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portage brewing company


Walker, Minnesota

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portage brewing company


Walker, Minnesota

 

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're designing products around the hearty conditions of Northern Minnesota. Whether that's a beer recipe or gear to pack it in, our products are tested and ready for the fishing holes, woodland hikes, and campfires that lie ahead.

Current hours for the taproom are posted below. Also, be sure to stay updated with brewery happenings and area adventures by subscribing to In The North. 

Established in April of 2017. On ahead.

 
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Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / space rental / GROWLERS / Gallery

Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / space rental / GROWLERS / 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, a beer library, and food delivery options. All ages welcome.

hours

Wed & Thur: 4-9 / Fri: 2-9 / Sat: 12-9 / Sun: 12-5

Growler Policy

**All crowlers and growlers must remain refrigerated from the time of purchase. We sell 64 ounce BPA free PETG plastic, 64 ounce vacuum insulated stainless steel, and 750 mL vacuum insulated stainless steel growlers - alongside 750 mL crowlers™ cans. We also allow non-Portage branded growlers to be filled at our facility as long as it meets the following requirements:

  • 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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ENTIRE TAPROOM
- Seats 50 people
- Unavailable During Business Hours

 

 

ART ROOM
- Seats 16 people
- Fits up to 25 people
- Available During
Business Hours

Gallery

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Brewery


Brewery


We focus on a complex and crushable brewing philosophy with experimentation at the center. We can't guarantee a set supply of beers, but will always have something malty, hoppy, and funky on tap. Whether that's brewing with locally harvested wild yeast, locally roasted coffee, or sticking to a historical kolsch - we're pushing to keep things interesting and approachable for both our customers and team alike. 

A few projects we've recently worked on:

 

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Beers


Beers


on tap:

COFFEECAKE / BLONDE ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 18 / HOPS: NUGGET / MALT: PALE ALE, CARAPILS, CRYSTAL 15

Get your day started off right with our most popular, breakfast beer. Made with locally roasted Kaffe Havn coffee, Vietnamese cinnamon, and organic vanilla - the myriad of flavors in this beer lands closest to the taste of fresh coffee cake.

MINNA / WILD TABLE BEER DRY HOPPED WITH HALLERTAU BLANC

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 3.8% / IBU: 16 / BOIL HOP: CHINOOK / WHIRLPOOL HOP: EL DORADO / DRY HOP: HALLERTAU BLANC / MALT: 2 ROW, FLAKED WHEAT

Inspired by the Belgian tafelbier, this wild wheat ale is among our most complex and sessionable - packed with notes of wild flower, honey, and herbal fruit from our house yeast strain. Special dry hop with hallertau blanc gives the beer added yerbal, fruit aromas.

MAIHOPFEN / HOPPY GERMAN ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 22 / BOIL HOP: TETTNANG / DRY HOP: CITRA, EL DORADO / MALT: PILSNER, WHEAT

Germany, meet America, in this hybrid style. Brewed with ultimate drinkability in mind, this German wheat beer was made with citrusy, American hops.

AGGLOMERATION 02 / EXPERIMENTAL NEIPA WITH HALLERTAU BLANC, HUELL MELON, AND EL DORADO HOPS

Availability: Draft / Limited Edition Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 46 / BOIL HOP: EL DORADO / WHIRLPOOL + DRY HOP: EL DORADO, HALLERTAU BLANC, HUELL MELON / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, FLAKED OATS

Rendition 2 of our experimental series, ensues. This time, a funky, strawberry, melon, citrus forward hop bill - paired with the famous Conan yeast strain. Hazy, juicy, available just this once.

COCONUT DREAMSICLE / MILK STOUT

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 23 / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, CARAMEL 55, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL

Chocolate, vanilla, adn coconut come together in this summer style stout.

WEEKLY INFUSION / COFFEE MAIHOPFEN 

Availability: Draft

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 22 / BOIL HOP: TETTNANG / DRY HOP: CITRA, EL DORADO / MALT: PILSNER, WHEAT

Release radar:

SUN PROTECTION FACTOR / COLLABORATION FRUIT PUNCH MILKSHAKE IPA WITH MODIST BREWING COMPANY / RELEASE ON 5.25 @ 12PM

BACKCOUNTRY BREAKFAST / RED ALE WITH LOCALLY HARVESTED MAPLE SAP, MAPLE SYRUP, LOCALLY ROASTED COFFEE, AND VANILLA

JUICETREE / WILD DIPA WITH CITRA, MOSAIC, AND VIC SECRET HOPS

FIELDTRIP / WILD APA WITH CITRA, MOSAIC, EL DORADO, AND VIC SECRET HOPS

GUAVA PINEAPPLE DREAMSICLE / WILD MILKSHAKE APA

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Team


The minds behind our beer.

Team


The minds behind our beer.

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