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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
Treeshaker Imperial Peach IPA
IMPERIAL IPA W/ PEACH // 8% ABV
Odell Brewing Co // Fort Collins, Colorado