NUT BROWN ALE     4.4 % ABW.  5.5 % ABV.
Don’t be intimidated by the rich walnut color. This beer is really not heavy at all. It is very smooth with no bitterness, and has a real warming, nut-like flavor and aroma. Brewed to match a traditional English mild, it has carbonation levels that are more American. Our “flagship” brew; it’s a very social drink and goes great with all types of food.
AVAILABILITY: YEAR ROUND, 12 0Z BOTTLES
 
INLAND SEA PILSENER  4.4% ABW  5.5% ABV.
This golden beer is refreshing, boldly crisp, full bodied, yet not overwhelmingly bitter. Locally harvested honey adds that delicate touch of sweetness that balances very nicely with newly developed aroma hops. This product is fermented with classic Pilsner style yeast and allowed to lager several weeks before it is packaged.
AVAILABILITY: YEAR ROUND. 12 OZ BOTTLES
 
RHOADES’ SCHOLAR STOUT 4.9% ABW. 6.1% ABV.
Our only named beer to date. Its’ honorary status is in tribute to its’ designer, Allen Rhoades, a fellow brewer who captured a blue ribbon at the Western Washington State Fair when it was entered as a home-brew. It’s everything a stout should be. Rich and hearty, not thick and overpowering, comes complete with a creamy head. Chocolate and crystal malts along with roasted barely combine to create the wonderful flavor. Compliments deserts well and try one in place of a cup of coffee.
AVAILABILITY: YEAR ROUND. 12 OZ BOTTLES
 
NORTHERN LIGHTS CREAM ALE  “ALE BREWED WITH HERBS” 3.5% ABW. 4.3 % ALC. VOL.
The South Shore Brewery continues its dedication to innovative and progressive beer styles.  As a cream ale it combines the features of a lager (crisp and clean) with the best of an ale (fruity and complex) into one beer.  We’ve also added 5 % oatmeal and 16% white wheat for a round, smooth flavor and mouthfeel. There is a very slight hop presence. Additionally, we’ve introduced a blend of herbs into the finished product which enlivens your senses with a unique refreshing taste.
AVAILABILITY: YEAR ROUND.  12 OZ BOTTLES
 
RED LAGER   3.7% ABW.4.6% ABV.
A very smooth and pleasant lager beer. The beautiful color and depth of flavors is achieved by a dominance of Vienna malt with complimentary additions of rye and a couple caramel malts. The crispness and drinkability come from lagering and the flavor balance created by Cascade and Liberty hops. We think you’ll enjoy the difference this beer has in comparison to others of the same style.
AVAILABILITY:  YEAR ROUND, WELL ALMOST!
 
AMERICAN PALE ALE  5.0% ABW.6.30% ABV.
There are two things that distinguish this pale ale from our standard pale. First is the color. We’ve made some minor deletions in some dark caramel malt and the most obvious is that we poured the hops to it. Much like our India Pale Ale as bitterness goes, however this beer features Northwest American bittering and aroma hops, Palisades and Simcoe. (The IPA featured English style hops). Not for the faint of heart. A bold assertive brew with distinguishing citrus smells and flavors from the hops. Yet the malty sweetness is there enough to provide flavor stability.  AVAILABILITY: YEAR ROUND, SOME EXCEPTIONS HAPPEN! 22 OZ BOTTLES
 

THE FOLLOWING ARE SEASONAL BREWS WHICH ARE
WELL ESTABLISHED AND HAVE A FAIRLY PREDICTABLE SCHEDULE.

SOUTH SHORE BAVARIAN WHEAT/WEIZEN  4.4 % ABW.5.5 % ABV.
Pronounce the “w” like a “v” in Weizen. This style is of German origin and uses a pure yeast strain developed in that region as well. It is also characterized by the amount of wheat malt in the recipe. Our interpretation uses 60%. The yeast imparts very unique flavors and aromas. The flavors have been described as fruity, clove and nutmeg-like and the aromas are somewhat banana or bubble-gum. We believe you’re going to love the “lightness” in color and flavor. Enjoy it with a slice of lemon or what ever fruit you desire.
AVAILABILITY: SEASONAL JUNE THROUGH SEPTEMBER
 
APPLEFEST ALE  5.0 % ABW.6.25 % ABV.
A seasonal beer with very special significance. This beer honors those diligent folks that call this place, our Bayfield peninsula, their home. Especially those who have chosen an agricultural way of life. It’ production is reserved for the time of harvest and showcases the pride these people have in one’s accomplishments. It also only comes about once a year. Inspired by Bayfield’s renowned Applefest, which is celebrated with extraordinary fanfare, the South Shore Brewery shares in the moment through this brew. Combining the flavors and aromas of locally produced honey, apple cider and specialty malts, we have produced one of the most unique products to be sure. Because of the generous amounts of honey, the special maturation process with the apple cider and the unique flavors of malt, this brew is indefinable in conventional beer terms. It has characteristics of beer, mead and champagne. Our brewer encourages you to cellar a bottle or two for special occasions.
AVAILABILITY: SEASONAL, FIRST WEEK IN OCTOBER .DOES NOT LAST LONG! 12 OZ BOTTLES
 
MAPLE AMBER 5.7% ABW. 7.1% ABV.
Brewed to help celebrate the athleticism and international flavor of the renowned Cable to Hayward Birkenbiener XC ski race. Made with generous amounts of Vienna malt this moderately hopped and medium bodied beer uses locally harvested maple syrup and honey to add the extra special aroma and flavor for a festive brew. Fairly simple in stylistic terms, a very basic ale fermentation and short cellaring time this beer is well balanced and crisp & clean in the finish.
AVAILABILITY: SEPTEMBER THROUGH OCTOBER AND FEBRUARY THROUGH MARCH
 
PORTER 4.0% ABW. 5.0% ABV.
So maybe the Stout is a little too much for you and the Nut Brown just a hair too mild, then by all means relish the flavor sensations and medium body of our Porter. Described by our brewer as a hybrid between the Stout and Nut Brown, its’ complex flavor is from eight different malts. It has that warm nut-like flavor and aroma, along with some coffee and roasted malt overtones. It too has a rich creamy head.
AVAILABILITY: VERY SEASONAL OCTOBER THROUGH MARCH
 
ANNIVERSARY ALE, A.K.A.  E.S.B.  4.7% ABW.5.9% ABV.
Modeled after an English style known as an Extra Special Bitter (E.S.B.) this beer was brewed to commemorate the anniversary of the South Shore Brewery. The brewery fired up its kettles on May 17, 1995. What is “special” about this beer is that it highlights the highly regarded East Kent Goldings hop. England’s’ “noble” hop. It enhances the sweetness of the generous portions of various caramel malts in the grist, while giving it a slightly dry finish, “bitter” by English standards. So here’s to all the people who make this such a special place.
AVAILABILITY: MID MAY THROUGH EARLY
 
HONEY DOUBLE MAIBOCK    6.30 % ABW.  7.90% ABV.
Known as a pale or “blonde” bock, and of German origin, this style is generally reserved for spring consumption. This beer is a lager, and has been cellared for nearly two months. It’s very malty in flavor and aroma, has practically no bitterness. But a small amount of the hop aromas may come through. Full bodied and hearty, this style was intended to ward off those nipping remnants of winter as the early Germanic gatherers returned to the field to replenish their stores of food. The phrase “a pork chop in every glass” could very well have originated with the bock style. It was filling and the high alcohol content made the hardships of the hunt allot more tolerable. AVAILABILITY LATE APRIL THROUGH MAY
 
COFFEE MINT STOUT     4.9% ABW. 6.1% ABV.
This is our holiday offering. It uses are terrific Rhoades’ Scholar Stout recipe as its base. That being a “sweet” stout by definition. More like the London Stouts ( Makeson; Chocolately) and unlike the Irish Stouts (i.e. Guiness; Roasty). It will incorporate fresh ground coffee and dried peppermint leaves as aromatic additions at the end of the boil. In the same way hops are used in most beers. The beer will be everything the Rhoades’ Scholar is; rich and hearty; not thick and overpowering.  AVAILABLE LATE NOVEMBER THROUGH EARLY JANUARY.
 
BOURBON BARREL COFFEE MINT STOUT     4.9% ABW. 6.1% ABV.
This beer uses are terrific Rhoades’ Scholar Stout recipe as its base. That being a “sweet” stout by definition. More like the London Stouts ( Makeson; Chocolately) and unlike the Irish Stouts (i.e. Guiness; Roasty). It will incorporate fresh ground coffee and dried peppermint leaves as aromatic additions at the end of the boil. In the same way hops are used in most beers. After primary fermentation and a brief conditioning period the beer is allowed to age for at least three months in 12-15 year old bourbon barrels. You really can perceive all the flavors and the compliment each other magnificently. The beer will be everything the Rhoades’ Scholar is; rich and hearty; not thick and overpowering. EXTREMELY LIMITED, MARCH AND APRIL. 22 OZ BOTTLES
 

THE FOLLOWING BEERS CAN BE A BIT MORE UNPREDICTABLE.
WE LOVE THESE RECIPES AND GET AROUND TO THEM EVENTUALLY!

ALTBIER   3.9% ABW. 4.8% ABV.
This German lagered ale finds its roots in the northern confines of the country, particularly in the city of Düsseldorf. A richly copper colored beer, with a good malt presence, and discernible hop character. The word “alt” means “old” in German, referring to the method in which the beer is made. Before the discovery and isolation of yeast strains, German brewers uniquely fermented and cellared their beers at cold temperatures. The finished product if affected with less fruity smells and flavors, and a simple, crisp dry finish. The hops, Perle (pronounced Pearl) and yeast used in this recipe are decisively German. It should appeal mostly to those who like our more assertive, bitter beers. Much like a mixture of an ESB and Oktoberfest.
AVAILABLE MID WINTER (which can feel like June around here!) THROUGH EARLY SPRING (which too can be June around here). We love this recipe and get to it eventually!
 
STREET CORNER 40 MALT LIQUOR   5.7% ABW.  7.1% ABV.
This recipe is based on a South Shore recipe called Immigrant Pilsner. It was our attempt to produce an authentic American Lager Beer. The original beer was brewed 10/28/98 (any Queeb relatives out there?) and turned out way bigger than we anticipated. So with that said…we even beefed up that recipe to make this beer.
Around the 1840’s-1860’s when the German immigrants came, to what would later become Wisconsin, they brought with them the expertise to make their beloved pilsner style beer. However, the prized ingredients were very scarce. They found that corn, in limited quantities, was a very adequate substitute. At that time it was a very expensive ingredient as well. Our recipe is developed from recipes from that era. Many famous breweries started during this time and we hope to bring you some of what might have been served. Although it’s pale in color, like our honey, the two are distinctively different. Deceptively bold and full bodied its sweetness is finished rather quickly by the quenching hop bitterness.
Our recipe uses 23% corn in the grist, and the remaining majority, six-row brewer’s malt. We have used endemic North American Cluster hops in many, but in sincere honesty, not all batches. You think you have it rough, well relax with some of what cured the Wisconsin pioneers.
AVAILABLE MID DECEMBER IS OUR TARGET…..
 
IRISH MILK STOUT  4.4% ABW. 5.5% ABV.
We have combined some of the attributes of the most recognized stout in the US, Guinness, with the innovation South Shore is known for. We added a generous portion of home roasted Rye malt and milk sugar (lactose) to make a delectable roasty, nutty, yet not overly bitter beer. Conditioned and served with Nitrogen, which gives this wonderful beer it’s creamy mouth feel and appearance.
AVAILABLE MARCH (wonder why?) THROUGH…WELL UNTIL IT’S ALL GONE!
 
CZECH PILS    4.3% ABW. 5.4%ABV 
Pilsner was first brewed in 1842.  The most famous of pilsners originated in the town of Pilsen in Bohemia.  South Shore’s Czech Pils been brewed with the original pilsners in mind with an emphasis on bold malt character, a distinct “Czech” yeast profile, and the use of Sterling hops throughout the boil.
AVAILABLE LATE DECEMBER THROUGH JANUARY
 

THESE BEERS DEBUTED IN 2011…. THERE IS A SOLID CHANCE FOR THEM TO RETURN!

WEIZEN EISBOCK   – 8.0 % ABW, 10.00% ABV.
Eisbocks are created by freezing off a portion of the water, and removing it from the beer. This form of concentration increases the beer’s body, flavor, and alcohol content. Look for a heavy or almost syrupy body with tons of GI-NORMOUS flavors. A warming, nourishing, and comforting brew, one that is rich, strong, and rewarding. Both aspects of the Eisbock are, of course, true. Eisbocks rank among the world’s most potent brews. We created this beer from our annual batch of wheat Doppelbock. You should get the estery aromas (banana, fruity) just before the thick foam greets you with an inviting sweet creamy flavor to be smoothly replaced with dark malt and roast flavors.
 
ROGGENBIER AKA: Rye Ale  4.9% ABW. 6.2% ABV.
Roggenbier is medieval ale usually made from a grain bill of about half barley malt and equal portions of wheat and rye malts. The South Shore version used 49% Rye malt and the remainder was barely malts. The combination gives the beer its red hues. Being ancient brews, Roggenbiers can have a faint whiff of earthiness in the nose that is reminiscent of rye bread. The up-front sensation is one of mild fruitiness. There is a slight to extreme yeastiness and breadiness in the middle, and an almost spicy, faintly sour and very dry finish—clearly the effects of the rye malt.  The body is lush, and a rich, off-white head when poured. For the most part, our Roggenbier is a refreshing summer quaffing beer, a nice alternative to a Hefeweizen. They go extremely well with a succulent slice of barbequed meat.
 

AND FINALLY BREWS THAT WILL MYSTERIOUSLY APPEAR AND THERE IS NO RHYME OR REASON OTHER THAN WE CAN DO IT! BOTH OF THESE WERE ON TAP IN 2011…

PUMPKINFEST ALE 5.7% ABW.  7.1% ABV.
A well blended marriage of Vienna malt and Maple syrup gives this orange hued beer a perfect base to send it over the top with a spiced pumpkin flavor. Originally brewed to commemorate Washburn, WI’s Pumpkinfest, now delegated to “please guys, please put the Pumpkin Beer on tap….”
 
FALLEN ANGEL  5.0% ABW.6.30% ABV.
Using our American Pale Ale as its base, we’ve added fresh Serrano and some whole Black Peppercorns and allowed those flavors a bit of time to acquaint themselves.  Saying this beer is somewhat aggressive could be telling a bit of a fib. However, it’s all there. As a rule of thumb, Pale Ales go great with spicy foods, we’ve just happened to combine the two!