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New beer from…Grain Belt!

It’s not often we get the opportunity to post news from Grain Belt, and especially news that involves a new beer release! You read that correctly–Grain Belt is proud to announce the release ofย Grain Belt Nordeast, “…an American Amber lager….light maltiness and hop aroma with a mild bitterness. Smooth taste with an excellent drinkability.”

On Wednesday, April 7th at 8:00am, the first cases of Nordeast will be delivered to Surdyk’s Liquor store in Nordeast Minneapolis and will be available in 6 Packs, 12 Packs, and on draft. It will be available that day at every bar and liquor store in Nordeast Minneapolis only, and released everywhere else the following day.

More here.

[No definite word from the brewery on rumors that the Grain Belt sign in NE will be lit up once again, though expect to see spotlights on the sign for the release. ~Ryan]


  1. Trav says:

    There is still a huge Grain Belt Amber sign at the old Landmark Brewery in St. Paul. Grain Belt Amber was 86’d when Schell bought them I believe. Im sure people are glad to see it back.

  2. David Berg says:

    Different beer. Hence, the different name.

  3. Trav says:

    Whats the dif?

  4. David Berg says:

    Off the top of my head–different grain bill, different hops, different water. Oh, but the yeast is the same.

  5. Mark says:

    Very excited to see Grain Belt introduce a new beer! There is no other beer that has such a history in Minnesota as Grain Belt! You can’t even look at a picture of the old Metropolitan Stadium without seeing those signs of Grain Belt on the outfield wall. It will be a beautiful thing to re-light that sign of such historic value!!

  6. FlatEarth says:

    Welcome Grain Belt Amber! Can’t wait to hoist a few. How about digging up the old Grain Belt Porter recipe, too?

  7. Matt says:

    Will have to try a few of these, here in Nordeast ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. mattm says:

    A lot of people will talk about their gateway beer — the beer that brought them to appreciate craft brewing. Well, for me the first time I noticed any difference at all in the potential for beer flavors, and admittedly I realize now it was a very subtle difference, was a Grain Belt Premium on tap at BW3 in Mankato. This particular batch/keg had a really subtle blueberry/floral flavor. And that’s what got me going looking for new beers and beer flavors. EPA and Furious took me the rest of the way.

    So I’ll always have some love for Grain Belt. I’m psyched for the new brew.

  9. bockboy says:

    When is the Bourbon Barrel Aged Grain Belt coming out?!?!?!?

    Seriously – really looking forward to trying this.

  10. Jason B says:

    How about some Imperial Grain Belt Premo so Al can tap it on Saturday ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. Mark says:

    Hopefully this new beer from Grain Belt will be made available at Target Field as well!! We need the local beers to be successful instead of Anhauser Busch and Miller-Coors products..

  12. Southwesterner says:

    Does anyone know where i can find Nordeast south of the river? grainbelt web site is no help.

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