Honest. Straightforward. What you see (and what you drink) is what you get. We don’t have to oversell this stuff. The beer does that for itself. We’re a bunch of real guys who brew real beer so we’re going to go ahead and use real words when we talk about it.
Ripple – German Ale
This fresh, German inspired ale has a golden color with a cracker-like malt profile. Couple that with the perfect balance of floral/spicy German hops from St. Cloud’s sister city Spalt, Germany and we believe we created the perfect session beer with a crisp, refreshing finish.
Malts: German Kölsch, Munich Wheat and Pale Wheat
’39 Red IPA
The name ’39 pays tribute to St. Cloud’s rich brewing tradition. Artfully blended Scottish and Belgian malts contribute to a slight roast/dark fruit canvas for broad sweeps of Pacific Northwest hops to provide this ale with a firm bitterness as well as citrus flavors and aromas.
Malts: Scottish Golden Promise, Medium Crystal, Belgian Aromatic, Special B
Hops: Bravo, Columbus, Cascade
We sourced the finest ingredients from around the world to brew this decadent treat. Sweet Miss is made from a blend of the UK’s finest malts, flaked oats, milk sugar and fair trade cacao nibs from Ecuador. This careful combination of flavors creates alchemy in the glass; thick, rich, and delicious.
Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Munich, Dark Crystal, Roasted Barley, Black, Chocolate, Flaked Oats
Hops: East Kent Golding
Maibock PilsnerAs temperatures rise teasing that summer is near and another winter is behind us, spring is the perfect time of year to celebrate new growth. To commemorate the season we have meticulously crafted our first Maibock (literally May Bock). A careful blend of imported German malts, a rush of German aromatic hops from St. Cloud’s sister city, and a long cold aging process result in a beautifully balanced brew. Prost!
- Availability: Spring
- Malts: Imported German Pilsner and Munich
- Hops: Herkules and Spalt
- OG: 1.068
- IBU: 28
- SRM: 5.8
- ABV: 6.9%
Fabulous Armadillo – Session IPAThis summer ale is a salute to our friends and MN musical group The Fabulous Armadillos. A late addition of the experimental Armadillo hops, a cousin of the famous Amarillo variety, contribute tangerine and clementine flavors and aromas with a hint of honey dew melon. Then we dry hopped it with a ridiculous amount of Mosaic and Citra hops giving this beer a bright, fruit-forward, citrus nose. At only 4.7% ABV you can enjoy a few pints and still get your hop fix. Rock on!
- Availability: Spring/Summer
- Malts: Maris Otter, Cara Munich
- Hops: Magnum, Cascade, Armadillo, Mosaic, Citra
- OG: 1.046
- IBU: 46.3
- SRM: 6.6
- ABV: 4.7%
Oktoberfest – Marzen LagerAs the first hints of Autumn descend upon us, it is a perfect time to reflect on a great summer and celebrate the upcoming harvest. Our traditional Oktoberfest is one of the most authentic Marzen style lagers available on this side of the pond. A careful blend of Imported German Malts and hops along with a long cold aging process result in a perfectly balanced brew. Prost!
- Availability: Fall
- Malts: Imported German Pilsner, Munich and Vienna
- Hops: German Noble
- OG: 1.058
- IBU: 22.6
- SRM: 9.2
- ABV: 6%
Tip-Up – Winter AleOur Tip-Up winter ale is brewed with a touch of smoked German Beechwood smoked malt, the first locally grown and pelletized hops, and a late kettle addition of young Minnesota spruce tips. Our hope is to encompass the joys of MN winters; a warming fire, the scent of conifers, and a satisfying day on the lake waiting for the big one to hit our line.
- Availability: Winter
- Malts: British Pale Ale, German Beechwood Smoked, Brown, Carafa
- Hops: Centennial and Cascade (RF Doering Farms – Clear Lake, MN)
- OG: 1.075
- IBU: 34
- SRM: 16.5
- ABV: 7.3%
Revolution II – Denali IPAIt’s time for our annual Revolution IPA Series to celebrate our second trip around the sun. This year we’ve created some single hop goodness using a boat load of Denali hops, which are causing quite a stir in brewing circles. This brew is bursting with tropical, stone fruit, and citrus flavors and aromas. Enjoy a pint to see what all the buzz is about.
- Availability: January-March
- Malt: British Pale Ale, Munich, Light Crystal
- Hops: Denali
- ABV: 6.4%
- IBU: 74
- SRM: 8.1
Crosby Pilsen Mash
Crosby Pilsen MashThe name Crosby Pilsen Mash not only pays tribute to an iconic American band but also one of our hop growers (Crosby Hop Farm), a classic German malt, and a brewing step. A Doppel Pils, Crosby Pilsen Mash is brewed with a rare German heritage barley and loaded with Czech hops. The ingredients sing in harmony within your glass, offering up a refreshing summer beer that still packs a punch.
- Availability: May-July
- Malt: Weyermann Barke Pilsen
- Hops: Czech Saaz
- OG: 1.065
- ABV: 7.5%
- IBU: 58
- SRM: 3.9
Fallelujah Pumpkin AleAt Beaver Island we love MN for all of the seasons, but there is a special place in our heart for fall. We figured the best way to pay tribute to our favorite time of year is with a new seasonal we affectionately call Fall-Elujah; brewed with British pale, dark crystal, Munich and a touch of beechwood smoked malt from Bamburg, Germany. A dose of Golden Delicious pumpkin and a blend of spices is also added to give this beer a true Autumn touch. Enjoy!
- Availability: Fall
- OG: 1.075
- ABV: 7%
- IBU: 18.2
- SRM: 18.2
Union Suit – Imperial PorterWith Union Suit we load our mash tun to the brim with the finest floor malted English barley and add the perfect combination of crystal and roasted malts. English hops are added to the kettle to balance the huge malt backbone of this tasty brew. Skol!
- Availability: November-March
- Malts: Maris Otter, Vienna, Munich, Dark Crystal, Chocolate and Black
- Hops: East Kent Golding
- OG: 1.083
- IBU: 30
- SRM: 30
- ABV: 8.9%
Collective Unconscious – Pale AleThis Pale Ale is an ode to our friends and MN musical group Collective Unconscious. Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Biscuit, and Crystal Malts from across the pond form a beautiful backdrop for a band of stateside hops. Warrior hops produce a balanced bitterness while Cascade and Ahtanum unveil a burst of citrus flavor. We then dry hop this beer with a bountiful dose of Citra hops to round out the aromatic encore. Above all else, be kind to yourself!
- Availability: June-August
- Malts: Belgian Pale Ale, Belgian Biscuit, English Crystal
- Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Ahtanum, Citra
- OG: 1.056
- IBU: 39
- SRM: 8.6
- ABV: 6%
Lane 5 – IIPAThe name Lane 5 pays homage to our taproom bar top’s past life, a bowling alley. We could use clichés like we throw a strike to your taste buds with a heavy dose of hops, we spared no expense, or this is no turkey. But we’ll let this hop monster speak for itself. Enjoy.
- Availability: December-February
- Malts: Maris Otter, Pale, Caramunich
- Hops: Magnum, Bravo, Columbus, Mandarina, Cascade
- OG: 1.079
- IBU: 111.9
- SRM: 7.4
- ABV: 9%
We love craft beer & Beaver Island. Over the last several months we have visited & sampled other craft beers in the area. There is hands down, no establishment or beer that comes close to the Beaver Island Brewing Co.
Beer is amazing. This is a small operation and all the owners are great to talk to. had a work outing here recently and they are more than accommodating to have you and your party here.
Friendly and helpful staff who give lots of info about their beers, which are all very tasty.