FOX RIVER BREWING CO.

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FRBC ON THE WATER | TAPROOM

OSHKOSH, WI

Updated 3/13/2020

blu bobber

DESCRIPTION

A refreshing ale, golden in color with a light blueberry aroma.  Slightly sweet and bluish in color with a dense white head, this ale is highly drinkable with a fresh blueberry finish. 


SPECS:

5 % abv  |  10 IBUs  |  2.8° Lovibond 

2 dams blonde ale

DESCRIPTION

An Unfiltered Blonde Ale, golden straw in color with a slight haze and a fluffy white head of foam. A crisp, session ale balanced for accessible flavor and drinkability. Light malt flavor with a gentle American hop aroma.


SPECS:

4.75 % abv  |  13 IBUs  |  2.2° Lovibond 

WHITE BOBBER CHERRY APPLE HARD SELTZER

DESCRIPTION

Brewed to follow the current trend in healthy lifestyle drinks we have our very own offering in the seltzer world. White Bobber is based off of the flavors of Door County and features a  blend of cherry and apple. Unlike many of the seltzers on the market ours is made with a blend of corn sugar and malt, instead of just corn sugar, giving it a more rounded flavor and smoothing out its edges. With this more complex base we had no need to add sugar back to our seltzer, so it has 1g of sugar per 12oz serving as a finished product

 

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  0 IBUs  |  0° Lovibond 

WHITE RIVER IPA

DESCRIPTION

Brewed in the West Coast style of a nice bitter backbone with a warming high alcohol level. This particular batch features Wai-iti hops from New Zealand that features flavors of tropical fruit, stone fruit, and passion fruit. We paired this with the peach and mango esters from the Norwegian Kviek yeast to make a well balanced fruity IPA. The name for the beer is derived from the high wheat content and the translation of Wai-iti. Wai-iti translates to little river, and the White river is a small tributary of the Fox River.

SPECS:

7.5 % abv  | 70 IBUs  |  7.1° Lovibond

Orange IS the new blackberry porter

DESCRIPTION

Brewed in the vein of warming winter porter this beer combines roasty chocolate notes with blackberry to create an easy drinking dessert in a glass. On the malt side we used 3 different chocolate malts to produce a layered dark chocolate backbone to the beer, along with oats and munich malt to give it a little sweetness. On the hop side we used a late addition of cluster to enhance the blackberry notes. Finally we added a hearty helping of blackberry to build a beer that drinks like a nice slice of fruited dark chocolate cake.  

SPECS:

6% abv  |  30 IBUs  |  33.7° Lovibond 

RED BREAD REDEMPTION

DESCRIPTION

An easy drinking Session Ale. The malt varieties create a sweet malty backbone, while producing a beautiful deep amber color. Sterling hops were added to help make the beer balanced, but we made sure not to steal the show from the Vienna base Malt. Expect a Pleasant flavor that resembles fresh baked bread. The bready malt character and low IBUs make for a crisp beer that easily glides on your palate with every sip.

SPECS:

3.8 % abv  |  17.1 IBUs before wet hops  |  13.3° Lovibond

American Tripel

DESCRIPTION

As German light colored lagers began to dominate beer markets all the great brewing cultures tried their hand at developing something that could compete with the changing tastes. The Belgian answer was the Tripel, a light colored, dry, easy drinking, high abv ale. With this style mind we set out to brew an American counterpart. Using a higher quality American base malt we brewed an easy drinking and malty 8% ale. To this we added a hint of coriander and black pepper to give the beer depth. Finally as it is an American beer we of course dry hopped it with a piney and citrusy hop. 

SPECS:

8.1 % abv  |  20 IBUs  |  7.1° Lovibond

reel it in ipa

DESCRIPTION

Hops are here to stay.  Sometimes the higher alcohol levels in a Classic IPA can get in the way of enjoying hops all night long though.  With our Reel It In – Session IPA we have the bold character of hops shining from the aroma through the finish.   Light golden colored with a slight haze and a fluffy white foam. Bright citrus hop aromas invite into a medium-light bodied ale balanced with a crisp hop flavor.

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  36 IBUs  |  10° Lovibond 

marble eye

DESCRIPTION

A malt forward ale with a deep amber color.   Specialties malts deliver flavors of caramel, toffee, toasted, and a touch of chocolate and roast.  Hop levels are low with a faint bitterness and mild floral aroma. Medium to medium-full bodied.


SPECS:

6.2 % abv  |  17 IBUs  |  18° Lovibond 

PITTER PATTER PEANUT BUTTER PORTER

DESCRIPTION

When bottling day arrives and you turn Pandora to 90’s alt rock, it suggests Greta Van Zeppelin. When you change it to black metal, Great Van Zeppelin appears. Even when, in a moment of desperation for variety, you turn on Finnish Folk music, Greta Van Zeppelin appears. With that in mind we brewed a black lager to mimic the success of the classic German Schwarzbier, with mild changes to make it our own. Expect this beer to pour a dark brown/light black with a strong and smooth roasty nose with hints of chocolate. On the tongue the healthy addition of molasses shines with a slight twang and flavors of star anise. The thing that stands out the most about this lager however is its smooth character despite the large percentage of dark malts used. This is due to a cold steep process pioneered by Briess malting that produces a smooth character reminiscent of the character of cold brewed coffees and teas. 

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  36 IBUs  |  40° Lovibond

shepley kid

DESCRIPTION

This British style pale ale will take you across the pond! English and American hops give this beer earthy and floral notes to help balance the caramel, nutty and biscuity flavors from the english malts.
Let’s raise a proper pint of this easy drinking pale ale and toast Gary Timm the “Shepley Kid”, who was larger than life in the tiny tiny town of Shepley, WI! Shepley Will Shine Tonight!!

SPECS:

5.4 % abv  |  22 IBUs  | 

cocoa puffs brown ale

DESCRIPTION

Developed by and brewed with Jeff Eaton of The Society of Oshkosh Brewers homebrew club this lighter sessionable english brown ale was mashed with a ton of cocoa puffs breakfast cereal. Brewed with a dry english yeast strain the beer is smooth and slightly fruity from the fermentation. On the malt side it has hints of roast and chocolate with some honey sweetness from the honey malt.

SPECS:

5.5 % abv  |  23.1 IBUs  |  14.5° Lovibond 

Feral Fox

DESCRIPTION

Booze and malt, enough said……….. Barley wine is a style of beer that is truly magical in that it is simple in design, but complex in execution. Feral Fox is brewed in the English style using 100% English barley and English yeast. The dominant ingredient is Marris Otter, which lends a toasty malty backbone to back up the high abv. On top of that we layered light and dark English caramel malts to add some depth. Expect this beer to have deep amber almost brown color and to be deceptively easy drinking.

SPECS:

9.5 % abv  |  44 IBUs  |  15.5° Lovibond

Sultan of Citra IPA

DESCRIPTION

Brewed for the first ever Oshkosh craft beer week this beer is a twist on the low bitterness high flavor IPAs with its Belgian style character. On the hop side we used a heaping helping of Sultana and Citra hops to give it a strong fruity character in the pineapple and citrus region. On the malt side we used a Belgian Pilsner malt and some Victory malt to give it a nice biscuity and grassy backbone. On the yeast side we used and Abbey ale strain to add a light coriander spice and light banana fruit esters.

SPECS:

5.6 % abv  |  48 IBUs  |  5.6° Lovibond

FOX FIX - vixens vanilla cream ale

DESCRIPTION

Spiced beers are a tradition for the holiday season.  Our holiday spiced beer is Vixen’s Vanilla Cream Ale. This deep golden ale is spiced with premium vanilla from Madagascar, fresh Celyon (mild) and Korintje (traditional) cinnamon, and sweet orange peel.  The resulting beer has a slightly fruity, sweet cookie-like nose. The flavor is mostly vanilla, but is balanced by subtle spice of the cinnamon and finishes with the crispness of the orange peel. These spices were added to the kettle during the brewing process and also in the aging tank for increased depth of flavor.  Malt character is slight, while hop flavor and bitterness are close to absent. Matching the spice is a little holiday cheer, as this beer rings in at 5.9% abv.

 

SPECS:

5.9 % abv  |  8 IBUs  |  4.1° Lovibond 

FRBC AT THE MALL 

APPLETON, WI

Updated 3/13/2020

blu bobber

DESCRIPTION

A golden ale mixed with blueberry juice concentrate and natural extract.  The result is a light fruity ale with an enticing aroma and flavor of fresh blueberries.  Slightly sweet and highly drinkable, pours with a slight bluish stained color and dense white head.  Garnished with a fork full of fresh blueberries on draught.


SPECS:

5 % abv  |  10 IBUs  |  2.8° Lovibond 

2 dams blonde ale

DESCRIPTION

An Unfiltered Blonde Ale, golden straw in color with a slight haze and a fluffy white head of foam. A crisp, session ale balanced for accessible flavor and drinkability. Light malt flavor with a gentle American hop aroma.


SPECS:

4.75 % abv  |  13 IBUs  |  2.2° Lovibond 

WHITE BOBBER CHERRY APPLE HARD SELTZER

DESCRIPTION

Brewed to follow the current trend in healthy lifestyle drinks we have our very own offering in the seltzer world. White Bobber is based off of the flavors of Door County and features a  blend of cherry and apple. Unlike many of the seltzers on the market ours is made with a blend of corn sugar and malt, instead of just corn sugar, giving it a more rounded flavor and smoothing out its edges. With this more complex base we had no need to add sugar back to our seltzer, so it has 1g of sugar per 12oz serving as a finished product

 

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  0 IBUs  |  0° Lovibond 

SMOOTH TRANSITIONS HAZY IPA

 

DESCRIPTION

Brewed to be what the name implies, a smooth transition from work to relaxation this beer lives within a realm of perfect balance between malt and hops. On the malt side we added depth by using ashburne mild malt along with golden naked oats, giving it more malt flavor than many other IPAs. On the hop side we combined cascade and Sultana (formerly Denali) to combine pine, grapefruit, and pineapple flavors with mild bitterness. These hop notes are complemented by the fruity esters added by the Norwegian Kwiek strain used. 

SPECS:

6 % abv  |  16.2 IBUs  |  5.3° Lovibond 

PITTER PATTER PEANUT BUTTER PORTER

DESCRIPTION

When bottling day arrives and you turn Pandora to 90’s alt rock, it suggests Greta Van Zeppelin. When you change it to black metal, Great Van Zeppelin appears. Even when, in a moment of desperation for variety, you turn on Finnish Folk music, Greta Van Zeppelin appears. With that in mind we brewed a black lager to mimic the success of the classic German Schwarzbier, with mild changes to make it our own. Expect this beer to pour a dark brown/light black with a strong and smooth roasty nose with hints of chocolate. On the tongue the healthy addition of molasses shines with a slight twang and flavors of star anise. The thing that stands out the most about this lager however is its smooth character despite the large percentage of dark malts used. This is due to a cold steep process pioneered by Briess malting that produces a smooth character reminiscent of the character of cold brewed coffees and teas. 

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  36 IBUs  |  40° Lovibond

reel it in ipa

DESCRIPTION

Hops are here to stay.  Sometimes the higher alcohol levels in a Classic IPA can get in the way of enjoying hops all night long though.  With our Reel It In – Session IPA we have the bold character of hops shining from the aroma through the finish.   Light golden colored with a slight haze and a fluffy white foam. Bright citrus hop aromas invite into a medium-light bodied ale balanced with a crisp hop flavor.

SPECS:

5 % abv  |  36 IBUs  |  10° Lovibond 

marble eye

DESCRIPTION

A malt forward ale with a deep amber color.   Specialties malts deliver flavors of caramel, toffee, toasted, and a touch of chocolate and roast.  Hop levels are low with a faint bitterness and mild floral aroma. Medium to medium-full bodied.


SPECS:

6.2 % abv  |  17 IBUs  |  18° Lovibond 

WHITE RIVER IPA

DESCRIPTION

Brewed in the West Coast style of a nice bitter backbone with a warming high alcohol level. This particular batch features Wai-iti hops from New Zealand that features flavors of tropical fruit, stone fruit, and passion fruit. We paired this with the peach and mango esters from the Norwegian Kviek yeast to make a well balanced fruity IPA. The name for the beer is derived from the high wheat content and the translation of Wai-iti. Wai-iti translates to little river, and the White river is a small tributary of the Fox River.

SPECS:

7.5 % abv  | 70 IBUs  |  7.1° Lovibond

GLORIOUS BEANS

DESCRIPTION

Coffee and beer are already well established flavor combination. The combination of dark malt and dark roast is refreshing and invigorating in the cold months. With that in mind we teamed up with the Explorium Brew Pub from the South Ridge mall in Milwaukee to brew a the opposite of that classic combo. Instead we chose to highlight the more nuanced flavors of a light roast coffee by pairing it with an American Blonde beer. This easy drinking blonde ale comes in at only 4%, perfect for drinking while shopping, and has a subtle coffee aroma and flavor from the 10lbs of Colombian light roast coffee that we added.

SPECS:

4 % abv  |  17.6 IBUs  |  6.3° Lovibond 

Orange IS the new blackberry porter

DESCRIPTION

Brewed in the vein of warming winter porter this beer combines roasty chocolate notes with blackberry to create an easy drinking dessert in a glass. On the malt side we used 3 different chocolate malts to produce a layered dark chocolate backbone to the beer, along with oats and munich malt to give it a little sweetness. On the hop side we used a late addition of cluster to enhance the blackberry notes. Finally we added a hearty helping of blackberry to build a beer that drinks like a nice slice of fruited dark chocolate cake.  

SPECS:

6% abv  |  30 IBUs  |  33.7° Lovibond 

FOX FIX - Flight over the 7c's

DESCRIPTION

This hop bomb of a beer is batch three of our series of low bitterness, low alcohol, high flavor IPAs. On the malt side we tried something new by incorporating raw wheat with a massive hit of oats. This lends a creamy body to the beer to backup all that hoppy goodness. On the hop side we used the Falconer’s Flight and 7C’s hop blends along with a massive dry hop of Centennial and mosaic  to deliver classic piney, resiny, lightly citrus C hop flavors without bitterness bringing out a pleasant almost candy like juicy flavor with the added depth of the fruity mosaic. We enhance this further with the fruity esters of an English yeast.

 

SPECS:

6 % abv  |  30 IBUs  |  5.6° Lovibond

DELICIOUS

HOME EDITION

Fox River Brewing Co.® beers are perfect for sport gatherings, parties or as a gift! You can purchase bottles for individual sale or 6-packs and 12-packs at Fox River Brewing in Oshkosh, WI and Fox River Brewing Company® Restaurant in the Fox River Mall Appleton, WI. Growlers, 6-packs and 12-packs to-go.