Barrel-aged series by Founders Brewing Co.

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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. 


t’s a big week in local sports. The Vikings host a playoff game, the Twins signed Carlos Correa and, perhaps most importantly, Utepils has a new lager inspired by the sport of curling. While this beer is light and easy to drink, brand new Freshies for the week are heavy on foggy IPAs (just like our recent weather), with a dose of coffee beers and pastry-style offerings, too.

For those seeking to get out, Gambit Brewing Company has opened in Lowertown Saint Paul. And even if you’re midway through a successful Dry January, taprooms still offer plenty of house-made non-alcoholic beers, sodas, seltzers, coffees, and kombuchas.


Each week, the Beer Dabbler team highlights the most tantalizing new beers available across the state that we’re most excited to try. Check out these Top Flights at Dabbler Depot—Click on each image for stock levels.

Tank 8 Ninjas Leave No Trace Oat Cream Ale – This New England hazy IPA was double dry-hopped with Amarillo, Citra, and Mosaic hops and fortified with lactose for a smooth, creamy sip. 6.2% ABV.

Lupulin NA CPB Porter – Like most peanut butter cups, it’s impossible to stop after one. This American Porter layers flavors of rich chocolate and peanut butter.

Falling Knife Dino Holiday Pina Colada Pale Ale – An American IPA with earthy hops and notes of coconut and pineapple, just like a classic piña colada. 6.8% ABV.

Labatt Big Deal Golden Ale – Labatt and Barstool Sports’ Spittin’ Chiclets have brewed a smooth, crisp golden ale that pairs well with watching just about any hockey game. 4.5% ABV.

Phase Three Collab Black Bouquet DDH DIPA – Brewed in collaboration with BlackStack Brewing, this double dry-hopped double India pale ale was brewed with Idaho 7, Mosaic,  Strata, and Talus hops. 8.0% ABV.

Correction: Lupulin’s NA CPB Porter is a non-alcoholic option, not 5.25% ABV as originally listed.

Shop for the newest beer at Dabbler Depot

The beers in this gallery are now available for purchase at Dabbler Depot, 1545 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102

New beers available this week across Minnesota

Looking for a taste of these great new beers? The icon indicates beers available at Dabbler Depot. Keep in mind—stock is limited! Check or text (651)-802-2112 for availability.

Badger Hill Brewing Co.

  • Agathis English Amber Ale – A malt-forward amber with toffee and caramel flavors, the brewery says, with bright, fruity notes at the finish. 4.3% ABV.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

  • Fog Lord 3: Revenge of the Fog – A foggy IPA made with Simcoe and Strata hops, on tap at the brewery. 6.5% ABV, 45 IBU.
  • Moonlit Waves – A taproom-exclusive oatmeal stout at 8.5% ABV, 32 IBU.
  • Sherlock’s Foam – A 5.4% ABV, 34 IBU Extra Special Bitter ale, brewed for the taproom pilot program.

Chaotic Good Brewing Company

  • Broken Shovel American Pale Ale  – “This pale beer brings a balance between malt and hops with 100% Minnesota Malt and some classic American ‘C’ hops,” the brewery says.
  • Gunpowder and PB – A brown ale with peanut butter, limited at the Kasson brewery.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Danger Zone: Prickly Dew Mixed Culture – A barrel-fermented mixed culture ale with brett, conditioned on honeydew mellow and prickly pear, for funky and fruity flavors. On draft and limited.
  • N/A Peanut Butter Porter – A Crowler 3-pack of non-alcoholic beers is available at Dangerous Man now, which can also be consumed onsite. N/A Cream Ale, regularly available, joins Peanut Butter Porter and Sultan of Swat.
  • N/A Sultan of Swat Hazer Double IPA
  • NoName Hazer IPA – A juicy, hazy IPA made with Bru-1, Simcoe, El Dorado, MacKinac, and Waimea hops, offering tropical, citrus, and melon-like flavors. 7.2% ABV.

Day Block Brewing Company

  • Dry Irish Stout –  A smooth and roasty stout, served on nitro.

Disgruntled Brewing

  • Darkhorse –  A 5.1% ABV dark lager.

Drastic Measures Brewing

  • Spray Tan –  A hard seltzer fruited with pineapple, coconut, lime, and warm thoughts.

Duluth Cider

  • Bleezy Squeezy – “The blueberry sister of our Easy Squeezy lemon and sea salt cider. It’s a nice sessionable semi-sweet at only 4.5% ABV,” the cidery says. One of two new lemony ciders this week.
  • Lemony Sip-It – A semi-sweet cider with lemon and maple. 6.5% ABV. On tap today.

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Spirit Mountain Hazy Double IPA –  Out today at the brewery, and hitting statewide next week.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • Creekside Kolsch NA –  A de-alcoholized version of Creekside, made in collaboration with ABV Technology, is on tap now.
  • Seeing Through Walls –  “You’ll find a slight chocolate note alongside the oh so perfect coffee addition,” the brewery says of this coffee stout.

ENKI Brewing

  • Lingonberry Porter – One of two beers that returns on draft in late December.
  • Mosaic Milkshake IPA

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Eleven Degrees – A 4.4% ABV Czech-style dark lager, formerly known as Tmave Pivo.

Falling Knife Brewing Co.

  • Double Hidden Temple – El Dorado, Idaho 7, and Mosaic Cryo hops in a double dry-hopped and hazy double IPA. 8.6% ABV.
  • Very Fun Mom – Maple Praline Coffee Cake Stout, barrel-aged. “Decadent without drinking sweet and punchy with bourbon notes, maple, pecan, @upcoffee Papua New Guinea coffee and vanilla,” the brewery states. Sold in bottles at the taproom.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • Hopnosis: Cold IPA – A cold-fermented with Mosaic Cryo hops.

Gambit Brewing Company

Gambit is now open in Lowertown Saint Paul. The previously announced lineup includes:

  • Coffee Blonde
  • Fruited Sour
  • Gambit Pale Ale
  • IPA with Pilsner and Wheat Base
  • Kentucky Common/Cream Ale/Amber Ale
  • Mr. Eliminator – IPA
  • Nordic – Blonde ale
  • Oatmeal Double Stout
  • Patersbier – Belgian-style single
  • Seltzer – Including seltzer cocktails, such as Lowertown Mule.
  • Tangerine Blonde
  • The Prospector – Porter

Hacienda Beer Co.

  • Tiny Shaka – Available Saturday, this is a hazy session IPA at 4.5% ABV and featuring all Southern Hemisphere hops.

HeadFlyer Brewing

  • Scotchy Scotch – Available this weekend on draft and in 16-ounce cans, this is a Scotch ale made with rye, smoked, and roasted malts. 7.5% ABV, 20 IBU.

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Art Shanty Chocolate Porter – Back for 2023, this fundraiser beer is a dark ale with chocolate malts and raw cacao nibs. On draft and available in cans.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

  • NA St. Gail Raspberry Honey Ale
  • NA Winter Tonic

Nouvelle Brewing

  • Bake Sale – A barrel-aged imperial stout conditioned on triple chocolate salted caramel fudge brownies and Madagascar vanilla beans, made with help from Barrel Theory. 13.5% ABV.
  • Bees ’n Blanc – “Our friends at Dual Citizen Brewing Company came by to brew a farmhouse ale built around a yeast strain harvested from honeycomb. This strain presents notes of Sauvignon Blanc grape must and dried lime peel so we incorporated a heavy hand of wildflower honey and phantasm powder. You’ll find notes of white wine, passion fruit, and grapefruit with a minerally and grassy finish,” Nouvelle says of this 6.8% ABV farmhouse ale.
  • Caribbean Twilight – Another Barrel Theory collaboration, this barrel-aged imperial stout
  • Was made with house-toasted coconut, roasted cashews, and Madagascar vanilla beans. 13.5% ABV.
  • Nel Dorado – “ [A] citrus and tropical fruit forward hazy IPA with Nelson Sauvin, El Dorado, Citra Incognito and Mosaic on a soft and creamy base of pilsner wheat and oats,” the brewpub says of this 7% ABV New England-style IPA.
  • The g.O.A.T. – A dry-hopped oat lager made with Saphir and Hallertau Mittelfruh hops. “Expect notes of honey Nut Cheerios, parbaked bread dough, and citrus and herbal hop notes with a firm bitterness,” Nouvelle says. 4.8% ABV.
  • We’ve Got Your Bock – A malty 7.5% doppelbock with malt-forward bread crust flavor on a hint of dark fruit.

Odell Brewing Co.

  • St. Lupulin – The extra pale ale returns for 2023.
  • Solarized – A yuzu-added double IPA at 8.5% ABV with flavors of grapefruit, mandarin orange, and lemon zest.

Portage Brewing Company

  • North Of Schwarz – An black lager with added North American oak complimenting a “mostly traditional Czech approach,” Portage says. “Very light tannins provide a dryness to this malty complex beer,” with espresso, cacao, and warm bread flavors. 4.6% ABV.
  • Shores Of Time – A 7.2% ABV double stout with toasted coconut, toasted cacao nibs, and vanilla beans, released just before the new year.

Shakopee Brewhall

  • Na-Da! Rice Lager – A non-alcoholic take on the brewery’s Rice Lager. <0.5% ABV, 23 IBU.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Hidden (snow)Falls – Hard seltzer with mix-and-match flavor options.
  • Teufel Black IPA – “Dark garnet in color, herbal hop aroma, subtle malt flavor of baked bread and caramel but very little of the roastiness you’d expect,” Unmapped says of its collaboration with Giesenbaur. Teufel, in German, means “devil.” Thus: 6.66% ABV, 66.6 IBU.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Club Credentials – A new hazy IPA that pours at 7% ABV, 38 IBU.

Utepils Brewing

  • Birthday Lemon Tarte – A new, limited and taproom-only release available today as part of the Finite Friday infusion series.
  • Broomstacker – A brand new curling-inspired lager, Lightly toasted with a smooth bitterness and featur[ing] a blend of American Cascade and European hops, Utepils says.

Venn Brewing Company

  • Mexican Dark Lager – A malt-forward Mexican-style dark lager. 5% ABV.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Espress Yo’ Self Golden Ale – Back on tap, as of today.

Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

  • Orange Dreamsicle

Wild Mind Ales

  • WLD WTR Infusions: Fruit Punch A new flavor of the 5mg THC beverage, coming “this week or next,” the brewery promises.

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