CURRENTLY ON TAP:
Scottish Wee Heavy | ABV: 8.2%, IBU: 24
This award winning brew will even have the truest of Midwesterners dabbling in a Scottish accent. It is heavy hitting and bold on every level, from the caramel sweetness, to the earthy roast. True to its heritage, this Scotsman will not disappoint.
Milk Chocolate Stout | 6.1% ABV, 45 IBU
The sun has set on this Minnesota specialty brew. We’ve all been there when the clock strikes twelve. Just a slight breeze accompanies the vastness of the sky above. Stars as far as you can see. The Midwest Midnight is smooth with a slight sweetness. Berry and Nectar poke through from some insanely awesome hops. The Cacoa Nibs from Ghana give a chocolaty finish that fights with a roasty and slightly astringent dryness for the final flavors. It is getting late, and you are in the Midwest.
Milkshake IPA | 6.7% AB, 88 IBU
Combining two of our favorite things, the Hopshake IPA leaves nothing left to be desired! Up front you will get a nose of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Immediately following the first sip is the ever so thick lactose sugar sweetness that we have all come to love in a good Milkshake IPA. The final zing you get zapped with is a smooth bitterness rounded out by subtle vanilla backnotes. Yeah! Let Hopshake be your new favorite IPA from Copper Trail!
Irish Red Ale | 5.8% ABV, 20 IBU
Not your regular corned beef and cabbage…this brew features a toasty caramel aroma, and a reddish-copper hue. The sweet up front and smooth semi-dry finish makes this Irish Red highly complex. It offers smoky hints of fire roast, and an indulgence of smooth, bready, and caramel flavors. This is the local Alexandria favorite.
Blueberry Wheat | 5.5% ABV, 17 IBU
This is the perfect brew to keep you warm as fall approaches. The blueberry isn’t overpowering. There is a touch of honey malt that adds a sweet backnote. The red wheat adds some fun depth to the beer. All the while, you can reminisce to Grandma’s Blueberry Pies cooling on the window sill on a brisk autumn day.
IPA | 6.8% ABV, 96 IBU
At first appearance, this IPA hands you a fluffy off-white head and a gorgeously clear copper hue. After the first sip, it’s nice warmth and full bodied nature is reminiscent of curling up next to a toasty bonfire. The crisp semi-bitter bite makes this a sit around the fire type of brew. Down to the last drop, this is true hops at its finest.
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ON DECK | Tapping - October 23-26
Wet Hop Double IPA | ABV: 8%, IBU: 88
The hops are harvested! We’ve skipped the drying process and used what is known as a wet hop in the brewing process. Wet hops provide more of a grassy flavor and aroma as compared to its dried counterpart. In addition to this, these hops were found growing wild on a dormant volcano! They add some interesting lemon flavors to this brew, which pairs amazingly with the lemon zest added in late in boil. This is a thick and heavy hitting Double IPA coming in at 8%, and dry hopped with nearly 40 pounds of hops!
Smash Pale Ale | 5.8% ABV, 50 IBU
A beer brewed with one malt and one hop! A pale ale malt that was malted right in Detroit Lakes, MN was used for this brew. It is a very sweet malt that brings a large depth of complexity. The hop chosen was a Simcoe hop. We chose it to provide a super refreshing undertone, while also adding a slight bitterness to the back end. At only 50 IBU’s, this beer only has a hint of sharpness, so it is sure to please on the hottest of summer days!
Märzen (Oktoberfest) | ABV: 5.6%, IBU 23
This Märzen style lager will surely bring you into the spirit of the Oktoberfest season. The warm toasty notes pair with a smooth dry finish. The grain bill hosts a heavy load of Munich malt, which adds to the medium body and creamy mouthfeel. But brewed in the middle of Viking country, Oletoberfest will have even the most Norweigen shouting “Prost”! Scandinavians can drink beer too, donchyaknow!
Light Ale | ABV: 4.6%, IBU: 19
Oh we’re for serious! This easy to drink golden ale will make any Minnesotan say OOFDA that’s good!
ON DECK | Coming Up in November
Oaked Bourbon Porter | ABV: 5.4%, IBU: 21
This beer is complex. This beer has Bourbon. This beer has oak. The American Medium oak brings out some amazing Vanilla character. The Bourbon adds a pleasant depth to the beer. The Porter completes the journey with a sweet, yet semi-dry chocolaty finish. All that can be said is ‘yummy’! Sit back, relax, and warm up with this treat.