Our Beer

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.

Oktoberfest

ABV: 5.3% IBU: NA
Try our version of this German classic that perfectly portrays the changing seasons. This medium bodied, copper-red lager brings notes of toasty maltiness that finishes dry on the palate. Enjoy this beer outside with friends as you take in the beautiful fall weather. Prost!

Barrel Aged Rip Saw

ABV: 6.7%% IBU: NA
We took our best-selling Rip Saw and aged it in “2nd turn” Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels for 5 months. As a result, the 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.

Cream Ale With Mango

ABV: 6.6% IBU: 20
This classic Cream Ale recipe was brewed with 1 pound of mangos from Oregon Fruit Products for every gallon of finished beer. It’s subtle mango flavor and light body is perfect for hot, summer weather.

Witness Tree

ABV: 8.3% IBU: 80
A “witness tree” was used to mark corners on parcels of land. Our Witness Tree stands at the edge of our parking lot at an estimated 240 years old. This Double IPA is unfiltered and double dry-hopped, with half being “Skyrocket” Chinook hops from Arendt’s Hop Haven in Nekoosa. The other half is comprised of Ekuanot and Calypso which give it flavors of pine, stone fruit & citrus.

Gojira

ABV: 9.3% IBU: NA
This Belgian Strong Ale is named after the King of Monsters, Godzilla. We brewed this with our good friend, Karl Liebmann, using his recipe and 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 dry with a touch of sweet malt flavor.

Private Idaho 7 IPA

ABV: 5.8% IBU: 55
This is a hop forward beer with Idaho 7 hops being the star of the show. Large amounts of this hop strain were added at the end of the boil and to the dry hopping to bring tastes of pine, tropical fruit, citrus, and hints of earthy black tea leaves.

De Lente Ale

ABV: 5.6% IBU: NA
De Lente Ale, or “Spring Ale” in Dutch, is a Belgian Style Pale Ale. The floral, spice notes of this light, yeast driven beer will remind you of a sunny Spring day, giving you hope of the Summer that lies ahead.

Pike Pole Pilsner

ABV: 5.0% IBU: 20
This pilsner marks Sawmill’s 2-year anniversary! Finishing with a touch of hops “Pike Pole” is light, crisp and refreshing. Take a walk around our tap house to see if you can spot the Pike Pole on display.

Walter-Amber Ale

ABV: 5.4% IBU: NA
This beer is named after a famous Merrill Truck named Walter. Walter’s owner died on deployment in Iraq. Our wonderful community came together to help restore this truck, knowing how much it meant to him and his family. The beer is deep red in color, sweet on the nose and leaves a pleasant slightly-sweet, malty aftertaste.

Bourbon Hog

ABV: 7.5% IBU: NA
We took our River Hog Oatmeal Stout and aged it in Heaven Hill and Northern Waters Distillery Bourbon Barrels for 6 months. Strong notes of Bourbon, including vanilla and woody character from the oak, shine through the chocolate and mild roast of our River Hog. What this beer gives up in strength to some other barrel-aged beers, it makes up in richer residual body.

New Deal IPA

ABV: 7.1% IBU: 50
The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was a major part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal that provided jobs for young men looking for work. Our red granite building was built by one of these work programs back in 1940-41. Now CCC (Chinook, Centennial and Cascade hops) means something a bit different as it provides this IPA with pine and floral notes with a hint of citrus.

Nitro Trapper’s Cabin

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. It has roasty, dark chocolate flavors accompanied by a rich, creamy mouthfeel. It’s everything you could ever want in a Nitro beer.

Sawmill Don’t Shoot Your Eye Out

ABV: 5.9% IBU: NA
We named this beer after the famous line in, A Christmas Story, “You’ll shoot your eye out.” Our dry stout is brewed with vanilla which blends well with the rich, roasty flavors. Give this Sawmill Experimental (SBC EXP) beer a try and let us know what you think.

Sawmill Winter Warmer

ABV: 10% IBU: NA
This year’s Winter Warmer is an Imperial Stout. It is very well balanced leaving you wonder if it is actually 10%…until it catches up with you. Enjoy this dark, highly-drinkable beer as it warms your belly on a cold winter night.

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.

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!