Breweries, Wineries, and Distilleries

The greater Wausau area is home to numerous microbreweries, wine makers, and distillers of spirits.  When you’re ready to relax with an afternoon beverage or spend an evening checking out the nightlife, consider exploring our local hand-crafted brewers and distillers.   

Whether your taste buds prefer the styles of German brewing, artisan ales and lagers, or hoppy IPAs, Wausau/Central Wisconsin offers tasty regional craft beers. RedEye, Whitewater, Bull Falls, Mosinee, Great Dane, Sawmill offer amazing brews.

Wine lovers will be delighted with the delicious selection of over 30 house-made wines to sample and purchase at local wine producer, Lil’ Ole Winemaker Shoppe in Wausau.  Vino Latte in Wausau and Weston curates a fine selection of wines from around the world, and offers wine tasting and samplings, and sells wine by the glass or bottle.

Downtown Wausau’s Timekeeper Distillery distills and sells high-quality Rye, Bourbon, Vodka, and Gin by the glass or bottle.   Relax with signature cocktails at their bar within the historic Wausau Depot train station. The area's newest distillery, Knowlton House, is just a short drive from Wausau. Their unique distilling process crafts spirits from milk sugars. In addition to delicious craft cocktails and spirits, they offer a tasty food menu perfectly accompanying any drink with an unbeatable atmosphere. 


Lil Ole Winemaker is Central Wisconsin’s wine headquarters with over 30 handcrafted…