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 Golden Promise malt from the UK 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.
Rongorongo IPA - 6.7% abv - 31 ibu
This hazy juice-bomb of a beer assaults your taste buds with tropical fruit flavors, coming from two massive dry hop additions of Mosaic, Denali, and Idaho 7 hops. Low bitterness. This new batch (May 22) has had a slight adjustment. If you want to read about that, please take a peak at the blog.
Foreign Export Stout - 6.4 abv - 38 ibu
This rich brew is black as night, with a full-bodied mouthfeel and medium carbonation. It features flavors like dark chocolate and espresso and an aroma that hints at coffee or charred toast. This beer style was originally brewed to be exported long distances, so the recipe is very deliberate -- higher-than-normal-stout alcohol and hopping rates both act as a preservative.
American Barleywine - 11% abv - 86 ibu
Our American Barleywine is back! With this very big, bold, burly, and boozy beer, we tested the limits of our mash tun to provide a luscious caramely malt flavor. We balanced the malty sweetness by adding a lot of hops during an extra long boil. The end result is a hoppy, malty, full-bodied brew. Available in the taproom in 5 oz or 10 oz pours and to go in crowlers or growlers.
Quarter Hoop - 13% abv - 86 ibu
Rye Whiskey barrel-aged American Barleywine. Do we need to say anything more than that? We will anyway. We decided to crank our big ol’ barleywine up to 11 by aging it for 16 months in four 30 gallon Rye Whiskey barrels. The spicy rye, charred oak, and massive malt, combined to create a chewy, lightly carbonated behemoth with notes of molasses, blackberry, tobacco, and charred oak. Why the name? A "quarter hoop" is the term for one of the metal rings that keep barrels together. Specifically, quarter hoop is near the top, which reminded us of this beer, as it's at the top of everything -- alcohol content and flavor! Available in the taproom in 5 oz or 10 oz pours. We'll do a limited edition crowler run of 150 crowlers. Limit 3 crowlers per person per day. No growler fills. (13% abv - 86 ibu)
Honey Kolsch - 5.5% abv - 11 ibu
This gold-tinted, smooth, 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 provided by German-style yeast. Perfect for a long-awaited Iowa spring day.
Prickly Pear Mexican Lager - 4.7% abv - 25 ibu
What the heck is a prickly pear? A fruit that grows on a cactus. It has an unmatched flavor and aroma, somewhat similar to very intense pear, cherry, and green apple. What the heck is a Mexican Lager? A light lager, brewed with a touch of flaked maize, meant to be enjoyed at a party or in the sun. What the heck is a Prickly Pear Mexican Lager? Delicious.
Doodad Session IPA - 4% abv - 28 ibu
It's little, useful, and a bit obscure - it's a Doodad! Back on tap today, this crushable Session IPA uses Simcoe and Citra 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 you can drink all day.
Hibiscus Saison - 4.8% abv - 29 ibu
Ten pounds of dried Egyptian hibiscus flowers team up with intensely-flavorful Belgian yeast to create a floral, fruity pink work of art, painted on a subtle but study canvas of Pilsner malt. All those flavors lead to a snappy, dry finish. (For you saison fans, the Rose Hip Oak Saison is off tap now but we were filling crowlers when we ran out, so there are a few of those still available.)
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).