Quaintly set in the lower floor of an old mill, with a patio that sits on a river bank with a overflowing waterfall 50 yards away this place has great atmosphere. They had a half dozen, or so, of thier own beers and several guest taps including several things by New Glarus. We hit there during happy hour and got tap pours of Belgian Red and their Porter for only $3.00 per glass. Very good deal. The staff was friendly, knowledgeable and talkative. Visited here with my sister during my Wisconsin trip. First stop and its a good one.
Iíve always liked this locale. Very unique spot on the river in a mill-like building. Outdoor area can get a little buggy at night. Nice looking inside. Their "house" beers are well-crafted and have various other local/regional stuff on tap. No food really, but doesnít matter.
I stopped in here during Cedarburgís Strawberry Festival. They have some wood/metal games to play, some other adult mind games, 3 tvís, and itís right on the river. I thought this place was such a hidden gem. Very quaint. Also, they carry BREAKFAST STOUT for $4. A bar bargain. Iíd recommend this place if not to try one of the 16 taps, then to just hang out and drink excellent beer.
Nice location right on the river by a waterfall. Several tables outside with interesting heater lamps. The walk into the building goes by some water concoction, Iím assuming itís part of the old mill or whatever this place use to be. The inside is smoke free and quaint. There are several games to play, something I like to do while drinking a good beer. The beer I had was decent, especially the porter. The guest list is decent and they offer some bottled stuff like Goose Island Reserve, Grimbergen and White Winter Winery. The Blond Root Beer was good, as was the service. Food was only snack type items, cheese and sausage but hey itís Wisconsin cheese so itís all good. Main knock on the place is there is only one unisex bathroom so you might be waiting awhile to go.
CMD (3) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | January 20, 2006
We spent a summer weekend in Cedarburg and found Silver Creek to be our favorite attraction. The beer selection is very good, their brown ale being worthy of note, among others. One word of advice, make sure to bring the mosquito repellent during the summer.
Very cool building. Located in the basement of an old historic mill. Bar tender told me it was the feed storeís, located above it, area where they threw all the junk and garbage. They did a good job cleaning it out! The only had 4 house beers but a decent tap list of íguestí beers. My only major knock is they donít serve food.
Nice place, especially on the patio that rests alongside the creek and a miniature waterfall. Weather was perfect, and we passed away many minutes just soaking up the sun and sipping our beer. In fact, the patio is so relaxing that it kept my son (18 months at the time) perfectly content with the scenery around him. Service was slow on the deck, but the bartender inside was happy to help. Good prices - a pint of the IPA and a snifter of the Porter cost $7 total. They do have a sampler of 6 beers for $9, if thatís your thing, but they only had 3 of their own beers on tap, so we opted for the bigger servings. Nevertheless, recommended if youíre in the area.
keoki182 (18) West Bend, Wisconsin | July 15, 2006| Updated December 19, 2006
I havenít tried any of their own beers, but their tap list is usually pretty good. They try to have one beer per style, which is on a rotating basis. You can check their website to see whatís on tap in the coming week(s), although thatís subject to the availability of the current beers. The only food offered that I saw was pretzels, which serve to cleanse your palate between beers. The brewpub is located just off the main street in Cedarburg in an old mill, so the atmosphere is perfect for some good drinking, imo. As JCapriotti mentioned before me, the best part of the place is the happy hour. The couple times Iíve been there, they featured pints for $2 until 6pm. You canít beat that with a stick. They have a nice combo of a couple house beers (ie their IPA or porter) but also carry a pretty wide selection of either celebrated US "craft" beers and hidden Wisconsin gems. The only downside to the place in my mind is the fact that theyíre closed Mondays and Tuesdays.
After sampling the porter and root beer at the Beer Barons pf Milwaukee festival in 2006, Iíve wanted to visit this place. They had only a few beers, but they were good, and this place is quite cool. Iím definitely glad I visited.
Silver Creek is in historic Cedarburg, about 25 minutes north of Milwaukee, right along the river below an old dam. The brewery is in a historic mill, and the creek still runs through the brewery today. The brewpub is old riverstone but is very modern and nice. It is a bit musty inside, but in a good way. Smells...authentic.
Inside were 4 house brews (lager, porter, hefeweizen, and pale ale) along with 13 guest taps which had a few interesting ones like NC Old Stock Ale and some locals. This place also had a great (nearly clear) root beer, which was excellent.
This place opens in the afternoon, and has no food, making it a poor lunch stop, but a very interesting place to stop for a beer.