Badger State Brewing Co. is a craft microbrewery founded in 2013 by three Green Bay, Wis. natives with a passion for our community and state we live in. As the first brewery located in the Lambeau Field "Stadium District," our goal is become part of our community and advance craft beer culture in Wisconsin.
Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â In 2005, our future Head Brewer and Co-Founder Sam Yanda began homebrewing beer in Green Bay, Wis. as a way to enjoy his time outside of work, which caught the attention of his cousin and fellow founder Michael Servi. Increasingly intrigued by the brewing process and chemistry involved, Michael steadily watched and began helping Sam brew on weekends.
As Michael began to share his interest in homebrewing with friends, Co-Founder Andrew Fabry bought Michael a brewing kit as a Christmas present six months later - a small act of friendship, which later would later bring the three together to take a leap of faith into the craft beer industry. Andrew called Michael and asked if he could teach him more about brewing, and Michael introduced Andrew to Sam during an hot summer afternoon of brewing.
By 2012, with a makeshift, all-grain gravity run system, the three brewed every weekend perfecting their recipes and expanding their love of the craft beer culture. Recognizing the growing pace of the craft beer industry and opportunity at hand, Andrew proposed taking their dedicated hobby and talents to professional careers. Their passion for craft beer and love of their community motivated the opening of Badger State Brewery in 2013, helping lead a new generation of craft beer industry and expansion in the Greater Green Bay area and the State of Wisconsin.
With a mission to be a part of and drive their local economy, the three found no better location to launch their craft brewery than in the blossoming "Stadium District" entertainment neighborhood at 990 Tony Canadeo Run near Lambeau Field. Utilizing a part of a building built in the 1960's that stands as the last manufacturing zoned property on Lombardi Avenue, Badger State partnered with local contractors to build a small, buzzing brewhouse and offices. Following a successful first year of operation, the brewery was expanded in mid-2014. The new facilities include a Tap Room and 10,000 square feet of brewing space that houses a 15 barrel brewing system.
Our desire to continuously innovate and brew excellent craft beers is best summed up in the words of the revered Green Bay Packers Coa
ch Vince Lombardi - "We will chase perfection, and we will chase it relentlessly, knowing all the while we can never attain it. But along the way, we shall catch excellence."
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