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.

Limited Release and Seasonal Beers

Sawmill De Lente

ABV: 5.6% IBU: 25
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.

Sawmill 2018 Gojira-Belgian Strong Ale

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.

Sawmill Spring Thaw-Anniversary Bock

ABV: 6.4% IBU: 20
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. Help us celebrate our 3-year anniversary by raising a glass of “Spring Thaw”

Sawmill Hazy Pale Ale

ABV: 5.8% IBU: 40
This hazy pale ale is brewed with Citra, Motueka and Amarillo Hops leaving flavors of juicy, citrus fruits. It has all the hop flavor without all the residual bitterness.

Sawmill Walk in the Woods
(Black Currant/Boysenberry)

ABV: 5.0% IBU: NA
Take a “Walk in the Woods” to find a wheat ale brewed with real Black Currant and Boysenberry puree. The appearance comes from the haze of the wheat and the deep red/purple of the berries. This spritzy drink is not too sweet and the tannins leave a slightly tart, dry finish.

Sawmill Bourbon Barrel Imperial Stout

ABV: 10.2% IBU: NA
We aged our Imperial Stout in 45th Parallel Bourbon Barrels for 6th months…try a snifter today and let us know what you think!

Sawmill Wisconsin River Brown Ale

ABV: 5.8% IBU: NA
Our brown ale is slightly nutty, has 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.

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 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!

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 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.