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  • Rare Vine Rose Beer

    Crafting a Beer-Wine Hybrid

    “When I was contacted by Yellow House Vineyard owner Cody Kaye in the
    early summer, I wasn’t completely sure what the result would be if I
    combined his fresh grape juice with one of our fermenting beers…”

  • Wooden Hill Fall Beer Dinner 2019

     Our second gourmet beer dinner was a tasty success! Here’s a recap of the menu…Charcuterie + 5 Courses + Some Special Surprises Created by:Jordan Roots (Head Chef)James Ewen (Head Brewer)Nick Jungers (Sous Chef)First CoursePumpkin Salad: greens, spiced candied pecans, maple vinaigrette, smouked gouda, marinated pear, pumpkinBeer Pairing: Kold Shoulder – KolschSecond CoursePork Belly: 24 hr apple…

  • Coconut Cluster

     This delicious collaboration with our Assistant Brewer, Jeremy Churchill, is a classic roasty porter infused with toasted coconut and hazelnut.A Match Made in Beer Heaven”Jeremy is an avid home-brewer and I’d been wanting to scale up one of his recipes for a while. When I tried his coconut porter a few months ago, I was…

  • MN IPA

    Making a MN IPA

    Author: James Ewen, Head Brewer & Co-Owner With the release of our newest IPA, Minnesota Might, I thought it was time to pull back the curtain a bit and explain some details of the brewing process at Wooden Hill. It’s also a good opportunity to highlight some other local companies putting their own stamp on…

  • The Nitro Revelation

    Author: James Ewen, Head Brewer & Co-Owner If you’re familiar with the craft beer world (and let’s be honest, you’re reading a blog article on a craft brewery’s website so yeah, you’re familiar) and have visited a few taprooms, you’ve definitely seen or even tried a beer “on nitro.”  And perhaps, while watching the beer…

  • Gluten-Removed French River

    We’re excited to announce that our flagship Saison, “French River,” is officially gluten-removed! And it tastes just as awesome as the original! Here’s the fancy lab test result confirming the level of gluten is below 10 parts per million (ppm). As a point of reference, the US FDA generally classifies foods with less than 20…

  • Battlestar – Imperial IPA

    First Released: October, 2018 Unleash your inner Yoda or channel those immortal Cylon life cycles for this epic Imperial IPA. Background Many years ago, Comet hops ruled the west. Prized for their bittering ability in hoppy beers, but never used to their full potential as dry hops. When the hop revolution came in the late…

  • Caramel Frap – Cream Ale

    First Released: October, 2018 Our first Cream Ale is a tasty twist on this classic style… luscious coffee flavor up front, with a smooth caramel and milk-chocolate finish. Background Just like a traditional frappuccino, this is a whole lot of sweet liquid with a dash of coffee. Unlike a traditional frappuccino, there’s also booze in…

  • BLDG 6 – Juicy Pale Ale

    First Released: September, 2018 If you loved Laser Shield, we think this’ll be your new go-to! Background Good ‘ol Bush Lake Road. Home to Edina’s first brewery and five–count ‘em, five–BI Worldwide buildings. Rumor has it they refer to Wooden Hill’s location as Building 6. In fact, an even sketchier rumor has it that our building…

  • Pumpkin Juice – Pumpkin Ale

    First Released: September, 2018 It debuted last Saturday at the Autumn Brew Review festival, and we were thrilled with the response. Our first release pumpkin beer is full of pumpkin pie spices, milk sugar, and vanilla. It’s like Autumn in a can! Background Who doesn’t love a good pumpkin beer? No one, that’s who. There’s something…