Central Waters Brewing Co.

BEER AVG
3.97/5
Central Waters Brewing Co.Central Waters Brewing Co.
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

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

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BEER STATS
Beers:
41
Reviews:
4,905
Ratings:
17,385
PLACE STATS
Score:
97
Reviews:
27
Ratings:
171
Avg:
4.46
pDev:
2.69%
 
 
Taps:
10
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 27 | Ratings: 171
Reviews by mobius387:
Photo of mobius387
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

nice little tap room, right in the heart of the brewery. its all open air, so you get the smells of the brewery and you get to drink beer (practically) right next to the tanks.

the staff are friendly, and of course the beer is great. they have their regulars on tap and a couple specials here and there (brew house coffee stout is usually on tap there). price is good, beer flight is a way to go for newbies.

the only down sides to this place are that there isn't a ton of room, no food, hours are a little weird, not many tours, and its out in the middle of no-where off highway 10. thats part of its charm too tho.

overall, love going here for a beer, wish i could make it there more often tho

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More User Reviews:
Photo of HazzMatt19
5/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of IMFletcher
4.32/5  rDev -3.1%
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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Photo of mothman
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Went there for the 19 release party and had a great time. Lines moved pretty quick. Easy to get bottles. Easy to get tap beers. Great prices all around. Definitely a fun party and I hope to go back!

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Photo of PhillyBoy23
4.44/5  rDev -0.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kidzord
4.6/5  rDev +3.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bound4er
4.28/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Visited on a Saturday afternoon after xc skiing at the Iola Winter Sports Club. The drive from Iola to Amherst was absolutely beautiful with all the recent snow fall. Nice crowd when we arrived around 1:30 with only a few bar stools open. Atmosphere is nice - nothing more / nothing less. Our server was extremely nice and poured my wife a couple of n/c small samples. Tap list had a ton of beers available - both year round and specialty. I started with a HHG which is my favorite year round offering. Finished with a 12 oz pour of BBBW - I am going to be buying multiple 4-packs of this year's release as this was fantastic. My wife had two glasses of BBS which tasted odd to me - soy and root beer flavors really stood out. Overall this is a great stop if you're in central WI.

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Photo of CPAles
4.3/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
4.08/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Tours are Fri-Sunday during business hours which are 10-3. We came on a Thursday but still got to get a couple crowlers and chat a bit. Nice staff, typical cement floored brewery but a few decorations on the walls. Chill atmosphere with some cool paintings. Snifters are $5, Tumblers are $3, and they have their limiteds on tap for sample and growler/crowler fills. Good pricing, the barrel aged were $16 and $11 respectively. I'd like to visit again during a tour!

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.91/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of gatornation
4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Way out in south central WI. The brewery sits by itself out in the country, but when you get there it is an oasis after the drive many of us have. its rustic and modern at the same time outdoor seating and an open floor plan inside. Brewery . swag with bottle sales and growlers available and had a dozen or so taps available, the BA brews that this brewery produces makes me make the drive to this destination. When they have/brew a BA release i will go.

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Photo of Lfinster62
4.97/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of bpkrippner
3.73/5  rDev -16.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.25

Photo of marchoftheclouds
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 5

Nothing fancy here. Just beer. Central Waters beer. One of the best barrel-aged programs around. Very busy the day we were there. I'd go back on a heartbeat. No food offered.

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Photo of A_Rad
4.8/5  rDev +7.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of rossracing
4.66/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Poloplaya
4.54/5  rDev +1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of simonj01
4/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of Corey_Graven
4.48/5  rDev +0.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Somewhat of a secret, but their barrel aging program is world class. I call Black Gold the Nectar of the Gods for a reason

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Photo of jrsaffert
4.29/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TboneRN
4.13/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Kevin_Young
4.26/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Angerhaus
4.33/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of batfireman
4.1/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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Central Waters Brewing Co. in Amherst, WI
3.97 out of 5 based on 17,385 ratings.
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