Lion's Tail Brewery Co. & Tap Room

116 S. Commercial St.
Neenah, WI 54956

Our Beers

Our taproom will feature 12 beers on draught including the following lineup made right here in our brewery, along with several guest taps featuring other great beers from our region.

Kula Wheat ~ Golden Ale with Pineapple

Kula Wheat ~ Golden Ale with Pineapple

Kula (Hawaiian for “Golden”) perfectly describes our American Wheat Ale.  Crisp and refreshing, this golden wheat is lightly hopped with Wisconsin Tettnanger and fermented with 125 fresh, ripe pineapples for a well-balanced yet interesting twist. Kula Wheat makes a perfect pairing with a pizza made in Broken Tree’s wood-fired oven and delivered straight to you in our taproom.  Cheers!

ABV: 5.6%       IBU: 17       Hops: Tettnanger

CPA ~ Custom Pale Ale

CPA ~ Custom Pale Ale

Have you ever been able to choose your own hops to bring alive a pint of pale ale with deliciously fresh hop aroma and flavors?  Our CPA allows you to be the brewer and use the modern technique of dry hopping in a French Press right in front of you on the bar top. Choose from Citra, Cascade, Chinook, Amarillo, Sorachi Ace, Crystal, Centennial, Brewers Gold, or Simcoe – using an entire ounce of whole leaf hops in your pint.  The freshest IPA you’ll ever have!

Quicksand – Oatmeal Brown Sugar Stout

Quicksand – Oatmeal Brown Sugar Stout

When we first brewed this beer, we stuck a thermometer in the mash to measure the temp and with all the oatmeal- the mash was so thick that the thermometer didn’t sink- it stuck straight up. A minute later when we weren’t looking the mash swallowed the thermometer up like Quicksand and the name was born (luckily it wasn’t a mercury thermometer!)  Bold flavors of sweet brown sugar & rich dark roasted barley.  A huge dose of toasted, flaked oats give this beer its velvety-smooth finish. 6.7% abv

“Mile of Munich” Dunkel

“Mile of Munich” Dunkel

Smooth, light, and malty, this German-style lager is loaded with Munich malt and rounded out with specialty roasted malts giving it the characteristic dark color and mild toastiness. This beer has helped convert a lot of people who thought they hated “dark beer”!

Bourbon Trail ~ Barrel-Aged Stout

Bourbon Trail ~ Barrel-Aged Stout

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We procured barrels from two of the best Bourbon Distilleries along Kentucky’s famed Bourbon Trail: Willett Distillery (Bardstown, KY) & Jim Beam Distillery (Clermont, KY). Two different batches of our Oatmeal Stout were selected and used to fill these barrels that were just emptied and still dripping wet with bourbon. After aging for the better part of a year, this beer has developed a higher abv (8.0%), and has taken on smooth, delicate characters of charred American Oak, and the rich vanilla and caramel flavors of these two award-winning bourbons. Lion’s Tail is proud to present “Bourbon Trail Stout”.

All Along the Clocktower – Double IPA

All Along the Clocktower – Double IPA

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This is our Double IPA – big flavored and bold at 7.9% abv, dry-hopped with Wisconsin Centennial & Brewers Gold Hops for a Citrus & Spice punch.  At 66 IBU’s there’s enough bitterness to stand up to the big flavors but not to overcome them.

“Boundary Waters” Canadian-Style Lager

“Boundary Waters” Canadian-Style Lager

Crisp, clean, and refreshingly nostalgic- Boundary Waters Lager rides the Canadian border with a soft malt sweetness and a perfectly balanced crispy noble hop finish. This style of lager is unique in that it relies on Canadian Brewers’ maltose (and not rice or corn) to deliver clean, smooth body without being overly malty. 5.0% abv

(I Would Walk) 500 Milds – English Mild

(I Would Walk) 500 Milds – English Mild

Our 2017 Homebrew Open Competition Champion beer was so good we decided to
brew it at Lion’s Tail and share it with everyone. “(I Would Walk) 500 Milds” is an
English Mild with rich maltiness and slight notes of caramel and nutty toast from
Premium Maris Otter malt. At 4.2% abv, 500 Milds is highly sessionable. Pours a
deep amber with a white creamy head. Pairs well with fried foods, wild game,
mushrooms, and mild to sharp cheeses. Serve with 1″ of foam in an English/nonic pint at 45-50F with more malt flavor as it warms toward cellar temperature. ABV: 4.2%  IBU: 17

Grapefruit Hefeweizen

Grapefruit Hefeweizen

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Bavarian-style Session Hefeweizen with a big Ruby Red Grapefruit punch. Red & White wheat malts provide body and sweetness with slight clove notes from our German Hefeweizen yeast strain.  The light sweetness on the front is met quickly with big grapefruit citrus with very light citrus zest bitterness on the finish.  Pair this beer with summer salads, creamy cheeses, rich and savory desserts, particularly chocolate.    3.5% abv      9 ibu

#90 Red – Vienna Lager

#90 Red – Vienna Lager

Exceptionally smooth & malty with a rich toasty sweetness. The deep red color is based on “Number 90”, the signature paint color used by Appleton’s Pierce Manufacturing on their Custom Firefighting Vehicles. This beer’s toasty body is built on to two lightly kilned Vienna Malts from Wisconsin’s Briess Malt.  Enjoy cold, and drink a toast to the dedicated heroes fighting fires!  4.7% abv  18 ibu

Royale Noir – Barrel Aged Saison

Royale Noir – Barrel Aged Saison

French-style Saison aged in French Oak Pinot Noir Barrels. The spicy saison yeast character is balanced with mild sweetness from local honey. Then after months on French Oak, Royale Noir picks up oaky richness and a slight Pinot grape acidity, with red wine fruits coming forward as the beer warms. You’ll be rewarded if you have the patience to let this beer warm a few minutes in the glass.  Available in bomber bottles only.  Next batch and draft release coming in August.

Events

07/20/17

Brewers Showcase: Boulevard Brewing

Founded in 1989 in Kansas City, Missouri, Boulevard Brewing Company has grown to become the largest specialty craft beer brewer in the Midwest. Join us at Lion’s Tail on 7/20 to find out why as we showcase several of their beers, and chat with our special brewery guest Mitchell about the beers. We will have prizes for people trying the BBC beers. The beer lineup will be announced the week prior to the event – but rest assured we will feature a couple beers that you probably can’t find anywhere else!

 

09/22/17

Lion’s Tail Oktoberfest ’17

Lion’s Tail Brewing Co. is proudly hosting the 2nd Annual Oktoberfest 2017 on Friday Sept 22nd and Saturday Sept 23rd. The event will be hosted on the brewery grounds at 116 S Commercial St. in the shadows of Downtown Neenah’s Historic Clocktower.  The festival will feature live music including original music from some of the area’s best bands along with a couple traditional polka bands (schedule TBA). We will have some traditional festival games for you to compete against your friends and neighbors. We’ll have a food court featuring some fall festival favorites from several local restaurants. But the star of the show will be our Oktoberfest Marzen Lager along with the selection of German-style draught beers brewed by Lion’s Tail and other local breweries, poured in our Beer Garden into your special edition souvenir festival steins. Plan on entering our Stein Holding contest or wear your traditional Oktoberfest garb to compete for our Best Dressed Award. The gates will open Friday 3pm and Saturday at Noon.

 

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Please join us for the fi rst Men for Hospice fund raiser. 100% of your contribution will help hospice patients and their families in the Fox Cities for services generally not covered by insurance: massage therapy and pet therapy.
Speakers, briefly, will describe these “comfort care” services that enhance the end of life journey for the patient and family.
Social Time — 5:30
Speakers — 6:00
Finale with sampling of many varieties of beer — 6:30
RSVP with email to Jeff Drake,jdrake@new.rr.com
In the subject line, please reference “Men for Hospice”
The recommended contribution is $100. (Please make check payable to ThedaCare Hospice Foundation) If unable to attend and would still like to donate, please make check payable to
ThedaCare Hospice Foundation and mail to 1818 N. Meade St. Appleton, WI 54911
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Men for Hospice

October 3, 2017, 5:30pm - October 3, 2017, 7:00pm

Lion's Tail Brewing Co.

Please join us for the fi rst Men for Hospice fund raiser. 100% of your contribution will help hospice patients and their families in the Fox Cities for services generally not covered by insurance: massage therapy and pet therapy. Speakers, briefly, will describe these “comfort care” services that enhance the end of life journey for the patient and family. Social Time — 5:30 Speakers — 6:00 Finale with sampling of many varieties of beer — 6:30 RSVP with email to Jeff Drake,jdrake@new.rr.com In the subject line, please reference “Men for Hospice” The recommended contribution is $100. (Please make check payable to ThedaCare Hospice Foundation) If unable to attend and would still like to donate, please make check payable to ThedaCare Hospice Foundation and mail to 1818 N. Meade St. Appleton, WI 54911

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Have you or a friend been touched by Hospice- and want to help others benefit as well? "Hospice" is any kind of care in a patient's own home, typically for those with terminal illnesses. My family was recently blessed with ThedaCare's hospice program when my dad was near the end of his battle with cancer. The care he got at home helped give him and our family some comfort when we all needed it the most. Please contact me by Message or email (info@lionstailbrewing.com) if you want to help, or if you want to attend the Fundraiser on Tues Oct 3rd @ Lion's Tail. Or simply share this post! Cheers, Alex Wenzel ... See MoreSee Less

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The Taproom

Beers

In addition to our featured draught beers, you’ll want to explore our can and bottle offerings including regional specialties, sours, gluten-free and non-alcoholic options, along with a few special occasion beers.  

 

Wine

We offer a carefully selected, limited menu of wines by the glass or by the bottle which change seasonally.

 

Other

Bottled soda and water are available as well.

 

BYOF

The taproom has a “Bring Your Own Food” policy.  We invite you to order deliveries or bring in carry-out from one of Neenah’s many excellent restaurants to enjoy in the taproom.  

 

Food

We partner with 2 excellent Neenah Restaurants which deliver directly to you in our taproom: Broken Tree Pizza and Cannova’s Italian. Frozen pizzas also available any time, as well as our artisan cheese plate, chips, and free popcorn.

 

Gift Cards

The perfect gift for a beer lover, gift cards are available for any amount in the taproom.

 

Store

Lion’s Tail apparel and gift items are on display in the taproom and available for purchase.

 

Private Events

Our 700 square foot lounge and our exclusive vault are both available for private events, large or small.  To make a reservation or for more information please send an email to info@lionstailbrewing.com.  

 

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Location

116 S. Commercial St.
Neenah, WI 54956

Taproom Hours:

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs: 3 to 10pm

Friday: 3 to midnight

Saturday: Noon to midnight

Sunday:  closed

 

Phone

(920) 215-6443

Email

info@lionstailbrewing.com