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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.

Craft beer in the here and now is known for eccentric titles and pushing boundaries. But sometimes it’s direct and simple, naming the style for the color of what’s in your glass. Beer styles of the week include brown ale, blonde ale, red ale, and, depending on how you feel about the traditional, green too. Plus plenty of dry Irish stouts to round it out.

Saint Patrick’s Day undoubtedly influences the new taps this week, but it’s not the only big calendar date. We also see several pie-inspired beers from 3.14, as well as easy-drinking beers for people who like beer, from Pilsner to Mexican-style lager and Kölsch-style ales.

Find holiday-themed parties, a pub crawl across the North Loop, and a soft opening of Broken Clock’s new taproom, and more this weekend.

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

Toppling Goliath Electric Dino Boogie DIPA – Juicy DIPA collaboration with Pinthouse Brewing showcasing Simcoe, Citra, and Galaxy hops. 7.8% ABV 

Surly Darkness Russian Imperial Stout 2023 Single – special edition of Russian imperial stout matured in Elijah Craig 12-year bourbon barrels and brings waves of chocolate, vanilla, dried fruit, and cherry, enhanced by the oaky spice of the barrel and its previous occupant. 12% ABV

Back Channel Unbridled NEIPA – Unbridled – New England IPA with flavors of Mango, Strawberry, and Gooseberry. 5.75% ABV

Bad Weather Green Sky Double IPA –  The impending storm of Amarillo, Chinook, CTZ, and Ekuanot Cryo hops, and the maltiness to withstand them. 9% ABV 

Phase Three P3 Polish Style Pilsner – Crisp, quenching Polish-Style Pilsner. Premium European Pilsner malt, Munich malt, and Polish Lubelski hops. 5.5% ABV

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.

Bear Cave Brewing

  • The Kop-Kin – A hoppy red ale collaboration between two Hopkins breweries: Bear Cave and LTD. 5.2% ABV, 48 IBU.

Bent Brewstillery

  • Coilea’n – A red Irish-style stout, on tap for the brewstillery’s Friday celebration.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • The Bottom Line IPA – A cold IPA collaboration with Arbeiter, tapped on Thursday.

Duluth Cider

  • Superior Dry – A light and dry cider with zero sugar. On draft now and coming to liquor stores soon.

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Peche – A bottled Belgian-style peach sour ale, available on Saturday.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Sour Haze Fruitless Sour – “No fruits were harmed in the making of this sour with over-the-top fruity character. Massively dry-hopped with mosaic hops, this tart IPA brings a full-frontal onslaught of raspberry, acai, passion fruit, and tangerine aroma,” Eastlake says. Taproom only.

Elm Creek Brewing Co.

  • Paddy Wagon – Served on nitro, this Irish-style stout offers roasty flavors of cocoa and vanilla. 5.25% ABV, 24 IBU. The brewery is also pouring Green Creekside (German-style Kolsch) this weekend.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Feeling Like a Freight Train – A 5.1% ABV Kentucky Common-style beer. On a side note, Fair State beers are now available in Chicago.

Fulton Brewing

  • Lonely Shandy – Following the Lonely Blonde Mixed Pack released earlier this month, Lonely Blonde gets another twist, this time in shandy form with added lemon flavors. 4.9% ABV.

Hacienda Beer Co.

  • DCBC Pilot Series Batch #2 – A 5.2% ABV rye lager, available on Saturday from the Wisconsin brewery.
  • Talking With Dinosaurs – This 7.0% ABV stout was made with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, and sea salt.

Heavy Rotation Brewing Company

  • Vacationer – A tropical wheat ale, back on tap, this beer pours 6% ABV and includes additions of coconut, hibiscus, passion fruit, pineapple, and tangerine.

Inbound BrewCO

  • Contains Bees – A blonde ale with creamy peanut butter and Minnesota honey. 5.2% ABV, 15 IBU. On draft and sold in liquor stores in 4-packs.
  • Haus Party Red Helles – “Think of it as a cross between an Irish red ale and a German lager, Inbound offers of its latest tapping.” 4.2% ABV, 28 IBU. The brewery is also participating in this weekend’s NOLO Beverage Crawl in North Loop, Minneapolis, and will be serving limited Shamrock Slushies on Friday.

Island City Brewing Company

Celebrating anniversary no. 6 this week, the Winona brewery is debuting several limited beers, including:

  • Buffalo Trace Barrel Aged Stout – Pouring 9.5% ABV, 18 IBU, and aged for one year, tapped on Wednesday.
  • Spruce Tip IPA – Made with 10 pounds of West Coast spruce tips Pilot batch #80., tapped on Wednesday.
  • Wee Heavy Scotch ale. 10.5% ABV with caramel and malt flavors. Tapped on Thursday.
  • Wine Barrel Aged Boysenberry infused sour, tapped on Thursday.

Junkyard Brewing Co.

  • Chemdawg Trails – “This New England Style IPA is brewed with Vic Secret, Simcoe, and BRU-1 hops, resulting in a deliciously juicy mango taste with a silky mouthfeel,” says Junkyard.
  • Slaps! – A sour ale with strawberry and rhubarb, plus doses of plum and hibiscus.

Lakeville Brewing Co.

  • Irish Dry Stout – One of three special new beers on tap in Lakeville, this is a traditional Irish-style dry stout poured on nitro. 5.7% ABV.
  • Rum Barrel-Aged Mittens Not Gloves – A double IPA at 9% ABV. The non-barrel-aged version is also on tap.
  • Rum Barrel-Aged Peko Porter – A Baltic-style porter at 8% ABV, aged in rum barrels. The non-barrel-aged version is also on tap, so flights of Peko and Mittens Not Gloves can give the full experience.

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Key Lime Pie Ale – A taproom release, “This ale was brewed with a biscuity pie-crust malt base, key lime juice, lime zest, a hint of vanilla and lactose for a full-bodied, tart, drinkable springtime sipper,” says Lake Monster.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

  • Two Boats – A dry Irish-style stout, served on nitro, CO2, and in a nonalcoholic format. The medium-body stout offers notes of roasted coffee and slight chocolate, with the alcohol versions pouring 5% ABV.

Left Hand Brewing Company

  • Dry Irish Stout Nitro – A new offering in the brewery’s nitro portfolio.

Number 12 Cider

  • Blarney – A green cider for St. Patrick’s Day.

Oliphant Brewing

  • 2Blazed2BPhased – A peaches and cream sour ale. 5% ABV.

OMNI Brewing Co.

On tap at Saturday’s St. Patrick’s Celebration:

  • Irish Red
  • Irish Stout

  • Leprechaun Lager

Pantown Brewing Company

  • Coffee Cream Ale – Tapped on March 8.
  • Cream Ale Hard Seltzer
  • Daytrader – A session IPA made with Sabro and Citra hops.
  • Irish Cream Milk Stout
  • Red Carpet – The first beer from new head brewery Pat Kealiher, tapped on March 1, is a Keller Pilsner pale lager with notes of honey, bread crust, lemon, and flowers, with a dry finish.
  • Ruckus Irish Red – The first Irish-style red ale from Pantown, tapped on Wednesday.

Portage Brewing Co.

  • Anywhere But Here – “Built from many parts, utilizing a myriad of premium English malts and Madagascar vanilla beans. Soft, decadent, warming, with notes of warm bread, toasted nuts, and vanilla cake,” Portage says of its 9.1% ABV vanilla Scotch ale.
  • Mango Sticky Rice – A popular New England-style IPA fruited with mango and coconut flavors, inspired by the Thai dessert. 7.2% ABV.

Rapids Brewing Co.

  • Bramblin’ Ma’am – Tapped for International Women’s Day last week, this 5.1% ABV kettle sour is bad with blackberry and lavender for a tart beer with a subtle sweetness.

Reads Landing Brewing Co.

  • Ice-Out – A Weizenbock strong bock style lager with notes of banana, spice, orange peel, apple, bubble gum, plus bready malt and toasted wheat. 8.0% ABV, 24 IBU.

Saint Paul Brewing

  • Pooka – An Irish-style cream porter on tap at Friday’s Saint Patrick’s Day party.

Shakopee Brewhall

  • Ominous Endeavors: Pie Fight – A banana cream pie stout, tapped on Tuesday.
  • The Riveter – The featured beer for Saint Patrick’s celebration, this is an Irish-style cream ale.

Surly Brewing Co.

  • Lemonade – “Not a shandy. Not a sour. Slightly tart with balanced sweetness” Surly explains, [It]s] bright, crisp, and lemony.

  • Nobody Likes Your Jam Band – A hazy IPA dry-hopped with Strata, Citra, and Idaho 7.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Spring Fling – A 9% ABV, 30 IBU maibock, gold in color with Bradley malt and Noble hop character.

Utepils Brewing Co.

  • Hoppestokk – A hoppy lager: 5.6% ABV, 36 IBU. To be sold in Utepils’ next mixed pack, coming next month.
  • Season of the Wit – “This mellow, yellow, fruity Belgian Style Wheat Ale was made to drink outside while jamming out to your favorite tunes,” says Utepils. 5.2% ABV, 12 IBU.

Venn Brewing Company

  • No One Cares – The 5.5% ABV basic brown ale is back.
  • Two Hour Lunch Break – A 4.3% ABV golden ale.

Wabasha Brewing Company

  • Blueberry Cream Ale – On tap as of last weekend.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Green Kölsch – On tap on Friday.
  • Mango Kölsch – A fruited Kölsch-style ale.

  • The Druid – A dry Irish-style stout.

Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

  • Bougie Berry Sour

Wild Mind Ales

  • Fiesta Fever – A light in body and crisp Mexican-style lager made with flaked rice and 2-row barley. 4.9% ABV.
  • High Strangeness – A 6.4% ABV Belgian-style pale ale with brett culture.
  • WLD WTR Infusions: Clear – Sold in 16-ounce cans, this 5mg THC beverage is made with Reverse osmosis carbonated and water-soluble, hemp-derived THC.
  • WLD WTR Infusions Serenity: Triple Berry – A combination of blackberry, raspberry, and blueberry features in this THC drink.

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