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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.
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 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
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 4.9% abv
Why the Name? …there’s a classic rock group called America, and they have this song…
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
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!
No tricks- just treats. Our pumpkin ale is an abbey ale first and a specialty beer second- formulated with a keen sense of balance. Brewed with real pumpkin and a secret blend of spices, along with caramel and roasted malts, we bring you the essence of the harvest season in a glass! 1.072 OG 8 IBUs 7.4% abv
Crisp, simple and inviting as a continental pilsner, yet graced with distinctive spicy aromas, our abbey-style table beer is a versatile companion for many foods, and is equally enjoyable on its own. 1.052 OG 29 IBUs 5.3% abv
A seasonal best-seller, our Munich-style Fest Bier brightens any celebration with toasty malt cheer and a kiss of German noble hops. Ein Prosit! 1.055 OG 26 IBUs 5.6% 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.
1.074 OG 85 IBUs 7.8% abv
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.
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
Behold! A lively Belgian-style farmhouse ale brewed with Hibiscus flower petals. Light-bodied, with a mildly tart floral/fruity flavor, Hibiscus Saison finishes dry and crisp. 1.054 OG 22 IBUs 6.3% 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
A rush of mango, tangerine, evergreen & bubblegum thrill the senses in our latest Belgo IPA, with Citra and Chinook hops dancing in a wild frenzy & sturdy, rustic spelt malt providing depth and texture. 1.076 OG 75 IBUs 8.1% abv
This barrel-aged rarity began as our massively flavorful Russian Imperial ‘Maximilian Stout’, aged in tawny port wine barrels from Wollersheim Winery becomes an exquisite marriage of red wine, French oak, and rich roasted dark malt. ~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!