You have Questions, we have Answers 

Q: Where does the name Rocky Reef come from?

A: It is the name of the street that the owner Christie's Grandparents cottage is on Up North. Originally from Milwaukee, she has been coming up to her cabin every summer her whole life. The name Rocky Reef holds a lot of memories, and its a pretty cool brewery name too.

Q: When did Rocky Reef Brewing Company open?

A: We opened June 28th, 2015. 

Q: What size brewing system do you have?

A: We started out with a 1/2 barrel system called the Brew Magic by Sabco. Without any investors and not a lot of money to spend, this little system chugged its way through our first year with us. We now have a 10 barrel system and still use the Brew Magic for small test batches and fun experiments.

Q: Do you serve food?

A: We are BYOF. As in, Bring Your Own Food. Whether it's something from home or carry out and delivery, you are welcome to bring whatever you would like to eat. 

Q: Are you dog friendly?

A: We are dog friendly on our patio outside in the summer months. 

Q: Do you fill growlers? Do you fill other breweries growlers?

A: Yes to both questions!

Q: Do you have outdoor seating?

A: Yes, we have an outdoor patio in the warmer months

Q: Do you offer gift cards?

A: Yes

Q: Do you distribute your beer?

A: Yes we currently self-distribute  via kegs to several local bars and restaurants as well as Eagle River and Milwaukee. We are currently on tap at the following locations:

Thirsty Whale, Minocqua

Norwood Pines , Minocqua

Albee's Yacht Club, Minocqua

White Haven Bed & Breakfast, Minocqua

Happy's, Woodruff

Monicals Pizza, Woodruff

Slo's Pub, Arbor Vitae

Marty's Place, Arbor Vitae

Heart Two - Arbor Vitae

Sayner Pub, Sayner

Fibbers, Saint Germain

Aqualand Ale House - Boulder Junction

McGann's Pub - Boulder Junction

Chef Rene's, Eagle River

12 Pines, Eagle River

Tribute Brewing Company, Eagle River

Rhinelander Pub and Cafe, Rhinelander

Sawmill Brewing Company, Merrill 

Draft and Vessel, Shorewood

Any other questions, ask your beer tender we would love to chat. Cheers!


Rocky Reef Brewing Co.

Starting out as a labor of love in our kitchen, Rocky Reef Brewing Company is our dream come true. We love beers and if you do too, you've come to the right place! We brew in-house, several varieties of our own hand-crafted seasonal ales, porters and stouts. 


If you're looking for big-name, nationally and internationally marketed commercial beers, you're in the wrong place. We don't have any, but the grocery store is just down the street. 

The tasting room is a fun place to try out our beers, chat with friends, and play some games. We also sell Rocky Reef Gear and are filling growlers and crowlers for beer to go.


Monday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Thursday 4:00pm - 9:00pm

Friday 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Saturday 12:00pm - 10:00pm

Sunday 12:00pm - 6:00pm