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South Shore Brewery
L.C. Wilmarth's Deepwater Grill
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808 West Main Street
Ashland WI 54806
Telephone: +1 715-682-9199
Hours: Open daily at 11:00am.
Brewer: Bo Bélanger, Justin Bohn, Nathan Bean
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Notes

Visited: January 8, 2005

Opened: 1995

Annual Production: 1,000 bbl

Contributors: Brandon Middleton, Diane Crawford, Laura Bohn, Siegfried Binge, Steve Marty

South Shore burned down on April 1, 2000. Reconstruction began almost immediately, and South Shore's Erin Lyons reports:

Our new restaurant will be opening around April 18, 2001. Brewing should be up and running before that. Stop in and check out our "new" brewery and antique bar.

I did so and found it to be a beautiful century-old building with fine beer and terrific food!

Updated: July 7, 2011

Beer List

    • Date: January 8, 2005 (#5559)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Big brown head.
      Aroma (3)
      Nice hint of mint — spearmint?
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium-big body. Nice chocolatey-malty base with a herbal flavor that's not quite hoppy, but not quite minty either.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Interesting beer.

    • Date: January 8, 2005 (#5554)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Very pale. Moderate head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Very sweet and grainy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body. Pretty sweet, with a big grainy malt character. Sweet finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • American-Style Lager
    4.50% abv.
    • Date: January 8, 2005 (#5555)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 15½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright golden. Good head.
      Aroma (2½)
      Pretty clean.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light body. Fairly sweet, grainy.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Just like the Cream Ale, only bigger.
    • Date: March 1, 2003 (#4718)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Oconto Kiwanis Beer Tasting Event, Oconto WI
      Score: 11½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright golden. Low head. Very very mild grainy malt aroma. Medium-light body. Lots of butter. Big honey flavor on top of some maltiness. Diacetyl all the way through.

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    English-Style Brown Ale
    4.20% abv.
    • Date: January 8, 2005 (#5556)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Brownish, hazy. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Very mildly toasty.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Medium body, fairly fizzy. Sweet, brown, and drying. Odd hint of banana at the end.
      Overall Impression (1½)
    • Date: March 1, 2003 (#4719)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Oconto Kiwanis Beer Tasting Event, Oconto WI
      Score: 13½ points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright brown. Low head. Sweet toasty malt aroma. Medium body. Sweet. Toasty. Sweet.
    • Date: January 16, 1999 (#3147)
      Package: draught
      Place: Minocqua Ice-Cold Beer Fest, Minocqua WI
      Score: 14 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Amber, massive head. Faintly perfumey aroma. Light body, real clean all the way through.

  • Classic English-Style Pale Ale

  • Porter
    Robust Porter

  • Red Lager
    Vienna-Style Lager
    4.60% abv.

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    Rhoades' Scholar Stout
    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    5.00% abv.

  • Witbier
    Belgian Style White (or Wit) / Belgian-Style Wheat