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Moosejaw Pizza & Dells Brewing Company
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110 Wisconsin Dells Parkway South
Wisconsin Dells WI 53965
Telephone: +1 608-254-1122
Hours: Open daily 11:00am-11:00pm.
Brewer: Jamie Baertsch
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Visited: October 23, 2002

Opened: 2002

Contributors: Jillian Murphy, Tom Griffin

Pumphouse owner Mark Schmitz opened Moosejaw in 2002 as Wisconsin's largest brewpub. It's actually on the south side of the town of Lake Delton, on Highway 12 at Judson Street, just east of where Wisconsin Dells Parkway turns north. (That may sound confusing, but then this was my first visit to the Dells.) Inside and out, it looks like a big northwoods lodge. Six bucks will get you generous samples of their ten beers. For dinner, they've got the usual appetizers ($5-$8), burgers - including elk - for $6-$9, a couple of pasta dishes ($9-$11), lots of pizza options ($5.50-$18), a couple of entrees - try the pork chop stuffed with garlic - for $14-$18, and desserts ($3-$7). Good food, good beers, good prices, and good people make Moosejaw worth a stop.

Updated: December 13, 2015


Beer List

  • Awards:
    • Date: August 9, 2003 (#5044)
      Package: draught
      Place: Great Taste of the Midwest, Madison WI
      Score: 17 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Deep amber. Low head. Huge sweet malt aroma. Big body. Hugely malty, candy-sweet. Just warming enough.

  • 4.50% abv.
    • Date: October 23, 2002 (#4476)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Red-brown color, thick head. Toasty, caramelly malt aroma. Medium body. Big herbal hop flavor, mild bitterness. Lots of caramel malt. Drying finish.

  • European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    5.00% abv.
    • Date: October 23, 2002 (#4478)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16½ points
      Overall Impression (3½)
      Dark dark brown, thick head. Smoky, toasty malt aroma. Medium creamy body. Rich chocolate flavor with lots of coffee notes. Sweet maltiness underlies the whole thing.

  • Golden or Blonde Ale
    4.00% abv.
    • Date: October 23, 2002 (#4472)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 14½ points
      Overall Impression (3)
      Bright golden, moderate head. Mild sweet malt aroma. Light body. Big sweet malt flavor with a hint of spicy hops. No bitterness.

  • American-Style Pale Ale

  • North of the Border Porter
    Robust Porter
    6.00% abv.

  • Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest

  • Pilsner
    American-Style Lager
    4.50% abv.

  • Schmitz Pale Ale No. 5
    American-Style Pale Ale
    4.50% abv.

  • Weissbier
    South German-Style Hefeweizen/Hefeweissbier
    5.00% abv.