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Pioneer Brewing
Wisconsin Brewing
320 South Pierce Street
PO Box 187
Black River Falls WI 54615


Opened: 1997

Closed: 2004

Annual Production: 1,800 bbl

Pioneer does contract brewing for a huge number of breweries. The company was acquired by Sand Creek Brewing in 2004. Sand Creek closed their brewery in Downing and moved into these premises. They'll continue to brew all of the Pioneer brands.

Updated: January 21, 2008

Beer List

    • Date: July 17, 1999 (#3300)
      Package: draught
      Place: Blues and Brews Festival, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Bright yellow, good head. Smells sweet, with some diacetyl. Medium-light body, big malt flavor. Flash of bitterness right before the very clean finish.

  • Awards:
    • Date: February 20, 1999 (#3197)
      Package: draught
      Place: Manitowoc Beer Lover's Brew Fest, Manitowoc WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Red, good head. Malty sweet aroma. Medium body, herbal hops, big crystal finish.

  • Oatmeal Stout
    • Date: July 14, 2001 (#3857)
      Package: draught
      Place: Blues and Brews Festival, Oshkosh WI
      Score: 20 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Black, thick brown head. HUGE coffee aroma. Creamy body, massive coffee flavor, some chocolate, smooooooth roasty coffee finish.

  • Wood- and Barrel-aged Beer
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5039)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep golden. Dense nitro head. Very mild oak aroma. Light creamy body. Nice oak/coconut flavor. Mildly malty. Lingering oak finish.