Muzza Italian Pilsner • Photo via Giesenbräu Bier Co.
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 Minnesota State Fair continues, including a treasure trove of one-off beers that are served at the Great Minnesota Get-Together and likely hitting a few taprooms with leftover kegs soon after.
Besides the fruited and weird, though, the theme of the week is lagers, be they Italian-influenced Pilsners, light and crushable American lagers, or German-style festbiers. The category is deservedly growing, but with a crafty touch, as Minnesota breweries find ways to make Märzen their own, adding locally grown barley, Minnesota maple, and more.
And if that doesn’t move you, there are lots of new hazies and dry-hopped options as well. Here’s what’s new on tap, in liquor stores, and for take-home from breweries too.