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

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.

Sawmill Let’s Get Tropical

ABV: 6.1% IBU: NA
This smoothie style kettle sour was brewed in collaboration with our friends at Rocky Reef Brewing. We over fruited the beer with lots of cherry, raspberry, mango, and pineapple purees to give it a fruit punch flavor.

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.

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.