Year Round

Big Jim

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.

Light Rail
Pale Ale

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.

Cream Ale

5.6% ABV / 21 IBUs

A crisp, lightly hopped Cream Ale. Flavor is a great balance between hops and malt and finishes semi-sweet.

Smokehouse Porter

6.2% ABV / 30 IBUs

Heavier on the caramel malt and lighter on the roast malt. 5% of the base malt is smoked in-house for a smoky complexity. This beer will pair well with most of our menu items. And weighing in at 6.2% ABV it can also be your winter warmer.


Dark Heart

6.1% ABV / 33 IBUs

Golden naked oats and flaked oats make up 21% of the grain bill to give Dark Heart a full body and has a silky mouth feel. Flavor and aroma include coffee/espresso, roast, chocolate, oats and dark caramel and just enough hops are to balance the beer.

Ball & Chain

7.4% ABV / 30 IBUs

An English Strong Ale brewed once a year for the owner’s wedding anniversary. This single malt beer uses only Golden Promise (awww) to show of the rich, sweet malt characteristic. Very low hops but high ABV keep the party going.

Jimbo:Double Big Jim

11.4% ABV / 100 IBUs

This Double IPA is brewed just once a year. We take everything that is good about our flagship IPA, the Big Jim, and turn it to 11. More hops, more malt, and definitely more alcohol. With nearly every beer we brew at Northbound, we are conscious of the balance between hops and malt. This beer is not different so you won’t get a lopsided hop bomb, but still plenty to satisfy our local hop-heads.


Watermelon Sour

6.0% ABV / 17 IBUs

This is specifically a kettle sour and not an aged sour. Kettle sours just give you the tart flavor without the funk of aged sours. For this sour we used 100 pounds watermelon that was pureed to yield roughly 60 pounds and added post fermentation for three days. The result is a refreshing summertime sour that has aromatic and flavor components of both watermelon fruit and white rind. It is not overly sour but still hits you in the top of the jaw. What is important is that the light malt is still present in the flavor resulting in it still tasting like a beer.

Golden Covfefe Ale

5.9% ABV / 35 IBUs

This is our Golden Coffee Ale using Guatemalan Dark Roast. This deceivingly light looking beer packs plenty of flavor and body. Coffee and oatmeal are present with dark chocolate and just a hint of vanilla.





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

You can now order our growlers online and get them delivered at no extra charge!



Join us every Tuesday for $2.50 pours of your favorite Northbound beers from 3-6pm.