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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. 


ow many Oktoberfests until October? Frankly, we don’t know but there are several more harvest fests taking place across the state this weekend, next weekend, and through next month too. Crisp, sessionable lagers borne of German tradition are common right now, as are fresh hop beers that are just starting to hit tap lines.

What other new flavors are on tap this week?

There is a uniquely dry-hopped brown ale, a sunflower seed lager, a dark hefeweizen-style beer, a benefit for Maui, and a beer designed to pair with grilled meats, among others.

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.

Barrel Theory Triple Berry Smoothie Sour 4pk 16oz – Smoothie style sour ale with strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, and marshmallow fluff. 6% ABV 

Fair State Stranger In The Alps Lager 4pk 16oz –  Stranger in the Alps is something we’re calling an Alpine lager—a pale lager brewed with lemon balm and fresh foraged spruce tips from Duluth. 5.1% ABV 

Luce Line Ecstatic Static West Coast IPA 4pk 16oz – A modern take on West Coast IPA, Ecstatic Static is brewed with a lean malt bill and is generously hopped with Citra Cryo, Simcoe, and Strata. Expect a dry, fully saturated IPA with notes of bright orange, peach, melon, and dank, with a moderate bitterness. 7.5% ABV 

Portage Miles + Miles Tart Beer 4pk 16oz – The tropical conditions we’ve been experiencing this summer, mean we all need something refreshing. Brewed with massive amounts of mango and pineapple puree, Miles and Miles is tart, thirst-quenching, and full of tropical character. 6.9% ABV 

Wild State Apple Pie Hard Cider 4pk 12oz –  A holiday special, be sure to bring some home to share! The name explains it all. Yum. 5.9% ABV

Shop for the newest beer at Dabbler Depot

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

Badger Hill Brewing Company

  • I Think We’re Alone Now! A German-style festbier lager with citrus and grape flavors.

BlackStack Brewing

  • DM’s ⁣A combination of Strata, Nelson Sauvin, Idaho 7, and Mosaic Cryo hops in a 10.0% ABV triple dry-hopped triple IPA.
  • Wasting Away A 5.2% ABV Mexican-style lager and unofficial tribute to Jimmy Buffet.
  • What’s The Beef? – A collaborative Vienna lager, pouring 5.1% ABV with help from Bricksworth and Modist. “The perfect tube of beer to pair with your tubed meats,” says BlackStack.

Chanhassen Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfest A Marzen-style lager is on tap now. The brewery hosts an Oktoberfest party beginning at 10 a.m. on Saturday.

Drastic Measure Brewing

  • Alternative Measures: Pink Lemonade – A 10 mg Δ9 THC seltzer. 0% ABV and available for off-sale consumption only.
  • Electric Head – A 6.4% ABV pastry sour.
  • Oktoberfest – On tap now as the brewery celebrates the season.

Foremost Brewing Cooperative

  • Festbier “Inspired by the traditional Marzen Oktoberfest beers and new Festbiers, this beer combines the best of both styles. Brewed with traditional German hopping and lagering which retains the expected body, as well as the ‘bready’ flavors. It’s a great balance between traditional and new-age brewing,” the brewery says. 6.5% ABV,  24 IBU.

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Cider Donut Beer – First pour at 5 pm today, “A collaboration with Adventure Club Brewing in Bayfield brewed for Apple Fest, this light amber ale is blended with a small amount of fresh cider and spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg,” the brewery says. 4.5% ABV, 18 IBU.
  • Festbier

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Always Be The Same – An oak foeder-aged lager with notes of English muffin and marmalade, the brewery says. 5.2% ABV.

Foxhole Brewhouse

  • Stark A crisp session IPA made with Simcoe, Amarillo, and  Sorachi Ace hops.

Gambit Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfest
  • The Angels Have The Phone Box A double dry-hopped American brown ale, hopped with Citra, and pouring at 7.1% ABV.

Garphish Brewing Company

  • Boat Launch Stout 6.2% ABV

Giesenbräu Bier Co.

  • Bräu Bräu Bräu “This bier is a traditional German Festbier like what you’d find at the Wiesn in Munich. Medium maltiness, medium bitterness, maximum festiveness,” says the brewery. They host an Oktoberfest party on Oct. 6-7.
  • Dožínky Pils – Brewed for last week’s Czech-themed Dožínky Festival.

Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

  • Dazzler – A fresh hop ale with Hardebeck Farm-grown Cascade for green, earthy, and juicy flavors.
  • Mad Goat Märzen

Gravity Storm Brewery

  • Homemade Music – A watermelon wheat ale at 4.9% ABV, 19 IBU.
  • Time Loves a Hero – Tapped for the 9/11 Heroes Run, this is a 4.5% ABV, 15 IBU American light lager.

Indeed Brewing Company

  • Pumpkin Spice Pistachio Cream Ale – A limited seasonal release available at Indeed’s Oktoberfest party.

Insight Brewing

  • Schickemode Festbier This Oktoberfest beer is malt-driven and has a 5% ABV.

Invictus Brewing Co.

  • Hard Root Beer Tapped last week.

Kinney Creek Brewery

  • Rochtoberfest
  • Teddy Bear – A brand new cream ale with fruity notes.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Boris v.3 Available today, Boris v.3 is made with yuzu. It’s a foeder-aged mixed culture ale that pours at 11.2% ABV and is sold in 375-milliliter bottles and on draft.
  • Sword Maiden – A barrel-aged imperial smoked porter, sold in two variants: barrel-aged (peated) and (non-peated). On draft today and also sold in 330-milliliter bottles.

Mana Brewing Co.

  • Oktoberfest
  • Triple Berry Gosè – “Infused with real raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries,” Mana explains.

Nine Mile Brewing

  • My Darling, Helianthus – A lager made with European Pilsner malts, a touch of wheat, and malted sunflower seeds, this unique beer has floral and grassy notes with an added nutty character and a dry finish. 5.2% ABV.

North 20 Brewing

  • Oktoberfest Malty and medium-bodied, this Marzen-style seasonal lager is 6.0% ABV, 22 IBU.

Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub

  • Oktoberfest This annual release tapped on Wednesday.

Oliphant Brewing

  • Blizzard of ’91 Oliphant’s annual pumpkin pecan brown ale, tapping at Saturday’s anniversary party.
  • Hot Pickle Beer On tap for Oliphant’s 9th anniversary party on Saturday, this is a pickle beer with spice.
  • Monster Truck Buddies A 9th anniversary hazy triple IPA with Strata, Nectaron, and Sabro hops. Releasing this Saturday at the brewery.
  • Practitioner Of Duck Arts Volume 1.66 “A 13.5% ABV imperial stout aged in 45th Parallel bourbon barrels for both 9 and 18 months, releasing at our 9th Anniversary party on Saturday, September 23,” says the Somerset, WI brewery.

Portage Brewing Company

  • Seasons Change A German-style Oktoberfest lager made with all German ingredients, roasty and slightly malty. 5.%% ABV.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • PryesFest Märzen-style lager

Schram Haus Brewery

  • Caddie’s Tip Pilsner Tapped earlier this month, this is a crisp and light German-style Pilsner. 5.5% ABV, 28 IBU.
  • Hard Seltzer – New flavor additions include Lavender, Mexican Shile, Pineapple Rosemary, and Strawberry.
  • Oktobierfest On tap as the brewery hosts an Oktoberfest celebration from 12-10 pm on Saturday.

Snarky Loon Brewing Co.

  • Schwartz Bier – On tap Saturday at Snarktoberfest.
  • Sticky Nuts On tap Saturday.

South By Southeast Brewing

  • Freedom The Scotch ale returned earlier this month.

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • Bungalow Island The 7.2% ABV American stout returns.
  • Mosvictra A 7.5% ABV hazy IPA, back on tap.
  • Oktoberfest The brewery’s award-winning Marzen-style lager is back and featured at an Oktoberfest celebration on Saturday.

The Freehouse

  • Oktoberfest – A rich and toasty traditional German-style lager “with light bread crust notes, creamy caramel flavor, and a slight sweetness,” says Freehouse.

Venn Brewing Company

  • Lunch Enthusiast – A 5.0% ABV American-style Pilsner, newly-tapped.

Waconia Brewing

  • Raspberry Filled Birthday Cake – A 5-gallon, one-day-only cask will tap on Sunday.

Waldmann Brewery

  • Festbier
  • Oktoberfest Märzen-style lager.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Critical Path Available today, Critical Path is a hazy IPA with oats, wheat, and a hop profile that includes Cascade, Citra, Strata, and Nelson Sauvin for juicy and tropical flavors. 7.6 % ABV.
  • Death Metal Yoga This new hazy IPA pours at 7.1% ABV with flavors of yuzu, apricot, peach, and honeydew melon, the brewery says.

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Kokua – “We are proud to be one of the hundreds of breweries participating in Maui Brewing Co’s Kōkua project to support relief efforts following the Maui wildfires. This collaboration Session IPA will be available as a taproom-exclusive, and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the Maui Brewing Co. Fire Fund,” the brewery says. 4.2% ABV.
  • Shark Bait Slushy A limited hard seltzer frozen cocktail flavored with blue raspberry and lemonade. 5% ABV.

Wooden Ship Brewing Co.

  • Evil Minion Described as a dark hefe-style, Evil Minion offers roasty malt flavors along with mild banana and clove. 5.1% ABV.
  • Rye Rye, Captain – “A dry stout made with two different kinds of rye malt,” the brewery notes. 5.2% ABV.

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