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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
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
Northern Pacific Locomotive #10 was a coal fired tender that worked in the rail yards in Brainerd for decades, switching cars, hauling coal for the power plant, and other duties. After being retired, it stood as a fixture at Brainerd’s Lum Park for years during the 1980’s. It’s the locomotive featured in the picture on our website. By a remarkable coincidence, our hefewiezen ale is the 10th beer that we’ve brewed in our lineup. The German-style wheat beer yeast suspended in the beer adds hints of clove and banana, while the white malted wheat adds a grainy sweetness. Crisp, refreshing, with a dense, white head and light body make this a perfect summer beer.
5.1% ABV, 15 IBU, 4 SRM.
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.
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
Old Betsy Brown Ale
The first locomotive in the Northern Pacific Railway was a wood-burning engine named the Minnetonka, and it’s 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 balance provided by Magnum and Northern Brewer hops.
5.1% ABV, 30 IBU, 17 SRM.
Uncle Piwo Polish Ale
We all have a Polish uncle somewhere. He’s got a big laugh and a belly that shakes with it, a loud voice, and has a string of bad jokes that he tells with a beer in his hand at every family gathering. He’s also your favorite uncle. Our Uncle Piwo (pronounced pee-vo) is an old Polish style of ale called a Grodziskie, made with oak smoked wheat malt for a mild smokiness and bready flavor, lightly hopped for subtle bitterness, light bodied and low alcohol for easy drinking, and a crisp, clean finish. There’s a reason that Uncle Piwo is your favorite.
3.7% ABV, 23 IBU, 4 SRM
Ms. Galena Mango Blueberry Sour
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Contains milk products.
5.4% ABV, 26 IBU, 10 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