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.
4-Stiches Pale Ale
6.0% ABV / 40 IBUs
This was going to be our original year round pale ale but the hops shortage that occurred around 2012 prevented us from contracting enough Centennial hops reliably. The name is derived from the owner brewing on his home system in 2010, when he was perfecting the recipes for Northbound. He broke a carboy (glass fermenter) while sanitizing it and cut himself so badly that he required 4 stitches. The 100% Centennial hopped beer is always a favorite with it’s citrus notes and ‘dankness’. Cheers!
4.8% ABV / 12 IBUs
This is our American Lager that is design to be an anytime beer. Out back on the patio or around a campfire. We use our RO water system to make super soft water to add to the drinkability. We also add a little flaked corn adjunct to sweeten the beer a little and be true to the style.
6.0% ABV / 17 IBUs
This is one of our kettle sours. The main flavor difference in a kettle sour and a barrel aged sour is there is less ‘funk’ and a light sour quality. We like to view this as an introductory sour. The watermelon goes heavy on the white rind flavor by design, making this an refreshing summer sipper.
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
SOLD OUT – Maibock
7.0% ABV / 26 IBUs
Maibocks are all about showcasing premium light and bready malts and just enough hop flavor and aroma to balance the malt sweetness. This Maibock was brewed in January to give it the traditional 3 months lagering time. The result is a clean, balanced, malty spring lager.
Sunday Growler sales are here!
We are phasing out the 64oz glass growlers and moving to the 750mL aluminum twist top Crowler cans.
- 750mL Aluminum Crowlers can $7.50
- High ABV 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.
Monday – Thursday : 3pm – 10pm
Friday – Sunday: 12pm – 10pm