Sunday, December 12, 2010

Closed, Part II

The LaBrewatory is once again closed (SUN 12/12) due to gnarly winter weather. Stay warm-n-snug and enjoy Mother's work!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


Sorry to say but the BrewFarm is closed today 12/11 and more than like closed tomorrow 12/12 as well. It's nearing a foot on the ground already with more on the way. And the wind... (it's great for making the kWhs though!). Will keep all posted.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Update for SAT/SUN 11-12

For those contemplating coming out to the BrewFarm this weekend, the looming snow storm *may* require us to cancel at least SAT's open Tap Room hours (starting FRI through SAT they're predicting 9-15 inches, with gusts SAT night up 30+ mph - and up here it'll be howling more than that!). Putting this out there for planning - will post tomorrow a.m. when it's reality.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

LaBrewatory Open Hours 12/11-12

Yuppers, we're gonna throw open the LaBrewatory this weekend 12/11-12 from 3:00-7:00 each day. Gonna be the the last open of the month (crazy busy the following weekends). Weather's looking fair to partly snowy with a chance (a really good chance, at that...) of really tasty beers. Hope you can make it out and say Hi to some of our woodland friends!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

December 4-5 Tap Room Hours

In celebration of "meteorological winter" beginning today, we'll be having open Tap Room hours this weekend (12/4-5) from 3:00-7:00 each day. We've also begun filling our 1-liter swing-top "growlers" but would like to know what people would like in them - votes??? Hope you can make it out!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

T-day Reminder - LaBrewatory Open Hours

T-day weekend reminder: The LaBrewatory will be open SAT/SUN (11/27-28) each day from 3:00-7:00. The weather looks to be peachy both days and we'll have a selection of tasty new creations going on draft. Bring out yer beer-lovin' friends and family for a convivial afternoon of great beers and company.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Some fresh "ink" for the BrewFarm

Nice write-up by James Norton and photos by his wife Becca Dilley of
(It's always a bit surreal when you check out a web site and BAM! there you are...)


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Upcoming Open Hours @ The LaBrewatory

Breaking News! (well, not that breaking but a li'l drama never hurt...): We're having open LaBrewatory hours this weekend (11/20-21) AND T-giving weekend (11/27-28) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Got some beer lovin' friends or relatives rolling in for the weekend? Bring 'em on out to the BrewFarm for some tasty, non-turkey treats. 
We'll be tapping "The Bruiser" starting 11/27 (though it'll hit prime in about two months) cuz that's the way we tap around here! Probably a few other newbies making their "faucet-release" debut as well. Mmmm, beer....

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sunday Open hours???

Anyone interested in coming out to the BrewFarm today (SUN 14th)? Frankly, it's not much better, weatherwise, than yesterday. I imagine the major roads are OK but the roads around here are sloppy/slippery/crappy. And the driveway here is not an option unless you've got 4x4... If anyone is game, we'll be open 3:00-7:00. Be Safe!!!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Late notice: weather cancels SAT open hours.

Sorry this is late and may not get to some people but this winter storm is bad and will be throughout the day (SAT 13th). We feel it's better to cancel the open hours for today (and possibly SUN) in the interest of safety, as we like our fans to come and go in once piece safely when visiting the BrewFarm. Will post tomorrow (SUN 14th) as to whether or not we're open. Thanks for understanding!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

With Less Daylight, More Beer! Open Hours.

The BrewFarm Tap Room dry spell is nearing its end: we'll be open this weekend (11/13-14) from 3:00-7:00 each day. And since daylight is dwindling at an alarming pace, you'll be able to see Luna and have a beer with the Milky Way. Or, if the Weather Wizards are anywhere near accurate, you'll see some snow... Either way, hope to see you here!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October 23 & 24 Open Tap Room Hours

With the tipping point of the workweek nearly reached, we'd like to announce open Tap Room hours at the BrewFarm this weekend (10/23&24) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Lots going on this weekend but if you're looking for some laid-back, "curious" beers to enjoy (BrewFarm Breakfast Lager for example...) the BrewFarm is the place to be. Bring the kids, (well-behaved) dogs, snacks, picnic goodies, etc. (Note: the colors in the picture are loooong gone - but it's still beautiful out here!)

Thursday, October 7, 2010

They say it's your Beerthday!

It's Beerthday Weekend! And what better way to celebrate than to have open hours in the LaBrewatory's Tap Room. Yup, this SAT/SUN (9/10) we'll be open from 3:00-7:00 each day. Stay tuned for the what's-on-tap list - growing older never tasted this good! Come on out and see the fading colors and enjoy some tasty beers.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Leaf Peepers + Beer Drinkers = Open Tap Room this weekend

The colors are a-poppin' and the beers are a-flowin' = open Tap Room hours this weekend (9/25-26) from 3:00-7:00 each day. As we'll be pouring at the Autumn Brew Review in Minneapolis the following weekend (10/2), this weekend will be "it" for a spell. Lots of new beers on the draft menu - come on out and play!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Sunday ONLY open Tasting Room Hours

The BrewFarm will be having open Tap Room hours this Sunday (9/19) ONLY from 3:00-7:00. (Saturday has a prior engagement...). Some new saisons coming on plus a new hybrid - tasty LaBrewatory treats!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Got Labor?!? Open Tap Room Hours!

See Jake. See Jake labor. Taste the fruits of Jake's labor this weekend as we'll be holding open Tap Room hours this Labor Day weekend SAT/SUN (but not MON) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Come on out and throw a tailgater, picnic or just enjoy some fresh beers on the deck.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Gettin' ready for Fall - Open Tap Room hours (8/28-29)

Feeling parched? After a long dry-spell, the LaBrewatory will be having Open Hours this weekend (AUG 28-29) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Come on out and see the giant hop cone - only one hop needed per batch - it'll revolutionize brewing as we know it! Hope to see ya this weekend - the weather's looking mighty fine for some BrewFarm R&R (or R&D - Rest & Drinking...).

Friday, August 13, 2010

It's a Mad, Mad, Beery Weekend!

Team BrewFarm is MadTown ready! Swing by the Old Fashioned in Madison, WI tonight from 5-8 for some Brewfarm Select and Matacabras to warm-up for tomorrow's Great Taste beer-a-thon. Saturday will hold many tasty LaBrewatory treats - we're in booth 510, so stop on by and see what we've got!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Thistle this! And open hours...

The BrewFarm will be having open hours this SAT/SUN (7/31,8/1) from 3:00-7:00 each day. SAT has a good chance a group of Morris dancers making the scene around 4:30. Weather's looking stellar for some beer drinking fun.
We won't be open for the next three weekends due to the Great Taste (woo!) and private events. Hope ya'll can make it out!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Open Tap Room hours this Weekend 7/24-25

Who wants to come out and play this weekend? The LaBrewatory's Tap Room will be open SAT/SUN (24/25th) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Check out our new bumblebee petting zoo! And try "Bumbled" (FIRE BEE!! that didn't repeat its prior smoky "ooops") a tasty Strong Ale.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Open Tap Room hours this Weekend 7/10-11

The LaBrewatory will be having open Tap Room hours this weekend (7/10-11) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Come on out and meet our newest neighbor, "Cutie Cow Boots" - drop me a note if you need directions or more info. Hope to see ya'll!

Monday, June 21, 2010

1st Annual BrewFarm Invitational Overnight Classic

You Are Invited. . . 
to join us for the 1st Annual BrewFarm Invitational 
Overnight Classic, a two-day extravaganza of biking, 
camping, eating, beer, family and fun. Riders leave from 
Hiawatha Cyclery and wend their way to Wilson. Families 
arrive by car. Everyone brings a potluck dish and 
BrewFarmer Dave will be providing a main dish for 
carnivores and vegetarians alike. Oh, and beer. 
Email Lanny at for more information 
or to reserve your space. 

What:  A road ride of approximately 70 miles from Minneapolis to The BrewFarm + Camping + Beer + Food 
When:  June 26-27, 2010 
Where: Starts at Hiawatha Cyclery 
Time:  Ride Leaves 8 AM
Other:  Cost with Beer: $20. Without $10. Camping is free, so are kids. Limited to 25 riders.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Best. Father's Day. Ever.

Stumped on what to do this upcoming Pop's Day? The BrewFarm will be having open Tap Room hours June 20 from 3:00-7:00 - bring Dad out to the scenic WI countryside for some tasty BrewFarm selections. And if you can't make it out to the BrewFarm, pick him up a dozen man flowers packed in this convenient vase!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Last minute

Quick note: the LaBrewatory will be having open hours this weekend (6.12 & 6.13) from 3:00-7:00 each day.
Remember: red sky at night, beer drinker's delight!

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Hangin' with the Hummies

Come on out this weekend and mingle with our resident hummingbirds - they are SO funny and full of personality. Plus, they really like to party!
We're having Open Tap Room hours 6/5 & 6/6 from 3:00 - 7:00 each day. Get a hold of some Saison Dandy or the Wee Wheatless Wonder - sure to please and intrigue one's palette. Hope to see you!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Open Tap Room hours this Memorial Weekend

Got plans for this Memorial weekend? Now you do - Open Tap Room hours! We're going to be open this SAT & SUN from 3:00-7:00 each day. The fine folk at are predicting sunny and upper 70s - perfect for some BrewFarm fermented fun. A few new offerings: Wee Wheatless Wonder and Saison Dandy.

Spring has been superbusy at the BrewFarm: the hops are jumping (you can practically hear them grow) and a bunch on new raised bed gardens are going in.

The dairy farmers who lease some of our land are putting in corn for their cows. I need a BIG tractor....

Hope to see you this weekend - bring those beer-loving relatives and friends out for the BrewFarm Experience!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Yee & Haw, it's Open Tap Room this weekend!

Dang, it's been a spell since we last threw the doors to the LaBrewatory's Tap Room, so clear your weekend (well, at least a few hours...) and stop on out for some fresh country air, green things a-poppin' everywhere and some tasty beers. Per usual, it's this May 15& 16th from 3:00-7:00 each day and I've heard rumors of decent, deck lounging weather. Rumors...
Hope we can see you this weekend! (cash only please...)

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


Come one, come all to this weekend's open hours at the BrewFarm Tap Room, 3/27-28 from 3:00-7:00 each day. Try our new Spring offering, "Harukaze" which is Japanese for "Spring wind" which we have in abundance. Harukaze is a gruit ale, which is an ancient "style" brewed primarily with herbs and spices. It's refreshing, spry and dry - hope to see you here! (cash only, please)

Friday, March 12, 2010

Celebration of The Muds

If the fog ever lifts, you'll be able to see the annual Spring "Rite of The Muds" when you come out for Open Hours at the LaBrewatory this weekend, (3/13-14) from 3:00-7:00 each day. Enjoy the technicolor of The Muds as well as the variety of tasty BrewFarm offerings on tap. Hope to see you this weekend!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A Farewell to February

Open Tap Room hours at the BrewFarm's LaBrewatory this weekend, 2/27&28 from 3:00-7:00 each day. Sample old favorites, or make some of the ongoing "experiments" you new best friend. Six-packs of Matacabras are in stock as well - get yerself some Goat Killer today!

Friday, February 12, 2010

Happy One-Year Anniversary Jake!

A year ago today, "Jake," our 20 kW wind generator went "on-line" and began producing electricity for the BrewFarm. To date, he's produced 12,944 kWhs (a bit behind estimated output - but he's still breaking-in and the winds have been less-than-normal). When he is cranking, it pays nicely: our electric bill for last month was $.81 - yup 81 cents, with everything powered by electricity (except our gas range - just love cookin' with gas...).
Join us this weekend as we celebrate his one-year anniversary!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

What could be more Romantic?!?

Wondering what to do this Hallmark / Cupid's Playground weekend?
Why not give your loved one the gift of a drive out to the country with a stop at the BrewFarm? We're having open LaBrewatory Tap Room hours this weekend, 2/13&14 from 3-7 each day. Which leaves plenty of time afterwards for that romantic dinner at White Castle...
Remember fellows: give her the beers she's always dreamed of: Mocha Diablo, McAnderNook, AuBEXXX, Dichotomy and other tasty treats.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Pre-Stupor Bowl Open Tap Room hours at the BrewFarm!

Tomorrow, Sat. 2/6 from 3-7:00 p.m. Stop in to sample some old favorites and a few new experiments from the LaBrewatory: Mocha Diablo - a pepper stout and a hybrid ale/lager with a healthy dollop of hops - which needs a name. Hope to see you out here and help name the "hoppy lager" - get your Stupor on!

Friday, January 22, 2010

Crappy Weather and Most Excellent Beers

On Saturday, 1/23 from 1:00-6:00, the LaBrewatory will open the doors and beer will flow. But there's this:

Saturday: Rain or freezing rain, becoming all rain after noon. High near 36. Breezy, with a southeast wind between 18 and 22 mph, with gusts as high as 30 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New ice accumulation of less than a 0.1 of an inch possible.

It doesn't bode well, but what-the-hell. Bring your 4x4 and/or your sleeping bag. We'll be here - maybe (and I mean maybe...) we'll see you here. Be safe!

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Matacabras - coming soon!

Having rolled the boulder up the proverbial hill for more times than I care to talk about, the next beer launch from the BrewFarm's LaBrewatory is on its way.
From the bottom of the six-pack:

In Spain, MATACABRAS is “the wind that kills goats.” In Wisconsin, it's the first in a series of wind-themed specialty beers from the BrewFarm.

In our part of the Upper Midwest there’s nothing like a brisk north wind to get your attention. So when we stumbled upon the name of this wicked Spanish breeze, we decided to brew up something that would likewise stop folks in their tracks.

We brew for flavor and for the overall “beer experience,” and our results are often curious and always distinctive. This unique new ale is no exception. Like its name, it is dark, mysterious, and difficult to translate into a familiar category. The deep hue and creamy body might suggest one style, but the floral aroma and Trappist-inspired flavors say another.

It is dark, yet not heavy; complex, yet balanced; strong, yet very smooth ... and unusually satisfying.

I dunno about you, but that kinda makes me thirsty...

Working with the crew at Sand Creek Brewery in Black River Falls, WI, Matacabras was crafted last week and is fermenting away nicely. Hoping to get "Mata" packaged in early February - but that all depends on the yeasties. They're in "control" of the process and timelines at the moment. We gave them an abundant amount and variety of sugars, a healthy dose of O2 to start and a balmy ferment temp to get the party started.

Farmer Dave hard-at-work on the grain-out of Matacabras. (Note the OSHA-approved Sponge Bob safety hat...)

We look forward to sharing a bottle or two of Matacabras with the growing legions of BrewFarm Friends (aka BFFs...).


A new BrewFarm Family Addition!

We at the BrewFarm would like to welcome the latest addition to our brewing family, "Milkee" our hot liquor storage tank. She joins us at a bouncing 550 pounds, 8-feet long, 5-feet wide and about 4.5-feet tall, with a capacity of 600 gallons.

She was a rescue from an old, decrepit dairy barn and comes from the excellent bloodlines of the Mueller family of tanks. She'll eventually be hooked-up to our solar thermal system to provide the brewery with a bounty of hot water.

Ain't she shiny and purdy! (Doesn't every parent say that?!?) Stop by soon and welcome our new addition!

Monday, January 18, 2010

Nice article

A nice view of the BrewFarm: