Nebraska Brewing Brunette

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Nebraska Brewing Brunette 4.8% ABV, 15 IBU You want something with body, but that is not heavy, something flavorful but not overpowering, and you want to be able to have a few. Then you want Nebraska’s Brunette Nut Brown Ale. This is a great version of the English-style browns. It pours a deep caramel brown [...]

Rogue Ales American Amber Ale

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Rogue Ales American Amber Ale 5.6%, ABV 53 IBU Rogue Amber Ale is American through and through: from home-grown hops and barley harvested in Rogue’s own fields in Oregon, to the 16-ounce grenade can made as a special thanks to American troops and soon to be distributed to military bases around the world. This refreshing amber [...]

Tallgrass Pub Ale

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Tallgrass Pub Ale ABV: 4.4% IBUs: 20 This beer is mild—a dark mild to be exact. Clean malt shines with bready, caramel, and grainy notes, and there’s some crisp chocolate and lingering fruity esters. It’s earthy and sweet like a fine tobacco, with a medium body and creamy mouthfeel, yet remains light and refreshing. Floral hops [...]

Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO

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Left Hand Sawtooth NITRO ABV: 5.3% IBUs: 27  Nitro is the new black. First their legendary Milk Stout arrived on Nitro in six packs, now their Sawtooth Ale gets the Nitro treatment. It pours a gorgeous copper with a creamy head, thanks to the Nitro. A nice nutty base to the beer with a slightly grassy [...]

Bad Weather Brewing Company Windvane

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Bad Weather Brewing Company Windvane ABV: 6.0%, IBU: 65 A great addition to the Minnesota beer scene, Windvane is Bad Weather’s year-round flagship beer. The amber-red color and hoppy aromas announce that this beer is going to make a statement. On the palate the hops immediately assert themselves. It’s medium-bodied, dry and spicy, with a [...]

Lakefront Brewery IBA

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Lakefront Brewery IBA ABV: 6.5% If our neighbors to the east know how to do anything, it’s how to make beer. Lakefront Brewery is located in the beer nucleus known as Milwaukee. The beer pours a deep brown with an off-white head that will always stick around. It is a black IPA that is balanced and [...]

Indeed Brewing Company Stir Crazy

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Indeed Brewing Company Stir Crazy ABV: 6.5%, IBU: 22 The label promises an “Ale brewed with cocoa nibs, vanilla, raisins, brown sugar & natural flavors.”  That leads some to think the beer might be too sweet. Fear not—Indeed deftly combines these ingredients into a supremely balanced and delicious brew. It’s full-bodied, yet doesn’t feel heavy. When [...]

Atwater Brewery Decadent

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Atwater Brewery Decadent ABV: 5.5%, IBU: 11   Decadent pours a very dark brown color, with room-filling aromas of sweet chocolate. Then it plays a trick on your palate, because this beer really isn’t that sweet. It’s medium bodied, surprisingly dry, with bitter dark chocolate flavors supported by a brown ale structure. This pairs well [...]

Third Street Brewery Sugar Shack

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Third Street Brewery Sugar Shack ABV: 6.5% I wanted to try this beer because it sells well at our store. The smell is full of brown sugar and roasted coffee notes. At first sip it is roasty and a little nutty, then moves into malty smoothness. Then it is followed by a brown sugar sweetness that [...]

Deschutes Jubelale Winter Ale

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Deschutes Jubelale Winter Ale ABV: 6.7%, IBU: 60 Once you crack open a bottle of Deschutes’ Jubelale, you’re submersed in the aroma of Christmas—notes of chicory, spice and fruit. This festive winter ale pours with authority, a dark red hue, and a nice frothy head. As a medium bodied brew, this will pair well with pastas, [...]

Grand Teton Bone Warmer Imperial Amber Ale

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Grand Teton Bone Warmer Imperial Amber Ale ABV: 8.2%, IBU: 22 First brewed in 2006, this ale immediately sold out and is back again to celebrate the brewery’s 25th Anniversary. Brewed in the strong ale tradition, Grand Teton Brewing Company uses only the first mash of malts, added Idaho Chinook hops and fermented at cool temperatures, resulting [...]

Lift Bridge Tuned

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Lift Bridge Brewing Co. ABV: 6.5% Lift Bridge turned it on and cranked it to 11 with Tuned, a traditional American brown ale with a hopped-up aroma and taste, thanks to generous dry-hopping. At 6.5 % ABV, this rich, dark brown ale is the perfect accompaniment to broasted chicken or turkey. Lift Bridge is the first [...]

Apple Valley Liquors Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

Apple Valley Liquor Municipal Store #3 5470 157th St. W Apple Valley, MN 55124 952-953-2525, ext. 3   Apple Valley Liquor 3 is the newest and largest craft beer destination store in the south metro. Established in 2008, our store can proudly profess to the largest selection of beer, wine & spirits south of the [...]

North Coast Old Stock Ale 2012

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North Coast ABV: 11.7% | IBU: 34 Remember being a kid, taking a whole package of fruit snacks and stuffing every single flavor into your mouth at once? Welcome to the adult equivalent – a diverse bouquet of caramel malt, toffee, dark fruits and a hint of spice blending on your palate all at once. [...]

Clown Shoes Brown Angel

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Clown Shoes ABV: 7.0% | IBU: 68 Yes! Finally a brown ale that lives up to its name. Clown Shoes Brown Angel pours dark in color with a medium tan head and is as tempting as its logo suggests. A 7% Brown that delivers a rich combination of roasted malt and coffee with a cocoa [...]