We are brewing true small batch craft beer. Our brew system is 3 barrels in size, which is small in comparison to other craft breweries. By keeping the system small it allows our brewer to hand craft each brew to create truly unique batches of beer. We offer a rotating selection of beer on tap in our taproom. This means we are brewing something different each week so each visit you can try fresh new beers. Found a beer you loved but we tapped out? Not to worry, let us know you love it and we will brew it again. When we find a brew everyone loves, we will try to keep it on tap. Cheers!
Honey Blonde Ale
This Belgian Blonde Ale is the perfect beer for those who are just outside the cities. It has a light, easy drinking body that does not skimp on flavor thanks to the hint of honey sourced from our Grandparents farm in North Dakota. Even though this is considered one of our lighter brews, it does not skimp on alcohol!
Oktoberfest lager brewed in traditional Marzen fashion with a hint of malt sweetness. Rated in the top ten fest bier’s in 2016! (Source: Growler Magazine) Anoka’s celebrations (being the Halloween Capitol of the World) begin just as Oktoberfest is coming to an end. Easy drinking and the perfect beer to celebrate fall in Anoka!
Extra Special Bitter
Despite the name, this beer is not actually that bitter. But it is extra special. This traditional English bitter features extra crystal (caramel) malts to balance the hop bitterness. Hops only slightly supersede the malt sweetness making this an easy drink beer with a lot of flavor from both hops and malt!
Before modern refrigeration brewing lagers was not all that easy. But the San Francisco Lager yeast seemed to ferment well at higher temperatures. Folks also thought they saw steam rising up from the fermenting vessels at night, but that is neither here nor there. We just call it a hybrid between a lager and an ale with toasty caramel notes. Tastes like a lager, full like an ale!
Our Scottish Ale provided the building block for our Wee-Heavy Scottish Ale and is essentially a lighter version of the aforementioned Wee-Heavy bridging the gap between lighter more traditional Scottish ales and their heavier cousin. Malt forward, little to no hop presence. Slightly boozy.
American Pale Ale
Single-hopped American Pale Ale drinks light and crisp. The rules for this particular beer are simple. Only one variety of hop used in each batch. No modifying the hop schedule. No modifying the malt bill. This allows the person enjoying the beer to see how each variety of hop changes the beers flavor, bitterness, and aroma.
Past Hop Varieties:
West Coast IPA
Our owner and head brewer traveled the US prior to opening 10K Brewing and discovered how an IPA is brewed differently in every corner of the country. The style works beautifully for the northern suburbs because it focuses on hop flavor and aroma rather than aggressive bitterness. A simple malt profile allows that late hop additions to deliver a flavorful aromatic experience. Heavy dry hopping gives this beer a heavy floral/citrus aroma.
New England IPA
This style of IPA focuses heavily on hop flavor and aroma, not so much bitterness. What you will find is a slightly bitter start like a traditional IPA. But instead of lingering, it paves the way for delicious fruit and citrus flavors. The name comes from heavy use of both Citra and Mosaic hops. This beer is triple dry-hopped with a low flocculation yeast making it a hazy IPA.
India Pale Ale (Discontinued)
One of the original 4 beers we offered in the Taproom and the first beer our head brewer ever home brewed. Designed to be consistently hoppy but not overpowering. A great introduction to India Pale Ale’s for those who have a hard time adjusting to aggressively hopped beers. Smooth, crisp, and slightly sweet.
Vanilla Milk Stout w/ Coffee
We teamed up with locally owned Dunn Brothers Coffee of Anoka to offer our Milk Stout infused with Cold Press coffee with by keg or mixed at the tap. Owner and head roast master Anthony created as special blend featuring Guatemala and Rwanda beans that is specifically paired to the roasted malt we use when brewing Loonar Uprising.
Our most requested beer making a casual appearance every couple months much like a moose crossing your path in the Northwoods. We use an unusually large amount of cacao to compliment the roasted chocolate malt used to brew this beer. The nuts? We used to brew this beer with hazelnuts but this brew is so delicious on its own we dropped them. So if you want nuts, check out out PB Moose Nuts. Or just talk to one of our bartenders. They are nuts too.
Q. Who named this beer? A. The owners mom.
Wendigo is the legendary mysterious hunter of Minnesota’s north woods. Chances are you will never see a Wendigo. Because if you see one, you are already gone. Grab this legendary stout as soon as its on tap. Its brewed a such a high gravity it only yields half a batch. Heavy, roasted, with forward alcohol notes.
We were open over 2 years before we crafted a normal every day Stout. But don’t call us basic this is our first beer that we crafted to remove gluten and have the lab results to prove it. Enjoy this dark roasty beer and warm up!
Crafted to Remove Gluten
Test Results R5 Competitive ELISA (GLUTEN) 1/12/2018
Being a brewery we cannot make fermented cider by law. However our Apple Ale has a deliciously sweet taste that is so good, you wont be able to believe its not hard cider! Made with real apples for strong aroma and flavor. Minimal tartness, sweet, with a dry finish.
Apricot Cream Ale
An ale that drinks like a shandy! We added over 80lbs of Paul’s Big Ole Apricots to this beer for a strong but not overpowering apricot flavor. Medium tartness that does not linger. Perfect for summer… or in Minnesota, to remind you of summer!
Cranberry Cream Ale
The holidays would be not if it wasn’t for turkey, ham, stuffing and oh yes, cranberries. As much as you love adding just a side of cranberries to your plate, we added just enough cranberries to this beer to add slightly sweet and slightly tart flavor to an already awesome cream ale!