Sprecher’s is famous for its Wisconsin honey-sweetened root beer, but its other housemade sodas put local crops like Door County cherries and Wisconsin Rapids cranberries to yummy use as well. The beers are great, too—Hefe Weiss may just be the ideal adult thirst-quencher on a hot summer day.
These brews and sodas influence a gastropub-style food menu that includes smart pairing suggestions. German offerings like the Black Bavarian dark lager are a natural fit for sauerbraten over spaetzle ($16), and the IPA2 matches perfectly with bangers and mash ($14). Warm soft pretzel sticks ($8) arrive with a generous three dips, including a tangy root beer mustard. From among the crispy beer-dough flatbreads, we love the beef short-rib version with caramelized onions ($11), and the BBQ chicken looks mighty fine with Gouda, cilantro and Sprecher’s barbecue sauce. Hearty appetites should consider the zippy jambalaya packed with tender shrimp and sausage ($17) or the best-selling 'Sconnie burger—a beef patty, a brat patty, sauerkraut, bacon and beer mustard on a pretzel roll with pub fries for $12. For young customers, Sprecher’s offers a $5 children’s menu of kid-friendly favorites such as grilled cheese, pizza and chicken strips.
Save room for dessert, Sprecher’s creative soda sorbets and “beer pops” make a tasty and fun finale.