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Noteworthy Beers from Autumn Brew Review 2016

With so many fantastic beers on display at the 16th annual Autumn Brew Review, it’s hard to choose favorites. Instead I’ve highlighted some that stood out. Here they are:

Whiskey Queen from Indeed Brewing – A smooth Russian Imperial Stout that delivers flavors of bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, stone fruits and oak to the palate.

Twisted Zweig from Forager Brewing – This was probably my favorite beer at the festival. An Imperial Berliner Weisse aged on black currants. Sour, juicy, and extremely drinkable. You’d never know this was an 8% (ABV) beer, which is almost dangerous. This brewery has really impressed me this summer and it would be worth your while to visit them down in Rochester. I was honestly shocked that there wasn’t a line at this booth.

Imperial Chocolate Milk Stout from Dangerous Man – Smooth and creamy milk chocolate with a little bit of heat (alcohol) on the end. It’ll be fun to explore some these barrel-aged beers coming out of Dangerous Man in the coming months.

IWL from Town Hall Brewery – This wheat based lager was very heavy on my two favorite hops—Mosaic and Citra. Another fine creation by Mike Hoops and his team of brewers over at the Seven Corners brewery. There’s a reason it’s the first place I take anyone new to the Twin Cities.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout from NorthGate – Dark stone fruits, chocolate, and bourbon dominated the flavor profile of this one. Nice example of the style for a brewery that focuses on British ales. This one stood out among the many other Imperial Stouts available at ABR.

Cheers!

ABR Teaser: Fitger’s Brewhouse Special Beers

Here are some special beers you’ll find at Autumn Brew Review from Fitger’s Brewhouse in Duluth. Thanks to Dave for the heads up! Enjoy!

Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrel Aged Beers
Barrel-aged Witchtree ESB
Barrel-aged Edmund Imperial Stout
Barrel-aged 1100 Wheatwine
Fruited Beers 
Cherry Batch (17th Anniversay beer)
Breakwater Blue (wit beer w/ blueberries )
Spanish Fly (cherries, hatch chilis, IPA)
Brewhouse Oktoberfest Wiesn
Blue Label Grande Reserve ( Belgian style double abby)

Autumn Brew Review 2012

This year’s  takes place on Saturday, September 15th from 1-5 at the Historic Grain Belt Brewery complex in Northeast Minneapolis. This year ABR returns to a single session, with an afternoon of great local and craft beer, food, music and other fun.

I hope you purchased tickets because Autumn Brew Review is SOLD OUT. Watch MNBeer.com and MNCraftBrew.org for updates and possible chances to win tickets to ABR as well as other details for week-of festivities and more!