Central Standard Renews First Global Collaboration In Its Brewmaster Brandy Series


Distillery Co-Founders Again Teaming with German Brewing Icon Hofbräu München to Release Special Limited-Availability Bottling of Its North Brandy Combined with Hofbräu Winter Spezial Delicator Today, Central Standard Craft Distillery Cofounders Evan Hughes and Pat McQuillan announced that the next release in the distillery’s Brewmasters Brandy Series will be a familiar one: a “re-collaboration” with […]

We Unveil A One-Of-A-Kind Private Party Holiday Lounge Experienece & Festive Cocktail Party Kits And Food Offerings To Make Seasonal Entertaining Easy

We Unveil A One-Of-A-Kind Private Party Holiday Lounge Experienece & Festive Cocktail Party Kits And Food Offerings To Make Seasonal Entertaining Easy

With 5,000+ Twinkling Lights, The All-New Holiday Hideout Will Deliver Yuletide Cheer (Or Escape) & New Holliday Party “To-Go“ Menus Will Make At-Home Hosting Bah-Humbug- & Stress-Free This December Scrooges beware. The all-new Holiday Hideout and more than 5,000 twinkling lights have arrived at the Crafthouse & Kitchen, transforming a private events space., into a […]

Latest Brandy Old Fashioned Hall Of Fame Inductees Announced Today

Brandy Old Fashioned Hall Of Fame Winners

This Years Honorees Include a 96-Year-Old & Her Tavern Co-Owning Son; A Lake Geneva Mother of 3; Cocktail-Crafting Newlyweds & A Former Wisconsinite Spreading the Lore & Love of Old Fashioneds in Illinois Today Co-Founders Pat and Evan unveiled this year’s inductees into the Milwaukee-based Brandy Old Fashioned Hall of Fame. “We were incredibly impressed […]

Enjoy A Free Brandy Old Fashioned On September 23rd!

Brandy Old Fashioned

To raise a glass to Brandy Old Fashioned Day, we’re are offering brunch goers their first Old Fashioned cocktail on the house on the 23rd. Those brunching at the Crafthouse & Kitchen on Brandy Old Fashioned Day can choose between a free classic Brandy Old Fashioned or a special brunch version made with bacon-infused North […]

New Fall Menu Launched

Fall Menu

With the addition on our new Executive Chef David Sapp comes new Fall Menu items! Chef incorporated North Wisconsin Brandy into multiple dishes in honor of Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned month. Must-try new entrees include the Bone-In Pork Chop, which is brined in North Wisconsin Brandy, grilled and served with roasted vegetables and smoked-cream-cheese-and-chive polenta; […]

September Is Brandy Old Fashioned Month – Hall Of Fame Nominations Now Open

Brandy Old Fashioned Month

This September we’re launching a month-long campaign encouraging Wisconsinites to request hand-crafted brandy from local, family-owned distilleries in their Wisconsin Brandy Old Fashioned cocktails.   “We’d love for everyone to ask for our North Wisconsin brandy when ordering their Old-Fashioned cocktails,” McQuillan said. “But more importantly, we want to encourage people to drink locally, support […]

It’s a beautiful day to open the rooftop bar!


Grab your sunglasses and join us on Thursday, May 11th from 4pm – 8pm as we officially open The Aviary, our rooftop bar at Crafthouse & Kitchen! Special musical guest Joe Wray will be performing live on from 5pm – 7pm, and Creme de Liqeuer will be here to sample their liquor-infused ice cream custard. […]

It’s Our Inaugural Winter Luau!

Luau Poster by Rally Co.

Warm up with Cocktails and a Delicious Pig Roast by Aaron Patin at Central Standard’s Inaugural Outdoor Winter Luau! February in Wisconsin is just the worst! We’re past January and the days are getting longer, but freezing temps linger. Central Standard and Smokey Woods want to do our part by throwing a parking lot party […]