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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 silver medal at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards!
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
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
Winner of the gold medal at the 2016 Best of Craft Beer Awards!
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…
Our hop-forward golden rye ale beckons with an aromatic burst of dank citrus (lemon, grapefruit, tangerine). Light in body yet briskly bitter (some may call it a “session IPA”), the parade of juicy all-American hops play perfectly off a rustic, bready rye malt base. Full of flavor yet easily repeatable, this little piggy’s the perfect pal for fun in the sun! 1.054 OG 50 IBUs 5.1% abv
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!
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
Our breezy, thirst-quenching Belgian-style Witbier is made with portions of wheat and oats, and lightly infused with real orange peel and spice, for a taste as soft as fluffy clouds on a summer day! 1.049 OG 11 IBUs 5.2% abv
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
Welcome Spring with a crisp, golden Maibock! Crafted from imported Munich and Vienna malts, our take on this classic style showcases locally grown Mount Hood hops for a balanced bitterness and mild oral/spicy character. 1.064 OG 28 IBUs 6.7% abv
Our classic Düsseldorf-style altbier is a throwback German amber ale, with a refined noble hop presence and a smooth mellow character. 1.057 OG 42 IBUs 5.6% abv
Inspired by the spice markets of Egypt, our re-invention of a traditional Belgian- style farmhouse ale is brewed with hibiscus flower petals. Mildly tart and bright pink, with fruity suggestions of berries and cherry, Hibiscus Saison finishes dry, crisp and champagne-like.
1.054 OG 22 IBUs 6.3% abv
Never heard of a spelt-based, ginger-laced amber double witbier?! (That’s because we just made it up.) Chock 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
This crisp, refreshing pale ale features fresh Cascade, Nugget & Mount Hood hops grown on our family farms in rural Sauk County. Mildly hoppy yet easy-drinking! 1.054 OG 38 IBUs 5.7% abv
Our brewers kick off each new year with an inventive new, one-time-only ‘Snowflake’ beer. 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
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
We allowed our ‘Dedication’ abbey strong ale 10 months slumber in Heaven Hill rye whiskey barrels, resulting in a rich and potent elixir, with an intense harmony of Belgian ale, wood and spirits character. ~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!