Dave’s BrewFarm

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

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.

Dave's BrewFarm

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. 

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Sconnie Pride

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It’s no secret that we have a deep-rooted love for Wisconsin. Why else would we call our blog “Sconnie Sisters”? I’ve even been thinking about getting a Wisconsin tattoo for years… just haven’t pulled the trigger because I can’t decide where to get inked. 

For years, I’ve been scouring the Internet, rummage sales and thrift shops for things that scream “Wisconsin”. I’ve collected some of my favorites here. You can see even more on my “Sconnie” Board on Pinterest.

Source: Drink Local Wisconsin Bottle Opener, $40 on Etsy
Drink Local Wisconsin Bottle Opener, $40 

I open all my beers with this bottle opener.

Drink Wisconsinably T-Shirt, $18
Drink Wisconsinably T-Shirt, $18

A truer shirt was never made.

Milwaukee is for beer lovers, $3.50
Milwaukee is for beer lovers, $3.50

Great card! I actually received this card for my birthday last year.

Wisconsin Coasters, $35
Wisconsin Coasters, $35
Laser cut Wisconsin coasters, $35
Laser cut Wisconsin coasters, $35

Both sets of coasters are pretty darn cool. I’d love to add them to my collection. *cough cough*

Wisconsin shaped cutting board, $48
Wisconsin shaped cutting board, $48

This cutting board is great! You might have seen it in my guacamole hummus recipe photos. The artist will customize the placement of the heart, too!

Wisconsin Cast Iron Skillet, $125
Wisconsin Cast Iron Skillet, $125

I want this if for no other reason than to make Wisconsin-shaped cornbread.

I Heart Wisconsin necklace, $55
I Heart Wisconsin necklace, $55

I have this necklace and wear it multiple times a week!

Wisconsin State, solid sterling silver necklace, $58
Wisconsin State, solid sterling silver necklace, $58

Here’s another variation of the state-shaped necklace.

Wooden Wisconsin HOME sign, $35
Wooden Wisconsin HOME sign, $35
Love Wisconsin, $39
Love Wisconsin, $39
Wisconsin State Map Home, $30
Wisconsin State Map Home, $30

I would love to have any of these signs hanging up in my apartment. I bet I could actually make something similar. Hmmm… future blog post?

Represent t-shirt, $25
Represent t-shirt, $25

This might have to be my next ‘Sconnie apparel purchase! REPRESENT.

Wisconsin Home T-shirt, $21.95
Wisconsin Home T-shirt, $21.95

This will have to be the next one purchased.

Made Locally, $15
Made Locally, $15

If I ever find myself pregnant, I will buy this onesie in every size. It’s hilarious. The shop also offers variations including “Native,” “Someone in Wisco <3’s Me,” and “Oh, Yah!”  

Wisconsin Cookie Cutter, $2.25
Wisconsin Cookie Cutter, $2.25

If you think I don’t already have one of these, you’re crazy.

Wisconsin Cloth Napkins, $28
Wisconsin Cloth Napkins, $28

These will have to join my ever-growing collection of cloth napkins soon!

Wisconsin State Pillow, $58.50
Wisconsin State Pillow, $58.50

This would be such a cute wedding gift!

Vintage cheese tin
Vintage cheese tin

Here’s an awesome vintage cheese wheel tin I found on Etsy. I have it on display on top of my dining room hutch. Speaking of cheese, here’s another Etsy find currently on display in my living room:

boxFor as many awesome Sconnie items I’ve found, there has been some equally un-awesome items as well. See what I mean on my “Bad Sconnie” Pinterest Board.

What’s your favorite state pride product? (Doesn’t have to be Wisconsin). Share links to your favorites in the comments below!