Tyranena Brewing Company
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
4.56/5 rDev +6.8%
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
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
Was unaware this place was only about 35-40 minutes from my lakehouse, neglected going here for a couple years, decided to stop in on the Sunday before Labor Day...
Arrived at about 3pm on a Sunday, there were maybe a half dozen other folks there at that time, mostly older couples and a couple dogs! Inside is clean and open with about a 20 ft. long bar with maybe 10 Tyranena offerings on tap. Mostly their standard offerings, but they did have a one-off Lambic on tap as well. No food.
Two TV's in a rather unassuming interior, quiet and chill. Went alone for one pint and had a nice conversation with an older couple, locals, regulars.
Outside there is a nice little beer garden with a good amount of greenery surrounding it, somewhat hiding the fact that you are in an industrial area.
Had a good time and will definitely visit again in the future, at night, when they have live music. The atmosphere was good when I was there, but I assume it would be a much different experience at night with a band...
09-06-2010 01:05:23 | More by hawks10
4.33/5 rDev +1.4%
A: in an industrial park but the beer garden is very nice with a water bowl outside for dogs, cool laid-back atmosphere, interior was clean, unpretentious, but well done
Q: very nice, always fresh glasses with each selection, I was even "yelled at" by the bartendress Megan for pouring a few ounces of my buddy's porter into my "used" Bitter Woman glass
S: very good, Megan was a delight to speak with and was very attentive, she even offered paper plates to four women sitting next to us that had a pizza delivered
S: decent but it was somewhat an off season for any barrel-aged beers, mostly the usual available and La Femme
F: nothing other than free pretzels, however, we brought along brats, buns, etc. and used the grill outside (huge points), pretty awesome, Megan even had a stash of condiments to use (we forgot the mustard), she was a class act
V: beer was reasonably priced
07-12-2010 01:13:05 | More by wisrarebeer
4.56/5 rDev +6.8%
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
4.64/5 rDev +8.7%
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
4.56/5 rDev +6.8%
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
4.1/5 rDev -4%
So, I was visiting a friend who knew of my love of beer and he wanted to try out this brewery down the street. He had never been, but he knew that I loved breweries. We go about a mile down the street and in the middle of an industrial park is Tyranena. Expectations were low....boy was I surprised! I would be a regular at this place if I lived anywhere nearby.
There were about nine beers on tap. I had the Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen, Scurvy and Bitter Woman In The Rye. All top quality beers. I ended up getting a growler of Scurvy.
There is an outside patio. Live music. No food except some bar snacks. They have growlers, T-shirts and even thongs for sale.
Whoever is running this brewery is doing a great job. I thought I was going out for a couple of beers with an old-college friend....what I found was a hidden beer gem. Great place.
08-03-2009 18:33:37 | More by SUjunkie
4.3/5 rDev +0.7%
I spent the afternoon here with my girlfriend yesterday. I wish I didn't live so far away since I could spend many afternoons here.
The place is verry subdued and classy. Elegant wood bar with oversized wooden stools. Large wood tables with stools if you don't want to sit at the bar. The beer garden although not massive it was a perfect setting for having a beer on a beautiful summer day.
The beer selection is top notch. They offered 9 different beer and their own rootbeer as well. We tried everything they had. The bartender was so nice. She made sure we always had a full beer and had plenty of information for us.
They actually offered us a private tour if we wanted to wait for the brewer to finish his work but, we declined. We had a long drive home and he wasn't going to be done for another couple hours. I found that very thoughtful none the less.
Overall this a great place to sample Tyranenas deliscous beer selection. Next time I head towards Madison I will stop here.
07-16-2009 17:19:17 | More by beerwolf77
4.43/5 rDev +3.7%
I've been here many times, as I live about a mile away. Thought I had better review the joint.
Awesome atmosphere. Green walls, chilled out, with a couple of large tv's in the corners. Some nice artwork fill the walls. Mug club mugs in cases behind the bar. Games to be played in the windowsills.
Quality of beer is high. Their regulars were all on tap, as well as their seasonal Fargo Brothers Hefeweizen, Scurvy, and their Brewer's gone wild release Bitter Woman in the Rye. I had 6 or 7 different tap beers, with my favorite being the porter, which has always been a go to since I've lived here.
Service was exceptional. Jen, who I believe is new, was an nice young lady. She interacted with me and my friend, laughed at all the right places, and never let our glasses stay empty for long. My friend and I played a few games of cribbage and chatted with each other, and Jen, and petted the dogs while watching tv. Jen kept our pretzel bowl and mustard dish full also.
A truly great beer bar. I also want to say that I think it's great that they don't offer any type of hard liquor, or any other beer besides their own. Keeps out the young, rowdy crowd. You can feel free to strike up a conversation with ANYONE in this bar. A real down home type of place. Go here if you are in the area, and have some time to kill.
06-02-2009 03:33:40 | More by dancinwillie
3.96/5 rDev -7.3%
located in lake mills, in between madison and milwaukee (but closer to madison)
lake mills appeared to be somewhat of a quaint town but the brewery is located in a pretty desolate part of town
we just came in for pints, not the full tour or anything like that. the vibe was a little spotty - there were some dogs, some little kids, and a fair amount of locals.
the selection was nice - all of the standards were there plus devil over a barrel (unblended), wood aged spank me baby, and an imperial pumpkin. all of these are served in pint-format so you can really maximize your dollar by going big
its worth the trip for beer - nothing else about the experience really stood out
01-25-2009 23:20:36 | More by dirtylou
Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, WI
94 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.