Tyranena Brewing Company
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 6,240
Beer Avg: 3.94
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Ratings: 53 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
4.7/5 rDev +10.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Tyranena Brewery is extremely convenient for me being right across the street from my office. I stop there about once a week after work to have a couple beers and maybe pick up a case or growler.
A - The tasting room itself is very nice and laid back. Nice bar with about 15 stools or so and they also have a half dozen pub tables.
Q - All the beers from Tyranena have been very good. I think that I have tried pretty much all of them at this point. I really like their IPAs and pale ale. The Brewers Gone Wild series is very popular. Their summer beers are very good as well.
S - Tyranena has quite a few bartenders that work the various shifts. They have all been very friendly and are knowledgable about the beers.
S - They have about 10 taps or so which a lot of different styles covered - IPA, brown, pale ale, porter, amber, stout, blonde, hefe.
F - They don't serve food their, but are very open to people bringing in their own food or ordering delivery from one of the places in town. Oftentimes, they have snack mix or something on the bar.
I'm really a big fan of this brewery and will continue to stop in there regularly.
06-02-2011 19:11:51 | More by richkrull
4.64/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5
I had the pleasure of sharing a visit to this spectacular brewpub with cokes. The decor inside was very quaint. Homey. A chalkboard listed the beer options and I was quite pleased with the selections. Many of their standards plus others that are not available in bottles (like the Black Stout, Bourbon Barrel Stout and Honey Wheat). The service was very friendly and prompt. The beer was outstanding. And cokes and I were treated to an impromtu brewery tour by Grant. The brewery was everything I expected. Spotless. Pristine. State of the Art. And small. (But with room to expand.) They pay attention to detail and brew beers to their style. For example, their oktoberfest IS brewed in March, and thus a true marzen. And their Alt is "lagered" for 6 weeks. I was very impressed to say the least.
05-11-2003 21:05:10 | More by Bighuge
4.64/5 rDev +8.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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 +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
I have visited this place many times, one of the better places Wisconsin has to offer. Highlight is having the Hop Whore on tap, which in this raters opinion is the best beer they ever made, and probably the best DIPA in Wisconsin. They allow you to cook out on the terrace, and have live bands on the weekend in the summer. The line up is solid, but with all their Brewers Gone Wild Series they would save up some of them to have them more often on tap (as in muliple beers) and make it a great event. It is a minor gripe though, I as thoroughly enjoy visiting here and will most certainly again.
01-13-2011 01:05:27 | More by MilwaukeeCrusher
4.56/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
One of the best atmospheres I've ever experienced. So warm and friendly. The owners two adorable dogs beg to be petted while lazily wandering throughout the place. Service was awesome. I feel like the bartender would have ran miles away to get us exactly what we wanted. The assistant brewer, Devin, approached us and asked if we had any questions and spent a good twenty minutes chatting about beer and the company.
An awesome and relaxing place to unwind after a stressful day of travel. Definitely planning to go back in the near future...
01-17-2010 05:40:35 | More by LittleBug31
4.56/5 rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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
Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, WI
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