*This is the sixty-fifth post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.*

The Brewing Projekt
2000 N Oxford Ave
Eau Claire, WI 54703
(715) 214-3728
Visit date: 06/25/16

Quick Hits:
1) How many different beers?
12 on tap, 30ish total.

2) How long operational?
April 2015.

3) Why? (here, this, etc)
Experience in bar industry and brewing world got partners interested. Wanted to be near downtown.

4) Distribution?
Bars and grocery stores nearby.

5) What sets you apart?
Unique variety of beer.

6) How did you get your name?
The brewing of such diverse beers will forever be a project. Add the “k” for additional flavor.

The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire. All photos by Joe Powell.

The Brewing Projekt in Eau Claire. All photos by Joe Powell.

Patience, perseverance, and a lowercase “k” all contributed to Eau Claire’s The Brewing Projekt finally getting their brewery and tap room open in an industrial part of town. They’ve spent that last 1+ operational years churning out some of Wisconsin’s most diverse beers in artistic tall-boys.

You can drink your fresh beers in their own hop garden.

You can drink your fresh beers in their own hop garden.

The outdoor beer garden space offers additional seating and softens the edges of the industrial setting.

It's a tight space inside.

It’s a tight space inside.

Inside it seems like The Brewing Projekt, even just a year in, is already close to outgrowing the space.

Time to make friends.

Time to make friends.

But tuck in at the bar or at a table next to a new friend, and order from one of the more interesting beer portfolios you’ll encounter.

That's a crowler machine in the background, folks.

That’s a crowler machine in the background, folks.

GunPowder IPA
Heavy-handed hops set against a backdrop of citrus zest.

IPZ (Bavarian Zwickelbier and American IPA)
Hop residuals after starting with a small burst of wheat-flavor.

The Stolen Mile Lemon/Basil Ale
Take the juice out of a Summer Shandy and you’re left with this beer: summer in a glass.

East Meet West Ginger Tripel
Light in color, dark in ginger spice; a danger with its high ABV.

Farmhouse Lager
Small grain taste with a big belly. Drink this to grow up big and strong.

Eauld Alliance Scotch Ale
“Caramelty”, smooth, and boozy.

The starting lineup.

The starting lineup.

Our bartender commented on the diversity of The Brewing Projekt’s beer lineup:

“There aren’t many people taking the chances we are.”

Teddy would applaud the will to keep on (drinking).

Teddy would applaud the will to keep on (drinking).

The Brewing Projekt shows no signs of slowing down; it seems no matter what obstacle gets put in their path, quality, imaginative beer still comes flowing out the door.

Mind your spell check.

Mind your spell check.

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