Our Beer

Peace Tree currently has the following beer available through distribution.   Other varieties may be offered in our taproom!


Red Rambler: This malty American Amber Ale is brewed with the finest quality pale, caramel, and lightly roasted malts. This complex combination of malts, contribute to the deep red color and malty flavor. This is balanced with the flavor, bitterness and aromas of three varieties of hops. The IBU’s are around 35. Top fermenting ale yeast is added to create this well-rounded beer.  5.8% ABV  Bottle or Draft

Hop Wrangler: Joe’s multinational take on a classic India Pale Ale. IPAs are known for their intense hop bitterness, flavor and aromas. Joe starts with American and English malt, then adds American and English hops during the mash, first wort and boil. Finally, it’s dry hopped in the fermenter for aroma. Belgium gets involved with the yeast and a special candy sugar finish for smoothness and flavor. 6.25% ABV  Bottle or Draft

Blonde Fatale: This is an unfiltered Belgian Style Blonde Ale.  The beer is blonde in color from the pale malted barley varieties. It is delicately hopped with Styrian Golding and Celeia for medium bitterness and aroma.  Sugars are added for higher attenuation, following the practices of some Belgian brewers. Belgian ale yeast is used to add complex flavor esters. This beer is unfiltered and yeast is left in for additional conditioning. This beer was given the name “Fatale” because it is 8.5% ABV and will catch up with you if you’re not careful. Bottle or Draft


Sidekick Kolsch: Some beers fight for attention and then there are some unsung heroes. Wearing the mask of a lager, this unfiltered ale is crisp and refreshing yet packs a wallop of flavor. Lightly hopped and brewed in the tradition of Cologne, Germany, this Kolsch-style ale is the perfect companion for your backpack, tackle box, or picnic baskets. Ka-Pow!  5% ABV.  Available: Spring through Summer in 12 oz cans or draft.

Cornucopia: Late summer brings some of the best in local produce and Joe has made the best of it with Cornucopia, his farmhouse style ale brewed with Iowa Sweet Corn.  This was one of the first brews he made last year to appeal to the locals around Knoxville and it was met lots of enthusiasm.  Originally, it was informally called Iowa Corn Beer. Over a couple of pints last spring as we were planning our fall, the name Cornucopia was thrown out, probably by Joe, and it stuck.  It’s catchy, fun and a little silly.  But don’t let the name fool you, this is a beer that serious beer people love!   6.5% ABV.  Available: Early to mid-Fall in bottles and draft.

Rye Porter: High quality pale, caramel, chocolate and Munich malts get a boost with roasted and chocolate rye. Dark and Light Belgian Candy Sugar is added to the kettle during the boil for smoothness and flavor. Belgian yeast gives off some fruity esters and the brew is delicately hopped so as to not overpower the malt flavors. 6% ABV.   Available: Late Fall-Winter in bottles and draft.

Black River Gumbo Stout:  This dark deliciousness is named after the gumbo dirt of the Des Moines River bottom which nourished our Peace Tree and is now used as the surface for Knoxville’s famous Sprint Car track.  Instead of using traditional ale yeast required of a stout, a Belgian yeast was used to add complexity.  This stout is brewed with high quality pale malt, three roasted malts and two caramel malts.  The dark roasted caramel malts contribute to the chocolate and toffee characteristics. Three varieties of hops contribute to the bitterness and aromas of this beer. 5.5% ABV.  Available:  Winter in bottles and draft.

Hop Sutra:  This brew is for hop-huggers. We’ve added over 2-1/2 times the hops of our Hop Wrangler 3 IPA with four varieties of hops in six massive additions!  With over 1-1/2 times the barley of our standard beers, our grist hopper was nearly overflowing. Fermentation with the same Belgian yeast as our Hop Wrangler 3 IPA rounds out this bold beer.  9% ABV.   Available: Sporadically, in bottles and draft.

No Coast IPA:  No Coast is a big American IPA with tons of bitterness and loads of hop flavor. A variety of pale malts are used to give this beer a nice golden color and let the Amarillo, Citra and Simcoe hops shine through with big piney and citrus notes. Coming in at 95 IBUs, this beer is sure to show there’s more to beer than just a coast.  Available: Early Spring in bottles and draft.


22 oz. Bomber Series:

Templeton Red:  There was a time when alcohol was forbidden in America, creating a void filled only by the times’ most daring entrepreneurs. For this unique beer, we’ve proudly joined forces with Templeton Rye Spirits in Templeton, Iowa and their famous prohibition-era whiskey. Aged 12 months in Templeton Rye casks, this red ale hints of whiskey, vanilla and oak.  Drink inconspicuously or boldly share it with friends. Approx. 7% ABV. Available: Winter in bottles and draft.

Imperial Stout: This Imperial Stout is brewed with over 1-1/2 times the malted barley of a normal stout. High quality Belgian black malt and caramel malt contribute to the wonderful chocolate, coffee and toffee characteristics. Belgian yeast is used to add flavorful esters and complexity. Three varieties of hops are boiled to balance the malt with medium bitterness and hop aroma. 10% ABV.  Available: Winter in bottles and draft.

Indecision Dark IPA:  Our beer naming sessions find us scouring the dark recesses of our minds for the one perfect title. After a year’s worth of planning and hundreds of possible names for our Dark IPA, we had yet to reach a consensus. What’s in a name? More importantly, “what’s in the beer?” The answer to that is complex dark malts and an abundance of hops. It’s a bold brew with deep flavor and character. We’ll let it speak for itself. 8% ABV and over 100 IBUs.  Available: Early Spring in 22oz. bottles and draft.

…more beers are on the way, so stay tuned!


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