Central Waters Brewing Co.

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Central Waters Brewing Co.Central Waters Brewing Co.
BA SCORE
4.03/5
Exceptional
Central Waters Brewing Co.Central Waters Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

351 Allen St
Amherst, Wisconsin, 54406-8954
United States

(715) 824-2739 | map
centralwaters.com

Notes:
Brewery : Mon-Fri 8am-3pm (Growler fills, beer to go, merch sales, etc)

Tap Room : Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat Noon-10pm, Sun Noon-5pm

BEER STATS
Beers:
49
Reviews:
5,127
Ratings:
18,368
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.52/5
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
194
pDev:
7.74%
 
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User Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 194
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.34/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

I have been here twice now and should probably do a review. Once was for a release and once was during “normal” operations.

This is a pretty large brewing facility as it seems to be three or four large pole barns that have been joined together. They have added on a kind of false store front that I think looks really good.

As you enter on non-event days, the ordering bar is to your left and it is right near the cooler for beers to go. There are a couple of different rooms inside. One looks like it can be used for private events and the other is a large taproom. There is another bar in the taproom. There is lots of wood, iron some low-key brewery stuff on display all housed under very high ceilings. Note when we were here for the release, they had a very large barrel room open that housed the band and some portable bars. They also had a large tent in use on that day.

They do have a nice outside patio. We took advantage of it last time we were there.

Service is friendly & I think I counted 12 or so beers on tap. Their beer is fantastic. From APAs and Reds right on up to awesome barrel aged imperial stouts, they hit all the right notes. During my last visit, I had a highbred of a sour and an APA and it worked.

Parking can be problematic during a release but they seem to do a good job and the rest of the tenants in the small industrial park seem to cooperate.

Well worth a stop and I think I will be here two or three times a year even though it is an hour drive.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of RajaSTL
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Upnorth_Ty
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of scream
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

This is just a very nice place. We go maybe three times a year as it is about 2 hours away. People are always friendly, the beer and the service are very good. Wish it were closer !

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Photo of Vidblain
4.25/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I'm always a bit surprised by how large Central Waters' brewing facility is - as compared with the size of their tap room. Releases tend to be a little congested and wild as a result, which is good and bad - lines are long and seating is limited. I'm sure warm month releases are better, but man, parking gets scarce, and finding a safe place to put down your beer isn't easy in the winter.

But, staff is friendly, selections are excellent, there's always tons of nice swag to be had, and bottles and cans aplenty. I like Central Waters a lot - just wish they weren't so far off the beaten path. Not exactly conducive to easy tourism.

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Photo of Zenboy99
4.5/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of runwild99
4.01/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BuckyNBeer
4.49/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.73/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Neverdie7
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Danmullens1
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.44/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Tobin776
4.56/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Truly imparts the heart and feeling of modern Wisconsin brewing. Located in a field in Amherst Wisconsin, this brewery appears a small stone in the sparse landscape, Almost instantly i feel immersed in the atmosphere, the layout so casually implies the connection with the region and community, Please stop by for regular offerings if you have the inclination!

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Photo of sunraypower
4.58/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Foxman27
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Beerbadger55
4.4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of lemmy187
4.1/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.61/5  rDev +2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eawolff99
4.36/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SSGCujo
3.75/5  rDev -17%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.89/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5

V- I walk into a beautiful tap room and smaller retail area. Very roomy and Industrial and has a cool lift up the garage door for warm days. I was there before the tap room was open, however. That didn't stop the fun. We are greeted buy a bartender at the door that let us sample anything we wanted to. After the sampling we took home many bottles. The bartender was very knowledgeable nice and Speedy service. It felt like we got the inside experience.
Q- Central Waters, of course the quality is very high. They had several beers on tap including Bourbon Barrel aged and Tequila Barrel aged beers.
S- my wife and I had the full attention of the bartender as we were there before the tap room was open. She took great care of us and we had a wonderful experience.
S- a wide variety of world-class beers!

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Photo of Krusader
4.64/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cmwilliq
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of HazzMatt19
5/5  rDev +10.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.32/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Review based solely on attending the Nineteen release. Big line ran smoothly, lots of beers on tap, great music, enough space to move around (unlike previous years I was told) and friendly people.

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Central Waters Brewing Co. in Amherst, WI
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 18,368 ratings