7-26-2019: The Whistle Punk Tap List


July 26th

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Baxter Double IPA

DOUBLE IPA // 8.8% ABV

Toppling Goliath Brewery // Decorah, Iowa

So wise, it’s like a miniature Buddha covered with hair. Named in honor of Ron Burgundy’s dog, this hazy hop bomb is bursting with citrus and berries from liberal dosing with Citra, Mosaic, Nelson and Sabro hops. Please don’t punt this off the bridge.

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Hazy ‘Bout You IPA

HAZY IPA // 6.6% ABV

Earth Rider Brewing & Ursa Minor Brewing // Superior, Wisconsin & Duluth, Minnesota

Twin Ports collaboration at its haziest! This bright, juicy nugget is all of the hops you want, featuring Bravo and Cashmere, but with a rock solid malt body that finishes like a soft summer breeze.

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Green Zebra

GERMAN-STYLE GOSE W/ WATERMELON // 4.6% ABV

Founders Brewing Co // Grand Rapids, Michigan

Here’s the tart, refreshing summer beer you’ve been searching for; perfectly suited for sharing at a hot summer picnic or BBQ. No zebras were harmed in the making of this zippy, straw golden quencher.

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Ouisconsing Red Ale

AMERICAN RED ALE // 5.4% ABV

Central Waters Brewing Co // Amherst, Wisconsin

Malts on parade! Caramel, fresh baked bread, dried fruits, and a clean balanced finish. One of the most versatile beer styles to accompany your next meal.

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Old Rasputin

RUSSIAN-STYLE IMPERIAL STOUT // 9% ABV

North Coast Brewing Co // Fort Bragg, California

Has won enough medals and awards to be considered one of the absolute best examples of the Imperial Stout style, period. It’s the stuff of legend, both the beer and the namesake. Can be consumed effectively with ice cream, also.

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Short Pants

LEMON SHANDY // 4.5% ABV

Bauhaus Brew Labs // Minneapolis, Minnesota

A sunshiney golden ale made with wheat and a combination of lemon zest, concentrate, and puree. Well made, and not sickeningly sweet. Best enjoyed with your shins out.

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Flamingo Dreams NITRO

BLONDE ALE WITH BLACK CURRANT AND RASPBERRY // 4.7% ABV

Left Hand Brewing Co // Longmont, Colorado

Hard to imagine a more fitting name for this beer. Have your beer and fashion statement too. The bright magenta color comes from black currants and raspberries, which are used delicately in combination of the velvet mouthfeel from the nitrogen. Drink pink!

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Treeshaker Imperial Peach IPA

IMPERIAL IPA W/ PEACH // 8% ABV

Odell Brewing Co // Fort Collins, Colorado

Among the many delicious things from Colorado are their famous peaches. Give these beauties to the hop geniuses at Odell and you’ve got the glory that is Treeshaker.

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Hefeweissbier Dunkel

DARK GERMAN HEFEWEIZEN // 5.3% ABV

Weihenstenphaner Brewery // Freising, Germany

A highly underrepresented style from the oldest continuously operating brewery in the world. Also, one of the best pairings for almost anything you would grill or sear. Intrigued? This is a sleeper every summer, super refreshing, but with ample caramelly malt body and bright fruity esters.

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Ora et Labora

BELGIAN DOPPELBOCK // 7.5% ABV

La Trappe and Brunswick Bierworks // Netherlands and Toronto, Canada

This first secular collaboration for the Trappist Monastery of Koenigshoeven (La Trappe) with the Canadian brewery Brunswick Bierworks. They call it a “New World Doppelbock” which sounds as tasty as it is. Caramelized sugar and figs also mix with some citrusy hop notes and characteristic herbal yeast esters. Worthy of contemplation.

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Hop Star

SESSION IPA // 4.9% ABV

Fulton Brewing Co // Minneapolis, Minnesota

It’s all of the hops you love, but with less of the booze. This is a particularly delicious execution of a style that has effectively transformed the American Pale Ale category. Makes for a great mid-bike-ride sipper, because IPAs.

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Equinox Hopped Cider

APPLE CIDER W/ HOPS // 5.9% ABV

The Cider Farm Cidery // Mineral Point, Wisconsin

A bright, semi-sweet cider adds a layer of citrus and dry snappy finish from the addition of Equinox hops. Hops: not just for beer anymore. 

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Mango Hibiscus Kombucha

KOMBUCHA // 0.5% ABV

Deane’s Kombucha // Minneapolis, Minnesota

A touch tropical, but plenty of tang thanks to the hibiscus. It’s a soft pink party in your mouth, and plenty of good probiotics for your belly.

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Swinging Axe Pilsner

GERMAN-STYLE PILSNER // 4.5% ABV

Lucette Brewing Co // Menomonie, Wisconsin

The official beer of the Lumberjack World Championships in Hayward! A nice, bright, sturdy pilsner that is perfect for cutting, climbing, rolling and boom running.

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Purple Butterfly Tea NITRO

HERBAL TEA: BUTTERFLY PEA FLOWER, KING TUT LEMONADE // 0% ABV

Cup of Té // Toronto, Canada

Purple iced tea on nitro? Yea, sounds about right. Floral, fruity, with just a touch of tang. Pour directly into face.

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Crazy Juice Cold Brew Coffee NITRO

COLD BREWED COFFEE // 0% ABV

Duluth Coffee Co. // Duluth, Minnesota

Brewed and kegged in-house with Duluth Coffee Co’s Crazy Juice blend. High octane fun that is way too easy to consume. With nitro, who needs cream? Once again, Folgers can suck it.


- Ian Finch


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