Member Spotlight: Tumbled Rock Brewery promises fresh flavors

Brewery owner leads tour

Co-owner Michelle Koehler leads Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Darren Hornby on a tour.

Tumbled Rock Brewery is bringing unique flavors to Baraboo.

Located across Highway 136 from the North Shore entrance to Devil’s Lake State Park, Tumbled Rock opened Saturday. It offers pizzas and sandwiches baked in a wood-fired oven, as well as ice cream flavors developed on-site. Relying on Ale Asylum beers until its own brewery opens, Tumbled Rock soon will add proprietary brews to its list of one-of-a-kind tastes.

Owners Michelle Koehler and Randy Scott built Tumbled Rock at a site formerly occupied by the Farm Kitchen Restaurant. In its place lies a restaurant, brew house and outdoor plaza.

The restaurant features a private dining room and a lounge warmed by a see-through fireplace. Just outside, a patio seats 70. Between the restaurant and brewery lies an adult playground featuring foosball, ping pong, bean bags and fire pits.

Restaurant owner with wood-fired oven

Randy Scott and Tumbled Rock’s wood-fired oven

The owners vow to put fresh twists on old favorites, placing spaetzl, pasta and smoked trout on the menu. When the oven cools down from baking pizzas at 750 degrees each night, down to 500 degrees or so, it’ll bake fresh bread each morning. In time the restaurant will introduce a Sunday brunch menu.

The dessert menu features ice cream in some unusual but delicious flavors: sweet corn, juniper berry, black cocoa and spiced orange. Ice cream is churned fresh on-site.

The restaurant bar delivers a full range of cocktails, as well as an expansive array of beers. Brewmaster Erica DeAnda said Tumbled Rock’s beers will include English-style ales, lagers and pilsners. There also will be a full bar in the brewery’s tap room.

Tumbled Rock is open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. until close. Michelle and Randy will employ 35-40 workers.

See-through fireplace