By Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor Published Jul 15, 2016 at 3:46 PM

Today’s the day. The day to get your first taste of Enlightened Brewing Company’s brews in a brand new tasting room, that is.

Since we last reported on the taproom's progress earlier this month, the tiny little brewery -- literally the smallest in the state of Wisconsin -- has successfully gained occupancy for its new first-floor tap room.

When you visit, you can take a seat at the brewery’s beautiful new black walnut bar or gather with friends at both high and low top tables. Currently, there are four brews on tap: The Human Condition French Saison, The Daily Stipend Pale Wheat, A Priori Pale Ale and Ceres Imperial Summer Ale (priced at $5-6).

Although the taproom is open, brewing is still taking place in Enlightened Brewing’s second floor space for the time being. However, co-owner James Larson says that the brewery’s new equipment is expected to arrive in the next week, so the partners expect to transition fully into their new digs over next few weeks.

The taproom at Enlightened Brewing Company will be open on Fridays and Saturdays from 3 p.m. to midnight for now, with expanded hours rolling out by the end of August.

Lori Fredrich Senior Writer & Dining Editor

Lori is an avid cook whose accrual of condiments and spices is rivaled only by her cookbook collection. Her passion for the culinary industry was birthed while balancing A&W root beer mugs as a teenage carhop, fed by insatiable curiosity and fueled by the people whose stories entwine with each and every dish. She’s had the privilege of chronicling these tales via numerous media, including OnMilwaukee and in her book “Milwaukee Food.” Her work has garnered journalism awards from entities including the Milwaukee Press Club. 

When she’s not eating, photographing food, writing or recording the FoodCrush podcast, you’ll find Lori seeking out adventures with her husband Paul, traveling, cooking, reading, learning, snuggling with her cats and looking for ways to make a difference.