532 West Bayfield Street, Washburn, WI 54891

January 22, 2016 marked the opening of Taphouse, a satellite tasting room, production facility and retail outlet for South Shore Brewery.

Ultimately the plan is to brew, bottle and keg over 22 varieties of beer the South Shore currently produces in Ashland, also invent some new ones. South Shore celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015 as the seventh licensed microbrewery in the state, a number that’s increased to 125.

Owner and master brewer Bo Bélanger expanded to Washburn specifically for efficiency purposes, to be more competitive in the retail world.

“Our bottled and keg product is now sold in 60 counties in three states. So we’ve got to be a little more efficient in how we produce our retail products, and there’s just not enough room to do that in Ashland,” said Bélanger.

Taphouse in Washburn


532 W. Bayfield. St. Washburn, WI 54891

Tuesday & Friday 4-9pm

Saturday 2-9pm

Cash & local checks only