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Original Beers on Tap

Our History

The Johnsons redefined what they wanted their fifth-generation farm to be. All the buildings are the same footprint as the buildings that were there. The names are reflective of the building's original purpose. Each has the same design on the outside. Many of the original farm materials were reused. They did their best to incorporate as much family history as possible! 

The Orginial Barn
Our Favorite Pig Farmer
Building of the Tap Room
Building of the Tap Room

2019 Construction Started

The family farm has been part of Laura's family since 1861. Laura's grandparents operated the farm. Laura's father Dennis was the oldest of four brothers and took over the family farm in the 1990s after his father past. Her parents owned the farm but were not full-time farmers. Laura was born on the farm, raised pigs, and involved in 4H and FFA. Laura & Ben chose the location for the brewery and the Duesterbeck name to keep this family farm going for generations to come. Construction started with the taproom &  brewery.

2019 Taproom Opened

The Grand Opening of the Taproom was Saturday, October 24, 2019. They had 8 beers on tap! The Taproom repurposes many of the materials from the original barn. The red barn exterior materials were repurposed for the back of the taproom bar. The nonred-colored wood was used for the trim and the tables. The beams the lights hand on are from the original barn. 

The Opening of the Taproom
Outdoor Stage
Outdoor Patio

2020 Patio Opened & Stage

COVID quickly caused the Johnsons to pivot and reprioritize. They built the outdoor patio and opened over Memorial Day weekend. The new stage was completed in June 2020 just in time to kick off the summer concert series! Live Music was one way to bring the community together. It has been an important part of their business and helps encourage Ag Tourism. 

2021 Pig Barn Opened

The Pig Barn Pavilion sits where the old pig barn stood. Besides the basic exterior design, the back of the bar is all old wood from the farm as well as our old pig barn door. The Pig Barn has eight garage doors so you can feel like you are outside but are in the shade. It can be heated so they can continue to host live music regardless of weather.

The Original Pig Barn
The Pig Barn Today
Exterior of Corn Cabana
Interior of Corn Cabana

2021 Cabana

The Corn Crib Cabana opened in June of 2021. With seating for 8, this private space with shade and perfect view of the stage is now available to be reserved for you and your friends.

2021 Grainery Opened

The old grain silo was converted in the Grainery Gift Shop and opened July 2021. The gift shop features home decor, gift shop items, and brewery merchandise.

The Exterior of the Grainery Gift Shop
Duesterbeck's Merch
The Grainery Interior
Duesterbeck's Truck
Duesterbeck Cans

2021 Expansion & Deliveries

Duesterback's began canning their beers and selling at other local bars and restaurants. Soon their beer was sold in local Piggly Wiggly Stores.

2023 Creation of Hops Yard

Laura and Ben carved out one-eighth of an acre for the Pleasant View Hops Farm. Pleasant View was the original name of the family's dairy farm. For now, the hops are used on the farm. In time, they want to grow it to three acres and get into wholesale supply hops. 

Creation of the Hops Farm
Creation of the Hops Farm
Aerial View of Duesterbecks

2023 Production Facility 

The Production Facility enables them to meet increasing demand for their beers on-site, at restaurants and bars, grocery stores, and liquor stores. They continue to expand their reach across the state of Wisconsin. 

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