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.
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.
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.
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.
Peach Brandy Double Honey - 10.4% abv - 28 ibu
You know that Honey Kolsch you’ve been drinking all spring and summer? This is an imperial twice-the-local-honey-as-usual version of that, aged 6 months in ex-bourbon peach brandy barrels. Honey, peach, and toasted oak flavors come together to create a massive beer, perfect for sipping on while you should be mowing your lawn. Available in the taproom in 5 oz or 10 oz pours. No crowlers left. No growler fills.
Peak of Power Double NEIPA - 8.5% abv - 25 ibu
Buckle up, friends. We brewed this hazy, hefty, double-dry-hopped NEIPA with three equally gigantic parts Sabro, Wai-iti, and Denali hops. That harmonious trio spawns flavors and aromas that any produce section would be envious of. Pineapple, lime, peach, mango, and tangerine flavors dominate, balanced by a smooth, yet robust grain bill including barley, wheat, oats, and spelt.
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.
NEW: 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.
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).