Our Beer

Trapper’s Cabin-Chocolate Porter

ABV: 5.9% IBU: 25
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.

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.

El Mozacca IPA

ABV: 6.0% IBU: 45
The name of this beer comes from the hops used: El Dorado, Mosaic, and Azacca. It is an easy-drinking IPA with nice tropical hop character and minimal residual bitterness. It is crisp, clean, and refreshing.


ABV: 5.3% IBU: NA
Try our version of this German classic. This Märzen-style, amber lager perfectly portrays the changing seasons. It has rich, malty flavor and finishes with a crisp mouthfeel. Enjoy this beer outside with friends as you take in the beautiful fall weather. Prost!

El Mozacca

ABV: 5.9% IBU: 35
The name of this beer comes from the hops used: El Dorado, Mosaic, and Azacca. It is an easy-drinking pale ale, has nice tropical hop character with minimal residual bitterness. This is a perfect beer to fill a growler with to enjoy with friends…or by yourself.

Saisons in the Sun

ABV: 5.2% IBU: NA
If you are looking for a Summer beer, look no further. This American Wheat ale is brewed with Saison yeast and dry hopped with Cascade hops making you want to take another sip before you can even set it down.

Bière de Garde

ABV: 6.7% IBU: NA
Bière de Garde (“beer for keeping”) is a style of beer that was traditionally brewed in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region of France. Ours has a sweet and bready aroma with a hint of caramel roasted malt. It has some hop bitterness with roasty malt character. It definitely is a distinctive beer with complex flavor.

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 Why Knot-Porter

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
Just like a knot in a tree, this beer is full of character. It has a rich tan head with deep roasty flavors, supported by smoky undertones and a bread-like malt backbone. If ever asked if you would like another pint always respond, “Why Knot.”

Sawmill Missing Finger-Imperial Red Ale

ABV: 9.6% IBU: NA
Leave your saw at the door; this beer is nothing to mess around with. It has an aroma and flavor of red fruit, with a hint of booziness, making it very smooth and drinkable for such a big beer. This brew pairs well with a tall tale, not heavy machinery.

Sawmill Pine Pitch IPA

ABV: 6.7% IBU: 70
This beer has tropical fruit aroma and flavor up front chased by a building citrusy bitterness. The name for this beer was inspired by the magnificent white pines that stand tall on our property. It is also named after the white pines that fell in the Merrill tornado in 2011 that now make up our bar top and tables on our main level.

Sawmill Rye-PA

ABV: 5.9% IBU: 54
This rye-wheat pale ale was brewed using a blend of Magnum, Crystal and Chinook hops and was finished by dry hopping with Cascade and E. Kent Goldings hops. The malt evens out the hoppy presence making it a very easy-drinking beer.

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 Wisconsin River Brown Ale

ABV: 6.2% IBU: 41
Our brown ale is slightly nutty, has moderate coffee flavor 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.

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 For Better or Worse Pale Ale

ABV: 6.4% IBU: 30
This easy drinking ale is brewed with Willamette and Northern Brewer hops to give it subtle hoppy characteristics. It’s light enough for the new beer drinker and has enough flavors for the experience connoisseur. This being our first brew, we hope you like it, For Better or Worse.

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!