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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
Gold medal winner at the 2016 World Beer CupSM!
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…
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
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
Hops take the spotlight in this bold and assertive double IPA, from luscious &
enticing aromas through a brisk bitterness that lingers like a daydream.
1.078 OG 85 IBUs 8.3% abv
Why the name? Toy Boat- a tongue twister!
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
Crafted from imported Munich & Vienna malts, our golden Bock showcases locally-grown Mt. Hood hops for a restrained bitterness and mild floral/ spicy character. Good things come in multiples! 1.064 OG 28 IBUs 6.7% abv
Sahti is an uncommon, ancient farmhouse style ale from Finland, which forges the flavorful elements of rye and juniper into a rustic and satisfying harmony. Gin-like evergreen and juicy berry flavors meld with hardy, spicy rye malt, in a distinctive yet refreshing historically-inspired ale. 1.056 OG 8 IBUs 5.4% 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
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
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
What could be better than cool refreshment & tall tales ’round the old campfire? This supremely balanced smoked golden ale was inspired by the ‘Rauchbiers” of Bavaria, yet feels right at home here in Wisconsin. Like us, we hope you’re looking forward to happy times with good friends, under canopies of summer stars! 1.054 OG 21 IBUs 5.7% abv
This decadent and spirited vintage edition of our abbey ‘extra’ Dubbel was brewed in early 2015 & spent over 10 months resting in apple brandy barrels from our friends at Yahara Bay Distillers here in Madison. ~10.7% abv
To commemorate our 500th batch (back in 2014), we brewed ‘Milestone’, a new recipe English-style barleywine strong ale. A small portion of this rich and decadent rarity was aged 18 months in Yahara Bay bourbon barrels, resulting in a vintage ale of unparalleled complexity. ~10.5% 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!