Beer Recipes


We have created a Recipe information sheet to help you choose your recipe(s) for brewing. Included on page 1 is information about color, body, alcohol content, and a commercial comparison column. These commercial comparisons are beers available locally that you might be familiar with. We are NOT suggesting that our recipes duplicate those beers. These beers illustrate the same style of beer as our recipe. Thus our commercial comparison of our Capital Hill Pilsner to Pilsner Urquell simply means that Capital Hill is a traditionally styled pilsner, but not that it tastes exactly like Pilsner Urquell. Page 2 tries to give you a very general idea, in a visual way, of the color and whether the basic underlying taste of the beer is bitter, malty sweet, or more balanced. We have created a Vine Park Beer Key to help you identify the beers you have brewed.


Pale Ales

California Steam

This beer is crisp, smooth, fully hopped and has a residual sweetness.
$175

Naked Sunday Cream Ale

This light, golden brew has a mild and slightly sweet, creamy flavor.
$165

Lazy Days Ale

A medium bodied amber ale with an assertive hoppiness and distinct bitterness.
$175

Red Claw ESB

This amber ale has a somewhat bitter and slightly fruity flavor and a distinct hoppy finish.
$175

Red Hyena Ale

A light bodied amber ale with a subtle hop and malt flavor and a dry finish.
$175

Rudolph’s Red Nose Ale

Cascade and Fuggles hops along with a variety of malts give this winter warmer its charm and appeal.
$175

Smooth Sailing Pale Ale

A smooth, light golden ale with just enough hop bitterness.
$175

Horny Toad Pale Ale

Smooth, crisp character, floral yet somewhat bitter flavor and slightly fruity finish.
$175

Stump Jumper Amber Ale

Rich amber ale has a smooth and mildly nutty malt profile, that’s well balanced with a medium dose of English hops.
$175

Summer Blond Ale

Bright and refreshing summer ale.  Crisp hops give it a really great finish.
$175

Red Rooster Pale Ale

Assertively hopped American pale ale. Citrusy in both aroma and flavor.
$175

Sticky Wicket ESB

A traditional British pale ale. Beautifully balanced between hoppy and malty.
$175

India Pale Ales (IPAs)

Pheasant Plucker IPA

A medium bodied copper ale with a mild fruit undertone and floral hop flavor.
$195

Mulligan Ale

This American India Pale Ale is dark amber in color with a well defined hop character and floral aroma.
$195

Big Tex Imperial Pale Ale

Imperial sized dark amber ale packed with heaps of Amarillo hops giving this beer huge flavor & aroma.
$195

100% Evil IPA

Nothing good here but the big bold Centennial hop taste matched only by the imperial strength of this light amber ale.
$195

Bloody Bonkers IPA

An IPA with a bold Citra hop aroma, flavor and finish. A literal Hop Bomb.
$195

Foggy Fortnight Black IPA

A dark colored IPA with strong notes of roasted malts and chocolate. Full bodied, full flavored.
$195

Brown Ales

Chestnut Brown Ale

Our heaviest brown. Smooth and easy on the palate; heavy on the stomach.
$175

Walnut Brown Ale

Medium bodied ale, mildly hopped with a slight coffee flavor.
$175

Tornado Alley Alt.

A dark German ale or alt-bier. This brown ale has a bittersweet chocolate flavor and a hint of coffee.
$175

Porters

Grizzly Porter

Medium bodied with hints of coffee, a malty sweetness and hop bitterness.
$195

Rabid Penguin Porter

Our most complex porter, with a defined malty sweetness, coffee undertone, assertive bitterness and a fuller body.
$195

St. Paul Porter

This lighter bodied porter has a smooth flavor with coffee undertone.
$195

Long Portage Porter

Smooth dark brown porter that balances a chocolate tinged malt base with assertive & crisp Centennial hops.
$195

Stouts

Black Magic Imperial Stout

Our darkest, heaviest beer. Rich malty flavor, coffee overtones, and high alcohol. Not for the faint of heart.
$195

Eelpout Stout

Bittersweet, full bodied and dry with a wonderful roasted barley flavor.
$195

Irish Stout

This almost black brew has chocolate overtones and a hint of coffee. It’s really smooth and not heavy bodied.
$195

Oatmeal Stout

This stout with added oatmeal has a hint of chocolate and a slightly sweet finish. It’s so much more than a breakfast drink.
$195

Coffee Stout

Strong notes of coffee malt are the dominating characteristics of this stout.  Mild hops compliment the roasty qualities.
$195

Specialty Ales

Dare Devil Ale

This heavy bodied brew is high in alcohol and fairly sweet with a light hop taste that is similar to a Barley Wine.
$195

Highlander Scotch Ale

A strong, full bodied, dark ale with a sweet maltiness and dry finish.
$195

Holiday Cheer Ale

This spiced brew has hints of honey, ginger, cinnamon and orange.  It’s a great holiday beer.  (Call ahead to ensure ingredient availability.)
$195

Pumpkin Ale

A malty sweet, lightly spiced ale with added pumpkin, all spice, ginger, nutmeg, and cinnamon. (Call ahead to ensure ingredient availability.)
$195

Lagers

Crazy Ludwig Lager

This copper colored brew has a nice hop aroma and smooth, clean taste. Similar to an imported German lager.
$175

Dark Moose Lager

A medium bodied brown lager with a mild hop and malty sweet character. The most popular imported beers are the foundation for this brew.
$175

David’s Black Bavarian

This light-medium bodied black brew has a smooth flavor with hints of coffee and caramel, and a malty sweet undertone.
$175

Dortmunder Export

This strong, golden lager has a good malt aroma, soft full body, dry finish and an overall well balanced character.
$175

Hound Dog Dry

A light lager with no lingering aftertaste, low malt flavor and aroma, but relatively high alcohol.
$175

Loose Moose Lager

The light companion to our Dark Moose. It’s pale gold in color with a distinctive hop and mild malt flavor.
$175

Monk’s Lager

This is a Belgian light lager that has a crisp, clean finish.  Not sweet, but not bitter; this beer is a nicely balanced light option.
$175

Munich Helles

This golden brew is our Dunkel Bock’s lighter companion, with a more defined hop character and less malty sweetness.
$175

Oktoberfest

This amber lager traditionally served for autumn celebrations. Combines a moderate bitterness & malty base with a clean finish.
$175

Oktoberfest Dark

A darker and more malty version of our Oktoberfest recipe, this beer finishes clean and has really nice caramel undertones.
$175

Pilsners

Capitol Hill Pils

Distinctively hoppy, yet well balanced and smooth. A true Czech pilsner brewed using Cara Pils malt and Saaz hops.
$175

Frogtown Pilsner

Hoppy, crisp and golden. Simple ingredients, yet a well defined flavor profile making this the beer to judge all lagers by.
$175

Minneapolis Pils

Between an American and Czech pils. A good transitional beer for those not sure how hoppy they like their beer.
$165

Bocks

Dunkel Bock

A traditional dark bock with a complex malt character, a subtle bitterness and just plain smooth throughout. It’s that simple.
$195

Maibock

This bronze colored brew has a light malt character and a subtle caramel finish. Typically brewed from March to May.
$195

Rattlesnake Doppelbock

The rich dark amber color and high alcohol puts it in the Doppelbock category. Even a relatively healthy dose of hops fails to diminish its malty sweetness.
$195

American Wheats

Honey Wheat

Has a mellow sweetness of honey balanced by a light hop bitterness.
$175

Windy River Wheat

This beer has a mild and refreshing light citrus flavor. Great on a hot summer day with a slice of lemon.
$175

European Wheats

Bavarian Hefeweizen*

A traditional, authentic German wheat beer, unfiltered and cloudy with a banana and clove aroma. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
$195

Dunkel Weizen*

The dark version of our Bavarian Hefeweizen. Its wheaty tartness and roasted character make this full of flavor and complexity. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
$195

Belgian Wit*

A pale cloudy wheat beer with a tart taste. It is light in color and spiced with coriander & bitter orange peel. (Liquid yeast included. These unfiltered beers contain live yeast. They will need to be kept cool to prevent bottle fermentation.)
$195

*Call at least 24hrs in advance to ensure yeast availability

Belgian Recipes*

Dubbel

is rich brown ale that is complex in flavor with notes of chocolate & caramel. High in alcohol and body, your nose will pick up plum & raisin.
$205

Tripel

is where things get real serious. This very high alcohol beer is light in color, spicy aromas, and a complex taste of malt, alcohol tones, and a citrus fruit overlay. You will want to let this one age a bit as it will improve in flavor.
$205

Saison

Originally made in household breweries during spring. A fairly strong & hoppy creation for summer drinking with a striking bitterness. Special yeast fills it with a striking spicy, peppery and earthy tartness.
$205

Bière de Garde

This beer demands a little extra from the brewer. This Ale is fermented with a Lager Yeast at Ale temperatures resulting in bronze color, higher alcohol levels and a “clean” taste. More of a richer, sweeter, and malt focused taste than a Saison w/o the spice & tartness. Plan on cold-conditioning this in the bottle for two months before serving.
$205

*Available with two weeks prior request.

Hard Cider

Hard Cider

Mixed up like our wines it takes just minutes to make. Bottling is just two weeks later just like our beers. Apple Cider for Adults! This delicious cider will remind you of champagne with its pale yellow color & lively sparkle of carbonation. Serve at holiday parties or out on the patio for a refreshing change.
$205