*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
Visit date: 06/25/16
1) How many different beers?
12 on tap, 30ish total.
2) How long operational?
3) Why? (here, this, etc)
Experience in bar industry and brewing world got partners interested. Wanted to be near downtown.
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.
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.
The outdoor beer garden space offers additional seating and softens the edges of the industrial setting.
Inside it seems like The Brewing Projekt, even just a year in, is already close to outgrowing the space.
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.
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.
Small grain taste with a big belly. Drink this to grow up big and strong.
Eauld Alliance Scotch Ale
“Caramelty”, smooth, and boozy.
Our bartender commented on the diversity of The Brewing Projekt’s beer lineup:
“There aren’t many people taking the chances we are.”
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.