherwise it looks like any(wisconsin-esque dinner joint), USA. the one positive is the smoking section is sequestered on the upper level, so the first level is pretty much smoke-free.
quality and service are standard. nothing special, but no huge complaints.
selection is mediocre, with eight to ten offerings, some that ran out shortly before this BA visited. all standard types, with the Barleywine being the only semi-wildcard offering.
food was nothing special. the Chicken Pesto Pizza seemed like a decent frozen pizza thrown in the oven (not bad, but not too great either).
overall, this is a restaraunt that happens to brew its own beer, though the crowd this place attracts probably does not care. easily passed up for better offerings in Milwaukee or Madison.
06-15-2009 16:58:16 | More by botham
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3.3/5 rDev -5.7%
Stopped here on a weekend last month. Beers were mostly ok, but the IPA I thought was spectacular. It had sort of a mall vibe to it, but maybe that was because there was a wedding party there that day. Wasn't impressed with service, as staff didn't seem knowledgable about beer or didn't care. Probably will go to other places if I'm in the area unless I want their really good IPA again. I didn't try their food at all and am even unsure if they have any, as I was there in early to mid afternoon.
11-13-2011 07:05:04 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4/5 rDev +14.3%
Stopped back in recently on a return leg of vacation. The DB is always on the A list of possible lunch stops.
The overall atmosphere of the Brewhaus is unique and familiar at the same time. Very welcoming bar and always fun to see the brewery at center stage.
I sampled the Porter with a follow-up Oatmeal Stout. I also had a taster sample of the seasonal Maibock that tasted terrific, but opted out of high octane so early in the day.
The Porter was rich and smooth with good coffee and chocolate notes. The Stout was more dry than you'd expect in an Oatmeal variety, but the nitro pour was well balanced and not overdone. Both highly drinkable brews.
Our bartender/waitress was always around when we needed her and quick with the sample pours.
Quality of both food and beer is very good and probably a notch above what you might expect from a rural brewpub.
My wife had the grilled portabella sandwich and I had the daily special steak & asiago quesadillas. Both entrees were delicious and plated more than enough for one person.
Pricing was very reasonable.
06-02-2011 19:39:05 | More by steveh
3.48/5 rDev -0.6%
Big space, sitting all by itself. follow your GPS, you aren't lost, it is in the middle of nowhere.
I strolled in around 840ish and they were already on the limited 'late night' menu. I was able to find a turkey sandwich which looked inviting.
For the beer selection, I was looking forward to the Hop Harvest - lucky me, they had just ran out. So it was the Golden Promise Ale, it was OK, but didn't quench my hop thirst. For number two I gave up on hops and went the Pewaukee Porter route. Hmm, it was pretty darn "hoppy"!
Not a bad spot, bring a hundred people, they'll have the room. You can probably park at least 20 Greyhound buses in their parking lot and still have plenty of parking. The regular menu looked to have some decent food, like the sausage platter, ect..
Next time I will come earlier and make it a dinner time stop.
03-18-2011 18:39:55 | More by gixxerman
3.73/5 rDev +6.6%
So my wife and I were traveling from Mineapolis to Milwaukee and didn't have a hotel planned... We were just flying by the seat of our pants (that's a fun way to do roadtrips!). So we start looking for hotels in Milwaukee and discover that in-town hotels are subject to a 16.1% tax rate... This leads us to look into hotels in the neighboring towns...
We ended up in Delafield-- 20 minutes west of Milwaukee. Perfect.
We check the hotel's little book of local places and restaurants and see the Brewhaus listed... I read the reviews on here, but still we decide to give it a chance-- the other options in town were slim pickings!
So... If you exit off the highway, you need to go to the 2nd street south and then turn east. You'll go past the movie theatre and La Quinta Inn and continue another mile-- the road turns into a frontage road. Just when you start to get the feeling that you must have missed it, there it is.
The outside looks huge. A two level giant of a building. The parking is ample, but we are surprised by the number if cars for a Wednesday night. In a very smart business decision, the place has an upstairs area that they use for banquets-- which accounted for many of the cars outside.
The interior is modern-- early 2000's. A nice large island bar is surrounded by tables. The tables also surround the brewing equipment on the other side. The building is clean and updated. Lots of local Wisconsin related decorations.
The staff was friendly and willing to offer suggestions and info about the 10 tap handles. All 10 beers were their own, and I saw no indication of a bottle list offering other beers. The beers ranged from a "light lager" to a Russian Imperial Stout aged in whiskey barrels.
I had the flight-- but asked for the 6 seasonals instead if the 4 that are year-round. I tried: golden ale (on nitro-tap), IPA, Christmas ale, blueberry lager, The whiskey aged RIS, and one more that escapes me.
Surprisingly, the blueberry lager was fantastic. The IPA was maltier than I like. The nitro ruined an potentially good beer-- it should be an American Blonde Ale, not an English Pale ale (as is listed on Ba). The RIS was good too.
The flight ran $6, and an imperial pint of most offerings was around $5.
The food was tasty. The brick-oven pizza is great. My wife tried the chicken parmesan, which was also quite good. The prices were a bit high-- $16 for my wife's entree and $15 for the pizza.
The overall experience was pleasant and enjoyable. This is better than a Granite City or other chain brewpubs. If you're traveling through the area, you should stop and check this place out. It doesn't stand out as the best place I've ever been to, but it is certainly above average.
This place is better than the other reviews would lead you to believe.
01-20-2011 15:57:04 | More by AleWatcher
Delafield Brewhaus in Delafield, WI
83 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.