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  • 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…

  • Chris Peterka

    Meet Chris Peterka

     “My role as kitchen manager, for just over a year now, is to order and keep the kitchen stocked with the freshest and finest ingredients for our awesome culinary team to put out delicious menu items from Chef Jordan’s creative mind.”   Everyday is different running the kitchen. Trying to stay ahead of the game and…

  • Minnesota Craft Beer Needs Your Help  CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVES TODAY – Help us sell more than just crowlers from our taproom!We need your urgent help to support Minnesota breweries seeking to sell growlers, crowlers, bottles, and cans from our taprooms. On Friday, May 17, the MN House will vote on the Omnibus Liquor Bill, including…

  • Wooden Hill Receives Gold Status from Edina Green Business Recognition Program

    Going Green to Reach Gold We recently applied to the Edina Green Business Recognition Program and were excited to learn that we made “Gold” status, as we cleared 55 points on the green scale.  The program looks at a range of initiatives from solid waste prevention and recycling, to purchasing, energy use, landscaping, water preservation,…

  • Wooden Hill Beer Dinner #1

    We celebrated our 1st anniversary with a gourmet dinner & beer pairings! Chef Jordan Roots, indeed the one you might have seen on Season 4 of MasterChef,  prepared a charcuterie spread plus four courses that were expertly paired with Head Brewer James Ewen’s distinctive brews. The night was made a success thanks to our 40 lovely…

  • 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…

  • Kind of a Big Deal…

    We are thrilled to have been nominated by The Growler in the 2018  Kind-of-a-Big-Deal Readers’ Choice Awards  for Best New Brewery and Best Double IPA for Hopify! Thank you so much!!