Our Beer

Flagship Beers

Sawmill Cant Hook Kölsch

ABV: 4.9% IBU: NA
This is a German-style ale originally from Köln (Cologne). It is clean, crisp, refreshing and slightly sweet and fruity. The Cant Hook was a very important loggers tool traced back to the early 1800’s. It was used to roll logs into proper positions for loading or sawing. One try and you’ll be hooked!

Boom Decker Becker IPA

ABV: 6.8% IBU: 50
Legend has it that Boom Decker Becker continues to haunt Merrill’s school forest as he has for over 100 years. However, our IPA is nothing to be afraid of. It is crisp, refreshing and well balanced. Much like this historic ghoulish figure, people will tell the story of our IPA for years to come.

Sawmill Rip Saw-Irish Ale

ABV: 5.8% IBU: NA
A rip saw is a tool that is specifically designed to make a cut parallel to the direction of the wood grain. Our Irish Ale is reddish-brown in color, with sweet maltiness and minimal bitterness.

Sawmill River Hog Oatmeal Stout

ABV: 5.5% IBU: 43
A River Hog was a man who rode on logs floating down the river heading to a sawmill. He was responsible for risking his life by dislodging possible log jams. These men were bold, strong, and courageous. The first two words fit in perfectly with our Oatmeal Stout. The third is how you’ll feel after having a few pints.

Sawmill Logger Lager

ABV: 5% IBU: NA

We set out to create a beer that a lumberjack would approve of after a hard day’s work. The result is a Lager that is crisp, clean, and crushable. Whether you physically or mentally worked hard today, raise a pint of this in honor of another work day done. Cheers!

One Offs and Specialty Releases

Sawmill Holiday in the Woods Cranberry/Raspberry

ABV: 5.1% IBU: NA
We’re taking this holiday season to the woods with this wheat ale brewed with real cranberry and raspberry puree. The appearance comes from the haze of the wheat and the deep red of the berries. This spritzy drink is semi-sweet and has a clean finish. It’s best enjoyed with friends and family.

Sawmill Trapper’s Cabin

ABV: 5.1% IBU: NA
Our chocolate porter is named after a former DNR technician who worked in this building, Mr. Trapper Morrison. He received his nickname for being able to trap any animal that crossed his path. Fill a growler of this chocolate porter and enjoy it at your cabin, feet up, wool socks on, sitting around a fire, as you dose off after a long day in the woods. *Brewed with Lactose*

Sawmill Rocket Fuel-DDH IPA

ABV: 6.0% IBU: 35
Rocket Fuel, double dry hopped IPA, was brewed with Azacca, Simcoe and Idaho 7 hops. A soft, pillowy body carries tropical flavors that are followed by minimal bitterness and a slight sweetness.

Sawmill Flannel Tuxedo-Red IPA

ABV: 6.6% IBU: 70
Our Red IPA has a medium body with a pungent, dank nose. Notes of citrus shine throughout until it’s bitter finish. Its rich, red color reminds us of our favorite plaid shirt that comes out of the dresser just in time for fall. So go ahead, grab your Flannel Tuxedo and have a few pints.

Sawmill Lumberjack Luau

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
Say “Aloha!” to our first kettle sour style beer brewed at Sawmill. This beer is light bodied with a bright, tart finish and created with passionfruit, pink guava, and blood orange to take your taste buds on a tropical vacation.

Sawmill Walk in the Woods-Blueberry & Boysenberry

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
Take a “Walk in the Woods” to find a wheat ale brewed with real blueberry and boysenberry puree. The appearance comes from the haze of the wheat and the deep purple of the berries. This spritzy drink is semi-sweet and has a clean finish.

Sawmill Schwarzbier

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
Do not let the color fool you, this is a dark beer with a blonde soul. The color comes from the roasted malts but they do not leave big, heavy flavors. Instead, you get a dark lager that is very easy to drink. This truly is a beer for everyone.

Sawmill Wisconsin River Brown Ale

ABV: 5.8% IBU: NA
Our brown ale has light caramel sweetness, moderate roast flavors and finishes with a solid, earthy-hop background. This brew gets its name from the dark and murky Wisconsin River water that carried all the logs heading to various sawmills throughout Wisconsin.

Sawmill Stammholz-German Alt

ABV: 5.4% IBU: NA
Stammholz means usable parts of a tree for lumber, trunk wood. This German Alt pours a pleasant reddish-amber color, has balanced sweetness, mild hop bitterness, with hints of caramel beneath.