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701 West Glendale Avenue
Glendale WI 53209
Telephone: +1 414-964-2739
Hours: Tours Friday 4:00pm, Saturday 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm. Reservations required.
Brewer: Craig Burge
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Visited: October 30, 1998

Opened: 1985

Annual Production: 13,000 bbl

Contributor: Craig Burge

Sprecher and Craig Burge were named Small Brewing Company and Brewmaster of the Year at the 2004 Great American Beer Festival.

Updated: June 21, 2015

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Beer List

  • 6.50% abv.
    • Date: November 20, 2010 (#8360)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Hy-Vee Stony Brook, Omaha NE
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Dark brown. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Roasty, spicy. Grassy, earthy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, smooth. Toasty and dark, spicy and earthy and fairly sweet. Grassy sweet rye-bready finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

    • Date: April 12, 2004 (#5273)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Club Liquor & Beer, Menasha WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright golden. Very fine bubbles. Nice thick head. Some banana aroma, some alcohol. Medium body, low carbonation. Big sweet maltiness with a mild banana ester. Some hop flavor and bitterness. Drying and warming. Not bad at all. Thanks to Jay Jackson for the sample!

  • Garden (Fruit Wheat) Beer
    • Date: October 30, 1998 (#3115)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Deep red, thick head. Raspberry aroma. Malty, tart fruit flavor. I wish I had known this was a fruit beer before I ordered it...

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    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    9.71% abv.
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    • Date: February 3, 2010 (#8134)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Brix, Omaha NE
      Score: 15 points
      Appearance (3)
      Deep amber. Moderate dense head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Hugely malty. Caramel, toffee. Alcohol.
      Mouthfeel (7)
      Big and malty. Big toffee flavor, big fruity hops. Not-so-big bitterness, just a little resiny in the finish.
      Overall Impression (1½)

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    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    9.71% abv.

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    Black Bavarian Lager
    German-Style Schwarzbier
    6.00% abv.
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    Black IPA
    American-Style Black Ale

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    Citra Bomb
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    7.80% abv.

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    Commando Scotch-Style Ale
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer

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    Dopple Bock
    German-Style Strong Doppelbock
    8.00% abv.
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  • Dunkle Weizen
    South German-Style Dunkel Weizen/Weissbier
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    El Rey Mexican Ale
    Golden or Blonde Ale
    5.20% abv.

  • Generation Porter
    Chocolate/Cocoa Flavored Beer
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    Hefe Weiss
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    4.20% abv.

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    Hooligan
    Classic English-Style Pale Ale

  • IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

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    IPA²
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    7.70% abv.

  • Irish Stout
    Foreign (Export)-Style Stout
    5.70% abv.
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  • Mai Bock
    German-Style Heller Bock/Maibock
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  • Mbege Ale
    Specialty Beer
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  • Micro-Light
    English-Style Summer Ale
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    Oak Aged Bourbon Barrel Doppelbock
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    9.00% abv.

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    Oak Aged Scotch Style Ale
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Strong Beer
    10.20% abv.
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  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
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  • Pale Lager
    American-Style Lager

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    Piper's Scotch Ale
    Modern Strong Scotch Ale
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  • Pub Brown Ale
    English-Style Brown Ale

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    Redhead Ale
    American-Style Amber/Red Ale
    6.00% abv.

  • Russian Imperial Stout
    Imperial Stout
    7.90% abv.
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  • Shakparo Gluten Free Beer
    Specialty Beer

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    Special Amber
    Vienna-Style Lager
    5.00% abv.
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    Summer Pils
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener
    5.00% abv.

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    Winter Brew
    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    5.75% abv.
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  • Wisconsin Dry Hops Lager