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Open from 11am to bar time, 7 days a week (excluding some holidays). Lunch and dinner served from 11am to 10pm.
We are frequently asked “How did you decide to open a brewpub?” and “How were you able to do it?”, and quite honestly, the answer is simple- Family & Friends! Oh, pardon me. I shouldn’t forget to mention, as most fine Wisconsin folk do, we enjoy good food and beer, and you bet that has something to do with it. But, if you really want to know a little bit more please feel free to read on.
So, in 2002, Brittany, Trent & Mark Kraemer opened Vintage Spirits & Grill (VSG) on the corner of University & Frances near the UW-Madison campus. In the following years, opening a brewpub was a popular topic during many a family get together when experience brewer Scott Manning made his way back home from California for the holidays. In 2009, it appeared the family was going to make good on their comments to Scott about “bringing him home”. An opportunity arose in a vacant former brewpub location. Mark, Trent, Brittany, and Scott, along with long time VSG employees Mike Bridges and Bryan Manning, quickly put their wide variety of talents to work, secured the current location for our brewpub, and got busy. A creative culinary team was brought in, including Andrew Hurst, and our crew set about creating a restaurant and brewery that features both excellent made-from-scratch food and outstanding hand crafted beers. With the help of numerous family members and great friends, Vintage Brewing Co. opened in January of 2010, and we served our first house brewed beer in February of 2010.
In 2013, we began working on a new project- Woodshed Ale House! We are super excited to be operating this little craft beer bar in a historic building in downtown Sauk City. Woodshed Ale House serves select beers brewed specially here at Vintage just for Woodshed, and of course, using local ingredients when possible. Although we won’t have space for a full kitchen at Woodshed, you can still enjoy something tasty to eat! Woodshed Ale House serves VBC Signature Pizzas, pre-made by hand here at Vintage, served piping hot from the oven. If you have ever visited us late at night and enjoyed one of our hand-made pizzas off of our Late Night Menu, you know you wont be disappointed. We hope to see you there sometime soon, and if you would like to provide input for what type of brews you’d like to see served, or just ask a general question, feel free to visit/message us on our Woodshed Ale House Facebook page.