Stay warm this winter with the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective. Grab a seat at a brewery or in a winery (whichever you prefer) and sip on a seasonal drink. From a tasty glass of wine at Sunset Point Winery to a Point Bock Run-inspired beer at the Stevens Point Brewery, you can be sure to find the perfect taste for a winter sip.Header photo by Thousand Lumens
Central Waters Brewing Co.
Winter is made for sipping Central Waters barrel-aged brews, known for their sustainability (and free tours), but you can't visit this brewery without checking out what's new. At the moment, you'll find Silver Mango Wheat Ale, Brewhouse Coffee Stout, Tomorrow River Helles, and Octoberfest Lager on their seasonal line-up, plus an impressive list of Pilot/Experimental options.
Stevens Point Brewery
Just can't wait for the Point Bock Run? Now you don't have to by grabbing a Point Bock Beer this season. With toasty malt sweetness, full-bodied flavor, and a rich roasted aroma, you're gonna want to grab this drink while you can! Stop in the Point Brewery for a tour and tasting or check out their Point Patio when the weather warms up.
Sunset Point Winery
For a sweeter taste, grab a glass of the Blackberry Midnight wine at Sunset Point Winery. Take a seat in the swinging chairs in the tasting room and sip on a tasty glass that is merlot infused with blackberries that produce an easy-drinking sweet red wine. Want more? Check out locally grown grapes from Rock Ridge Vineyard, in Polka Stomp.
O'so Brewing Co.
Try one of the latest releases from O'so Brewing - Liquifornication. This beer brings the flavor by mixing chocolate and raspberry in stout form. Grab one from the tap room, which is also home to their in-house kitchen, Amore, serving up delicious food including soft pretzels, sandwiches and pizza. Pair beer and food with live music, comedy, trivia, and other fun events held regularly.
Made for the winter season, take a sip from a Brown 25 North from McZ's Brewpub. The drink is a delicious brown ale with a sweet blend of rich malts and hops. Surround yourself with the warm ambiance at McZ's and don't forget to try one of their mouthwatering pizzas!
District 1 Brewing
This spot is a perfect winter hang-out, offering a beer hall feel with plenty of room and lots of games. When it comes to beer, District 1 has a deep bench of brews to try, from their popular French Toast stout to the Apple Pie sour. Head in to try Goal Caulfield! an American pale ale in collaboration with Cole Caufield, a hockey player with local roots.
Great Northern Distilling
Cozy up this winter with the upscale bar at Great Northern Distilling - now located in downtown Stevens Point! Find carefully crafted cocktails perfect for a snowy day like their classic GND Old Fashioned that even includes Tapped maple syrup.
Plan to visit the Central Wisconsin Craft Collective partners, with the Craft Pass - a free digital passport with exclusive discounts and prizes. Then, join the fun! Be sure to tag your photos using #StevensPointArea and include @StevensPointArea on Instagram for a chance to be featured.