Minneapolis' Biggest & Best Beer BarWe 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
Ambers & Browns
Intense coffee flavors balanced by the oats in the malt bill result in cappuccino-like creaminess
Deep mahogany in color, its rich, malt-forward flavor profile balances notes of biscuit, mild cocoa and earthy hops with a creamy mouthfeel
Full-flavored, medium-bodied ale with a creamy, malty finish
brewed with seven varieties of imported malts; complex finish, with hints of smoke, spice and peat
Richly malty and long on the palate, with just enough hop backing to make this beautiful amber well balanced
This West-Coast style amber has tons of hoppy goodness on a firm bed of malt
Features flaked oats in the malt bill, which imparts a silky body and works to mesh its roasted, toasted and chocolate components together
A pale-gold lager with bready malt aromas and flavors, floral hop aroma, and a balanced finish
Refreshingly crisp with a gentle floral hop aroma; this craft lager harmonizes noble hops and premium malts
Delivers the clean, balanced flavors you’d expect from a Bohemian-style Pilsner, but with a powerful, citrus hop twist
Sweet, crisp, and unique in flavor
Full-flavored with a balance of malty sweetness contrasted by hop spiciness and a smooth finish
Brewed with loads of imported Saaz hops and a bottom-fermenting yeast strain; spicy grassy hop presence, with quite a bit of grain
La Trappe’s heaviest ale with a stunning amber color; its warm and intense flavor is rich and finely balanced
Tastes of light banana & clove mix with sourdough sweetness, some spicy yeast & fruity lingers of citrus & pear
A tart, dry Saison with a subtle peppery note and hint of citrus from orange peel and a creamy vanilla finish
The fruity and light spiciness of the beer blends delicately with the grassy herbal characters of the sauvignon blanc grapes
A sparkling approach and overall light body temper the richness of imported malts and Belgian yeast
A Belgian golden ale with a pale straw color and a light, crisp body; sweet and spicy in flavor with a slight fruitiness
A Belgian Tripel brewed with high amounts of bottle fermented yeast and showcasing a sweet and spicy flavor
A straw-colored, light to medium bodied beer with an earthy, spicy, grapefruit aroma and a soft, sweet flavor
A year-round standard, Apricot Wheat is a light-bodied beer with a crisp finish
With a hazy golden hue and aromas of banana and clove, this Bavarian-style brew pairs pale wheat with malted barley
A spicy aroma of Cascade hops is followed by a crisp, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth creamy body
Starts with slightly dry malt flavors then a little hops and a dry hop finish; medium body
A full bodied, unfiltered wheat ale brewed with hints of lemon, vanilla and floral notes
A wheat ale brewed with 50% wheat and a ton of hops; beautiful orange in color and brewed with apricot and floral hop aromas
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
A Belgian-style white ale, cleverly spiced with coriander and Curaçao orange peel producing a refreshingly zesty classic ale.
Pale Ales & IPAs
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
An IPA with a rich malt sweetness infused with a bright hop flavor and aroma
Flavors of toasted bread mix with floral, citrusy hops that brighten mid-sip
Flavors of pale malt and bitter green hoppiness; light bodied and flavorful; biscuit aftertaste with some dry greenery intermingled
Mango and pineapple flavors with a medium-bodied feel and bright tones to tantalize the palate
An IPA that has intense hop aromas and malt balance with notes of grapefruit and pine resin and fruity aromas for the house yeast
Bronze color and Gold medal-winning flavor with caramel, biscuity malts superbly balanced with an earthy hop bite and juicy citrus
A well- rounded, highly drinkable IPA; a bit of caramel malted barley provides the richness that mellows out the hops
This session IPA is highly drinkable but maintains the intense tropical aromas and complex flavors
An IPA with bright flavors and aromas of apricot, peach, mango, and lemon; the lighter body also brings out the crispness of the hops
A perfect harmony between citrus aroma, hop freshness and bitterness; releasing apricot and soft caramel notes; gluten free
This hoppy, citrus IPA finishes with light malt notes and sweet undertones, cutting the bitterness to round out the palate
A mouthwatering delicious IPA gets its flavor from heavy helping of Citra and Mosaic hops
A hop-forward pale ale brewed with seven hop varieties, but has enough biscuit-malt backbone to keep it honest
New England-style hazy IPA with aromas of citrus, peach, and tropical fruit
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
Strong & Imperial IPAs
A collaboration with Milwaukee’s own Rishi Tea, this IPA is infused with Organic Jasmine Tea, lending a sweet, floral aroma
Intense toffee sweetness, a wallop of fresh hops and strong alcohol presence
Brewed with over five pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover
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
This hopping is pure star glow energy with three hops working together
Stouts & Porters
An English porter that boasts rich chocolate malt and flavor, with the addition of Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
Smooth, chocolatey, semi-roasted ale that bridges a porter and a stout; infused with fresh Duluth Coffee Co. “Crazy Juice” cold press coffee
Roasted taste is present with no hops in the flavor or aroma; low carbonation and an extra-thick head
Strong roasted malt and coffee flavors build the foundation for this classic cream stout
A traditional porter with chocolate and roasted malt qualities; brewed with vanilla to add a sweet and smooth taste
Big bold stout; slightly smokey earthen aromatic; hints of bitter coffee and burnt barley; spiked with a hit of fresh cranberry
A rich, intense and complex Imperial Stout with a robust palate; fruity nose and a warming finish
A dark roasty ale with notes of chocolate and coffee; lactose adds a full body and mouthfeel
A fairly strong, highly roasted dark stout with pronounced bitterness
Blend of Haralson, Honeycrisp, and SweeTango apples provide a tart but subtle apple flavor; Willamette hops add a hint of earthen aroma
This crisp and refreshing Cider mixes sweetness of the apples with a subtle dryness for a balanced taste
An inspiration to hard cider – rich amber, full body with a refreshingly sweet cherry finish.
Distinctive, snappy and sassy; tickles the palate with a crescendo of subtle flavors and a crisp, lingering finish
FRUITED & SOURS
This spiked seltzer captures the essence of island flavor in a refreshingly crisp and sparkling finish that complements fresh fruit and fruit-forward desserts
A spontaneously fermented ale brewed with raspberries to add a rich sweet flavor balanced with natural sourness
A dark golden colored ale with a malty aroma and a gentle nose of banana; the tropical flavor is followed by a mild bitterness
Starts with bright notes of tropical fruit, yet finishes crisp and gently tart
A light Lager that has a crisp flavor and light body
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
A light Lager with a rich, full bodied flavor and slight hop bitterness
A light bodied, golden colored Belgian Lager with a bold hop aroma and a crisp finish
A light bodied, highly carbonated, clean and crisp Mexican Lager
Premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice
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….
CLOWN SHOES CHOCOLATE SOMBRERO
BENT PADDLE HARNESS IPA
FOUNDERS BREAKFAST STOUT
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
INDEED BREWING DANDY LAGER
LIFT BRIDGE HOP DISH
Example of our beer board in action (not current: again, can change daily!)
Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter – Waconia Brewing Co.
Irish Amber – Finnegans Brew Co.
Bender – Surly Brewing Co.
Venture Pils – Bent Paddle Brewing Co.
Freewheeler – Sociable Cider Werks
Black Cherry Cider – McKenzie’s
Honeycrisp Hard – Maiden Rock Winery and Cidery
Crisp Apple – Angry Orchard Cider
Hell – Surly Brewing Co.
Pils – Lagunitas Brewing Co.
Venture Pils – Bent Paddle Brewing
Wonderstuff – Bauhaus Brew Labs
Miraculum – Pryes
Day Tripper – Indeed
Furious – Surly
17-7 – Castle Danger
Choose four 6oz pours from any of our 90 beers. Prices vary.
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
Hop-infused sea salt, IPA Gouda cheese sauce V
White cheddar, cornmeal battered, smoked tomato coulis V
Nashville Hot or Southern Fried, ranch dressing
Marinated spicy Cajun chicken, vegetable medley, avocado cream
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.
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:
100+ taps, very knowledgeable bar tenders, awesome wait staff, and awesome management. For my wife and myself, this is our new go to place!