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Welcome to Beer Dabbler’s Freshies, our weekly rundown on the newest beers hitting the store shelves and taproom coolers in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries.

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t finally feels like fall (or maybe even winter), with the colors in peak form and Autumn Brew Review taking place in Minneapolis. We’re wrapping up Oktoberfest, which celebrates the harvest, and that bounty is on display in multiple forms this week, including fresh hop beers, apple celebrations, pumpkin pie flavors, and blueberry infusions.

And speaking of unpopular seasonal flavors that people love to hate and hate to love, Urban Growler’s annual candy corn cream ale is back too. Because everything is better in beer form.

Each week, the Beer Dabbler team highlights five of the most tantalizing new beers available around the great state of Minnesota that we’re most excited to try. Top Flight beers are not necessarily available for purchase at Dabbler Depot–call for availability. 

Bauhaus Brew Labs Schwarzbear – A new smoked German-style dark lager, brewed in collaboration with HammerHeart, available on Sunday with a release party from 2-6pm. The can features artwork by HammerHeart co-founder Austin Lunn.

BlackStack Brewing Late To The Party – “We brewed this beer with Weyermann Malt, spunded it for natural carbonation and left it unfined/filtered as an homage to the endlessly gulpable biers you’ll find at the tents in Munich during Oktoberfest festivities,” BlackStack says of its 6.0% festbier.

Dual Citizen Brewing Company Harvest Season – A fresh hop ale with Centennial hops from Crosby Hop Farm. This beer offers floral notes with lemon candy and citrus on the nose, the Dual Citizen says. 5.1% ABV.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative The Original Hot IPA – “Cold IPAs are so 2021. Here at Fair State, we’re living in 2022 so prepare to have your mind blown: Thursday is the world premiere of the Hot IPA,” the brewery proclaims. “Born out of a brainstorming session between Niko and Neil from Bent Paddle. We created a recipe for a juicy IPA and fermented it with saison yeast. During fermentation, we let temps climb into the 80s which is a cardinal sin with most yeast strains, but where saison yeast thrives. It allows all the expressive characteristics of the yeast to shine through the hops, creating a pleasant blend of tropical hop flavors with earthy saison esters for balance.” 6.0% ABV and sold in 500-milliliter bottles.

Urban Growler Brewing Company Candy Corn Imperial Cream Ale – Fifty pounds of Brach’s candy corn went into the making of this 8.3% ABV, 18 IBU fall seasonal.

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New beers available this week across Minnesota

Alloy Brewing Company

  • Neon Blue Raspberry Lemonade Seltzer – A brightly colored 4.9% ABV hard seltzer.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

  • Schwarzbear – A new smoked German-style dark lager, brewed in collaboration with HammerHeart, available on Sunday with a release party from 2-6pm. The can features artwork by HammerHeart co-founder Austin Lunn.

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BlackStack Brewing

  • Issa Vibe – A sour ale made with blue raspberry and pink guava cotton candy sour. 6.5% ABV.
  • Late To The Party – “We brewed this beer with Weyermann Malt, spunded it for natural carbonation and left it unfined/filtered as an homage to the endlessly gulpable biers you’ll find at the tents in Munich during Oktoberfest festivities,” BlackStack says of its 6.0% fest bier.
  • small caps – A 6.3% ABV “lower case IPA” featuring Mosaic and Strata hops.
  • Splash Pad – This double dry-hopped double IPA was made with Amarillo Cryo, Talus, and New Zealand-grown Pacific Sunrise hops. 8.0% ABV.

Copper Trail Brewing Co.

  • Show Stopper – A new, limited blueberry lemon tart sour ale.

Dual Citizen Brewing Company

  • Cereal Money – TRex Cookies partnered with Dual Citizen on this breakfast stout, and oatmeal stout with coffee, cookies, cocoa nibs, and four varieties of actual cereal. 7.8% ABV, 30 IBU.
  • Dreaming With Our Heads Cut Off – A 7% ABV, 72 IBU Pacific Northwest-style IPA, described by the brewery as “Orange in hue with a creamy off-white head. Aromas of grapefruit, burnt orange peel, and slight pine notes towards the end from Centennial hops. Medium body with layers of hops coating the palate gives way to a hoppy clean finish.”
  • Harvest Season – A fresh hop ale with Centennial hops from Crosby Hop Farm. This beer offers floral notes with lemon candy and citrus on the nose, the Dual Citizen says. 5.1% ABV. Released
  • Thank Ya Kindly – A fall seasonal with a medium body, amber due, and “Notes of French toast followed by sweet potato fries and skosh of graham cracker,” the brewery says, with a dry finish and 7% ABV, 24 IBU.

Duluth Cider

Running 11am-11p, Duluth Cider hosts Big Bad Apple Bash 2022, with special releases planned in addition to:

  • 2021 Bash Blend – A blend of community-foraged apples harvested in 2021.
  • Hot Mulled Hard Cider

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • High & Dry THC Seltzer: Lemon – A new flavor of Eastlake’s THC seltzer is available. 5pm THC, 0 calories.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • Endless Simulation – A double dry-hopped double New England-style IPA brewed in partnership with Falling Knife, with a typically smooth body and grapefruit, daiquiri, and pineapple-like flavors, further complemented by hints of peach, pineapple, and passion fruit on the nose. 8.5% ABV. Sold in 4-packs and on tap.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Chill State – A new line of THC-infused sparkling water, containing 5mg THC and 25mg BCD per serving. “It’s flavored with a choice blend of Grapefruit Kush and King Louis terpenes—where bright, juicy citrus meets earthy pine aromatics. Plenty of dankness without the bitterness, and lots of fruity, citrus notes without the calories, added sugar, or artificial sweeteners,” Fair State explains.
  • The Original Hot IPA – “Cold IPAs are so 2021. Here at Fair State, we’re living in 2022 so prepare to have your mind blown: Thursday is the world premiere of the Hot IPA,” the brewery proclaims. “Born out of a brainstorming session between Niko and Neil from Bent Paddle. We created a recipe for a juicy IPA and fermented it with saison yeast. During fermentation, we let temps climb into the 80s which is a cardinal sin with most yeast strains, but where saison yeast thrives. It allows all the expressive characteristics of the yeast to shine through the hops, creating a pleasant blend of tropical hop flavors with earthy saison esters for balance.” 6.0% ABV and sold in 500-milliliter bottles.
  • Pumpkin Spice Dad Hat Amber Ale – A very limited, Saturday afternoon only edition of Dad Hat will be poured on nitro, starting as 12pm on Saturday.

Foxhole Brewhouse

  • Pumpkin Ale – 6.9% ABV

Fulton Brewing

  • Manhattan Persistence – Fulton’s barleywine, with added Luxardo cherries and orange zest. A taproom exclusive.
  • Pang Wangle – A taproom-exclusive session pale ale.

Hacienda Beer Co.

  • This Is Not A Sandwich – A 5.1% ABV Italian-style Pilsner.

Half Pint Brewing Company

  • Warren’s Wisdom – Back on tap, as of last Friday.

Island City Brewing

  • Rippled Leaf – A black cherry seltzer with infused THC and CBD.

Lakeville Brewing Co.

  • Cascazy – “For this latest hazy we used all Cascade hops gathered from four different growing regions – Minnesota, New York, New Zealand, and Washington. The aroma is fresh orange juice with hints of lemon and grapefruit,” the brewpub says. 6.2% ABV.
  • Weizenbock – A rich German-style lager, pouring deep copper and slightly cloudy with malt-forward flavors of plus and raisin with a touch of vanilla on the aroma. 6.7% ABV.

LocAle Brewing Company

  • Coffee + Cardamom Star City A small batch of this infused imperial stout tapped on October 1. 11% ABV.
  • River Bramble – “Hundreds of pounds of blackberry and raspberry purée were used in this lightly tart sour ale,” says LocAle of their once a year beer brewed in support of the Mankato River Ramble Bike Tour.

Loon’s Landing Brewery

  • Irish Gold – Returned to draft lines in late September.

Lost Sanity Brewing

  • Crazed Cottonwood – A wet-hopped IPA.
  • One Righteous Dude – Cold IPA

LTS Brewing Company

The brewery introduced its Fall Flight this Thursday, featuring:

  • Campfire How Now – Brown porter
  • Drunken Pumpkin – Pumpkin ale
  • Maple Oktoberfest – Marzen-style lager.
  • Red Berry Cobbler – Sour

Luce Line Brewing Co.

  • Cuyuna – The flagship West Coast-style IPA returned to taps at the start of the month.
  • Happily Hazy IPA – Hazy IPA with Citra and Mosaic hops. 7.5% ABV.
  • Triple Berry Cobbler – Smoothie Sour with blueberry, raspberry, strawberry, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.

Lupine Brewing Company

  • Lupine Lū’au – A last hurrah for summer, “This beer has a little bit of smokiness, balanced with a light, tropical kick from fresh pineapple,” the brewery says. 4.9% ABV.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Imperial CPB – As the name says, this beer is big on chocolate, peanut butter, and big, bold flavors. Available now and pouring 10% ABV, 30 IBU.
  • Smazey – A new strawberry lemonade flavored THC seltzer, available at the brewery.
  • Sticky Puddles: Triple Berry – A “pie-like” 9% ABV, 7 IBU imperial sour fruited with a mix of raspberry, blackberry, strawberry, cinnamon, and vanilla.

Oldenburg Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfest – Just tapped.

StormKing Brewpub and Barbecue

  • Crazed Series: Double Raspberry – “Profile is raspberries and more raspberries,” the brewery says.
  • Oktoberfest – A Marzen-style lager featuring German malts.

Town Hall Brewery

Town Hall is celebrating 25 years all month long, extending their usual Anniversary Week this year, with special food options and many beer tappings. Three more beers debut next week. 

Now available:

  • Anniversary Ale – Tapped on Monday.
  • Oktoberfest Marzen – Tapped last week.
  • Petunia’s Pumpkin Ale – Tapped last week.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Basic PSL – “Lots of vanilla on the nose and finishes with notes of all the pumpkin pie spices,” the Minnetonka-based brewery says of its new seasonal pumpkin sour.
  • Hall of Fame IPA – A juicy fresh hop IPA made with locally grown hops from former Twins player Dan Gladden’s farm. Tapped last week in limited supply.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Candy Corn Imperial Cream Ale – Fifty pounds of Brach’s candy corn went into the making of this 8.3% ABV, 18 IBU fall seasonal.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Brain Fuzz – Available only in liquor stores, this is a Lime Rickey-inspired beer with tart citrus and sugary cherry character.
  • Table –A rustic Belgian-style farmhouse ale at a wee 3.8% ABV. “Table is pale and slightly hazy with a spicy hop aroma and light fruity esters,” the brewery says. On tap at 2pm today and sold, onsite, in 16-ounce 4-packs too.

Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

  • Bluberry Pi – A fruited pale ale, at 6.5% ABV, with Citra hops, plus blueberries, vanilla beans, and lactose.

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