Minneapolis' Biggest & Best Beer Bar

We offer 90 local and global craft beers on tap, including 7 rotating tap handles for the rare, limited, and seasonal brews. We also dedicated at least 25% of our taps to local breweries, as we settle in among the best beer bars in Minneapolis and the Twin Cities, and the larger beer community.

Prices are for a full pour (size varies), and a sample pour (6 oz.)

Selections subject to change based on availability

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Ambers & Browns

SURLY BREWING CO. – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
COFFEE BENDER 5.5%
Intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill result in cappuccino-like creaminess

7.00/3.50

ALESMITH BREWING CO. – SAN DIEGO, CA
NUT BROWN ALE 5%
Deep mahogany in color, its rich, malt-forward flavor profile balances notes of biscuit, mild cocoa and earthy hops with a creamy mouthfeel

8.00/4.00

FINNEGANS – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
FINNEGANS IRISH AMBER 4.8%
Full-flavored, medium-bodied ale with a creamy, malty finish

6.50/3.25

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
DIRTY BASTARD 8.5%
brewed with seven varieties of imported malts; complex finish, with hints of smoke, spice and peat

7.00/3.50

ALASKAN BREWING CO. – JUNEAU, AK
AMBER 8.5%
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber well balanced

7.50/3.75

Ale Asylum – Madison, WI
AMBERGEDDON 6.8%
This West-Coast style amber has tons of hoppy goodness on a firm bed of malt

7.00/3.50

Cigar City Brewing Co. – Tampa, FL
MADURO BROWN ALE 5.5%
Features flaked oats in the malt bill, which imparts a silky body and works to mesh its roasted, toasted and chocolate components together

8.00/4.00

Indie Lagers

SURLY BREWING CO. – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
HELL 4.5%
A pale-gold lager with bready malt aromas and flavors, floral hop aroma, and a balanced finish

6.50/3.25

BENT PADDLE BREWING CO. – DULUTH, MN
VENTURE PILS 5.0%
Refreshingly crisp with a gentle floral hop aroma; this craft lager harmonizes noble hops and premium malts

6.50/3.25

BAUHAUS BREW LABS – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
WONDERSTUFF 5.4%
Delivers the clean, balanced flavors you’d expect from a Bohemian-style Pilsner, but with a powerful, citrus hop twist

7.00/3.50

AUGUST SCHELL BREWING – NEW ULM, MN
GRAIN BELT PREMIUM 4.7%
Sweet, crisp, and unique in flavor 

6.00/3.00

BOSTON BEER CO. – BOSTON, MA
SAM ADAMS BOSTON LAGER 4.9%
Full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish

6.50/3.25

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. – PETALUMA, CA
LAGUNITAS PILS 6.0%
Brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain; spicy grassy hop presence, with quite a bit of grain

6.50/3.25

Belgians

BIERBROUWERIJ DE KONINGHOEVEN B.V. – NETHERLANDS
LATRAPPE QUADRUPEL 10.0%
La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber color; its warm and intense flavor is rich and finely balanced

11.00/7.00

LIFT BRIDGE BREWERY – STILLWATER, MN
FARM GIRL SAISON 6.0%
Tastes of light banana & clove mix with sourdough sweetness, some spicy yeast & fruity lingers of citrus & pear

7.50/3.75

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – CHICAGO, IL
SOFIE 6.5%
A tart, dry Saison with a subtle peppery note and hint of citrus from orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish

12.00/6.00

INSIGHT BREWING – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
SUNKEN CITY 7.8%
The fruity and light spiciness of the beer blends delicately with the grassy herbal characters of the sauvignon blanc grapes

7.50/3.75

VICTORY BREWING CO. – DOWNINGTOWN, PA
GOLDEN MONKEY 9.5%
A sparkling approach and overall light body temper the richness of imported malts and Belgian yeast

7.50/4.75

BROUWERIJ DUVEL MOORTGAT NV – BELGIUM
DUVEL 8.5%
A Belgian golden ale with a pale straw color and a light, crisp body; sweet and spicy in flavor with a slight fruitiness

13.00/7.50

UNIBROUE CHAMBLY – QUEBEC, CANADA
LA FIN DU MONDE 9.0%
A Belgian Tripel brewed with high amounts of bottle fermented yeast and showcasing a sweet and spicy flavor

8.50/5.25

BOULEVARD BREWING CO. – KANSAS CITY, MO
TANK 7 8.5%
A straw-colored, light to medium bodied beer with an earthy, spicy, grapefruit aroma and a soft, sweet flavor

9.50/4.75

Wheat

DULUTH BREWHOUSE — DULUTH, MN
APRICOT WHEAT 5.0%
A year-round standard, Apricot Wheat is a light-bodied beer with a crisp finish

11.00/5.50

UTEPILS BREWING CO. — MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Ewald the Golden 5.2%
With a hazy golden hue and aromas of banana and clove, this Bavarian-style brew pairs pale wheat with malted barley

9.50/4.25

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. — CHICAGO, IL
312 4.2%
A spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth creamy body

8.50/3.75

FULTON BREWING CO. — MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Lonely Blonde 4.8%
Starts with slightly dry malt flavors then a little hops and a dry hop finish; medium body

6.50/3.25

BRAUEREI AYING-INSELKAMMER — GERMANY
AYINGER BRAU-WEISSE 5.0%
A full bodied, unfiltered wheat ale brewed with hints of lemon, vanilla and floral notes

11.00/5.00

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. — CHICAGO, IL
Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale 7.5%
A wheat ale brewed with 50% wheat and a ton of hops; beautiful orange in color and brewed with apricot and floral hop aromas

7.00/3.50

COORS BREWING CO. — GOLDEN, CO
Blue Moon 5.4%
The flavor starts crisp and tangy and ends with a coriander and orange spiciness; the Valencia orange peel gives a subtle sweetness to the beer

8.50/3.75

AVERY BREWING — BOULDER. CO
White Rascal 5.6%
A Belgian-style white ale, cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty classic ale.

7.00/3.50

 

Pale Ales & IPAs

GOOSE ISLAND – CHICAGO, IL
BOTTLENECTAR 5.5%
Our very own collaboration with Goose Island that is brewed exclusively for Bottleneck restaurants; this light bodied pale ale showcases the unique Huell Melon hops that give this beer a sweet melon aroma

7.00/3.50

SURLY BREWING CO. – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
FURIOUS 6.6%
An IPA with a rich malt sweetness infused with a bright hop flavor and aroma

7.00/3.50

GOOSE ISLAND BEER CO. – Chicago, IL
Goose IPA 5.9%
Flavors of toasted bread mix with floral, citrusy hops that brighten mid-sip

7.00/3.50

INDEED BREWING CO. – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
DAY TRIPPER 5.4%
Flavors of pale malt and bitter green hoppiness; light bodied and flavorful; biscuit aftertaste with some dry greenery intermingled

7.00/3.50

TOPPLING GOLIATH – DECORAH, IA
POMPEII 5.5%
Mango and pineapple flavors with a medium-bodied feel and bright tones to tantalize the palate

8.50/4.25

BELL’S BREWERY – KALAMAZOO, MI
TWO HEARTED ALE 7.0%
An IPA that has intense hop aromas and malt balance with notes of grapefruit and pine resin and fruity aromas for the house yeast

7.50/3.75

SUMMIT BREWING CO. – ST. PAUL, MN
SUMMIT EPA 5.2%
Bronze color and Gold medal-winning flavor with caramel, biscuity malts superbly balanced with an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus

6.50/3.25

LAGUNITAS BREWING CO. – PETALUMA, CA
LAGUNITAS IPA 6.2%
A well- rounded, highly drinkable IPA; a bit of caramel malted barley provides the richness that mellows out the hops

6.50/3.25

FOUNDERS BREWING CO. – GRAND RAPIDS, MI
ALL DAY IPA 4.7%
This session IPA is highly drinkable but maintains the intense tropical aromas and complex flavors

6.50/3.25

BALLAST POINT BREWING CO. – SAN DIEGO, CA
SCULPIN IPA 7.0%
An IPA with bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango, and lemon; the lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops

8.50/4.25

GLUTENBERG BREWING CO. – MONTREAL, CANADA
GLUTENBERG IPA 6.0%
A perfect harmony between citrus aroma, hop freshness and bitterness; releasing apricot and soft caramel notes; gluten free

8.00/4.00

PRYES BREWING CO. – Minneapolis, MN
Miraculum 6.4%
This hoppy, citrus IPA finishes with light malt notes and sweet undertones, cutting the bitterness to round out the palate

7.00/3.50

DESCHUTES BREWERY – BEND, OR
FRESH SQUEEZED 6.4%
A mouthwatering delicious IPA gets its flavor from heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops

7.50/3.75

CASTLE DANGER BREWING – TWO HARBORS, MN
17-7 5.8%
A hop-forward pale ale brewed with seven hop varieties, but has enough biscuit-malt backbone to keep it honest

7.00/3.50

Warpigs Brewing – Copenhagen, Denmark
Foggy Geezer 6.8%
New England-style hazy IPA with aromas of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit

8.00/4.00

BEAR REPUBLIC BREWING CO. – HEALDSBURG, CA
RACER 5 7.5%
This hoppy IPA is a full bodied beer brewed with malted barley, wheat, and crystal malts that highlight the floral qualities of Columbus and Cascade hops

7.50/3.75

Strong & Imperial IPAs

MILWAUKEE BREWING CO. – MILWAUKEE, WI
HOP FREAK 8.7%
A collaboration with Milwaukee’s own Rishi Tea, this IPA is infused with Organic Jasmine Tea, lending a sweet, floral aroma

7.50/3.75

FLYING DOG BREWERY – FREDERICK, MD
Double Dog 11.5%
Intense toffee sweetness, a wallop of fresh hops and strong alcohol presence

8.00/4.00

PIPEWORKS BREWING CO. – Chicago, IL
NINJA VS. UNICORN 8.0%
Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover

8.00/4.00

ODELL BREWING – FORT COLLINS, CO
MYRCENARY 9.3%
Brewed with a blend of hops containing the highest levels of myrcene, this double IPA prevails with a tropical fruit-like flavor, pungent floral aroma and clean getaway

8.50/4.25

ELYSIAN BREWING CO. – Seattle, WA
Space Dust 8.2%
This hopping is pure star glow energy with three hops working together

7.50/3.25

Stouts & Porters

WACONIA BREWING – WACONIA, MN
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter 6.4%
An English porter that boasts rich chocolate malt and flavor, with the addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups

8.00/4.00

BENT PADDLE BREWING CO. – DULUTH, MN
COLD PRESS BLACK ALE 6.0%
Smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges a porter and a stout; infused with fresh Duluth Coffee Co. “Crazy Juice” cold press coffee

7.50/3.75

ST JAMES GATE – DUBLIN, IRELAND
GUINNESS 4.2%
Roasted taste is present with no hops in the flavor or aroma; low carbonation and an extra-thick head

9.00/3.50

LEFT HAND BREWERY CO. – LONGMONT, CO
LEFT HAND MILK STOUT 5.8%
Strong roasted malt and coffee flavors build the foundation for this classic cream stout

7.50/3.75

BRECKENRIDGE BREWERY – LITTLETON, CO
BRECKENRIDGE VANILLA PORTER 5.4%
A traditional porter with chocolate and roasted malt qualities; brewed with vanilla to add a sweet and smooth taste

7.50/3.75

LUPINE BREWING CO. – DELANO, MN
MURDER OF CRANBERRIES 5.8%
Big bold stout; slightly smokey earthen aromatic; hints of bitter coffee and burnt barley; spiked with a hit of fresh cranberry

8.50/4.25

NORTH COAST BREWING CO. – FORT BRAGG, CA
OLD RASPUTIN 9.0%
A rich, intense and complex Imperial Stout with a robust palate; fruity nose and a warming finish

7.50/3.75

LAKE MONSTER BREWING CO. – ST. PAUL, MN
MURMUR MILK STOUT 6.0%
A dark roasty ale with notes of chocolate and coffee; lactose adds a full body and mouthfeel

8.50/3.25

Castle Danger Brewery – Two Harbors, MN
George Hunter Stout 8.0%
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness

7.50/3.75

Ciders

SOCIABLE CIDER WERKS – MINNEAPOLIS, MN
FREEWHEELER 5.8%
Blend of Haralson, Honeycrisp, and SweeTango apples provide a tart but subtle apple flavor; Willamette hops add a hint of earthen aroma

7.50/3.75

ANGRY ORCHARD CIDER – WALDEN, NY
CRISP APPLE 5.0%
This crisp and refreshing Cider mixes sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced taste

6.50/3.25

MCKENZIE’S HARD CIDER – WEST SENECA, NY
BLACK CHERRY CIDER 5.0%
An inspiration to hard cider – rich amber, full body with a refreshingly sweet cherry finish.

6.50/3.25

MAIDEN ROCK WINERY & CIDERY – STOCKHOLM, WI
HONEYCRISP HARD 6.8%
Distinctive, snappy and sassy; tickles the palate with a crescendo of subtle flavors and a crisp, lingering finish

8.00/4.00

FRUITED & SOURS

THIRD STREET BREWHOUSE – COLD SPRING, MN
HULA 4.5%
This spiked seltzer captures the essence of island flavor in a refreshingly crisp and sparkling finish that complements fresh fruit and fruit-forward desserts

8.00/4.00

BROUWERIJ LINDEMANS – BELGIUM
LINDEMANS FRAMBOISE 2.5%
A spontaneously fermented ale brewed with raspberries to add a rich sweet flavor balanced with natural sourness

12.00/7.00

WELLS & YOUNG LTD. – UNITED KINGDOM
BANANA BREAD 5.3%
A dark golden colored ale with a malty aroma and a gentle nose of banana; the tropical flavor is followed by a mild bitterness

8.50/5.25

BROOKLYN BREWERY – BROOKLYN, NY
BEL AIR 5.8%
Starts with bright notes of tropical fruit, yet finishes crisp and gently tart

6.00/3.00

Lighter Lagers

COORS BREWING CO. – GOLDEN, CO
COORS LIGHT 4.2%
A light Lager that has a crisp flavor and light body

6.00/—

ANHEUSER-BUSCH – ST. LOUIS, MO
MICHELOB GOLDEN DRAFT LIGHT 4.1%
A cold filtered light lager beer that is brewed using a blend of two-row and six-row barley malt, premium American hops and rice

6.00/—

MILLER BREWING CO. – MILWAUKEE, WI
MILLER LITE 4.2%
A light Lager with a rich, full bodied flavor and slight hop bitterness

6.00/—

ABINBEV
STELLA ARTOIS 5.0%
A light bodied, golden colored Belgian Lager with a bold hop aroma and a crisp finish

7.50/—

GRUPO MODELO – MEXICO CITY, MEXICO
PACIFICO CLARA 4.5%
A light bodied, highly carbonated, clean and crisp Mexican Lager

7.00/—

ANHEUSER-BUSCH – ST. LOUIS, MO
BUD LIGHT 4.2%
Premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice

6.00/—

Limited

We have 7 taps dedicated to ever-rotating specials. This Limited Beer List can change daily, and rare kegs can be tapped out at great speed, so the best place to see what is on tap right now is our beer board on our wall. You can also follow us on Beer Menus for instant updates and alerts!

Highlights of the last few months have been….


SURLY DARKNESS
PRAIRIE STANDARD
CLOWN SHOES CHOCOLATE SOMBRERO
BENT PADDLE HARNESS IPA
FOUNDERS BREAKFAST STOUT
SURLY ABRASIVE
GREEN FLASH PASSION FRUIT KICKER
NEW BELGIUM + FIRESTONE WALKER FAT HOPPY
OSKAR BLUES OLD CHUB SCOTCH ALE NITRO
EPIC BREWING BRAINLESS RASPBERRY ALE (NITRO)
ARROGANT BASTARD BREWING WHO YOU CALLING A WUSSIE PILS
BRASSERIE LA CARACOLE SAXO
NEW BELGIUM TART LYCHEE
REDSTONE MEADERY BLACK RASPBERRY NECTAR
TYRANENA THREE BEACHES HONEY BLONDE
MILLSTREAM BIG HONEY HEFE
GOOSE ISLAND GREEN LINE
SUMMIT ZINGIBER
INDEED BREWING DANDY LAGER
SURLY TEN
LIFT BRIDGE HOP DISH

Example of our beer board in action (not current: again, can change daily!)

 

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Beer Flights

TWIN CITY SUNRISE
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Waconia Brewing Co.
Irish Amber – Finnegans Brew Co.
Bender – Surly Brewing Co.
Venture Pils – Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

13.50

CIDER CITY
Freewheeler – Sociable Cider Werks
Black Cherry Cider – McKenzie’s
Honeycrisp Hard – Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery
Crisp Apple – Angry Orchard Cider 

13.50

CRUSHABLE CRAFTS
Hell – Surly Brewing Co.
Pils – Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Venture Pils – Bent Paddle Brewing
Wonderstuff – Bauhaus Brew Labs

13.00

IPAs FOR DAYS
Miraculum – Pryes
Day Tripper – Indeed
Furious – Surly
17-7 – Castle Danger

13.50

BUILD YOUR OWN
Choose four 6oz pours from any of our 90 beers. Prices vary.

Learn more about beer flights.

Happy Hour

Served Monday thru Friday, 3pm – 6pm

Half-Priced Appetizers, $5 Well Drinks, $5 Select Beers, and $6 Glasses of Wine*

Half-Off Original Prices Listed Below

Pretzel Bites
Hop-infused sea salt, IPA Gouda cheese sauce

8.00

Cheese Curds
White cheddar, cornmeal battered, smoked tomato coulis V

8.00

Popcorn Chicken
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing

8.00

Firecracker Rolls
Marinated spicy Cajun chicken, vegetable medley, avocado cream

8.00

*V: Vegetarian

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm.

*Dine-in only. 6 oz. beer pours excluded. Not valid for private events or groups of 50+. Discounts not valid during specials events (e.g., March Madness). Please call the restaurant if you’d like to clarify any specific occasion.

Happy Hour is every weekday from 3 pm until 6 pm. More details here.

 

Exclusive year-round beer with Goose Island

Bottleneck Management and Goose Island have collaborated on a brand new beer that is available year-round exclusively at Bottleneck Management restaurants and bars. Bottlenectar features a unique and distinct German hop variety called Huell Melon, making for a balanced and refreshing pale ale.

Watch Goose Island Brewmaster Jared Jankoski and Bottleneck’s Nate Hilding talk about the joint venture:

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