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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


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 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 Tacklin’ Fuel DDH Double IPA

ABV: 8.0% IBU: 50
Tacklin’ Fuel is a double dry hopped double IPA that uses Mosaic, Azacca and Amarillo hops to bring tropical, earthy notes of mango, lemon and pine. The slight bitterness is followed by a soft body that will sack your tastebuds.

Sawmill Loudmouth Soup-DDH IPA

ABV: 7.3% IBU: 30
This double dry hopped IPA was brewed with wheat and oats for a smooth mouthfeel. Citra, Cashmere and El Dorado hops bring juicy notes of citrus, melon, mango, pineapple and stone fruits. The soup du jour is the soup of the day, so grab yourself another bowl of Loudmouth Soup.

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.

Sawmill Sap Happens

ABV: 8.6% IBU: NA
This Belgian Strong Ale was made using maple sap from the Krueger Crew, instead of water, leaving it big and bold with plenty of flavor. A crisp spiciness compliments fruity aromas and flavors that finishes with a touch of sweet malt flavor.

Sawmill Barrel Aged Rip Saw

ABV: 6.3% IBU: NA
We took our best-selling Rip Saw and aged it in “2nd turn” 45th Parallel Bourbon Barrels for 4 months. As a result, this Irish Ale has a restrained woodiness and a touch of bourbon flavor. Aromas and flavors of smoke, vanilla, applewood and cherry flow into a dry slightly-boozy finish.