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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.
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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…
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 4.8% abv
Why the Name? …there’s a classic rock group called America, and they have this song…
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
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
Why the Name? Ask any Badger….you’re better off red!
Originally brewed by English brewers in the late 1800′s for export to the royal court of the Russian Empire, imperial stouts were once the private beverage of the czars. Very dark, with big roast and dark malt flavors, significantly hopped for balance against a massively chewy full body, and with a warming strength that can melt away the chills of a harsh northern winter…these are the trademarks of an imperial stout. 1.090 OG 75 IBUs 9.2% abv
Why the name? Yes, it’s a play on words- so much malt was used in brewing this beer that our mash tun (where crushed grains and brewing water come together in the brewing process) was literally full to the brim…maxed out! Incidentally, there wasn’t an actual “Emperor Maximilian” in the lineage of Russian royalty, but there was a famous satirical work in 19th century Russian folk theater called “Emperor Maximilian”. Likewise, no real czars will be enjoying “Max Stout”, but we’d be honored if actors, playwrights and fans of the theater might draw inspiration from a few sips.
Our fresh 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
Fall seasonal. Modeled after the famous strong dark lagers of Germany, our 30 Point Bock is rich and substantial yet with a smooth and clean finish. Stylistically 30 Point is a “dunkles”, meaning “dark”, and Dunkles Bock beers feature an awesome depth of malt flavor with very little hop presence or bitterness. Look for lovely ruby highlights within its red-brown hue, and enjoy our bock best with rich and hearty food from the grill. Steaks, sausages, and VENISON would make excellent company for the 30 Pointer. 1.066 OG 23 IBUs 6.7% abv
Why the Name? For many folks, Fall means hunting season, and the 30 point buck is as elusive and legendary an adversary as Moby Dick. The chilly autumn mornings, the rustling of fallen leaves, the spirit of kinship and telling of tall-tales, the blaze-orange fashion…good times indeed. For those who don’t hunt, I say “we’re all hunting for something”, so why not enjoy a delicious traditional beer with a silly name?
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!
“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…”
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 7.5% abv
Why the name? Toy Boat- a tongue twister!
Brewed in the style of the Finnish “sahti” juniper/ rye beer, our full-bodied holiday strong ale boasts a big evergreen aroma and subtle spice and fruit nuances that hint at delicious holiday baking. Cozy up with one of the most unique winter warmers of the season! 1.072 OG 6 IBUs 6.8% abv
Our latest limited-release barrel project blends warm spices, the doughy confection of holiday goodies, and a mellow wine-like tartness, in a thought provoking yet unassuming strong ale perfect for toasting with friends at a cozy winter’s gathering! ~8.5% abv
Truly unique barrel-aged rarity! This is a special version of our commemorative 500th batch ‘Milestone’ barley wine, aged in an absinthe barrel from ‘Toad Chateau’- the only one of its kind. 1.088 OG 45 IBUs 9.2% 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!