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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.