Though I lamented the way the town of Elkhorn had failed to capitalize on its resident monster, the Beast of Bray Road, without so much as a local business making use of the werewolf as an advertising mascot, I didn’t have to drive too far to find one that did, and did so with gusto. The Second Salem Brewing Company is located in Whitewater, Wisconsin, some 21 miles from Bray Road, and they, at least, love their werewolf.

I ordered the Beast of Bray Road Amber Ale. As I don’t particularly like beer, I’m not the one to offer a review of it. I took a few sips.

My lovely companion finished it. She likes dark, stout beer, beer that you could stick a spoon in and the spoon would stand straight up, so she liked the libation fine. Really I just ordered it because of what it was called. I wanted some to take home but they were out, only having it available on tap. Fortunately another of their beers, the Bone Orchard IPA, also features the Beast (its claw, anyway) and they did have a six-pack of those available for purchase.

The Beast of Bray Road also adorns their Full Sleeve IPA, their Killer Hill Winter Ale, and their White Noise beer (the Beast’s claw again).

I got myself a Beast of Bray Road T-shirt and ordered some authentic Wisconsin beer cheese soup. I chased it with a diet Coke, though. As I said, I don’t like beer. But I loved the soup, and I love love loved the atmosphere!

By The Evil Cheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS (,, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced and directed (and occasionally acted in) over a dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and Crime genres. His first novel, THE CONFESSIONS OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER: WEREWOLF, is available for purchase at


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