Gandy Dancer Strong Ale
Gandy dancers were the railroad workers who actually worked on the track, laying ties, lining rails, pulling and driving spikes, and otherwise making sure that the train could roll. It was hard physical labor, and their name comes from their rhythmic motions while shifting rails using a “gandy pole”, a 20-pound iron pry bar. Our Gandy Dancer is an English style strong ale, full-bodied, smooth, malt forward, with a sweet malty aroma. We’ll keep your stock rolling with Gandy Dancer.
9.2% ABV, 32 IBU, 20 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.
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. Break through the Fog Bank today.
5.7% ABV, 45 IBU, 6 SRM
Empire Builder Imperial Stout
The Empire Builder passenger line was the flagship passenger line for the Great Northern Railroad and it’s successor, the Burlington Northern Railroad. Running from Chicago to Portland, this mighty line crosses the northern tier of the United States, bridging east and west. Our Empire Builder is a dark, rich, malty, American-style Imperial Stout. Hints of stone fruit and currants, with a sweet malty undertone but assertive hoppiness for balance.
10% ABV, 56 IBU, 55 SRM
Cinder Dick IPA
A cinder dick was a railroad policeman. Cinder dicks spent their days walking the cinders of the railyard, looking for thieves trying to break into boxcars, investigating wrecks for wrongdoing, or riding the trains guarding valuable freight. A hard, bitter job that deserves a bitter beer. Cinder Dick IPA is brewed with pale and dark crystal malts for balance, with Columbus, Northern Brewer, Cascade and Mosaic hops for a floral and citrus aroma and a strong, clean hop finish.
5.8% ABV, 76 IBU, 9 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.
Barrel Aged Rule G
We put our Rule G Belgian Tripel ale in a bourbon barrel and aged it for 6 months. Light bodied, smooth, and dry, with a fruity flavor, and hints of oak, vanilla, and yes, bourbon. Breaking the rules has never tasted so good.
8.8% ABV, 25 IBU, 6 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.
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.