7.2% ABV / 92 IBUs
Cascade, Mt. Hood and an enormous amount of Columbus hops added late in the brew fermenter, give this beer the hop punch IPA lovers crave. There is also a significant malt backbone and complexity to this beer to stand up to the hop intensity. At 7.2% ABV and 92 IBUs, this is a tribute to the style we call the Minnesota IPA.
5.5% ABV / 45 IBUs
This is a light-bodied, hop-forward pale ale. Copious amounts of Cascade hops late in the brewing process, and another huge dry hop addition in the fermenter will remind craft beer lovers what they love about this style. The intense hop aroma will make you think IPA, but the bitterness is dialed back to showcase the characteristics of this classic hop variety. And at 5.5% ABV, you can enjoy a few of them.
5.3% ABV / 24 IBUs
The crown jewel of our lager program. Pravy is Czech for “true” or “genuine” and appropriately named as we set out to brew the most authentic version of this style that we could. The biggest challenge was replicating the water profile unique to Pilzn, Czech Republic. This mean stripping the mineral content of our Minneapolis water and correcting the water chemistry until the Pilzn profile was achieved Then it is lagered for a full 6 week, which makes the beer clear and “clean” tasting. Czech Saaz hops and floor malted malt are used and give a spicy, floral aroma with a bready malt richness.
Snow Series #2: Snowmageddon
9.7% ABV / 35 IBUs
An Imperial Honey Brown Ale with plenty of malt for a nutty, chocolate and earthy quality. We added 60 pounds of local MN honey from Sorensen Honey Farm after the boild to keep the honey flavor and aroma intact.
Toasted Oat Amber
5.5% ABV / 20 IBUs
Snow Series #1: Snowpocalypse
8.6% ABV / 18 IBUs
The first in our annual Snow Series of big beers. This entry is a Scotch Ale with our Northbound twist. Traditionally, Scotch Ales don’t have the hops but we like them, so we dry hopped it. We added 1 pound of East Kent Goldings hop per barrel post fermentation to give a wonderful earthiness and aroma. Despite the addition of hops, this beer is all about the malt and we used five different malts for a layered complexity.
9.2% ABV / 27 IBUs
We smoke 15% of the malt bill with rum soaked cigars for this Imperial Brown Ale. This may sound strange and we admit that, at first, we didn’t know if it would turn out. What resulted was a brown ale that had the sweet and malty flavors up front but with a cigar/tobacco finish. We describe it more of how an unlit cigar smells, with almost a leather-like finish. Some of this is currently being aged in rum barrels, so keep and eye out for Castro’s Reserve in a few months.
8.2% ABV / 18 IBUs
A traditional German Doppelbock using Munich malt and Bohemian Dark floor malted malt. Caramel and toffee flavor with slight fruity esters present. This beautiful dark copper hued beer has no hop profile to allow the wonderful malts to shine.
Sunday Growler sales are here!
Growlers are 64oz containers that you can take home to enjoy with your friends, family and neighbors. We are now also offering 750ml growlers for our high ABV beers only.
- Growler Jug $4
- Growler refill on year round and most seasonal beers $13
- Growler refill on high ABV beers in 750ml growlers $9-$11
Please note we do not fill growlers that are not labeled “Northbound”
Hours: Monday–Saturday: 11am–10pm, Sunday: 10am–10pm
Join us every Tuesday for $2.50 pours of your favorite Northbound beers from 3-6pm.