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Kölsch | 4.8% ABV, 18 IBU
Summer Suds is exactly that...summer in a glass. This sessionable brew brings out the best 2 months of Minnesota. Lemon and lime citrus undertones complement the honey malt. For being so light, the suds is packed full of flavor! This could just be the perfect refreshing beach beer.
Citra Pale Ale | 6% ABV, 41 IBU
This summer special is the king of thirst quenchers in Minnesota’s summer heat. The hops used in this beer do not force a bitterness that is commonly found in typical IPAs. The citra hop is in the driver seat of aroma and flavor, contributing tropical and citrus fruit character that is guaranteed to please any crowd!
Rye Beer | 5% ABV, 19 IBU
When the 8 Goths and 22 Norwegians made the voyage to Minnesota in 1362, you could have been sure they were thirsty. The Runestone Rye is an homage to this hotly debated artifact. Much like the Kensington Runestone, it is a little rough around the edges. The Rye adds a peppery undertone which complements its semi-sweet malt bill. This beer is nothing short of a legend.
Spruce Tip Pale Ale | 4.9% ABV, 57 IBU
Imagine the crisp air of a fresh morning walk through the woods. The dew is still on the trees. The evergreens are swollen with new growth. The tips of the spruce trees suddenly appear in your beer - It’s also not suddenly morning any more. This pale ale is mildly bitter, has hints of citrus and fruitiness from the hops, and finishes with a pleasant yet not overpowering dose of spruce and pine. Have fun with this one, it only comes once a year.
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.
Light Ale | 5.2% ABV, 18 IBU
When you need a light, refreshing, crisp beer, what is your go to? Something with mountains on the side, or maybe a can that tells you to shush when it opens? Maybe, just maybe, your next new go-to is Copper Trail’s North Country Ale! This beer is light. This beer is crisp. This beer is refreshing. Whether you are sitting at the rail, just got done mowing the lawn, or warming up next to the bonfire, this will be your next new favorite brew!
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.
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 on thursday, June 6th
Session Hazy IPA | 5.6% ABV, 55 IBU
Mango, Tropical Fruit, Pineapple
This is the IPA that screams summer! The Copper Trail Beach Daze will make you feel like you are sitting beach side at your favorite local hang. This is a hazy beer through and through, but don’t let that fool you. The aromas of tropical fruit and citrus help accentuate some deep flavors of pineapple and mango with the perfect blend of Azacca, Ekuanot, and Citra hops. It is not an overly bitter brew, nor is it a heavy hitter, which makes this the perfect refreshing brew for a hot summer day. Minnesota only has a short window of nice days to enjoy, so make as many of them Beach Daze as you can!