Fill’er Up

Tap Barrels at Trixie’s Growlers

By Candice Wagener | Photographed by Shanna Wolf

A stop at Trixie’s Growlers to go-go on East Washington should be on the radar of any craft beer enthusiast. A liquor store since 1968, Colleen and Chris Welch opened Trixie’s about seven years ago, and the tavern room more recently.

With 18 rotating tap lines of rare beer not available in bottles—the majority of which are Wisconsin brews—plus a seasonal NessAlla Kombucha flavor, customers will likely find something that suits their tastes. Stop in for a sample, belly up to the bar for a pint or take a growler home.

Expect excellent customer service from seasoned employees when you walk in the door. “We love talking beer and spirits and try to bring in under-the-radar products we think our customers will like,” Chris Welch says. “Our motto is Bring Your Happy Hour Home.”

Want to know what’s on tap before arriving? A “live” draft list is kept updated on Trixie’s website and Facebook page. Also consider downloading and using the Digital Pour app—a mobile draft beverage index—to see what’s in store.

2927 East Washington Ave., Madison.

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