Just a few years ago this site along the Rock River was nearly lost to trees and vegetation, but through the efforts of area volunteers the foundation of the former North Side Brewery, dating back to 1857, is now transformed so visitors can make their way through the engine rooms, concrete floored Fermenting Cellar, and the lower portion of the Brew House. The impressive 30'x60' concrete floored Fermentation Cellar was installed by Louis F. Knipp around 1892.
Work continues and the entire brewery foundation will eventually be exposed. The site is easily accessible from the paved Ice Age Trail, with a small parking lot at the adjacent trailhead off Franklin St. While the trail itself is paved and wheelchair accessible, the brewery site is unpaved, with rough terrain.
Address: Ice Age Trail at Mineral Point & Franklin St - Janesville - WI, 53548