Our Beers

Northwoods’ Handcrafted Beers


Northwoods Brewpub is dedicated to helping you enjoy the finest handcrafted brews available. Our beers are brewed on premises to be enjoyed fresh and unpasteurized. And our brewmaster has high quality standards, guaranteeing you a great tasting brew straight from the tank! 

FRESH BEER TO GO! Ask about 6-packs, Growlers, kegs and party pigs! They’re all packed up and ready when you are.

FRESH TRADITIONAL BREWS


logo-mouthy-muskyMOUTHY MUSKIE LIGHT

A clean low carb and low calorie ale (3.4 carbs, 96 cal.) Brewed with light colored malt and flaked rice. It has a light malt flavor. Hop bitterness and aroma is low and comes from Sazz hops. 3.5% ABV. and 17 IBU.



Kelly's Stout AleKELLY’S STOUT

Dark, thick, reamy and slightly sweet, this stout is brewed with Caramel, Chocolate, roasted Black and Briess 2 Row Pale Malt. Northern Brewer and Tattnanger hops are used to compliment the sweetness and malty flavor. 4.5% ABV and 30 IBU.



White Weasel AleWHITE WEASEL LIGHT ALE

A clean, crisp, golden ale with low hop aroma and bitterness from Galena and Mt. Hood hops. It is brewed with Breiss malt and flaked rice. 4% ABV and 20 IBU.



HALF MOON GOLD

A clean crisp golden ale with low to medium bitterness and aroma from Cascade and Willamette hops. It is brewed with Breiss malt and flaked corm. 4% ABV and 20 IBU.



BUMBL’N BUBBAS BUZZ’N BREW Eau Claire Favorite!

Voted best beer at Sturgis Brewfest 2004.
A clean low carb and low calorie ale (3.4 carbs, 96 cal.) Brewed with light colored malt and flaked rice. It has a light malt flavor. Hop bitterness and aroma is low and comes from Sazz hops. 3.5% ABV. and 17 IBU.



PRICKLY PIKE’S PILSNER

A classic Bohemian Pilsener. Brewed with Breiss pilsen, munich and caramel malts. Five different hops, Cluster, Willamette, Tettnanger, Spalt Select and Styrian Goldings give this ale a distinct hop flavor and aroma. Medium hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. 5% ABV and 30 IBU.



FLOPPIN’ CRAPPIE – A Biker Beer!

Voted best beer at Sturgis Brewfest 2004.
Brewed with Caramel, Black and 2 row Pale Malt and Fuggle hops. It has a caramel malt sweetness, low hp bitterness and aroma. A pub favorite. This is an English Mild that is reddish brown in color. 5% ABV and 25 IBU.



WHITETAIL WHEAT

60% red wheat and unfiltered, gives this wheat ale a distinct wheat flavor. Tettnanger and Willamette hops give the ale a nice medium bitterness, hop flavor and aroma. 4.5% ABV and 25 IBU.



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ROWDY RYE

Brewed with 42% rye malt, this ale is moderately hopped with cascade hops with a dry earthy finish 5% ABV and 30 IBU.



BIRCHWOOD PALE ALE

An American Pale Ale. This ale is brewed with Munich, Chocolate and 2 Row Pale Malts along with Cascade hops. This ale is malty, copper in color and has a citrusy hop flavor and aroma. Medium hop bitterness. 5% ABV and 25 IBU.



RED CEDAR RED

There is a lot of malt in this Red ale, five different types of Caramel, Munich, Chocolate and 2 Row Pale Malts. This gives it an assertive caramel flavor. It is well balanced with high hop bitterness from Chinook Hops and with Hallertau and Sazz hops for flavor and aroma. Reddish in color. 5% ABV and 32 IBU.



LIL’ BANDIT BROWN ALE

Our silver medal winner at the Great American Brewfest in Denver, Colorado!
This is an English Brown Ale. Brewed with Caramel, Chocolate, Black and 2 Row Malts it gives this ale a light chocolate and roasted flavor. Fuggle hops contribute a low hop bitterness and aroma. 4.5% ABV and 25 IBU.U.



POPLAR PORTER

A brown porter. Brown to almost black this ale is brewed with black Roasted, Chocolate, Caramel and 2 Row Pale Malts that gives this ale a nice chocolate, coffee flavor. Medium hop bitterness from Northern Brewer hops and hop flavor from Tettnanger hops. 4% ABV and 25 IBU.



WALTER’S BEER – It’s back and it’s here!

Brewed by the Walters Brewing Company for over 100 years we decided to bring this classic lager back. This is an all malt lager aged for 40 days at near freezing temperatures to smooth out the flavors and the Sazz hop bitterness and aroam. The beer that is beer is back. 4% ABV and 20 IBU.



 WALTER’S LIGHT

Light and refreshing pilsner with only 105 calories, 2.76 carbohydrates. Tettnanger hops provide a pleasant hop flavor and aroma. 4% ABV and 15 IBU


FRESH SEASONAL BREWS


IRISH STOAT ALE – March

A light flavored Red Lager. It is brewed with Caramel Malt, Breiss 2 Row Pale Malt and flaked corn to give it its light flavor. It also has a low hop bitterness and aroma from Fuggle hops. 4.5% ABV and 25 IBU.



 Ripplin' Red Raspberry AleRIPPLIN’ RED RASPBERRY WHEAT

Mid May until gone.
Brewed with real raspberries, not extract, this wheat ale has a nice light raspberry flavor. Not to sweet and not to tart. Nice, light summer wheat ale. 4% ABV and 20 IBU.



 CHIPPEWA VALLEY OKTOBERFEST LAGER – September/October

An Amber Lager. Clean caramel malt flavor and balanced with a touch of Sazz hops. 5% ABV and 25 IBU



 WALL-IPA

An American style India Pale Ale. This beer is highly hopped. It is brewed with Munich, Caramel, and Breiss 2 Row Pale Malt that gives this ale a bready, caramel malt character with fruity, citrusy cascade hop flavors. Crisp, bitter finish. 5.5% ABV and 40 IBU.



 BUCKSHOT BOCK – February

A sweet, relatively strong, lightly hopped lager. It is clear with a copper to brown in color, with a malty and toasty flavor and aroma. 6.5% ABV and 20 IBU.



 Dunkelweizen

Similar to our White Tail Wheat; however, it is brewed with dark malts to give this dark wheat a chocolate and roasted flavor. Tettnanger and Willamette hops provide a low hop bitterness and aroma. 4.5% ABV and 25 IBU Served in January.



HISTORY

In late 1985, founder and owner Jerry Bechard began home-brewing in his home in Colorado. At the same time, numerous brewpubs were opening in Colorado. His fellow law enforcement co-workers always were willing and eager to be his test subjects for each batch of home brewed beer. In fact, they were responsible for naming Bumbl’n Bubba’s Buzz’n Brew in the late 1988 after the celebrations of Jerry’s newborn son.

Fate brought Jerry to buy the Norske Nook in 1990 and return to Wisconsin where he grew up. Jerry learned the fine art of award-wining pie and bread making at the Norske Nook. Then in 1995, after branching out of the Norske Nook to other Wisconsin communitites, Jerry longed to make beer on a larger basis. After touring over 80 brewpubs in the Rocky Mountains states and the Pacific Northwest in the last 1988, he embarked on creating the Northwoods Brewing Corporation in Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

Hiring his high school friend, Tim Kelly, as his brewmaster, he embarked on setting up the brewery. Jerry brewed the first batches of beer on the new equipment in late 1997. Brewmaster Tim Kelly and Jerry have created our own award-winning beer recipes: Little Bandit Brown (Silver Medal Winner at the Great American Beer Festival) and Flopping Crappie(#1 Biker Beer, Stugis Bike Rally 2004). Each and every batch is handcrafted for your enjoyment.