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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
Brewed regionally since the Middle Ages but nearly forgotten today, the Grodziskie (aka Grätzer) style oak-smoked wheat beer hails from western Poland. Light, crisp and refreshing, yet full of flavor and accented by a distinctive smokiness, The Grodz makes a great session beer! 1.033 OG 22 IBUs 3.6% 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
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
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
Our local-centric rendition of the Czech-style “Polotmavy” (half-dark) amber lager is crafted with Wisconsin-grown barley malt and hops, for a deep malty sweetness and a bright aromatic hop profile in a mild & easy-drinking lager. Na zdravi! 1.050 OG 33 IBUs 5.3% 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
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!
The 3rd annual Common Thread collaboration brew features more than a dozen of WI’s best brewers, combining talents to craft a classic world style with a distinctly local accent.
Superbly balanced, clean and refreshing, this golden Bohemian-style pilsner was brewed with the finest European barley & 100% local Sterling hops, providing a pleasant aroma,
mellow bitterness & a medium-dry finish. Na zdravi! 1.054 OG 37 IBUs 5.5% 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! 1.065 OG 13 IBUs 6.9% abv
Maximilian Stout is our massively flavorful Russian Imperial Stout. This version was aged over 7 months in a single Templeton rye whiskey barrel. ~10.5% abv
DeVille is our hefty Belgian barleywine, brewed in the Summer of 2011. This version has been allowed to mature and to gracefully sour via ‘wild’ secondary fermentation and extensive aging, spending 9 months in an apple brandy barrel. Tart, wine-like, amazingly complex. Approx. 11% 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!