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.

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.

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

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.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Driftbuster

When spring comes to the Northland, we put our winter coats, earmuffs, chopper mitts, snow shovels, and snowblowers into storage for a long summer rest. Now that winter’s here again, it’s time to bring out all of that winter gear. We put a couple of kegs of our Driftbuster Winter Ale into bourbon barrels last spring, and now that the snow is flying again, it’s time to bring the Driftbuster back out. Dark, rich, and malty, with notes of molasses, nutmeg, vanilla, dark fruit, and, yes, bourbon, plus that beautiful oaky barrel flavor. Smooth and warming, this might help you get over the fact that it’s November again in Minnesota. Limited release.

7.5% ABV, 35 IBU, 37 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

46 North

Your paddle slips into the still water, breaking the reflection of spruce trees and tamaracks, while off in the distance a loon calls into the quiet. You’ve crossed over into the north. Brewed with certified organic malts and hops, and wild-grown, traditionally harvested wild rice, 46 North is a tribute to the lakes and prairies of our beloved northlands. Crisp and clear, with an earthy finish, this is a beer that will take you to the lakes.

6.2% ABV, 14 IBU, 6 SRM.

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