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Open from 11am to bar time, 7 days a week (excluding some holidays). Lunch and dinner served from 11am to 10pm.
Well, what do you know? A classic unfiltered Bavarian-style wheat beer, our Weissbier (formerly known as ‘Weiss-Blau’) has an inviting fruity/ spicy aroma reminiscent of banana, citrus and clove. 1.050 OG 14 IBUs 5.3% abv
Dark beer lovers rejoice! Our pitch black stout is packed with the rich malt flavors of chocolate, caramel, molasses and espresso and is brewed with a large portion of rolled oats for a well-rounded, “chewy” mouthfeel. Hearty and robust, Scaredy Cat is no scrawny little kitty. Scaredy Cat is great with our beer-battered fish and chips or our rich and delicious brownie sundae! 1.065 OG 30 IBUs 6.0% abv
Winner of the bronze medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival®!
Named “Best of the Midwest” Regional Champion- stout category! USBTC winter 2010/ 2011 judging. For details, see www.usbtc.com
Ruby red and medium-bodied, with a smooth, satisfying malt-forward flavor and just a touch of roast in the finish, McLovin is never bitter and always ready for a good time. Slainte! 1.051 OG 21 IBUs 5.3% abv
Check out the in depth review by Robin Shepard in his article Beer Here: McLovin Irish Red from Vintage Brewing in the Isthmus/The Daily Page. Received the bronze medal in the 2012 World Beer Cup® – Irish-style Red Ale category! World Beer Cup® 2012 Winners List Received the silver medal in the 2014 World Beer Cup® – Irish-style Red Ale category! World Beer Cup® 2014 Winners List
In the tradition of the Trappist brewing monks of Belgium, our abbey dubbel features aromas of stone fruit, ginger, anise and raisins and a bold complex depth of malt character. Imminently drinkable. 1.082 OG 18 IBUs 9.2% abv
Who’d have thought a hybrid English/American oaked IPA would become our flagship & best selling beer? Walking the line between tradition and invention, inviting oral/citrus hop aromas and vanillin-rich French oak notes accent this perfectly balanced, distinctive India pale ale. 1.062 OG 65 IBUs 6.5% abv
Why the Name? The term “woodshed” has several meanings. In the world of music and the arts, to “woodshed” means to practice intensively in private, to hone your skills and perfect your style before taking your talent into the public spotlight. On the other hand, to be “taken to the woodshed” means, well, another thing entirely…
Modeled after the famous namesake beer of Cologne, Germany, our light-bodied and refreshing Kölsch features a mild malty flavor and low bitterness. A suggestion of fruit and malt in the aroma and just a kiss of noble German hops for balance make for a very refreshing and easy-drinking pint. In a world gone mad stretching the limits of beer flavor and bitterness and strength… behold- a beautifully crisp and light golden blonde ale! 1.045 OG 20 IBUs 4.9% abv
Why the Name? …there’s a classic rock group called America, and they have this song…
Brewed with highest quality imported malts and an authentic Trappist yeast, our Belgian pale is pure old-world class in a glass. But the special twist is in the hops- our brewmaster is secretly enamored with Sorachi Ace hops, a relatively recent Czech/ English hybrid developed in Japan. These are featured throughout Rochambeau, from bittering to flavor hopping additions during the brew, and even as a post-fermentation dry hop. Their uniquely lemony, powdery nuances accent this beer in all stages of the tasting experience, but work particular magic alongside the fruity esters of the Belgian yeast aromas. Like a beautiful, yet challenging piece of music, it may take more than one listen (sip) to realize an indispensable new favorite! 1.052 OG 30 IBUs 5.8% abv
Why the name? Rock, paper, scissors…
“Trepidation…” is the big brother in our family of Trappist-style abbey ales- a complex and potent golden elixir with undulating waves of fruit and spice aromatics, a sweet and substantial body that somehow refrains from feeling too heavy, and a gently warming alcohol embrace to melt away the chills in even the coldest of hearts. Sinfully smooth for its towering strength. 1.100 OG 21 IBUs 10.4% abv
Why the name? In these trying times, it’s natural to greet the New Year with some “Trepidation…”
This year’s “Snowflake’ project evokes the coziness of grandma’s kitchen, featuring cinnamon, raisins, oatmeal and vanilla that’ll have you thinking…cookies! 1.074 OG 28 IBUs 7.9% abv
Why the name? Our brewers kick off each new year with an inventive new, one-time-only ‘Snowflake’ beer. Just like each individual snowflake is different so are our yearly ‘Snowflake’ creations.
Friendly and inviting as a cozy English pub, our ESB has a wonderful balance of hops and malt. Imported Maris Otter and caramel malts lend a biscuity, toasty sweetness, while classic East Kent Goldings hops provide a distinctive fresh fruity aroma and just a touch of bitterness. Despite its “bitter” title, our ESB is a readily enjoyable and even-tempered brew with a modest hoppy bite. Try Derby Girl ESB with our Fish and Chips for a tasty and authentic English pub experience! 1.057 OG 48 IBUs 6.0% abv
Why the Name? “Derby Girl ESB” was originally named in honor of the hard-skating women of roller derby. Roller derby athletes are regular women with (often) normal lives, families, jobs…but they choose the fast-paced, brawling world of derby for sport and recreation. It’s all about balance- like a great ESB!
Well-mannered Wisconsin-grown hops party with their audacious West Coast cousins in our fresh new Rye IPA A sturdy, rustic rye malt foundation is the perfect stomping grounds for bittersweet citrus & grassy dank hop shenanigans. What the hey…give it a try! 1.064 OG 69 IBUs 6.6% abv
Brewed with a blend of American caramel malts for deep color and malt sweetness, and bombarded with hops throughout the brewing and conditioning process for a hoppy aroma and snappy bitter bite. Six hop varieties each vie for attention from the first sniff through the lingering finish- some citrusy, some resiny, some earthy and dank… but all in a high-flying balancing act with the malt richness. 1.064 OG 45 IBUs 6.6% abv
In the shadowy forest of Black IPA’s, we meander down a different path. Our Belgo-American Black IPA is a sticky bramble of resiny American hops in a twilight morass of dark roasted malts. Fermented with Belgian abbey yeast for beguiling undertones of fruit and spice. No moon, no pale reflection…
1.076 OG 90 IBUs 8.1% abv
Crafted with Wisconsin-grown 6-row barley and locally grown German- pedigree hops, this crisp & classic true lager honors Old World tradition with local bounty. The American craft pilsner with a German accent! 1.052 OG 32 IBUs 5.5% abv
Brewed with rye, European specialty malts and Czech Saaz hops, Tippy Toboggan is a distant cousin to our Weissbier. It features a similarly fresh and somewhat fruity character, coupled with a complex nutty/ spicy malt character. Our old-world “Roggen Bock” is chock full of flavor, yet remains relatively light and easy-drinking. 1.069 OG 22 IBU’s 6.9% abv
Our decadent chocolate Weizenbock is brewed with organic cocoa powder and chocolate malts, and then aged on freshly-roasted organic cocoa nibs and vanilla beans for a delightfully rich and authentic chocolate flavor. Heavenly dessert in a glass! 1.074 OG 24 IBUs 7.2% abv
Mellow and warming, tart & intriguing…our latest barrel-aged wild ale side project begins life as ‘Jinja Ninja’, ginger-spiced Belgian strong ale and evolves in wine barrels via Brett & sour cultures. Watch your step! ~9.0% abv
Maximilian is our ominously dark and massively flavorful Russian Imperial stout. This version was aged 10 months in a bourbon barrels from Kentucky’s Heaven Hill Distillery. ~10.7% abv
The modern industrial age has brought many improvements to our modern lives, including some that have altered our perception of beer and what it could and should be. Ice-cold refrigeration and unnatural forced carbonation have helped to promote flavorless fizzy (yet indefinitely stable) beers worldwide. But what of the time-honored methods of yesteryear? Unpasteurized, unfiltered and all-natural real ales hearken back to the advent of brewing and civilization itself. Regardless of style, these beers undergo a second fermentation in the cask, resulting in natural carbonation, and are served hand-pulled through “beer engines” at traditional cellar temperature (50-60F). The enhanced aroma and flavor will make a believer out of you, too! Purists will tell you, this is the only way to experience “real ale”…alive and on cask!