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Ahnapee Brewery Tap Room Now Open!

July 22nd, 2013 by Brad Schmiling

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Ahnapee Brewery first opened its doors in 1868 in the city of Ahnapee, now named Algoma. Bohemian immigrants brought skilled craftsmen to erect Kewaunee County’s first sizable building. Beers were produced under the supervision of the head brewmaster, Henry Schmiling (the great- great-great-great uncle of the current owners). The Civil War veteran sold barrels of beer by horse and sleigh, rail and the schooner, “Whisky Pete.” Schmiling’s Ahnapee Lager was known far and wide for its Wisconsin-made quality. Hops blight put the original brewery out of business in 1886. A new chapter in the brewery’s history began in July. Fueled by the dreams of our General Manager and Head Brewer, Nick Calaway, we’re picking up where Henry left off. This time small craft batches of full-flavored beers with aging potential will be served for limited hours.

Right now, we’re open from 2 pm. to 8 pm on Fridays and noon to 8 pm on Saturdays. Beer on tap: Ahnapee Lager, Little Soldier Amber, Bavarian Dunkel, German Style IPA. On deck: Chocolate Milk Stout, Bavarian Helles.
While the brewery is located five miles out of Algoma and not open to the public, the tap room is located at 105 Navarino Street just two doors east of the winery.



Please come visit us soon!

18 thoughts on “Ahnapee Brewery Tap Room Now Open!

  1. Bob schuessler

    My daughter and I stopped for a pint on 9/7. It was the perfect end to a four hike on the Ahnapee Trail. Great brew, your host was a gentleman, a guide and a true blessing.

    And I recommend beer to refresh parched, hungry hikers. Looking forward to a ‘trailhead’ themed beer.

    Loved the visit and planning many returns.

  2. Jer&Tam

    A friend recommended we stop by. What a treat ! Friendly staff Fun atmosphere. Great beers ! Thanks !

  3. Burnell Breaker

    Where else are your beers available besides the tap room?

    1. Brad Schmiling

      Hello Burnell,
      Our beer is available in a number of Algoma bars and eateries and two Green Bay locations. We’re hoping to add more locations this summer. All on tap; not bottled beer out there yet!
      So far we’re in Stadium Bar & Grill, S & K’s Food and Spirits, Steelhead Saloon, Skaliwags, Reds Pub and Grill, Algoma Pizza Bowl, Adams Street Pub (Green Bay), and The Libertine (Green Bay).

  4. Mary

    A friend picked up a growler of the chocolate mild stout. Delicious!! We will be stopping in soon to try others when we are in the area.

    1. vonstiehl

      Hi Dave,
      We brew the beer in the old Carnival Gurnsey Dairy about six miles NW of Algoma. Hope you have enjoyed it!

  5. Craig Schultz

    Hey Brad, My neighbors have a guy group called the Stout Boys whose mission is to explore beer locally. We will be in Algoma on Sat. About 3:45, hope all is well with you and you family. Looking forward to the brew.Craig Schultz

    1. vonstiehl

      That’s sounds like a noble mission! I let the bar tenders know that you and your boys were headed south. Be sure to try our flagship beer, Two Stall. It’s a chocolate milk stout. Have a great time!

  6. Donna

    My husband and I stopped for a brew on September 5th. We fell in love with Starter Fluid. We took a growler home and unfortunately it is all gone. The bartender was very friendly and the pretzels and homemade mustard also good. We will be back. Thank you .

    1. vonstiehl

      Hi Anne, We are selling shirts that say “I’ll Be in the Garage”. A new batch of sweatshirts should be here soon!

  7. Keary Bilka

    Your chocolate milk stout is fantastic. Nice to have it available on tap in Manitowoc at Ryan’s on York and not far away in Osman at the Smiling Moose-great for the blues there on most Sunday afternoons.

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