612Brew Gateway Park Lager


612Brew Gateway Park Lager 5.6% ABV, 23 IBU 612Brew paid homage to their roots by naming this lager after an iconic part of Minneapolis landscape history. The Gateway District once housed the Great Northern Depot, the Milwaukee Road Depot, and the beloved Metropolitan Building, which was unfortunately demolished in 1961 due to urban renewal. This […]

Full Sail Brewing Session Black Lager


Full Sail Brewing Session Black Lager 5.4% ABV, 18 IBU What a beautiful lager! It pours dark brown with sweet and toasted malts on the nose. It has a great roasted malt profile and is smooth and crisp on the tongue with a nice finish. This is definitely a beer to be enjoyed with friends […]

Bauhaus Brew Labs Stargrazer German Style Schwarzbier


Bauhaus Brew Labs Stargrazer German Style Schwarzbier 5.0% ABV, 28 IBU Bauhaus in Nordeast is producing some tasty, classic German styles and putting their own unique spin on them. Stargrazer, a German style schwarzbier, is black as the night sky and just as interesting. A light body, bright hop profile make this beer unique because […]

Deschutes Brewery Conflux Series #3 Dopple Dinkle Bock


Deschutes Brewery Conflux Series #3 Dopple Dinkle Bock 10.7% ABV Pour this bomber into a good, clean glass and marvel at its deep reddish-Amber hue underneath the caramel-blonde head that is as thick as cool whip. I would call it a “Big Ol’ Frothy” head. Inhale and your nose is filled with intense aromas of banana, bubble […]

Indeed Brewing Company Mexican Honey Imperial Lager


Indeed Brewing Company Mexican Honey Imperial Lager 7.2% ABV Previously only available at their Northeast Minneapolis taproom, our friends at Indeed Brewing have graciously chosen to bottle this imperial lager for the first time. It pours an enticing golden color with an attractive white head. The orange blossom honey really comes through on the nose, with layers […]

Brauerei Heller-Trum Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock


Brauerei Heller-Trum Aecht Schlenkerla Urbock 6.5% ABV, 40 IBU Some beers have a subtle hint of smokiness to them. This is not one of those beers. This German Rauchbier (smoked beer) is a full-on smoke bomb, a campfire in the glass and a barbeque in the mouth. Aromas of smoked ham, smoked sausage, and smoked Gouda […]

Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock

Hubertus Bock

Hacker-Pschorr Hubertus Bock ABV: 6.8% We had the great honor of hosting brewmaster Dr. Martin Zuber during our grand opening. He sampled many beers, but the biggest crowd pleaser was Hubertus Bock. This golden yellow beer had a nice frothy head that seems you could bounce around on. Aromas of sweet malt, a little bit […]

Schell’s Brewing Company Bock


Schell’s Brewing Company Bock ABV: 6.1% Why has bock fallen off the craft beer radar? Leave it to Schell’s to admirably keep this German style alive and well. This beer pours a gorgeous, shiny brown/copper capped with an off-white head, which doesn’t hang around for long. Bock is meant to be sweet and rich and the Schell’s version […]

All About Bocks and Dopplebocks


Style Profile looks at a German (and Minnesotan) original. By Michael Agnew, A Perfect Pint Illustration by DWITT “Is it true that bock beer is made from the dregs left in the tanks at the end of the year?” I can’t tell you how many times I have been asked that question. I don’t know […]

Landing at Read’s Landing Brewing Company


Straight from the Source explores the past and present of beautiful Read’s Landing. By Doug Hoverson Photos courtesy of Minnesota Historical Society and Doug Hoverson   While still scenic, Reads Landing isn’t what it used to be. Once a thriving river town, only one of the buildings pictured in an 1873 photo of Upper Main […]

Duluth’s Pike Lake Liquor Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

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Pike Lake Liquor facebook.com/pikelakeliquor 5686 Miller Trunk Hwy Duluth, MN 55811 218-729-6474 Open since May of 1990, Pike Lake Liquor has remained a father-son operation fueled by the desire to remain a leader in our market. This has been accomplished by the constant expansion of both product and square footage as we’ve strived to introduce […]

Aventinus Weizen-Eisbock


Aventinus ABV: 12% | IBU: 20 This intense beer is produced by freezing a portion of the water out of Aventinus, creating one of the most potent beers in Germany. Caramelized fruits dominate the banana and clove flavors hiding within. An effervescent body adds to the perception of spiciness, and a loving booziness envelops and […]

Minhas Huber Bock


Minhas Craft Brewery ABV: 5.5% | IBU: – It used to be that one could only get Bock in the Spring and Oktoberfest in the Fall. For too many of us that was not enough. The aroma is very clean and slightly yeasty. The beer pours dark brown and delivers a malty, cocoa flavor. The […]

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Straight from the Source: Rock Bottom Brewery

Rock Bottom Brewery: I Like Big Bocks Doug Hoverson After finding a spot at the end of the crowded bar, I ordered a glass of the seasonal. “When in doubt, always go with the seasonal,” is my motto. The bartender then informed me that my first glass was free, since the keg had just been […]

Schneider Aventinus Weizenbock


Schneider ABV: 8.2% | IBU: – Authentic German Weizenbock? Yes please! This beauty pours light copper brown with a thin off-white head. The ever present banana and clove typical of German wheat beers is apparent on the nose along with lingering toffee and caramel aromas. The smooth and creamy texture is accompanied by flavors of […]