On Tap

PFEFFERNUSSE

Winter Warmer

ABV 6.3% | 33 IBU

Pfeffernüsse means “pepper nut” in German; the spice mix is similar to a gingerbread or even pumpkin pie blend but has the distinct addition of black pepper. 

This winter warmer uses plenty of rye and a unique pfeffernüsse spice blend to make a slightly boozy amber ale that is all about being comfy and cozy on a cold winter eve.

| AROMA |
A mix of cinnamon, allspice, and caramel malt, with some “sharper” spice notes on the edge (think black pepper, clove, star anise).

| FLAVOR |
A black pepper pop mid sip amid flavors of cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, with a sweet caramel malt finish. You can also detect hints of star anise and ginger.

WINTERZEIT

Festbier/Weizenbier

ABV 4.5% | 22 IBU

Winterzeit is a pale German-style lager, not to be confused with amber lagers in the style of Märzen/Oktoberfest. Despite the lower alcohol content, it stands tall on a blended base of bright German Pilsener and bready German Munich malts with delicately balanced floral hop notes, a great, long-lasting white head, and a moderately full body. It shares traits similar to Helles and Maibock.

| AROMA |
Freshly baked bread with a warming molasses spiciness.

| FLAVOR |
Crisp yet rich bready mouthfeel on a blend of brown sugar, rye and molasses. Spicy and sweet; dry, yet full. 

BREAKING BREAD

Pumpernickel Rye Ale

ABV 5.2% | 17 IBU

The slightly sweet dark rye bread has long been tied to the Westphalia region of Germany; so making a beer version of pumpernickel bread with German ale yeast originating from Dusseldorf seemed like a no-brainer. In addition to a generous percentage of rye malts in the mash, molasses and dark brown sugar were folded into this brew to make for a uniquely tasty beer.

| AROMA |
Rich and sweet yet clean caramel and bready malt aromas with hints of tea-like hop aromas.

| FLAVOR |
Intense and bright malt sweetness blended seamlessly with floral hop flavors. 

Arbeiter Brewing Dip Check

DIP CHECK

Cold IPA

ABV 7.4% | 74 IBU

We’re in the “State of Hockey” we had to have a hockey pun. Dip Check Cold IPA will leave you in the boards seeing (north) stars on your very first sip. Dip Check is Arbeiter’s 4th Cold IPA, and to our knowledge the FIRST dip-hopped cold IPA…ever. Dip Check is also our best Cold IPA yet. Let the controversial call of whether Cold IPA is a real style or not continue to rage on, but remember, you’ll get five for fighting.

| AROMA |
Nostalgic hop aromas of orange and pine, along with tangerine, lemon, mango, and other tropical aromas.

| FLAVOR |
Light-bodied and smooth; velvety semisweet Crisp, clean bitterness with the notable hop “roundness”/”fullness” that dip hopping is proving to impart on the finished beer. Resinous pineapple and tangerine hop flavors finish clean thanks to the light-bodied elements of a cold IPA.

Nacht Rider

NACHT RIDER

Schwarzbier

ABV 4.9% | 24 IBU *Contains Wheat

Schwarzbier is arguably one of the hardest styles to brew. It is very dark brown to black in color; the source of dark color in beer is roasted malts which, naturally, in part roasted flavors. A Schwarzbier should arguably have NO roasted flavors! Nacht Rider is brewed in the Bavarian Schwarzbier tradition, showcasing Munich malt flavors with a medium but smooth body.

| AROMA |
Lightly roasted coffee beans, baker’s chocolate, freshly made caramel.

| FLAVOR |
Clean and smooth caramel/toffee, dark bread, and light roast coffee flavors. Some say the mark of a very well-made schwarzbier is that if you close your eyes, it shouldn’t taste like you’re drinking a dark beer.

JUICE’d

Hazy IPA

ABV 6.5% | 20 IBU
*DOES NOT contain wheat

Our first time making a hazy/NE IPA with the London III yeast and a barrage of punchy hops for a glass brimming with tropical and citrus hoppiness, with minimum bitterness. 

Upon request, this beer contains no wheat!! Oats were employed and results in a very pillowy/fluffy mouthfeel.

| AROMA |
Orange peel, pineapple, and dank/pine-resinous aromas dominate with some tropical-melony aromas.

| FLAVOR |
Very tropical fruity hop flavors mingle with a soft body and clean finish..

WILDFLYER

Coffee Stout

ABV 4.8% | 23 IBU
*Contains Wheat and Caffeine

A collaboration with our neighbors at Wildflyer Coffee – we worked with Wildflyer to create a unique Arbeiter Blend of coffee that not only went into the stout, but that we will also be selling as bagged coffee while the coffee stout is available

A great beer for the Twin Cities and for the beautiful Fall weather!

| AROMA |
Woody/tobacco/cigar roast coffee aromas atop bakers chocolate notes with a hint of caramel sweetness.

| FLAVOR |
Earthy coffee and dark chocolate flavors blend together ahead of a balanced bittersweet finish.

NITRO WILDFLYER

Coffee Stout on Nitro

ABV 4.8% | 23 IBU
*Contains Wheat and Caffeine

A collaboration with our neighbors at Wildflyer Coffee – we worked with Wildflyer to create a unique Arbeiter Blend of coffee that not only went into the stout, but that we will also be selling as bagged coffee while the coffee stout is available

A great beer for the Twin Cities and for the beautiful Fall weather!

| AROMA |
Woody/tobacco/cigar roast coffee aromas atop bakers chocolate notes with a hint of caramel sweetness.

| FLAVOR |
Earthy coffee and dark chocolate flavors blend together ahead of a balanced bittersweet finish.

FIGURATI

Italian Pils

ABV 5.1% | 35 IBU

Our second iteration of the hoppy Italian Pilsner, Figurati. We added Callista hops to this version as we continue to pursue its final form. Overall this is an exceptionally crisp and heavily hopped pilsner.

Depending on who you ask, you may hear that an “Italian” pils was born from a craft brewer in Italy who forgot exactly how to make a German Pilsener… so he brewed as simple and clean a pale lager as he could, hopped it heavily in the boil kettle with traditional German noble hops with their grassy/spicy/herbal/floral character, but then, also lightly dry hopped the beer after fermentation!

| AROMA |
At first whiff, you’ll be greeted by the aroma of fresh hops. Beneath that, you’ll discover subtle honey and malty aroma blended with a uniquely lovely aromatic hop bouquet of apple, papaya, and sweet apricot, along with some woody cedar and eucalyptus notes.

| FLAVOR |
Hop-forward flavors representative of both Ekuanot and Callista including cedar/sage/eucalyptus, grassy/citrus flavors, as well as some stone fruit-type flavors. Clean bitter finish.

BREAKING BREAD

Pumpernickel Rye Ale

ABV 5.2% | 15 IBU

Breaking Bread is a dark rye bread-inspired brown ale. The slightly sweet dark rye bread has long been tied to the Westphalia region of Germany; so making a beer version of pumpernickel bread with German ale yeast originating from Dusseldorf seemed like a no-brainer. In addition to a generous percentage of rye malts in the mash, molasses and dark brown sugar were folded into this brew to make for a uniquely tasty beer.

| AROMA |
Freshly baked bread with a subtle warming molasses spiciness. 

| FLAVOR |
Crisp yet rich bready mouthfeel on a blend of brown sugar, rye, and molasses. Spicy and sweet; dry, yet a full body.

BEE STING

Vanilla Cream Honey Ale

ABV 5.3% | 24 IBU
*Contains Wheat, Lactose

An ale inspired by Bienenstich, aka German Bee Sting Cake. The cake is two layers of a dense yeast cake with a vanilla cream frosting/custard/filling in between and topped with a honey and almond mixture.

The beer is a light-colored ale brewed with honey, and lactose (milk sugar), and aged on whole, sliced vanilla beans. We used Vienna malt with its sweet, bready, biscuity, honey, and almond flavor notes along with a puffed wheat malt (as well as the pilsner malt) to create the cake base. The toasted oat malt with its rich nutty character is intended to emulate the caramelized almonds in the honey glaze on top of the cake.

The lactose that went into the boil teamed up with real vanilla beans once the beer was clarified and carbonated to provide the vanilla filling component. The generous quantity of honey of course satisfied the honey glaze/topping which is central to the cake’s namesake.

Finally, even the flavor profiles of the hop varieties that were chosen play into the overall cake and beer flavors – Ariana has berry and some citrus aspects to it, while Mandarina Bavaria is a tangerine machine with distinct sweetness, used with the hope that it could amplify the orange blossom honey flavor.

| AROMA |
Aromatics from all the main components listed can be found in the nose of Bee Sting. The sweetness from the malt, honey, and vanilla is most pronounced but there’s also a cream aroma tying it all together.

| FLAVOR |
A light-bodied and clean malt profile with a bright but restrained sweetness and a subtle nutty smoothness allows the delicate flavors of vanilla and honey to be gently experienced; all this with a delicate hop finish.

MONEYMAKER

Imperial Stout

ABV 12.6% | 58 IBU | *Contains Wheat

An intense, boozy, strong stout with notes of chocolate, raisin, and espresso.

| AROMA |
A tropical fruit explosion of fresh mango and passion fruit with clean and lactic acidity.

| FLAVOR |
A very clean and welcoming yet strong tartness blends seamlessly with fresh tropical and citrus fruit flavors.

PINEAPPLE JAM

IPA w/ Pineapple Puree

ABV 7.5% | 36 IBU |
*Contains Wheat & Lactose

Sultana was the lone hop chosen for this beer as it is insanely pineapple-forward. In fact, during primary fermentation, the beer smelled like it already had pineapple puree in it!

Pineapple Jam is moderately sweet, with a nice light hop bitterness, and has a creamy smooth body. It’s a pineapple lover’s delight!

| AROMA |
Fresh-squeezed pineapple juice with rich hop oil aromas.

| FLAVOR |
Thanks to the generous use of lactose, a creamy body nurtures a lovely balance of pineapple sweetness and tartness with the perfect amount of hop bitterness and subtle pine hop flavor.

TROPICAL A.F.

Acid Factory Tropical Sour Ale

ABV 6.7% | 28 IBU | *Contains Wheat

The latest in our Acid Factory series, Tropical A.F. We dosed this strong sour ale with Curuba, Passion Fruit, and Mango for that citrusy tropical goodness.

Fruit-forward with a scrumptious grainy, crackery grain finish. Think a big boy Berlinerweisse that’s been fruited up.

| AROMA |
A tropical fruit explosion of fresh mango and passion fruit with clean and lactic acidity.

| FLAVOR |
A very clean and welcoming yet strong tartness blends seamlessly with fresh tropical and citrus fruit flavors.

SPACE DREAM

NEIPA / Hazy IPA

ABV 4.5% | 30 IBU | *Contains Wheat | *Gluten Reduced

A collab of sorts we brought in a friend of the brewery to whip up a sessionable hazy-style ale. We wanted to brew a lower ABV hazy that was also gluten-reduced. We decided to borrow an element from German lager/Cold IPA brewing and decoct this mash to provide some perception of maltiness. We wanted a tropical hop profile so we made use of the German-grown Solero. We also used US-grown Calypso hops which are a unique and beautiful medley of tropical and melon notes, along with hints of apple and/or pear.

Solero is a new, German-grown hop variety that expresses a “clean” tropical fruit profile of mango and passion fruit, noble-like grassy notes may also be detected.

Lastly, we used, “Zappa™, it’s a native, North American, Humulus lupulus variety, neomexicanus, recovered from the wild in New Mexico. Named after Frank Zappa, in collaboration with the Zappa family, this hop is as counterculture as the musician himself.” Zappa also exhibits mango and passion fruit elements but additionally offers citrus, pine, even, and mint.

| AROMA |
Unique and complex aromas of, in no particular order, ripe pineapple, honeydew, pine, pear, herbal wood notes … the list could go on and on!

| FLAVOR |
The flavor follows from the nose, complex and varied hop flavors atop a light body, yet with a sensation of fullness, with a clean finish.

Non-Alcoholic Mango IPL

N.A. MANGO IPL

N.A. India Pale Lager w/ Mango

ABV <.5% | 53 IBU | *Contains Wheat

A hophead’s jam right here! In-your-face hops using Mandarina Bavaria and the Sequoia Hop Blend. We

| AROMA |
Hop aromas overtake most of the profile but slight mango aromas lay beneath.

| FLAVOR |
Hop-forward IPA with some citrus and earthy hop resins notes. The subtle mango flavors make way for the fruit to re-introducing body to this N.A. beer.

POMEGRANATE & LIME — SPRITZIG

Seltzer — Gluten Free!

ABV 5.2%

The sweet, anti-oxidant, berry of the mighty pomegranate blended with lime to brighten up the overall flavor results in a crushable seltzer for all you ‘Seltzy-heads”!   

| AROMA |
Berry and lime

| FLAVOR |
Pomegranate fruit that has a zip of lime to brighten up the overall flavor. 

HAHA PILS

Northern German Pilsener

ABV 4.9% | 38 IBU

This pilsener slaps so hard, it’ll make you
laugh. Haha Pils is our flagship pilsener.
Haha Pils is the cleaner and more hop-

forward pale lager you’ve been looking for.

Brewed in the Northern German tradition
(thus the spelling with the extra “e” as
opposed to “pilsner”), Haha Pils is cleaner
tasting and more hop-forward than it’s
maltier brethren from deeper within the
European continent. Our pilsener is brewed
using the highest quality German pilsner
malt and mashing techniques to ensure a
clean and crisp malt profile. A perfectly
complex hop profile containing earthy,
grassy, hay, wildflower, and spicy fresh
herbs demand your attention and make
you wonder why your glass is already empty.

| AROMA |
Balance of clean grain huskiness and floral hoppiness.

| FLAVOR |
Clean malt profile from top to bottom; hop flavors are a mix of floral and hay with a hint of herbal spiciness.

WESTKÜST

Westcoast-Style “Bavarican” IPA

ABV 6.9% | 72 IBU

West Coast meets Hallertau (hop growing region in Germany)! Westküst finds its way as a West Coast American IPA by enlisting a full array of German-sourced hops and malts.

We call it, “Bavarican”, because Westküst achieves an American IPA flavor profile by enlisting a full array of German-sourced ingredients. The blend of German-grown hop varieties employed provides a unique but familiar flavor profile that includes citrus, resinous, grassy, and some fresh herbal notes; not unlike what would be found in a traditionally made American IPA.

ARBEITER® BIER

German Blonde Ale

ABV 5.4% | 18 IBU

A beer for the people! A beer designed for those who are looking for just “beer”, as well as those looking for a palate refresher in-between hop, sweet, or sour bombs. 

It’s the perfect first and last beer of your session. It’s light and balanced, with a restrained cracker-like malt profile and a hind of noble hop character

| AROMA |
Light fruity pear-like aroma.

| FLAVOR |
Delicate sweet malty flavors with fruity ester notes from the yeast, all followed by a clean finish.