Beer

 

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.

Seasonals

Doppelbock

9.2% ABV / 21 IBUs

This is the only true lager we brew at Northbound. We stick with the German tradition as we believe the style is perfect as is. Strong in flavor and ABV, this beer also has plenty of rich caramel and toffee to smooth the rough edges. The release of this beer also signals that our Eisbock is coming in the months ahead.

Snow Series #1: Snopocalypse

9.0% ABV / 21 IBUs

The first of our annual Snow Series brings you our not so traditional Scotch Ale. Where a traditional Scotch Ale has very low hop character, we decided to go another way and dry-hop with East Kent Goldings to give an earthiness to compliment the deep malt character.

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.

 

Harvest Rye Strong Ale

7.2% ABV / 50 IBUs

Part of the package of getting a new assistant brewer is that they will want some creative input. This beer is a result of that from our new brewer, Andy, along with the guidance of our head brewer, Joel. If you know anything about Joel, it’s that you can expect rye to show up in the grain bill. This is no exception. The rye spiciness moves with the gentle malt profile while the Tohoma hops had some lemon zest notes.

Brut IPA

6.8% ABV / ?? IBUs

Ok, so here’s the thing. A ‘Brut’ style beer is a bit of a new comer that doesn’t really have any definitive process and leaves a lot of room to wiggle. The gist of this beer is the use of enzyme (amyloglucosidase if you want to get nerdy) to break down complex sugars that the yeast normally wouldn’t be able to metabolize. What results is that nearly all of the sugar is used by the yeast, making a very dry beer. So you may ask, “Whats with the ?? IBU going on?”. We skipped the bitter hop additions and just add directly to the whirlpool and dry-hop at the end. For brewers, IBUs are more  than how bitter a beers tastes and is an actual measurable quantity, so by skipping the bittering additions we cannot measure that quantity with our equipment at your local brewpub. We can however give you the ‘perception’ of bitterness with the other hop additions. All of these shenanigans give you a delicate, super-light bodies beer with great fruit aroma.

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.

 

 

 

Growlers

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.

Pricing:
  • 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!

 

Specialty

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