8-3-2019: The Whistle Punk Tap List


August 3rd

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Saison Olivia

BELGIAN-STYLE SAISON // 7.4% ABV

Angry Minnow Brewing // Hayward, Wisconsin

One of our all time favorite Minnow beers. Floral, herbal, zesty, and drinkable as hell. Just like your summer fling, this one isn’t around long enough.

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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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Schell’s IPA

AMERICAN IPA // 5.8% ABV

August Schell Brewing Co // New Ulm, Minnesota

I wasn’t sure I’d ever see the day that Schell’s brewed an IPA, it’s not exactly a traditional German style. However, they are not ones to fall behind the times, and this is a very tasty entry into a very crowded part of the market. Relatively light bodied, but with fresh candied citrus and rich hop aromas, leading to a pleasantly dry finish. You stay classy New Ulm!

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Brett Stout

BRETT IMPERIAL STOUT AGED IN WINE BARRELS // 11.3% ABV

Lagunitas Brewing Co // Petaluma, California

It ain’t your granddaddy’s stout. This massive, inky beast has been given quite a decadent treatment: a mixed culture fermentation consisting of brettanomyces and lactobacillus, then aged in Somoma County red wine barrels for up to 4 years. All of that adds up to roughly a chocolate cake soaked in tart cherry wine with whisps of rustic farmhouse funk. Even for an outrageous brewery this is fringe. Wonderfully fringe, I think that was the original name that the marketing team came up with.

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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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Louie’s Demise

AMBER ALE // 5.5% ABV

Milwaukee Brewing Co // Milwaukee, Wisconsin

A supremely well balanced amber with a murderous backstory. Enjoy this malty, maven in good company, but don’t find yourself hitting on the wrong lady at the bar or you’ll wind up like Louie.

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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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Lemon Lime Kombucha

KOMBUCHA // 0.5% ABV

Deane’s Kombucha // Minneapolis, Minnesota

It’s sort of like new age Sprite. Except instead of rotting out your teeth, this refreshing citrus magic will improve your digestive health!

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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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Organic Noms Berry Delight Tea NITRO

HERBAL TEA: BLEND OF ROSEHIPS, ROOIBOS, HIBISCUS, RASPBERRY, AND STEVIA // 0% ABV

Cup of Té // Toronto, Canada

Bright red, and smells like a fresh fruit punch. Tangy, but with a touch of sweetness makes this something you can really put back on a hot summer day. All organic, all delicious, and caffeine free.

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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? Suck it Folgers.


- Ian Finch


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