The Mash-Up: From pineapple to peaches to yuzu, it’s a tropical Fourth of July weekend

Talking Waters Brewing Company’s Peach Paradise // Photo via TWBC

With over 175 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 the weekend of one of the most beer friendly holidays of the year—the Fourth of July. Whether it’s a backyard cookout, a day on the boat, or road tripping to visit friends or family, many Minnesotans will fill a few growlers or buy some variety packs as they celebrate.

New beers available this week feature a wide variety of tropical fruit flavors, plus actual tropical fruits like pineapple, yuzu, mango and, slightly less tropical but still screaming of summer, rhubarb.

 

 

 

Each week, The Growler’s editorial team highlights five of the most tantalizing new beers hitting taps and store shelves that we’re most excited to try.

HeadFlyer Hawaiian Sophie

This pineapple blonde ale is made with fresh fruit, providing it with smooth citrus notes up front and a touch of characteristic blonde ale flavors at the back. 5% ABV, 18 IBU.

Inbound BrewCo – Shot Clock // Photo via Inbound

Inbound Shot Clock

“Shot Clock is a gorgeously juicy, hazy American pale ale made with a soft malt bill plus light-profile rice and corn adjuncts,” Inbound says. “It’s hopped with Cashmere and Idaho #7 hops in the boil, and finally triple dry-hopped with fruity, tropical Idaho #7 and Hallertau Ariana hops.” It was brewed in collaboration with Broken Clock and debuted at First Draft and is also available at the Inbound taproom. 4.7% ABV, 38 IBUs, and available in cans at metro stores next week.

Surly Rocket Surgery Hazy Ale

Included in the new Hop Pack (along with Dots and Loops), this is a hazy IPA designed to highlight juicy hop flavors without the big ABV. This is a hazy IPA with bright fruit-forward hop notes, slight bitterness, and 5.5% ABV.

Rhubarb Wit from Urban Growler // Photo via Urban Growler Facebook

Urban Growler Rhubarb Wit

 A Belgian-style wit with a slightly tart flavor from the addition of Minnesota-grown rhubarb. “Highly carbonated and lightly spiced with orange peel and coriander, this is a refreshing summer favorite,” the brewery says. 5.1% ABV, 15 IBU.

Venn Batch #192 Yuzu Rice Lager

 This was made in collaboration with Don Oishi Kitchen food truck. “Actual yuzu, dry, crispy,” Venn simply says of this Japanese rice lager infused with yuzu fruit. 5.0% ABV, 10 IBU.

 

New beers available this week (July 1–July 7) 

Strawberry Milkshake IPA from 10K Brewing // Photo via 10K Twitter

10K Brewing

  • Strawberry Milkshake IPA – A new 6.8% ABV strawberry milkshake IPA.

22 Northmen Brewing Comapny’s English IPA // Photo via 22 Northmen Facebook

22 Northmen Brewing Co.

  • English IPA – Made with English yeast and hops for a fruity aroma with earthy notes.

56 Brewing

  • CBD Seltzer Water – A new non-alcoholic option at 56’s taproom. “5mg of CBD oil per 10oz pour, and citrusy fresh,” the brewery says.

AEGIR Brewing Co.

  • Call Me A Cab Released – An 8.8% ABV cabernet sauvignon ale. Tapped again on July 4 at the brewery.

AEGIR Brewing Co.

  • Hel Yeah – AEGIR released its first lager last weekend, a Helles-style.

Alloy Brewing

Last weekend the brewery celebrated its second anniversary with three special taps:

  • Berry Bomb
  • Strawberry Guava Earthshake IPA
  • White Noise

Angry Inch Brewing Company

  • Rilees Golden Ale – Tapped last month at the Lakeville brewery.

Back Channel Brewing Co.

  • Unified Fund – A 6.7% ABV New England-style IPA.

Bad Habit Brewing Company

  • Born N’ Razz’d – A limited raspberry wheat, tapped on Wednesday, July 3.
  • Cold Press Dark Addiction – Notes of chocolate, infused with cold press coffee.
  • Dope Sauce IPA – Tapped in late June.
  • Lemon Fresh – Tapped last weekend.
  • Rhubarber Cherry Imperial Stout – A rhubarb and cherry kettle sour, tapped last weekend.

Bad Weather Brewing Company

  • Belgian Witbier – Notes of spice, coriander, and white bread in the beer, Bad Weather says.

Bald Man Brewing’s Psycho-delic Haze // Phot via Bald Man Instagram

Bald Man Brewing

  • Hot Summer Night – A raspberry lemon blonde ale.
  • Psycho-delic Haze – A New England-style IPA, back on tap now.

Barrel Theory Beer Company

  • Feelin’ Like a Saber-Tooth Tiger – A new gose with passion fruit, guava, and citrus debuts this weekend.
  • Ghost Train Haze – The IPA with Citra, Mosaic, Amarillo, Cascade hops returns this weekend.

Birch’s Lowertown

  • Weizenbock – “A strong and malt-forward wheat beer brewed with all German malt, hops, and yeast,” Birch’s says. 6.8% ABV.

BlackStack Brewing

  • Thunder Lizard – A double dry-hopped IPA.

Block North Brew Pub

  • BNBPIPA – Described as a modest IPA, this is a hop-forward offering with citrus notes and a slightly sweet finish, the brewery says. 5.8% ABV.

Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative

  • Barrel Aged Espresso Vanilla Stout – “Using a medium roast organic espresso blend, this 9.7% ABV barrel-aged stout delivers hints vanilla right off the nose. Bold flavors of espresso and dark chocolate throughout and finishes with a slight bourbon heat,” the brewery says. 76 IBU.

Clown Shoes Beer

  • Bubble Farm IPA – Soon to be available in 16-ounce cans in select states.

Dangerous Man Brewing Company

  • Citron Witbier
  • Hefeweizen
  • House IPA – The latest batch was hopped with Cascade, Centennial, and Bravo hops.
  • Peach Citra Sour – “Juicy, tart, and packed with peach and stone fruit aromas,” the brewery says.
  • Vermont Maple Golden Ale

East Lake Craft Brewery’s Double Dry Hopped Sun Dogs // Photo via East Lake Twitter

Eastlake Craft Brewery

  • Double Dry-Hopped Sun Dogs – A juicy IPA that tastes of a tropical fruit salad, the brewery says. In limited supply and tapped last week.

Garphish Brewing Company

  • Subplimal Haze – Back on tap at the brewery now.

HeadFlyer Brewing

  • Hawaiian Sophie – Top Flight selection.
  • Ice Ice Baby – On tap for the Fourth, this is a blueberry kettle sour with sweet berry flavor in balance with a refreshing tartness, the brewery says.

Inbound BrewCo

  • Shot Clock – Top Flight selection.

Junkyard Brewing’s Fur Eel // Photo via Junkyard Twitter

Junkyard Brewing Co.

  • Fur Eel – A New England-style IPA.
  • Jort Season – A cherry almond sour IPA, now available in Crowlers.
  • Scout Camp Imperial S’more Porter – 10.8% ABV and on tap in Moorhead now.

LumpCo

  • Lumpy’s Lager – This is a special Helles-style lager released for Tim “Lumpy” Herron in 16-ounce cans and on sale this week at the 3M Open. It’s a malt-forward, crisp lager that pours at 4.7% ABV. It will be sold at golf courses across the state later this summer. It was contract brewed at Bauhaus.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • MN Pils – A 5% ABV Pilsner made with Minnesota-grown hops.
  • Operation CoHoperation – A new 8% ABV double IPA made in collaboration with Mumford Brewing of Los Angeles.
  • Operation CoHoperation – An 8% ABV double IPA made in collaboration with Stoup Brewing of Seattle.
  • Sophistry 03 – A 7.5% ABV New England-style IPA: “We took the same great malt base of Sophistry 02 and hit it with a massive amount of Citra and Mosaic Lupulin Powder in our custom whirlpool,” the brewery says, adding, “Huge notes of papaya, passionfruit and mango are ready to bang your buds”

Pantown Brewing Company

  • Bluemound Road Mulberry Sour – A kettle sour made with mulberries.
  • Pineapple Dream – Tapped last week at the brewery.

Surly Brewing Company

  • Dots and Loops – Available in the new Hop Pack (along with Rocket Surgery, Xtra-Citra, and Furious), Dots and Loops is a “new-school IPA” with orange, pineapple, and mango flavors. It’s fruity, bright, and hoppy, Surly says. 6.7% ABV.
  • Rocket Surgery Hazy Ale – Top Flight selection.

Talking Waters Brewing Co Ghosted West Coast IPA // Photo via TWBC

Talking Waters Brewing Co.

  • Ghosted – A West Coast IPA that pours at 6.9% ABV and uses Denali and Idaho 7 hops for pineapple, citrus, and pine flavors with zero haze.
  • Peach Paradise – At 5% ABV, this smoothie sour was conditioned on peach, tangerine, coconut, vanilla bean and sea salt.

The Lab

  • American Porter 0101 – This is a robust-style American porter with complex flavors from its dark malt bill. 6% ABV, 40 IBU.
  • Hard Seltzer w/ Yuzu 0101 – “It has lemon and clementine notes with a touch of bitterness. Very refreshing, slightly sweet with a dry finish,” The Lab says. 5% ABV.
  • Kolsch with Mango 0101 – This traditional Germanic Kölsch with mango puree is crisp with subtle fruit and hop notes, using the malt bill to accent the mango addition. 5.4% ABV, 14 IBU.

Union 32 Craft House

  • Vermonster – A bright, juicy New England-style IPA that’s notably hop-forward, the brewpub says.

Urban Forage Winery and Cider House

  • Blackcurrant Cider – On tap as of last weekend at the East Lake Street ciderhouse.

Urban Growler Brewing Company

  • Rhubarb Wit – Top Flight selection.
  • Thrillz for Pilz – “Floral, crisp, and refreshing—we used American-grown Saaz hops that present a noble hop aroma with herbal and earthy overtones,” the brewery says of this 5.8% ABV, 20 IBU Czech-style Pilsner.

Venn Brewing Company

  • Batch #192 Yuzu Rice Lager – Top Flight selection.
  • Batch #197 Citra Strata Double NEIPA – Heavy notes of pineapple with green, earthy, floral hop undercurrents.
  • Batch #199 Citra EPA – An American-style pale ale featuring the Citra hop variety. 5.8% ABV, 35 IBU.

Wooden Hill Brewing Company

  • Guava Rave – A 4.6% ABV fruited wheat ale made with pink guava puree.

Yoerg Brewing

  • Roggenbier – Tapped last weekend, in rotation with Hefeweizen.

Beers just announced

Clown Shoes’ Double Burnt Caramel // Photo via Clown Shoes’ Twitter

Clown Shoes Beer

  • Double Burnt Caramel – A bourbon barrel-aged double brown ale with added caramel.

Dave’s Brew Farm

  • Saison Dandy – On tap when the brew farm is next open, July 13-14. They will also be open July 27-28.

Lupulin Brewing Company

  • D’ohyeah – A 6.5% ABV IPA
  • Fruitsmack – A 7% IPA with mango.
  • Fun Pants – A 5% session blonde.
  • Lateralus – Snozzberry Pie – An imperial stout with blueberry, blackberry, graham cracker, and vanilla. 11% ABV.

Surly Brewing Company

  • Stunner – A dry-hopped summer seasonal made with Amarillo, El Dorado, and Mosaic lops with mango, orange, and papaya flavors and with a hint of lactose for a smooth finish. 6% ABV. Stunner is the featured beer at Stunday Funday on July 14 at the beer hall.

Union 32 Craft House

  • Rhubarb Kolsch – A golden ale with slight malt-driven sweetness to counter the rhubarb. Coming soon.

Venn Brewing Company

  • Batch #198 Rye Pale Ale – “Fruity, spicy, citrusy,” says Venn. “A classic American pale ale with 40% malted rye.” 5.1% ABV, 40 IBU.
  • Cosmosis: Pineapple – A kettle sour infused with pineapple. 8.8% ABV.

Waconia Brewing Company

  • NEbulous Hazy IPA – Tapping at the brewery on Monday, July 8.

Curious about recent releases? Peruse our Mash-Up archives. Did we miss a beer release or announcement? Email us at [email protected] to let us know about new beers from this week and beyond. Or let us know what new beer you’re enjoying by using #TheMashUp on Twitter and Instagram.

 

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