Wisconsin Beer

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Today in 1848, Wisconsin became the 30th state.

Wisconsin
State_Wisconsin

Wisconsin Breweries

Wisconsin Brewery Guides

Guild: Wisconsin Brewers Guild

State Agency: Wisconsin Department of Revenue

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  • Capital: Madison
  • Largest Cities: Milwaukee, Madison, Green Bay, Kenosha, Racine
  • Population: 5,363,675; 18th
  • Area: 65503 sq.mi., 23rd
  • Nickname: Badger State
  • Statehood: 13th, May29, 1848

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  • Alcohol Legalized: December 5, 1933
  • Number of Breweries: 101
  • Rank: 5th
  • Beer Production: 5,042,825
  • Production Rank: 12th
  • Beer Per Capita: 27.8 Gallons

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Package Mix:

  • Bottles: 32.9%
  • Cans: 50.7%
  • Kegs: 15.8%

Beer Taxes:

  • Per Gallon: $0.07
  • Per Case: $0.15
  • Tax Per Barrel (24/12 Case): $2.00
  • Draught Tax Per Barrel (in Kegs): $2.00

Economic Impact (2010):

  • From Brewing: $1,032,177,290
  • Direct Impact: $2,484,025,728
  • Supplier Impact: $1,877,442,260
  • Induced Economic Impact: $1,724,136,014
  • Total Impact: $6,085,604,002

Legal Restrictions:

  • Control State: No
  • Sale Hours: On Premises: 6 a.m-2 a.m. Sunday–Thursday, 2:30 a.m. Friday–Saturday, no closing time on New Year’s Day.
    Off Premises: 8 a.m.–12 midnight for beer (some counties and municipalities only allow sales until 9 p.m. for beer), 8 a.m.–9 p.m. for liquor and wine
  • Grocery Store Sales: Yes
  • Notes: Wisconsin permits the consumption of alcohol by minors, provided they are being supervised by parents/guardians/spouses. Most municipalities have a uniform 9 p.m. restriction on all alcohol sales. Notable exceptions: La Crosse, Maple Bluff (near Madison), Baraboo (near the Dells). Supermarkets, liquor stores, and gas stations may sell liquor, wine, and beer.

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Data complied, in part, from the Beer Institute’s Brewer’s Almanac 2010, Beer Serves America, the Brewers Association, Wikipedia and my World Factbook. If you see I’m missing a brewery link, please be so kind as to drop me a note or simply comment on this post. Thanks.

For the remaining states, see Brewing Links: United States.

Comments

  1. first stater says

    “Wisconsin permits the consumption of alcohol by minors, provided they are being supervised by parents/guardians/spouses. ”

    How dare they allow parents/guardians/spouses do their duty and sanely introduce alcohol to their children.

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