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
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!
1.066 OG 35 IBUs 6.6% abv
Named "Best of the Midwest" Regional Champion- stout category! USBTC winter 2010/ 2011 judging. For details, see www.usbtc.com
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. 5.4% alcohol by volume.
Why the Name? The colors of the Bavarian flag are checkered white and blue, or "weiss und blau" in German.
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 Fugles 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 tallship 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...
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 8.5% abv
Whippoorwill - Belgian-style Wit
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! 1.044 OG 11 IBUs 4.7% abv
Attaboy Amber - American Amber Ale
Hip Hip Hooray, our popular American amber ale is back on tap! Brewed with generous portions of caramel and toasted barley and just a kiss of local Chinook hops from Gorst Valley Hops, Attaboy is mildly sweet and exceptionally drinkable. 1.051 OG 18 IBUs 5.8% abv
Dunkelweiss - Dark Wheat Ale
Tall, dark and delicious wheat ale with enticing aromas of banana, fresh bread, and clove, and a creamy, spritzy texture similar to its golden Weissbier cousin. Overtones of chocolate and roasted malt add complexity for a tasting experience that evolves gracefully sip by sip.
1.052 OG 16 IBUs 5.6% abv
Jinja Ninja - Spiced Double Witbier
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
Bourbon-Barrel Aged Max - Russian Imperial Stout
"Maximilian Stout" is our massively flavorful Russian Imperial stout. This version was aged over 7 months in bourbon-style whiskey barrels from Madison's own Yahara Bay Distillers! Approx. 11% abv
Hibiscus Saison - Belgian-style Farmhouse Ale
Inspired by the spice markets of Egypt, our version of this traditional Belgian-style farmhouse ale was brewed with hibiscus petals. Light, floral and pink, our Hibiscus Saison has a crisp, dry finish with a champagne quality- Perfect for summertime sipping! 1.050 OG 24 IBU's 6.1% abv
Brolly Roger - UK-style Extra Pale Ale
In jolly old England, a "brolly" is an umbrella, and an "IPA" is a mellow, malt-driven, modestly hoppy ale with a pleasant bitter bite. First brewed in a rainy, moody Spring that recalled British weather, this balanced UK-style Extra Pale Ale brings good cheer and comfort whatever the weather. 1.056 OG 50 IBUs 5.9% abv
Rhine Heights ALT - Altbier
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
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?
1.054 OG 64 IBUs 5.9% abv
Wee Heavy - Scottish Strong Ale
Our Scottish strong ale has a rich complexity of malt flavors and satisfying sweetness, perfect for sipping and savoring. Received the silver medal in the Scotch Ales category at the 2011 Great American Beer Festival ® .
1.080 OG 24 IBUs 8.1% 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!