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


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

The Big Burly-Imperial Stout

ABV: 9.5%
This full-bodied imperial stout is the reminder of what we put into bourbon barrels for our winter release of Sassy Squatch Sauce. The sweet malt aromas are followed by an extremely rich, slightly roasty taste. Don’t be afraid to let this beer warm up a few degrees to open it’s depth of flavors.

Sawmill Walk in the Woods Blueberry/Blackberry

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
Take a “Walk in the Woods” to find a wheat ale brewed with real blueberry and blackberry 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 Spring Thaw-Bock Lager

ABV: 6.4%
Try our version of this German classic signifying that Spring is finally here. This medium bodied, lightly hopped, copper-red lager brings notes of sweet maltiness that linger pleasantly on the palate.

Sawmill Staycation Libation-Kettle Sour

ABV: 5.4%
You don’t need a passport or sun screen to take your taste buds on an all-inclusive getaway with Staycation Libation. This bright, quenching kettle sour was brewed with apricot, mango and pineapple.

Stay Gold, Ponyboi-DDH IPA

ABV: 6.2%
Our newest hazy, hop forward beer was double dry hopped with Citra, Cashmere and Amarillo. Expect soft, juicy flavors with a finish that doesn’t linger. Get this beer while you can, because nothing gold can stay.

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 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.