The Garage Bikes + Brews is an unlikely combination that just works. Part bike shop, part tap room, with a little brewing going on in the corner, the space has a funky and casual vibe that makes you feel right at home. Collaborations with local expert homebrewers generate unique brews that are exclusive to The Garage, although you’ll also find several regional craft beers on the menu whose names you’re sure to recognize. Check their website for a schedule of live entertainment and food trucks.
Rush River Brewery is a name craft beer loves will recognize. Rush River’s beers are distributed throughout Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. From their humble beginnings in a barn above Maiden Rock back in 2004, Master Brewer, Nick Anderson and his team have grown the brewery into a full-fledged production facility and their reputation in the craft beer world. The taproom is spacious and friendly and brewery tours are available. Follow along on Facebook to see regular events hosted at the brewery including new brew release parties, Thursday night Farmers Markets in summer, Food Truck Friday, and more.
Your last destination, and Pierce County’s second winery, is Belle Vinez. A visit to this winery feels more like Nappa Valley than Wisconsin. A family-owned and operated winery, the wine selection is a blend of imported and northern climate grapes, bottled and named after favorite family pursuits and memories. You’ve put on a lot of miles and it’s time to relax. Take in a wine tasting, then enjoy a glass of your favorite at a bistro table on the piazza overlooking the vineyard or with an artisan brick oven pizza in the Belle Vinez lounge.