Sweet Mullets opened this past March and offers an ever-changing lineup of microbrews. We found out that the brewery is called Sweet Mullets because the head brewer had a really sweet mullet at one point. Mullets aside, this guy knows how to brew! When we visited, they were featuring: Eleven - Belgian IPA; The Captain - Pre-Prohibition American Pilsner; MECO - Ginger Wheat; 501 - American Red Ale; 505 - Export Stout; Autumn Leaf; and Rye Bob- American Rye.
I ordered the ginger wheat because I'm a sucker for well-executed wheat beers. It had great flavor and the ginger didn't overwhelm the nose or the taste of the brew. Other members of our posse ordered the stout, which was very smooth and full bodied. It wasn't bitter like some stouts and had a rich nose with hints of caramel. The red was malty but with an unexpected (and skillfully done) dry finish. The pilsner tasted yeastier than a typical pilsner, but that gave it the satisfying complexity of an unfiltered beer.
The food at Sweet Mullets was excellent as well. The chipotle beef tacos were a nice alternative to most "pub grub" you find at Wisconsin bars. Their homemade chicken corn chowder was also a great Fall choice. The brewpub offers cheese boards and (of course) cheese curds.
|the pickled egg|
The brewmaster at Sweet Mullets, Mark Duchow, also makes his own pickled eggs that you can purchase for a dollar a piece. According to our bartender, Mark thinks that "every bar needs pickled eggs." We were so impressed by his beers that we decided to test out his pickling prowess as well. It was a memorable experience! It essentially tasted like a spiced hard boiled egg. The pickled jalapeno garnish was nice touch as well. I recommend taking the plunge and trying a pickled egg if you're in an adventurous mood. The eggs are purchased fresh from a local farmer in Oconomowoc :)
You can follow Sweet Mullets on their facebook page where they post new brews and special events that they're running at the brewpub! The brewpub is located at N58W39800 Industrial Road, Suite D, in Oconomowoc.