The garden at Bang Brewing in St. Paul • Photo via Bang Brewing

Dangerous Man + Falling Knife’s Yacht Rock-olada • Photo via Dangerous Man Brewing

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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here are a few throwback styles mixed into Freshies this week alongside the new crafty seltzers, fruited ales, THC drinks, summer s’mores and more. It’s another week until the Minnesota State Fair begins, which offers some of the state’s most creative beers. This time around we have a healthy mix of cucumber gose, POG drinks and even multiple brown ale sightings.

Each week, the Beer Dabbler team highlights five of the most tantalizing new beers available around the great state of Minnesota that we’re most excited to try. Top Flight beers are not necessarily available for purchase at Dabbler Depot–call for availability. 

Bauhaus Brew Labs Dampf Punk – This is a Bavarian-style dampfbier at 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU, pouring copper in color with light malt tones and banana and clove-like flavors from the use of hefeweizen yeast.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company Cucumber Cooler Hard Seltzer – A seltzer made with cucumber, lemon, lime, and local honey. 6% ABV.

Oliphant Brewing Festbier – It’s Oktoberfest in Somerset (and area liquor stores).

Ursa Minor Brewing Pink Lady Slipper – “A kettle sour that has been matured on a blend of locally foraged grapes and aronia. It even has some rosé wine characteristic,” says Ursa Minor.

Venn Brewing Company No One Cares – The brown ale with the tongue-in-cheek name is back.

Now Available for purchase at Dabbler Depot, 1545 7th St W, St. Paul, MN 55102

3 Floyds Brewing

  • Munsterfest Oktoberfest

Arbeiter Brewing Co. 

  • Your Opacity Hazy IPA

Aslin Beer Co. 

  • Baby Shark IPA

Aval Cidre Artisanal

  • Gold
  • Rosé

Burning Brothers Brewing

  • Midway Gluten-Free American Lager 

Central Waters Brewing Company

  • Raspberry Kringle Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels

Drekker Brewing Co.

  • Doomsday Device DIPA

Dual Citizen Brewing Company

  • Good Good Hazy Oat IPA

Firestone Walker Brewing Company

  • 2022 Gold Rider Vintage No.01 Blended Ale Aged in Cognac & Orange Bitters Barrels with Fresh Lemon Juice

Half Acre Brewing Company

  • IPA Your Way DDH IPA
  • Lager Town Oktoberfest

Junkyard Brewing

  • Quarter Pounder NEIPA
  • Super Slush Blue Raspberry

Lift Bridge Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfestbier

Lupulin Brewing

  • Radiant Roadrunner DDH Triple IPA

Modist Brewing Company

  • Gravity Still Sucks! DDH NE DIPA

MORE Brewing Company

  • Oktoberfest

New Belgium Brewing Company

  • Voodoo Ranger 1985 Mango IPA
  • Variety Pack

Noon Whistle Brewing

  • Squishy Gummy Hazy IPA
  • Radical New Therapy Hazy DIPA

Oliphant Brewing

  • Dracula Weed West Coast–Style IPA
  • Festbier

Schell’s Brewery

  • Fresh Prints Cold IPA

Squoze Hard Seltzer

  • Hard Ice Tea 
  • Tangerine

Starkeller Brewery

  • Peach Mixed-Culture Berliner Weisse

Steel Toe Brewing

  • Size 7 IPA

Surly Brewing Company

  • Shutter Shades DDH DIPA

Two Roads Brewing Company

  • Roadsmary’s Baby Rum Barrel–Aged Pumpkin Ale

Ursa Minor Brewing 

  • Pterodactyl Screams Hazy IPA

WarPigs Brewing USA

  • Mutagenic Alchemy IPA with Yuzu Peel and Meyer Lemon
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New beers available this week across Minnesota

22 Northmen Brewing Company

  • Tropical Hotbox – A 5.9% ABV smoked wheat ale with bright grapefruit notes. 5.9% ABV.

Alloy Brewing Company

  • Chris’s Coffee ‘What Happened?!’ Bourbon Cream Ale – An employee appreciation series release, this is a bourbon cream ale with bold coffee flavors. 8.7% ABV, 10 IBU.
  • Hellfire Club – Mandarina Bavaria and Pacifica hops star in this Stranger Things inspired double dry-hopped New England-style IPA at 7.5% ABV, 34 IBU.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Schwandtoberfest, Bauhaus’ annual Oktoberfest beer is back on tap and in stores now. The fall seasonal has company this year, sold in a mixed 12-pack alongside two more Oktoberfest-minded beers. Are three are on draft at the brewery, which hosts Schwandtoberfest on Sept. 17.

  • Dampf Punk – Top Flight selection
  • Fest Coast – A new lighter Festbier-style lager at 5.9% ABV, 20 IBU.
  • Schwandtoberfest – A Märzen-style lager at 5.7% ABV, 12 IBU.

Bent Brewstillery

  • Barrel Aged Norwegian Farmhouse – Available as Bent celebrates the eighth year of their taproom on Saturday. They are also selling bottles of Kursed, an American smoked single malt whiskey, for offsite consumption.

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

  • CBD+ Full Spectrum – Now available at the brewery and coming to stores soon, this is a CBD plus THC flavored, non-alcoholic sparkling water (22mb CBD, 1.75 mg THC), sold in Passion Fruit, Orange, Guava flavor and made with Two Harbors-grown hemp. An additional line, Partial Spectrum, will soon release featuring CBD without THC.

Birch’s On The Lake

  • S’mores Stout – This pastry stout was brewed with marshmallow, graham cracker, and more.

Chanhassen Brewing Company

  • Bluff Creek – A Czech-style Pilsner, tapped last month.

Cuyuna Brewing Company

  • Mosaic Blueberry – Back on tap now.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Big Passion Gose – “This over-fruited gose is bursting with juicy bright tart notes of ripe stone fruit, passion fruit and hints of sea salt,” the brewery says. 8.2% ABV with an ingredient list that includes coriander, sea sale, peach, mango, pear, passion fruit, plus a dry-hop dose of Styrian Wolf Strata.
  • Cucumber Cooler Hard Seltzer – Top Flight Selection
  • Yacht Rock-olada – A Falling Knife collaboration and hazy IPA that was made with mango, pineapple, coconut, plus Sabro and HBC 586 hops. 7.8% ABV.

Disgruntled Brewing

  • Smash Blue Hawaiian: Seltzer – The third release in a series of 5.5% ABV seltzers, this edition combines cherry, lime, pineapple, and orange flavor with a touch of sea salt.

Drastic Measures Brewing

  • Spray Tan– A seltzer fruited with key lime, pineapple, and coconut.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Kirby Pucker #21 – Juicy guava, fragrant mango, and exotic passion fruit meld together in a new tropical kettle sour from Eastlake.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Hey, Remember Pale Ales?? – “This light, crisp pale ale sports a healthy dose of Simcoe, which adds layers of apricot, pine, and grapefruit pith to complement the light, biscuity malt flavor,” the brewery says in its latest newsletter. 5% ABV.

Fulton Brewing Co.

Fulton currently has four taproom exclusives, now available to-go:

  • Back to Basics –  IPA
  • Cacao War & Peace – Russian Imperial Stout
  • Persistence – Barleywine aged in whiskey barrels
  • Running Up That Hill – New Zealand Pilsner

Half Pint Brewing Company

  • Angry Snowman – Ahead of schedule, “Our winter beer is on tap. This was a request for a private event happening at the brewery this Saturday, so we figured why not put it on tap!” the brewery explains.
  • Cerveza with Lime – A Mexican-style lager with flaked maize and lime zest.
  • Hazy IPA – Pineapple and passion fruit set the tone in this IPA brewed to showcase Vic Secret, in tandem with Amarillo, Mosaic, and Citra hops.
  • POG – A hard seltzer flavored with passion fruit, orange, and guava.

Hop & Barrel Brewing Company

  • Paul & Babe’s Breakfast Ale – A red ale base with added maple syrup, blueberries, and “a touch” of coffee. On tap at the brewery now and to be served at the Horticulture at the state fair later this month.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

  • Mango Seltzer – Light and airy with a subtle mango note, the brewery says.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • Cryptid – A 7.5% ABV cold black IPA.
  • Oktoberfest Märzen – Available in stores now, this malt-forward beer is rich with sweet, yet clear and crisp lager notes. 5.7% ABV, 30 IBU. To tap at Lupulin for their Sept. 17 Oktoberfest party.

Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub

  • Block Heater Barley Wine – On tap now and likely through the winter, this is an 11.6% ABV, 62 IBU English-style barleywine.
  • Czech Dark Lager – Tapped last week. 5.4% ABV, 26 IBU.
  • Bridge Hanger – A 10.4% ABV, 22 IBU Belgian-style dark strong ale. Available today.
  • Wild Rice Amber Bock – Back on tap today. 7.1% ABV, 20 IBU.

Oliphant Brewing

  • CMDR Ryeker – A 6% ABV red ale brewed with Cascade and Centennial hops, available only at the taproom.
  • Festbier – Top Flight selection
  • SheHunk – A taproom only coffee milkshake IPA, the brewery says. 6.5% ABV.

Stone Brewing

  • 26th Anniversary Imperial IPA – A West Coast-style imperial IPA “loaded with gloriously bitter notes of piney, citrus, resinous dankness. It’s full-bodied and warming at 9.7% ABV,” the brewery says, with Centennial hops at the forefront. Available in 12-ounce cans, 22-ounce bottles, and draft. 80 IBU.

Summit Brewing Co.

  • Oktoberfest

Swing Barrel Brewing Company

  • Hann’s Beer – A crisp new beer with a familiar-ish look.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Linger Longer Lager – A refreshing later at 5% ABV, 10 IBU. On draft now and to be canned soon.
  • Oktoberfest – A 6.4% ABV, 23 IBU festbier: “This fest bier comes to the party with a strong floral polka over the tongue, leaving a malt finish that will tell your mouth,” Urban Growler says. Sold in steins and Crowlers.
  • St. Citra Pale Ale – An American pale ale with all Citra hops and Simpsons Golden Promise malt. “It is light-bodied, has a pronounced citrusy hop character and a smooth finish,” the brewery says. 4.8% ABV, 46 IBU.

Ursa Minor Brewing

  • Oktoberfest – On tap and available in 16-ounce cans.
  • Pink Lady Slipper – Top Flight selection

Venn Brewing Company

  • AstraLIME – Astralite rice lager with a citrus twist.
  • No One Cares – Top Flight selection

Wabasha Brewing Company

  • Raspberry Smash Sour – Back on tap now with a few recipe tweaks along the way.
  • Sir Doryu Neighborhood Pub Ale Batch – The second batch of this pub ale is slightly lighter in color but maintains the light roast coffee and cocoa flavors with notes of toffee and dark fruit of the first batch. 4% ABV.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • Pale Ale – Tapping today.

Whit Wôrt Brewing Co.

  • Citra Paradice IPA – A juicy IPA. 7.1% ABV.
  • Grandma’s Cookie – An 8.7% ABV dessert beer.

Wicked Wort Brewing Co.

  • Aussie Pale Ale – A pale ale with Australia-grown Vic Secret and Galaxy hops for juicy and tropical fruit flavors.
  • Savage Citra – Brewed exclusively with Citra hops, plus a recipe of Maris Otter, Honey, and Biscuit malts.

Wooden Hill Brewing Co.

  • Cinnamon Crunch – The 4.9% ABV cereal-inspired ale is back. A brown ale with subtle sweetness, plus cinnamon.

Wooden Ship Brewing Company

  • Coffee Kolsch – A collaboration with Misfit Coffee. 
  • Boing Fwip – This gose has added cucumber, cantaloupe, and dill.
  • Is That Charlie Brown? – A blonde ale fermented with a Norwegian kviek yeast strain, the brewery says. 
  • Meet Dippity Bop – This juicy pale ale is made with Nelson, Citra, and El Dorado hops, the brewery explains. 
  • Weather Report – Double dry-hopped hazy IPA.