Beer, Wine & Spirits in Grafton

Tour and Beers for Two or Four at Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery (50% Off)

Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery

Kilbourn Town

Led by current owner Jim Haertel, tour groups drink pints before touring 150-year-old site of former Pabst brewery corporate headquarters

$16 $8

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$7 for a Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two at Great Lakes Distillery ($14 Value)

Great Lakes Distillery

Walker's Point

A tour highlights the small-batch production of spirits such as gin, vodka, and whiskey and is followed by a tasting

$14 $7

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$18 for $30 Worth of Wine, Small Plates, and Sandwiches at Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine Maniacs on the River

Wine-friendly small plates and starters such as shrimp cakes, cheese, and charcuterie display the symbiotic connection between wine and food

$30 $14

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Wine Flights Paired with Cheese and Fruit for Two or Four at Vetro Winery (Up to 35% Off)

Vetro Winery

Jefferson

Visitors taste a selection of wines paired with cheese and fruit at a winery with sweeping views of the surrounding woods and marshland

$30 $20

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four at Vines & Rushes Winery (40% Off)

Vines & Rushes Winery

Ripon

Customers sample Wisconsin-grown wines in the rustic tasting room, or out on the patio with its sweeping views of the vineyard

$20 $12

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Wine Tasting for Two, Four, or Six, or One Ticket to BBQ Pairing on Nov. 8 at Von Stiehl Winery (Up to 54% Off)

Von Stiehl Winery

Algoma

Guests sample wines paired with cheese or chocolate, then take home a bottle; Nov. 8 event introduces “Reds Only” wine club with BBQ pairing

$39.98 $19

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with chocolate pairings or a cheese tray at Northleaf Winery (Up to54% Off)

Northleaf Winery

Milton

Guests explore six wines paired with chocolates or cheese in the tasting room

$31.80 $15

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Wine Tasting for 2 or 4, or a Tasting Party for Up to 12 at Captain's Walk Winery (Up to 50% Off)

Captain's Walk Winery

Downtown

Taste small-batch varietals within a winery housed in a restored mid-19th-century home

$34 $17

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Wine Tasting for Two or Four with Bottles of Take-Home Wine at Fisher King Winery (Up to 39% Off)

Fisher King Winery

Mount Horeb

Sample five styles of wine before taking your favorite bottle home

$31.95 $20

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Select Local Merchants

Located inside a brick-hewn building reminiscent of a grand castle, the Best Place at the Historic Pabst Brewery recounts the history of the company’s former brewery, which dates back to 1844. Visitors tour Pabst’s corporate offices, take photos with a statue of Captain Frederick Pabst, and drink tall pints of the brewery’s concoctions. The gift shop stocks vintage Pabst memorabilia, including steins, shirts, and artwork. Best Place’s halls and courtyards can also be rented for banquets, weddings, and other events.

901 W Juneau Ave.
Milwaukee,
WI
US

For casual American-style cuisine, burger-loving diners head to Water Street Brewery. Diners who avoid fat need to be careful, though, because Water Street Brewery's menu does not offer low-fat options. The bar at Water Street Brewery is fully stocked, so pair your meal with a glass of wine or beer. Take the kids along too — Water Street Brewery is a great spot for families with food that even little ones will love. Don't miss the happy hour food and drink specials, where a great bargain is always in sight. Be sure to check out Water Street Brewery's outdoor seating when the climate is right.

Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.

For drivers that fail to find luck on the street, the nearby garage is another option.

An average meal at Water Street Brewery will set you back about $30. Water Street Brewery serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, so stop by whenever is most convenient for you.

1101 N Water St
Milwaukee,
WI
US

Vintage Brewing Company deluges devotees with bountiful beers born out of Belgian, German, and American traditions. These refreshing hop-laden selections rest beside a slew of creative culinary concoctions, many of which comprise locally sourced ingredients. A plate of AJ's pretzels ($6) saunters in at the beginning of a feeding frenzy, with house-made pretzels perched on a pedestal and set to dive into a sea of VBC beer mustard and cheese dip. Vintage Brewing Company ups the burger ante with bratwurst burgers ($10.50) that explore what happens when two 4-ounce grilled brats are picked to live inside a beer-bread pretzel roll with oatmeal stout bacon sauerkraut, swiss cheese, and beer-cheese sauce. Throughout the visit, diners can pair plates with an array of bottles and cans, beers on tap, and wine.

674 S Whitney Way
Madison,
WI
US

The Old Sugar Distillery produces small-batch liquors made from Midwestern ingredients. Its cornerstone concoction, the Old Sugar Factory Honey Liqueur, is distilled from dark-brown beet sugar and then aged in a wooden womb of American oak before being subtly sweetened with pure Wisconsin honey. The Cane and Abe Freshwater Rum, named in honor of President Lincoln and his favorite criminal-scaring stick, is made with cane sugar lovingly beamed up from the saccharine states of Hawaii and Louisiana and then aged in charred American oak barrels. These luscious liquids can be sampled either by sipping a freshly made cocktail ($6) at the distillery's long wooden bar, or by buying a bottle ($30) for midnight sips in the dead chill of winter. The Old Sugar Distillery also offers free tours and tastings with up-close views of the large copper pot still.

931 E Main St
Madison,
WI
US

Flatlander's pampers malt-pining palates by balancing a seasonal lineup of more than seven house-made brews with a diverse menu ranging from classic pub fare to gourmet entrees. Beer flights guide diners through five distillations and the on-site brewmaster ensures appetizers highlight each brews best qualities, matching seared asian ahi to the crispness of the Jackson Wit and spicy jumbo wings to the Flatlander IPA's training as a firefighter. Thick cuts of homestyle meatloaf and crispy morsels of fish and chips embody the roles of classic pub fare, subtly supported by gourmet-inspired castmates such as linguine pomodoro and USDA-prime center-cut filet mignon. An arsenal of 13 hearty burgers accessorized with toppings such as pulled pork, guacamole, or fried onions gratify any diet while bookended around a choice of USDA-prime chuck, ground turkey, veggie, or peppermint patties.

200 Village Grn
Lincolnshire,
IL
US

For the folks behind The Chiselled Grape, drinking wine has always been a way to travel around the world. Sourcing the finest grapes from around the globe?from Australia to Argentina to upstate New York, France, and Spain, and to the rolling valleys of Napa Valley?they aimed to create wines that would transport the palate far away from their humble Midwestern headquarters. Inside the modest tasting room, visitors can sip samples of all available wines, striving to find the perfect fit for a pre-dinner white, a robust red to serve with roasted meats, or a semi-sweet German-style wine to placate misplaced Europeans.

1206 Lakefield Road
Grafton,
WI
US