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

Baseball Series #1: Small Ball

5.0% ABV / 43 IBUs

The first of our yearly Baseball Series. The Small Ball is a session Pale Ale using El Dorado, Meridian, Jarrylo, and CTZ hops. Always released the week of the Twins home opener, we feel this beer if the official announcement of spring. Light in body and moderate in hops, this beer is designed to be consumed outside (preferably on our notoriously amazing patio). Grab some friends, get a seat outside, and drink some beer. What could be a better way to spend the afternoon.

4 Stitches Pale Ale

7.0% ABV / 77 IBUs

An American Pale Ale using 100% Centennial hops. Pushing the edge between Pale Ale and IPA, this has a remarkable bitterness and dankness to counter the prominent citrus notes. The name is derived from the beer development years before Northbound was opened, where the owner broke a carboy while making this beer, requiring him to go get 4 stitches. The recipe was meticulously refined and once dialed, in was set to be one of our year round beers. but the hop crisis in the early years of the craft brewing boom made sourcing centennial hops year round impossible. Once hop supplies caught up with demand, we decided to resurrect this beer as a summer seasonal offering. Enjoy!

Cigar Series #1: Embargo

5.9% ABV / 31 IBUs

This is what can be done when you have a couple commercial smokers on site and an adventurous brewer. We soak Nicaraguan cigars in dark rum then use them to smoke 20% of the malt for this beer. The result is a brown ale with all of it’s sweetness and body, that finishes with a tobacco and cedar flavor, without the normal astringent qualities of a wood smoked beer.

Cigar Series #3: Castro’s Reserve

8.6% ABV / 32 IBUs

The 3rd beer in our Cigar Series. We started with a brown ale, the Cigar Series #1: Embargo. We then decided to make an Imperial Brown Ale version, which became our Cigar Series #2: The Dictator. Not satisfied, we decided to place the Imperial Brown Ale in Dominican Rum Barrels and age for 10 weeks to add as much complexity and depth as possible. Castro’s Reserve is the result and is something we believe cannot be found anywhere else but Northbound.

2017 Barrel Aged Snowmageddon

9.8% ABV / 35 IBUs

This is part of our Snow Series. The original Snowmageddon is an Imperial Honey Brown Ale, using 120 lbs of honey per batch. Creating a sweet and malty beer with earthy notes to compliment the huge honey flavor. Not satisfied, we sourced a Woodford Rye barrel and aged this for 6 months. The whiskey profile is very forward but still retaining a smooth, drinkable quality. Here at Northbound we love our beer and whiskey and this beer is the marvelous result of that infatuation.

 

Altered State

5.6% ABV / 50 IBUs

We start with a traditional German Altbier, using Kolsch yeast and Munich malt. Since we are a hop loving brewpub, we go the non-traditional Altbier route and add plenty of hops, almost creating and American IPA. The malt imparts a toast and baked bread flavor while the hops give a spicy layer surrounded by the herbal and floral notes.

Wild Card

7.6% ABV / 55 IBUs

An American Strong Ale that we brew every year around the time of our employee party and is ‘renamed’ after the person who we deem worth of the title ‘Wild Card’. This beer has fruity esters and has great earthy, yet floral, characteristics. Flavors include light brown sugar, dark fruit and a touch of wood for this wonderful medium bodied beer.

Granola Girl

5.7% ABV / 35 IBUs

This beer is designed to show off the delicious malt that is golden naked oats. Mouthfeel is going to be smooth with a creamy, satin like texture. Willamette hops are showcased in the nose with floral, light fruit, and herbal notes. Flavor has a mix of toast, nuts, and subtle berry.

 

 

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 our Infusion Tuesday series. Each week we are infusing a one off keg to allow the brewer’s more creativity. Past Infusion Tuesday beers have been S’mores Porter, Peace Coffee Yeti Cold Press Porter and Grapefruit Ginger Light Rail Pale Ale. We post all Infusion Tuesday beers on our Facebook and Twitter pages…. or feel free to call the bar to inquire!