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570 Humboldt Drive NW
Suite 107
Big Lake MN 55309
Telephone: +1 763-263-9549
Hours: Monday-Thursday 4:00pm-9:00pmpm, Friday 3:00pm-11:00pm, Saturday noon-11:00pm, Sunday 11:00am-6:00pm.
Brewer: Matt Schiller
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Notes

Visited: July 31, 2020

Opened: 2015

Contributors: Siegfried Binge, Jonny Hughes, Ralph Wells

Updated: November 1, 2021

Beer List

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    10.00% abv.
    • Date: October 30, 2021 (#10750)
      Package: draught
      Score: 18½ points
      Appearance (3)
      Black. Massive creamy head.
      Aroma (3½)
      Dark chocolate. Earthy. Mildly grassy, but mostly subtle and balanced.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Big body, smooth. Richly chocolatey and nicely roasty. Hugely malty. Mild grassy hop flavor, a little floral, but pretty much all the bitterness is from the roasted malt.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Excellent balance. Excellent beer.

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    • Date: October 30, 2021 (#10746)
      Package: nitrogenated
      Score: 20 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright copper color. Tight dense nitro head.
      Aroma (4)
      Bready, grassy, smoky, grainy.
      Mouthfeel (10)
      Medium body, creamy smooth. Nice biscuity-grainy malt with a mild caramel note, along with some bread crust. Grassy hop flavor. Lingering low-medium bitterness with a floral note.
      Overall Impression (3)
      Excellent beer. I love it when a brewery nails a traditional style. I'd like to taste a CO2 version to compare.

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    Belgian-Style Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.
    • Date: July 31, 2020 (#10326)
      Package: draught
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 16 points
      Appearance (3)
      Bright yellow. Dense head.
      Aroma (3)
      Fresh malt, mildly estery. Bready.
      Mouthfeel (8)
      Medium body, surprisingly creamy. Bready, grassy, fruity.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Good clean beer.

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    Belgian-Style Dubbel
    7.50% abv.
    • Date: December 10, 2020 (#10397)
      Package: bottled
      Place: at the brewery
      Score: 18 points
      Appearance (3)
      Extremely lively pour! When it's finally in the glass, the beer is a beautiful, brilliant, dark red under a massive dense head that you could probably walk across.
      Aroma (4)
      Grassy, spicy, raisiny. Clean dark-toasty malt.
      Mouthfeel (9)
      Medium body, fizzy. Dark, toasty malt. Nicely fruity, mild bananas and raisins. Dark caramel. Grassy, very low bitterness. Lingering toasty malt finish with just a hint of alcohol.
      Overall Impression (2)
      Real good beer.

  • German-Style Schwarzbier
    5.00% abv.

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    Blissful Ignorance
    Imperial or Double India Pale Ale
    9.00% abv.

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    Centsless
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.00% abv.

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    DDH Straight Hash Homie
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.70% abv.

  • Doppelbock
    German-Style Doppelbock or Eisbock
    Awards:

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    Dortmunder
    Dortmunder/Export or German-Style Oktoberfest
    5.50% abv.
    Awards:

  • Dunkel
    European-Style Dark/Münchner Dunkel
    5.40% abv.

  • Eastern Sea
    Baltic-Style Porter
    8.20% abv.

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    Fashion Mullet
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    6.50% abv.

  • Helles
    Münchner-Style Helles
    4.80% abv.

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    Maibock
    German-Style Bock or Maibock

  • Make IPA Piney Again
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.00% abv.

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    Oktoberfest
    German-Style Märzen/Oktoberfest
    5.70% abv.

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    Proper Heathen
    Barley Wine-Style Ale
    10.10% abv.

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    S&M
    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • Schism
    American-Style Black Ale
    8.00% abv.

  • Sexy Hops El Dorado
    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
    7.70% abv.

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    Sherburne County
    Wood- and Barrel-Aged Strong Stout
    14.10% abv.

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    Sophistry 08
    Juicy or Hazy India Pale Ale
    7.50% abv.

  • Suburban Sunrise Red IPA
    American-Style India Pale Ale
    7.00% abv.

  • Whiskey Nuts 2020
    Wood- and Barrel-aged Dark Beer
    16.20% abv.