We serve beer in our tap room in pints, half pints, or 5-ounce taster glasses. Flights are available in sets of four 5-ounce tasters. To-go beer options (for most of our beers) are growlers (64 ounces) and crowlers (32 ounces). We will fill growlers that are brought in, but only if they're clean.
Blonde Ale - 4.6% abv - 12 ibu
A classic easy-drinking ale, brewed with three varieties of light malt from around the world to create complex but inoffensive flavor sure to please the masses.
American Wheat - 4.5% abv - 10 ibu
This crisp, clean, refreshing ale shows off the subtle flavor of the mighty wheat kernel by using clean-fermenting American Ale yeast and light hopping schedule, allowing the classic wheat flavor to pop through.
Robust Porter - 6.3% abv - 23 ibu
Five specialty malts come together in this dark ale to create a roasty, toasty, flavor that reminds you of coffee, caramel, and dark chocolate.
IPA - 6.1% abv - 61 ibu
Oh baby, this hop-monster showcases an explosive aroma of Centennial, Chinook, and Belma hops to make a fruity, resiny, dank beer, all balanced by the crisp bittering of Columbus hops.
Scottish Ale - 5.1% abv - 17 ibu
This smooth red beer flaunts two caramel malts with a guest appearance by a few other specialty malts to make a big, sweet, satisfying taste that will make you want another.
Rongorongo IPA - 6.7% abv - 31 ibu
Our take on a New England IPA, this hazy juice-bomb of a beer assaults your taste buds with tropical fruit flavors,. 4 lbs/bbl of Mosaic, Denali, and Idaho 7 hops were added in two massive loads in order to achieve the unique appearance. Low bitterness and just enough of a malt backbone will make you want to drink one after another. We named it after a written language found on Easter Island that no one can read, which reminded us of this beer because no one can see through it.
Dry Irish Stout 3.8% abv - 29 ibu
The flavor of roasted barley howls like an Irish banshee in this dense, jet-black brew. A rich, silky body and sturdy foam head are created by serving this beer on nitrogen, which also means you get a show with every pint. Sláinte! (On nitro so no growler/crowlers.)
NZ Pils - 5.5% abv - 30 ibu
Hops from New Zealand. Malt from Germany. Deliciousness from our taproom. This dry-hopped lager balances the tropical fruit, lime, and white wine flavors of Nelson Sauvin and Motueka hops with the bready, biscuity flavor of Pilsner malt, creating a never-ending joyride for your taste buds.
Doodad Session IPA - 4% abv - 28 Abu
It's little, useful, and a bit obscure - it's a Doodad! This crushable Session IPA uses Simcoe and Loral hops to create a beautiful harmony of floral, fruity, and resinous flavors in a way-too-smooth 28 ibu package. With oats and wheat added to the mash for extra body, this little Doodad is one can drink all day.
Port Barrel-aged Belgian Golden Strong - 11% abv - 13 ibu
This deep-copper stunner started its life as our Belgian Golden Strong, walloping your taste buds with tropical fruit flavors created by a special strain of Belgian yeast. To take this beer to the next level we aged it for 8 months in Mexican Port barrels. The flavors of this fortified wine mingle with those flavors to create a spectacular alliance. (Limited run of crowlers. No growlers.)
Black Lime Saison - 5.9% abv - 29 ibu
This thirst-quenching Belgian ale has a swift fruity, black peppery flavor, with a background flavor of earthy, slightly tart black limes. Black limes are Persian limes that have been dried in the sun. This beer style was originally brewed as a daily ration for Belgian farm workers, where they would consume up to 5 liters per day while working in the field.
Honey Kolsch - 6.2% abv - 11 ibu
This gold-colored, full-flavored ale is made with 50 lbs of wildflower honey from our bartender Tim Huey’s hives in Nora Springs. Sweet honey balances the classic Kolsch flavors of pilsner malt and subtle fruitiness. Perfect for a long-awaited Iowa spring day.
NEW: Brut IPA 6.3% abv - 23 ibu
Crisp, dry, fruity, and refreshing. This spritzy IPA gets its flavor and aroma from a gargantuan amount of Nelson Sauvin, Hallertau Blanc, and Mistral hops, generating vivid flavors reminiscent of white wine and ripe pear. We brewed this beer to have an extremely light body with no residual sugar, generating an IPA that’s endlessly crushable on a hot summer day.
Cider & Root Beer
Wilson's Orchard Cherry Crush
A very cherry hard cider
One of the fruit world’s unsung heroes is the humble tart cherry. Not a stand-alone showboat, they instead combine with other foods to bring magic to all kinds of fine dining. Our cherry crush cider mixes the rich flavors of tart cherries with the mildly sweet background of hard apple cider. Just enough cherry to think summer, just enough hard apple cider to keep it interesting glass after glass. Alc 4.5% by vol
Wilson's Orchard Goldfinch
A slightly sweet hard cider
At Wilson’s Orchard, we grow over 100 varieties of apples. To make Goldfinch we started with Goldrush, a stupendous apple which combines tannins and tartness in a tasty yellow package. To that we added several sweeter apples to produce a full bodied cider with enough tang to keep it interesting and a hint of sweet to keep it going down smooth. Alc 4.8% by vol
1919 Root Beer
1919 is brewed in small batches in New Ulm, Minnesota, by Schell's Brewing Company with only the finest ingredients (real sugar and real vanilla). 1919 is alcohol-free and contains no corn syrup, gluten, or caffeine.
A note about wine:
Although we do not sell wine ourselves, you're welcome to bring in wine for a corkage fee of $1. Please come up and see us at the bar to have it opened for you and to get glasses (tulip glasses). Wine is the only outside beverage that is allowed to be brought into the taproom (outside of our monthly bottle share events).