*This is the seventeenth post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.*
841 E Milwaukee Street
Whitewater, WI 53190
Visit date: 07/31/15
1) How many different beers?
5 total, all on tap
2) How long operational?
New owner turned Randy’s Fun Hunters into the current 841 in February 2015.
3) Why? (here, this, etc)
Owner comes from a restaurateur family, and kept the existing brewing equipment going.
Only served on-site
5) What sets you apart?
Customer service and their house beers are big local draws.
6) How did you get your name?
841 is the address of the building.
841 Brewhouse, though new in name and ownership, has been a local Whitewater gathering place for some time (then known as Randy’s Fun Hunter’s, a decidedly-creepier name). Earlier this year an enterprising new owner took over and revamped the experience, but decided to keep brewing. Arriving around dinner time, you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know that this sports bar and restaurant also brews beer. The place is spacious, with a large bar and games-of-chance area, outdoor patio, banquet hall, and formal seating. In a corner of the bar sits the brewing area, enclosed by glass.
Though they may not draw attention to the brewing kettles, 841 keeps their brews front and center behind the bar.
As we sat down for dinner, we ordered a flight of their five house brews (naturally). All five beers were notably “drinkable” and smooth.
Fantastic; perfect balance of Stout taste and drink-ability.
Very light, lacked the banana and clove I expected.
Any-day, all-day Amber. I really could knock back a few of these in a row.
An intriguing brew, with just a hint of rye in an otherwise Kolsch-type beer.
Medium hops-taste, but lingering hops-bite.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t note that the food was delicious and the restaurant was appropriately packed for a Friday night; but I was happy to see (and taste) that they’re obviously still putting the effort into their beers, all five of which were tasty and well-brewed. 841 Brewhouse: Come for the Beer, Stay for the Food (and more beer).