Little Fish Beer Archive: Every beer we have ever brewed

This is a history of every beer ever brewed at Little Fish Brewing Company. We are constantly improving our recipes, creating new recipes, brewing interesting one-off beers, and collaborating with friends. Have a look!

Misty Step

For all our love of Belgian beer, we haven’t explored abbey ale brewing at Little Fish all that much. Misty Step is our first crack at a Belgian dubbel: Mashed with Ohio malts plus some Sinamar for color, hopped lightly with American-noble hybrid hops, and spiced lightly some of our favorites: lemon peel, corainder, and grains of paradise. Fermented with ... Read More

Belgian Dubbel
ABV: 7 %
Available In: Asset 3

Pinche Guey

Barrel-aged Mexican Chocolate imperial milk stout.

“Pinche Guey” is a Mexican slang expression that’s not easy to translate, but it’s used in the world of professional restaurants (where I encountered it) as an “affectionate insult” to a friend. Pinche Guey (the beer) is our riff on a strong and velvety Mexican chocolate stout. 2023’s batch is a blend of imperial milk ... Read More

barrel-aged Mexican chocolate imperial milk stout
ABV: 13.5 %
Available In: Asset 4 Asset 3

Picture This

Picture This is a fun little pale ale brewed with a base of Ohio malts, hopped in the kettle with Michigan Cashmere, and fermented with a kveik strain. Dry-hopped with Rakau and Mosaic Cryo. A one-off brew? We’ll see!

Pale ale
ABV: 5.4 %
Available In: Asset 3

Moonville Stout – 2022 blend

Moonville Stout is our annual-ish blend of bourbon & spirit barrel-aged imperial stout. 2022 saw the blending of a bourbon barrel-aged imperial stout, and a rye whiskey barrel-aged imperial milk stout.

This beer is inspired by the lore of the “haunted” Moonville train tunnel, a local legend in the historical mining town of Moonville, in the Zaleski State Forest. Dare ya ... Read More

Bourbon & rye barrel-aged imperial stout
ABV: 12 %
Available In: Asset 4 Asset 3

They Go Low, We Go High

Collaboration with our good friends at Seventh Son Brewing, and a fundraiser for Women Have Choices Ohio, funding abortion access in these uncertain times.

This 100% Ohio-grown beer is, loosely, a Finnish-style sahti (a farmhouse ale brewed with copious amounts of whole juniper branches). Ours is a bit lower in alcohol than your typical sahti, but that’s farmhouse mentality for ya. ... Read More

ABV: 5.7 %
Available In: Asset 3

The Orchestra Question

New I.P.A.! Maybe a one-off? More West Coasty than Hazy…but also pretty hazy. Mashed with Ohio barley and hopped with CTZ & Simcoe in the kettle. Fermented with thiolized hazy yeast. Hopped in the kettle and dry-hopped with Simcoe and Zappa. (The name is a reference from the Frank Zappa movie “200 Motels”, if you were wondering.)


Flavor Profile: Tropical fruit ... Read More

ABV: 6.9 %
Available In: Asset 3

Kvass de Piquette – Blackberry

Kvass de Piquette takes its inspiration from 2 non-beer beverages: Kvass, a lightly-fermented, bread-based beverage from Eastern Europe, and Piquette, a low-alcohol wine made by rehydrating an already-pressed grape must.

It’s a truly locally sourced, farmhouse table beer, mashed with Haus Malts Ohio pilsner & spelt malts, and over 100 pounds of house-baked sourdough bread per 10 barrel batch. It’s hopped ... Read More

Kvass - inspired mixed ferm beer with blackberries
ABV: 3.7 %
Available In: Asset 4 Asset 3

Spruce Crispy

100% Ohio-grown, rustic amber lager with oats & estate spruce tips.

***This just in!: 2023 marks the first year that the spruce trees we planted just footsteps outside our brewery door in Athens, Ohio were big enough (about 10 feet high) to provide us with all the spruce tips (20 pounds) we needed for our annual spruce tip brew! That’s a ... Read More

100% Ohio-grown, rustic amber lager with oats & estate spruce tips.
ABV: 6.7 %

Thunder Bunny

Belgian-style Witbier.

We cribbed the name “Thunder Bunny” from a hiking trail in Athens, but the name seemed great for a soft beer that is certainly not weak in ABV.

Thunder Bunny is brewed with Haus Malts Ohio 2-row barley & malted wheat, plus some flaked oats. In the kettle, it’s hopped sparingly, and spiced with curacao orange peel, coriander, and chamomile. ... Read More

Belgian style Witbier
ABV: 6 %

Guava Reinheitsgewhat?!

Quick-sour wheat ale with guava & spices.

Our “Reinheitsgewhat!?” series of sour ales is our equivalent to the ubiquitous “kettle sour”. We don’t sour these beers in the kettle, rather, we use a type of wild-isolated yeast called Lachancea to quickly ferment and produce lactic acid in 2-3 weeks. Much quicker than mixed-fermentation souring, but definitely less complex. Still, it makes ... Read More

Quick-sour wheat ale
ABV: 4.2 %

Essential Vanillins

Hazy milkshake I.P.A.
Brewed with lactose and whole Madagascar vanilla beans.
ABV: 9% %

Mythic Manuscript

Hoppy Belgian table beer.

Sometimes you brew a collab that turns out so good, you want to make it a part of your semi-regular beer rotation. That’s certainly the case for this lovely little table beer that we originally brewed with our friend Vaughn Stewart from Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio (check out his book shop-themed taproom if you’re in the ... Read More

Hoppy Belgian table beer
ABV: 4.7 %


German-style Kölsch

“Krüllsch” is our crushable kölsch (a light German ale style originating from the region of Cologne). It’s not very hoppy, but has a light bitterness and a light floral/spicy noble hop presence. Though light in color, it’s mostly malt-focused. It’s an ale, but it’s fermented with a special German ale yeast at cooler temps, and then cold-lagered. You get ... Read More

German-style kolsch
ABV: 5 %


Imperial milk stout aged in rye whiskey barrels. A portion of proceeds will be donated to Razom Emergency Response to support Ukraine.

Imperial Stout
ABV: 11.5 %

Saison du Poisson: 2021 Estate Wet-Hop Edition

Saison du Poisson was our first beer ever brewed at Little Fish, and over the years it has undergone many iterations and evolutions. The latest batch to be bottled is 100% Ohio-grown, and not only that, it was brewed with hops grown and harvested entirely from our hop arbor here at the brewery.

Saison du Poisson is mashed with a base ... Read More

Mixed-fermentation saison
ABV: 6.5 %
Available In: Asset 4

Triples of the Galaxie

Hazy I.P.A. with the Galaxy, Equinox, and Sabro hops

Hazy I.P.A.
ABV: 6.3 %

Seventh Son Brewing: Guava-Lime Kitty Paw

GUEST DRAFT: Real fruit hard seltzer from our good friends at Seventh Son Brewing!

hard seltzer
ABV: 4.2 %
Available In: Asset 3

Cran-Cherry Seltzer

We keep this crushable, zero-percent alcohol seltzer on draft almost year-round, and we probably drink just as much of it in-house as we sell. It’s made with just cranberry juice, tart cherry juice, and water. The total juice percentage is around 20%, so although we don’t keep caloric info on this beverage, you would have to drink 5 ... Read More

Non-Alcoholic Seltzer

Available In: Asset 3

Rugrat Ginger Ale

We keep this non-alcoholic soda on draft almost all of the time. It’s made with just Athens county water, hand-peeled organic ginger, and raw cane sugar. Take a crowler home: It makes a great Moscow mule or Kentucky mule!

Handmade Soda

Available In: Asset 3


Our take on the “area code themed” American wheat ale.

Wheat ale brewed with only Ohio malted barley and wheat, Ohio Cascade hops, and organic jasmine green tea.


American Wheat Ale
ABV: 5 %