Open from 11am to bar time, 7 days a week (excluding some holidays). Lunch and dinner served from 11am to 10pm.

Our Brews On Tap

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Weiss Nix – Bavarian-style Weissbier

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

Scaredy Cat – Oatmeal Stout

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

McLovin – Irish Red Ale

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

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

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.


Dedication – Abbey Dubbel

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!

Woodshed – Oaked India Pale Ale

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…

Tabula Rasa – Abbey-style Table Beer

Our abbey singel bridges the gap between continental pilsner and Belgian farmhouse ale- classic bready malt and noble hops meet with subdued saison-like fruit & spice suggestions. Dry and refreshing.  1.050 OG   29 IBUs   5.5% abv

Summer Sahti – Farmhouse-style Ale

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

Pumpkin Disorderly – Spiced Abbey Ale

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!  1.069 OG   13 IBUs   7.4% abv

Toy Boat, Toy Boat – Double IPA

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!

Bee’s Knees – Honey Cream Ale

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

Oktoberfest – Munich-style Amber Festival Beer

A Munich-style amber festival bier with a smooth classic malt character and just a kiss of German noble hops, our Oktoberfest was chosen “National Grand Champion” in the 2010 United States Beer Tasting Championships!   1.055 OG   26 IBUs   5.6% abv

Citra Zen – American Pale Ale

Don’t be bitter, citizens! Here’s a fresh new flavor as American as A.P.A., bursting with blissful Citra and Centennial hops. Rough times, tougher choices? Raise your glasses, not your voices!  1.058 OG   55 IBUs   6.4% abv

Wee Heavy – Scottish Strong Ale

Our Scottish-style strong ale wields a rich complexity of deeply caramelized malt flavors, and a satisfying & full-bodied, yet tempered sweetness. Perfect for sipping and savoring.   1.080 OG    24 IBUs    7.7% abv

Received the silver medal in the Scotch Ales category at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival ®

Sister Golden Ale – Kölsch

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…

Kindled Spirits – Smoked Golden Ale

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

Better Off Red – Hopped Up American Red Ale

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!

DeVille – Belgian-style Barleywine

The long-awaited return of our Belgian-style barleywine featuring a voluptuous full body and spicy/ fruity notes.  Big, bold, beautiful… ‘the Cadillac of abbey ales’!   1.090 OG    31 IBUs    9.0% abv

 Time & Tide – Brett-fermented, spiced Belgian strong ale

Dark and tart, wild and wonderful, this Brett-fermented, spiced Belgian strong ale evolved from ‘Sarsaparilla Killa’ over many seasons in ‘Dumaine du Sac’ red wine barrels from our friends at Wollersheim Winery.   ~11% abv

My Own Private IPL – Collaboration Brew with House of Brews

Smooth, crisp India Pale Lager with a modest hoppy bite, a single malt/ single hop showcase of the ‘Gem State’, featuring Ida-Pils malt and Idaho 7 hops.   ~6.7% abv

Bouquet Pink IPA 2016 – Special Brew with Tex Tubb’s Taco Palace & the Food Fight Group

Brewed with Citra and Nelson hops plus 6 types of edible flowers (rose, lavender, hibiscus, chamomile, jasmine & chrysanthemum) our floral IPAtruely is a ‘bouquet’ in a glass. $1 per pint sold donated to local breast cancer charities.   1.065 OG   68 IBUs   7.4% abv

Cask-conditioned real ale – Always two on tap with new selections rotating in frequently

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!