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.
Not Too Wild English Mild - 2.8% abv - 27 ibu
December was pretty crazy here at 17 North Federal -- full of boozy, barrel-aged one-offs and hopped-to-high-heaven IPAs. To start 2019, we decided to take it down a notch to calm everybody down with this: the Not Too Wild English Mild, a super low alcohol, old-world taste bud tingler made with traditional floor-malted Maris Otter malt. The floor malting process fosters vivid, back-to-basics flavors that will remind you of toffee, pie crust, and toasted walnuts.
Brut IPA - 6.5% abv - 23 ibu
One of our favorites to pop in and out of the menu is back again! Crisp/dry/fruity/refreshing Brut IPA gets its flavor and aroma from a gargantuan amount of hops, and you might want to try and detect if you can taste some changes in our recipe. For this batch we adjusted the hop bill to include Vic Secret, Motueka, and Hallertau Blanc hops. Boasting vivid flavors reminiscent of white wine and ripe pear, this beer has an extremely light body with no residual sugar.
Dopplebock - 7.2% abv - 18 ibu
This malty German lager is packed with Munich and Vienna malted barley, leading to a rich malty flavor and aroma unlike any other style. Six weeks of lagering has allowed all the intense flavors of the malt come together to create a supremely drinkable and incredibly satisfying brew.
Keller Pils - 5.6% abv - 30 ibu
Back on tap on February 6, our Keller pils is a golden-hued stunner. Czech Saaz hops lend a floral, slightly spicy note, which is balanced by a bready wallop created by floor-malted Bohemian Pilsner malt. Classic German lager yeast blends those flavors seamlessly to build a beer that’s equal parts drinkable, flavorful, and refreshing. On its end-of-the-year wrap-ups a few months ago, Iowa Beer Blog named the Keller Pils its #1 Easy Drinking beer for 2018. Aww, shucks! Thanks, Iowa Beer Blog! We are very proud of it and appreciate the shout-out.
Rose Hip Oak Saison - 5.5% abv - 29 ibu
This dry, bubbly saison was brewed with rose hips, then fermented with oak and more rose hips. The hips (fruit from the rose plant) provide a smack of slightly tart dried-berry. A whiff of vanilla and toast comes from the oak spirals, which also helps dry out this Belgian-inspired beer. The end result is equal parts fruity, woody, and refreshing.
Gaelic Gold - 6.0 abv - 23 ibu
Made with authentic Irish barley, this beer has been lagered to make a smooth, uncomplicated flavor perfect for celebrating your possibly-fictional Irish heritage or chasing leprechauns. We kept the hops out of the way, and just used one variety of malt, but this beer still kicks off notes of pretzel, granola, and lemon zest.
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.
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).