Dangerous Man's Rye IPA is a peppy and dry pairing for your burger

robmiller2-Sarah-Bonvallet.jpg
Sarah Bonvallet
Dangerous Man head brewer Rob Miller

IPA fanatics know just how many varieties of the style exist, from the floral West Coast versions to the maltier British-inspired drinks. We've been sipping yet another variation: Dangerous Man's Rye IPA.

See also:
Red Stag Block Party premieres collaborative beers from 8 Minnesota breweries


More »

OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale is a strong, woody hop bomb

StoneOAKED1LorenGreen.jpg
Loren Green

OAKED Arrogant Bastard Ale from San Diego's Stone Brewing Co. does exactly what the name suggests: It takes the also worthy Arrogant Bastard Ale and ages it with oak wood chips, giving the brew an earthy and woody quality that offsets its signature heavy hop doses.

See also:
New Belgium Brewing's Tour de Fat: A celebration of bikes, beer, and being weird


More »

With Windvane, Bad Weather brews a distinct Minnesota Red Ale

badweatherwindvane.jpg

After a bad weather-filled Home Run Derby, we're turning our attention to a kind of bad weather we like to have around: Minnetonka's Bad Weather Brewing Company and specifically, its flagship brew, Windvane.

See also:
Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA offers a lighter, citrusy IPA experience


More »

Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA offers a lighter, citrusy IPA experience

Deschutes-Fresh-Squeezed-Angle.jpg

If you're in the market for a lighter IPA drinking experience, look no further than the Fresh Squeezed IPA from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, Oregon. A citrusy IPA that minimizes the hop bitterness by contrasting with a heavy and aromatic dose of Citra, Mosaic, and Nugget hops, Fresh Squeezed offers a smooth and mellow finish. This overall easy-drinking beer is light on the tongue and palatable with a sessionable pale ale quality.

See also:
Could mead be the next big drink trend? Minnesota mead-makers weigh in

More »

Sipping Indeed's 2014 Mexican Honey Imperial Lager, a citrusy, lightly sweet brew

Indeedhoneylager2014lorengreen.jpg
Loren Green

This is only the second year Indeed Brewing has made its Mexican Honey Imperial Lager, a light, crisp, malt-based beer that deviates from the often hop-centric brewery. The beer was formulated because co-owner Thomas Whisenand fell in love with the variety of Mexican orange blossom honey while using it to brew the winter seasonal Old Friend. He sought out a new use for the citrusy honey and a Mexican lager was a natural fit.

See also:
Beer of the Week: Indeed Brewing's Old Friend


More »

New Belgium and Odell collaborate on a summery pale ale

focollaboration560.jpg

This week we're sipping FOCOllaboration, an American pale ale with a copper color and a thin but consistent head. The joint project of New Belgium and Odell Brewing, FOCOllaboration Ale is one of the best beers we've had recently from this pair of the biggest and brightest names in Fort Collins, CO.

See also:
What to expect at MN Craft Beer Week: Special beer releases, parties, and tastings


More »

Spotted Cow: A cream ale firmly rooted in Wisconsin agriculture

NewGlarusSpottedCowLorenGreen.jpg
Loren Green

In keeping with the summer drink theme, Wisconsin favorite Spotted Cow, a cream ale from New Glarus Brewing Company, is light in color and smooth to drink, so it's easy to pour a few back while relaxing on a patio somewhere. The beer itself is sold in Wisconsin only -- another reason we associate Spotted Cow with summertime, as it's often picked up by Land of 10,000 Lakes residents while on vacation in our neighbor state to the east.

See also:
Boulevard's Tank 7: Make this summer saison your new go-to patio drink


More »

Boulevard's Tank 7: Make this summer saison your new go-to patio drink

boulevardtank7lorengreen.jpg
Loren Green

Boulevard Brewing Company has crafted a perfect summer beer with its Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale. This saison carries an 8.5% ABV and all the subtle spices one expects in a saison, making it an easy-drinking refreshment with complex notes that feel almost indulgent.

See also:
Olvalde's Ode to a Russian Shipwright: A tart, sweet porter worth cellaring


More »

Olvalde's Ode to a Russian Shipwright: A tart, sweet porter worth cellaring

OlvaldeOdetoaRussianShipwrightlorengreen.jpg
Loren Green

If you're looking for an 18th century seafaring beer, look no further than Olvalde Farm and Brewing Company's Ode to a Russian Shipwright, an Imperial Stout Porter with, as you might guess from the name, naval origins.

Russian czar Peter the Great was fond of England's porters, and brought them back with him after visiting the naval superpower to study shipbuilding. Olvade brewer Joe Pond was fond of this interesting bit of beer history and launched the beer in 2011 as his first seasonal ale.

See also:
Beer of the Week: Badger Hill's Traitor IPA


More »

Beer of the Week: Tallgrass Brewing's Halcyon Wheat

rsz_halcyon_4pack_10x12_72dpi.jpg
Courtesy Tallgrass Brewing Company
The halcyon days of early summer call for a namesake beer

This week's Beer of the Week is Halcyon, an unfiltered American pale wheat ale from Tallgrass Brewing Company out of Manhattan, Kansas.

Though Tallgrass now brews this one year round, Halcyon has all the trappings of early summer: a light and lively body, beautiful hazy golden color, and a whole cornucopia of tropical fruit on the nose. 

See also:

More »

Now Trending

From the Vault

 

Loading...