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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

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.

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.

COUNTRY FOLK, AMERICAN PALE ALE

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 5.5% / IBU: 32 / HOPS: CHINOOK / MALT: VERTICAL PALE, CARAMEL 15 + 55 + 120, CARAFOAM

We scoured the area for as many local ingredients as possible and landed with this - made with local hops form Grand Rapids, and local base pale ale barley from Vertical Pale Malt. Notes of melon, pine, and pineapple from a 100% chinook hop bill.

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.

JALAPENO ZWEITE, DORTMUNDER EXPORT LAGER

Availability: Draft

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

Same as above, plus a nice warming heat. We added one jalapeno per gallon in this, lending the beer with a nice bite.

AGGLOMERATION 07, EXPERIMENTAL HAZY IPA WITH IDAHO 7 HOPS

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans / Growlers

ABV: 6.5% / IBU: 30 / HOPS: IDAHO 7 / MALT: GOLDEN PROMISE, STOUT MALT, FLAKED OATS, MALTED OATS

Introducing our next rendition of Agglomeration. In this experiment, we tested the East Cost IPA process, with some very west coast natured hops. Soft and dank, with strong notes of melon, pine, and pineapple.

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.

JUICETREE, WILD DIPA

Availability: Draft

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

PUMPKIN PECAN PIE, IMPERIAL PORTER

Availability: Draft

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.

DOUBLE BURTNSIDE, NITRO IMPERIAL COCOA WHEAT PORTER

Availability: Draft

ABV: 8.5% / IBU: 30

MAD AT MIDNIGHT, IMPERIAL MOLE PORTER

Availability: Draft / Crowler Cans

ABV: 8.5% / IBU: 30

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:

BAKED GOODS, PEACH COBBLER INSPIRED MILKSHAKE IPA

DRITTE, GERMAN DUNKELS BOCK

TRIPLE BERRY DREAMSICLE, MILKSHAKE IPA WITH BELMA HOPS, BLUEBERRIES, RASPBERRIES, STRAWBERRIES, COCONUT, AND VANILLA

AGGLOMERATION 09, HAZY IPA WITH EL DORADO AND CASHMERE HOPS

CHRISTMAS COOKIE, IMPERIAL STOUT

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Team


The minds behind our beer.

Team


The minds behind our beer.

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