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Funk Factory Geuzeria

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Funk Factory GeuzeriaFunk Factory Geuzeria
233 Ratings
Funk Factory GeuzeriaFunk Factory Geuzeria

Type: Brewery, Bar

1604 Gilson St
Madison, Wisconsin, 53715-2128
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Taproom Hours:
Thursday: 3pm - 10pm
Friday: 3pm - midnight
Saturday: 11am - midnight
Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Added by Ri0 on 09-16-2014

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.28/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Sabtos
3.86/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

This is a small spot, but a very nicely designed one with a modern feel. The slanted bar has unique seating that may be a little awkward if the person catty-corner to you is not with your party, but it's got a cool vibe and a nice patio.

In addition to maybe one or two limited on-site only Funk Factory bottles, they've also got a nice selection of guest bottles and drafts to supplement the still very minimal draft offerings of their own funky sours.

Service is excellent and knowledgeable, and sometimes willing to join in on a share, and food options are limited to snacks.

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Photo of emerge077
4.14/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Stopped in before the Great Taste for the pre-party, which was well-run and way more comfortable than last year.
The big news being that the taproom has recently opened. Service at the bar was friendly and chatty despite the crowd.

The space was modern, dark grey walls with edison bulbs above the bar, a cluster of barrel hoops artfully welded as a sculpture on one wall. Towards the back there was a framed print of the Fox & Grapes artwork. The bar itself seated maybe 12 and was comfortable. A dry erase board listed the selection above the bar, and a cooler with bottles to go was visible.

House drafts/bottles were good, also the Untitled Art Florida Weiss collaboration with Forager, which was a pure guava bomb. The meerts variants I tried seemed more like Berliners, but they were good. Astronaut Juice took me back to my Tang drinking childhood. The bottled Framrood had a slightly funky raspberry quality, but was similarly young like the meerts. Will be interested to return and try more stuff during regular taproom hours. Funk Factory is one to watch with a lot of potential.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited the brewery when on vacation in Madison. It is a nice little spot off of Park St. The brewery taproom is not that big, but they make the most of it. They had about 8 taps, 6 of which were their beers with 2 guest beers. They do have a little outside seating in the back for a nice little patio. They do also have a cooler of bottles for on-site consumption. There is a little area where all the typical brewery swag is, shirts, sweatshirts, glassware, etc.

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Photo of Stevedore
4.43/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Review of the new taproom on Gilson St, Madison. This is based on attendance at the soft opening and several subsequent visits during normal business hours. The space is a small-ish one, smaller than most bars or breweries in the area. It seems to be expecting a particular subset of the adult drinking population in Madison; more specifically those of the beer-interested that enjoy sours. There is seating for probably 20-25 people, with bar stools and several tables. The bar design has a nice layout with a beautiful finished wood counter. Usually seems to be at least two people working the bar, and they are attentive to the needs of customers. I enjoy the vibe here, and it is a good place to go hang out with a friend drinking sours. It's never been horribly loud, and there is plenty of good wild ales on tap and in the bottles. Great mix of wilds, although I'd love to see more diverse styles being bought in on the rotating guest taps to help mix things up. Best thing is that these house beers have tons of flavour and tartness, but a lot of them clock in under 5%, which helps make it more reasonable to drive to the relatively quiet area to have a couple beers. As a whole, the facilities are quite nice, trendy in design with a layout that makes sense.

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Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Dactrius
4.08/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Funk Factory Geuzeria in Madison, WI
Brewery rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 233 ratings
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