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. 

The smoke has settled on Dankness Day (April 20) and now Minnesota braces for (potentially) the first 70+ degree day in what feels like two years. And it’s fitting, because this week we’re seeing a rush of crisp, refreshing summer seasonals, whether on draft or sold in mixed packs that offer a little something for everyone.

Meanwhile, the Craft Brewers Conference hits the Minneapolis Convention Center on May 2–5 and many local breweries have been testing new ingredients and collaborating with local and national peers in preparation. A few of those beers are available now, with many more on their way.



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


Bauhaus Brew Labs Cool Intentions – A 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU hazy IPA sold in the Breezeboxx 2022 mixed pack, which hits liquor stores this week and features 3D packaging for added enjoyment.

Inbound BrewCo To Be Continued… – A pina colada-inspired sour ale with sweet coconut and tart pineapple flavors. 5% ABV, 20 IBU, and the kickoff beer in Inbound’s revamped sour series.

Oliphant Brewing The Oliphant – “A beer so good, we named it after ourselves,” says the brewery, of this 5% ABV German-style hefeweizen.

OMNI Brewing Co. Big Bet – “Amber to brown in color with strong aromatics of melon, papaya, pineapple, malty sweetness, and alcohol,” the brewery says. 10.9% ABV, 66 IBU.

Portage Brewing Co. Oh, Peaches! – A New England-style IPA with added peaches, vanilla, and melon. Tapped Thursday in honor of the brewery’s 5th Anniversary.

New beers available this week

10K Brewing

  • High Society – A dank 7.5% ABV tapped this Wednesday.


  • Time Lapse – A cream ale with hints of strawberry jam and corn cereal, the brewery says, with berry-like hop notes. 5.5% ABV, 16 IBU.

Alloy Brewing Company

  • StageKölsch – “What’s this now? A hazy kölsch? We’re going light and experimental this time. This beer was brewed using a multi-stage fermentation process with a house blend yeast that delivers the traditional kölsch flavor while softening the aftertaste to make it a crisp, refreshing and very sessionable beer,” the brewery says of this 4.5% ABV, 27 IBU ale.

Arbeiter Brewing

  • Maibock ’22 – A spring helles bock with bread, grain husk, and caramel notes and bright noble hop tones. 6.6% ABV, 33 IBU.

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Dortmunder Export Lager – Tapped yesterday.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

  • Cool Intentions – A 7.2% ABV, 50 IBU hazy IPA sold in the Breezeboxx 2022 mixed pack, which hits liquor stores this week and features 3D packaging for added enjoyment.
  • Guilty Treasure – A grapefruit IPA at 6.4% ABV, 72 IBU.
  • Hallo – An American blonde ale, “Featuring a delicate, lightly malty impression with a subtle and well-balanced hoppiness with notes of bright fruit, Hallo is the natural choice for anyone looking for a satisfying, dead-simple brew,” the brewery says. 5.2% ABV, 20 IBU. Available year-round going forward. On tap and sold in 12-packs.
  • Jetski Timeshare– A Mexican-style light lager at 4.3% ABV, 19 IBU. Sold in the new Breezebox 2022 sampler.
  • Zest Friends – A 4.9% ABV, 5 IBU lime gose, sole in the Breezebox mixed pack.

Bricksworth Beer

  • It’s Not Delivery It’s…Simcoe – A 6.8% ABV single-hopped New England-style IPA with pineapple notes. On draft and in Crowlers.

Duluth Cider

  • Pineapple Sour – Back through the summer, this is a semi-sweet cider with tart and sour pineapple.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Creedence Tapes – An IPA made with BRU-1, Strata, and Rakau hops. Tapped on Wednesday for Dankness Day.
  • Stay Dry Pils – “A collaboration between Eastlake and Yakima Valley Hops in Washington state. Using their new concentrated Lupomax hop pellets, we dry-hopped a German-style pilsner with BRU-1, providing a fruity pineapple flavor,” the brewery explains.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • Rare Candy: Pineapple, Mango and Passion Fruit – Elm Creek adds a dose of passion fruit to this new smoothie sour rendition. 6% ABV.
  • Spellbreaker – “Brewed with Azacca and Citra, the forward citrus aromas and tropical notes leaves for a smooth silky body,” the brewery says. 8.5% ABV, on draft and in liquor stores.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Legalize Big Doinks – “This version of Big Doinks is blended with the dankest terpenes available—67% Louis XIII and 33% Grapefruit Kush to be exact—resulting in aromas and flavors that will light up your tastebuds and perfectly complement today’s activities,” Fair State says of its April 20 release.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • Gold Rider – A limited barrel-aged ale inspired by the Sidecar cocktail, offering hazelnut and honey flavors with notes of lemon, vanilla, and toffee. Sold in 12-ounce bottles.

Grain Belt Beer

  • Lem’n – Sold in the new Beer Friends Forever mixed pack.
  • Light Blu – Sold in the new Beer Friends Forever mixed pack.

HeadFlyer Brewing

Rain or shine, HeadFlyer celebrates its fifth anniversary with live music, food, and five new beers this Saturday:

  • 5 On It – “[A] 5 hop hazy IPA featuring a huge 5-hop blend of Barbe Rouge, HBC-586, Cryo El Dorado, Cryo Mosaic, and Cryo Talus. The thick, soft body provides the baseline to a sticky, sweet hop medley,” HeadFlyer says.
  • 5 Layer Scoop – A smoothie sour inspired by the banana split dessert.
  • Chocolate Raspberry BAMF’D – MF Diesel barrel-aged stout with added chocolate and raspberry.
  • Cryo Juicy – “We added Cryo Citra and Cryo El Dorado hops to It Was All a Dream Hazy IPA,” the brewery explains.
  • Wardrobe Malfunction Seltzer – This hard seltzer features a blend of passion fruit, orange, and guava.

Hoops Brewing Company

  • No. 1865 ESB – A  5.7% ABV traditional style ESB.

Inbound BrewCo

  • ok thx IPA – AN IPA with tropical and stone fruit flavors from the use of Sitiva, Idaho 7, and El Dorado hops. 6.9% ABV, 42 IBU, and available at the brewery’s sixth anniversary party this Saturday.
  • To Be Continued… – Top Flight selection

Insight Brewing

  • Dankbot – On tap at the brewery for a limited time.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • DDH Straight Hash Homie – Tapped on Wednesday.
  • Sticky Puddles: Sex on the Beach – A 9% ABV, 7 IBU fruited sour.
  • Straight Hash Homie – Tapped on Wednesday.

LynLake Brewery

  • 2 Birds Stoned at Once – A dank and hazy IPA brewed in collaboration with Legacy Glassworks. Tapped on Wednesday, April 20.

Modist Brewing Co.

  • Gifts From Above – A new double dry-hopped New England-style double IPA available on Saturday at the brewery and in stores next week.

Nouvelle Brewing

  • Drenched – A bright and hazy New England-style IPA at 6.5% ABV with peach, pineapple, strawberry, and tropical fruit flavors, followed by a dank and bitter finish, the brewery says.
  • Kolsch – “This classic Kolsch style-ale presents a doughy malt character with noble hop aroma, finishing with clean fruity notes from German ale yeast,” the brewery says. 5% ABV.

Oliphant Brewing

  • Honey Wheat – A honey wheat ale collaboration with Hive Apparel. 5% ABV and a fundraiser to help fund new bee colonies across Minnesota.
  • The Oliphant – Top Flight selection

OMNI Brewing Co.

  • Big Bet – Top Flight selection
  • Bock Party – A bock-style lager and one of three Saturday tappings at the brewery’s 11am-11pm Bock Party event this weekend. Bock poking from 2-6pm.
  • Chocolate Coffee Cream Ale – A limited infusion.
  • Märzen – On tap at Bock Party tomorrow.
  • Snowprint – A doppelbock to tap on Saturday at Bock Party.
  • Taco Sauce – Following the Twins’ trade of Mitch Garver, OMNI has renamed this beer in honor of their regula Tacos & Tunes event.

PawPrint Brewery

  • Old Dog New Tricks – A s’mores coffee porter at 6% ABV, 56 IBU
  • Paws-itive Reinforcement – A champagne-style 6.7% ABV, 50 IBU IPA with mango.

Portage Brewing Co.

Portage is celebrating five years with several new beers this week.

  • Barrel Aged Peanut Butter Ooeygooey – A barrel-aged imperial pastry stout, sold in bottles and made with peanut butter, toasted peanuts, marshmallow, and vanilla beans. Available on Saturday.
  • Oh, Peaches! – Top Flight selection
  • Somewhere, Somehow – A double dry-hopped New England-style IPA made with Riwaka and Citra Cryo hops. Tapped Thursday.
  • Tallest of Trees – An oak-aged maibock made in collaboration with Bent Paddle. Tapped on Wednesday. 
  • Year Five – An anniversary triple IPA made with Strata, Sabro Cryo, Citra, and Citra Cryo hops. Available today, Friday April 22.

Shakopee Brewhall

  • Duck, Duck… Lemon, Lime, Orange– A gose with lemon, lime, and orange. 5.4% ABV. Tapped on Tuesday.

Talking Waters Brewing Company

  • MN Aloha – This Tiki-themed smoothie sour from Talking Waters featuring passion fruit, orange, guava, and coconut was the centerpiece of their Spring Fever Tiki Party last weekend.

Third Street Brewhouse

  • Hunny Do Wheat – A 4.8% ABV summer seasonal.
  • Sun Seeker – A 4.2% ABV lemon shandy.

Thousand Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Gladiator Doppelbock
  • Hefelump – A Bavarian-style hefeweizen/weissbier with light banana and clove flavors and a bready finish.
  • Manky Hooligan – This Irish-style stout was tapped on April 1 and is served on nitro.
  • Ninja Panther – A 7.3% ABV vanilla porter, described and “rich and delectable…and leads overt notes of dark chocolate and light roast with some lighter toffee/caramel notes to follow it up.
  • Stud Muffin – A blueberry muffin pastry sour with blueberries, lactose and actual muffins. 5.0% ABV.

Torg Brewery

  • Dyngus – A Polish-style smoked wheat ale.

Utepils Brewing Co.

  • Decision Fatigue – A pale ale available at the brewery and sold in the Utepils mixed pack.

Venn Brewing Company

  • CBC Czech Dark Lager–- 5.0% ABV
  • Cosmosis: Paloma – An imperial sour grapefruit, lime, and sea salt. 9% ABV.
  • Primavera Pils – A 5.1% ABV Italian-style Pilsner.
  • Southside Dip-Hop Project – An 11% ABV collaborative West Coast-style made with other southside breweries.
  • Thomas Liquors Grapefruit IPA – A 6.8% ABV IPA featuring Centennial hops, brewed to mark Thomas Liquors’ centennial anniversary.

Wabasha Brewing Company

  • Anniversary Experimental IPA – Tapped on Wednesday.
  • Minnesota Pale Ale – Now on tap.
  • Super Nug – An imperial IPA.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • White Peach Seltzer – A 4.8% ABV fruited seltzer.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Brain Fuzz – Available in liquor stores only, this 6.0% ABV beer is inspired by the Lime Rickey cocktail and offers tart citrus, sugary cherry, and marshmallow sweetness.
  • TV Dad – A mixed culture companion to Disco Nap, but with dank and earthy hops and a bigger malt bill. 6.9% ABV.

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