Pickled Pilsner | 4.9% ABV | 30 IBU
Brewed with a Czech Pilsner approach and a pickle attitude, this beer was inspired by sassy little Grandma Gladys and her delicious homemade pickles. We added dill early and often to this creamy lager with dashes of Cayenne pepper, sea salt and some pickling spices along the way. This beer is unfiltered, untamed, and full of dill. Great for breakfast and bowling. A worthy sidekick to your next Bloody Mary
American Lager | 4.7% ABV | 7 IBU
This American lager is a tribute to the old timers who drank beer that tasted like beer. Whether your first sip was from your grandpa’s can when he took an afternoon nap, or from your dad’s stash in the garage fridge, this golden pilsner is a throwback to that classic style. 6 row and flaked corn give off that clean crisp yet sweet taste that is reminiscent of drinking in a cornfield with a group of friends. Cluster hops, one of the original North American grown hops which still grows wild in Milwaukee, paired with Galena hops give it that quintessential classic clean taste. This beer is the perfect break from todays over the top craft beer environment. Sometimes it’s important to remember what something was in order to fully appreciate and understand what it has become.
Official beer of La Crosse’s Winter Roots Festival
Black Lager | 5.1% ABV | 22 IBU
This black lager is a throwback to the Middle Ages – a version of a lost beer style called a Zwert. With a silhouette black as night, this roasted and toasted lager is crisp and clean. European lager yeast fermented at ale temperatures provides balance with a bright smooth finish. Enjoy our version of what your grandpa’s great grandpa’s great grandpa’s great grandpa’s great grandpa might have been toasting back in the day. The “Barbegazi” is a mythological character with Swiss origins, usually described as a good natured gnome that resides in the mountains and uses his large feet for skis and returning to its cave to hibernate for the summer months.
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OH YA NO FER SURE BUD
IPA | 6.4% ABV | 62 IBU
The free-forming improvisational style of Zappa hops are on full display in this experimental IPA. With a wheat forward grain bill and a west coast-style hop schedule, you get a delicate balance that encourages all parties to shine through. Each glass tends to take on a life of its own. Zappa with a supporting cast of Mosaic, and some CTZ hop hash coexist nicely; coming through on their own time in their own way. This experimental IPA is a true exploration towards the edge of what IPAs have become, where they came from, and potentially where they are headed. Like any truly great exploration sometimes it takes three to four pints to ponder your next move!
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Märzenbier | 5.1% ABV | 23 IBU
This German lager has a deep copper color with bright clarity and a solid, off-white head. The aroma highlights the malt with rich toasted caramel and honey characteristics that carry over into the flavor profile. The moderate hop bitterness provides balance without overshadowing the malt backbone. Sweet and tropical fruit tones can be noted in the shadows of the background. With a clean finish that one would expect from a lager.
Hard Seltzer | 5% ABV
We went to a few local farms and asked the farmers for their ripest, freshest, tastiest fruit and let those answers and that fruit lead the way. We ended up with a muskmelon, blackberry, blueberry hard seltzer. No tricks, no gimmicks, no extract just as pure of a seltzer we could make with as fresh of fruit as we could find. Unfiltered and raw comes across a little tart as it should. To be enjoyed with a friend or a foe or someone you don’t even know.
GODFATHER OF GRUNGE
IPA | 6.8% ABV | 65 IBU
This hop and wheat-forward IPA comes across quite bold. Unfiltered and naturally carbonated. Wheat malt imparts a light citrusy tangy feel that pairs well with the aggressive west coast style hop schedule. Mosaic and Galaxy hops come together on this one to push forward the tropical, citrusy and piney feel with enough bite to create no doubts you have an IPA in your hand.