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Welcome to North Country, welcome to Portage Brewing Company. 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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Our Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / GROWLERS / Gallery

Our Taproom


HOURS / DIRECTIONS / 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 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.

Gallery

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Our Brewery


Our Brewery


We focus on complex and crushable beers with a philosophy to center experimentation around our efforts. Whether brewing with locally harvested wild yeast, throwing coffee into a perfectly good blonde ale, or reviving an old style like the English Mild - we strive to keep things interesting and approachable for both our customers and brewing team. 

A few projects we've recently worked on:

 

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Our Beers


Our Beers


on tap:

MINNA / WILD TABLE BEER

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 4.8% / IBU: 17 / HOPS: NUGGET, CASCADE / MALT: PALE ALE, FLAKED WHEAT, ACIDULATED

Inspired by the Belgian tafelbier, this funky wheat ale is among our most sessionable. Made with locally harvested yeast from Chippewa National Forest, this beer is packed with notes of wild flower, honey, and fruit from our house strain.

COFFEECAKE / BLONDE ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 4.7% / IBU: 24 / MALT: PALE ALE, CARAPILS, CRYSTAL 15, ACIDULATED

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

 

 

 

COPPERSQUASH / AUTUMN ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler® Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.6% / IBU: 25 / HOPS: NUGGET / MALT: 2 ROW, PALE ALE, CARAMEL 15, CARAMEL 55, PALE CHOCOLATE, ACIDULATED

English style amber ale with organic butternut squash, Kaffe Havn coffee, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, all-spice, and organic vanilla added. Fall has arrived.

INFUSION TAP / MINNA ON FRESH HOPS AND ORANGES

Availability: Draft Only

Local funk meets fresh hops and fruit. Yakima-Valley-Loza-Farm Cascade hops and oranges packs a hoppy, citric punch.

NITRO TAP / COPPERSQUASH AUTUMN ALE

Availability: Draft Only

KAFFE HAVN COLD BREW (N/A)

DOROTHY'S ROOT BEER (N/A)

 

Release radar:

JUICETREE / DOUBLE WILD IPA

SINGLE HOP CHINOOK IPA

NORTH OF SCHWARZ / SCHWARZBIER

FIELDTRIP / WILD NEW ENGLAND PALE ALE

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In The North


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AREA ADVENTURES

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Events


Events


Need event space?

There are two options for renting space at our brewery.

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

ENTIRE TAPROOM
- Seats 50 people
- Unavailable During Business Hours

Please send email your inquiries to hello@portagebeer.com.

taproom events

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Contact


Contact


 
 

talk with us

E: hello@portagebeer.com/  P: 218.547.6217 

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