Cheez Head Brewing Co.
Cheez Head Brewing Co.
Cheez Head Brewing is a craft brewery located in Beloit, Wisconsin. The brewery has become a local favorite, known for its delicious beer, welcoming taproom, and unique branding that celebrates the state’s love for cheese. The history and origin of Cheez Head Brewing is closely tied to the history of craft beer in Wisconsin and the state’s long-standing tradition of brewing excellence.
Tom Morgan was born and raised in Beloit, Wisconsin, and from a young age, he developed a deep appreciation for the rich history and culture of the state. Growing up surrounded by the iconic dairy farms and cheese factories that Wisconsin is known for.
Tom’s interest in brewing beer began during his college years, where he experimented with homebrewing in his dorm room. As he delved deeper into the craft, he realized that brewing beer allowed him to combine his love for Wisconsin’s cheese culture with his passion for creating unique and flavorful brews.
When the opportunity arose to start a brewery in Beloit, Tom jumped at the chance. He wanted to create a brewery that celebrated everything he loved about Wisconsin, from the state’s rich brewing history to its love of cheese. He also wanted to create a welcoming, family-friendly taproom where people could come together to enjoy great beer and good company.
The name “Cheez Head” was inspired by the state’s nickname, “America’s Dairyland,” and the beloved Green Bay Packers, whose fans are known as “Cheeseheads” for their signature cheese-shaped hats.
From the beginning, Tom wanted Cheez Head Brewing to reflect the spirit of Wisconsin. He focused on using local ingredients, including malt from nearby barley farms and hops sourced from Wisconsin growers. This commitment to local sourcing not only supported local agriculture but also ensured that Cheez Head Brewing’s beers had a distinct regional character.
CheezHead offers a range of small-batch unique beers with other Wisconsin favorites mixed in initially thanks to brewing done by Brewfinity in Oconomowoc. In the spring of 2020 brewing started on-site in the “brew room” an area that’s connected to a special event space.
Cheez Head Brewing quickly gained a loyal following in Beloit and beyond. Tom’s dedication to quality and creativity allowed him to develop a diverse lineup of beers that appealed to a wide range of palates. From classic styles like pilsners and stouts to experimental brews infused with Wisconsin cheese and other unique ingredients, Cheez Head Brewing became known for its innovative and delicious offerings.
As the brewery grew in popularity, Tom expanded the operation, investing in state-of-the-art brewing equipment and a welcoming taproom where beer enthusiasts could gather to enjoy the fruits of his labor. The taproom became a hub of community, fostering a sense of camaraderie and pride among patrons who appreciated the locally crafted beers and the brewery’s commitment to its Wisconsin roots.
Today, Cheez Head Brewing continues to thrive under Tom’s leadership. The brewery has garnered numerous awards and accolades for its exceptional beers, and its distribution has expanded beyond Beloit to reach beer lovers throughout the state.