About Us

“With its creative mix of brews ranging from the traditional to the innovative, Bare Bones Brewery has quickly made its presence felt in Northeast Wisconsin’s thriving beer scene.” – Lee Reiherzer of Oshkosh Beer Blog

On May 29th, 2015, Bare Bones Brewery opened its doors bringing the first craft brewery to Oshkosh in 20 years. Founded by Dan and Patti Dringoli, Bare Bones strives to push the envelope with their unique take on American styles crafted by Head Brewer Jody Cleveland.

Located in the town of Oshkosh, Bare Bones provides a quality beer drinking experience off the beaten path.

Meet Our Staff

10629804_10205967215553296_3008283933169311078_nDan & Patti Dringoli

Bare Bones Brewery is proudly owned and operated by Dan and Patti.  They’ve had the business next door; PuroClean, for over 10 years, then they decided to do something fun!




profileJody Cleveland
Head Brewer

Jody got his start in brewing 7 years ago and quickly became an avid homebrewer. Reading every book he could about beer and brewing, soaking in as much knowledge as he could. A hobby quickly became an obsession, and he began to work at it professionally. Starting as an Assistant Brewer at Bare Bones under the previous brewer, RJ and then moving on to a brewer position at Fox River Brewing Company. In 2018 he made a return to Bare Bones as Head Brewer.



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Jarred is currently a college student and can name a tune in one note!




13412961_10209985978389994_8781578391472586249_nElizabeth R.

Besides service with a smile, Elizabeth is also a hairdresser.





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Erin C.


The newest to the bar staff, Erin is a student and we hope to keep her as long as we can.


Brad Gorzek


A seasoned potion-maker, Brad comes from a background in ethnobotany and ecology and over a year of brewing at the nearby Fox River Brewing Company. He also lends a hand in the coffee roasting realm now and again. Find his original creations in the Unleashed Series. If you see him and his griffon “Barley”, feel free to say hi and give him a good petting (we mean Barley, of course).



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