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Great Dane Pub and Brewing — Fitchburg
Bar/Tasting RoomRestaurantRetail ItemsBeer To Go (Off-License)
2980 Cahill Main
Fitchburg WI 53711
Telephone: +1 608-442-9000
Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11:00am-2:00am, Friday-Saturday 11:00am-2:30am.
Brewer: Pat Keller
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Notes

Visited: August 9, 2003

Opened: 2002

The exterior of this second Great Dane installation looks for all the world like a loft condominium; in fact, that's exactly the kind of neighborhood it's in. Inside, there's a nice big bar area and lots of restaurant seating downstairs, and another bar and lounge upstairs, which is the only place smoking is allowed before 10:00pm. The 15-bbl brewhouse is located right in the front window, with the serving tanks near the downstairs bar, and the fermenters above.

Updated: August 6, 2009

Beer List

    • Date: December 14, 2002 (#4554)
      Package: real ale
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 12 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black…even in the small sample glass. Big dense brown head. Smells like black butter. Big-medium body, lots of sweetish black malt, lots of diacetyl.

    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5003)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright red-brown. Thick head. Intense coffee bean aroma, mildly roasty. Medium body. Huge coffee-grounds flavor. Roasty, and not bitter.

  • South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    • Date: December 14, 2002 (#4548)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 17½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright yellow opaque, moderate head. Mildly smoky aroma, with mild bananas. Medium chewy body, fizzy. Mild banana flavor, cloves show up later. Good wheat sweetness. Lingering clove/banana finish.

  • English-Style Brown Ale
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5002)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep red-brown. Moderate head. Mildly roasty, coffee aroma. Medium body. Big sweet roasty nuttiness.

  • Oatmeal Stout

  • Landmark Light
    American-Style Lager

  • New Peculier
    Old Ale

  • Old Glory American Pale Ale
    American-Style Pale Ale

  • Old Scratch Barleywine 1997
    Barley Wine-Style Ale

  • Peck's Pilsner
    Bohemian-Style Pilsener

  • Potter's Run IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale

  • Stone of Scone Scotch Ale
    Traditional Strong Scotch Ale

  • Sugar River ESB
    English-Style (Extra Special) Strong Bitter

  • Verrückte Stadt Pilsner
    German-Style Pilsener