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Our take on a classic, this is a Bavarian-style unfiltered wheat beer. Light golden in color, hazy and with a snow white crown of foam, our Weissbier (“white beer” in German) has an inviting fruity/ spicy aroma reminiscent of banana, citrus and clove. Brewed with generous amounts of wheat and imported Munich malt, the flavor is sweet and rounded yet refreshing and highly drinkable. 1.050 OG 14 IBUs 5.5% abv
Why the Name? The colors of the Bavarian flag are checkered white and blue, or “weiss und blau” in German.
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
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 5.2% abv
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
Woodshed is a unique IPA experience- something of a hybrid British IPA/ American IPA, brewed with 2 types of oak chips for a truly distinctive flavor. English First Gold and Fuggles hops lend fruity and woodsy notes to the aroma, as well as a restrained bitterness, and an unmistakeable yet subdued oaky essence winds its way throughout this beer’s character. Imagine a hearty, heavily-hopped ale riding in an oak barrel on a tall ship to India 150 years ago. 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…
The humble cream ale has a history intertwined with the American working-class. We give ours a rural twist by brewing with oats, flaked maize, and Wisconsin clover honey. Mildly sweet, light and refreshing, and with a touch of honey in the finish- the perfect way to toast a busy day! 1.049 OG 16 IBUs 5.0% abv
Our fresh new mild golden wheat ale is dry-hopped with New Zealand’s distinctive ‘Nelson Sauvin’ hops, for luscious tropical fruity aromas of passion fruit, mango and citrus. 1.049 OG 16 IBUs 5.3% abv
Hops take the spotlight in this bold and assertive American IPA, from luscious &
enticing aromas through a brisk bitterness that lingers like a daydream. 1.070 OG 85 IBUs 7.8% abv
Why the name? Toy Boat- a tongue twister!
Velvety smooth, deftly spiced, and disarmingly potent, this new Belgian black strong ale features notes of molasses, dark cocoa, black licorice and old-fashioned root beer. (Careful- this is not a soft drink!) 1.091 OG 27 IBUs 9.8% abv
Featuring bready European malts and spicy/oral continental noble hops, this German-style pilsner is a crisp, refreshing, true lager with plenty of Old World charm. Fizzy yellow beer? Jawohl! 1.049 OG 32 IBUs 5.5% abv
Our deliciously peachy Belgian wheat ale is the perfect antidote to the summer doldrums, with a tempting fresh fruit aroma and juicy sweet flavor, tempered by a mild peppery spice character via fermentation with authentic abbey ale yeast. Cheers to summer! 1.058 OG 19 IBUs 5.8% abv
How do you fit a square peg into a round hole? Our hop-heavy golden rye ale thumbs its piggy nose at style guidelines. It boasts a lavish Pacific Northwest hop bouquet of nectarine, grapefruit and wood, and a lopsided bitterness accented by spicy, rustic rye malts. Dry, crisp and unabashedly hoppy, who wouldn’t love a Square Pig? 1.048 OG 52 IBUs 5.2% 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 7.9% abv
Never heard of a spelt-based, ginger-laced amber double witbier?! (That’s because we made it up!) Full of ancient grain wisdom and armed with a zesty fresh ginger kick, Jinja Ninja is here to vanquish the foe- beer boredom!
1.067 OG 10 IBUs 7.3% abv
Mayhem! Madness! A powerful abbey strong ale sent to a long slumber in a French Cabernet wine cask, yielding a unique and mysterious beer/wine hybrid monstrosity. Limited engagement! ~10% 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!