You can find 6-pack cans of our Crop Circle Wheat, Oranje Crush, Hopsconsin Red Ale, Hammer Bock, Scotch Ale, and our German Pilsner at your favorite Great Dane location or a retailer near you!
Mark your calendars for the big release of our Oranje Crush, in cans on April 11th! This dry, yeasty ale is brewed with Mandarina Bavaria hops and bitter orange peel for a memorable tangy finish. With rustic malt undertones, hints of orange and a creamy mouthfeel, this balanced brew will keep you sipping happy all summer long, and at 5.5%, its most definitely crush-worthy!
We chatted with Nate Zukas, our Head Brewer, about what makes Oranje Crush so unique. “We don’t normally use Mandarina Bavaria hops, but I like to incorporate them into our summer brews because of their citrus characteristics and distinctive tangerine flavor,” says Zukas. “The other element I experimented with was the orange peels. Oranje Crush is hopped like a Saison, so it is very drinkable, especially in the summer.”
And how did Nate come up with the name Oranje Crush? “I wanted to play off of the beer’s citrus forward hops and tangerine flavor – these aspects help make this ‘crushable’ - it goes down easy. Think: ‘Man, these taste so good I could crush them all day.’” We’ll drink to that, Nate!
And ICYMI, Crop Circle Wheat has hit the shelves for the season. Check out this fantastic write-up in the Wisconsin State Journal and pick up a six-pack at any Great Dane Pub or fine local merchant starting the week of April 10th.
Great Dane’s Scotch Ale is a full-bodied rich and malty beer. The caramel malt is dominant but there is also a hint of chocolate in the finish. Overall hop character is low, allowing its signature malt profile to be the highlight: a perfect fit for a chilling winter’s day.
CROP CIRCLE WHEAT
Sip your way into sunny days with Crop Circle Wheat. This refreshing, unfiltered German-style Hefeweizen is brewed with over 60% wheat malt and imported German yeast and hops. We’re thrilled to have it available in cans for you to enjoy while you dream of the summer ahead. Ask for Crop Circle Wheat at any Great Dane Pub or fine local merchants.
Looking for a delicious pairing? Chef Matt enjoys this authentic, crisp wheat beer with our Webster Street Chicken Salad – the citrusy undertones in the beer are a perfect match for the honey citrus salad dressing. Or, try our Honey Pepper Salmon Club with Crop Circle Wheat for a balanced flavor pairing. Don’t forget to order a pint with our famous Giant Pretzel, served with our house made Crop Circle Wheat cranberry mustard.
CLEAN, CRISP, AND REFRESHING! OUR GOLDEN LAGER IS AN AUTHENTIC GERMAN STYLE PILSNER. BREWED WITH ONLY THE FINEST MALTS AND THE FAMOUS GERMAN HALLERTAU MITTELFRÜH HOP.
The German Pilsner has a little more mouth feel and body than our Landmark Lite, but will appeal to the same group of drinkers. Made with German Hallertau Mittelfruh hops for your quaffing pleasure.
THIS RED ALE IS GREAT DANE’S CELEBRATION OF OUR STATE’S HOP GROWING RENAISSANCE. BREWED WITH ONLY WISCONSIN GROWN HOPS; NUGGET, CHINOOK, AND CASCADE.
The aroma is hop forward but still subtle, this is no bludgeoning hop bomb. Hop profile descriptions run the gamut of American Hop flavors, including spicy, herbal, complex grapefruit/citrus, pine and floral notes.
FYI this beer is brewed with all Wisconsin Hops and Wisconsin Malt. The Malt comes from Chilton Wisconsin and the hops come from the Cottage Grove area.