By Tim Kowols
Three friends are bringing their love of beer to Washington Island as a new nanobrewery. Erika Gonzalez, Diego Anderson, and Alex Anderson were all frequent visitors to Washington Island growing up and last year created the idea to start Brews on the Rock. A production brewer for Appleton’s Stone Arch Brewery, Gonzalez hopes Brews on the Rock can work with a number of different businesses to bring a flavor of the town to their beer.
Two of the special beers Gonzalez says the nanobrewery will produce will include a pair of island staples: lavender and bitters. After kicking off their Kickstarter campaign on Saturday, Brews on the Rock hopes to open their tap room in May 2019.