The Hop Garden operates a Tap Room located on the Sugar River in Paoli, WI on the back side of the Old Mill. Our Tap Room is connected to the Paoli Mill Terrace & Park where we proudly feature all The Hop Garden Craft Beers and a number of hand picked craft beer brewed with Wisconsin hops and other artisan beverages. Check out the Tap Room hours or Tap Room beer list.
Hop YardThe Hop Garden also operates an eight acre hop yard located just south of Belleville, WI where we grow hops for Brewers all over the Midwest. The hop yard also provides an outlet for us to host hop workshops for backyard or commercial hop growers and hop yard tours are offered during the growing season.
- Ken Wheaton Tonight! 6-8pm (12/13/2019)
Ken Wheaton’s earliest recollections include singing along to the family’s Grundig radio-phonograph during the 60s while his father was stationed in France. Along with his parents’ collection of jazz records, Ken heard the pop music broadcasts on Radio Luxembourg. When a neighbor sold him a Sears guitar for $15.00, Ken’s career as an instrumentalist began. Ken started playing professionally in high school. In the late 70s, he played with Clyde Stubblefield in Windows and performed with Under the Table, opening for such acts as Tommy James and The Shondells and Gary "U.S." Bonds. Over the years, Ken has been leading his own groups and has developed an active career as a solo performer and songwriter, drawing on his interest in classical, jazz and contemporary music. He specializes in acoustic finger-style guitar, featured prominently on his CD Jessica’s Dreamin’. Ken plays his own songs, plus jazz and blues standards, and pop favorites from the 60s to the present.