Angel Seat Amber
The “angel seat” on a train is the raised observation seat up in the cupola of the caboose. From the angel’s seat, a conductor could watch the train, looking for hot boxes (overheated wheel bearings) or fires started by hot cinders flying out of the locomotive. It’s the highest seat on the train. Our Angel Seat Amber Ale will put you in the best seat in the house, too. Smooth, malty flavor and aroma, with a crisp, clean hoppy finish.
5.7% ABV, 40 IBU, 15 SRM
Fog Bank Hazy IPA
Train engineers are always nervous about approaching a bank of fog on the track because you never know what’s on the other side. You don’t have to worry about that with our Fog Bank Hazy IPA. Full bodied, but citrusy and refreshing, with moderate bittering, and loaded with hop flavor and aroma.
5.7% ABV, 45 IBU, 6 SRM
Golden Spike IPA
The eastern and western lines of Northern Pacific’s transcontinental railroad were joined together near Independence Creek in western Montana in 1883. To commemorate the occasion, the first spike driven at the start of railway construction near Carlton, Minnesota was used to connect the last section of rail. It was named the Golden Spike, and was driven home by NP President Henry Villard, former US President Ulysses S. Grant, and Henry C. Davis, who had driven that first spike. Our Golden Spike, commemorating the completion of construction at Roundhouse Brewery, is a golden colored Imperial IPA, loaded with premium brewers and dark crystal malts, generous doses of Mosaic and Crystal hops for aromas of citrus, spice, and blueberry, and Magnum hops for a clean bittering finish.
8.9% ABV, 87 IBU, 10 SRM.
Clock Tower Kölsch
Clock Tower Kölsch – the clock tower building looks out over the Northern Pacific rail yards, and has been a local landmark since it was first built in 1882. The tower has stood watch over the rise, decline, and rise again of the yards, including our humble efforts here at Roundhouse to bring this local landmark to life. Clock Tower Kölsch is a light, crisp, pale beer with slight fruity notes and a dry finish, perfect for a summer day.
4.6% ABV, 26 IBU, 6 SRM.
Witches Brew Limited Release
Our latest release of Old Betsy Brown Ale infused with apple and cinnamon. Your autumns will never be the same.
5.1% ABV, 30 IBU
Manley’s Wee Heavy
Manley Cunningham, our brewer’s grandfather, was a railroader for all of his adult life, starting out as a crew caller for the Northern Pacific in the days of steam locomotives until retiring as an engineer for Burlington Northern in the days of diesel. Manley’s Wee Heavy is a Strong Scottish Ale, dedicated to the memory of all of the men and women who work the rails. Full bodied and malty, with hints of currants and caramel, and a rich dark color and malty aroma.
8.9% ABV, 26 IBU, 34 SRM.
Coal Train Porter
Think of sooty dark cars loaded with anthracite, moving through the night, dancing to the music of the rails. A robust porter, dark as night and smooth as jazz. Flavors of roast malt, coffee and cocao, with a mild caramel sweetness for balance.
5.6% ABV, 40 IBU, 28 SRM.
Boom Lake Lager
A premium lager, using pilsner malt produced in Minnesota, balanced by American Crystal and German Northern Brewer hops. Crisp, light bodied, with a mild malt flavor and aroma.
5.3% ABV, 22 IBU, 4 SRM.
Rye on Rye
What happens when our award-winning Runaround Rye Ale meets a Rye Whiskey barrel? It only gets better! Oak and whiskey notes mellow the spice of the rye and gives it a smokey, smooth distinctive flavor and aroma. Aged four months. Limited supply!
5.4% ABV, 20 IBU, 12 SRM.
Runaround Rye Ale
Perhaps it’s not a big surprise, but it’s hard to turn a train around. Doing a “runaround”, in railroad slang, is to disconnect the engine from one end of the train, take it around to the other end, reconnect it, and then take the train back in the opposite direction. Our Runaround Rye ale takes beer and sends it in a different direction. This German-style rye ale is brewed with malted barley and rye, for a dry, spicy flavor, dark malts for color and malt flavor, with mild banana and clove flavors contributed by the yeast, and Hallertauer hops for a mild bitterness.
5.4% ABV, 20 IBU, 12 SRM.
Old Betsy Brown Ale
The first locomotive in the Northern Pacific Railway was a wood-burning engine named the Minnetonka, and its job was to haul ties, rails, and other supplies used to help build the railroad along the line westward as it was constructed and advanced from Carlton, Minnesota. When the line was completed, the locomotive was sold to the Polson Lumber Company. It was renamed “Old Betsy” and hauled timber until 1928 when it was retired and abandoned. Old Betsy was recovered by the Northern Pacific Railway in the mid-’30s and restored it to working order. The sturdy little locomotive is still owned by the BNSF Railroad and is on permanent loan to the Lake Superior Railroad Museum in Duluth. Our Old Betsy is a sturdy malt-forward Northern English-style brown ale, with 2-row premium brewer’s malt and dark malts for complexity and rich flavor, with the balance provided by Magnum and Northern Brewer hops.
5.1% ABV, 30 IBU, 17 SRM.
Crow Wing Cream Ale
Cream ales are one of the first uniquely American beers, and the Crow Wing River runs deep through the memories and the culture of central Minnesota. This beer is a blend of barley malt, wheat and corn and German Hallertauer hops provide balance, to make a crisp, smooth, refreshing brew.
5.5% ABV, 23 IBU