Beer, Wine & Spirits in Mequon


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 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 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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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

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

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

Cooper’s Hawk

Naturally, the chefs at Cooper’s Hawk have a sharp eye when it comes to wine pairings. Each of the restaurant’s contemporary dishes is crafted with a particular wine in mind, which makes plenty of sense given the fact that there’s a winery located just next door. Surrounded by oaken barrels and racks lined with glistening bottles, diners may be forgiven for thinking that they made a wrong turn and ended up in the winery itself. After your meal, see the real thing in the Napa–style tasting room, where you can sample up to eight different wines. The selection includes something for everyone, including graceful blush wines and cabernets whose flavors unfold like a novel scribbled on the wings of an origami crane.

798 W Algonquin Rd
Arlington Heights,
IL
US

The oenophiles at Grapes and Tastes perk up both amateur and experienced palates with an enormous assortment of more than 300 wines crafted from grape varietals from across the globe. Aspiring vino virtuosos can sample six selections during Grapes and Tastes’ Around the World with Wine Tasting event and discover a new favorite bottle to house cabernet-flavored miniature schooners. The tasting event showcases an extensive range of flavor profiles, appellations, price points, and adjectives such as oaky, in between sips, swirls, and fun-induced sneezing fits. Tastings are held at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays and at 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays from April 5 until May 26. (No tastings will be held on April 9 or May 14). Please see the Grapes and Tastes website for directions.

W63N140 Washington Avenue
Cedarburg,
WI
US