Tyranena Brewing Company
Ratings: 57 | Reviews: 34 | Display Reviews Only:
2.84/5 rDev -33.5%
Driving from Minneapolis to Milwaukee this is a short stop off the highway. You pull up to a newer looking wharehouse. You walk in to an office on the right, the brewery straight back and a bar to the right. The bar is spacious and new looking, but pretty boring overall. At least there is a cool selection of clothing to buy on the wall. The beer available was 6 regulars and 3 special beers that we're nothing at all special. The server was fairly knowledgeable and pleasant. They offered no food which sucked as we were famished. This place is in the middle of no-where offer some food.
Not a place worth going if your traveling buy. Their beers aren't great and the chances are they won't have anything special.
10-28-2010 15:09:01 | More by jrallen34
3.53/5 rDev -17.3%
A great brewery in a state with very good breweries. A drive from Madison, and a bit of a day trip from Milwaukee. Check the hours before you go. I had no indication it was open only at 430 pm and doors locked to the very minute. A decent sized room with a bar and tables, and lots of great glasses to try or buy. Not that much of a selection but of course all very good beers. Bartenders were competent, and i was nit getting answers by these ladies to basic technical questions. Most staff concerned with the big orders, and the multi growler fills. Being allergic to dogs, the constant presence of one by staff was not helpful.
09-05-2011 12:58:58 | More by Sammy
3.7/5 rDev -13.3%
I visited the brewery on a Sunday in the dead of winter, but I was still impressed by the casual warmth of the place and had a nice time there.
The tasting room is located in the brewery, which is a pre-fab warehouse-looking building in an industrial park. But, the tasting room is cozy, with dim lighting, a nice bar, and the board games on the window sill indicated you were welcome to stay awhile. The brewer's retriever circulated through the bar also, which made me feel at home.
The brewer (whose name I don't know, but whose face I recognize from being on the brewery's e-mail list) was on-hand tending bar, which was great, although I didn't ask him any of my beer geek questions because of the company I was keeping on this particular visit.
I had the honey ale, porter, and 2006 scotch ale. Of these, the scotch was head and shoulders above the others. The Spank Me Baby barley wine was still listed on the board, but I didn't ask for it so I'm not sure it is still in stock (it is very good also).
All-in-all, I was happy with my visit to Tyranena, and would recommend stopping by for a beer when between Madison and Milwaukee, or when a significant other drags you toward the Johnson Creek outlet mall.
01-29-2007 12:34:32 | More by BeerBelcher
3.84/5 rDev -10.1%
Met up for a bottle swap with a cool Madison BA, Ri0. Small place in a small town, but they make some good beer. You walk in to a typical bar. Tables line the wall and behind the bar they have about 15 taps. The place was clean and inviting. The bartender was pretty cool. It seamed as if she also helped brew. She knew about beer and took the time to chat us up. The one thing that I was disappointed with was the fact that they didn't have any of their brewers gone wild beers on tap. I think this series is the best beer they brew. But, I ordered a flight of mostly the regulars with a couple seasonals mixed in. The beer was good, nothing mind blowing, but solid. All in all a pretty cool place and one I would visit often if I was a local. I left with a growler of their house root beer, which was just as good if not better than the beer. Cheers.
07-06-2013 12:05:44 | More by Gtreid
3.86/5 rDev -9.6%
After a hike in the Aztalan State Park just down the road I stopped in to Tyranena Brewing Company for a pint. The Brewery was easy to find off of 94, and the beer garden featuring a cool hop trelace told me I was at the right spot.
The tasting room only had a few people on a Sunday afternoon, one of which worked as a brewer, so of course I picked his brain for abit. The bartender was quick to ask what I'd have. Devil Over a Barrel was my goal and it was achieved this fine day. Very well made and tasty. Perfect balance of coffee, roast, chocolate and barrel character with a full body. The second was a session IPA made w/ Citra. Okay but not mind blowing.
A pretty standard tasting room atmosphere, signage and pictures on the wall reinforcing the native american and historical vibe to the brand. Wood bar with a variety of glasses for the styles of beer available.
The selection was moderate, with 10 or so beers on tap ranging from a blond ale to double IPA to the barrel aged stout. They also had a couple of guest taps available (Lakefront Johnson and Pearl Street Dopplebock). No food available in house, however they were very accommodating on letting people bringing food in or having it delivered.
Overall, a nice spot in between Milwaukee and Madison that is often overlooked (imo) I'll definitely make a return trip to have a couple in the beer garden.
05-19-2014 13:52:16 | More by guityler83
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.