Here I’m stepping a little on Brew City’s turf. Waukesha’s Raised Grain Brewery (2244 Bluemound Rd.) recently set up a food trailer behind its brewery/taproom. That led to the hiring of head chef Mark Jasso, who’s rolled out a menu of modest snacks and specialty pizzas.
Snacks include brat bites, giant pretzel with Raised Grain beer cheese, cheese bread and bacon-wrapped “JalaPoppers” ($6-$10). Specialty pies include Margherita, Notorious P.I.G. (with bacon, smoked jalapenos, cream cheese) and SMOCO (sausage, mushroom, onions and caramelized onions), $13-$16. You can also build your own pizza. On weekends only, Raised Grain offers a “hangover” pizza topped with potatoes, smoked jalapenos, beer cheese, bacon and eggs.
On the tap list, Raised Grain just released the seasonal Door Jamb Cherry IPA, brewed with Door County cherries and Tenacious Badger hops from Wisconsin Rapids.
Food trailer hours: Thurs 4-9 p.m.; Fri 3-9 p.m.; Sat 2-9 p.m.; Sun 2-6 p.m.
Click here to read our beer man Dan Murphy’s story on Raised Grain, shortly after its opening last fall.