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.
Autumn Bock - 5.7% abv - 18 ibu
This traditional Bock lager is brewed with just a dash of seasonal spices, including cinnamon and nutmeg. These sharp spices provide a slight punch through the enormously malty flavor and aroma, keeping this brown beauty true-to-style while celebrating fall.
Bourbon Barrel-Aged Oktoberfest - 6.7% abv - 19 ibu
After taking a 9-month slumber in freshly emptied bourbon barrels, this deep-ruby colored lager has reached the apex of Autumnal flavor. The bourbon and oak flavors of the barrel meld with the rich, full-flavored malty goodness of the Oktoberfest to forge an unbreakable friendship in flavor. No growlers. Limited run of 150 crowlers. 3 per day per person limit on crowlers. (We are out of this on tap but still have crowlers left as of Nov. 17)
Smoked Stout - 4% abv - 19 ibu
Have you ever been drinking a crisp, clean, dry stout while you’re at a bon fire with friends? It’s kind of like that.
Aronia Saison - 4.5 ibu - 29 ibu
This deep-purple/pink Belgian beer was brewed with 100 lbs of juiced aronia berries grown by Berry Hill Orchard in Fertile. The unique sweet, sharp flavors of aronia berries blend in perfectly with the floral, fruity character of our distinctive Belgian yeast. This style of beer was originally brewed to satisfy thirsty farmers after a day in the field, but we think it’ll be just as satisfying after raking leaves or shoveling the driveway.
Nov. 28: Bank Demon Russian Imperial Stout - 11.1% abv - 60 ibu
Hefty loads of dark roasted malts were use to create this fiercely flavorful Russian Imperial Stout. Sipping on this cold-weather treat will remind you of espresso, cocoa, and a hint of dried fruit, all leading to a satisfying bittersweet finish. We named this one after a local landmark that isn't around anymore - a spooky image in the marble wall (https://imgur.com/75qsE9h) of a bank that used to be a little west of downtown.
Nov. 29: Mackinagical Iowa IPA - 5.8% - 29 ibu
We partnered with Cedar Falls Hops to create this one-of-a-kind IPA, brewed with a whole test plot of Mackinac hops. We used a fiscally irresponsible 4.5 lbs per barrel of dry hops in two doses to supply the juicy flavors reminiscent of watermelon and apricot, with just enough bitterness to stay balanced. This is the first time Mackinacs have been grown in Iowa.
Nov. 30: Bourbon Bank Demon - 12.7% - 60 ibu
After hibernating in bourbon barrels for 19 months, this spirit-driven rendition of our colossal Bank Demon Imperial Stout packs a wallop of flavor, combining the best attributes of imperial stout with the highlights of bourbon. Dark chocolate, caramel, marble cake, and butterscotch notes come from the diabolical duo. (Available on tap in 10 oz or 5 oz pours and in 750 ml crowlers while our limited supplies last. Limit 3 crowlers per person per day. No growlers.)
Dec. 1: Breakfast Bank Demon - 12.8% - 60 ibu
We’ll keep this description to just the facts: We aged our gigantic Bank Demon Imperial Stout in maple syrup barrels for 16 months. Our friends at Jitters freshly roasted just enough Brazilian coffee beans to give everything a boost. (Available on tap in 10 oz or 5 oz pours and in 750 ml crowlers while our limited supplies last. Limit 3 crowlers per person per day. No growlers.)
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).