Bauhaus Wonderstuff

Bauhaus Brew Labs Bauhaus Wonderstuff 5.4% ABV, 48 IBU The brewers at Bauhaus Brew Labs in Minneapolis have done the Czech pilsner style the justice it deserves by serving up a brew light in body, full in flavor, and gracefully fills your mind with dreams of the days you will share with it under the … [ Read more]

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]

Bull Falls Holzhacker Lager

Bull Falls Brewery Holzhacker Lager 5.5% ABV, 14.7 IBU Ever eat Corn Flakes for breakfast? This full-bodied Helles lager will bring to mind that cereal, matching the grain flavor with sweetness on the backend. A grainy wheat bread nose dominates, with a dry finish. Everything about the Holzhacker fits the Helles lager profile in the … [ Read more]

Resignation KCCO Gold Lager

Resignation Brewery KCCO Gold Lager 5% ABV , 16 IBU Available year round, this German pilsner-style beer paints the glass gold with a tint of mandarin orange. Sweet malt and honey flavors greet the senses and reward the palate. The beer looks heavy but is actually light and refreshing, and the perfect match for lunchtime … [ Read more]

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Nooner Pilsner

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Nooner Pilsner 5.2% ABV, 38 IBU The Nooner pours a pale yellow with citrusy and piney hops on the nose. Its light body and grassy notes are quickly followed by a hoppy finish. Thank goodness there are still breweries out there that are willing to get creative with classic German styles. … [ Read more]

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Venture Pils

Bent Paddle Brewing Co. Venture Pils 5.0% ABV, 38 IBU Soft water is an essential feature of the Czech and German regions that popularized pilsners in the 19th century. Fortuitously, Lake Superior has naturally soft water that, combined with the skillful brewing of Bent Paddle, allows us to enjoy this delicious pils. Venture Pils presents flavors … [ Read more]

Lucid Brewing Goslar

Lucid Brewing Goslar 4.5% ABV The name “Goslar” comes from the city in Germany where this ancient style was carefully created. It is a traditional Gose (pronounced ‘goes-uh’) style beer, which is an excellent and flavorful session beer. Goslar pours a bright golden color with a one-inch tuft of foam. Serve this one in a … [ Read more]

Lake Monster Brewing Calhoun Claw Pilsener

Lake Monster Brewing Calhoun Claw Pilsener 5.4% ABV, 40 IBU Minnesota weather can be very unforgiving, but a tasty pilsener is an absolute mainstay. Its golden hue and bright body invite you with a warm welcome. On the nose, it smells clean with a slight doughy bread aroma. There is a pleasant bitterness on the … [ Read more]

Lazy Loon Brewing Lazy Loon Lager

Lazy Loon Brewing Lazy Loon Lager Unlisted ABV A Southwest suburbs exclusive! Brewed and canned in beautiful Victoria, Minnesota, Lazy Loon is a ‘true to style’ nanobrewery. This gem pours a light amber color and has aromas of caramel malts. A well-balanced lager best served cold (40–45°F) in a pint glass. We recommend you enjoy … [ Read more]

Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei Dortmunder Export

Dortmunder Actien-Brauerei GMBH DAB Dortmunder Export 5.0% ABV This isn’t your dad’s beer, but once you introduce him to it, it may well be. This Dortmunder Export is a great offering to challenge any of your light-beer drinking relatives or if you need a break from the big stouts. Upon pouring you will get a yellow, … [ Read more]

Style Profile: Vienna Lager

By Michael Agnew, A Perfect Pint A phenomenon of human migration is that traditions, customs, and cultural idiosyncrasies may be retained in the adopted land long after they have died out in their place of origin. A good example of this is the archaic version of the German language still spoken by the Amish of … [ Read more]

Cisco Summer of Lager

Cisco Summer of Lager 5.5% ABV, 36 IBU A Bohemian style pilsner, it is a perfect companion to a Minnesota summer. Crack a can, pour it into your glass, and notice a large white head shrink to a thin line. Aromas of citrus and toast with some underlying grassy notes on the nose. What a thirst … [ Read more]

Sunner Kolsch

Sunner Kolsch ABV: 4.8% Sünner Kolsch pours a rich straw color. It has a very bright white head that disappears quickly. The aroma is somewhat mineral and a bit hoppy. The taste is primarily malty with flavors of bread and fresh grains, but finishes with a crisp, grassy hoppiness. The minerality of the nose carries … [ Read more]

Full Sail Session Lager

Full Sail Session Lager ABV: 5.1% IBUs: 18  In a world where hops are becoming everything and the lager is drifting into an abyss of sad back shelf life, this underrated, fun-loving session lager is offering up a great malty, crisp taste. It is so different from the direction the craft revolution is going and is … [ Read more]

Style Profile: American Lager

By Michael Agnew, A Perfect Pint Illustration by DWITT  Lagers—the beers we love to hate. American adjunct lager is anathema to many aficionados of so-called craft beer. They are decried as flavorless, boring, fizzy, barley soda, frat beer, and “like sex in a canoe—f***ing close to water.” People are flabbergasted when the likes of Bud … [ Read more]

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