Well, what do you know? A classic unfiltered Bavarian-style wheat beer, our Weissbier has an inviting fruity/ spicy aroma reminiscent of banana, citrus and clove.
1.050 OG 14 IBUs 5.3% abv
Our famous Irish red ale boasts a deep copper color and smooth, toasty caramel malt character, with just a touch of roasted barley in the finish for an exceptionally easy-drinking pint.
1.051 OG 21 IBUs 5.3% abv
Who’d have thought a hybrid English/ American oaked IPA would become our flagship and best selling beer? Walking the line between tradition and invention, inviting floral/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
Modeled after the famous namesake beer of Cologne, Germany, our light- bodied and refreshing Kölsch features a mild malty flavor and low bitterness. Often mistaken for a light lager, a pleasantly soft fruity aroma gives this golden ale away.
1.045 OG 20 IBUs 4.9% abv
Better Off Red
This hopped up American red ale is brewed with a careful blend of American malts and six types of hops that vie for attention in a high-flying balancing act. Ask any Badger…you’re better off red.
1.064 OG 45 IBUs 6.6% abv
Mosasaur (aka Mosey)
Our Mosasaur IPA makes gratuitous use of lovely Mosaic hops, noted for tropical, citrus and berry fruit notes. Bitterness is mellow, hop flavor is abundant.
1.068 OG 68 IBUs 6.9% abv
This big, burly beast of an Imperial Oaked IPA (an oversized homage to our best-selling ‘Woodshed IPA’) is stacked with twice the hops, ridiculous piles of barley, and heaps upon heaps of oak.
1.094 OG 95 IBUs 9.5% abv
Crafted with Wisconsin-grown 6-row barley and locally grown German-pedigree hops, this crisp & classic true lager honors Old World tradition with local bounty. The American craft pilsner with a German accent!!
1.052 OG 32 IBUs 5.5% abv
Our English-style ESB (Extra Special Bitter) is a wonderfully balanced, easy drinking amber ale. Brewed with traditional imported malt and hops, Derby Girl has a toasty biscuit-like sweetness with mild fruity aromas and a modest hoppy bite.
1.056 OG 40 IBUs 5.8% abv
Brewed with rye, European specialty malts & Czech Saaz hops, this old-world ‘Roggen Bock’ is a distant cousin to our Weiss bier and features a similarly fresh fruity aroma but with a complex nutty/spicy malt character.
1.0769 OG 22 IBUs 6.9% abv
Our oatmeal stout is a hearty and full-bodied dark beer with rich malt flavors of molasses cocoa, caramel and espresso.
1.065 OG 30 IBUs 6.3% abv
In the tradition of the Trappist brewing monks of Belgium, our abbey ‘extra’ Dubbel features aromas of stone fruit, ginger, anise and raisins and a bold, complex depth of malt flavor. Eminently drinkable in a 12 oz chalice.
1.082 OG 18 IBUs 9.2% abv
Diamond Star Halo
Crisp & quenching, tart & tangy American sour ale with notes of sourdough and citrus. Serious
1.042 OG 7 IBUs 4.8% abv
Tropical and citrus fruit hop aromas abound in this American-style pale ale bursting with blissful Citra and Centennial hops.
1.058 OG 55 IBUs 6.4% abv
Our brewers reserve the first brew of each calendar year for innovation & creativity- always a unique new beer with no repeats. This year’s one-and-done ‘snowflake’ beer is a medieval style Gruit, an un-hopped sour ale with Mugwort, Heather Tips, and Sweet Gale. Mildly tart & sweet, a taste of history!
1.056 OG 5.9% abv
Our classic Dusseldorf-style Altbier has a brisk noble hop presence and a smooth, well-rounded malt profile.
1.057 OG 42 IBUs 5.6% abv
Our rich and decadent Chocolate Doppelbock is a true lager lovingly crafted with imported chocolate malts, Dutch-process cocoa powder and liquified cocoa nibs for the perfect chocolate ménage à trois.
1.074 OG 24 IBUs 7.2% abv
A sublime harmony of grape and grain, oak and ale, partnership and patience. Our imperial stout, aged a full year in 12 year Tawny Port wine barrels from our friends at Wollersheim Winery, transcends to something magical. In celebration of our 9th (Madison) and 1st (Sauk City) anniversary, we raise a toast of gratitude to our friends and patrons!. ~10.5% abv
Whiskey Barrel-aged Lumberyard
An intensely flavorful Woodshed IPA trifecta! Lumberyard IIPA (imperial version of Woodshed oaked IPA) aged 15 months in freshly emptied barrels of Woodshed whiskey (custom hop whiskey distilled from Woodshed IPA). Limited release!! ~11.0% abv
The “big brother” in our Belgian-style Abbey ale family, ‘Trepidation…’ defies easy categorization. Subtle flavors of mandarin, pepper, tropical fruit & vanilla are fused in a gently warming alcohol heat. Sinfully smooth for its towering strength, served in a 12 oz chalice.
1.100 OG 21 IBUs 10.7% abv
Cask-Conditioned Real Ales
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!
From traditional to experimental, we tap a fresh firkin weekly. Please ask about our current selection.