Warehouse vibe but comfy inside. Service was very passive but friendly. Small crowd, obviously all regulars. Bunch of beers on tap. Lots of styles. Generally well executed and enjoyable. Beers tend on the rustic side. Flight of 6 was $14... looks like about 24 ounces total. Small food menu, pretzel was tasty. Tad bit pricy. Overall very nice, but probably not worth going too far out of your way.
Always a great place to stop and have a few beers. There’s isn’t really anything there but the beer, which isn’t a complaint. Its nice to sit down and imbibe and talk without a million idiots or some club dj banging out the hits. The food is good as well, especially the cheese and fruit tray. A weekly stop.
nuplastikk (46) Madison, Wisconsin | September 28, 2013| Updated October 1, 2013
In an industrial lot. Nice open aired spot, window above the bar where you can look in at the brewery. The beers are a little expensive for WI (4.75 a pint, 6.00 or so for snifter pours of bigger stuff). No happy hour. Mediocre beers for the most part, though there are some hidden gems here and there, the Toil and Trouble being one of them. Worth a stop.
Not easily accessible, place doesnt really stand out either. The "recycled" bar and lights are great but the place overall feels and looks ’unfinished’. Comfy bar stools. The place lacks an atmosphere. They are a newer brewpub yet so Im looking forward to see how they develop. Beers are solid, imaginative, and clearly made with passion, but a little rough around the edges compared to other more established places.
As previously mentioned, it is a little off the beaten path. I visited on a weekend night during March Madness. There was a fairly large crowd that night, but most of them were there for a private birthday party. There were several seats available at the bar. They have quite a few of their beers on draft, which were all good. There are several hold-overs from the Grumpy Troll days including Jorge, which kicked while we were there (it was very popular). The staff was friendly. We had fun watching the first weekend of March Madness, including a last second Marquette victory. Overall, a pretty cool place to visit, despite being a little hard to find.
You will probably get lost trying to find this place; particularly in snow. Trust their website and not Google or Apple maps. Fun space for watching football and having several beers. Huge tap list of their own beers plus a couple guests. Brewer was tending bar. Couldn’t ask for much more. One of the more impressive red ales I’ve had.
Stopped in on a Sunday afternoon. Greeted by Mark as we approached the bar. Got the chance to talk with him in between him helping other customers. Very open feel to the place, lots of room to get comfortable. 9 of their own offerings on tap with two or three local guest taps. This man brews some unique beers! Menu was limited but a decent value and the food was solid. A flight, 2 pints and 2 sandwiches for under $30! A bit off the beaten path but worth the drive.
Stopped in this past Sunday around 1 pm and the place was empty. That was cool though because Mark came over and talked to us for about 15 minutes or so, sounds like he has some pretty cool things planned in the next few months. The place has a nice feel and there is plenty of seating, beer is priced well. Worth the stop for sure.
Have stopped a number of times. A bit off the beaten path, but worth seeking out. Nice feel on inside, nice bar area. Mark always up for talking about what’s all going on. Quality brews with increasing selection now that they can brew on premise. Wish these guys the best and hopefully a solid new brewery for the state.
Great new place in Wisco with a legendary brewer from the neighborhood. All six beers were high quality. I can’t wait until they start brewing even more offerings. Owners were super friendly and talked us through their entire process of becoming a brewery. Great people. Great beer. Can’t wait to try the food.