After our stop at The Mustard Museum in Mt. Horeb we went right up the block to the Grumpy Troll Brew Pub.
Located in a neat old building, the interior is modern and family/meal oriented. There is a nice wrap around bar a bit away from the seating, however no smoking. The staff was super friendly and we even spoke with the brewmaster. Their food was good, not great. We ordered some fried cheese curds, but they were beer battered instead of breaded and it just didn’t cut it in my book. (The best can be found at Clearwater Harbor in Waupaca, Wisconsin.) The beer was great, however.
(clockwise from bottom left) Trolls Gold Lager, some kind of ale. . , Trailside Wheat, English Brown, Rye Bock, Red-Eyed Troll, Imperial Stout (It is entirely possible that I have mis-remembered this list.).
Best of all, the beers are $3 a pint and $1.50 a pint during happy hour! (Which I believe runs from 4-9pm). Up above you see the sampler that Harold purchased for around $6.00 in order to sample them all.
I wish I had a cheap, friendly, and tasty real brew pub near me. Mt. Horeb seems to be a good place.
Stay tuned for the last part of our Wisconsin Odyssey.