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Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.

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Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co.
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Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

110 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy S
Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 53965
United States

(608) 254-1122 | map
dellsbrewing.com

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BEER STATS
Beers:
40
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
335
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.71/5
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
63
pDev:
13.21%
 
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Photo of wisrarebeer
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Service was excellent. Good selection of beer. Food (pizza) was very tasty.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Photo of warpig372
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.38/5  rDev -8.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of derkfromwi
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Florida9
3.28/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25 | food: 3

There probably isn't too much to say about Moosejaw that hasn't already benn said before. This is a pizza place. Midwestern style pizza to be exact, but thankfully they don't party cut it. And, since this is the Dells it's packed full of tourists and kids and everyone's eating pizza.
That said, the pizza isn't all that bad. It's not all that good either, but the sauce is sweet and they load it with cheese. I've had worse.
The beer is about the same as the pizza. Fairly generic and brewed for the masses. It's unexciting enough that I didn't even bother filling my growler even though fills only cost $11 and I had brought my growler with me.
I will say my server was a really good guy. I might not have liked Moosejaw much, but my sever was attentive and was willing to get me a sample of whatever I wanted.
In the end Moosejaw is what it is: a pizza pub in a tourist town. I didn't expect much and I didn't get much in return.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

When one is in the Dell's...one must visit the Moosejaw on principle. The brewery is located on one of the main strips in a big log cabin type building. The atmosphere is hit a little...not because of the decor...is that it is more for family night out after a long day in the Dells. The quality of the food and beer was both very good. The service was quite attentive and happy to help. The selection for both food and beer was decent....although it is a pizza place. So I had the pizza, pan style and it was very good. I had a 10 pc sampler, one pint, two adult entres, three kid meals & drinks, and two appetizers....total was $100....seemed a bit much for mid-Wisconsin.

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Photo of MFauver35
3.2/5  rDev -13.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Visited this past Tuesday with my wife and kids. Good family atmosphere including moose hats for everyone. Large menu. Pizza was decent and beer bread with honey butter was pretty good. Of course, I made the family go so I could try the beers. I wasn't a big fan of the honey ale but found the rest of my flight to be quite drinkable. If you are looking for an intimate craft beer taproom, this is NOT your place. But for a large family friendly vacation spot that also makes their own beer, I was overall pleased.

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Photo of emerge077
2.35/5  rDev -36.7%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 3

2011: In other Moosejaw/Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co. related news, Moosejaw brewmaster Jamie Baertsch (nee Martin) blows whistle on a local MS charity homebrew event in Baraboo: http://www.wiscnews.com/baraboonewsrepublic/news/local/article_7f16d998-8d88-11e0-8384-001cc4c03286.html

"Brew at the Barn returns June 5 to the The Barn Restaurant and Bar in Baraboo; and event organizer Christin Harding had planned to offer home brews for the public to sample while raising money for the Wisconsin Multiple Sclerosis Society. The event also was slated to serve as a home brew competition...

Harding's plans changed after a concerned citizen, Jamie Martin, contacted various law enforcement agencies regarding the legality of the event. In an email Martin sent to the News Republic, Martin stated Harding was avoiding taxes, violating health codes and endangering The Barn Restaurant and Bar's liquor license."

http://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=177485178976213&id=172852729439458

Very uncool, Jaime Martin. Probably didn't expect that to make the news. I'm not planning to patronize Moosejaw/Dells Brewing anymore, based on the actions of their brewmaster. I'd encourage others to do the same, if you care about homebrewers' rights in Wisconsin. Also clearly trying to threaten a local business she's in direct competition with. Talk about next-level shitty.

2007: 3.75 B
Airy hunting lodge meets taxidermist's wet dream...the beer played second fiddle to the wholesome family dining element. Arrived for lunch, plenty of seating midday. We were seated under a collosal moose head and the 3-tier antler chandeliers. Everything was fashioned from wood, even the tap handles in the bar were stubby tree branch segments.

First thing to arrive was the 6 point beer sampler, it was served on a log slice carved with inset circles and numbers for the various beers. The beers were also ordered by number on the menu (12 total). Out of the 6, only the Dunkel was pleasing enough to order a pint of. The Weisse was soapy, Amber: funky, Kilbourn Hop Ale: syrupy, and the Pilsner was average. The Stout was ok, with a good roast coffee character, but not especially memorable.

The table ordered personal size pizzas, which all got the thumbs up. Bruschetta appetizer was a little oily with more garlic than tomato.

None of the beers were exciting enough to take a growler of, but i'd return again to try more options with a pizza. On a side note, the delivery cars are eye-catching, but travelling behind one staring at a moose's hindquarters isn't the best way to advertise a restaurant.

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Photo of zimm421
3.73/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here while on vacation with my girlfriends family. I knew we'd be stopping in the Dells for the weekend and decided to look up good places to eat and grab a beer.

The decor is definitely unique and inviting. Everything fits together very well and looks pretty good. The service was good, we got everything we ordered very quickly, and it was all as ordered. We must have walked in at just the right time, because they sat us down immediately, but when driving by later, the line was way out the door.

The beer is decent, nothing to drool over, but still nice to get a locally brewed beer when on vacation. They had a decent selection to choose from, but besides their beers all I saw was Miller Lite. We all ordered pizza and enjoyed it all, but the personal pizzas were smaller than expected.

Overall, definitely a good place to stop if you're looking for a local brew and some decent pizza.

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Photo of TCMike
2.85/5  rDev -23.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

The food was OK here. Not much of a Pub atmosphere, as it is very family friendly. The beer was lacking...seemed lifeless, and flat. We had a the flight to start. The summer wheat, and mixed berry were the best, of the lame bunch IMHO.
The place is very big, so if the parking lot looks pretty full, you still may not have much of a wait. The food selection was large, but quality was just OK. I think the place is trying to hard to be everything, for everybody, and is coming across as just so so to people. I would give it another chance at some point.

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
3.94/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Stopped on a Saturday night, the place moderately packed. It has the family place feel with pizza seemingly the dominant food. Had a flight of beers and the IPA and Stout were very good, and the others were solid. Architecturally the building has a rustic cabin theme, with nice tiles on the ceiling. Server seemed to know a bit about beer, and also seemed to enjoy talking about it. Selection of brews may have been slightly above a place of the sort. In retrospect, I find this to be a nice place to visit in the Dells. I thought prices were decent, considering it is probably in the tourist mecca of Wisconsin.

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Photo of Lemke10
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped by here while on vacation in the Dells in Sring 2011.

MooseJaw obviously specializes in Pizza and Beer. They do have lots of other choices but are rather minimal in the burger/steak category. The decor is well done in a log cabin/up north hunting theme. Food was great and the place was hopping for an early Tuesday dinner. Seems they always have at least 10 different store brews to try for $4 or you can get the sampler which is all 10 draft beers in a 5oz. glass. Or you can take home a growler for $14. Really neat place and interesting brews!

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Photo of Beerandraiderfan
2.78/5  rDev -25.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3 | food: 2.5

I'm gonna give this a half point boost in atmosphere because its the Dells! Being there for the first time on a bachelor party doesn't hurt either. Had to lay down some food and drinks before the trip to Cruisin' Chubbies.

Anyways, log cabin exterior, massive place inside. Tons of seating area, multiple rooms etc. . . shit ton of misbehaved kids with single mothers and grandmothers it seemed. Git rid of the kids and the atmosphere is almost perfect.

Beers all have the same taste, bland feel, same yeast strain. Nothing hoppy, nothing thick, nothing over the top, all middle of the road easy access beers. Staff tries to sound educated, but comes off extremely lacking. The pale is not super bitter nor hoppy. The stout is not super high in alcohol etc. . .

Food is pretty bland, overcooked. Have had the elk burger and pizza before.

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Photo of rhoadsrage
3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

This is the Dell's after all and this place does market to that audience but it wasn't bad. I was suspecting pint glasses with moose antlers or something but the cherry beer actually had its own glassware, a stemmed flute.

The beer was served a bit too cold so a lot of the flavor was hidden unless you let it warm up a bit. One a Thursday night in Feb. this place was pretty full. With about 1/3 of the people drinking BMC from the bottle, 1/3 drinking Moosejaw beers, and the other 1/3 drinking random neon colored cocktails. They had a decent selection of styles and some home made sodas aswell.

The food was a bit dull and underwhelming pub fare. Mozzarella sticks were rolled in tortillas and fried served with cold marinara sauce. Elk burger was from a frozen patty and fish sandwich was not bad.

When in the dells this is the place to go for craft beer. I guess.

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Photo of arboristfish
5/5  rDev +34.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

After I heard that there was a brewpub in the Dells I had to check it out. I went in with my girlfriend and it was just a great atmosphere. Had the whole outdoors feel and look to it. Even the delivery cars had moose figures strapped to the top of the car. The food was great. I had an elk burger that was very good! The beer was excellent as well. I remember having a little bit of everything. The two that stand out the most that I remember was a honey beer, that actually had a honey flavor to it. It was a very sweet and drinkable beer. Another awesome beer that stood out was a coffee stout. The beer actually tasted like a cup of coffee, but it was smooth! Even with the dark malts and the coffee taste it was a very drinkable beer! I would love to check out the rest of their beers! They do only offer their growlers. Or to refill growlers.

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Wisconsin Dells Brewing Co. in Wisconsin Dells, WI
Brewery rating: 3.42 out of 5 with 335 ratings
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