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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. 

Fall is the season of spice. While “pumpkin spice” contains no pumpkin and the alternate term of “fall spices” leaves a lot to the imagination, we see all these themes surfacing throughout the food and beverage industry, including beer. Not only do we get pastry-style stouts and cookie Christmas ales though; but this week also has a depth of saisons pouring for a more subtle take on spiced beer.

Beyond spice, we also have varied lagers flowing, juicy, and hazy IPAs, fresh hopped ales, and creative collaborations within and outside the beer industry. And that’s just an overview of the Freshies listed, in total, below.

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.

Hubbards Cave Fresh Hop Citra Hazy Imperial IPA 4pk 16oz – Hopped exclusively with Citra hops. 8.5% ABV 

Portage Leaves Of Fall Maple Pastry Stout 4pk 16oz – A beer to warm you up, made with maple syrup, maple granola, fall spices, vanilla bean, and fenugreek. 8.6% ABV 

Artisanal Brew Works Warheads Xtreme Ale Case 4pk 16oz – WarHeads® Extreme Sour Candy Ale is made in collaboration with Impact Confections, the makers of WarHeads® candies. Just like the candy, these beers are sweet, sour, and crushable pint after pint! Original flavors included are Blue Raspberry, Watermelon, Black Cherry, Green Apple, and Lemon. 5% ABV 

Falling Knife Splash Casualty Cocktail Sour 4pk 16oz – Tepache-style cocktail sour with pineapple, ginger, and a hint of cinnamon. 5% ABV 

Lagunitas Born Yesterday Fresh Hop Ale 6pk 12oz – Born Yesterday is a newborn version of Lagunitas New Dogtown Pale, with a fresh addition: Virgin hops from the trellised lands of the verdant Yakima Valley. Unkilned for an immaculate reception. Then deliver the resulting lil’ brew in 24hrs. 7.2% 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.

10K Brewing

  • Crazy Hazy – Hazy IPA
  • I Cannot Believe It’s Not Hard Cider – Sometimes the name says it all. This apple ale is also made with peach and basil.

AEGIR Brewing Company

  • Blood of the Allfather – “72 bottles of our 2022 Blood Orange Imperial Porter are now available in the taproom and a very limited amount is available on tap (7 gallons),” the brewery notes. Effective this week.
  • Stacy’s Mom – A 6% ABV, 20 IBU hazy IPA, back on tap earlier this month.

Back Channel Brewing Co.

  • Justice Page – A purple-hued sour Berliner ale.

Bucks Mill Brewing

  • Buck Light The American lager is back on tap.
  • Hop Bine  “Comet lends a unique grassy/herbal flavor commonly referred to as wild American. Our hop cones made it into our whirlpool within 24 hours of being harvested,” the brewery says of its 5.8% ABV, 35 IBU fresh hop ale.
  • Castle Danger Brewery
    Mosaic Fresh Hop IPA – Available now, and featured at Fresh Hop Fest on Saturday afternoon along with two taproom-exclusive fresh hop releases.

Duluth Cider

  • Hot Mulled Hard Cider – Available through winter at Duluth Cider, including two new flavors:
    • Chamomile Vanilla Gitch
    • Chocolate Cherry Las Lajas
  • Sour Patch A semi-sweet cider with tart strawberry, raspberry, and lemon flavors.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Grodziskie – A 3.9% ABV smoked wheat, Polish-style beer. “This taproom-only brew is crispy, high carb, and surprisingly bitter with campfire notes and a lemon/herb hop aroma,” the brewery says.

Fulton Brewery

  • Bear Necessities – “This beer was a scaled-down batch of the new Hop Kingdom imperial IPA to test various hops. This batch didn’t give us as much brightness as we were hoping to have for the final imperial recipe, so we sent it to the taproom to be enjoyed while we adjusted,” explains Fulton.
  • Hef Reardon – A taproom exclusive hefeweizen.
  • No Control – A low-ABV cold IPA is available at the North Loop taproom. Hop-forward and “just bitter enough,” the brewery says.

Great Lakes Brewing Co.

  • Barrel Aged Christmas Ale – Available in limited supply in 4-pack, 16-ounce can packaging.
  • Christmas Ale – A holiday seasonal made with ginger, cinnamon, and honey.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Four Leaf Cleaver “This West Coast-style, double dry hopped IIPA is packed with juicy, citrusy, and piney hops and complemented with a creamy mouthfeel,” says Inbound. 9% ABV, 82 IBU. On draft now and in stores soon.

Indeed Brewing Company

  • Jay’s Hard Kombucha: Blackberry-Hibiscus-Sage – A collaboration hard kombucha, pouring 5% ABV and only available at Indeed.

Jack Pine Brewery

  • Spare Parts Recently retapped.

LocAle Brewing Company

  • River Bramble – A lightly tart ale made with real blackberry and raspberry puree.
  • Sweater Weather “Sweater Weather is a 10% ABV imperial red ale brewed with pale and rye malts, Demerara sugar, and freshly harvested Civil Sass Hops dried whole cone MN Chinook hops,” the Mankato brewery explains.

Loons Landing Brewery

  • Coconut Cage – A 4.7% ABV, 35 IBU tropical stout.
  • Golden Ticket – A Munich-style helles lager with a sweet, grainy malt bill and floral/herbal/subtle spice hop notes. 5.1% ABV, 21 IBU.

Lost Sanity Brewing

  • Kookaloo – The salted lime lager returned for a limited time earlier this month.
  • Personality Disorder – A rich porter with “modest bitterness,” the brewery says. “Brewed with select domestic and imported malts and hops from our neighbors down at Tonne Century Farms.”

LTS Brewing Company

A limited batch fall flight sampler is available now:

  • Apple Crisp Apple Ale
  • Bourbon Caramel How Now
  • Drunken Pumpkin
  • Maple Pecan Oktoberfest

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Night Witch 2023 – A barrel-aged imperial stout aged in Woodford Reserve Double Oaked Bourbon barrels and Heaven Hill Bernheim Wheat Whiskey Barrels. 13.2% ABV. Available at Lupulin today and in stores next week.
  • Two Nutz – A brown ale with caramel, toffee, and roasted coffee flavors. 

Modist Brewing Co.

  • Granny Smith – A new THC-infused sparkling water made with apple puree and apple juice. 10mg per can.

Nine Mile Brewing

  • Saison de Rècolte – A Bent Paddle collaborative saison with added Minnesota honey, lavender blossom, and buckwheat.

Pantown Brewing Company

Four beers are tapping for Flannel Fest on Saturday:

  • Caramel Apple Seltzer
  • Mango-Habanero
  • Mini Donut 
  • Smores Stout

Also available:

  • Killer Pumpkin Ale
  • Trogdor Smoked porter

Portage Brewing Company

Three new beers are available at the taproom now and heading to liquor stores soon:

  • As Old As Time – This is a wood-aged Vienna lager made primarily with European ingredients but co-fermented with locally sourced maple. “The entire fermentation underwent a slight transformation from the wood, complementing the beer with notes of honey, graham crackers, maple, and cacao,” the brewery says. 5.4% ABV.
  • Deepest Of Seas – Southern hemisphere hops shine in a new 6.5% ABV double dry-hopped New England-style IPA with juicy passion fruit and grapefruit-like flavors.
  • Leaves Of Fall The ingredient list on this 8.6% ABV pastry stout includes maple syrup, maple granola, fall spices, vanilla bean, and fenugreek. 

Schell’s Brewery

  • Wit Beer – A small batch of Bier Halle exclusive, tapping today, with a smooth body and notes of orange. 4.96% ABV.


Spiral Brewery

  • The Destination A dark lager collaboration with Treasure Island casino.

Surly Brewing Co.

  • Seventeen – A blend of strong red ale and wee heavy, aged in Tattersall Bitter Orange Liqueur barrels and 10-Year Henry McKenna Bourbon barrels. 11% ABV.
  • Wet A limited fall wet-hopped IPA made with 301 Cryo Wet Citra, Simcoe, and Mosaic hops. Sold in 4-packs.

Under Pressure Brewing Company

  • Charmed – A limited fall pumpkin ale with white chocolate. Tapped last Wednesday.

Utepils Brewing

  • Smokey the Beer – The smoked lager is back for fall. Utepils also just introduced a THC gummy expansion of their Bandwagon seltzer product line (available in key lime and orange flavors).

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Harvest Ale – A fresh hop ale, available since Thursday.
  • North Star Belgian Triple – On tap today as Waconia Brewing celebrates its ninth year.

Wild Mind Ales

  • City Down South – A saison dry-hopped with Strata, with notes of juicy fruit, kumquat, white pepper, and banana ice cream, the brewery says.
  • Polyphia – A collaboration with Celestial Beer Works and the band Polyphia.

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Pixie Catcher – A 4.5% ABV sweet and tart ale with cranberry and raspberry, plus vanilla beans.

Wooden Ship Brewing Company

  • Grapefruit Cardamom Saison A 5.8% ABV French-style saison with added fruit and spice.
  • I Have Achieved My Final Form – A 6.2% ABV “Fernet blonde,” made with spent botanicals from Earl Giles Distilling.
  • New Scoot Boofin’ – A 6.1% ABV hazy IPA made with Azacca, Galaxy, and Mosaic hops.
  • Pilsner A crisp German-style Pilsner, is now available. 5.3% ABV.

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