The Mash-Up: Superior beers for All Pints North weekend and In Cahoots! Collaborations

All Pints North 2017 is this weekend // Photo via Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

All Pints North 2017 is this weekend // Photo via Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild

With well over 100 breweries now pouring their beer in Minnesota, there’s always something new to try. To keep you up-to-date, we present The Mash-Up—our weekly rundown of new beers and seasonal releases in Minnesota from your favorite local and national breweries. Visit growlermag.com every Friday for the latest or sign up for a weekly email.

It’s finally All Pints North, the weekend where the local beer scene migrates to Duluth’s Bayfront Park to celebrate great local beer by the largest Great Lake. This year’s festival includes a new “Superior Series,” where each participating beer included at least a splash of Lake Superior water in the brewing process.

For those who can’t make the trip, there are new beers galore across the state. Foxhole and Talking Waters have a hazy IPA variant at each location, 612’s new Stone Arch Stout is on tap, and Boom Island, Town Hall, Bemidji, Day Block, and more have new beers on the market.

Plus, it’s time to start getting amped for In Cahoots! A Collaboration of Craft Brewing on August 6. The Growler released details on each of the seven teams’ collaboration beers, and the charities each team is brewing for.

New beers available this week (July 24–July 30)

Three Twenty Brewing Company open its doors July 28 in Pine City // Photo courtesy of Three Twenty Brewing Company

Three Twenty Brewing Company open its doors July 28 in Pine City // Photo courtesy of Three Twenty Brewing Company

10K Brewing

  • Boathouse Bitter – One of several beers brewed specially for All Pints North. The Superior Series features beers using a splash of Lake Superior water, among other beer ingredients. Boathouse Bitter is dry and slightly nutty. 4.4% ABV, 30 IBU.

12welve Eyes Brewing

This new brewery opens on July 28 at 3pm with 12 beers on tap including:

  • Cream AleLowertown IPA
  • Belgian Pale Ale
  • Dry-Hopped Hefeweizen
  • Lemon Hefeweizen
  • Black IPA
  • Summer Brown Ale
  • Legacy Chocolate Stout
  • Mosaic Wheat IPA
  • Saint Paul Pale
  • Milk Stout
  • Citra SMaSH IPA
  • TBD

612Brew

  • Stone Arch Stout – A light-bodied stout, described by 612 as featuring hints of cold brew coffee and bitter chocolate.

Bald Man Brewing Company

  • Strawberry Fields Forever Cream Ale – Part of the Superior Series for All Pints North.

Barley John’s Brewing Company

  • Crossing Croix Pils – Brewed using traditional German deconcotion mashing and locally grown corn. 6.0% ABV, 24 IBU.

Bent Brewstillery

  • Julio – A malt mead featuring passionfruit and green chile. 12.5% ABV. For All Pints North.
  • The Great Sweat – A new West Coast–style IPA with New World hops. Releases today in cans and on tap.

Boom Island Brewing Company

  • Dark Rye Saison – Boom Island says this beer features, “Distinct aromas of clove and banana yeast character balanced with earthy and spicy flavors in this light bodied dark brown ale.” 7.2% ABV and in the taproom now.

Castle Danger Brewery

  • IPL – A 5.5% ABV lager with a cereal base note, and Tahoma and Rakau hops that “lend distinct aromas of tropical fruits, berries, and stone fruit,” says the brewery. Available at All Pints North on July 29 as part of the Superior Series.

Cosmos Brewing

  • Saskatoon Moon – A wild saison with Saskatoon Berries and a splash of Lake Superior water. For All Pints North.

Dangerous Man Brewing

  • Honeydew Grisette – “This beer is sweet, light, and crisp. It was hopped late with melon, fruity, citrus and floral-forward hops (Amarillo, Azacca, Hull Melon, and Mandarina Bavaria) for a Big-Ol’ nose. We used a Belgian Saison yeast and fermented it with real honeydew melons,” says the brewery. 5.6% ABV, 25 IBU.

Day Block Brewing Company

  • Hardcore Crayons Honey Wheat – New in the Bands That Brew series, Hardcore Crayons uses honey malt for a sweet but malty profile. 5.3% ABV, 13 IBU.

Disgruntled Brewing

  • Numba Four MN – A New England-style pale ale.

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Sun Dogs IPA – A dry IPA heavily dry-hopped with Citra. 7.0% ABV, 70 IBU. For All Pints North in Duluth.

Excelsior Brewing Company

  • Biscuit Pants – A New England IPA for a cause. Fifty cents from each pint is donated to ALS research.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Urban Sombrero Helles Rauchbier – “Brewed in the traditional Bamberg style, this is a pale helles lager brewed with malt smoked over beechwood. Light and crisp with a subtle smokiness that adds a layer of complexity,” says Fair State. 4.8% ABV, 25 IBU.

Forager Brewery

  • Orange Cream Dream – Forager says this is a “sour Belgian witbier conditioned on dumb amounts of lactose sugar, vanilla beans, and blackened citrus.” Available in Crowlers.
  • Superior Weiss – This Berliner weisse features wild foraged fruit from the BWCA picked just two days prior to All Pints North, where it will debut.
  • Waning Hops – A new IPA, now available in Rochester.

Foxhole Brewhouse

  • Haze Fo Daze – A collaboration beer made by Foxhole and Talking Waters. This New England–style IPA comes in at 7.0% ABV and 63 IBU and is available in their taproom.
  • Mango Kölsch – A light ale, described as having “subtle notes of lemongrass, orange, and under ripe mango.” 5.0% ABV, 18 IBU.
  • Raspberry Dreamsicle – A milkshake wheat beer made with 88 pounds of raspberry puree. 5.4% ABV,  17 IBU.

Grand Rounds Brewpub

  • Hans Grubier – A blackberry Berliner weisse with a touch of Lake Superior water for All Pints North.

Hayes’ Public House

  • McSorley’s Spruce Ale – Brewed with All Pints North in mind, this Scottish ale was brewed with Minnesota spruce tips and a splash of Lake Superior water. The brewery says it’s “malty, sweet, caramel, toffee, with a hint of Minnesota spruce in the finish.” 6.3% ABV.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Lemon-Ginger Belgian Blonde – Clean Pilsner malt, fruity esters, Lake Superior water. Available at All Pints North. 5.5% ABV, 25 IBU.
  • Batch #539 IPA – Limited to one keg only, tapped earlier this week at Inbound.

Lake Monster Brewing

  • North Shore Ale – Brewed with spruce tips as part of the Superior Series. 6.4% ABV, 45 IBU.

Lake Superior Brewing Company

  • Common A-Pale-Ale – Released yesterday, this blonde IPA is on tap at six Duluth bars and features a custom tap handle made by by Adam Palkie.

LTS Brewing Company

  • Inspiration Infused with Mint & Cocoa Nibs – LTS’s Inspiration, plus some. Tapped on Thursday.

LynLake Brewery

  • Meka – A brown porter with caramel and toffee flavors.

Oliphant Brewing

  • Groot – A gruit ale featuring rainbow peppercorns, cloves, juniper berries, and caraway seeds. 5.7% ABV.
  • Xenomorphin’ Power Strangers – Black IPA at 7.0% ABV.

Revelation Ale Works

  • Megawatt Double IPA – A DIPA made with Citra and Centennial hops. 8.0% ABV, 85 IBU.
  • Raspberry Sour – On tap now.

Sociable Cider Werks

  • Apple Blueberry Berliner Weisse – Co-fermented on blueberries and a blend of Honeycrisp, SweeTango, and Haralson cider. All Pints North, July 29 in Duluth.

Spilled Grain Brewhouse

  • SMaSH Series #5 – “This one will feature the recently revived Chevallier malt, new experimental ‘grapefruit’ hops, and of course Lake Superior water,” says the brewery. 5.4% ABV, 47 IBU.

Summit Brewing Company

  • Smoked Peach Hefeweizen – Summit Beer Hall Exclusive #6 uses peached grilled and mashed on the Summit patio and Hallertau hops grown in the brewer’s home garden.

Talking Waters Brewing Co.

  • Gitche Gumee Gose – A German kettle sour brewed for All Pints North on July 29.
  • Haze Fah Daze – A New England-style IPA collaboration that was brewed with the team from Foxhole Brewhouse.

Three Twenty Brewing Company

The new brewery opens its doors on July 28 in Pine City. Beers on tap at the brewery for opening day are:

  • Pert’near
  • Happy Wife Porter
  • Chengwatana Copper Amber Ale

Town Hall Brewery

  • Farmhouse Ale – A brand new farmhouse-style saison with wheat, grains of paradise, coriander, bitter orange peel, and lemon peel. Says Town Hall: “Slightly hazy yellow color. Bright, fruity, spicy, earthy, slightly funky, effervescent.” 7.0% ABV.

Union 32 Craft House

  • Imperial IPA – The new Eagan brewpub has unleashed their imperial IPA recipe.

Unmapped Brewing Co.

  • Path of Souls – A new dark ale is pouring in Minnetonka.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Hayloft Series Splash – “This refreshing ale is brewed with blueberries and ‘sea’ hops” says the brewery. 5.4% ABV, 16 IBU.

Utepils Brewing Co

  • Ewald the Superior – Utepils Hefeweizen, then dry-hopped with Tahoma for an added citrus note. 5.4% ABV, 14 IBU. Part of the Superior Series.

Voyageur Brewing Company

  • American Point Pale Ale – A traditional Pacific Northwest–style APA, named for the end of the Gunflint Trail. Available at All Pints North on July 29. 4.8% ABV, 35 IBU.

Wicked Wort

  • Grrreat Flakes – An IPA made with flaked corn and Columbus and Denali hops for All Pints North. 6.0% ABV, 55 IBU.

Wild Mind Artisan Ales

  • Sour Du Lac – A saison blended with foeder-aged sour ale and aged on berries for All Pints North.

Seasonal or rotating returns

Bad Weather Bavarian Hefeweizen // Photo via Bad Weather's Twitter

Bad Weather Bavarian Hefeweizen // Photo via Bad Weather’s Twitter

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Bavarian Hefeweizen
  • Cream Ale – Available in the taproom now.

Barley John’s Brewing Company

  • Cave Dweller – Barley John’s Oktoberfest, coming in cans in early September.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

  • Still Kickin Summer Pale Ale – Returning for a second year, this will be sold in 16-ounce cans will all profits going to Still Kickin.

Bemidji Brewing

  • German Blonde – New in cans and back in the taproom.
  • India Pale Ale – Another release in both cans and on draft.

Boom Island Brewing Company

  • Django Hop Bier – Return of the hoppy Belgian blonde ale, brewed with Wai-iti hops from New Zealand and dry hopped with four additional varieties. Named after Django Reinhardt and out today.

Excelsior Brewing Company

  • Framblond Tart Raspberry Blond Ale – Coming soon, according to the brewery’s website.

Foxhole Brewhouse

  • Pecan Porter – 5.3% ABV and 23 IBU.

Insight Brewing

  • Doe Eyes – Insight’s saison plus Door County cherries returns at Fruit Jamboree on August 5.

Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

  • Oktoberfest – This year’s fall seasonal from Sierra Nevada is a collaboration with Germany’s Brauhaus Miltenberger. It features “an authentic, rich, and layered malt flavor balanced by traditional German-grown hops.” 6.1% ABV, 12-ounce bottles and draft.

Town Hall Brewery

  • Marmalade Sky – Brewed about twice each year, this American Pale Ale has notes of orange zest, candied peach, and caramel.

Beers just announced

Brew day for Able Seedhouse and Bent Paddle's collaboration beer // Photo via Able's Facebook

Brew day for Able Seedhouse and Bent Paddle’s collaboration beer // Photo via Able’s Facebook

Able Seedhouse + Brewery

  • Norden Portage German IPA – Made in collaboration with Bent Paddle for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a German IPA, brewed using classic German malts, new school German hops, and a spike of American lemongrass.

August Schell Brewing Company

  • Minnesotan Country Lager – Made in collaboration with Indeed for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a “landbier,” or country lager, made with New Ulm malt, Indeed hops, and lager yeast from both breweries, fusing together New Ulm and Northeast in a rich, toasty, and tropical brew. 5.1% ABV, 38 IBU.

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Amber Luxe – Made in collaboration with Fulton for In Cahoots! on August 6, this amber-hued ale is infused with botanicals and citrus. 6.25% ABV, 20 IBU.
  • Bad Weather has a State Fair beer in the works, featuring Lemondrop hops.

Bang Brewing

  • Dent – Made in collaboration with Fair State for In Cahoots! on August 6, Dent is an all-organic old-school cereal mash adjunct lager. 4.7 ABV, 30 IBU.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

  • Cobra Kai Lime Apple Pils – Made in collaboration with Sociable Cider Werks for In Cahoots! on August 6, Cobra Kai is freshly pressed midwestern apples blended with brewed pilsner malt, fermented dry with the the Bauhaus haus lager yeast, then sweetened with freshly pressed key limes.  6.0% ABV, gluten removed.

Bent Paddle Brewing Company

  • Norden Portage German IPA – Made in collaboration with Bent Paddle for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a German IPA, brewed using classic German malts, new school German hops, and a spike of American lemongrass.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Lemongrab Pink Lemonade IPA – Made in collaboration with Modist Brewing Company for In Cahoots! on August 6, this IPA is brewed with barley, wheat, oats, lemons, raspberries and Lemon Drop hops. 4.5% ABV.

Fair State Brewing Cooperative

  • Dent – Made in collaboration with Fair State for In Cahoots! on August 6, Dent is an all-organic old-school cereal mash adjunct lager. 4.7 ABV, 30 IBU.

Fulton Brewing Company

  • Amber Luxe – Made in collaboration with Fulton for In Cahoots! on August 6, this amber-hued ale is infused with botanicals and citrus. 6.25% ABV, 20 IBU.

Indeed Brewing Company

  • Minnesotan Country Lager – Made in collaboration with Indeed for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a “landbier,” or country lager, made with New Ulm malt, Indeed hops, and lager yeast from both breweries, fusing together New Ulm and Northeast in a rich, toasty, and tropical brew. 5.1% ABV, 38 IBU.

Modist Brewing Company

  • Lemongrab Pink Lemonade IPA – Made in collaboration with Modist Brewing Company for In Cahoots! on August 6, this IPA is brewed with barley, wheat, oats, lemons, raspberries and Lemon Drop hops. 4.5% ABV.

Sociable Cider Werks

  • Cobra Kai Lime Apple Pils – Made in collaboration with Bauhaus Brew Labs for In Cahoots! on August 6, Cobra Kai is freshly pressed midwestern apples blended with brewed pilsner malt, fermented dry with the the Bauhaus haus lager yeast, then sweetened with freshly pressed key limes.  6.0% ABV, gluten removed.

Steel Toe Brewing

  • Sticky Bubbler – Made in collaboration with Surly for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a super dry-hopped American lager with a resiny, sticky, dank aroma and a dry finish.

Surly Brewing Company

  • Sticky Bubbler – Made in collaboration with Steel Toe for In Cahoots! on August 6, this is a super dry-hopped American lager with a resiny, sticky, dank aroma and a dry finish.

Wild Mind Artisan Ales

  • Mirabelle – From the brewery: “Our foeder-aged golden sour then transferred to barrels from Tattersall Distilling that once previously held their award-winning gin. Look for it in the tasting room in the coming weeks.”
  • Tropical Stout – From the brewery: “Barrel days are the best days. We’ve got a tropical stout coming out in a few weeks and we decided to age some of it in rum barrels!”
  • Vivid Gold Triple IPA with Mosaic Lupulin Powder – Wild Mind is giving their TIPA a new twist for their first anniversary party. “This beer is hazy, juicy, resinous, and will end up being around 11% ABV,” the brewery says. There will be 500 to 600 Crowlers available on August 5.

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