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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. 

It’s summer BBQ season with all the fixin’s. Beers this week have notes of fruit salad, creamy potato, coriander-spiced gose, classic hefeweizen, and sweet strawberries and watermelon for dessert. 

Those looking for light-bodied beers will be excited, though porters and Caribbean-style stout are also available to give a diverse sensory experience.



Each week, the Beer Dabbler team highlights five of the most tantalizing new beers that we’re most excited to try.

Bad Weather Brewing Company Heritage Lager #3: Wild Rice Pils – An homage to the 1986 James Page Brewing recipe, believed to be the first commercially brewed beer made with wild rice.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company Bru-Tang Sour – A sour ale with zesty and tart tangerines. And lots and lots of Tang. 5.8% ABV.

Steel Toe Brewing GiganticBery – A Midwest meets West Coast-style IPA made in collaboration with Hollingbery and Son Hops and Gigantic Brewing Company. The beer has notes of white grape and fruit salad, plus watermelon, pineapple, and tropical flavors for a dry-hop addition.

Torg Brewery Selkie Shade – “A deep, dark Caribbean stout ripe with dark sugars, molasses, and smooth roast flavors,” Torg says.

Venn Brewing Company Cucumber Watermelon Gose – A tart ale with watermelon, cucumber, and sea salt, the brewery says.

New beers available this week

10K Brewing

  • Foggy Morning Haze – Back on tap.
  • Snickerdoodle Brown Ale – A brown ale with cinnamon and sugar. 6% ABV.

14 Lakes Brewery

  • Henry Stout – A 5.7% ABV, 24 IBU oatmeal stout.

3rd Act Brewery

  • Is It Safe? – “A robust but easy drinking dark English ale,” the brewery says, “[With] a firm chocolate background, smooth on the palate and a clean finish.” 5.5% ABV.

A-Side Public House

  • Double IPA – A juicy 7.8% ABV double IPA collaboration with Heavy Rotation, with pear and watermelon-like flavors.
  • Kölsch – A new ale collaboration with Dual Citizen. 4.5% ABV with flavors of grain, white bread, and fruit.
  • Vista IPA – A 6.6% ABV IPA with bitter and citrus notes.

AEGIR Brewing Co.

  • River City IPA – A West Coast-style IPA at 6.3% ABV, 88 IBU and tapped earlier this month.

Alloy Brewing Company

  • Loony Lumberjack – A double dry-hopped New England-style IPA that features HBC-630 and Wai-iti hops for pineapple and mango-esque flavors.
  • Neon Mixed Berry Hard Seltzer – A 5.8% ABV seltzer with strawberry and blueberry flavors.
  • Raspberry Peach Hefeweizen – A sessionable wheat bear at 5.3% ABV, 11 IBU, with a raspberry and peach addition to round out the experience.

Angry Hog Brewery

  • Got Yourself A Treat – Caramel pecan ale

Angry Inch Brewing Company

  • Naked Hop Party – “A bold hop aroma, noticeable bitterness, accentuating the citrus and pine characteristics of the hops,” the Lakeville brewery says.
  • Never Ending – This edition of the ongoing IPA series features Rakau hops with tropical, mango, and stone fruit flavors.

Arbeiter Brewing

  • Haha Pils – After a brief lapse, the Pilsner is back on tap now.
  • Non Alcoholic IPL – “It’s clean, with that Citra hop bitterness  giving it those grapefruit, and orange peel flavors,” Arbeiter says of this <0.5% ABV, 56 IBU option. 

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Heritage Lager #3: Wild Rice Pils – Top Flight selection

Badger Hill Brewing Company

  • Walleye Hunter – Session IPA

Brau Brothers Brewing Co.

  • Hot Corner – A new IPA at 6.9% ABV, 69 IBU.
  • Luchador Cerveza – A 5.7% ABV, 21 IBU Mexican-style lager.

Birch’s On The Lake

  • Coconut Porter – A 6% ABV porter with toasted coconut.
  • Maibock – “Aged cold for 8 weeks and naturally settled (not filtered) this rich and creamy full bodied lager is traditionally released in May to celebrate the beginning of spring,” the brewery explains. 7.1% ABV.

Bricksworth Beer

  • Bricksworth Lite – A 4.2% ABV light American lager available at the brewpub.
  • You Do You – This New England-style IPA is 7.2% ABV and features Simcoe, El Dorado, and Cashmere hops.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Bru-Tang Sour – Top Flight selection
  • That’s Classified Hazy IPA

Drekker Brewing

  • Chonk – The latest “sundae sour” is made with strawberry, guava, banana, and marshmallows.
  • Pineapple Upside Down Cake Slang Du Jour – This edition is made with pineapple, cherry, brown sugar, granola, cinnamon, lactose, and vanilla.
  • Plop – A heavily fruited hard seltzer, available today.

Duluth Cider

  • Key Lime Sour – A tequila barrel-aged semi-dry cider with key lime, sea salt, and coriander. “It hits you up front with a blast of tart key lime and a slight edge of tequila, followed by subtle sea salt and coriander to round out the experience,” the cidery says.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Leafy Greens – “Hopped with mountains of Mosaic, this sticky IPA is chock full of resiny goodness, juicy citrus aroma, and two scoops of dank fun,” the brewery says.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • Barefoot Traveler – A 4.8% ABV Czech-style Pilsner, on tap now.
  • Edgewater – A 5.0% ABV German-style Helles lager.
  • Lamp Lighter – A 4.7% ABV cream ale.
  • Rare Candy – The latest in this gose series is made with lime, sea salt, and coriander and pours at 6.0% ABV.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Orange Dreamsicle Fruityboom – A flavored slushie-like drink available at the brewery.
  • Vienna Lager – Back on tap at the Northeast Minneapolis taproom.

Fulton Brewing

  • The new Lemonade Hard Seltzer Mixed Pack features three flavors: Original (lemon), Raspberry Lemonade, and Strawberry Lemonade.

Heavy Rotation Brewing Co.

  • The Get Up – A golden ale collaboration with The Get Down Coffee Company, featuring their Turntables roast and toasted coconut.
  • Vacationer – A tropical wheat beer.

Invictus Brewing Co.

  • Spoon & Spiked: Cherry Limeade Hard Seltzer – A 4.8% ABV hard seltzer. A portion of proceeds benefit Open Arms Minnesota.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.

  • Beach Buds – A smooth sour ale with strawberry and pineapple puree for a mix of sweet and tart. 5.3% ABV.

Lift Bridge Brewing Co.

  • Cub Foods Watermelon Kolsch – The latest exclusive with Cub liquor stores is a 4% ABV Kolsch-style ale with gentle watermelon, the brewery says. Available now.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Spudfest – A namesake beer for Big Lake Spud Fest in June, this cream ale pours at 5% ABV and is made with local potatoes. On tap at the brewery now and sold, exclusively, and Lake Liquors in Big Lake.

MetroNOME Brewery

  • Jam Session – The latest sour ale offering is flavored with lingonberry

Modist Brewing Co.

  • Tater Tot Hotdish – A double IPA made with Cryo Citra, Idaho 7, and Motueka hops, then double dry hopped with HBC586, Strata & Nelson Sauvin. 8% ABV. A collaboration with Other Half, on tap Saturday and in liquor stores next week.

PawPrint Brewery

  • Hound Dog – A brown ale with peanut butter and banana. 5.5% ABV, 44 IBU.

Steel Toe Brewing

  • GiganticBery – Top Flight selection

Toppling Goliath Brewing Co.

  • Suds & Buds – A hop-heavy triple IPA made with help from BlackStack, featuring a combination of Citra, Riwaka, and CryoPop hops.

Torg Brewery

  • Selkie Shade – Top Flight selection

Venn Brewing Company

  • Cucumber Watermelon Gose – Top Flight selection

Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

  • ctrl + alt + deWheat – Hefeweizen
  • Nature Boy – A light American lager with crisp, dry notes.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Above the Clouds – Citra and Simcoe hops set the tone in this hazy double IPA with tropical and citrus notes. 8.1% ABV.
  • Jet Ski Reservations – A hop-forward wild ale with guava and passion fruit. 7.4% ABV.

Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

  • Coconut Cluster – A 6.2% ABV porter infused with toasted coconut and hazelnut.
  • Planet Hopper – A 6.5% ABV juicy IPA made with Galaxy, Strata, and Mosaic hops.

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