Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Downtown location in Madison, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Downtown location in Madison, Wisconsin

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company

Founded in 1994 as a brewpub in Madison, The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company is known for its wide variety of craft-brewed ales and lagers. Today, they have five brewpubs throughout the Madison area, and popularity continues to grow for their craft beers and made-from-scratch pub fare. The award-winning brewpub currently brews 18 different varieties of beer.

History

The Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company was established by college friends Eliot Butler and Rob LoBreglio. The two dreamed of starting a Brewpub that offered many varieties of house-brewed ales and lagers and hearty made-from-scratch pub fare to accompany the beers. The original Downtown location opened in November 1994 and expanded with the addition of a pool hall in 1996. The wild success of the first Great Dane led to the decision to open more pubs in the Madison area.

The Fitchburg Great Dane began operations in 2002 and the Hilldale pub followed in 2006. In 2009, the Hilldale pub expanded its brewery and opened a 4,000 sq. ft. pool hall. Additionally, in May of 2009, the first Great Dane outside of the Madison area debuted in Wausau, Wisconsin. The Wausau Great Dane added a 100 seat beer garden and outdoor bar in the spring of 2011. In November 2010, the fifth Great Dane began operations in Grandview commons, off of Cottage Grove Road on Madison’s east side.

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company is an independent craft brewer.

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Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

This brewery has multiple locations.

Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Downtown location in Madison, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Downtown location in Madison, Wisconsin

Downtown

  • 123 E Doty St Ste 1
  • Madison, WI 53703-5134
  • United States
  • (608) 284-0000

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Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Eastside location in Madison, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Eastside location in Madison, Wisconsin

Eastside

  • 876 Jupiter Dr
  • Madison, WI 53718
  • United States
  • (608) 442-1333

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Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Fitchburg, Wisconsin

Fitchburg

  • 2980 Cahill Main
  • Fitchburg, WI 53711
  • United States
  • (608) 442-9000

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Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Hilldale location in Madison, Wisconsin

Outside the entrance to the Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company Hilldale location in Madison, Wisconsin

Hilldale

  • 357 Price Place
  • Madison, WI 53705
  • United States
  • (608) 661-9400

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Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Wausau, Wisconsin

Inside the taproom at Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company in Wausau, Wisconsin

Wausau

  • 2305 Sherman St
  • Wausau, WI 54401
  • United States
  • (715) 845-3000

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Great Dane Pub & Brewing Beer Blowout Sale Gives Proceeds to Charity

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company is selling their surplus of beer at way-below-normal prices while donating the proceeds to Briarpatch Youth Services. Read More