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.
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.
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.
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 sturdy canvas of Pilsner malt. All those flavors lead to a snappy, dry finish.
Milk Stout - 5.4% abv - 21 ibu
The dark, complex flavor of this beer comes from a lavish amount of four different dark malts, all balanced by the sweetness of lactose sugar. Lactose is an unfermentable sugar commonly found in milk, hence the name. This beer contains no actual milk, but we still think you might want to pour it over your cereal in the morning.
Kohatu Pils - 6.2%. - 30 ibu
This beer was brewed with a simple recipe but showcases an impressive depth of flavor created by its two superstar ingredients: Barke Pilsner malt and New Zealand-grown Kohatu hops. Barke malt is made with an heirloom variety of barley, recently re-discovered and grown in Germany, with big notes of toast and honey. A modest dry-hopping of Kohatu hops contributes a piney, honeydew-esque aroma and flavor. These powers combine to make a hoppy pale lager that’s equal parts refreshing and flavorful.
Dry Hop Helles - 4.5% abv - 29 ibu
This crispy little number is the perfect pint for relaxing while you soak in the end of summer. A generous heaping of Hallertau Blanc hops constructs a vibrant aroma of white grapes, fresh cut grass, and lemony citrus. German Pilsner malt gives this beer a succinct sweetness, making it rich in flavor, but snappy in refreshment.
Bangkok Brut - 19 ibu - 5.9% abv
Dried ginger and Kaffir lime leaves coalesce to produce a dry, zippy, and spritzy refresher. Lime leaves from Thailand lend big flavors of citrus zest, then ginger snaps through for a quick, exhilarating finish. (A quick vocab lesson if you need it: "brut" is often used in the wine/beer world to describe something that's completely unsweetened and very dry.)
Hoppy Black Lager - 4.3% abv - 25 ibu
Some beers don’t fall into a category that exists yet, and this is one of them. Dry-hopped with Australian Enigma hops, and brewed with malt from three countries, our Hoppy Black Lager is a roller coaster of flavor and complexity. Mellow roasty flavors from the malt tangle themselves up with subtle tropical flavors of the hops to make a beer that transcends style guidelines, but fits into the category of “Another pint please.”
Iowa Doodad - 4.5% abv - 28 ibu
We didn’t have to go far to get the hops for this super-smooth Session IPA. Cedar Falls-grown Cascade hops provide a tropical fruit flavor not typically found in Cascades grown in the Pacific Northwest. Big notes of pineapple, mango, and orange compliment the slightly piney note found in traditional Cascades. Add that to a sturdy malt bill of barley, wheat, and oats, and you’ve got yourself a winner.
Oktoberfest - 5.7% abv - 19 ibu
This uber-malty German lager will transport your taste buds to the land where Hasselhoff is king and Lederhosen is formalwear. Deep copper in color and brewed with 100% German malt imported from Bamberg, this satisfying beer was inspired by the Munich festival where this beer originally appeared in 1818. Prost!
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).