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PORTAGE BREWING COmpany


walker, mn

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PORTAGE BREWING COmpany


walker, mn

 

Welcome to North Country,

Portage Brewing Company is comprised of lake dwellers, bikers, fishermen, hikers, and home brewers who share a strong connection to the outdoors, and craft beer. Being situated within Chippewa National Forest, off the banks of Leech Lake, we are focused on providing a unique, destination taproom experience. Whether coming from a far for our events or rotation of small batch experimental beers, we'll always guarantee you something creative and complex.

Our taproom is open year round, so whether you're into biking, boating, or some winter adventuring, we've got things covered on the beer end of things. There are numerous camping and resorting options available within our extended Leech Lake area - feel free to search it out or email us if you ever need guidance. Current hours for the taproom, our updated beer menu, and more are located below.

Finally, be sure to stay updated with brewery happenings by subscribing to In The North. Portage Brewing Company was established in April of 2017.

On ahead,

 
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Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / space rental / beer to-go / Gallery

Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / space rental / beer to-go / Gallery

Located just two blocks south of Leech Lake in Walker MN, our space showcases an overhead view of our brewhouse, a walking art gallery available for rent, outdoor seating, games, and food delivery options. All ages are welcome. Dogs are welcome.

hours

Wed + Thu: 2-9 / Fri + Sat: 12-9 / Sun: 12-5

beer to-go Policy

**All crowlers and growlers must remain refrigerated from the time of purchase. We sell 64 ounce vacuum insulated stainless steel, 750 mL vacuum insulated stainless steel growlers, and 750 mL crowlers™ cans. We also allow for non-Portage branded growler fills as long as the following requirements are met:

  • Government warning must be printed on the bottle
  • 64 ounce or 750 mL mark must be printed on the bottle
  • The container must be clean 
  • The container must have a sealable lid
 

Traveling Here

Address: 107 5th St South, Walker, MN 56484

By Car: We are just south of Highway 371 on 5th Street South. Click the way-point on the right for Google Maps directions.

By Boat: We are just two blocks South of the Walker City Docks. With roughly 20 boat parking spots available, hop off and walk on up to the taproom. GPS Coordinates: 47°N, 94°W

By Bike: We are just two blocks South off the Heartland State Trail. turn onto 5th Street, heading away from the lake, and you'll see us just off to the left. Bike parking is available around back.

book event space

There are two options for renting space at our brewery. Please send email your inquiries to hello@portagebeer.com.

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PRIVATE TAPROOM
- Seats 50 people
- Unavailable During Business Hours
- Available for rent (fees apply)

 

 

PRIVATE ART ROOM + DECK
- Seats 15-30 people
- Available During
Business Hours
- Free to reserve

Gallery

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Brewery


Brewery


Our 5BBL brewhouse and staff are focused on a constant rotation of experimentation beer. We can't ever guarantee a set beer, but will always try to have something malty, hoppy, and funky on tap. Whether that's brewing with Chippewa National Forest harvested wild microflora, locally roasted coffee, or sticking to a historically traditional style - we're pushing to keep things interesting, educational, and approachable for both drinkers and our team alike. 

A few projects we've recently worked on:

 

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Beers


Beers


on tap:

COFFEECAKE / BLONDE ALE

Availability: Draft

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 18 / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE MALT, CARAMEL 15, DEXTRIN

Breakfast is served. Locally roasted Kaffe Havn coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla.

MINNA / MIXED FERMENTATION TABLE BEER

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growler Fills

ABV: 5% / IBU: 19 / HOP: EL DORADO / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE MALT, WHITE WHEAT MALT

Brett funk meets the drinkability of this classic Belgian style - and is among our most complex and sessionable beers available. Aromatic notes include fruit and wild flowers.

DUWEST / PNW STYLE SESSION APA

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growler Fills

ABV: 5% / IBU: 28 / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE MALT, CARAMEL 15 + 55, DEXTRIN

A more traditional, West Coast spirited pale ale - with floral notes of pine and citrus. Very easy drinking hoppy beer.

JALAPALOMA / SOUR SLUSHIE IPA

Availability: Draft

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 27 / WHIRLPOOL HOP: CHINOOK + DRY HOP: SORACHI ACE / MALT: 2 ROW, WHITE WHEAT MALT

Here's another first. Brewed from the historical paloma drink, we added cases of freshly squeezed limes and grapefruits, alongside pounds of jalapeños, and sorachi ace hops. 

MILK&ROAST / SUMMER STOUT ON NITRO

Availability: Draft

ABV: 4.6% / IBU: 21 / FERMENTABLES: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, CARAMEL 20 + 60, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL, MALTED OATS, LACTOSE

This one's for the roasted barley fans, with less the heaviness than a traditional American stout. Designed for drinkability in the heat of summer, this continues to return into our lineup. Semi-sweet notes of burnt chocolate, coffee, and caramel.

POMEGRANATE CUCUMBER DREAMSICLE / VANILLA CHOCOLATE PORTER

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans

ABV: 6% / IBU: 24 / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, CARAMEL 20 + 60, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL, FLAKED OATS

The winning recipe from our Frostfest Upstream Homebrewers Competition, this one is unique. Made with a pound of pomegranate per gallon, cucumber, cacao nibs, vanilla, and lactose. Slightly over-carbonated for added drinkability. This thing is layered with complex notes of fruit and roast.

CLOUDREST / MIXED FERMENTATION DIPA

Availability: Draft

ABV: 8% / IBU: 45 / WHIRLPOOL HOP: CITRA, APOLLO / DRY HOP: CITRA, VIC SECRET, SIMCOE CRYO / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, WHITE WHEAT MALT, FLAKED OATS

Our biggest DIPA to date - made with our house blend of wild and Conan yeast, layered on top of a 5 pound per barrel hop charge of Citra, Vic Secret, Simcoe Cryo, and Apollo hops. Notes of bubble gum, citrus, and tropical fruits.

RANDALL INFUSION / COFFEE DUWEST

ABV: 5% / IBU: 28 / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE MALT, CARAMEL 15 + 55, DEXTRIN

Release radar:

HOPJUS / NEPA

AGGLOMERATION 04 / NEIPA WITH AZACCA AND DENALI HOPS

UTOPIAN SUN / LASSI INSPIRED NEIPA WITH MANGO, GUAVA, COCONUT, AND VANILLA

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Team


The minds behind our beer.

Team


The minds behind our beer.

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