Vintage Brewing Company | Madison, Wisconsin
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Vintage Brewing Company
Excellent based on 36 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

674 S Whitney Way
Madison, Wisconsin United States 53719 [ print map ]
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Hours: Daily 11 am-9 pm, bar until 2 am

Mayor: Brigadier (2) | Taps: 20 | Bottles: 10+

Vintage Brewing Company

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Beer Available At Vintage Brewing Company (arranged by most recent)
Vintage Toy Boat IPA 80, Vintage Weiss-Blau 73, Vintage McLovin Irish Red 44, Vintage Berliner Geist 64, Vintage Fleur de Lune Hibiscus Saison 83, Sweet Mullets Oishi , Woodshed Sauk Hop Ale Ale , Vintage Square Pig 88, Vintage Bee’s Knees 44, Vintage Lumberyard (Woodshed Whiskey Barrel) , Vintage Max Stout 88, Vintage Dedication Ale 82, Vintage Rhine Heights Altbier 61, Vintage Dunkelweiss 45, Vintage Brett-ication , Vintage Whippoorwill Wit 65, Vintage Lumberyard , Vintage Maltiplicity Maibock , Vintage Bocks O’ Chocolates , One Barrel Bilbo Baggins Black IPA 86
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36 reviews for Vintage Brewing Company
 Ambiance  81%
 Service  82%
 Selection  82%
 Food  80%
 Value  77%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr  (2114) Washington, Washington DC | August 7, 2015
More of a restaurant feel to this place, central bar, a bit dark inside. Tons of beers on offer, all were so-so with a few stand-outs (stout was tasty). They had two special releases just out the day we visited that were big, boozy barrel aged things. Food was tasty and creative.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 8, 2013
Visited October 9, 2010.

Large place with a cool fish tank behind the bar. I went in pretty late, maybe 11pm. I sat at the bar and got prompt service. They have a LOT of house beers on and trying them all was work. Unfortunately I wasn’t impressed by too many of them They had a saison that was OK and a few others that I wouldn’t mind trying again but on the whole they weren’t that good. Actually, I think the best beers I’ve had from Vintage were at GTMW. Prices were reasonable and so was the service. Might stop in again due to the fact that they have so many beers to try.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | December 10, 2014
(Visited 08/2014): Vintage Brewing Company is located in Madison on Whitney Way in front of a shopping plaza. It’s not too far off the Beltline and there is ample parking around the building.

The interior is laid out like a family restaurant, with well-worn booth and table seating in multiple rooms. The wraparound bar is located in the center of the main room and features a huge fish tank.

The brewpub features 20 handles, all but one of them Vintage beers. On our visit the selection included many year-round offerings like a Stout, a couple IPAs, Velouria Belgian, and Pils. Some more unique offerings like Cabernet Barrel-aged Jinja Ninja, Polotmavy Incorrect and Rye Whiskey Barrel Dedication. The beers were decent on the whole with a couple throwaways but a few standouts too. Sample sizes are available.

Service at the bar on a weekday early evening was good. The bartenders were attentive in bringing rounds and were knowledgeable about the beer.

We did not have food on the visit.

Overall this is a pretty solid and well-established brewpub in Madison and is worth checking out.
  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 12/20
Braudog  (792) Phoenix, Arizona | July 8, 2013
Dinner time on the Wednesday night before July 4th. Decent sized crowd, even early, a great sign. We were seated fairly promptly in this oddly average and boring-looking restaurant. Our server was efficient, friendly and beer-savvy. The food was good, too. We tried several of the wide variety of beers, none of which were bad, but none really stood out either. Decent enough joint. (Brewery #610)
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | September 5, 2011
Terrific brewpub! 13 house taps, 7 guest taps, 2 beer engines, and 10+ bottles. Growlers and flights available. The bartender was great - he let me try all 13 house beers in half-sample sizes (so I could get through more!) and downsized my bill accordingly - much appreciated! Nice classy vibe in suburbia, wood bar, aquarium in the middle of the bar, high def TVs, and blues & croner music! Love this place.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Lubiere  (470) Ottawa, Ontario | January 28, 2013
I really enjoyed this place. The whole place is a mix of 1950s space lounge with leather high chairs, chrome dining tables, nice retro adverts. The menu looks very nice with upscale comfort foods, decently priced. The beers are solid, 14 taps, 8 guest taps and 10-15 bottles, very friendly service, good music. A must in Madison. 1.50$ to 2$ per sampler.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla  (444) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 27, 2012| Updated May 4, 2015
Visited a little while back. Had an interesting sports bar/brew pub feel to it with a large fish tank in the middle of a large bar with multiple flat screens. I had a bowl of the chili which I enjoyed. Had 20ish taps with 15 of their own available. Samplers were decently priced. Beer was solid but not remarkable. Service was similar.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 4/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
notalush  (386) Denver, Colorado | June 28, 2014
I should preface this by saying that my experience was probably uncommon because I came here with kids - I do not often bring my kid (let alone someone else’s kid) to a brewpub, but I checked out the website and noticed they had a kids menu, so I assumed the place was fine to bring kids to (they also had crayons and coloring pages, so in principle, they seemed cool with kids) - however, the hostess seemed annoyed that we were bringing children in (god forbid we bring kids in at 1pm on a Friday), even though they behaved just fine - the waitress also did not seem thrilled and, to make matters worse, the staff did not pay us much mind and the food took forever to get to our table (several tables around us came in later and had their food before we did) - anyway, I was pretty perturbed by my experience in this respect - to the other stuff - this is in a strip mall area in west Madison, right off the belt line, so easy access from the highway - dark and cave-like inside - they have a lot of old kitch and other crap all over the place - an obvious attempt to make it look like and old midwest neighborhood bar - it doesn’t really work - the beer selection was quite varied, with a lot of interesting styles and variations - quality, however, was just so-so - nothing bad, but nothing that wowed me - the food was average in price but was actually quite tasty (despite the fact that it took forever to get to us) - overall, even if I had had stellar service, I would have found this place merely okay - the vibe, service, and quality had me thinking, "This is the most highly-rated brewery in Madison?" - it’s an okay spot, but certainly not worthy of it’s current rating (92/100).
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
LilBeerDoctor  (349) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | October 11, 2014
An awesome brewpub in Madison. Located in a strip mall setting. Inside, it is a pretty cool place, very spacious. There is a fish tank behind the bar. Also lots of vintage memorabilia and a section of chairs/couches that look like they are from the 60s. They had some interesting beers on tap - a grodz, polotmavy, pumpkin ale, spiced pepper beer, brett BSA, etc. They also feature several Woodshed beers (I believe they brew for them?) - the coffee stout was great. And they have maybe 8 guest taps, mostly local WI beers. Standard pub menu - my lime chicken caesar salad was great. This is a place you can (and I did) spend awhile in. Highly recommended.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 17/20
Brigadier  (291) Clevelandish, Ohio | June 5, 2010
Everything about this place is a step up from JT Whitney’s (the former tenant). Unfortunately that includes the prices too but if you want great food, beer, and atmosphere it is worth a few more dollars. I wish this had been here a few years ago.

The first thing I noticed was the extensive list of local taps. Ten beers brewed on premises are available ranging from a pale ale to a heavy Belgian (10%). If that is not enough a couple more taps give you the option of sampling other local breweries like Ale Asylum or Rush River. This is a place that caters to everyone. Don’t come in expecting just your basic line up of standard beers.

The beers lived up to all my expectations and then some. If this level of quality can be maintained Vintage could give Ale Asylum and Great Dane a run for their money. The food is top notch, our waitress was very helpful, and a five ounce sample was only $1.50. Once you get a sense of which beers you like the full pints are fairly priced as well. I have no idea if there are any happy hour specials though it would not surprise me. If you are traveling through Madison make this a "must stop" destination on the way to or from Steve’s Wine.

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