Fulton The Expat Rye Saison

Fulton Brewing Company The Expat Rye Saison 5.7% ABV, 30 IBU Ahh, saisons. Summer in a glass. The Expat is darker in color than most of its kind but still has that classic saison fruit smell. A touch of citrus zing accompanies the first sip; however the sweetness of the malt quickly takes over from there. … [ Read more]

3 Sheeps Really Cool Waterslides IPA

3 Sheeps Brewing Company Really Cool Waterslides IPA 6.2% ABV, 60 IBU We love IPAs. We also really like cool waterslides. So naturally, an IPA called Really Cool Waterslides is going to rank pretty high in our books. An aroma reminiscent of oranges dumped in soap takes over the smell profile. Don’t worry: that is a … [ Read more]

Resignation KCCO Gold Lager

Resignation Brewery KCCO Gold Lager 5% ABV , 16 IBU Available year round, this German pilsner-style beer paints the glass gold with a tint of mandarin orange. Sweet malt and honey flavors greet the senses and reward the palate. The beer looks heavy but is actually light and refreshing, and the perfect match for lunchtime … [ Read more]

Boulevard The Calling IPA

Boulevard Brewing Company The Calling IPA 8.5% ABV, 75 IBU From Boulevard’s Smokestack Series comes this lovely American IPA. With more hops than Timberwolves rookie Zach Lavine, this pale-gold elixir leaps out of the glass with bright grapefruit and pine aromas, does a 360 mid-air showing a hint of peach, and then slams it down … [ Read more]

Castle Danger 17-7 Pale Ale

Castle Danger Brewery 17-7 Pale Ale 5.8% abv Up the North Shore we go! Bike? Check. Hiking gear? Check. Map to Castle Danger Brewery? Checkmate. The 17-7 refers to the address of the brewery’s new location in downtown Two Harbors, Minn, and is a tart, tangy, crisp little pale ale with orange peel on the … [ Read more]

Rogue Ales Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA

Rogue Ales & Spirits Rogue Farms 7 Hop IPA 8.02% ABV, 90 IBU The Pacific Northwest, where Rogue is located, conjures visions of burly, bearded lumberjacks. Although the beards are bigger than ever these days, men are more likely to be downing Voodoo donuts than giant redwoods. However, their taste for bold beer hasn’t changed, and … [ Read more]

Odell Runoff Red IPA

Odell Brewing Company Runoff Red IPA 6.5% ABV, 50 IBU In 1989, Odell Brewing set up shop in a converted grain elevator outside Fort Collins—the second microbrewery in Colorado. For a while, brothers Doug, Wynne, and Corkie Odell spent a lot of time explaining to people what craft beers were. Explain no more. Educated palates … [ Read more]

Indeed Haywire Double American Black Ale

Indeed Brewing Company Haywire Double American Black Ale 10.5% ABV, 100+ IBU This brew carries notes of toffee, coffee, pine, cocoa—oh yeah, and 10 pounds of hops per barrel. You have not had hoppy until you have had this! Wondering what to serve with this hops-forward beast? Our favorite pairings include honey ham, buffalo wings, … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Hop Hunter IPA

Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Hop Hunter IPA 6.2% ABV, 60 IBU The hoppiest of hoppy IPAs, made using the wet-hop method in which just-picked hops are steam distilled before they even leave the fields. As if that weren’t enough, Sierra Nevada adds pure hop oil to the mix to give the brew a rich, intense … [ Read more]

Ballast Point Habanero Sculpin

Ballast Point Brewing Company Habanero Sculpin (Limited Release) 7% ABV, 70 IBU Holy crap, that is hot! Sure, this IPA has some fruity and hoppy flavors, but dang them chilies. Named after the sculpin, a poisonous, spikey, stinging fish, alone this IPA is a crowd-pleaser, but with the added habanero, it’s not for the faint of … [ Read more]

612Brew Unrated Rye IPA

612Brew Unrated Rye IPA 6.9% ABV, 80 IBU Spicy, hoppy, citrusy, and full-bodied, this flavorful beer pairs West Coast breeziness with Midwest sensibility. “Sometimes when I reflect back on all the beer I drink I feel ashamed. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the brewery and all of their hopes … [ Read more]

Badger Hill High Road Everyday Ale

Badger Hill Brewing Company High Road Everyday Ale 5% ABV, 24 IBU The epitome of an everyday brew, perfect for in the boat, mowing the lawn, at a campfire, or grilling dinner. With the individual flavor that only a micro-scale can accommodate, this sessionable ale will pair well with anything you make, from grilled chicken … [ Read more]

Bent Brewstillery Moar Scottish Session IPA

Bent Brewstillery Moar Scottish Session IPA 4.7% ABV, 47 IBU Moar is mysteriously labeled as “Historical India Pale Ale.” What does that mean? In this case, a Scottish-style, medium-bodied, session pale ale that’s a change of pace from other IPAs. Initial flavors of spice and malt lead into bright fruits and a dry, bitter finish. … [ Read more]

Summit Brewing Co. Unchained #18, Hop Silo Double IPA

Summit Brewing Co. Unchained #18, Hop Silo Double IPA 8.3% ABV, 101 IBU Summit has finally brewed a Double IPA, and it doesn’t disappoint! Beautiful aromas of citrus fruits and fresh-cut hay build anticipation. On the palate the intense hop flavors are an intriguing blend of citrus and earthy flavors. A sturdy backbone of UK … [ Read more]

Bauhaus Über Düber Dopplebock

Bauhaus Über Düber Dopplebock 7% ABV Das Ist Gut! This beer is a little unique and slightly mold-breaking just like the Bauhaus Brew Labs itself in Northeast Minneapolis. A little more aggressive than your run of the mill doppelbock, this beer is almost double in alcohol content pushing 7% ABV. The alcohol is detectable, but … [ Read more]