Brauerei Heller-Trum Helles Schlenkerla Lager

Brauerei Heller-Trum Helles Schlenkerla Lager 4.3% ABV, 30 IBU One of the best parts of summer is having campfires with friends—and also subsequently having your clothes smell nice and smoky. With that in mind, what could be more fitting for the season than a slightly smoky helles lager? Helles Schlenkerla Lager has the light, crisp, and … [ Read more]

B Nektar Meadery Zombie Killer

B Nektar Meadery Zombie Killer 6% ABV Founded in 2006 by a homebrewer in Indiana, this family-run meadery makes some of the most award-winning mead in the country. One word sums this one up—amazing! But, since one word reviews are not allowed… This is a honey wine style mead with a soft carbonation and color … [ Read more]

Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler Dry Apple Graff

Sociable Cider Werks Freewheeler Dry Apple Graff 5.8% ABV Blurring the line between ale and cider, this graff has a touch of sorghum and hops to fill out the body and balance the fresh local apple flavors. Light tartness, refreshing and dry, this crowd pleaser is something beer drinkers and cider fans can agree on. … [ Read more]

The Bruery (Famille Rue) White Oak Wheatwine

The Bruery (Famille Rue) White Oak Wheatwine 11.5% ABV, 20 IBU Barrel-aged blended beer, say that five times fast. The Bruery’s take on this style of beer is sweet and fruity taking on characters from the bourbon barrels in which it was aged. Notes of vanilla and dark fruits rub off on this blended wheatwine. The Bruery … [ Read more]

Redstone Meadery Nectar of the Hops

Redstone Meadery Nectar of the Hops ABV: 8% Mead has been exploding as a category in the last year, and we’re privileged to have two from Redstone. The sweetness of the honey shows itself right away, but it is quickly balanced out by the astringency of the dry hops. Instead of a cloying honey wine, this … [ Read more]

Weihenstephaner Vitus

Weihenstephaner Vitus ABV: 7.7% Looking for something a little bit different than the typical Stout or Barleywine this winter season? Weihenstephaner Vitus is the perfect winter beer for someone who typically drinks a lighter beer but wants a bigger beer for the cold winter months. Wisps of banana and mandarin orange fill the air while pouring, … [ Read more]

Stone R & R Coconut IPA

Stone Brewing ABV: 7.7%, IBU: 90 R&R Coconut IPA is a collage of flavors. This beer pours with a nice, golden color and has a fruity nose filled with coconut complimented with citrusy hops.  The subtle sweetness won’t overwhelm your palate as it blends perfectly with the fruity hops. R&R finishes hoppy with a nice bitterness … [ Read more]

New Belgium Coconut Curry Hefeweizen

New Belgium Brewing ABV: 8%, IBU: 14 Take a leap of faith with Coconut Curry Hefeweizen from New Belgium’s Lips of Faith series. This truly unique beer has a bright and hazy golden color, that would leave King Midas himself envious!  It’s 8% ABV is flawlessly disguised among a menagerie of spice notes including cinnamon, nutmeg and … [ Read more]

Great Lakes 25th Anniversary IPL

Great Lakes Brewing Company ABV: 7.5%, IBU: 50 In the glass, it appears as most IPAs do: amber, with a bit of haze. The aroma is unmistakable as that of a huge pilsner such as Odell Brewing’s Double Pilsner with a touch of pine. To the taste, this one was bready, woody, with hints of … [ Read more]

Lake Superior Deep Water Black IPA

Lake Superior Brewing Company ABV: 10.3% Uncapped, Lake Superior Brewing Company Deep Water Black IPA is nothing short of black in color. As it pours, a sustainable, creamy head grabs hold of the walls of the glass and never lets go. It smells a bit sweet, possibly caramel, chocolate, and coffee. Further assessment found us pondering a … [ Read more]

Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter

Epic Brewing ABV: 8.1% Fall can be one of the best seasons. Not only is it hoodie weather, but time for the malty beers to roll through! To say that Epic Imperial Pumpkin Porter is one to watch for is an understatement. Pouring a nice, roasty, dark amber with a rich, spicy flavor, this brew is a … [ Read more]

Big Discount Liquor Reviews Some Brews for October-November 2013

BIG DISCOUNT LIQUOR 3900 CEDAR GROVE PARKWAY EAGAN MN 55122 [email protected] FOLLOW US: @BDLEAGAN   Big Discount Liquor is a store specializing in having something for everybody. With a fine selection of wine, liquor, and beers of all types BDL tries to please a wide variety of customers. Expansive craft beer selections help solidify the … [ Read more]

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 … [ Read more]

Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL

Samuel Adams ABV: 5% | IBU: 43 Although the weather is still frigid, Samuel Adam’s Double Agent IPL proves to be the perfect beer to help transition into spring. It pours with ease, calms you with an orange- amber color, and its use of grapefruit gives off quite the quaffable aroma. Delivering a lighter lager … [ Read more]

Deschutes Chainbreaker White IPA

Deschutes Brewery ABV: 5.6% | IBU: 55 A fluffy white head, Belgian ester aroma and typical wheat ale cloudiness are your first clues that this so-called White IPA is first and foremost a witbier. But at 55 IBU’s, fruity hops like Citra and Cascade compliment additions of sweet orange and coriander for a flavor profile … [ Read more]