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Tap Room

Authenticity untapped.

What better way to enjoy the distinct, masterful taste of Central Waters brews than right at the source, amid sweet brewing aromas and floor-to-ceiling tanks fermenting thousands of future sips.

  Tap Room








Free Brewery Tours

Experience what goes into making the dozens of authentically distinct craft brews fans like you have come to crave. From brewery beginnings to barrel-aged perfection


Tap Talks

Grab a brew and talk nature preservation and wildlife conservation with university professors, TV/film experts and others who have inside knowledge about topics impacting our Midwest waters, lands and skies.

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Do you serve food?

We do not serve food. However, you are welcome to bring food in with you. We also have a food truck here from the beginning of April through the end of October. Chef C’s Munchie Mobile is always a hit and serves a variety of appetizers. Visit them on Facebook for menu options. We do have a variety of flavored popcorn for sale.

Where can I find your tap list?

Our tap list is powered by Untappd and updated on a weekly basis. You can find our tap list, along with beer info (ABV and IBU) and pricing, on our Facebook page (listed under the Beer List to the left of the screen), or right here.

Do you fill growlers?

We fill growlers of select styles. We will fill any 64-oz. growler that fits under our tap and we also offer a 32oz Crowler! Visit our tap list to see pricing and availability on growler and Crowler fills.

I can’t find your beer. Can you ship me product?

Unfortunately, we cannot ship directly to consumer.

Do you take reservations?

Unfortunately, we do not. Looking for a spot for a group? We have a room that is attached to our taproom available for rent. We require a non-refundable deposit of $200 to reserve the room, and $168 of the deposit is credited toward your drink bill. We do not provide wait staff or food but you are welcomed to have catering brought in. Our room accommodates about 50 people. Please call the brewery at 715-824-2739 for more information.

Do you allow Children? Pets?

Our facility is family friendly. Anyone under 21 is welcomed at the brewery and on our tour if they are accompanied by a parent or a legal guardian.  It is our policy to only serve alcohol to people if they are 21 or over. Our taproom is not pet-friendly, but you are welcome to have your pet accompany you in the outdoor beer garden.

Do you serve mixed drinks?

We do not serve mixed drinks. However, aside from the products featured on our tap list, we do offer a variety of wines and organic soda, as well as Point Root beer in bottles.

How do I buy Black Gold?

Black Gold is an annual beer release in conjunction with our River Run and Amherst Beer Fest. You MUST have a ticket to purchase Black Gold bottles. Information is posted on tickets a couple of months prior to the festival so please watch our Website and Facebook page for information regarding that event.

When is your annual River Run and Beer Fest? When is your anniversary party.

Our River Run is typically held during the first weekend of October. You can look for information regarding the event in the months leading up to October on our Facebook page and our website

Our anniversary party is usually held on the last Saturday in January. Information regarding that event will be posted in the months leading up to the event.

Can you send me some swag?

While we do not send out swag, we can send you a few stickers! Please send a self-addressed envelope with a stamp on it to:

Central Waters Brewing Company
351 Allen Street
Amherst, WI 54406

We do NOT send out labels.

If interested in apparel and merchandise, please visit our Online Store

Do you sell your used wooden barrels?

Yes we sell our used barrels for $75 apiece. The price goes down to $60 if you buy between 50-100 barrels at a time, and down to $55 apiece if you buy over 100 at a time.

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