The Maibock is spring personified. Understated, unassuming, easygoing with slight bouts of rain – but never overwhelming and completely enjoyable after the Minnesota winter.
This brewery has reached the denouement of its arrival, finally arriving on the beer scene.
Everyone here – from the friendly, beer-seeking taproom manager, to the quiet, always-improving head brewer – is top-notch. I know because I learned how to clean kegs on a manual keg-washing system here.
While the coasts are generally lauded for their java and suds, the Midwest is no slouch when it comes to coffee stouts.
If you are not a beer geek, chances are you aren’t entirely sure what that is, and if you see the cloudy, hazy concoction, you might think there is something wrong with the beer and send it back. But for beer aficionados, this is the it beer style right now – perhaps even more than sours and barrel-aged beers.
When winter arrives, most people switch to dark beers like stouts and big beers like barleywines. Here are the best options in our region.
American Lagers are the big box beers like Budweiser and Coors Original. Minnesota craft breweries are making them, and some are quite good.