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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. 


he fall colors are beginning up north, the pumpkin spices are surfacing, and the apples are plentiful. This week marks multiple events at cideries across the state with locally grown fruits on display in addition to the wet hop beers hitting taplines at your local breweries.

Besides harvest-time beverages, expect a lot of hazy, juicy, and even bitter IPAs, a broadening menu of dark lagers, and less typical ingredients such as coffee, peanut butter, strawberries, and wild rice. Read all about it in Freshies, a weekly wrap-up of what’s new on tap and in the cooler across the state.

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.

Mikerphone Mikerphone Check 1 2 DDH DIPA 4pk 16oz – Perfect for fall, Mikerphone Brewings Mikerphone Check 1, 2 is a delicious double dry-hopped double IPA with Citra hops. 8% ABV 

Belhaven Black Scottish Nitro Stout 4pk 14.9oz – Belhaven Black is bursting with roast coffee and chocolate flavors, this is a truly genuine and premium pint. Using a combination of roasted barley, black malt, and chocolate malt to create a deliciously deep, smooth, full-bodied stout – without bitterness. Black Scottish Nitro draws on a brewing heritage that dates back over 300 years to produce a welcoming stout at 4.2% ABV 

Mason Ale Works Tragedy At The Sock Puppet Theater West Coast – Paperback Brewing Company teamed up with their buddies at Mason Ale Works to bring you “Tragedy at the Sock Puppet Theater.” This West Coast brew is everything you want in an IPA and more. Minus the tragically murdered sock puppets. 7% ABV 

Parish Dr Juice IPA 6pk 12oz – The Doctor is in. Introducing your new go-to IPA, Dr. Juice is a highly crushable juice bomb. Dry hopped with a blend of our favorite hand-selected hops from the Yakima Valley, Dr. Juice’s drinkability is sneaky good. The pour glows a rich cantaloupe hue with a thick, frosted haze and soft mouthfeel. The aroma and taste are full of passionfruit, papaya, and blood orange, making it drink like a glass of freshly squeezed juice. 6% ABV 

Portage Depth Of Fields IPA 4pk 16oz – Our favorite cold weather IPA is here, showcasing warming malts and hop character. Expect a floral bouquet of berry, pine, and citrus aromatics, with a hint of caramel and dates. 6.7% ABV

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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 dabblerdepot.com or text (651)-802-2112 for availability.

Arbeiter Brewing

  • Dogtoberfest Bier – It’s not recommended for humans, but we’re listing this one anyway (no alcohol or hops), Dogtoberfest will be available at Arbeiter’s Oktoberfest party on Saturday.

Bemidji Brewing

  • Espresso Porter A robust porter infused with local coffee, this dark malt-forward beer has notes of roast, dark fruit, and rich chocolate. 5.3% ABV, 21 IBU.

Bent Brewstillery

  • Dark Fatha: Reserve Molé On tap at the brewstillery’s Fall Festival on Saturday.

Bucks Mill Brewing

  • Munich Dunkel A German-style dark lager with toasty and rich flavors. 5.4% ABV, 20 IBU.
  • Pelican Pale Ale – “An American pale ale brewed with Simcoe and El Dorado hops. Zesty orange flavors transform into a crisp citrus finish,” the brewery notes. 5.4% ABV, 40 IBU.

Duluth Cider

  • 2022 Bash Blend – Featured at the 2023 Big Bad Apple Bash, 11 am-11 pm on Saturday, this cider was made with entirely community-foraged apples.
  • Fireside Cinnamon Vanilla Cider A new fall seasonal from the North Shore cidery.
  • Hot Mulled Hard Cider Available at the 2023 Big Bad Apple Bash this Saturday.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • American Lager – The first (alphabetically) of several beers on tap for Lagtoberfest at Elm Creek.
  • Double-Sustained Illusion – Tapped earlier this month, this is a double-sized hazy IPA made with Citra and Enigma hops.
  • Elm Creek Lite  – A light American-style lager, crisp, and 4.2% ABV, 10 IBU⁠.
  • Festbier “Brewed with 100% Weyermann Munich Malt for a crisp yet flavorful body, then hopped with German Hersbruker hops for a pleasant floral aroma,” the brewery says. 4.3% ABV.
  • Helles – A 4.75% ABV version of the beloved Helles was brewed with Proximity Malting Pilsner and Vienna Malts, then hopped in the kettle with Magnum and Contessa hops, with an additional dose of Contessa in the Whirlpool. Beautifully malty and crisp with complimenting Jasmine tea and citrus notes from the Contessa.
  • Marzen – A 5.5% ABV German-style lager with malt-forward flavors, lagered for 9 weeks pre-release.

Excelsior Brewing Company

  • Gideon’s Apple Ale “Our brewers hand-pressed apples from the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Orchard to make this super delicious brew. Named after Excelsior’s apple-growing pioneer, Peter Gideon,” the brewery explains.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • The Key To Happiness A 5.2% ABV dunkel lager described as dark, malty, and crisp, and brewed in collaboration with Gold Dot Beer (OR).

Garphish Brewing Company

  • Märzen Gar! – A German-style lager with toasty notes and a touch of sweet caramel. Available at the brewery’s weekend-long Oktoberfest party in Bethel.

Half Pint Brewing Company

  • Strawberry Cream Ale

Heavy Rotation Brewing

  • Double Kick Drum A West Coast-style imperial IPA.
  • Get Up A golden coffee ale with peanut butter.
  • Pressure Drop Mosaic and Citra hops in a hazy IPA.
  • Snack Pack This pastry stout features added peanut, chocolate, and caramel.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Aviator – “It’s new and improved and juicy and hazy and tasty. It’s bright, citrusy, and crushable,” the brewery says of its 5% ABV hazy pale ale.
  • Movin’ to the Country A peaches and cream ale with lactose. Draft only.
  • Satellite: Cherry Lime The newest flavor in Inbounds line of THC drinks.

Junkyard Brewing Company

  • For Heavens Cakes An angel food cake-inspired sour ale with real cake, strawberries, whipped cream, and toasted almonds.
  • Green Fluff Yes, one of two beers inspired by ’70s marshmallow salad desserts, this beer offers pistachio, pineapple, and marshmallow flavors all in one glass.
  • Pink Fluff Another “salad beer,” this beer has notes of cherry, pineapple, coconut, vanilla, and marshmallow.
  • Peanut Butter Bandit A peanut butter cup-esque stout with rich, nutty, chocolate, and roasted flavors.
  • The Bonnie Situation Juicy and hopped with Strata, Galaxy, and Nelson for notes of grape and peach with hints of resin and pine, the brewery says.
  • Uncle Chuck’s Czech A Czech-style PIlsner brewed with traditional European ingredients.

Keepsake Cidery

  • Fest Cider A fresh-hopped cider is available as the cidery near Dundas celebrates Oktoberfest onsite this weekend.

Milk & Honey Ciders

  • Pomme Die Vie NA A new nonalcoholic semi-dry cider.

Mineral Springs Brewery

  • Armond Alt! – A new altbier, tapped last weekend. 6.6% ABV, 15 IBU.
  • Blooming Black IPA – Dark, smooth, malty, and 6.5% ABV, 50 IBU, the brewery says.
  • L’Auger Wagon
  • Laughlin Lager A light body lager that tapped in early September.

Minnewaska House Brewing Co.

  • Bada Bing A black IPA with roasted wheat, offering notes of caramel and bitterness. 5.5% ABV, 86 IBU.

Montgomery Brewing Company

  • Hazy In The Name Of – “This 8% hazy IPA blends the juicy citrus of Necatron, the cosmic magic of Galaxy, and the soft punch of Nelson Sauvin hops,” the brewery says. On draft now and in liquor stores soon.

Nine Mile Brewing

  • Festbier – Now on tap in Bloomington.

Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub

  • Wild Rice Amber Bock Back for 2023, this amber bock is made with wild rice and just tapped this week. 7% ABV.

Nouvelle Brewing

  • Aloha from the UK Cacao nibs and toasted coconut were added to an English porter base. 5.3% ABV.
  • Hype Speed A hop-forward cold IPA with tropical flavors.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • 2023 Barrel Carving The fall pumpkin beer returned last weekend.

Schell’s Brewery

Schell’s state fair beers are pouring at the Bier Halle in New Ulm now:

  • A Ginger Suntan – A cocktail-inspired collaboration with Tattersall, with sweet and tangy notes of strawberry, rhubarb, and light ginger. 6% ABV.
  • Peach-E-Keen Notes of fresh peaches with a graham cracker finish in a tart Berliner Weiss form. 7.2% ABV.
  • Tropical Island IPA – “A bold IPA bursting with citrus and tropical fruit flavors with notes of grapefruit, stone fruits, coconut and pineapple,” says Schell’s. 6.5% ABV.
  • Smoked Helles – Also now, this pilot beer with pair with Schell’s BBQ competition on Saturday. It is a Helles lager with a malt base and “mysterious smokiness.” 5.5% ABV.

Sociable Cider Werks

The cidermaker and brewery celebrates 10 years with a weekend-long party. The menu includes:

  • Heirloom Apple
  • Mexican Chocolate Stout
  • Pinch Flat: Hibiscus Rose
  • Spoke Wrench: Java Apple

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • In Your Dreams A wet hop pale ale made with fresh hops from Luxy 13 Hops.

Trail Magic

  • Half & Half The iced tea and lemonade flavored THC drink is now available with a 10mg dose of THC. Manufactured by Minneapolis Cider Company.

Venn Brewing Company

  • Community Hops – An American IPA with fresh hops grown in Minneapolis. 6.0% ABV.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Festbier Wild Mind is pouring a 6.0% ABV Weisn-style lager: light, bright, and naturally carbonated. Part of the brewery’s Oktoberfest celebration this weekend.
  • Ideal – “A new school Pilsner,” begins Wild Mind, “It’s crisp and well-balanced, made with bready old-world Pilsner malt, grassy noble hops, and a touch of our favorite southern hemisphere hop variety.”
  • Ideal: Dark Lager An American dark lager, this light-body beer has notes of roast and dark bread, pouring at 4.8% ABV.

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Dream Work “Soft oats and wheat meet juicy Mosaic and Nectaron hops for a swirling dreamscape of tropical goodness,” says the Edina brewery of its new 6% ABV hazy IPA.

Pumpkin Juice The fall season with lactose, vanilla, and pumpkin pie spices is back on tap now. 5% ABV.

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