Seasonal Beers

CHAPER MCCXCI

A VISIT TO MY CRAZY AUNT

Crazy Aunt is an ale brewed with juniper, coriander, lime juice, and tonic water. We’ve pushed the limits with this beer and brewed it to taste just like a gin & tonic, and we’re introducing it as the perfect seasonal to quench your thirst on a warm Minnesota summer day. RECIPE IDEAS HERE!

Style:
Gin & Tonic Style Ale
Notes:
Crisp
Bright
Cocktail-ish
Availability:
Summer
ABV:
6.0%
IBU:
N/A
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  • 1st Place - 2017 Hopped Up Caribou Beer Festival

Chapter IVCLI

East IPA

Brewed in the New England style, this IPA explodes with juicy hop avors of apricot, orange, and citrus. A hazy golden color and very low bitterness round out the body to make a smooth texture, making this beer a rival opposite of the West Coast IPA.

Style:
IPA
Notes:
Juicy
Hazy
Apricot
Availability:
Limited
ABV:
6.4%
IBU:
41
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CDXIV

Bedeviled Gourd

Imagine the aroma of a freshly baked pumpkin pie coming out of the oven with the perfect blend of cinnamon, clove, and nutmeg in the air. The crust is just beginning to burn and the top begins to brown. This is the experience we wanted to bring into the form of a beer and the warm pumpkin spice blend makes it the perfect drink for a crisp fall afternoon.

Style:
Smoked Ale and Pumpkin
Notes:
Fresh Pumpkin Pie
Fall Afternoons
Crisp Malt
Availability:
Fall
ABV:
6%
IBU:
29
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Chapter XLII

Siren Song for a Lost Satyr

The sweet fruitiness and hint of spice from the saison mingle with the tartness of the blackberry to create a unique and wonderful blend of flavors. No expense was spared with this celebration of blackberries.

Style:
Saison & Blackberries
Notes:
Bold
Fruity
Effervescent
Availability:
Late Summer
ABV:
7.5%
IBU:
35
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Chapter CDXX

The Autonomous Nature Of DANKBOT

We’ve taken this IPA up a notch with a ton of bitterness and hoppy goodness. With a medium to light malt body, the focus of this beer is hops to truly let them be the hero. A layer of earthy and dank hops on top of bold citrus characters make this beer our hoppiest to date.

Style:
IPA
Notes:
Dank
Grapefruit
Bitter
Availability:
Fall
ABV:
6.5%
IBU:
91
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  • Bronze Medal - 2017 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Chapter LXV

The Insatiable Appetite of Frugivorous

Pouring with a deep ruby hue and an off-white head, the raspberry is dominant in this brew. Aromas of sweet berries and fruity Belgian esters dance in unison as they lead toward a sweet, fresh raspberry flavor, finally finishing slightly tart and crisp. The overall body is dry, leaving you wanting your second sip faster than you could reach for your first.

Style:
Saison & Raspberries
Notes:
Bold
Fruity
Effervescent
Availability:
Late Summer
ABV:
7.5%
IBU:
35
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Chapter XXVII

The Return Voyage of Banshee Cutter

Aromas of a light roast with slight characters of citrus and honey roll off the frothing head, leading to a crisp coffee sweetness. The balanced acidity of the coffee blends perfectly with the light malty characters, leading to a brilliantly smooth, latte-like creaminess to the brew. (Available on nitro in the taproom.)

Style:
Coffee Golden Ale
Notes:
LIGHT ROAST
CREAMY
COMPLEX
Availability:
Seasonal
ABV:
5.5%
IBU:
18
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Chapter LXV

Hailing a Phantom Taxi

This Double IPA is bursting at the seams with flavor! We didn't hold back on the hops with this one, so be prepared for full-on citrus and mango aromas finishing with a ton of grapefruit and tropical fruit in the flavor. With a light and balanced malt body, the hops shine through creating a bold, hoppy brew.

Style:
Double IPA
Notes:
Grapefruit
Mango
Even More Hops
Availability:
Spring
ABV:
9%
IBU:
84
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Chapter XLVII

My Dear Doe Eyes

With more than 7,500 pounds of cherries per batch (a pound per pint!), this brew signifies the the annual harvest of Door County's famous cherry crop. Aromas of cherry pie lead to flavors of tart and sweet cherries and an effervescent finish.

Style:
Saison & Door Co Cherries
Notes:
Bold & Tart
Cherry Pie
Effervescent
Availability:
Late Summer
ABV:
7.8%
IBU:
35
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  • People's Choice Award - 2015 Rochester Craft Beer Expo

Chapter LIII

Last Ride of the Wild Hunt

We created this old style German smoked beer based off of the traditional method of drying grains over fire, which imparted a smooth yet noticeably smokey character to the malt. This beer has notes of dark toffee and smooth, smokey flavors reminiscent of beechwood and grilled ribs.

Style:
German Smoked Ale
Notes:
Smokey
Toffee
Old-World Smooth
Availability:
Early Fall
ABV:
6.0%
IBU:
27
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  • Best of the Fest - 2015 St. Paul Oktoberfest

Chapter XX

No Light Escapes the Gravity Well

Brewed in celebration of our anniversary, this imperial stout has been aged for one year, giving the beer a complex and mature flavor profile. With flavors as intense as a fine port, Gravity Well boasts flavors of chocolate, toffee, and sherry that meld together with flavors of coffee and dark fruit. (Scotch and Bourbon Barrel-Aged versions pouring in the taproom.)

Style:
Imperial Stout
Notes:
Complex
Smooth
Deep
Availability:
Winter
ABV:
11.5%
IBU:
82
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  • Silver Medal - 2017 Best of Craft Beer Awards

Chapter MCDXC

That Time We Got Behind Jupiter’s Shield

With hints of juniper and sage, this barrel aged 100% brett wild ale is our newest addition to the Brewmaster's Secret Garden series.

Style:
Wild Ale
Notes:
FUNK
APPLE
SAGE
Availability:
Limited
ABV:
8.6%
IBU:
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Year-Round Beers

Chapter VII
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Saison & Sauv Blanc Grapes
Chapter XXIX
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Citrus IPA
Chapter XXXIII
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Pale Ale & Yuzu
Chapter XXXIX
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Session Ale
Chapter LXXIV
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London-style Porter