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portage brewing company


 

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portage brewing company


 

walker - minn.

 

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

(Closed Easter Sunday)

Growler Policy

**All 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 complex and crushable beers with a brewing philosophy to center experimentation. We'll never guarantee a set rotation 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 an old style like the English Mild - we're pushing to keep things interesting approachable for both our customers and team. 

A few projects we've recently worked on:

 

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Beers


Beers


on tap:

1 - COFFEECAKE / BLONDE ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 24 / 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.

2 - NONIC / PUB ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.2% / IBU: 19 MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, FLAKED OATS, CRYSTAL 15 + 55 + 110, CHOCOLATE

The lightest dark beer you've ever had. An English style session beer with low hop bitterness, and notes of caramel and toffee.

3 - 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.

4 - YERBAL / WILD TABLE BEER INFUSED WITH YERBA MATE TEA AND LEMONS

Availability: Draft

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

Breakfast beers are the greatest. Inspired by the caffeinated yerba mate tea, this beer packs an herbal punch without sacrificing any drinkability.   

5 - BETA / BLACK ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans

ABV: 5.7% / IBU: 26 / MALT: PALE ALE, 2 ROW, CARAMEL 20 + 60, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL , CHOCOLATE MALT, MALTED OATS

Made in partnership with the Upstream Homebrewers Club - this was the base beer used for a comp we hosted. Coming this summer, is the winning beer, made by Zach Johnson, a pomegranate and cucumber infused version. Notes of burnt chocolate, and coffee pop.

6 - HOPJUS / SESSION IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.3% / IBU: 38 / BOIL HOP: CHINOOK / WHIRLPOOL + DRY HOPS: MOSAIC, CHINOOK, EL DORADO / MALT: PALE ALE, 2 ROW, FLAKED WHEAT

Howdy summer (manifested into a glass). Perfect for long days in the sun, this beer will continue to be brewed through our warmer months. Fragrant notes of stone fruit, citrus, and pine.

7 - OH, PEACHES! MILKSHAKE IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 60 / BOIL HOP: CHINOOK / WHIRLPOOL + DRY HOPS: MOSAIC, CHINOOK, EL DORADO / MALT: 2 ROW, FLAKED WHEAT, PALE ALE

The beach wayfaring continues with our next milkshake IPA. Made with pounds of juicy hops, peach, coconut, and vanilla - this New England IPA packs a flavorful myriad of fruit and hops. 

8 - SPRBLCK / IMPERIAL STOUT

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans

ABV: 8.6% / MALT: MALTWERKS PALE ALE, MARIS OTTER, CARAMEL 55, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL, CHOCOLATE MALT, MALTED OATS

Our first stout, designed with a warming alcoholic bang - showcasing rich notes of chocolate, vanilla, and coffee.

9 - WEEKLY INFUSION / HOPJUS ON JALAPENOS

Availability: Draft

ABV: 5.3% / IBU: 38 / HOPS: MOSAIC, EL DORADO, CHINOOK / MALT: PALE ALE, 2 ROW, FLAKED WHEAT

Warning: this one's got some heat.

10 - NITRO SPRBLCK / IMPERIAL STOUT

Availability: Draft

ABV: 8.6% / MALT: MALTWERKS PALE ALE, MARIS OTTER, CARAMEL 55, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL, CHOCOLATE MALT, MALTED OATS

Release radar:

OOEYGOOEY / PEANUT BUTTER S'MORE IMPERIAL STOUT / RELEASE: 4.28 AT 12PM

KRUSH / KOLSCH

JALAPALOMA / JALAPENO, LIME, GRAPEFRUIT, SALTED KOLSCH / RELEASE: 5.5 AT NOON

COFFEECAKE / BLONDE ALE

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