Beers

At Muskellunge Brewing Company, we love fish! We love their brilliant design as underwater creatures, and we love each species’ unique aesthetic. We also love beer, so we have named each of our beers in honor of a specific species of freshwater fish; each with a personality of its own.

Our current beer menu

All the fish in the Pond

  • Spring Seasonal
  • Summer Seasonal
  • Fall Seasonal
  • Winter Seasonal

** The Lagers **

Black Buffalo Schwarzbier

Black Buffalo Schwarzbier

Schwartzbier is a dark lager that originated in Germany. The malty flavor, which hints of raisin and chocolate, is balanced with Tettnang hops.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Bluegill German Pilsner

Bluegill German Pilsner

This true German Pilsner is made with 100% Pilsner malt. Ingredients follow the Reinheitsgebot laws of 1516. This beer's crisp finish makes it a very refreshing.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Bronzeback Oktoberfest

Bronzeback Oktoberfest

This traditional Oktoberfest was fermented and lagered over the summer months to create a toasty malt flavor balanced with floral hops and medium body.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 25

Brookie Dunklerbock

Brookie Dunklerbock

Our fourth Bock beer in the series.  This bock style has a unique and flavorful malt profile from Munich and Vienna Malts and a touch of Hallertau hops.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Deer Creek American Pilsner

Deer Creek American Pilsner

This is authentic American Pilsner is brewed using 100% 6-row malt and real corn. Hallertau and Saaz hops balance the flavor profile and deliver and light and refreshing beer.

ABV Range: 4-5% | IBU: 20

Judy's Buck

Judy's Buck

2020 US Open Beer Championship Bronze Medal - Bock Category

A Traditional Bock beer composed of four different hops and a combination of Tettnang and Czech Saaz hops.  Let's celebrate Spring with this delicious beer!

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Orangespotted Helles Bock

Orangespotted Helles Bock

Our Helles bock is a pale, malty lager composed of Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna malts and Hallertau hops.  It is the perfect beer to welcome spring.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 20

Pacu Dopplebock

Pacu Dopplebock

Designed to be hardy enough to sustain the fasting German monks during Lent, this beer has a malty profile that matches the German Bock beer.  Hallertau and Tettnang hops provide an extra, balancing flavor accent.

ABV Range: 8-9% | IBU: 20

Shovelhead Smoked Bock

Shovelhead Smoked Bock

Using a mixture of Oak, Beechwood, Cherrywood, and Peat smoked malts this smoked Bock beer has a complex and smokey flavor.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 20

Sippo Lake Vienna Lager

Sippo Lake Vienna Lager

Named after the brewer's favorite local lake, the Sippo Lake Vienna Lager is brewed with Vienna malt.  With three months of lagering and a touch of Czech Saaz hops, this beer delivers an elegant, well-balanced flavor.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Striped Bass Xmas Ale

Striped Bass Xmas Ale

Our Christmas “Ale” is a Traditional Bock spiced with ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, among others, and nicely finished by Tettnang Hops delivering a unique and smooth after taste. You won’t find another Xmas Ale like this!

ABV Range: 5-7% | IBU: 20

Tam O'Shanter Dortmunder

Tam O'Shanter Dortmunder

A collaboration with Stark Parks in honor of the Tam O’Shanter Park trails, this brew (with its beautiful golden color) features Pilsner, Munich, and Vienna malts from West Branch Malts. This style is defined by its balance between malt and hops.

ABV Range: 5.5-6.5% | IBU: 25

** The India Pale Ales **

Bowfin Rye IPA

Bowfin Rye IPA

This IPA is loaded with 100% Canada Rye malt, which, combined with a mild bitterness and floral aftertaste, delivers a dangerously delicious IPA beer.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 60

Firefish Goby Imperial Red IPA

Firefish Goby Imperial Red IPA

This beer was brewed in collaboration with the Canton City Fire Department for their 2022 Bicentennial Celebration.  We used 100% Caramel 15 malt and more than 15 different hops, delivering a beer with a unique malt flavor and complex hop character.

ABV Range: 8-10% | IBU: 80

Grass Pickerel IPA

Grass Pickerel IPA

An India Pale Ale that is also the product of statistical modeling.  Five different hops were used, including Chinook and Galena, to deliver a well-balanced hop aftertaste.

ABV Range: 5-8% | IBU: 60

Tri-21 Imperial New England IPA

Tri-21 Imperial New England IPA

This New England IPA comes from a Worldwide, open-ended collaboration, created to raise awareness for individuals with Down Syndrome.  This beer was made with Citrus, Columbus, Centennial, Calypso, and Cashmere hops, delivering a tasty, citrus-y IPA with no bittering hops.

ABV Range: 9-10% | IBU: 0

Tiger Musky Double IPA

Tiger Musky Double IPA

People’s Choice Award at the 2019 Hop & Harvest Festival, Evening Session.

This monster DIPA is one of our signature brews.  The addition of five different hops to the pilsner malt base delivers a beautifully hoppy flavor.

ABV Range: 8-9% | IBU: 60

** The Ales **

American Eel Brown Ale

American Eel Brown Ale

American Eel is a common name for this American Brown Ale.  The grain bill is anything but common.  It's loaded with specialty malts, including Vienna malt.  The unique maltiness and hop balance make this an excellent example of the style.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Blue Badis Obst Gose

Blue Badis Obst Gose

The Blue Badis is also known as the Chameleon Fish. This Obst (fruit) Gose could taste differently each time we make it. It’s a surprise. Our current offering is the Musky Mule.  This Gose is flavored with fresh ginger root and brings a little citrus tartness from the lime purée.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 0

Braunforelle Roggenbier

Braunforelle Roggenbier

A unique beer with a fingerprint flavor profile from the combination of Rye and Munich malts and Hefeweizen yeast, delivering a nice yeast and malt aftertaste.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 29

Burbot Biére de Garde

Burbot Biére de Garde

This Farmhouse Ale has toffee and caramel flavors combined with a nice spicy and peppery backbone, delivering a beer with a smooth and uniquely malty taste.

ABV Range: 6-8% | IBU: 20

Chopa Parcha Wheat

Chopa Parcha Wheat

Chopa is the slang for bluegill in Puerto Rico.  A delicious fruit beer that combines white and red wheat with passion fruit pulp, delivering a unique beer and a fruity aftertaste.  The perfect beer for summer.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 15

Creek Chub Mango Gose

Creek Chub Mango Gose

2022 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal - Fruit Gose

This style is defined by its sharp but refreshing sourness. The prominent mango flavor balances with a subtle tartness to deliver a wonderfully refreshing brew. Lactic Acid is added to reduce the pH.

ABV Range: 5-7% | IBU: 0

Minnow Leichtbier

Minnow Leichtbier

Leicht in German translates to “easy” or “small”. Our Minnow Leichtbier is made with German Pilsner, a pinch of Munich and Vienna Malts, and a decent amount of German Tettnang hops. This bier is easy-drinking and light, yet flavorful.

ABV Range: 3-4% | IBU: 20

Mudcat Rauchbier

Mudcat Rauchbier

Using a mixture of Oak, Beechwood, Cherrywood, and Peat Smoked malts, this traditional German smoked beer has a complex, smokey flavor that you will enjoy with every sip.  Or take a 4-pack home and add it to your beer brats and sauerkraut.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 20

Pumpkinseed Pumpkin Spiced Ale

Pumpkinseed Pumpkin Spiced Ale

Welcome to Fall.  This ale is brewed and fermented with 50 lbs of pumpkin, a mixture of spices, and Cascade hops to balance it out, delivering to you a flavor reminiscent of pumpkin pie.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Rainbow Trout Coffee Blonde

Rainbow Trout Coffee Blonde

This is a collaboration beer with Carpe Diem Coffee Shop in Downtown Canton, made of 100% Pilsner Malt, and Kona Coffee. The absence of hops allows you to enjoy the rich coffee aroma and aftertaste with a light amber color.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 0

River Bream Irish Red Ale

River Bream Irish Red Ale

This red ale is a perfect blend of Golden Promise and Maris Otter.  Both malts, combined with UK East Golding Hops, deliver a premium Irish Ale to celebrate St Patrick's Day and any other day of the year.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Rock Bass Honey Nut Brown Ale

Rock Bass Honey Nut Brown Ale

2021 US Open Beer Championship Silver Medal - Honey Beer Category

This award-winning brown ale is composed of 8 malts, two hops, and 15 lbs of honey, making a beer with a nice balance between maltiness, honey, and hop flavors.

ABV Range: 5-7% | IBU: 20

Saugeye Weizenbock

Saugeye Weizenbock

This hybrid beer combines the signature specialty malts of the Traditional Bock beer with Wheat and Hefeweizen yeast, delivering a flavorful beer with a subtle banana, clove, and yeast aftertaste.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 20

Shortnose Gar Light Wee

Shortnose Gar Light Wee

Light Scotch Ale made primarily by Golden Promise base grain, an authentic scotch malt. Four specialty malts and a pitch of smoked barley, together with Golding Hops, deliver a savory traditional Scotch Ale.

ABV Range: 4-5% | IBU: 20

Steelhead Hefeweizen

Steelhead Hefeweizen

Our Hefeweizen is made with pilsner and wheat malts.  Combined with the classic Hefeweizen yeast, this beer will give you a nice blend of banana and clove hints in a light and drinkable beer.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Walleye Kolsch

Walleye Kolsch

A Kolsch composed of two different malts and Saaz hops.  This beer is the "Jewel of the crown" since the grain bill was the first of our beers formulated using statistical modeling.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 20

Yellow Perch Cream Ale

Yellow Perch Cream Ale

Composed of two base malts, real corn, and Cascade Hops, this ale delivers a delicious and savory flavor that really teases your taste buds.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 15

** The Porters & Stouts **

Black Bullhead Baltic Porter

Black Bullhead Baltic Porter

This porter's grain bill has three base malts and a unique combination of specialty roasted barley.  Fermentation at semi-lager conditions delivers a smooth flavor profile with a balanced, roasty aftertaste.

ABV Range: 7-9% | IBU: 20

Black Crappie Oatmeal Coffee Stout

Black Crappie Oatmeal Coffee Stout

With a heap of coffee malt, a generous helping of oatmeal, and the addition of local Carpe Diem coffee, this beer provides an unmistakable coffee flavor, and a deep, rich color.  Sip.  Savor.  Enjoy.

ABV Range: 6-7% | IBU: 20

Goby Cherrywood Smoked Porter

Goby Cherrywood Smoked Porter

Enjoy the smoked flavor and smooth aftertaste of this Porter. The overall experience is rounded out by a pitch of German Tettnang and German Perl Hops. Great to sip with a cigar.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 15

Northern Pike Robust Porter

Northern Pike Robust Porter

Robust as the Northern Pike, this beer is brewed with mostly specialty and roasted malts, delivering a smooth and roasty aftertaste.

ABV Range: 6-9% | IBU: 35

Sturgeon Russian Imperial Stout

Sturgeon Russian Imperial Stout

2020 US Open Beer Championship Gold Medal - British Imperial Stout Category

This is the ultimate beast beer, with a mass of base and specialty malts, delivering a strong and complex malty aftertaste, nicely balance with 30 IBU of hops. Very smooth stout. Beware of the beast.

ABV Range: 12-13% | IBU: 30

** The Seltzers **

Eva's Giggle Juice Hard Seltzer

Eva's Giggle Juice Hard Seltzer

In honor of our friend Eva, with the infectious laugh.  This Blueberry Hard Seltzer will bring you joy, and hopefully help get you giggling.  Our gluten free option, more similar to wine than beer.

ABV Range: 5-6% | IBU: 0