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Tyranena Brewing Company

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Tyranena Brewing CompanyTyranena Brewing Company
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

58 Ratings
Ratings: 58
Reviews: 34
rAvg: 4.27
pDev: 8.43%
Active Beers: 28
Beer Ratings: 6,322
Beer Avg: 3.93
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
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Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1025 Owen Street
Lake Mills, Wisconsin, 53551
United States
phone: (920) 648-8699

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Photo of jrallen34
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.

jrallen34, Oct 28, 2010
Photo of mattmarka1
3.5/5  rDev -18%

mattmarka1, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Sammy
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.

Sammy, Sep 05, 2011
Photo of BeerBelcher
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.

BeerBelcher, Jan 29, 2007
Photo of Hopbarring
3.75/5  rDev -12.2%

Hopbarring, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of Gtreid
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.

Gtreid, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of guityler83
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.

guityler83, May 19, 2014
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Jan 25, 2009
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

jwenzel019, Aug 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

KAF, Jul 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

qcbrewer, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Fargrow, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

BoilerUpNavy, Jul 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

Rborre321, Jun 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.3%

ubiq3000, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of SUjunkie
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.

SUjunkie, Aug 03, 2009
Photo of 4thoseabout2bock
4.14/5  rDev -3%

Off the highway, turn left at the first light (Road V), pass Road A, and turn right into onto Owen St. (Its an industrial park kind of area). The brewery is a large boxy warehouse building. You pass the "tin beersman" on the way from the lot. The tasting room is inside the front door on the right.

The room doesn't have much ambiance per se, but what it does have are super friendly people and an impressive tap selection for such a small operation. I think there were 6 or so regular beers on plus 2 specials -- Hop Whore and Oktoberfest. The Rocky's Revenge was a decent brown with a nice bourbon layer. The Oktoberfest was also nice, maybe a little more hop than I like (and definitely not as malty as Spaten which is my favorite, but not many are...).

Unfortunately we *just* missed the Spank Me which blew an hour before we arrived. Too bad. Sounded impressive.

This a great little place to hit on the way into Madison or Milwaukee. And a GREAT VALUE.

(note: No food. Although they do offer free pretzels, and some folks got pizza delivered to the brewery which seems like a good option for eating in this town).

4thoseabout2bock, Oct 09, 2006
Photo of evanackerman
4.15/5  rDev -2.8%

Having grown up in this small Wisconsin town I was so excited when this place opened, finally an alternative to the smoky Bud-Light tavern where your best choice is Leinenkugel's. This place has nice atmosphere, more and more music events of late, no food yet to my knowledge. a big bonus is that the tasting room is smoke free. Friendly service, very good beer, good music. beer prices are cheap. This place is growing in popularity and I believe is open every night now. overall, pretty good for Lake Mills, WI.

evanackerman, Aug 21, 2008
Photo of biglobo8971
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%

Stopped by on the way back to MN after a long Dark Lord Day. I was very impressed that such a small brewery produced as much beer as they do. Became more impressed after I found out the minimal amount of staff that they use to produce said beer. Now the review:
A = very lazy sunday afternoon, there was not that many people there, so the atmosphere was very warm and inviting. Seemed like good people having a good time.
Q = great products, great schwag, even bought a shirt when I was there (which is saying something being that I wear a XXXL, they even had a 4X)
S = one person behind the bar, very nice, service was very good. She spent more time than most people would chatting up the brewery
S = the selection was somewhat limited at the bar, 4 or 5 taps. The selections that were present were very good, just would like to of seen more.
F = no food
V = I buy their products often (3 Beaches Blonde is my wife's favorite) and will continue buying them due to the wonderful experience while visiting the brewery

biglobo8971, May 04, 2011
Photo of BeerLover99
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%

This is a fun and often underrated relatively new WI craft brewery.

It is a small little warehouse just East of downtown Lake Mills (another quaint cool WI town). It is just south of Interstate 94, just West of Milwaukee and East of Madison.

The staff were very friendly, helpful. The tour was free. It has a family feel to it. Small very nice bar and plenty of outdoor seating for a warm Summer day.

The selection on-tap was wonderful, seasonal, as well as, regular offerings.

STOP BY THIS GEM!

BeerLover99, Apr 28, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

bizzy54, Jul 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

muddyh2oblues, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

Woodman70, Aug 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

TX-Badger, Aug 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.5%

DantheMan75, Oct 29, 2013
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Tyranena Brewing Company in Lake Mills, WI
94 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.