Hayloft Series™

Be the first to sample one of our experimental small batch beers we call the Hayloft Series™. Before we go big, we brew small. We make these pilot brews in small batches from 15 gallons up to 3 barrels. This allows us to test out different ingredients, develop new techniques for our sometimes crazy brews, and do good ole fashion taste testing. Tell us what you think.


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Sugar Cookie Double Cream Ale
6.5% ABV | 20 IBU

We started with Cowbell, upped the recipe to make it even bigger and creamier, and finished it off with homemade sugar cookies! We added a heaping helping of sugar cookies baked right here in the UG kitchen, after flavor sampling a large handful, you know, for quality control purposes. Sure to satisfy that holiday sweet tooth!

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Minnesota Mild Ale
(4.5% ABV | 15 IBU)

A robust but easy drinking malt-forward beer that features notes of toffee and caramel, with low levels of roast and hop bitterness. London Ale yeast and German noble hops add a subtle complexity. The quintessential English session beer, crushable in every season.

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Spruce Goose American Red Ale
6.2% ABV | 20 IBU

This well-balanced Red Ale uses fresh spruce tips, a classic American brewing ingredient, to create a unique beer to celebrate the holiday season. Caramel malt balances and Chinook hops accentuate the sweet resinous pine flavor, creating a Christmas tree in a glass.


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On Tap December 6th

Ginger Snap Dubbel
7.7% ABV | 17 IBU

We recreated the classic holiday cookie with a traditional Belgian Abbey-style Dubbel. Caramel brown with coppery-red highlights, sweet malt combines with the unique floral spiciness of our Abbey yeast strain, perfect to compliment the additions of candied ginger and baking spices.


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On Tap December 7th

Candy Cane Blonde Ale
5.9% ABV | 15 IBU

Everyone’s favorite holiday treat, but in a beer! We used our creamy blonde ale recipe and added just the right amount of peppermint candy canes to give this deliciously easy-drinking beer a holiday twist.