There aren’t many better ways to spend a weekend than sampling the craft beers and spirits created by the four unique breweries and new distillery in the Stevens Point area.
Start your weekend trip at Point Brewery, one of the oldest continuously operating breweries in the country. Tours at the brewery occur daily Monday through Sunday, so there are plenty of opportunities to see this historic brewery in action. Be sure to call ahead and make a reservation before visiting!
Next, head to Amherst to visit Central Waters Brewing Company, which offers free tours at 5pm on Fridays and 3pm on Saturdays. When you’re done with the tour, sample the latest seasonal releases in their tap room.
Looking for a bite to eat after your craft beer excursion? Try some of the nearby dining options, including Ambrosia Pub & Grill in Amherst or Two Lakes Restaurant in Almond.
Kick up your feet and rest at one of the Stevens Point Area’s great lodging properties and get some rest before Day 2 of your tour.
On Saturday, you can tour Plover’s O’so Brewing Company at 1pm and 2pm. The $5 tour charge is donated to a different charity every month and gets you a beer token for any O'so beer during or after the tour. And when you’re done, you’re just across the road from Great Northern Distilling. The distillery has tours on Saturdays at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm. If you have a group larger than 10, make sure to give them a call to book a reservation! Stop by the tour early to grab your choice of a cocktail beforehand.
In the Plover area, don’t miss the fine dining at [a-soshel] or the expansive beer list at Mikey’s Neighborhood Bar & Grill.
There are several don’t-miss brewery events throughout the year. Be sure to check these out if you’re in town:
- Point Bock Run, March
- Boomin’ Brewery Bash, April
- Plo-toberfest, September