5.5% ABV || 19 IBU
A beer entrenched in a storied tradition, the style was coined by a legend in German brewing, Gabriel Sedlmayer, to be offered at this time of late September and early October. The Oktoberfest itself was first conceived in 1810, not as a beer festival, but rather to commemorate the wedding of the Crown Prince of Bavaria. Nonetheless, our interpretation carries on the coincidental tradition. A medium strong, malty, amber-red lager beer whose maltiness is carried in the bouquet more than in its body. It is full of a sweet spiciness from the Munich and caramel malts used. It is cellared for an extended period of time to complete the traditional methods, this, in turn, gives it a smooth, rounded, well-blended palate. We encourage everyone to ceremoniously consume.
Brewed last September in the form of our Applefest Ale, this ale has transformed into something quite spectacular. Vieille Pomme (Old Apple) starts off just like any other batch of Applefest ale, with loads of local honey and fresh apple cider. After primary fermentation, the real fun began. We back sweetened this batch with more local honey then split it into two. Half of it making its way into Heaven Hills Bourbon Barrels with a strain of Brettanomyces, and the other half remaining in a secondary fermenter with an English cider strain. After aging for about 8 months we blended the two back together. The resulting ale has big notes of tart apple, cherry, and some barnyard funk on the nose. The light body of this ale gives way to wonderful hints of apple, light cherry, a spiciness, and a very small hint of oakiness followed by the warming sensation of bourbon. This ale finishes very dry and slightly tart. Very limited amount of this beer will be available, so grab some while you can, you won’t want to miss out!
6.3% ABV, 18.1 IBU
4.9% ABV, 37.4 IBU
Just like our Wisconsin Pale Ale this beer is mostly comprised of locally grown barley and features Wisconsin Centennial and Cascade hops. While this beer shares those aspects with our WPA, it is a much tamer beer. This golden straw colored beer has grapefruit and citrus aromas pouring out it, while the light malty body gives way to the bitterness of the hops. A truly easy drinking IPA, that can be enjoyed all day.
6.6% ABV 46 IBU
This light colored IPA features our Wisconsin grown two-row base malt and very little specialty malt. A unique yeast strain ferments this ale at very warm temperatures, giving off flavors reminiscent of pineapple. Azacca, named after the Haitian god of agriculture, is the only hop in this IPA and has tropical notes of mango and papaya. Both the yeast and hops led to this hazy blonde IPA that reminds the brewers of a tropical fruit smoothie. Enjoy!
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5.0% ABV, 13.3 IBU
At this time of year, the traditional emphasis is on beers with a light body and a refreshing crispness. As with most wheat beers, the relatively high protein content leads to haze, giving the beer a light golden color. Historical evidence suggests that these beers were once intensely sour, and although modern examples tend to be dry, few are more than lightly tart. The lightness of body from the wheat and a firm tartness from the hops, bitter orange, and yeast offset perfectly the smoothness of the oats and the sweetness of the sweet orange, making this among the most refreshing of beer styles.