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320 South Pierce Street
PO Box 187
Black River Falls WI 54615
Telephone: +1 715-284-7553
Hours: Friday 3:00pm-7:00pm. Call to confirm. May-October: Saturday noon-4:00pm.
Brewer: Todd Krueger
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Opened: 1999

Annual Production: 9,990 bbl

Contributors: Barry Houlehen, Todd Krueger

Sand Creek acquired Pioneer Brewing in 2004 and subsequently closed their brewery in Downing and moved into these premises. They'll continue to brew all of the Pioneer brands, and they brew beers under contracts for quite a few companies.

Sand Creek hosts an Octoberfest every year on the first Saturday in October.

Updated: March 5, 2016


Beer List

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    • Date: October 13, 2008 (#7465)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Steve's Liquors, Madison WI
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (2½)
      Bright deep red. Moderate head.
      Aroma (3)
      Chocolatey, grassy.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, smooth. Sweet and chocolatey and grassy. Moderately bitter. Finishes clean.
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Thanks to Ryan Cairns for the bottle!

    • Date: August 12, 2000 (#1523)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Golden, high carbonation, thick head. Earthy hop aroma. Light body, sweetish.

  • Imperial Stout
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5012)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 15 points
      Overall Impression (2½)
      Black. Thick head. Smells sweetly black and herbal. Medium creamy body. Big black maltiness. Very mildly bitter. Pretty subdued for an Imperial Stout.

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    Classic Irish-Style Dry Stout
    • Date: June 1, 2011 (#8585)
      Package: bottled
      Place: Woodman's Food Market #16, Madison WI
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Almost black. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Real chocolatey, roasty.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Light-medium body, fizzy. Very roasty, burnt. Mildly malty. Big roasty finish.
      Overall Impression (2)

  • American-Style Amber/Red Ale

  • Ulrich's Authentic Dopplebock
    German-Style Strong Doppelbock

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    Wild Ride IPA (formerly Frank's Wild rye'd India Pale Ale)
    Specialty Beer