Name: Jamie Robinson | Hometown: Cushing, MN

Beer

There is no doubt that my brewing style is heavily influenced by Town Hall. My visits to Town Hall in its infancy were my inspiration to start homebrewing and eventually my inspiration to open a brewpub. Big malt, hop forward, bold flavors are the backbone to the beers I like to brew.

American craft brewers brew some of the most innovative beers in world, many times creating bold new styles, like Black IPAs, and West Coast Pale Ales. There seems to be no end in sight to the innovation, with infusions and barrel aged beers. While I like these methods, and will use them occasionally, they won’t be the focus of my brewing.

The focus of my brewing will be on taking the characteristics of the craft beer classics like Bell’s Two Hearted and Sierra Nevada’s Pale Ale and intensifying what people love about those beers. That’s not to say there won’t be some adventurous beers coming out of the brewery. There are constantly new hops and new malts being introduced to brewers. These along with seasonal ingredients, herbs and spices will be used. And don’t forget, we will be able to smoke our own malts for a smoky take on classic styles. I promise you this: I won’t bore you.
- Cheers!

Beer Descriptions

We will have 12 draft offerings. During our first year we will offer four year-round house beers and two rotating seasonal selections. The remaining six taps will be dedicated to local craft beer offerings. As we grow, brewery expansion will allow us to offer more seasonal beers.

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Honey Wheat Ale

This is a crisp, lightly hopped American wheat ale brewed with honey from Sorensen's Honey Farm.  Honey added late in the brewing process makes this beer honey-forward.  From the aroma to the finish, you will know there is honey in this beer.  Enjoy during patio season or as a nice break from the big beers of winter.  5.5% ABV.  25 IBUs.

 

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Light Rail Pale Ale

This is a lightbodied, hop-forward pale ale.  Copious amounts of Cascade hops late in the brewing process, and another huge dry hop addition in the fermenter will remind craft beer lovers what they love about this style.  The intense hop aroma will make you think IPA, but the bitterness is dialed back to showcase the characteristics of this classic hop varietie.  And at 5.5% ABV, you can enjoy a few of them.

 

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Big Jim IPA

With Town Hall’s Masala Mama and Surly’s Furious, it seems as though there is a new Minnesota style of IPA emerging.  Because these are two of my favorite interpretations of the IPA style, I decided to make my own intense IPA.  Cascade, Mt. Hood, and an enormous amount of Columbus hops late in the brew and in the fermenter give this beer the hop punch IPA lovers crave.  There is also a significant malt backbone and complexity to this beer to stand up to the hop intensity.  At 7.2% ABV and roughly 90IBUs, this is my tribute to the style I call the Minnesota IPA.

 

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Smokehouse Porter

As far as porters go, this one is heavier on the caramel malt and lighter on the roast malt.  5% of the base malt is smoke in-house for a smoky complexity.  This beer will pair well with most of our menu items.  And weighing in at 6.2% ABV it can also be your winter warmer.

 

SEASONALS

Five High:  Double Pale Ale brewed with 5 different malts and 5 different hops.  8.4% ABV  85 IBUs

Granola Girl: Golden Ale brewed with Golden Naked Oats for hints of berries.  5.5% ABV  25 IBUs

Small Ball:  American Pale Ale.  Centennial, Liberty and Crystal hops.  5.0% ABV  35 IBUs

Up Next (4/25) Agave Brown Ale:  An American Brown Ale finished with 50 pounds of organic agave nectar for a touch of nuttiness.  6.3% ABV  30 IBUs