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Hopperstad Series: Idaho 7 (Single Hop Session IPA)

Just across the Red River from the brewery in Moorhead, MN sits an immaculate replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church. The original Hopperstad is in Vik, Norway and was built around the year 1100. It’s one of the oldest of these iconic stave churches still standing.

The Hopperstad Series features new and unique hops in a single hop beer to let that hop’s flavor and aroma shine.

Idaho 7 is a very new hop variety only released in 2015. It’s only grown in Wilder, ID, and it’s characterized by it’s pungent tropical fruit flavor and aroma (think orange, apricot, red grapefruit, papaya) with big not es of resiny pine and hints of black tea. Hop heads love how this beer bursts with flavor and aroma while remaining very drinkable and sessionable at only 5% ABV.

ABV:5.0%
IBU:39

Hopperstad Series: El Dorado (Single Hop Session IPA)

Just across the Red River from the brewery in Moorhead, MN sits an immaculate replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church. The original Hopperstad is in Vik, Norway and was built around the year 1100. It’s one of the oldest of these iconic stave churches still standing.

The Hopperstad Series features new and unique hops in a single hop beer to let that hop’s flavor and aroma shine.

El Dorado hops give a beer crisp, tropical fruity aromas and flavors of watermelon, pear, pineapple, mango and stone fruit. It’s strong tropical fruit character makes this one of our favorite hops for this kind of clean, crisp, refreshing and interesting session IPA. Also, did you know that “El Dorado” is spanish for “The Dorado?”

ABV:5.0%
IBU:39
Availability:Rotating

Hopperstad Series: Calypso (Single Hop Session IPA)

Just across the Red River from the brewery in Moorhead, MN sits an immaculate replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church. The original Hopperstad is in Vik, Norway and was built around the year 1100. It’s one of the oldest of these iconic stave churches still standing.

The Hopperstad Series features new and unique hops in a single hop beer to let that hop’s flavor and aroma shine.

Calypso hops give a beer crisp, fruity aromas and flavors of apple, pear and stone fruit with hints of bright lemon-lime citrus. It’s a marvelously complex hop with strong tropical fruit notes but also an understated tea-like character. All of this adds up to a very clean, crisp, refreshing and interesting session IPA!

ABV:5.0%
IBU:39
Availability:Rotating

Nodak Steam (California Common Lager)

The California Common, or Steam Beer, is a unique 100% American style lager. It’s usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. This method dates back to the late 1800’s in California when refrigeration was a great luxury. The brewers back then had to improvise to cool the beer down, so shallow fermenters were used. So in a way the lager yeast was trained to ferment quicker at warmer temperatures.

Nodak Steam California Common Lager is light amber colored and medium bodied with a toasty caramel malt character. Mildly fruity with some slight hop bitterness, this one finishes extremely clean.

ABV:5.5%
IBU:35
Availability:Rotating

Hopperstad Series: Azacca (American Pale Ale)

Azacca is the ancient Haitian Voodoo god of agriculture. It’s said that he was a simple, barefooted hillbilly that watched over the farmers and their crops. The hops variety that bares his name is a dwarf hop that has intense tropical flavor and aroma with notes of citrus, ripe mangos, orchard fruit (pears & apples) and pine needles.

ABV:5.0%
IBU:39
Availability:Rotating

Oh My Gourd Becky! (Pumpkin Ale)

Oh My Gourd Becky, look at those pumpkins! This fall seasonal pumpkin ale was made with real pie pumpkins that were sliced and diced, roasted with a signature blend of spices, then added right into the mash.

Oh My Gourd Becky! is very approachable and drinkable and has a subtle, spicy pumpkin flavor that lets you know that the time has come for sweaters, wool socks and Han Solo outfits. Skål!

ABV:5.3%
IBU:18
Availability:Fall

Igor’s Horn (Black IPA)

A “Drakkar” was the name for the dragon on the bow of a viking warship & the dragon on the legendary Hjemkomst ship of Moorhead was named Igor. During their voyage across the Atlantic a powerful, rogue wave tore Igor from his perch. As the crew tried to pull him back into the boat one of his horns was snapped off from the crash of another wave. As they reached overboard to salvage the broken horn, it quickly slipped away from their hands into the darkenss of the ocean. This bold & black beer is for Igor’s Horn that now rests in the cold, dark, depths of the Atlantic.

Igor’s Horn is a big, bold Black IPA that has a strong malt profile with hints of coffee and dark chocolate from a heavy dose of dark roasted malts. An equally heavy dose of American hops balance out the flavor and add a nice citrus and pine hoppy note to the clean finish.

ABV:5.4%
IBU:100
Availability:Rotating

The RYEsistance (Rye Saison)

The word “saison” is actually French for “season.” Saisons, or Farmhouse Ales, were traditionally brewed in the winter to be served throughout the summer months. This kept farm workers busy during the winter months and gave them something to drink during the summer. The reason they’re also called “Farmhouse Ales” is that they were often fermented in open fermenters in barns and farm buildings, allowing whatever yeast and bacteria that was in the air around the farm to ferment the beer, making each farm’s beer unique.

The RYEsistance Rye Saison is light, refreshing and bursting with flavors from the wild farmhouse yeast strain used in this beer. Banana, orange and pineapple flavors are balanced by an herbal, almost spicy finish from a touch of rye malt.

ABV:5.9%
IBU:23
Availability:Rotating

Sunstone (American Wheat)

According to viking lore, the mythical sunstone allowed the vikings to navigate their ships even on cloudy days and during long summer twilights in the northern latitudes by showing them the location of the sun behind the clouds. This simple tool let them sail farther than ever before to new and distant lands in search of new farmland, riches and adventure.

Sunstone American Wheat is light, refreshing and perfect for the warm summer months in the Northland. Light yellow and slightly cloudy, its bready wheat flavor gives way to a light and citrusy finish provided by a healthy dose of lime zest.

ABV:5.2%
IBU:18
Availability:Rotating

Roll Over (ESB)

ESB’s (Extra Special Bitters) are English Style Pale Ales, traditionally with the highest gravity of a brewery’s offerings, with “Ordinary Bitter” being the lowest gravity and “Special or Best Bitter” as the mid-range gravity offering. These beers were collectively called “Bitters” by English pub drinkers, and eventually the term “Bitters” became synonymous with “Pale Ale.” Despite the name, “Bitters” are not really bitter beers. Their hallmark characteristic is a balance between malt and hops.

Roll Over ESB puts a twist on the traditional ESB flavor profile with a toasty and nutty malt backbone and flavors of orange marmalade and peach jelly from generous additions of Glacier hops. Flavorful and balanced, this ESB has quickly become a crowd favorite.

ABV:6.00%
IBU:31
Availability:Rotating

Hausterhosen Festbier (Oktoberfest)

Oktoberfest is held every Fall in Munich, Germany. It’s a 16 day celebration of beer that attracts more than 6 million people every year. Sounds awesome, right? Well we’re in Fargo, so we can’t go. The next best thing is brewing beers in the style of the Oktoberfest party. “Haust” is the Old Norse word for Autumn, and “hosen” makes it sound, well, German. So very loosely translated, the name means “Fall Pants Party Beer.”

Hausterhosen Festbier is a light and malty Märzen style beer. Light amber in color with minimal bitterness from noble German hops, its slightly sweet and toasty maltiness gives way to a subtle smoky finish from a pinch of mesquite smoked malt. Skål! Or Pröst! Whatever, just enjoy this very drinkable Fest Beer!

ABV:5.5%
IBU:20
Availability:Fall

The Nightman Cometh (Russian Imperial Stout)

The Nightman Cometh is an intense and complex Russian Imperial Stout that’s amazingly smooth and approachable. Rich flavors of prunes, molasses, toffee, chocolate & raisins invite you in with its strong arms. Let it take you and BECOME THE NIGHTMAN!

 

ABV:9.5%
IBU:45
Availability:Winter

Hopperstad Series: Huell Melon (Single Hop Session IPA)

Just across the Red River from the brewery in Moorhead, MN sits an immaculate replica of the Hopperstad Stave Church. The original Hopperstad is in Vik, Norway and was built around the year 1100. It’s one of the oldest of these iconic stave churches still standing.

The Hopperstad Series features new and unique hops in a single hop beer to let that hop’s flavor and aroma shine.

Huell Melon is a German hop bred by the Hop Research Center in Hüll and is considered a
descendent of cascade hops. Huell Melon has a  unique but mellow fruit character and flavors of ripe honeydew melon and strawberry. This beer’s lighter malt profile lets these characteristics shine through to create a crisp, clean and slightly fruity session IPA.

ABV:5.0%
IBU:39
Availability:Rotating

Coffee Rudder (Coffee Irish Red)

Broken Rudder Irish Red has quickly become a crowd favorite with its golden red color, smooth lightly toasted caramel malt flavor, and the hint of sweetness and crisp, clean and dry finish from the fifteen pounds of local honey that are added per batch.

When we heard that there was a coffee shop opening up a few feet from our back door, this brewery full of caffiene junkies was just a little excited. Little did we know at the time that 20 Below Coffee was founded by some incredible people who were planning a world-class coffee shop. Then one day our new neighbors stopped by to introduce themselves and gave us a big bag of coffee. It was incredible. We knew the coffee would do well in one of our porters or stouts, but we tried adding some to the lighter, toasty and malty
Broken Rudder Irish Red and Coffee Rudder was born.

The cold brewing process used to infuse the coffee into the beer leads to a coffee flavor that actually tastes the way the coffee smells and doesn’t give off any bitterness or astringency. Due to popular
demand this unique combination has quickly become a taproom mainstay and festival favorite.
In March of 2016, The Roastmasters  Series Broken Rudder with 20 Below Coffee was named to Men’s Journal’s list of the 101 Best Beers in America!

ABV:5.0%
IBU:25
Availability:Year Round

Hibiscus Drive By Glitter Bomb (Sour Saison)

We took Drive By Glitter Bomb, our kettle soured hazy saison, and threw in some hibiscus which adds a tart, dry cranberry character to the bright and tart citrus and banana flavors that make DBGB a crowd favorite. The hibiscus also gives it a beautiful pink color. It’s tart, effervescent, and ridiculously refreshing. Boom!

ABV:6.2%
IBU:15
Availability:Rotating

Buffalo Rodeo (Rye Pilsner)

Modern day brewers owe a lot to the 19th century Bohemian brewers of Pilsen. In 1842 the first clear, light colored beer was introduced to a world used to dark and murky beers and the Pilsner style was born. Very shortly after, pilsner style beers were being brewed all over Europe and the United States, with each country and region adapting the style slightly to the brewing conditions and ingredients available.

Buffalo Rodeo is a clean, crisp bohemian style pilsner lager that has a crackery pilsner malt backbone with a hint of spicy rye. Just the right amount of sterling hops give it a nice, citrusy balance.

ABV:5.2%
IBU:25
Availability:Year Round

Milk Maiden (Chocolate Milk Stout)

Hiding in the shadows of the cold north, she waits for those who embrace the dark. She is silky and smooth from generous additions of lactose sugar that add a touch of creamy sweetness and perfectly balance her complex layers of roasted malt. Resting on mounds of cacoa nibs, she develops a deep, rich essence of dark chocolate.

She’s the Milk Maiden
Her bones made of ice
Brewed by fire
With everything nice

 Milk Maiden Chocolate Milk Stout pours deep black with a rich, tan head. Generous additions of lactose sugar add a silky, smooth body and a bit of sweetness to balance the dark roasted coffee and chocolate flavors. Conditioning on loads of cocao nibs adds the finishing touch and gives this surprisingly sessionable stout its wonderful, rich chocolate flavor & aroma.

ABV:5.0%
IBU:34
Availability:Winter

Burn the Boats (IPA)

When the Vikings were raiding and pillaging across Northern Europe, they would occasionally burn their boats on the shore after arriving in a new land they were intent on conquering. Why? The image of a horde of hairy invaders making landfall and then destroying their only means of retreat struck fear into the hearts of the soon-to-be-conquered inhabitants. It also sent a clear message to everyone in the raiding party: There’s no turning back so succeed here or die trying.

Burn the Boats IPA pours a deep copper color with a creamy tan head. The toasted caramel malt flavor gives this IPA a solid base to anchor the bright citrus and pine hop flavor and aroma, which linger on the palate.

ABV:5.7%
IBU:75
Availability:Rotating