Hazy IPA Image from Rogue

Photo via Surly Brewing Co.

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. 


eady for it or not, Darkness is upon us. That means the big namesake imperial stout from Surly, plus Daylight Savings Time. We also see traditional seasonals with pumpkin, citrus, and holiday cookies showing up on our local liquor store shelves.

And while it’s great to celebrate the good times, beer can also benefit a cause. This week sixteen Minnesota breweries were announced as part of The Kōkua Project, raising funds for those affected by the Maui wildfires. More than 700 breweries are participating in total.

Participating local breweries are:

  • Arbeiter Brewing
  • Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
  • Forgotten Star Brewing Company
  • Gambit Brewing Co
  • Gravity Storm Brewery
  • Heavy Rotation Brewing
  • Kinney Creek Brewery
  • MetroNOME Brewery
  • Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
  • Omni Brewing
  • Rendezvous Brewing
  • Talking Waters Brewing Co.
  • Thesis Beer Project
  • Uncommon Loon Brewing Company
  • Union 32 Crafthouse
  • Wooden Hill Brewing Company

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.

Untitled Art New Zealand Style Lager 6pk 12oz –  Delicious and sippable New Zealand Style Lager great for any weekend activity. 5.5% ABV

Portage Single Origin Wet Hop IPA 4pk 16oz – Portage Brewing’s first wet hop beer brewed with 100% Amarillo® wet hops and T90 pellets, all grown at Crosby Hop Farm in Oregon’s beautiful Willamette Valley. The farm operates a 100% Salmon Safe and Global G.A.P. certified facility, helping to put people and the planet at the forefront of their operations. Single Origin Wet Hop IPA showcases a floral aroma of orange, melon, and apricot – and was made with 100% organic pale and Munich malts. 5.8% ABV

Fulton Hop Kingdom Imperial IPA 12pk 12oz – Hop Kingdom arose from this lineage to claim the throne as Minnesota’s Hop Royalty – a family of IPAs inspired by and made for Minnesotans. 6.2% ABV 

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.

Bemidji Brewing

  • Winter IPA “A seasonal New England-style IPA, with juicy fruit notes. Freezing and concentrating the aromatic compounds of the hop cones allows us access to the lupulin and oils that lend this beer intense aromas of tangerine, apricot, and papaya. White wheat provides a malt backbone that is as pillowy and soft as a fresh snowfall,” the brewery notes. 7.3% ABV, 65 IBU.

Duluth Cider

  • Polyjuice Potion A Halloween/Harry Potter fall semi-sweet cider with star anise, served with a black sea salt-rimmed glass.
  • Pumpkin Spice Las Lajas Coffee Cider – “We’ve taken our gold medal winning collab with our friends over at Duluth Coffee Company and autumnized it,” the cidery says. This new small batch, available today is described as sweet and boozy.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Spirit Foul The popular hazy IPA returns with revamped packaging. Strata and Mosaic hops combine for notes of passion fruit and more.

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • Cinnamon Dolce – A base stout infused with cinnamon and vanilla to complement its caramel and chocolate notes, then nitrogenated and sold in 12-ounce cans and on draft.

Hackamore Brewing Company

  • Candy Corn Cream Ale On tap for Halloween until the candy is gone. 5.4% ABV, 12 IBU.
  • Peach Ring Sour 5.7% ABV, 7 IBU

Hop & Barrel Brewing

  • Christmas Cookie Lager Inspired by spritz cookies, this lager is sweet and light, made with almond and vanilla, and brewed for Sam’s Christmas Village in Somerset, WI.
  • Rauchie Der Bar – “A smoked German lager. Available in the taproom only,” notes the Hudson Brewery.
  • Pastry Stout – The taproom will be rotating 15% ABV-infused imperial stouts: A Modest Proposal (tiramisu), Dear Diary (chocolate and coconut), and Mind Your Nanners (bananas foster). 

Indeed Brewing Company

Available for the taproom’s Flight Night event this past Monday in limited supply:

  • Bear Berries Hello, Milwaukee Lager infused with Red Berries Tea
  • Beershey’s Loretta’s dark lager infused with cocoa husks
  • Nut Joy Mixed Nuts cream ale infused with coconut flavor and cocoa husks
  • Watermelon Battlehead Sour watermelon Kölsch-style ale

La Doña Cervecería

  • Día de Muertos A new beer is available today as the brewery celebrates the holiday.

Mana Brewing Co.

  • Altbier
  • Black Sheep Stout A roasty stout with chocolate notes. Back on tap.
  • Pastry Stout – “This smooth and creamy stout is exploding with a variety of sweet flavors including chocolate, strawberry, vanilla, and bananas,” the brewery says. Poured on nitro at 8.3% ABV.

Mankato  Brewery

  • Hazy Butcher IPA A hazy variant of Mad Butcher made with thiolized yeast. On tap now and soon to be available in a Hop Pack mixed pack.
  • Hero Hazy IPA – “Back on tap for a limited time…with every sip, you’re supporting an incredible cause: some of the profits go to men’s health supporting the JZ Cancer Fund,” the brewery notes.
  • Reality Is Double IPA

Modist Brewing Co.

  • Solana Sunset A collaboration red IPA hopped and dry-hopped with Cryo Columbus, El Dorado, Centennial, and Idaho 7. 6% ABV. On draft today and in liquor stores next week.
  • Supra Deluxe Special Reserve This new Supra Japanese-style lager was aged in American oak foeders. It taps on Saturday and is in liquor stores next Tuesday. 6% ABV.

Nouvelle Brewing

  • Chase’s Pale A 5.9% ABV American pale ale with stone fruit, citrus, strawberry, pine, and earthy notes, plus a subtle sweetness.
  • Deep Dish “This New England IPA has a soft and creamy body brought to you by heavy amounts of wheat and oats.  Hopped in the whirlpool with Idaho 7 and Strata, then dry hopped with more of the same with the addition of Galaxy Spectrum hop oil, expect notes of guava, orange, peach, and passion fruit with a lightly dank finish,” the brewery says. 7% ABV.
  • Downshift A West Coast-style IPA with flavors of mango, grapefruit, pineapple, and resin. 7.2% ABV.
  • Lucky Rooster Biscuit, toffee, and sweet malt-forward flavors with a light roast finish, Lucky Rooster is a 5.3% ABV red ale.
  • Märzen A traditional Oktoberfest lager with toasted malt, and fresh bread crust flavors. 5.7% ABV.
  • Peanut Butter Monster A 10% ABV imperial stout conditioned on peanut butter cups, monster cookies, and honey-roasted peanuts.
  • PSL A pumpkin spice lager, pouring 7.4% ABV with caramel, baking spice, vanilla, and light roast coffee notes.

Oliphant Brewing

  • 2Cloned2GetStoned A key lime-flavored nonalcoholic THC tonic. 5mg THC, 10mg CBD, 40mg caffeine.

OMNI Brewing Co.

  • FAD: Vanilla FAD hazy IPA conditioned on vanilla beans.
  • Taps The hoppy red ale will debut for 2023 at the brewery’s seventh annual Veteran’s Fundraiser on Saturday.

Outstate Brewing Co.

  • I See You Pecan At Me A sweet hard seltzer with butter pecan, sweet coconut, chocolate, and brown sugar. 5% ABV.
  • Please Sir, I Want S’More A s’mores-inspired stout made with marshmallow, graham cracker, and chocolate, served on nitro.

Pantown Brewing Company

  • Killer Pumpkin Ale
  • Orange Pushup Featuring orange and vanilla flavors.
  • Trognor Smoked porter

Portage Brewing Company

  • Single Origin – A single hop IPA featuring fresh harvested Idaho 7 hops from Oregon.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • Lost Moon The Russian-style imperial stout is now available for the colder seasons.

Revelation Ale Works

  • Citrus Cover Band Loaded with wheat, and oats, this IPA is bursting with citrus vibes! Citra, Cashmere, and Ekuanot Cryo provide candied orange, lemon, and citrus notes with a hint of spice, the brewery says. 6.5% ABV.
  • Fusebox A blueberry-loaded kettle sour to kick off Revelation’s new sour series.
  • Night In The North says. A new black lager with chocolate and roasted coffee flavors with a crisp finish.

Rivers & Rails Brewing Company

  • Meandering Pumpkin
  • Oktomarz

Roundhouse Brewery

  • Witches Brew A spiced apple amber ale, pouring 5.7% ABV, 40 IBU.

Saint Paul Brewing

  • Caramel Apple Hard Seltzer
  • Cold One A cold IPA with ripe fruit, dank hops, and notes of melon, pean, and white grapes. 5.9% ABV.
  • Grand Design – The first beer of Porter Fest, with a new porter each Tuesday until 2024. Grand Design is a s’mores infusion.

Surly Brewing Co.

  • Abrasive – The 9.2% ABV assertive double IPA is back.

  • Darkness – Darkness 2023 is now available in liquor stores.

Utepils Brewing

  • Broomstacker
  • Minnator A malt-forward doppelbock with toast and butter biscuit tones.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Wagners Bay IPA Out now. Released

Wild Mind Ales

  • City Down South – An open-fermented saison dry-stopped with Strata. Expect notes of juicy fruit, kumquat, white pepper, and banana ice cream, the brewery says. 6.4% ABV, draft only.
  • WLD WTR Serenity: Triple Berry In a new can design and updated recipe with twice the THC and CBD.

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Blueberry Pi A pale ale brewed with Citra hops and lactose, then fermented on blueberries and conditioned on vanilla beans. 6.5% ABV.

Yellow Belly Cider

  • Caramel Apple A limited release available at Sapsucker Farms. 5.5% ABV.

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