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Wisconsin Folk: what are your favorite places to buy Brats?

MarkG Oct 14, 2007 07:10 AM

especially seeking butcher shops that make them on the premises.

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    degrand7 Oct 17, 2007 11:31 AM

    Olson's Piggly Wiggly in Green Bay, WI. They make their own and have tons of flavors (i.e. Reuben, Salsa, Cajun, Cheddar, Swiss, Jalapeno, traditional, smoked, etc.).

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      Lilbug Oct 17, 2007 08:11 AM

      When I am not making my own, I buy them at Louie's Finer Meats in Cumberland Wisconsin.

      This is their website: http://www.louiesfinermeats.com/bizwe...

      Here is a list of the brats they make: Blueberry, Italian Flavored Brat (hot), Italian Flavored Brat, Maple Brat, Polish Sausage Brat, Beer Brat, Bratwurst- Smoked, Cajun Brat- Smoked, Cheddarwurst Brat smoked, Cranberry Brat, Jalapeno/cheddar Brat, Jalapeno/cheddar Brat smoked, Onion & Garlic Brat, Packer Brat, Packer Brat- Smoked, Wild Rice Brat, Wild Rice Brat- Smoked, and of course regular brats, and probably others not on their website. This year they won 27 International, National or State awards for their sausages and meats.

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        thebelly Oct 16, 2007 09:01 AM

        You can't really go wrong with any freshly made WI brat, but the best I've had lately were from Gagliano's in Delafield, about 30 minutes west of Milwaukee, in "Lake Country." Really, really good.

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          mnsnow Oct 15, 2007 08:46 AM

          My parents live in Madison and their long-time favorite is the Bavaria Sausage, just outside of Madison. Here's the link to their website https://www.bavariasausage.com/index.php

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            BuckyinDC Oct 15, 2007 08:30 AM

            whenever I'm back in Wisconsin visiting the folks I stop at Gundrum's in downtown Slinger. They make their own brats -- and better yet, with a smokehouse out back, offer smoked brats. Great summer sausage and mettwurst too.

            1. spunky_monkey Oct 14, 2007 05:30 PM

              I'm a transplant from BrewTown and we nearly always bought our brats at Usingers in downtown Milwaukee. They make them on site and will tell you more about brats than you'd care to know. They also make great giftboxes and will ship them all over.

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                Fydeaux Oct 15, 2007 06:12 AM

                Yeah, you right, Monkey!

                Here's their website:


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                  4maxwelz Oct 15, 2007 05:22 PM

                  Here, here for Usingers! We had them at our annual Oktoberfest parade tailgate party. They were a hit! We usually have brats from our local grocery store (Festival). They are good, but Usingers were better. We like their natural casing weiners, too.

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                    Foureyes137 Oct 16, 2007 02:33 PM

                    Here is another vote for Usingers. I went to UWO and we would drive down to Milwaukee just to get brats from Usingers. So good.

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                    kshrimp Oct 14, 2007 11:14 AM

                    Stoneridge Market, in Wautoma. I haven't actually been to this place, have only eaten their brats with friends, but I'm going to be shipping my dad a box to West Virginia for his birthday this Friday - they are terrific, excellent flavor in both plain and flavored brats. The flavored varieties still taste like brats - most of the time an "enhanced" brat (anathema to some, I know!) just tastes like mexican/italian/cheese-filled sausage.

                    Their website is http://www.stoneridgemarket.com/defau...
                    I plan to visit the next chance I get, and take a cooler with me.

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                      beerambassador Oct 14, 2007 10:28 AM

                      Miesfelds http://www.miesfelds.com/ in Sheboygan and Glenn's Market and Catering http://www.glennsmarket.com/index.asp in Watertown are my two favorites.

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                        wiscoktb Oct 17, 2007 12:09 PM

                        I would also heartily recommend Meisfelds for a great brat that is made in-house. They also have an incredible and very reasonably priced meat market.

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