Last Sunday, Matt and I met a couple of friends at Dave’s BrewFarm in Wilson , WI. It is only about an hour from the Twin Cities…and I have to say it is a rad lil brewery.
Dave’s BrewFarm is a brewery on a farm. It was a pretty awesome experience, as I have never been to a brewery with such a set up. Dave’s BrewFarm is a small brewery that promotes sustainable business practices and is even wind-powered. On top of that, Dave had some great beer. He had 8 beers on tap, including a session, an IPA, a stout, a sour and a few others. They all had clever names too, however I forgot to write them down or take a picture of them, so you’ll have to take my word for it. With a lot of Dave’s beers he takes a classic beer and puts his own personal spin on it. Matt and I did a flight of all the taps, and I have to say I liked all of the beers. While we are easy to please, we know good beer when we taste it.
Matt and I were able to talk to Dave and his wife, Pam. They are some pretty awesome people. I always love talking to the owners of breweries and restaurants. Not only do you get a more personal experience, but it is nice knowing the people behind the business. Pam also runs a CSA from their farm, so some of the herbs and other ingredients that is put in their beer are grown right there on their land.
Any day at a brewery is a good day, however it was beautiful Sunday. One of the first warm days of spring. It’s nice to get away from the city and enjoy the sunshine and fresh country air. I look forward to heading back to Dave’s BrewFarm soon.
Oh, and the friends we met. Well, one of them is the chef and owner of The Gray House in Minneapolis. Let me tell you, if your chef friend offers to bring “snacks.” Always say yes.