Beer

Da Beers

We brew passion in the middle of nowhere. From our year round selections, to our seasonals, and to our experiments (indeed, to our collective fancy!), we’ve got something you’ll enjoy!

Year Rounds

These are the only beers we serve year ’round!

Wages Brewing Company Landlocked IPA

Landlocked IPA

Smooth, Tropical hoppy, Malty || ABV 6.2% | 63 IBU

Landlocked is made with Mosaic, Galaxy (from Down Under), and Citra hops, and it’s giving it a big tropical aroma and smoothly intense hop flavor. Less bitter than the IBUs because we get most of the bitterness from hop bursting. But you don’t have to know what any of this means. All you need to do is smell the awesome, and taste the libation, then you’ll know it’s unmistakably Landlocked.

Variations: Lockadillo IPA Amarillo hopped, Double Dry-Hopped, Dark and Dank Edition, New England Edition

Wages Brewing Company Landlocked IPA

Wages Brewing Company Whatknot Ale

Whatknot Ale

Light, Refreshing, Creamy || ABV 4.4% | 15 IBU

Whatknot is our flagship. It’s not a “wheat beer”, but it has wheat. It’s not a “cream ale”, but it has corn. It resides somewhere in-between, creating a uniquely smooth and refreshing yet flavorful beer that everyone can enjoy.

Variations: blood orange, blackberry, strawberry, passionfruit, dry-hopped, apple, muscadine, persimmon

Wages Brewing Company Whatknot Ale

Wages Brewing Company Good Morning Stout

Good Mornin’ Oatmeal Breakfast Stout

Rich, Roasty, Creamy || ABV 6.2% | 42 IBU

Our Oatmeal Breakfast Stout has been a labor of love. Amber (co-owner) has always been a big fan of oatmeal stouts (from Schlafly to Founder’s and everything in-between), so we set out to make a stout that would meet her approval. Eight batches later, and we’ve developed a super creamy, rich, yet smooth stout with that unmistakable oatmeal flavor. You won’t find that “motor oil” consistency here, but you will find a pleasant bit of dark creamy goodness that most “non-stout drinkers” can enjoy. We love it so much that we have a hard time making enough!

Variations: with cold brew coffee (time to time with different coffees), chipotle, coconut, barrel aged, vanilla, Irish coffee

Wages Brewing Company Good Morning Stout

Pretty Oftens

These we have pretty often, but not always.

Ich Ben Gose (otherwise known as Insert Ingredient Name Here Gose)

mildly sour, touch of salt, and ???  || ABV 4.4% | 10 IBU

This is our base kettle sour for gose experimentation. We start with a traditional gose recipe with coriander and sea salt.
Batch #1 was then divided up to make: Saison Gose, Hibiscus Gose, Green Tomato Gose, and Cucumber Pickle Gose! We love the latter two, and they keep coming back as fresh locally grown ingredients can be sourced.

We’ve also made it with: Jalapeno Melon, Passionfruit, Cranberry, Elderberry, Peach, Lemongrass, Blueberry, Grapefruit, Blackberry, Blood Orange, Strawberry… just to name a few!

Weiss Old Ozarker

mildly sour, wheat, and ??? || ABV 3.8 to 4.4% | 6 IBU

Our kettle sour beer made with lacto brevis for a sour session bout of tartness. Why the sour face?

We generally alternate between Ich Ben Gose and Weiss Old Ozarker. Why? Because why not!? Some of our people like the salty Gose, and some like the smooth Ozarker. For both, we are determining which ingredients work best with which beer style, so every batch we get closer and closer to perfection!

Some Ozarkers have included cherry, honey ginger, and passionfruit. Sometimes we just serve it straight!

Seasonals

Check the date for when you can generally expect to see these craft beverages on tap.

Ayerish Stout (week of St Patrick’s Day)

dry, roasty, dark || ABV 4.5% | 28 IBU

Traditional dry stout, roasty, light body, though we couldn’t help but make it a little richer than normal.

Hoprechaun Red (week of St Patrick’s Day)

malty, crisp, red || ABV 5.1% | 25 IBU

This is our rendition of an Irish Red. Interesting anecdote: our flagship Landlocked IPA was originally Hoprechaun Red IPA. But during those homebrew days, we couldn’t get the concept to work, so we reluctantly changed the name to Landlocked. Later, owner Phil loved the name so much, it got resurrected for a more traditional Irish Red.

Pistachio Wedding Cream Ale (late July)

nutty, roasty, vanilla || ABV 4.7% | 16 IBU

It was 2015. We weren’t open yet, and our head brewer, Aym, was getting married. So we made this special Pistachio Wedding Cream Ale with a touch of vanilla bean and some pink sea salt to help celebrate.

As the story goes, we tapped the keg before the ceremony and about 45 minutes later, the groomsmen and attendees had drank it all… with the bride getting none! Oh my!

So now we brew this beer every summer for a late July release… just in time for the anniversary. And we make sure the bride gets the first glass. 🙂

Front Porch Porter (summer and early fall)

Lighter, Coffee and Chocolate Notes  || ABV 4.9% | 35 IBU

Every great beer needs a back story, and our Front Porch Porter is no exception. I began homebrewing back in 2008 when a good friend suggested we could make our own beer. We started with a kit (Peat Smoked Porter), and before long, brewing became a frequent occurrence for our group (affectionately dubbed “The Punky Brewsters”). In 2010, Amber and I bought 30 acres in the country, and the house had a porch. Well, it was a half way constructed and abandoned project of the previous owner’s (no roof, no rails, not even butted against the house!). We had it finished complete with a tin roof. While the intention was solely to have a front porch to sit and relax on, watching the fall leaves blow by and the deer munching on our fruits and veggies, I quickly saw that I could brew bigger batches of beer if we moved the brewing from the kitchen stove to outside, and the front porch was ideal, so in 2011 (around the time I realized I wanted to open a brewery), we began brewing on the front porch. Among the first beers brewed in this manner was a good friend’s recipe for porter (which was based on Fuller’s London Porter). After partaking two kegs of this porter, we knew we would brew it again and again (and again). Being the ever-mad scientist type, I just had to tweak the recipe here and there making it my own. Seven versions later, and we have dialed in on the exact porter flavor you may have tasted before, and in historical fashion, we dubbed it Front Porch Porter. So the next time you are sipping on some WBCo Front Porch Porter, let it’s smooth roasty flavor transport you to your front porch, wherever that may be.

SiPA (session iPA) (summer and early fall)

Silky, hoppy, poundable || ABV 4.5% | 48 IBU

Our sessionable IPA made with Galaxy hops and a rotating selection of other hops for a unique experience from every batch. Crisp and smooth with a wonderfully hoppy bite, we give it a little body and silkiness using flaked oats and golden naked oats.

Batch #12 (Sept 2018) – Galaxy, Loral, and more Ekuanot
Batch #11 (June 2018) – Galaxy, Loral, and Ekuanot
Batch #8 to #10 (Summer 2017) – Galaxy and Nelson Sauvin

Lemongrass Wheatknot (summer and early fall)

Intense lemon yet smooth drinking  || ABV 5.1% | 25 IBU

Loads of lemongrass plus Lemondrop hops on a 50% wheat malt base make for a delightful romp for the tastebuds!

Mississipecan Brown (fall)

Loads of Pecan, Sweet || ABV 5.3% | 25 IBU

Loads of pecan and sweet but not cloying. You don’t need to know how to pronounce it for it to take you back to grandma’s fresh pecan pie. This is our Fall favorite!

Ozarktoberfest Lager (early October)

Crisp and malty || ABV 5.7% | 27 IBU

Our traditional Oktoberfest lager with a malty sweetness and smooth bitterness that begs for Fall. It’s released the week leading up to the Ozarktoberfest homebrew festival in West Plains!

Zombie Scottish Ale (late October)

sweet, malty, scary || ABV 5.9% | 25 IBU

This big malt bomb uses pure Golden Promise Scottish malt for its delectable maltiness. We had a handful of other malts to do some Midwesternizing of this otherwise traditional style. This Zombie is out to get you!

Randomizers

We make these when we can and at our whimsy!

Esteemed Punk Common

Refreshing, Crisp, Lightly Hopped || ABV 5.1% | 43 IBU

An uncommonly special California common, the Esteemed Punk paves her own path but is well regarded by those who know her. After the first sip of this crisp ale/lager hybrid, you’ll hold her in high esteem too.

Hibiscus Ale

Sweet, Tart, Intense || ABV 5.4% | 23 IBU

The deep red hue. The floral aroma. The delicate dance of sweet and tart. This is the beer you never knew you’d love.

Honey Wheat Pale Ale

??? || ABV ??% | ?? IBU

Why have a plain ol’ APA, when you can have it with a touch of wheat and rich local honey? This is what a smooth summer pale ale is all about.

Landbridge IIPA

Full bodied, rich & easy hops || ABV 7.8% | 93 IBU

Landbridge: It’s not just how people might have gotten from Asia to the Americas! Hops from every hop growing region of the world come together for a complex set of citrus hop aromas with subtle bittering. It moonlights with Vermont yeast which adds that extra special touch that you’ll appreciate.

Russian Imp Stout

roasty, thick, sipper || ABV ~10.3% | 66 IBU

big.roasty.silky.chocolate notes. ’nuff said. Just enjoy. We generally also barrel age this one for 6+ months for that extra special ummmmm.

Experiments (bwaahahahaha!)

Who knows what will strike our fancy? As of this writing, we’ve made 100 different beers (9/18/18).