7 Wisconsin-Based Beers Perfect for Day Drinking

Want to keep your alcohol content down without losing flavor? Here are a few Wisconsin-based standouts – including Milwaukee’s own Pabst! – from the genre of low-ABV beers.

Good City Brewing’s Clean Cut IPA (4.7%): This session brew lives up to its name with a crisp finish and limited bitterness.

City Lights Session IPA (4.2%): A fair amount of hoppy bitterness is thanks to Centennial, Cascade and El Dorado hops.

Ale Asylum Demento Pale Ale (4.7%): For those who like a bit of piney hop bitterness with their citrus flavor.

Enlightened’s The Daily Stipend Pale Wheat Ale (4%): Easily the lightest ale on the list, but Mandarina Bavaria hops give it some fruity punch.

New Glarus’ Moon Man American Pale Ale (5%): Simply one of the best session ales out there. Citrus hops balance perfectly with a touch of malty sweetness.

Pabst Andeker (5%): An old-school German lager recipe served on the old school grounds of the Pabst Brewery complex. The bready malt flavor is a good choice for those not into bitter hops.

Urban Harvest Brewing’s Black Puppy Pale Ale (4.8%): An amber hue and some malty sweetness make it ideal if you’re not looking for big bitter bite.



Dan Murphy has been reviewing bars for Milwaukee Magazine for roughly 15 years. He’s been doing his own independent research in them for close to 25.