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, no tasters or growlers please.
5.4% ABV, 20 IBU, 12 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.
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.
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
Night Shift Coffee Stout
When you’re on the night shift, sometimes the choices are simple – beer or coffee? But who wants to make decisions after a long night on the graveyard shift? We’ve made things even easier for you. Night Shift is a rich, dark, full bodied stout with hints of chocolate and a touch of sweetness. Then we added coffee blended for us from our friends at Reality Roasters in Little Falls, to give it that gorgeous coffee aroma and flavor. So now, your choice is simple. Get both.
6.5% ABV, 15 IBU, 64 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.
Narrow Gauge Session IPA
Narrow Gauge Session IPA – A narrow gauge railway is one where the tracks are set closer together than in a standard gauge railway. A narrow gauge railway might not carry as much of a load, but they can get trains into places where it might be hard for a bigger train to maneuver. Our Narrow Gauge IPA is a crisp, light bodied, low alcohol beer, but with a clean, dry, hoppy finish and enough of a fruity, citrusy hop aroma and flavor to let you know you’re still on the right track.
4.2% ABV, 42 IBU, 4 SRM
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
Lunchbucket Ale – Every rail working in the shops or on the trains has to have lunch sometime. And what’s better for lunch than a good old-fashioned peanut butter and jelly sandwich? A peanut butter and jelly sandwich and beer! For our Lakes Area Brewer’s Challenge beer, we combined the warm, nutty flavor of peanut butter with the sweet fruit flavor of raspberries, along with toasty, bready malt and just a hint of hops. You wanted peanut butter, you got it. With jelly. And beer.
5.4% ABV, 15 IBU, 11 SRM
Contains peanuts and lactose
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
The east shore of Boom Lake was the site of the Brainerd Brewing Company, established in 1881. The Brainerd Brewing Company produced a lager using “ … a malt produced in Minnesota and the best domestic hops … obtained from the Pacific coast, [and] a considerable quantity of German hops….” (from Special Publication, 1910, p. 16, Brainerd Tribune, A. J. Halsted, Editor and Publisher). The brewery was forced to close down permanently in 1915. To honor the tradition established in those bygone days, we’ve developed our own 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. We think our predecessors would be proud. We certainly are.
5.3% ABV, 22 IBU, 4 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.