For craft beer lovers, Waunakee will soon become a destination.
A new pub, Brews Brothers, plans to open in July or August, adding Waunakee as another location to the Weston pub and restaurant and the Junction Road Brews Brothers to open May 15.
Owner Steven Day said he believes Waunakee is “a very intriguing” area, and he has several friends here, including David May, owner of May Vision Center, who owns the N. Century Avenue lot Brews Brothers plans to build on.
“This area is really thirsty for this,” Day said.
Day added that he also liked the location near the golf course with several new subdivisions under construction.
Day and his business partner are planning for the Waunakee pub to be similar to the others, with several dozen craft beers on tap and a variety of burgers on the menu. But Waunakee’s location will offer more beer choices, he said.
“Starting in Waunakee, we will be expanding to 64 (tap) lines,” Day said.
About eight to 12 beers will rotate on a weekly basis, Day added.
“My attractions bring more people the area. People like diversity,” Day said.
Brews Brothers also works with local venders as much as possible, featuring Wisconsin brands such as Ale Asylum, Karben4, Capital Brewing and Wisconsin Brewing Company. At their Junction Road location, they will use Jacobson Brothers as the meat vender and Copps Foods for other products, Day said.
“Likewise in Waunakee, we would work with a local butcher and a local baker,” Day added.
The restaurant will seat 80 inside with an outdoor patio for up to 50 people.
“It will have the biggest beer garden of all the pubs,” Day added.
It will employ 25 workers, Day said.
Day said the pub will cater to business men and women and families.
“There will be no pool table or juke boxes. It’s just a great place for people to come have a burger and enjoy a craft beer,” Day added.