NASA and McFleshman’s, yep, there’s a connection

Astrophysicist turned brewer? It’s more common than you might think! Well, it’s common for someone with a science or engineering background to dive into brewing for a career given the amount of technical skills you need to brew. Our founder, visionary, and leader, Bobby Fleshman (also my husband) has a PhD in astrophysics from the […]

A Trip to Pirate’s Cove

“Was this Pirate’s Cove?” is a question we get a lot in the taproom. Sadly, no. The once famous bar in downtown Appleton “Pirate’s Cove” had a footprint in our current Beer Garden and shared a fire escape with our building. But our building, which was built in 1916 for the Valley Dairy Co, was […]

Thank You for LagerFest

Dankeschön. I think we started something great and you all helped on Saturday. The weather was exactly what I’ve learned Wisconsin weather can be, but that didn’t stop 250 of my newest friends from celebrating. When we opened, we wanted to create a hallmark event for brewers and the community–a truly inspired fall beer festival. […]

Why do we love food trucks?

For the past decade or so, food trucks have been a common sight on city streets. It seems like there is a new one appearing every few weeks or so. I’m not complaining! I love standing below a hand written menu with smells of savory and sweet dangling in the air above me. I then […]

German Traditions for LagerFest: Part 2

Oktoberfest originated on October 12, 1810 in Munich, in the country of Bavaria although the original party goers had no idea how big of an annual celebration it would become. The party was for King Ludwig who was marrying Therese Saxe-Hildburhhausen. The party was held on land just outside the city. At first, the anniversary […]

German Traditions for LagerFest! Part 1

Fox Valley LagerFest is 3 weeks away! (October 12) To celebrate I’ll be spending the next two blog posts describing the glorious German Traditions you can experience at LagerFest. The first is a classic game of strength, focus, and smashing! Hammerschlagen, which translates to “Hammer-Striking” is a game in which two players try to hit […]

Beers & Books

We’re celebrating Libraries this month! In particular, Appleton Public Library and all the awesome things they do for the community. Libraries are a wonderful oasis of discovery. From Children’s reading clubs, Book clubs, wellness Wednesdays, and even an Heirloom Tomato tasting and seed preserving meeting Appleton Public Library has something to offer to everyone! Here […]

Beer Builds Houses!

On Tuesday (9/10) the McFleshman’s team won’t be serving pints but will be throwing hammers instead! We‘re joining the crew at Habitat for Humanity to help build a house! Habitat is one of our favorite charities. Did you know Habitat for Humanity builds homes for families in every US state and in more than 70 […]

Beer Cheese for Labor Day!

Labor Day weekend is a time for family, friends, and food! So for this Monday’s Beer Blog Post I thought I would share a favorite Beer Cheese Dip recipe that is easy to make, fast, AND has ingredients you probably already have — it is Wisconsin so I’m assuming Beer and Cheese have a special […]

Beer for Breakfast!

Our Sütterbrau Hefeweizen was made to honor Appleton Symphony’s new Conductor Kevin Sütterlin. Kevin recently gave an interview about the beer saying it “It really tastes like home to me, it truly does”. Watch Kevin describe our beer here. (Caution, his sweet words made me tear up a bit!) While chatting with a friend who […]