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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.

Winter hours

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: Closed

Wednesday: 4-9PM

Thursday: 4-9PM

Friday: 2-9PM

Saturday: 12-9PM

Sunday: 12-5PM

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

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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ART ROOM + DECK
- Seats 15-30 people
- Available During
Business Hours

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TAPROOM
- Seats 50 people
- Unavailable During Business Hours

 

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.

Gallery

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Brewery


Brewery


Our 5BBL brewhouse and staff are focused on a constant rotation of experimentation beers. We can't ever guarantee a set beer on tap, 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.

A few projects we've recently worked on:

 

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Beers


Beers


on tap:

DAZEY, HAZY BLONDE ALE DRY HOPPED WITH CASCADE AND EL DORADO HOPS

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

Crushable and complex, with aromatic notes of floral and tropical fruit.

COPPERCAMP, AMBER ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.5% / IBU: 25 / MALT: 2 ROW, IRISH ALE, CARAMEL 15, CARAMEL 55, CARAMEL 120

A light, English style amber ale with light hop bitterness, and slight notes of caramel, toffee, and dates.

ZWEITE, DORTMUNDER EXPORT LAGER

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.7% / IBU: 24 / MALT: GERMAN PILS, GERMAN MUNICH, GERMAN CARAFOAM

In our second of a five part lager project, where we slowly move from light and low ABV to dark and high ABV, the dortmunder export lies. Slightly more malt flavor and a refreshing bite of carbonation and alcohol.

OBSKUR, DUNKLES BOCK

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 6.3% / IBU: 18 / MALT: GERMAN PILS, GERMAN MUNICH, CARAMEL 15, CARAMEL 110, CARAFA II SPECIAL, GERMAN CARAFOAM

In the third of our four part lager series, where we slowly move from light and low ABV to dark and high ABV, the dunkles bock. Made with rich complexities of bread, caramel, and dates in mind, this is an ideal lager to warm you up on colder days.

AGGLOMERATION 08, EXPERIMENTAL WEST COAST IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 42 / BITTERING HOP: COLUMBUS / FINISHING & DRY HOPS: CASCADE + DENALI / MALT: IRISH ALE MALT, STOUT MALT, CARAMEL 15, MALTED OATS, CARAFOAM

Winter is here, and so is our first experimental west coast IPA. Brewed with a myriad of floral, pineapple, and pine forward hops, layered on top of a bready malt bill, the bite from this beer is perfect for the cooling temperatures outside.

STRAIGHT CASH, SINGLE DRY HOPPED CASHMERE HAZY IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 30 / HOPS: EL DORADO, CASHMERE / MALT: STOUT, IRISH ALE, MALTED WHEAT, MALTED OATS, FLAKED WHEAT, FLAKED OATS

The hop hits are in full swing and this time we’ve landed some fantastic, Michigan grown Cashmere. At 4.5 pounds per barrel in the dry hop phase alone, this took on strong aromatics of tropical coconut, peach and tangerine.

BAKED GOODS, COBBLER INSPIRED MILKSHAKE IPA

Availability: Draft

ABV: 7% / IBU: 25 / HOPS: EL DORADO / MALT: IRISH ALE MALT, STOUT MALT, MALTED WHEAT, MALTED OATS, FLAKED WHEAT, FLAKED OATS

Introducing our first of many, baker inspired beers. In this rendition we took grandmas’ cobbler and warped it into a hazy IPA. Made with a complex malt bill with pronounced bread flavor, alongside some juicy el dorado hops, that was then fermented on pounds of peach, apricot, cinnamon, vanilla, and lactose.

TRIPLE BERRY DREAMSICLE, MILKSHAKE IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans

Our first, whole fruit IPA, is here. Hand selected and processed raspberry, blueberry, and strawberry at a rate of 1 pound per barrel, and layered with Belma hops, vanilla, coconut, and lactose.

MAD AT MIDNIGHT, IMPERIAL MOLE PORTER

Availability: Draft

ABV: 8.5% / IBU: 30 / MALT: IRISH STOUT, IRISH ALE, FLAKED WHEAT, MALTED WHEAT, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL

We layered the most complementary ingredients to recreate the famous mole chocolate. Beginning with a complex malt bill of stout, caramel, chocolate, and black malts, below a layer of flaked wheat for added creaminess, below pounds of ancho chilis, ceylon cinnamon, toasted cacao nibs, and vanilla beans - this beer packs a warmth of spices, heat, and chocolate.

Release radar:

CHRISTMAS COOKIE, IMPERIAL STOUT

NORTH OF SCHWARZ, GERMAN BLACK LAGER

CAMP VIBES, WEST COAST DOUBLE DRY HOPPED HAZY IPA

DOUBLE COFFEECAKE, IMPERIAL STOUT

COFFEECAKE, BLONDE ALE

BETA2, COLLABORATION AMERICAN PALE ALE WITH UPSTREAM HOMEBREWERS

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Team


The minds behind our beer.

Team


The minds behind our beer.

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