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

bourbon-trail-poster

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”.

Queen Kula ~ Pineapple Sour Ale

Queen Kula ~ Pineapple Sour Ale

Our “Queen Kula”, a brand new pineapple sour ale – is now on tap. Citrusy Refreshing and mildly sour with a clean, tart, dry finish.  5.5% abv, 15 IBU

qk

“Royale with Bees”

“Royale with Bees”

royale

“Royale with Bees” is a French-Style Saison with Local Honey. The bold spicy farmhouse/saison yeast flavors are nicely balanced with bready sweetness from Vienna malt and light notes of local Wisconsin honey. 7.5% abv

King Kula – Carribean Rum Barrel-Aged Golden Wheat Ale

King Kula – Carribean Rum Barrel-Aged Golden Wheat Ale

king kula website

On tap starting Saturday: our special-release 1-Year Anniversary Beer. At 7.4% abv, “King Kula” is a more robust batch of our flagship Kula Wheat aged to perfection in Caribbean Rum barrels.  The barrels were filled dripping wet with Mt. Gay (Barbados) Black Barrel Reserve Rum. The barrel aging transformed our Pineapple American Wheat ale- giving it smooth vanilla sweetness with spicy rum aromas and robust caramel and toasted wood character from the charred oak surface of the barrel staves.  

All Along the Clocktower

All Along the Clocktower

untitled-design-2

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.

Imperial Stout

Imperial Stout

We teamed up with Brewmaster RJ Nordlund at Bare Bones Brewery (Oshkosh, WI) on our winter collaboration Imperial Stout.  Big & Bold, molasses, chocolate, and light roasted coffee. 9.5%abv.

“Kristin” Chocolate Cherry Bock

“Kristin” Chocolate Cherry Bock

Strong yet refined, this Bock marries a traditional rich and malty character with the delectable sweetness of chocolate & cherries! We used a German lager yeast, cool fermentation temperatures, and plenty of time for lagering, which all contribute to this beer’s smooth, rich character.  Kristin is named after the strong, sweet, beautiful woman that inspired this beer and made Lion’s Tail Brewing Co. a reality.  6.5% abv.

Rocket Red IPA

Rocket Red IPA

6.5% abv

“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

Quicksand NITRO Stout

Quicksand NITRO Stout

Smooth & Silky, Sweet and Bold. This Nitrogenated Stout has our familiar and bold Brown Sugar & Oatmeal flavors. Nitro gas forms much smaller bubbles in beer than CO2; the tiny bubbles give the beer a rich, creamy mouthfeel. Nitrogen gas is tasteless, and it also replaces the somewhat harsh, carbonic flavors of CO2.

Events

03/22/17

Beer & Cheese “Perfect Pair” Tasting

No pairing better describes Wisconsin than Beer and Cheese. We selected four different styles of award winning artisan cheeses and found the perfect pairing with Lion’s Tail beers. Our brewmaster Alex Wenzel will take you through each delicious pairing with interesting descriptions and details but leave plenty of time between courses for you to enjoy a night out with your friends. Wednesday March 22nd from 6:30 to 7:30. $25/person. The event will be limited to 40 people. To reserve a spot please email info@lionstailbrewing.com or reply/comment on this Event page.

 

03/23/17

Evening of Jazz with KWT

KWT

The band, KWT, is comprised of four all-star caliber musicians: saxophonist Tom Washatka bassist Kevin Wells, drummer Tony Taylor and guitarist Scott Dercks. The quartet is appealing on several levels – they are extremely good individual players who have developed a captivating synergy, they are likable people who exude a pervasive sense of fun when they play and they produce music that has evolved creatively into something both truly unique and very easy to assimilate. KWT will transform our beer lounge into a jazz lounge starting at 6pm. Order dinner from our Broken Tree Pizza or Cannova’s Fine Italian menus at our bar. No cover!

 

03/30/17

Brewers Showcase: MKE Brewing (Milwaukee)

MKE Brewing Co (Milwaukee, WI) has been a frequent guest on tap @ Lion’s Tail this year. We’ve featured their Lo-Gii Ginger-Tea Witbier, Outboard Cream Ale, and Sasquash Sweet Potato/Pumpkin Ale.  Several more of their interestingly-flavored, incredibly well-made beers will be showcased on Thursday, March 30th from 5-8pm, including some limited-release beers you probably haven’t had access to yet. MKE will represent that evening if you’d like to talk beer, as well as handing out swag and some rare bombers for the lucky ones trying their beers.  Join us!

 

05/19/17

Lion’s Tail Craft Beer Week Bash

Join Lion’s Tail Brewing Co. in Downtown Neenah for our 2017 Craft Beer Week Bash on Friday, May 19th 2017 on the Lion’s Tail grounds.  We will feature live music from the Lion’s Tail Stage, our outdoor beer garden, and a brat fry.  We’ll be hosting a “Summer Sneak Peak” allowing you to be the first to try out small batch versions of the new release beers that will come out this spring/summer… along with a few other surprises.  3pm-11pm. Wrist bands will cost $1 each with proceeds going to a local charity.

 

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.

 

Our Ingredients

Malt & Grain Water Hops Yeast Locally Sourced Ingredients

The Latest

MKE will be handing out some special bombers and tshirts/swag as prizes for those trying the featured beers. March 30th @ Lion's Tail Neenah: ... See MoreSee Less

4 days ago  ·  

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 Remington’s Grill. P’Mos Brewpub pizzas also available any time, as well as our artisan cheese plate, nuts, 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.  

 

Photo Gallery

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