*This is the sixty-eighth post in an on-going chronicle dubbed the Great Wisconsin Brewery Tour. Follow the journey here.*
Leatherhead Brewing Company
875 Lombardi Ave
Green Bay, WI 54304
Visit date: 07/16/16
1) How many different beers?
6 on tap.
2) How long operational?
Brewing in-house since spring 2016.
3) Why? (here, this, etc)
Owners love the area and dreamed of opening a bar; they had a cousin with experience as a brewmaster.
5) What sets you apart?
“We’re all so friendly, we all know beer well.”
6) How did you get your name?
Homage to Packers using leather football helmets years ago.
That up thar is the Holy Land, Lambeau Field. My camera may be a bit misleading, but I was standing about a 10 minute walk from the entrance to this magical stadium in the parking lot of Leatherhead Brewing Company. Can it get better than Packers and fresh beer?
Once inside you can choose between a regular bar on your right or a large seating area on your left; but it’s really a choice between being served or serving yourself, because most of the tables and booths have their own self-pour taps.
We opted for a seat at the classic bar, and are glad we did. Leatherhead is big, open, and airy, and our bartender and the other waitstaff filled it with jovial voices and friendly banter. Our bartender in even showed us his personal trick: pouring us all 6 tasters in one movement.
Pritty Pritty Witty Witbier
Banana-forward, with a clean, crisp finish.
Charlie Mopps English Ale
Old-timey, musky; like drinking a British pub ale.
Mash Gordon APA
A woody character with distinct hop notes.
Booster Seat Belgian Pale Ale
Hoppy to be sure, but fruity enough to be at home with the Belgians.
Tripel Aught American Amber
Deceiving name: a solid, classic amber.
Full Beard Stout
“Stouty”. Caramel with a bite.
Talking with other patrons and workers, Leatherhead has a young, fun feel to it. Between the dining area and the shiny, exposed brew kettles in the middle of the building, it’s clear they’ve invested a lot in the space.
With the unbeatable location and house-brewed beers, there’s no doubt that Leatherhead Brewing company is on it’s way to becoming a go-to Packer fan destination.