Named after its original owner, Anthony Waldmann, our brewery is housed in the oldest surviving commercial building in the Twin Cities — a limestone saloon built in the fall of 1857. Since the Fall of 2017, Waldmann is once again welcome to everyone with the warmth of wood fire and lamplight. From hand-hewn woodwork to period engravings, every detail reflects the care and craftsmanship at the soul of this restored pre-Civil War original—including, of course, the beer itself. Using old-world horizontal fermenting techniques and noble and heritage hops, the Waldmann brewing team is making traditional German-style lagers with an approach to recipes and brewing processes that stay true to the building’s 1850s heritage. Pull up an authentic steamboat chair and choose from one of several enduring styles, like Pilsener, Dunkel and Wiener. Our beer is the perfect complement to tasty bites from the kitchen, including freshly made sausages, heritage wheat pretzels, and limestone potatoes roasted under a slab of Platteville bedrock. We pride ourselves in carrying on German-inspired cooking traditions using locally sourced ingredients, whenever possible.
Waldmann is a humble, memorable place — full of stories and traditions that just may inspire you to make a few of your own. Show Less