Hazy IPA Image from Rogue

Photo via Rogue Ales & Spirits

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. 


he new year is a time for reflection, they say, and while Dry January is no doubt a part of that concept, non-alcoholic beers aren’t the only new development. Two classic craft beer recipes have been reformulated into new style categories—Fat Tire Ale and Dead Guy IPA. Locally, we see a couple of throwback styles and even a special 2015 vintage offering.

What else is new? There are celebrations taking place at Wicked Wort, another just wrapped up at Jack Pine, and coming soon at Dangerous Man. Additionally, small-batch beers, pilots, infusions, and taproom exclusive beers continue to be eclectic and dynamic, sometimes traditional and sessionable and—at others—big, bold, and heavy.


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.

Surly Brewing Co. Double Bladed Axe Man – This Double IPA comes from the land of ice and snow with mighty flavors and aromatics of Citra, Mosaic, and Warrior hops. 10.8% ABV.

Fat Orange Cat Brew Co. All The Kool Kats On The Back Of The Bus – A New England IPA that is hazy on the eyes and hop-forward on the palate, brewed with Citra, Mosaic, Nugget, and Simcoe hops.

Ursa Minor Brewing Galactic Face Slap – Brewed with an abundance of Galaxy hops, this Hazy IPA will pair well with stargazing on a cold winter night.

LocAle Brewing Company Arcadia Rustic Saison – A tantalizing Farmhouse Ale from Mankato-based LocAle Brewing Company that clocks in at 7.5% ABV.

Castle Danger Brewery Four From The Shore – Who can resist a mixed pack? This box features four of Castle Danger’s great beers, including Aurora Haze, Castle Cream Ale, Castle Pale Ale, and Lager Royale.

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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.

Alloy Brewing Company

  • NA Brimley – A non-alcoholic version of Brimley oatmeal stout is on tap now, made in conjunction with ABV Technology. Draft only and limited.

Bear Cave Brewing

  • King Ursus – A 9.0% imperial stout.
  • King Ursus: Cherry
  • King Ursus: Coconut

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

  • Extra Baked – A barrel-aged stout with chocolate, coconut, and vanilla. 8.3% ABV, 48 IBU.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Heirloom Sipper – A 4.2% ABV Mexican-style corn lager made with imported, custom heirloom nixtamalized corn, which increases the corn flavor and aromatics. “The result is a crisp lager with delicate, complex layers and hints of Gustavo’s fantastic handmade tortillas,” Dangerous Man says. They are also hosting a Nixta pop-up event at their taproom on Jan. 24, as part of ongoing birthday week celebrations.

Earth Rider Brewery

  • Haakon Honey Bock – Available today, Haakon Honey Bock is the official beer of the American Birkebeiner Ski Race.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • High & Dry: Guava – A new flavor of the brewery’s THC sparkling beverage.
  • Tsathoggua – “This toad-like 10.8% gargoyle of an imperial stout was aged on American oak and Spanish brandy, bringing unexpected notes of pineapple, orange marmalade, and coconut to the traditional cacao, coffee, and burnt caramel,” says the Midtown Global Market-housed brewery. On draft and in cans.
  • Tsathoggua 2015 – On tap only, and limited, Eastlake says: “Aged for seven years on cherry wood and mezcal, this monstrous stout picked up a bunch of agave spice and cherry wood aroma.”

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Friday Is My Monday – A pale ale with Idaho 7, Hallertau, Centennial, and Loral hops: bitter with notes of citrus, grass, and pine, to bring back an old school flavor profile.

Foremost Brewing Cooperative

  • Don’t Dunk and Drive – A dunkel, pouring 7.2% ABV, 16 IBU, with malt, banana, and clove notes, and a dry finish, the brewery says.
  • Power Play IPA – Juicy and hop-forward with a bitter finish. 6.9% ABV.

Fulton Brewing

  • Best of Both Worlds – A wheat ale, dry-hopped with Cryo Citra and orange zest. A taproom exclusive, pouring 4.8% ABV and offering lemon tones.

Giesenbräu Bier Co.

  • Czech Dark Lager
  • Smoked Poblano Altbier
  • Spaceballs the Coconut Milk Stout – Back on tap, this stout has added coconut sugar for extra kick.

Goat Ridge Brewing Co.

  • Clear Cut – A cold IPA with pine and citrus character but minimal bitterness. 6.9% ABV, 56 IBU.
  • Girl Trouble – A sour with added blackberry, raspberry, and tangerine.

Hacienda Beer Co.

  • Soul Memory – A 5.2% ABV black lager, available beginning on Saturday.

Half Pint Brewing Company

  • Belgian Dark Abbey Ale
  • Full Court Press – An American stout with cold press, aged on cocoa nibs and vanilla beans.

Hayes’ Public House

  • Daiker’s Wee Heavy – “This super smooth, traditional ale weighs in at 9%,” the brewery says.

Heavy Rotation Brewing Co.

  • Frame Of Mind – A golden ale with chocolate and macadamia nuts. Part of the ongoing Bartender Series.

Imminent Brewing

  • Barrel-Aged Mash Machine – Aged for two months in bourbon barrels, this imperial stout offers flavors of chocolate, roached malt, and bourbon, the brewery says. 9% ABV, 55 IBU.
  • Lionel’s Strong Ale – A 9.5% ABV, 55 IBU malt-forward and rich strong ale.
  • Raven’s Nest  A roasty stout with a note of bitterness at the finish, the brewery says. 5.4% ABV, 23 IBU.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Radio Edit – A 5% ABV session-minded new recipe made with a combination of Citra, Mosaic, and El Dorado hops, on tap at the brewery in the North Loop.

Jack Pine Brewery

  • Double Duck Pond – An imperial version of Jack Pine’s brown ale, offering flavors of bread crust, raisin, molasses, coffee, and tobacco.
  • Imperial Bonfire – A limited s’mores imperial stout as the brewery celebrates ten years, made with chocolate and marshmallows — and aged in whiskey barrels too.
  • POG Cream Ale – A cream ale with extra passion fruit, orange, and guava fruitiness.
  • Triple Dry Hopped Fenceline – This anniversary American pale ale has notes of grapefruit and resin.

Klockow Brewing

  • Beatrice – Recently re-tapped, this Irish-style red ale is malty with slight caramel and fruity bitterness, the brewery notes.

Lake Monster Brewing

  • Midnight Rowboat A black IPA with citrusy and dank hop notes with a touch of roast character, the brewery says.

Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

  • Salted Caramel Stout – Now on tap and headed to liquor stores too.

Mineral Springs Brewery

  • The Parrot Pilsner – An Italian-style Pilsner named for The Parrott and Smith building in Owatonna, “It’s creamy, crisp, smooth, and on tap now,” says Mineral Springs.

New Belgium Brewing

  • Fat Tire – Far from a new beer in name, New Belgium unveiled the new Fat Tire Ale recipe and artwork this week, describing the 5.2% ABV, 15 IBU offering as “A subtle malt presence with a slightly fruity hop profile and crisp finish, to create a bright and balanced beer that drinks easy.”

Oliphant Brewing

  • Rusket Dark – A 5% ABV dark lager, now available.
  • Rusket Light – A 4% ABV light lager, also now available.

OMNI Brewing Co.

  • Phantasm IPA – An IPA made with Phantasm powder, this 6.8% ABV offering is a New England-style India pale ale with big aromas of sauvignon blanc grapes, pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruits, OMNI says, with a smooth body and mild bitterness.

Pryes Brewing Co.

  • Hazy Horoscope – A taproom exclusive hazy IPA with tropical, fruity and sweet berry-like flavors, Pryes says.

Rogue Ales & Spirits

  • Dead Guy IPA – A new twist on the Rogue flagship pale ale, this West Coast-IPA-style rendition pours at 7% ABV, 69 IBU and features a blend of Citra, Mosaic, and Belma hops.

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • Innuendo Hard Seltzer: Mango Lemonade

Thesis Beer Project

  • Gold Fox – A dry-hopped Belgian-style strong ale, “Bridging the gap between Belgian beers and IPAs,” the brewery says. “It is pleasantly dry and yeast forward with a clean and fruity white wine-like hop profile.”
  • Juicy Details – A hazy IPA defined by strawberry and melon flavors.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Banana Bread Topo – A limited infusion of Unmapped’s Belgian-style white ale with added cinnamon, coriander, and vanilla. 5.4% ABV, 13 IBU.

Utepils Brewing

  • Habanero Helles – This week’s Friday infusion, limited and only available at the taproom.

Wicked Wort Brewing

  • Tsar Bomba – Available in bottles as the Robbinsdale brewery celebrates its 7th anniversary this Saturday.

Wild Mind Ales

  • Deep Unreal – A big coffee cake inspired imperial stout made with in-house coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, and honey. Available today.
  • Ghost Friends – A smoothie-style sour ale made with blackberry, black cherry, black currant, soft serve ice cream, chocolate dipped cones, marshmallow creme, and activated charcoal. 6.0% ABV.
  • Space Madness  – A double IPA made with Nelson Sauvin, Riwaka, Motueka, and Cascade hops. 7.2% ABV.

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