The garden at Bang Brewing in St. Paul • Photo via Bang Brewing

Broken Clock’s new fruited seltzers • Photo via Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

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. 

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et the light beers flow! American lagers, saisons, grisettes and a wave of fresh new seltzer flavors abound this week – crisp, bright, bubbly and sometimes often with a dose of lime. Summer is still in full force, with Minnesotans making the most of lake season, patio parties and taproom events.

We also have some intriguing new collaborations, such as a 4-brewery triple IPA from BlackStack and a dual brewery saison at both Bad Weather and Waldmann, which doubles as a fundraisers for ALS charities.

Each week, the Beer Dabbler team highlights five of the most tantalizing new beers available around the great state of Minnesota that we’re most excited to try. Top Flight beers are not necessarily available for purchase at Dabbler Depot–call for availability. 

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Jas Hands – A light rice lager with floral jasmine and crackery malt character. 4.7% ABV, 24 IBU.

BlackStack Brewing Sunday Scaries – A four-way collaboration double dry-hopped triple IPA. This beer was made with Idaho 7, Talus, El Dorado, and HBC 586 hops wit help from Fair State, Forager, and Modist. 9.99% ABV.

Castle Danger Brewery Gooseberry Grisette – A limited taproom release and charitable fundraise, this beer offers notes of gooseberries, white grapes, citrus, and pears. “It is light-bodied with mild bitterness and finishes dry and clean,” the brewery says.

Thousand Lakes Brewing Co. Coldhands – “Coldhands is light-bodied, light in color and fermented cool with a lager yeast,” the brewery says. “This treatment creates a very crisp, neutral beer that lets the hops shine and is extremely drinkable. This IPA screams with unadulterated hop flavor and aroma from additions of Mosaic, Strata, El Dorado and Centennial.”

Waldmann Brewery Ales For ALS – A unique and charitable saison, brewed in collaboration with Bad Weather, who have their own variant (listed above). Fermented at low temperature and featuring Yakoma Valley hops, this beer taps at 12pm today.

Now Available for purchase at Dabbler Depot, 1545 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102

BlackStack Brewing

  • DDH Jurassic Park DDH TIPA

Boulevard Brewing

  • Quirk Hard Seltzer

Drekker Brewing Co.

  • Cyber Scream Nordic Triple IPA
  • PRRRT the Rainbow

Eagle Park Brewing Company

  • Major Tom Milkshake IPA

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Festbier

Fair State Brewing Coop

  • Festbier

Falling Knife Brewing Company

  • Academy of Doom Pale Ale

Hacienda Beer Co. 

  • Everything Eventually DDH
  • It Just Does Weird Things Hazy IPA

Invictus Brewing

  • Apple Shine Guava

Junkyard Brewing

  • Royale with Cheese NE DIPA

Lupulin Brewing

  • Campfire Munchies S’mores Stout
  • Oktoberfest

Millstream Brewing

  • Oktoberfest

Montucky Cold Snacks

  • 30-Pack

Noon Whistle Brewing

  • Jam Stand Apricot Mango Pineapple

Pitchfork Brewing

  • French Toast Ale

Pryes Brewing

  • Blood Orange Miraculum Fruited IPA

Schell’s Brewery

  • Oktoberfest

Summit Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfest

Surly Brewing

  • Oktoberfest

Untitled Art. 

  • Florida Seltzer Variety Pack

Untitled Art. & Lua Brewing 

  • Strawberry Daiquiri Smoothie Seltzer

Ursa Minor Brewing 

  • Oktoberfest
  • Stubborn Duluth Pale Ale

WarPigs Brewing USA

  • Variety Pack Mk. II

Weldwerks Brewing & Humble Forager

  • Cloud Bits NE DIPA

Wild State Cider

  • Hazy Pink Pineapple

Young Blood Beer Co.

  • Unsupervised at Target Fruit Punch Sour with Strawberry, Passionfruit, Orange and Guava
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New beers available this week across Minnesota

22 Northmen Brewing Company

  • Mustache Candy – An IPA with “charming bitterness, candy-like aroma, and delightful hop sweetness,” the Alexandria based brewery says. 7.3% ABV.
  • Sømmer Lager Tangerine – A summer seasonal lager made with wheat and tangerine. 5.5% ABV.

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Ales For ALS – A collaboration with Walmann, brewed at both breweries “following identical Saison recipes using a donated mix of Yakima Valley hops, but Bad Weather’s will be a high temp fermentation, while Waldmann’s will be low temp—and this style is all about the character of the yeast!,” Bad Weather explains. On tap at 3pm today (Waldmann’s taps at noon).

Bemidji Brewing

  • Double Dry-Hopped IPA: HBC 586 – Bemidji IPA with twice the hops, adding notes of ripe mango and guava atop its sweet citrus and herbal notes, the brewery explains.
  • Lime Zest Pils – On tap at the brewery now, made with hand-zested lime to pair with a German-style Pilsner base.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

  • Fog Horn – Peach, canned pineapple, mango sorbet, starfruit, mandarin orange, and additional flavors come together in this dank and smooth-bodied hazy IPA at 6.3% ABV, 32 IBU.
  • Jas Hands – Top Flight selection

Birch’s On The Lake

  • Evergreen IPA – A throwback West Coast-style IPA with citrus and pine character. 7.0% ABV.
  • Mexican Lager – A light lager with corn. 4.2% ABV and back on tap now.

BlackStack Brewing

  • DDH Pull Tabs – A pale ale with Citra, Strata, and Idaho 7 hops. 6.0% ABV and named for the brewery’s newly installed pull tab machines.
  • Final Fantasy 2 – Strata and Mosaic Cryo hops, plus Phantasm and Sauginon grape skins combine in this aromatic double IPA. 8.2% ABV.
  • Sunday Scaries – Top Flight selection

Bricksworth Beer

  • Rough Inlets – “We went a little overboard with Mosaic and Mosaic Cryo in our newest nautically inspired juice bomb,” the brewpub says of its newest 8.8% ABV double IPA.

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

Three new hard seltzer flavors are available at the Northeast Minneapolis taproom:

  • Lemon Lime
  • Raspberry
  • Strawberry Lemonade

Additionally, the brewery is now selling 16-ounce cans in 4-packs at their taproom:

  • Kolsch
  • Maverick & Gose – A cherry and lime gose.
  • Still Hazy After All These Beers – Hazy IPA

Burning Bros. Brewing Company

  • Midway Lager – Tapped again in late July.
  • Yah Sure! Hard Kool-Aid – A “Sharkleberry” flavored seltzer, the brewery says. Tapped in late July.

Canal Park Brewing Company

  • Lone Trekker Belgian Single – A Belgian-style blonde ale at 5.8% ABV, 30 IBU.

Castle Danger Brewery

  • Gooseberry Grisette – Top Flight selection

Copper Trail Brewing Co.

  • Hazy Mornings – A new hazy IPA at 6.4% ABV.
  • Wave – A line of hard seltzers, available in strawberry-blueberry and coconut-lime flavors.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Hard Seltzer – Available on tap, with the launch flavor of Vanilla & Meyer Lemon. 5% ABV.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • High & Dry THC Seltzer: Lemon – A new batch of the non-alcoholic, sparkling THC seltzer is available this week. 5mn of hemp-derived THC and sold in single or 4-packs of 16-ounce cans.
  • Oktoberfest – The fall seasonal lager is back, available on draft and in 4-packs with bready and malty-but-balanced flavors. 5.7% ABV.
  • Thank You For Not Discussing The Outside World – A crisp Pilsner lager, dry-hopped with Oregon hops. 4.9% ABV. On tap and sold in 4-packs.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • Oaktoberfest – A festbier, aged in French oak barrels. “Oaktoberfest’s light amber color foreshadows its toasty, biscuity flavor. The oak-barrel lagering allows for an even smoother texture, all while remaining true to the beer’s crisp malt profile and hints of noble hops,” the brewery says. Available in 6-packs.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Chill – A cold IPA at 6% ABV, 52 IBU, brewed specifically for Nershfest 10 on Saturday, featuring tropical, stone, and citrus fruit flavors with a clean, dry finish, Inbound says.
  • Farm Party – A saison made with a blend of French and Belgian yeast strains, containing notes of spice, clove, and banana, then dry-hopped with Amarillo. 6.4% ABV, 27 IBU.

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Mango Lemonade Hard Seltzer – On tap at the brewery (made in collaboration with ABV Technology).
  • Purple Rain – A purple sour made with a blend of black currant, PInot Noir grapes, elderberries, blueberries, and blackberries. On tap and in cans.
  • Lakes & Legends Brewing Company
  • Pineapple & Honey – The brewery tapped a very limited new take on St. Gail, using pineapple in place of raspberry for a one-off sweet and spritz ale.

Loons Landing Brewery

  • Irish Deviant

Lupulin Brewing Company

It’s the inaugural Sour Summer Work Week at Lupulin, with special Scribbled Lines bottle releases and additional beers hitting the taplines at both brewery locations.

  • Boris v.2 – An 8% ABV foeder-aged saison with strawberry and pineapple. “The carbonation and crisp fruity finish will remind you of your favorite sparkling white wine,” the brewery says. In bottles and on draft.
  • Star Damage: Sauvignon Blanc & Nelson Sauvin – In bottles and on draft, this is an 11% ABV dry-hopped sour ale. “A hint of passion fruit and notes of stone fruit will remind you of a fruited triple IPA with none of the bitterness, and a bright, crisp finish,” the brewery says.
  • Sultana Lager – A 5.9% ABV IPL.

Odell Brewing Co.

  • Oktoberfest – Marzen-style lager.

Oliphant Brewing

  • Lizardize Mariguanas – The IPA is back now, on tap and in cans at liquor stores.
  • Steal This Pils – “We had to make another batch of our collaboration with Ale Jail in St. Paul,” the Somerset, WI brewery says.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • Blood Orange Miraculum – Pryes’ core IPA with blood orange. Available in cans now and hitting brewery taplines next weekend at Pryes’ Boardwalk-themed patio party.

Roma Brewery

  • Homefront IPA – Tapped last Saturday, this beer is part of the Soldiers’ Angels “Hops for Heroes” campaign.

Spiral Brewery

Three new hard seltzer flavors are available at the Spiral taproom:

  • Blood Orange Margarita
  • Ginger Lime
  • Piña Colada

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Thesis Beer Project

Celebrating three years this week, Rochester’s Thesis beer has several new beers available:

  • Accidental Lime – Available since Wednesday, Accidental Lime takes a base of Accidental Golden ale, conditioned on lime. 5% ABV.
  • Cousin Strawberry’s Bananas – Available today, this is an imperial smoothie sour ale fermented with strawberry and banana and conditioned on marshmallow and vanilla caviar.
  • Double Boarded – Tapped on Tuesday, this is a 6.1% ABV saison fermented with a blend of French and Belgian yeast strains.
  • Noon Wakeup Call – The final release of the week is a 4.20% ABV mimosa pastry sour ale with orange, pineapple, marshmallow, and vanilla.
  • Waffles are Better Than Pancakes – A 10.2% ABV imperial breakfast stout conditioned on a combination of maple syrup, waffles, and nutella. Available on Saturday.
  • Reviewer #3 – Tapped on Thursday.

Thousand Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Bullet Billy – A malt-forward , rich lager with a dark color and light roast character, the brewery says.
  • Coldhands – Top Flight selection

Three Twenty Brewing Co.

  • Cubicle Fugitive IPA  Back on tap now.
  • It’s Fine I’m Fine Everything’s Fine IPA – A West Coast-style IPA with Muell Melon and Mosaic hops, pouring at 6% ABV, 45 IBU with notes of lemon, berry, and pine.
  • Wildberry Sandbar Seltzer – Tapped on Thursday.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Blonde Ale: Now With Fruit! – “If you couldn’t guess, it’s a blonde ale with fruit in it. More specifically, apricot and peach. Fruit on the nose with a hint of graham cracker from the malt,” the Minnetonka brewery says.
  • Das Bier – Tapped in July, this is a hefeweizen with banana and clove notes, originally brewed for International Women’s Day 2021.
  • Grapefruit Smoothie Sour – A sour ale with grapefruit, plus lactose and vanilla. Tapped in late July.
  • Last Mine – A new grisette: “This Belgian beer is a lot like a saison but instead of being historically brewed for farmers, this one was brewed for the coal miners (Grisette translates to “little grey” in French.),” says Unmapped.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Lakeside Lager – “Is light in body, light on alcohol, and heavy on crushability,” Waconia says. 4.5% ABV, 8 IBU.

Waldmann Brewery

  • Ales For ALS – Top Flight selection