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

Weiss-Blau – Bavarian-style Weissbier

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.

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

Named “Best of the Midwest” Regional Champion- stout category!  USBTC winter 2010/ 2011 judging. For details, see www.usbtc.com

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    5.2% 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

Dedication – Abbey Dubbel

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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 – Oaked India Pale Ale

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…

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

The Grodz – Smoked Wheat Beer

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

Velouria - Peachy Belgian Wheat Ale

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

Sarsaparilla Killa – Belgian-style Black Strong Ale

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

Dreamboat - Golden Wheat Ale

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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

 

 

 

Polotmavy Incorrect - Amber Lager

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

Square Pig - Hop-heavy Golden Rye Ale

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

Toy Boat – American IPA

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!

Common Thread 2014 - Bohemian-style Pilsner

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

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!

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!    1.065 OG   13 IBUs   6.9% abv

Templeton Rye Barrel-aged Max Stout

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

Oude DeVille - Barrel-aged Sour

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

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!