3 Sheeps Brewing Company
We have a strong aversion to doing things the way they’ve always been done.
We prefer to push people’s boundaries and brew beers that nobody else is brewing, in ways that nobody else is brewing them, with ingredients that others are afraid to use. And here’s the kicker: no matter how extreme the ingredients or processes may be, everything we brew is approachable and balanced. Because we believe that the best beer you can drink is one you enjoy.
Heart & Science
We're equal parts heart and science. We let our hearts inform our creativity and ask big questions like, “Can we brew a beer with ghost peppers?” or “How do we make an IPA that hasn’t been done before?” Then we use meticulous research and scientific process to figure out how to make our ideas work. We like to make beers that nobody else is brewing, in ways that nobody else is brewing them, but in a way that’s so balanced, you wouldn’t have noticed if we didn’t tell you. Because we believe the best beer you can drink is one you enjoy... and that it’s even better if you didn’t see it coming.
Explorers, Not Adventurers
The way we see it, there’s a difference between explorers and adventurers. Adventurers jump inside wooden barrels and fling themselves off of waterfalls. Explorers build better barrels. That’s what we do here at 3 Sheeps Brewing, we use our brains and our hearts to push the boundaries of beer styles, ingredients, and brewing techniques in a never-ending quest to create the best, most unique beer we can. In short, we design better barrels. And then we put beer in them.
Somewhere in a corner of our brewery sits a very dusty case of beer — a case of beer that served as the seed that would blossom into 3 Sheeps Brewing Co. The story starts in 1926, when our founder Grant Pauly’s great-grandparents purchased a failing brewery, renamed it Kingsbury Breweries and took it nationwide. Grant never walked those floors, but his father did, and the stories Grant grew up hearing would be the initial spark in a lifelong passion for beer. Fast-forward many years later when a home brew kit, a birthday gift from Grant’s wife, would start a hobby, which turned into a passion, which turned into a dream: to open his own brewery.
At the time, Grant was pouring concrete in his family’s business and growing more and more unsatisfied every day. Working for a large corporation wasn’t for him. So when the only brewpub in town went out of business, he went to meet the new owners of the building, looked at the equipment and within a few hours had formed a hand shake agreement — Grant would open his brewery in the back and the owners would open a bar in the front. They would share the bathrooms.
A few months later, 3 Sheeps Brewing Company opened its doors. That year we won RateBeer’s Award for Best New Brewery in Wisconsin, a state overflowing with fantastic beer, and Grant knew he was on to something. Since then, he’s been joined by men and women who share his passion for creating unique, meticulously crafted beer in the heart of Wisconsin, where together we make beer we call One Off Of Normal.