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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 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 / Crowlers / Growlers

ABV: 4.8% / IBU: 18 MALT: PALE ALE, 2 ROW, CARAPILS, CRYSTAL 15

Breakfast is served. Made with locally roasted Kaffe Havn coffee, Vietnamese cinnamon, and organic vanilla.

BLUEBERRY HONEY DREAMSICLE / MILKSHAKE IPA

Availability: Draft / Crowlers

ABV: 7% / IBU: 30 / HOPS: EL DORADO, MOSAIC / MALT: 2 ROW, MALTED OATS, FLAKED OATS, MALTED WHEAT

Pounds of blueberries, wildflower honey, El Dorado and Mosaic hops, vanilla beans, and milk sugar went into this, constructing a purple, hazy treat of sweet berries and stone fruit.

BLUEBERRY PANCAKES / MILKSHAKE IPA

Availability: Draft

ABV: 7% / IBU: 30 / HOPS: EL DORADO, MOSAIC / MALT: 2 ROW, MALTED OATS, FLAKED OATS, MALTED WHEAT

The day of blueberries is here. Enjoy this nitrogenated milkshake IPA, with maple syrup, and blueberry raisins added.

JUICETREE / WILD DIPA

Availability: Draft / Crowler Can

ABV: 7.7% / IBU: 35 / WHIRLPOOL + DRY HOP: CITRA, MOSAIC, VIC SECRET / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, MALTED WHEAT, FLAKED OATS

Made with locally harvested wild yeast, and pounds of citra, mosaic, and vic secret. Fragrant notes of mango, guava, and citrus - with a slight alcoholic bite

SCANDIHAZIAN / COLLABORATION KVEIK DIPA WITH BENT PADDLE BREWING CO.

Availability: Draft

ABV: 9.2% / IBU: 35 / HOPS: DENALI, CITRA, EL DORADO / MALT: IRISH STOUT, FLAKED OATS, MALTED OATS

No better beer made, than a one among homies. Introducing this Norwegian spin on a hazy DIPA, brewed with the Hornindal yeast strain from the farmstead of Terje Raftevold, offering up tropical flavors and aromas of fresh pineapple, mango and tangerine.

PUMPKIN PECAN PIE / IMPERIAL PORTER

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans

ABV: 8% / IBU: 35 / MALT: IRISH STOUT, GOLDEN NAKED OATS, PALE CHOCOLATE, CARAFA 2 SPECIAL

Cold and dreary skies call for a fitting beer. Made with pounds of roasted pumpkin and squash, and a house blend of fall spices.

NITRO PUMPKIN PECAN PIE / IMPERIAL PORTER

Availability: Draft

Release radar:

DORTMUNDER LAGER

MAD AT MIDNIGHT / IMPERIAL MOLE PORTER

AGGLOMERATION 07 / HAZY IPA WITH IDAHO 7 HOPS

COUNTRY FOLK / AMERICAN PALE ALE WITH LOCALLY SOURCED MALT AND CHINOOK HOPS

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Team


The minds behind our beer.

Team


The minds behind our beer.

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