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.
Honey Wheat Ale
5.6% ABV / 26 IBUs
This was our original year round light style offering. We use 60 pounds of local honey from Sorenson’s Farm in Otatonna, MN to give this a rounder, more layered flavor than your standard patio beer. Basically looks like honey in a glass.
9.7% ABV / 20 IBUs
September 20th is our anniversary and this year we are 8 years old! We brew this that straddles the line between Belgian Golden Strong and Farmhouse Ale. Beautiful ester flavors shine along with flavor of black pepper, honey, and clove.
9.7% ABV / 20 IBUs
This beer is what happens when you take our yearly Anniversary Ale and sour it with Brettanomyces in whiskey barrels. We used a local MN distillery, J. Carver, for our barrels this time around. Dominant flavors are reminiscent of SweeTarts and honey. The aging give it a definite funk, which is what this beer is all about.
Wild Rice Amber Bock
6.8% ABV / 20 IBUs
German Strong Beer with a healthy 50 lbs of MN wild rice added directly to the mash. Wild rice gives and earthy, vanilla, nutty flavor with a beautiful copper/amber color.
Good News Lager
4.4% ABV / 12 IBUs
This is our head brewer/owner’s interpretation of the perfect American Style Lager. This goes back to the original roots of the style, when it deviated from the Czech Lagers that were being produced. This uses 13% rice (where the Essential Light uses 13% corn) to add more simple sugars without adding more protein and color. We then add a traditional German hop, Hallertauer Mittelfruh, which is complex but approachable. What you get is a mixture of sweet, herbal and earthy with tones of cut grass, dried flowers, and sweet spices while being very light, dry and crisp.
9.2% ABV / 32 IBUs
We take Ashton Churchill and Maduro cigars and soak them in dark rum and use them to smoke 20% of the malt in this Imperial Brown Ale. There is a malty sweetness up front with a finish of dry tobacco and light leather. Think of how an unlit cigar smells and these are the qualities that transfer to the beer but with less astringent properties of wood smoke.
9.2% ABV / 32 IBUs
Ball & Chain
7.1% ABV / 22 IBUs
This is a British Strong Ale originally brewed for the owner’s wedding. Made to be a bit higher ABV with low hops to appeal to everyone. He focused on using a single malt, Golden Promise (get it?) that has a rich and sweet characteristic. A single hop, CTZ, is used in a very small amount to keep IBUs low.
Sunday Growler sales are here!
We have phased out the 64oz glass growlers and movedto the 750mL aluminum twist top Crowler cans. They are non-returnabe and 100% recycleable.
- 750mL Aluminum Crowlers can $7.50
- High ABV or specialty beers may have an additional charge.
Please note there is no return value for aluminum crowlers. Please recycle them. If you don’t have recycling in your neighborhood, please return and we will be happy to recycle them for you.
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Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm