Vintage Brewing Company

BEER AVG
3.83/5
Vintage Brewing CompanyVintage Brewing Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

674 S Whitney Way
Madison, Wisconsin, 53575
United States

(608) 204-2739 | map
vintagebrewingco.com

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Added by uwmgdman on 03-01-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
61
Ratings:
547
Reviews:
85
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Ratings:
71
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
4.09%
 
 
Taps:
22
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Ratings: 71 |  Reviews: 20
Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.6/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stop #221 on my world brewery tour.

Solo visit around 7:30 on a Wednesday night in early August. Sat at the spacious bar.

Building is in an area of 80's era chains and strip malls. Lowered expectations on the way in from the parking lot and was pleasantly surprised by the interior. A bit swank with low lighting, some vintage beer signs, and a modest vintage decor that hints at the interior of my great aunt's furnishings. A bit like an old-school steak house. I like it.

I went with the $1.50 samplers of all the beers...
Kolsch
Weiss
Wit
English Summer Ale - cross between a pilsner and English pale
Hibiscus Saison - remarkable
Sahti - wonderful
IPA
Alt
Schwarzbier like beer
Double Black IPA
Imperial Stout aged in Rye Barrel

All beers were excellent and I would recommend any of them. The Sahti stole the show for me. I think it may be the first time I've had the style (probably sitting on some DFH in my cellar that I should crack open).

I had the Wisconsin whitefish sandwich with fries drizzled with truffle oil. The fish had a slice of cheese on it which I'm still trying to figure out. Very good meal and I can't figure out why this place gets a 71% on reliable Urbanspoon.

Six local guest taps included can-bic from New Glarus, Ale Asylum, Potosi, Furthermore, and Spreeher. Also had a handful of pretty good bottles and cans.

The only drawback is not having an outside patio to enjoy the short Wisconsin summer.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of sgttibbs
4.2/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of beerguy04
4.41/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Good looking bar with a local college town vibe. Service is friendly and quick. The beer selection is amazing with different beer styles to choose from. And the swidewinder fries are awesome.

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Photo of SSGCujo
4.49/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of BigRizz62
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of qcbrewer
3.88/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Kurmaraja
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

A rehabbed mall chain restaurant with a pretty diverse clientele because of locale. The quality of the beer is surprising as is the diversity of the selection - from cream ales to kolsch to DIPA to Port Barrel Aged Stouts. I sampled 5 or 6 beers and each was well above average for style; the brewer knows what s/he is doing. Service is a bit haphazard and they're spending as much time mixing rum and cokes as pouring beers. Food is solid, a notch above chain restaurant for sure.

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Photo of Hrodebert
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Last stop of a week long trip throughout Wisconsin.
Arrived as the lunch crowd was winding down.
Really nice place, could be in a better location.
Service was awesome, appetizer and one of our entree's was awesome, the other entree was pretty good.
Beer was very good with some unique offerings.
Very nice stop for a great end to a very enjoyable trip.

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Photo of UWBadgerFan4Life
4.16/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of superfriend
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of jonesjere
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Photo of aubzachsyd
3.76/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Duff27
4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Hoppity1
4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

I went there for the beer but really enjoyed the food. Beer was great too.

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Photo of atone315
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of hoosier222002
3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of redleg411
3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of italianstallion
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of twb0392
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Soneast
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Todd
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of NJB145
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Canada_Dan
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Smitch
4/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Tuckersmth
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%

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Vintage Brewing Company in Madison, WI
3.83 out of 5 based on 547 ratings.
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