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. 

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ne of Minnesota’s premiere beer events takes place in Duluth on Saturday, All Pints North, hosted by the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild. While beer fans from afar will head north to the scenic festival, there are also plenty of new, limited, and time-tested offerings on pour everywhere in Minnesota, whether in the suburbs, the city, or at the newly open Whit Wort in Gibbon.

Trends of the week highlight summer wheats and sours, both sessionable and imperial, as well as varied options taking advantage of Minnesota’s new laws allowing beer to-go packages and even a THC cider.

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

Back Channel Bladerade – This 5.25% ABV New England-style pale ale offers notes of pineapple, passion fruit, and coconut cream.

Duluth Cider Cactus Candy – A semi-dry cider with prickly pear and agave. 6.5% ABV.

Indeed Brewing Company Haul In – A sea salt lemon lager brewed with seafood pairings in mind, the beer offers notes of orange blossom and citrus on the nose, Indeed says. 5.2% ABV, 10 IBU.

Minneapolis Cider Company Trail Magic – A non-alcoholic, THC cider.

Talking Waters Brewing Co. Ebb & Flow – A Mosaic-hopped IPA tapped for the brewery’s sixth anniversary last week.

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450 North Brewing Co.

  • Nectar Juice Smoothie-Style Sour Ale

903 Brewers

  • Almond Cookie Flavored Stout
  • Cerveza Por Favor Mexican Lager
  • Hard Seltzer Slushy: Blueberry Cheesecake

Artisanal Brew Works

  • WarHeads Extreme Sour Ale Variety Pack

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Munich Helles

Drekker Brewing Company

  • Braaaaaaaains Mango Lemon Lime Double Fruit Smoothie Sour
  • Doomsday Device Double IPA
  • Goon Platoon Double IPA
  • When Life Gives You PRRRTS Strawberry Guava Pink Lemonade

Eagle Park Brewing

  • Ridged Chips NEIPA

Falling Knife & Toppling Goliath

  • Raging Demon Hazy DDH DIPA

The Fermentorium

  • Sombrilla Oscura Mexican-Style Dark Lager

Hop & Barrel Brewing

  • 5th Triple TIPA

Humble Forager 

  • Coastal Sunset Fruited Dessert Sour with Banana, Pineapple, Pecans, Vanilla Beans, and Cinnamon
  • Pin Seeker Pilsner

Indeed Brewing Company

  • “Haul In” Sea Salt Lemon Lager
  • Tangerine Cream Ale

Lupulin Brewing

  • Stick Puddles Strawberry Rhubarb Imperial Sour Ale

Untitled Art & Lua Brewing

  • Piña Colada Smoothie Seltzer

Young Blood Beer Co. 

  • Code name: YouTube Surgery New England Triple IPA
  • Marconi Plays the Mamba Tropical-Style Sour Ale with Plum and Cara Cara Orange
  • She’s a Tornado with Pigtails Hazy IPA

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • Royal Pineapple Sour Ale
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New beers available this week

22 Northmen Brewing Company

  • Brick Wit-House – “Wheat based Belgian summer ale showcasing a phenolic and ester forward yeast character, ground coriander and orange peel,” the brewery says. 5.6% ABV.

Alloy Brewing Company

  • HAZY: Hops and Thunder – With artwork inspired by MCU, this is a hazy IPA “where hops and thunder collide.” Specifically, it’s a 6.2% ABV, 31 IBU concoction made with Idaho Gem and 09326 hops, on tap now.

Angry Inch Brewing

  • British Golden Ale – “Featuring a soft floral aroma, subtle golden apple like sweetness, and a crisp, dry finish,” the brewery says of this Choo Choo series limited release.
  • Love Potion #208 – A white grape and basil hard seltzer.

Back Channel Brewing Co.

  • Bladerade – Top Flight selection
  • Brewhouse Rocks! – A West Coast-style IPA with dank, bright, and citrusy notes, the brewery says. 7.25% ABV.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

  • Frooty Toots – A taproom exclusive sour ale made with blackberry and pineapple. 7.6% ABV.

Boom Island Brewing Co.

  • Squeeze Play – Available at the brewery and in 16-ounce cans, Squeeze Play is an unfiltered wheat ale with tangerine and lime. 5% ABV.

Copper Trail Brewing Company

  • Dock Lemonade

Duluth Cider

  • Berries, Beets, Battlestar Galactica – “Earthy fermented beet juice is rounded out with tart refreshing raspberry in this dry co-fermented cider.”
  • Cactus Candy – Top Flight selection

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Business Decisions – HBC 586 and Strata hops are the core of this double dry-hopped double IPA. At 8.3% ABV, the hop profile gives notes of both strawberry and tropical fruits.

Garphish Brewing Company

  • Bethel Light Lager
  • Stalker Lake IPA

Heavy Rotation Brewing Company

  • Gordie’s Go To – A hazy IPA made with a blend of Sabro, Citra, and Citra Lupomax hops.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Mango Lovshake – Lovshake milkshake-style IPA gets a dose of juicy mango. 6.9% ABV, 11 IBU, and available at the brewery.

Indeed Brewing Company

  • Haul In – Top Flight selection

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Belgian Session Pale Ale – The first in a series of pilot batch light and low ABV Belgian-style ales. This batch “features robust Bohemian Pilsner malt, citrusy Lotus hops, and spicy Ardennes yeast,” the brewery says.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

  • Farmer’s Market – A one-off fruited beer tapped for Thursday’s farmer’s market event, which took place at the brewery.

Little Thistle Brewery

  • Blackberry Lemon – A 5% ABV gluten-reduced hard seltzer.
  • Foreign Culture – A tart watermelon sour at 4.5% ABV.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Sticky Puddles – A 9% ABV imperial sour ale made with strawberry, rhubarb, honey, and cinnamon.

Minneapolis Cider Company

  • Trail Magic – Top Flight selection

Montgomery Brewing Company

  • Apricot Blonde Ale – Brewed for Kolacky Days, which ran July 22-24.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • Idyll Forest Parasol – “Delicately sweet Sauvignon Blanc wine and a fragrant, blonde wild ale danced in oak barrels for months before being bottle-conditioned. Parasol is bright, effervescent, and layered with intrigue,” the brewery says. “Join us for its release at the taproom on Saturday, July 30.”

Rapids Brewing Co.

  • Berry Gose Kettle Sour – “This beer starts with a two day brew of a traditional kettle sour, utilizing raw grain steep in wort, and the natural microbes that rest on the kernels. Keeping true to the gose style, a dose of salt is added in the kettle. The honeyberry juice is added into the fermenter, which is what makes this beautiful beer pop with bright maroon and ruby highlights,” the brewery says. Tapped last week and limited.
  • Nifty Fifty-TWO – An annual pale ale release (that began for a fiftieth birthday celebration), this year’s version is dry-hopped with BRU-1 and El Dorado hops for sweet pineapple and tropical fruit flavors along with a soft body and notable bitterness.

Revelation Ale Works

Recently tapped at Revelation:

  • Blood Orange Wheat
  • Kittz Golden Lager – A golden lager brewed for the Kittson County Fair recently.
  • Margarita Seltzer
  • Peace Dog Pale Ale
  • Strawberry Rhubarb Smoothie Sour

Rivers & Rails Brewing Company

  • Boogie Blonde
  • Midnight Train Porter 
  • Stack Train Juicy – Back on tap.

Roundhouse Brewery

  • Coal Train Porter – Available now in cans at select stores and in-house at the brewery.

Saint Paul Brewing

  • Upside Down – “A smooth, hazy IPA with notes of pineapple, citrus, tropical stone fruits, and pine,” the brewery says, with a slightly bitter finish.

Shakopee Brewhall

  • Belma West Coast IPA – Available at the brewery today.

Sisyphus Brewing

Multiple special beers are available for Sisyphus’ eighth anniversary, which is being celebrated all week long.

  • Cake Beer – Tapped on Thursday.
  • Cucumber Pils – Tapped earlier this week.
  • Don’t Brew this Alone – Available in bottles (limited) and on draft this Saturday, Don’t Brew this Alone is a maple syrup double barrel-aged imperial stout.
  • It’s Not on the Menu – A double barrel-aged imperial stout, available in limited bottles (today) and on tap as well.

Snarky Loon Brewing Co.

  • Morning Haze – Back on tap.

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • Bearded Man Old Ale – Back on tap now.
  • Fishing Buddies – Tapped last weekend, this strawberry vanilla smoothie sour ale is back.
  • Peak Experiences – West Coast-style IPA
  • Socks & Sandals – A hazy IPA, recently tapped in Annandale.

Spiral Brewery

  • Double Downward Spiral – A “sweet, resiny, malty, and hoppy double IPA,” the brewery says.

Talking Waters Brewing Co.

  • Ebb & Flow – Top Flight selection
  • Tongue Twister – Blackberry meets lime meets vanilla, all in a smoothie sour-style beer.

Whit Wort Brewing Co.

Open since June in Gibbon, with a grand opening planned for September, the new brewery is currently pouring:

  • 3 Legged Bunny – Light lager
  • Down and Dirty – American porter
  • Gibbon Red – Red ale
  • Hard Seltzer
  • Island Hopper Blonde – An award-winning homebrew recipe, once poured at Union 32, and now featured at Whit Wort.

Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

  • Shhh – A wheat beer made with hefeweizen yeast for banana notes, plus strawberry-like flavors from the use of Strata hops. 6.8% ABV, 38 IBU. A strawberry/banana beer without any fruit added.
  • ¡Vámonos! – A 5.2% ABV, 14 IBU Mexican-style lager, “We chose to combine smooth malt flavors of Vienna lager with light body of flaked maize, and kept it continental with American lager yeast. Our new age spin is New Zealand hop Wakatu, which offers a subtle lime note,” the brewery says.

Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

  • Mosaic – A West Coast-style IPA dry-hopped with Mosaic. 6.5% ABV.

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