Aosta (Italian Pilsner), 5% abv. This pils uses one of our house yeast strains, specialty Adriatic malts, and Edelweiss and Tettnanger hops. Floral, Citrus and cracker malt notes dominate the aroma, flavors of biscuit, cracker and melon mark the palate.
Birra Portico (Italian-Style Pilsner), 5.4% abv. This delightful Pils pours a semi-cloudy light straw color with a white head. Intricate hop aromas of white grape and lemon mix with earthy grass notes. Lemongrass and floral hop character on the tongue is balanced by a lightly sweetened biscuit malt character. The finish is clean and smooth.
Boniface (Export Helles), 5.7% abv. A medium-bodied, yet highly drinkable golden lager with gentle acidity traditionally brewed with an intentionally higher gravity and hop content for shipment out of country. Malt and hops are finely balanced resulting in an exceptionally quenching and clean profile.
Brücius (Doppelbock), 6.9% abv.Named for an esteemed and one-of-a-kind veterinarian from Michigan, this rich and toasty dark lager has aromas of sweet bread and caramel with flavors of light coffee and marshmallow. The finish is full-bodied and malty.
Burkhart (Bockbier), 6.5% abv. Burkhart is our interpretation of a strong German-style lager, a bockbier. This traditional style is characterized by a hearty and balanced malt profile and filled with notes of dark bread, toast and a kiss of toffee. Subtle hop bitterness balances the rich malts, and hints of roast and warmth are apparent. Lagered until beautifully round, this is a hearty beer for the late North Country fall.
Dörst (Pilsner), 4.8% abv. Dörst is a double-decocted, imminently sessionable Pilsner. Notes of cracker and sourdough bread crust dominate, and the yeast lends a very light tartness. Alsatian-grown hops provide a subtle, rounded citrus note to this delicate yet complex lager.
Feldberg (Schwarzbier), 4.4% abv. A tribute to the rich history of German black lager production with our own twist, Feldberg incorporates experimental hops characterized by gentle coconut and oak notes. Featured aromas include rich cocoa powder, Vienna roast coffee and dark bread. Flavors accentuate notes of mocha, toffee and oaky coconut around the periphery, with crisp bitterness.
Freude (Festbier), 5.8% abv. A more robust version of a Munich Helles, Freude means “joy” and is a lager designed for celebrating together. Brilliant pale-golden, Freude is reminiscent of fresh doughy bread; it showcases restrained bitterness and a medium body while remaining exceptionally crisp and sessionable. Styrian Kolibri, a beautiful Slovenian hop, kisses this beer to lend gentle notes of green tea, elderflower and fresh cut grass, providing some intrigue on the edges of the palate.
Georg (Munich-Style Dark Lager), 5% abv. Named in honor of George A. Schilling, this is a double-decocted dark Bavarian-style lager. Rich, complex Munich malt takes center stage, presenting notes of nuttiness, bread, and undertones of caramel. Dry and sessionable.
Glimmen (Smoked Helles), 5.1% abv. Means “to shine or glow” in German. Deep golden in color with a white frothy head, this lightly smoked lager expresses aromas of cherrywood and light mesquite with a gently spicy and floral hop character. The body is malty and full, and the finish is dry.
The Grafton Metro (American Lager), 4.5% abv. The classic American lager. Golden, crisp, and refreshingly dry on the finish, this is all-day artisan beer for summer. Crafted with local specialty malts.
Hanse (Keller Pils), 5% abv. Hanse is an unfiltered (“Keller”) Pilsner. Straw-gold in color, crisp and clean-finishing with assertive hop bitterness. Noble hops are present on the palate. 2018 RateBeer Gold Medal pale lager.
Hopfen Copper (Amber Kellerbier), 5.5% abv. A deep gold unfiltered style of Franconian-inspired lager characterized by rich aromatics of exotic fruit, layers of brown bread-like flavors, solely hopped with Michigan Copper.
Indikator (Doppelbock), 8% abv. Indikator is a deep mahogany colored Doppelbock lagered in our American oak foeder. Aromas of dark fruit, candied plums and deep caramel presage flavors of lightly roasted, complex malts and cherries. Balanced notes of oak, vanilla and toasted coconut from Indikator’s slumber in our foeder also touch the palate, contributing to our love of this very special Bavarian-inspired delicacy. Dark fruit and smooth malt complexity linger at the end, with a light warming alcohol presence at the finish. Limited release
Konstantin (Austrian-style Märzen), 5.0% abv. Konstantin is a rich, light-ruby colored seasonal lager. Double-decocted for complexity. Drier and lighter in color than most German-style Märzens, biscuit and bread-like malt note shine in the flavor and aroma.
Kultur (Bock-style Lager), 6.6% abv. Aromas of toffee, raisin and floral hops and flavors of toasted bread, wildflower honey, cherries and figs characterize our latest bockbier. Dark copper/mahogany colored, Kultur pays homage to North Country life. It finishes with a malt-dominated lingering sweetness.
Landbier (Rustic Lager), 4.2% abv. Agrarian-style lager of Franconian origin brewed with spelt—and for the first time in North America, by Schilling’s brewers—with nearly extinct strain of lager yeast just revived from the cellars of Weihenstephan in Munich. Notes of strawberry, and hay abound with a hazelnut-like dry finish.
Landbier Dunkel (Rustic Dark Lager), 4.2% abv. A dark lager of Franconian origin utilizing local malts and a Bavarian yeast strain first piloted in N. America by Schilling. Characterized by chocolate notes and walnut-like richness. The finish is medium-bodied and velvety, with balanced bittering.
Nordertor (Northern German-style Pilsner), 5% abv. Floral and citrusy, this highly aromatic, crystalline pilsner is hopped with all German Saaz & Magnum hops, for a piquantly bitter flavor profile.
Old Mission (Pilsner with Nelson Sauvin) 5.4% abv. Old Mission is a dry, crisp and delicate pilsner with the light floral, white wine and gooseberry notes that characterize Nelson Sauvin hops. Named after a peninsula that splits Grand Traverse Bay in Northern Michigan, where we grew up–a land of vineyards, orchards and brilliant blue water.
Otto (Bamberg-style Smoked Märzen), 5.6% abv. Otto is a nod to the famous, highly traditional smoked beers of Bamberg, Germany. A dark brown lager with ruby highlights, Otto’s carbonation and mouthfeel are moderate. Aromas of soft beechwood smoke and caramelized malts carry through in the flavors. The finish is clean.
Paulus (Münchner Helles), 4.8% abv. Paulus (pronounced Pow’loos) is typical of the highly drinkable golden lagers brewed for fall Bavarian festivals. Malt forward with Noble hops to provide balance, Paulus reminds us of some of the great times we’ve had in Munich. Prost!
Rüdiger (Blended Helles Lager), 4.8% abv. A limited edition golden Helles lager that blends two authentic heirloom yeast strains from Weihenstephan (DE) & Hürlimann (CH). Independently fermented on a singular wort and combined post-fermentation to end bright, soft, and tangy with rounded flavors and aromas.
San Jacinto (Mexican-style Vienna Lager), 5.0% abv. Bready, malty and clean. Notes of maize and biscuits. Refreshingly dry on the finish.
Schälen (Unfiltered Hoppy Lager), 5.2% abv. Notes of lemon sorbet, citrus blossoms and a gentle undertone of pine meld with a touch of bitterness as you peel back the layers of this unfiltered small-batch delicacy. A early-summer treat.
Tennō Dry (Rice Lager), 5.8% abv. Pale straw-colored, this lager is crisp, quenching, incredibly light, and highly attenuated. Flavors of mild rice sweetness and soft lemon, gently dry-hopped with Lemondrop and Saphir.
Winterhammer (Heller Bock), 6.9% abv.A sturdy bock-style pale lager with sophisticated malt complexity credited to the addition of Munich malt and decoction process. Balanced with subtle bitterness for illusive drinkability.
Oak Aged Winterhammer (Barrel-Aged Heller Bock Lager), 6.9% abv. This
small-batch Bock-style pale lager was finished and conditioned in lightly charred new American oak barrels. It exudes sophisticated malt complexity owing to the addition of Munich malts and via the decoction process. The beer pours a beautiful deep burnt orange with a white head; the aroma is reminiscent of fresh baked bread with a note of mild orange marmalade. Hints of oak and very light char are apparent; its bold malt-forward taste combines with toasted marshmallow, oak tannins, very mild vanilla and a delicate spice character. The finish is dry, allowing for pleasant, lingering complex notes of oak on the
Ziegenmensch (Maibock), 6.5% abv. Golden in color, rich with complex Munich malt flavors from decoction, with a crisp, clean finish. Slight alcohol warming is present. A traditional Bavarian-style Bockbier perfect for the transitional seasons.