An easy drinking beer with just enough complexity to make it interesting. Brick Red Ale drinks like a lager, with the attitude of an ale. Nutty aroma gives way to mild sweet caramel flavor and subtle background hops, with a smooth finish.
A brown ale with a bit more bite. A few more bittering hops and a late hop addition that take the complexity to a new level. Expect a little more bitterness and a citrus finish in addition to a chocolaty, slightly roasted, medium bodied backbone.
This is a nice easy drinking wheat beer with a little grain character from the flaked wheat. Malted wheat adds a slight citrus flavor. Hopping is intentionally low to allow malts to shine and not overpower the delicate fruit character.
Not as bitter as some and darker than most, you will not be disappointed with this IPA. No Paddle is an American IPA centered around hop flavor. The medium-light body with a caramel presence is a literal palette for our hoppy creation.
A golden light easy drinking beer with low hop character. A crisp, delicately balanced beer that will go well after a day mowing the lawn.
One of the hottest new hops is currently Citra. It is described as strongly tropical and lush with a host of fruit flavors. We wanted to showcase this with malts and hops that would provide a tasty blend.
Named in honor of the Wabash Trace Nature Trail, this American wheat is an easy drinking, refreshing beer. It is light-bodied, pale-colored, with just a hint of wheat aroma. Perfect for year-round refreshment, this beer has something for everyone.
This is our darkest offering, but many who proclaim to “not like dark beer” have turned a surprised eye. Sweet and full of roasted grains with hints of chocolate and coffee, resulting in a rich finish.
Our homage to the beers brewed in Mexico. These brews were inspired by, and in some cases, those originally brewed by German and Czech brewmasters. The use of Midwest corn as well as local hops really brings this beer home for us.
Inspired by the Mexican Café de Olla, we added Ghana cacao nibs, cinnamon sticks, pasilla & guajillo peppers along with Friedrich’s light roasted coffee to a tank filled with rye imperial stout we had just removed from barrels. Aging a year in a Heaven Hill bourbon barrel, this strong stout is complex with a balance provided by all the spicy hop and fruity, roasted and rich malt character. A swirl of coffee, chocolate; bourbon greets your nose and the beer kicks in after your first taste.
This is our first beer using hops from nearby Loess Hills Hops farm. Chinook is generally a more pine/oil type of hop, but we find a generous amount of peach and tropical fruits in the nose with the hops from the Rose family. Munich & Wheat malts for mouthfeel and head retention as well as using Golden Promise Pale malt. Unfiltered and naturally cloudy from protein, lupulin haze and a small amount of yeast.
Third runnings from our Oated Imperial Stout plus some extra grains were soured with our culture of Lactic Acid Bacteria. Blackberry juice was added to the fermenter for extra character. The result may be something entirely new: a sour fruit stout… or some crazy brewer may have done one somewhere. Unfiltered, dark black and naturally showing some effect from protein, lupulin haze and a small amount of yeast.
We rubbed some hops at the Nebraska Hop Yards. One of the standouts was Cashmere. Intensity was readily apparent as we opened the sample, and everyone agreed the dank strawberry character was outstanding. The mash bill to include a relative of hops, hemp seeds, to showcase the aroma with malts and hops providing a tasty blend. In addition to the strawberry notes, the hops lend a bit of citrus. The hemp seeds add some nutty background character.
Service Size Calories 12 oz. 110 16 oz. 150 This is our training wheels beer; our lawnmower beer; the real sessionable treat. Hops were added well after boil. There is no bitterness, just some aroma. It’s crafty, not craft.
This is our traditional cream ale with peaches & vanilla. This style of beer was America’s answer to the straw-colored lagers that began arriving with German immigrants. We use 2 row pale and pilsner malts to refine the character of our brew. Unfiltered, clear pale from lagering; a small amount of yeast or protein haze is normal.