Central Waters Brewing Co.

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
41
Reviews:
4,363
Ratings:
15,635
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
97
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
154
Avg:
4.53
pDev:
2.65%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Central Waters Brewing Co.Central Waters Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

351 Allen St
Amherst, Wisconsin, 54406-8954
United States

(715) 824-2739 | map
www.centralwaters.com

Notes:
Brewery : Mon-Fri 8am-3pm (Growler fills, beer to go, merch sales, etc)

Tap Room : Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-5pm

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Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 154
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
4.84/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Made the pilgrimage to Central Waters for the 16th Anniversary Party with a group of friends and stayed at a hotel in the Steven's Point area. CW was gracious enough to have shuttle services going to the event every 20 mins so we didn't have to drive (bonus). When we arrived at the event around 2:30 there were already a ton of cars lined up outside and people waiting inline for there allocation of 16, we stopped in the tap room for a few beers (Exodus and a Peruvian Morning for me) before waiting in line.

The line started outside and while I was ill prepared, talking with fellow beer nerds and drinking an amazing beer I was fine with it. Once we got in the tent there were heaters going and it made me forget about the cold all together. Eventually (1.5 hours?) later we got our bottles of 16 and headed back into the brewery to get a few more (a pour of 16, and more Exodus) and watched some great bluegrass.

I was able to get drinks quickly, the people pouring knew what they were talking about and had recommendations. My only gripe was they ran out of bottles of Exodus.. bah what are you going to do.

Selection was basically everything they have. Fresh hop rise, Space Ghost, and more 16 as the night went on. There was a food table in the tent with the line for 16, we did grab some bomb fries, but I should have tried the barley wine bbq pork, doh!

Overall, I had an amazing time. People were complaining about the cold, the wait for 16 and a few other things, but if you've ever been to a beer event you know to relax and have a beer. it will work out. Do that and you'll have a blast. Good People, Amazing beer and a rad brewery. what more could you ask for.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Corey_Graven
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Somewhat of a secret, but their barrel aging program is world class. I call Black Gold the Nectar of the Gods for a reason

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Photo of jrsaffert
4.29/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.13/5  rDev -8.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.26/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.33/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of batfireman
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of PezCrew
4.94/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Maybe I am biased because it is my hometown, but these guys are awesome! Great selection, excellent flavors, and creativity as well. You can tell they enjoy the craft. Shine On is a favorite for anytime.

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Photo of Elumbeer
4.76/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bgabbert
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Great beer, great place and great parties. That is all that needs to be said.

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Photo of dave21414
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Sweffin
4.48/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JFeres
4.21/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of adamranders
4.51/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Duff27
3.93/5  rDev -13.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4.46/5  rDev -1.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

One of the better breweries in Wisconsin. May be a bit of a drive depending where you are coming from, but totally worth the stop. In my humble opinion, some of the best barrel aged beers in the business; and their shelf offering are nothing to sneeze at either. Always look forward to a visit here.

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Photo of pagriley
4.28/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
3.96/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of CWBsnob
4.93/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Mellow, locals vibe with outdoor seating (weather permitting). Taproom is rather small and does get packed weekends. Quality is ... erratic. We all know that Central Waters makes some excellent dark beers - from Brewhouse Coffee & Space Ghost up to the Reserve Series and Black Gold - but the quality of their everyday product doesn't reach that level. It's all solid, well made beer, but not outstanding in class like the specialties. Thankfully, they always have specialties on draft. Service is friendly and they do a good job moving through the crowds.

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Photo of Ludsy
4.77/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Zatch90
4.72/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Photo of Lionhawk
3.86/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Zuidman
4.1/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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Central Waters Brewing Co. in Amherst, WI
97 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.