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Our next stop in Hayward was Out of the Woods Winery, so we really weren’t expecting to find a bloody mary on their menu…much less a wine-based bloody!

Their “Wine Bloody Marie” intrigued us so we had to try it. We were looking forward to sampling their wines, so we just chose the bloody as one of our three tastings.

Spice & Mix: Miss Mary’s Bloody Mary Mix with a Spanish Red Wine

Fixins: Pickle, Cheese, Olive

Chaser: None offered

Price: We chose this as one of our tastings (3 for $12, plus you get to keep the glass)

In all our years sampling bloodies, we’ve never had one made with wine, so we had to sample this one! Honestly, you really couldn’t tell the difference at all. We were shocked.

There was nothing wrong with this bloody and we encourage you to be open minded when sampling a Bloody Mary made with other alcohols than vodka (e.g. gin, tequila, etc.); however, this establishment does have several great wines worth tasting, so don’t go out of your way to get the Bloody Marie here. It’s just good to know it’s an option and that it is tasty.

Our Up North Tour continued with Angry Minnow Brewery in Hayward, Wisconsin.

Spice & Mix: “Award-winning house recipe made with veggie-infused vodka”

Fixins: Lemon, Olives, Pickle, Pepperoncini

Chaser: Your choice of Angry Minnow’s beers

Price: $8

We loved the cozy atmosphere of this place. It felt like we were in an old church, but it was a historic building that originally housed the offices of Northern Wisconsin Lumber Company.

They had a limited menu but lots of options. We chose their spent grain stuffed pretzels (three varieties) and they were the perfect appetizer to accompany our beverages.

Cute little place to check out if you’re in the area!

We just told you about our experience at Four Peaks Brewing Company, but another local brewery in Arizona earned a visit from us as well on our most recent trip. That’s O.H.S.O. Brewery and we visited their Arcadia location for dinner and drinks.

The atmosphere here was very cool. We especially loved their back patio, where bringing your canine companion is encouraged.

The food was delicious, as was the beer (extra points for having pumpkin!) and we had to try the Bloody Mary for good measure:

O.H.S.O. Bloody Mary



Mix: Homemade spicy mix

Chaser: None offered.

Fixin’s: Asparagus, lemon, lime, olive

Price: $8

We were a little disappointed that the Bloody Mary was missing the beef jerky that was promised via the menu, but other than that, it had decent flavor. However, again because this is a brewery, if you have to choose, we say stick with beer.