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Brewery Creek Inn Restaurant & Brewery

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Brewery Creek Inn Restaurant & BreweryBrewery Creek Inn Restaurant & Brewery

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

23 Commerce Street
Mineral Point, Wisconsin, 53565
United States

(608) 987-3298 | map

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Photo of kylehay2004
3.63/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
3.56/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Stopped here strictly to try the beer while passing through. Based on the experience I wouldn't return for the beer, but I've heard the food is pretty good. Shandy was the best of the sampler, not overly sweet with a good amount of tart lemon. The others were fairly forgettable, pretty standard brewpub beers. Sad that the shandy was the best beer of the bunch. 4 house beers on tap and a root beer which was also good... I didn't get the impression that they deviate from a static brewing schedule.

Service was friendly and quick. Samples were offered free of charge.

The real draw of the place is the historic building and town, which may attract some and not others. The small bar and dining area had a rustic feel with stone walls and heavy wooden lintels, and a handsome antique back bar. Overall I doubt I'll be back, but it wasn't a bad experience.

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Photo of italianstallion
3.11/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of twb0392
3.6/5  rDev -0.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Photo of JackNip
3.25/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ALC82
4.13/5  rDev +14.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.75

This has been one of those places you visit and never forget for me! We stopped here on a trip to Wisc. Dells 3 years ago, the place was on a wait for dinner, but there was no where else close so we waited (about 45 min.) It was well worth it!!! The steak I had for dinner was excellently prepared and paired w/ great sides and a couple of their brews that were just as good as the meal! They offer a bed & Breakfast which I still swear we will try some day soon and they brew in the back 1/2 of the building I was told. The building and atmosphere are very historic feeling and quite warm and inviting. Overall I would rate this as one of the top places I've had the opportunity to enjoy!

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Photo of Benish
3.86/5  rDev +6.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.5

Whenever we visit the town, we make sure to stop there for supper.

My favorite part about this restaurant is their cozy small atmosphere. It has a rustic feel inside. Especially in the winter time! The pub is tiny. Maybe 15 tables and a long big bar made of solid wood. I assume that because it's a small town, its never that packed. Their food is decent. My only disappointment was their salmon salad, I thought the portions was too small to suit my appetite. They have great beef burgers and veggie burgers.

Their beers are solid in my opinion. For a small town in a small pub, I'm satisfied. The beer prices are fantastic. It may not be the most amazing beer (its still good!) but with the atmosphere of the place, I could not complain. The Walker House is just behind the pub. Rumors are that place is haunted. Not sure if its true or not but feel free to ask one of the wait staff.

Overall - I love this building and the atmosphere. This is probably why I visit often, and for the beer! It's an old building (not sure when it was built). It's no secret when you see it from the outside and inside.

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Photo of atone315
3.99/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

I guess my review is going to be a tad biased as I am a history buff and Mineral Point is full of it. It literally looks like a small village that time forgot, save for the paved roads. The building that Brewery Creek is housed in is no exception. Old wooden beams and tons of old school brickwork definitely tell many stories from the day it was built in 1854 to present.

Our server was nice, albeit a little shy. Maybe it was the "small town" in her (or the "big city" in me), but she seemed very soft spoken and almost afraid to ask how our food was....weird. And then, she seemed surprised when we told her how everything was perfect! Oh well, small gripe and a good problem to have, I guess.

They had 5 beers on tap when I visited, Golden Ale, Pale Ale/ ESB, Scottish Porter, Kristal Weisse, and a Shandy. They did not have a paddle or sampler, but they did provide 2 oz tasters upon request. I was set ordering their Kristal Weiss, 10oz pour. The wife got a sample of the Shandy, looked like she sucked on a Lemon Head after trying it. She went with the same beer as me. The beer itself was good, kind of odd being served in a tulip with a slice of orange...I tossed the fruit and got over it. I also tried the Shandy, too much lemonade for me. I went on to have their Pale Ale/ ESB, good beer but nothing mind blowing. If we weren't going to be driving around all day I would have taken home a few growlers.

The food is what won me and the wife over. I love a good burger, and this place killed it. This is what I had-

The Stuffed Burger
Can we top the Brewery Burger? Here we go! Burger stuffed with blue
cheese and smoked bacon, topped with Hooks Colby cheese and BBQ sauce.
Red onions, caramelized onions, lettuce, tomatoes, and aioli*.

The wife is a vegetarian, so food choices can be tough when visiting Brewpubs. Not here though. She had (I would even order this and I am a total carnivore!!!)-

The Walnut "Burger"
The Isthmus called it the "queen" of veggie burgers. Made entirely from
scratch in our kitchen. With Hooks Colby cheese, hydroponic tomatoes,
caramelized onions, red onions, lettuce, ketchup, Dijon mustard, and aioli*

Overall, pretty cool place with decent beer and damn fine food! We already plan on revisiting next time we are in SW WI.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.53/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Visited August 31st, 2012 ~ 11:30am-Noon

After a terrific night spent with friends in Dubuque, IA and a life-changing morning of baseball and corn stalks at the 'Field of Dreams' in Dyersville, I bee-lined it eastward for an early afternoon visit/tour at New Glarus. The town of Mineral Point sits at the juncture where I changed highways, and BA told me that there was a brewpub in town - so why not visit??? Time was limited, but a quick stop to sample beers (and recharge the iPod) was in order.

The Inn/Restaurant is easy enough to find, located on the south end of a quaint stretch of mid-Americana called Commerce Street. There are several buildings of a similar era along this short street, but this is among the more stately, a three-story limestone box dating from the 1850s, with white-trimmed windows and sturdy exposed timbers inside. I parked across the street and entered to a simple dining room, with few tables filled on a Friday at lunch; most patrons were elderly, enjoying quiet conversation. The two young women serving the room were busy setting out glassware and prepping rather delicious-looking wedges of fresh pie. One approached me right away, as I grabbed the last bar stool on the far left and looked for an outlet to charge up. She was friendly and passed no visible judgement when I asked for a beer before noon. I explained that I was just passing through and was looking for a few samples and a pint before heading on, and she was happy enough to oblige.

Brewery Creek's glossy pamphlet boasts of their 'modern 15 barrel brewhouse capable of making 3,000 barrels of beer per year', but I didn't get a strong sense of who's drinking this beer based on the sparse crowd at lunch. What I tasted was likable; there are 5 house drafts in a non-offensive range of styles (a nattily-attired badger, proclaiming 'Cracking Good Beer', on the logo might have foreshadowed the lighter, more-'British' slant). On this day, they were: Dark Mild, Golden Ale, Shandy, Wit and Mahoganny Amber. Simple names, simple beers... but solidly built. I tried all but the Shandy and settled ultimately on a pint of the Mahoganny (weird spelling), which was a reasonably-hopped amber ale, modestly-fortified and tasty. 12 oz. pours run $3.25, 16 oz. are $3.75 - all very reasonable. I left a $5 for my pint.

A nice little rest stop, nothing more. I was happy to spend a few minutes in an historic place with such charm... it's worth a visit if in the area. Rooms at the small inn look nice and so does the lunch/dinner menu (in case someone needs more enticement beyond a handful of pretty good beers).

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Photo of crossovert
3.8/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4

Was driving through the area, decided to stop. It is pretty easy to find with a GPS. The town itself is tiny but filled with history. The building that this brewery is at is also historic. It is well decorated and renovated inside. There are 4 tap offerings and some NA beer.

I tried all 4, they are standard brewpub fare, but nice. The pale ale was the best, then the porter, then the shandy, then the white beer. The menu is really gourmet yet not too expensive. The Brewery Burger is really good, just a bit more gourmet version of your typical cheeseburger. The Belgian fries weren't 100% authentic but they were handmade and delicious.

Overall a nice stop, but unless you are in the area don't bother.

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Photo of beerwolf77
3.78/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Another stop along the tour of Wisconsin.

Awesome architecture. I love 1800's era stone and brick construction. Huge blocks with exposed timbers. Classic wood bar with a giant mirror and wood accents. Totally feels like you stepped back in time.

The selections were all house beers. I believe 6 total. We ordered a round and some desserts. The beers were decent if forgettable. However the pie and bread pudding were amazing.

I wouldn't mind staying in the inn side if the pub and making a day of it. However the beer would not bring me back on it's own.

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Photo of BStalf21
4.58/5  rDev +26.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

I surprised to not see more positive reviews of this place. possibly it has improved since these reviews which are for the most part fairly dated. At any rate I had a great experience thier and will make a point to return.I was in the area for an extended weekend, visted Brewery Creek the second night and went back everyday til it was time to go home. Great homemade from scratch food, everything I and my girlfriend ate was excellent. For the beers there was a porter, shandy, unfiltered wheat, and thier "old ale". I enjoyed all of them. I never had a Shandy I truely enjoyed but I was so impressed by this one that I had to take a growler home to have some friends back home try. Also, the wheat was amazing I would put it up there as one of my favorite wheats. Great friendly service and good prices, nothing to complain about on any lvl.

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Photo of ndolover
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Brewery Creek is a B&B and brewpub located in one of Wisconsin's oldest cities. The building has old world charm with field stones and huge wooden beams. The main level is the brewpub and the upstairs is the kitchen and B&B.

The food is great for a small town. However, I would not write home about it. I had a coffee crusted steak for the first time and enjoyed it very much.

They had 5 beers on tap. Porter, Pale Ale, Alt, Kristal Weiezen, and a Gold. The Kristal Wiezen stands out. Their brew system is bigger then their demand, so the same beers stay on tap for some time. Again, good beers...but not great.

The service is small town Wisconsin, which is swift and curt with a smile.

Overall, no one thing is great. However, it all adds up to a wonderful memory. Sitting in an old world B&B in a town that is full of history and artisons/shops. You can spend the night in and enjoy a locally brewed beer, while snacking on WI cheeses. How can you beat that?!?!? If in the area, check this place out. Or make it a weekend destination. You will not be dissapointed.

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Photo of fmbrewing
4.15/5  rDev +15%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 5

Mineral Point has one of the neatest downtowns which is nestled in the middle of Southwestern Iowa County, Wisconsin. You have to make sure to stop by this small town and walk up and down High Street and visit the Brewery Creek Inn at the bottom of the hill. This is a small but romantic brewpub with great food which is prepared with care and hand-crafted beers. The food is out of this world, the burgers are prepared with locally raised hormone free meats and the same goes for the bacon on the bacon burger. The service is average and the ambiance is nice. If you are planning a trip to Mineral Point, the winter time is a great time to stay for a weekend. The Brewery Creek Inn has a wood burning stove that heats up the stone and wood interior with lots of warth. Smoking is not allowed so this may be a good or bad thing for you. Very Family Friendly with parking always available on the street. A great place to eat and down a few hand made beers! Haven't tried their many romantic and fancy Inn rooms but here they are splendid!

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Photo of tjkurz
2.7/5  rDev -25.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 3

Mineral Point seems is a historic mining town with an interesting downtown on a steep hill. At the bottom of that hill is Brewery Creek. The place is a small old limestone warehouse built into the hill. The bottom level holds the brewery and restaurant/pub. But for the politics advertised (it is a month before election) - it was a pleasant atmosphere.

They offered two beers from the brewery. Two. A blonde that was good and a filtered heifweizen which was different.

My wife and I ordered the cheese plate for a starter. For cheese country it was subpar - the cheddar was uninspired - the swiss and brie better. They served it with a couple New York flats and ritz crackers.

For entre - I had the special - the cornish pasty - probably should have gotten one from a the pasty restaurant in town - here it wasn't the greatest. My wife's salad was excellent. The seating was cramped - they sat two loudmouths directly next to us - elbow to elbow - so we had a hard time communicating. I recommend going during off hours. I would also recommend going when they offer more beers - if they ever do.

I went the first week of Oct and all they offered was summer beers - two - I just can't get over that.

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Photo of brewQ
3.79/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Travelling Madison, WI through Iowa and on to Missouri on 151 Hwy this is a nice stop. Mineral Point is a charming old mining Town and was once the seat of territorial government. In addition to this brewpub another building houses a railroad museum.

The pub and restaurant feature massive stone work and huge beams- a very strong, comfortable feel. Four brews, in basic styles: Golden, Amber Ale, Porter, Stout- without much written romance copy or verbal description offered.

Sampled all (free, thanks) and selected a pint of the Amber- nice hop spriteness to it. The bartender was very helpful but not a bubbling fountain of beer enthusiasm. I said 'Hi' to the owner though he too seemed otherwise occupied. (Maybe I should have shaved on this travel day?).

Did not do food but that may be a focus.

Will return for the feel of the place. I was in the area 20 years ago when only a winery stood near Brewery Creek here- good to see a brewery back.

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Photo of terrabyte
3.98/5  rDev +10.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Brewery Creek is not very large, but that's what makes it quaint. We were able to get immediate seating, but I would wonder about busy Friday nights.

They did a great job with the inside of the building. The limestone walls, treated cement floor, and the old wood holding it all up was great.

The food was excellent. I heard rave reviews about the salmon from my sister and mom. My wife & I had the bourbon steak which was good, but fell quite short of excellent. My dad had one of the other steaks and said about the same thing. My mom stole my niece's corncake, it was that good, so that might be worth checking out!

They had 4 of their own beers on tap (and Miller Lite bottles for the sheep). If you enjoy them enough, they do sell 1/2 gallon growlers. I was disappointed in the two dark beers I had. One had a lot of aftertaste (which is promising) but sadly ended in the negative. The other dark I had simply was too plain. The few sips I took of my dad's Golden Ale seemed to have quite a bit of flavor, however.

It was amazing to see such great quality from such a small place. I would definitely go back for the experience, but not necessarily for the beer.

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Photo of DrZarkov
3.1/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2 | food: 4

This is a very quaint little place. Nice atmosphere, and kind of rustic looking looking inside. The beer selection is quite limited with only three or four beers and I didn't care for the two beers I tried. They do have a few mixed drinks made with beer, like an 'English Shanty' for example, which is beer and lemonade. The food selection is a bit better. My girlfriend and I split a corn souffle that was amazing.
Its a nice place to have lunch if your in the area, dispite the limited beer selection, just because the atmosphere was quite pleasant.
If you are looking for a tour of the brewery, however, this is not the place to go. A pamphlet I picked up at another brewery in the area said they offered tours, but they have to be prearranged and are typically only given to friends and family of the staff.

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Photo of DaPeculierDane
3.18/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Mineral Point is a must day trip for folks who live in Madison and every trip to Mineral Point should include a Cornish pasty and a trip to Brewery Creek. I once went here on a date that saved my relationship so I’m biased in favor of this place for that reason.

The building is a well restored 1850’s stone warehouse. It’s very intimate, warm, and cozy. Check it out on a cold winter night when the small hamlet puts out candles on all its streets for its winter art walk and you won’t be disappointed. The service is great and the employees seem really invested in the place.

The beers are all brewed on premises except for miller lite and there are only four of them. I really enjoy the porter.

I’ve only eaten here once and had a fantastic coq au vin. The porter was a perfect match.

Update: Revisited on 7/22/06 and was a bit disappointed. Service was slow, burgers were small and bland, and both the Stout and Porter were very boring. Brewery Creek is still a cool place but I’m not as pleased with it as I once was.

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Photo of faernt
2.79/5  rDev -22.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 2 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5

We were in Mineral Point for a day and stopped by because we saw that they were a brew pub. It's also a B&B but we didn't use that part since we were day tripping.

The place is charming. It looks like a roadside tavern of the mid 19th Century might look. It pulled us in and the interior is everything you'd want a tavern reproduction to be. It has original heavy timber, low light, and a bar so sincere it has Edison light bulbs in it.

So we had a few beers. One was a blonde and the other was a weizenbock. The blonde was a quirky ESB and the Weizenbock was so far off style I couldn't have been more disappointed. I'll go back again for another shot, but I hope they read this and work harder at the beer. I won't be coming back for that but will give them one more shot because they got so much else right.

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