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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.

Stonefruit is making a name for itself in beers this week. From the fruit itself to puree to hop-deriven sweetness, the apricot and peach flavors abound this week. Other popular ingredients include strawberries and blueberries, often complementing creamy and bright flavors.

A few breweries shared early news about their Pride Dabbler exclusives, which are as colorful and diverse as the rainbow, and other exclusive beers can be found in cans and bottles (which are becoming easier to purchase in-house at Minnesota breweries by the week).

 

 

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

Castle Danger Brewery Nebuchadnezzar Grapefruit IPA – Grapefruit, orange, citrus with a biscuit backbone, the brewery says of this beer that will appear at Pride Dabbler on Friday

Dangerous Man Brewing Company Queer Rye Apricot Saison – “Bright notes of stone fruit, hints of bready rye, like a fine apricot marmalade on a lil’ piece of rye toast,” the brewery says. A portion of sales benefit OutFront Minneapolis and Minnesota Transgender Health Coalition.

Fulton Brewing Co. Negroni Spritz – Fulton has three new ready to drink canned cocktails, made similar in process to their hard seltzer (no spirits) and at 7% ABV each.

Modist Brewing Co. Radiant Preserve – A new apricot and peach saison. On tap Saturday and in stores next week.

Spiral Brewery Gandalf the White Session IPA – One of two A juicy IPA with pineapple and mango notes along with biscuit and caramel malt character. On tap at Pride Dabbler.

New beers available this week

10K Brewing

  • Badass Blue Betty – A seasonal blueberry sour, back on tap.

22 Northmen Brewing Company

  • Big Wow – An IPA made with Galaxy, Idaho 7 and Cryo Citra hops. 7% ABV.
  • The Red Axe – A mixed culture ale sold in bottles.

Arbeiter Brewing

  • Under A Cherry Moon – A tart cherry blonde ale that debuted on Juneteenth for a live episode of Black Brewers Podcast.

Avery Brewing Co.

  • Island Rascal – A Belgian-style white ale (previously released as Liliko’i Kepolo) is back as with a rebrand as part of the “Rascal” beer line. “Island Rascal erupts with monumental passion fruit aroma and acidity along with a sublimely succulent finish,” Avery says.

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • LIGHTning – A low calorie lager, back on tap for ‘22 and the core beer in a mixed infusion 12-pack that hits liquor stores next week (with lime and grapefruit flavors). The original beer is available at the brewery, on tap, now.

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

  • Century Club – A brand new dry-hopped cold IPA featuring Centennial hops. This beer pours at 6.8% ABV, 70 IBU with notes of pine, grapefruit, and citrus with a dank finish, the brewery says.

Castle Danger Brewery

  • Honey Raspberry Wheat – A taproom exclusive, “This beer has a crisp, floral aroma with hints of rich berry,” Castle Danger says.
  • Nebuchadnezzar Grapefruit IPA – Top Flight selection

Copper Trail Brewing Co.

  • Clouded Judgement – A hazy IPA made with oats, wheat, and a blend of Citra, Azacca, and Ekuanot hops for notes of citrus, pineapple, and peach. 7.4% ABV, 67 IBU.
  • Pairografs – A Kölsch-style ale with raspberry, “This beer was brewed and created by a pair of Graf’s – father & son – Mark & Adam Graf,” the brewery says, and was tapped last weekend for Father’s Day.

Cuyuna Brewing

  • Belgian Tripel
  • Cranberry Apple Cider
  • Frozen Margarita Seltzer

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Heirloom Sipper – The collaboration Mexican-style corn lager is back, made with help from Nixta.
  • Queer Rye Apricot Saison – Top Flight seleciton

Destihl Brewing

  • SuckerPunch – A dill pickle sour ale made with real pickle brine. The beer is a gose base with zesty and garlicky pickle-like flavors and is sold in 4-packs of 12-ounce cans. 5.2% ABV, 20 IBU.

Drekker Brewing

  • Blackberry Cobbler Slang Du Jour – A pastry inspired sour with blackberry, plum, granola, brown sugar, lactose, cinnamon, and vanilla beans.
  • Braaaaaaaains! – The latest in this smoothie sour series is made with sea salt, lactose, and vanilla, as per usual, plus a fruity blend of blueberry, blackberry, and pineapple.
  • Hater Blockers – A double IPA with oats, chit, and spelt, plus a blend of Sabro, Mosaic and Citra hops.
  • Royal Bee – A honey cream double IPA made with local honey, lactose, plus a hop blend of Magnum, Hallertau Blanc, Ekuanot, and Mosaic.
  • What So Proudly We PRRRT – A Rocket Pop-inspired PRRRT with blueberry, raspberry, cherry, pineapple, and lime flavors.

Dual Citizen Brewing Company

  • Rodeo Queen – Expect flavors of grapefruit, white peach, and guava in this Pride Dabbler exclusive.

Duluth Cider

  • Easy Squeezy – A semi-dry and light-body low-ABV cider with added lemon and sea salt. 4.6% ABV.

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Grapefruit Radler – Back on tap and in cans for summer.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • High Five Alive – A fruit punch sour ale on pour at Pride Dabbler.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Main Boss – A big barrel-aged beer for summer solstice, this 13% ABV oatmeal/orgeat stout was aged in rum and bourbon barrels with coconut and almonds.
  • Lil’ Longhorn – A collaboration cold IPA made with Hold Out Brewing (Austin, TX), featuring experimental hops for juicy stone fruit notes. 5.9% ABV.

Fat Pants Brewing Co.

  • Material Girl – A pomegranate sour ale with both sweet and sour elements. On tap at Pride Dabbler.

Fulton Brewing Co.

Fulton has three new ready to drink canned cocktails, made similar in process to their hard seltzer (no spirits) and at 7% ABV each.

  • Gin & Tonic – Infused with juniper, coriander, cardamom, and lemon and lime zest.
  • Negroni Spritz (Top Flight selection)
  • Tiki Drink

HeadFlyer Brewing

  • Cool Like Dat – A new cold IPA made with Idaho 7, Centennial, and El Dorado hops. The final product is 6.8% ABV and offers tangerine and citrus flavors.
  • Strawberry Whip – A fruited beer made with flaked oats, milk sugar, and strawberry puree.

Heavy Rotation Brewing Company

  • Paloma Cerveza – A crisp lager bursting with bitter grapefruit, fresh lime and sea salt, the brewery says.
  • Purple Stuff Hard Water – One of two limited slushie flavors available through Sunday.
  • Reverb Raspberry Pastry Sour – One of two slushie flavors available now through Sunday.


Hoops Brewing

  • No. 20.1: Finn’s Finest Pale Ale – 6.6% ABV

Hop & Barrel Brewing Company

  • War Crow Hard Coffee – A cold press coffee-like beer made with locally sourced coffee beans. Available in “black” and “hazelnut,” the base beer offers bold, roasty flavors, including chocolate and dark fruit. In cans at the brewery now and hitting distribution in Wisconsin and Minnesota next month.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Glitzy Shades – Inbound’s flagship hazy IPA gets a big dose of extra fruit to push its already fruit-forward flavor, with more passion fruit, watermelon, cantaloupe, and strawberry. On tap at Pride Dabbler.

Junkyard Brewing Company

  • 9-to-5 IPA – A Dolly Parton-inspired dank IPA with pineapple and resin notes. Available at Pride Dabbler.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.

  • Bellini Seltzer – The weekly house infusion at Lakes & Legends.
  • Oh My Takei Pecan Pie Lager – A light and slightly bready pilsner base complimented by notes of toasted pecan and a hint of vanilla, the brewery says of its Pride Dabbler exclusive release.

Lakeville Brewing Co.

  • Made in the Haze Juicy Pale Ale – The featured beer for Lakeville’s sixth anniversary is a hazy pale ale with six hop varieties. “Looks like a hazy IPA, but drinks like an old school pale ale with a firm hop bitterness,” the brewery says, adding, “Aromatic notes of fresh pineapple, grapefruit zest, and grassy hops.” 5.7% ABV.

LTS Brewing Company

  • Popcorn Cream Ale – Made with 50 pounds of air-popped popcorn, this beer is a collaboration with Chaotic Good and tapped mid-June.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Apricot Blonde – A 5.5% ABV blonde ale with apricot.
  • Rainbow Revolution – Hooey IPA gets an infusion of raspberry, orange and lime sherbet in this limited Pride Dabbler one-off.

Modist Brewing Co.

  • Double Dreamyard – The New England-style double dry-hopped IPA, doubled. On tap Saturday and in stores next week.
  • Radiant Preserve – Top Flight selection
  • Sea Salt Lime Hard Seltzer – The first of two new hard seltzers, both made in collaboration with Deviant Minds for Pride Dabbler and debuting on Friday.
  • Watermelon Basil Hard Seltzer

Oliphant Brewing

  • Party Pail – A hazy pale ale with Citra and Mosaic hops. 5% ABV.

OMNI Brewing Co.

  • Melt: BlackBerry Lemon
  • Viktor Hargreeves – A witbier with strawberry and vanilla, made for Pride Dabbler on Friday.

Spiral Brewery

  • Gandalf the Gray Black IPA – One of those IPAs for Pride Dabbler, this IPA offers roasty, chocolate and toffee notes alongside more hop-forward flavors of pine and stonefruit, the brewery says.
  • Gandalf the White Session IPA – Top Flight selection

Steel Toe Brewing

  • These Boots IPA – “Aroma notes of fruit salad and a generous dry hop addition that brings tropical notes to the juicy deliciousness,” the brewery says. On tap at Pride Dabbler.

Stone Brewing

  • Peak Conditions – A double IPA made with West Coast-style hops and East Coast-style haze, plus the addition of real passion fruit, orange and guava. Back for a limited time. 8.1% ABV.

The Freehouse

  • Brad-ler – Bready sweetness meets crisp grapefruit in this radler, available at Pride Dabbler this Friday.

Umapped Brewing Co.

  • …Hazy One More Time – Peach flavors with additional notes of berries, citrus, and passion fruit in this Pride Dabbler exclusive.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Dazzle Me With Science: The Variant – This Pride take on Dazzle Me With Science offers notes of banana, peach, and tropical fruit.
  • Urban Lager – A new house lager for the summer. 5% ABV, 10 IBU.

Venn Brewing Company

  • You’re Killin’ Me, Smalls – A West Coast-style pale ale made with Idaho 7, Simcoe, and Strata hops. 5.1% ABV

Wabasha Brewing Company

  • Radical Haze – Back on tap this Saturday.

Waldmann Brewery

  • Hefeweizen – Brewed with central European Pilsner malts and floor-malted wheat malt, this traditional-style hefe offers banana and clove-like flavors. 5.2% ABV.

War Pigs Brewing

  • A Light in the Black – A new German-style Pilsner, exclusive to the Mk. II variety pack.
  • Blinding Light Show – A new IPA sold only in the Mk. II variety pack, along with A Light in the Black, Foggy Geezer, and Four Phantoms.

Wild Mind Ales

  • All My Friends – A hazy IPA at 6.7% ABV with notes of white grape, ripe berries, lime zest, papaya, and sugar cookies with a soft, yet ful, body, the brewery says.

Have a new beer we should know about? Send the details to newbeer@beerdabbler.com for inclusion in Freshies.