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Score: 3.76
Portage Brewing Company
1 day ago
Many of you have reached out, looking for ways to help while we gather up the pieces and start to rebuild. Especially for those who were unable to attend the great events held by Chase on the Lake Resort this past Friday, where bands and vendors from across the state came to support us, or Northern Namaste Yoga's donation based session and silent auction, where we were able to raise money from Bryana and company, alongside over 80 donors on Sunday - we've decided to approve the creation of a GoFundMe page. Coming from the Friends of Portage, comprised of locals, employees, and fans afar, this fund is designed to help us with our redesign efforts specifically. Extraneous design costs beyond what insurance is likely to cover, like architectural plans and further investments into the spaces of our dream facility, are areas they've offered to focus. Thank you Simon Whitehead, Scott Hoefler, and Randall Morrison for heading this project up. Please visit the link below if you're interested in helping out with that. We're also taking suggestions for additions and other ideas in the comment box of that page. Let the ideas begin. https://www.gofundme.com/rebuild-portage Secondly, we've reinstated our online store, and will be selling through the items that were safe from the fire. Nearly all of our items were destroyed, but these few things did survive. Check that page out if you'd like to support that way. https://portagebeer.com/shop/ Again, we can't thank our community enough for the outreach and requests to help out. Thank you's to everyone who's helped thus far will be going out soon. On ahead.
Portage Brewing Company
4 days ago
Wow. Not a lot to say about what happened last night, except that every single person showed up. Within 5 days of our fire, 500 people rallied together, traveling in from as far as Florida, to support of our great community that threw one heckuva party. Many many thanks to the fantastic musicians Paul Nye, Corey Medina & Brothers, Jeff Menten, Keith Thunem for donating their time - Chase on the Lake Resort for donating the space - Lucky Moose Bar & Grill, Benson's Eating and Drinking Emporium, and The Piggy BBQ for the food - and so many more who deserve thanks for putting this thing on. Further, we were able to raise $700 for the Butte County Camp Fire Fund with our #resilienceipa which was released and served by the great firefighters who helped extinguish Sunday’s fire. Please join us tomorrow for another fantastic event being held by Northern Namaste Yoga at Chase on the Lake Resort. A night of yoga, silent auction, and more celebrating will ensue. On ahead.
Portage Brewing Company
6 days ago
Our first paid dollar was recovered from the fire, and is intact. With this dollar, we will start plans for our rebuild. See you tonight all, where we plan to celebrate this wonderfully supportive community. Thanks Chase on the Lake Resort , Corey Medina & Brothers, Lucky Moose Bar and Grill, The Piggy BBQ, Bensons Pizza, and many more of you for coming up with such a great event. On ahead.
Portage Brewing Company
9 days ago
Day 2: on a little resilience. Today was among the hardest of days, having to destroy our beer and say goodbye to many of our projects. It hurt more than anything we’ll likely experience. We were then surprised by some amazing local support from Kaffe Havn, Inc., Chase on the Lake Resort, Reeds Family Outdoor Outfitters , and Corey Medina & Brothers - helping us with things like storage, and even a benefit which we recently heard about. Our greatest friends Corey Medina, local Paul Nye, Chase On The Lake, and others have decided to throw us a benefit that’s being held this Friday up here in Walker at Bluewater Lodge from 5-9. This means so much to all of us, and you can be sure that the Portage Beer will be flowing. Coincidentally, we were also planning to release our #resilienceipa with Sierra Nevada to support the Camp Fire efforts. Firefighters were scheduled to pour that beer at our brewery, who inevitably helped fight the blaze that took our business. Thanks to a lot of entities, this will still be happening. Join us this Friday from 5-9 for a night of celebration, live music, and beer. On ahead. https://www.facebook.com/events/299220270937934??ti=ia
Portage Brewing Company
10 days ago
Day 1: at 6:30AM on Sunday, January 6th, a catastrophic fire took our business. Temporarily, Portage will be closed. Our taproom - floor 2, 3, and 4 have been completely destroyed. Among the firefighters at the scene - Joe, an owner of our business who received the initial call was among the first on the scene. Side-by-side with 30 local volunteers, the fire was fought to reduce as much damage as possible. We owe everything to the local firefighters of our community. We will clean up the pieces, we will rebuild. On ahead. Photo taken by @nicberlinjohnson
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107 South 5th Street
Walker, MN 56484
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Brewery and taproom located in Chippewa National Forest, MN. Focused on native wild yeast cultivation and brewing, Portage specializes in hybrid ale styles that are complex, crushable, and disruptive to their standard style guidelines. Boat, bike, or drive over for a pint.

Our team is comprised of lake dwellers, bikers, fishermen, hikers, and home brewers who all 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.

Established in April of 2017. On ahead.
Parking: Street parking
Price range: $$
BEER LIST
Juicetree / Mixed Fermentation DIPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double New England
ABV: 7.7%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 201
Score: 3.87
Tap the juice. Fragrant notes of citrus, berry, and tropical fruits, in this wild NEIPA. Made with our house strain of locally harvested yeast, 4.5 pounds per barrel of mosaic-citra-vic secret hops, flaked oats, and flaked wheat.
Dazey / Hazy Blonde Ale
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.50
Crushable and complex, with aromatics of floral, tropical fruits.
Double Coffeecake / Blonde Ale
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 5.2%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.50
Barrel aged coffee from Kaffe Havn. One-time-one-keg experiment.
Double Coffeecake
Style: Stout - American Imperial / Double
ABV: 9.0%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.25
A fairly burlier version of our flagship Coffeecake Blonde Ale, Double Coffeecake is packed with more coffee, Ceylon cinnamon, and vanilla than ever planned for.
Camp Vibes
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
Beta2
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Triple Berry Dreamsicle / Milkshake IPA
Style: IPA - Milkshake
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 25
# Ratings: 1
Score: 3.75
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.
Straight Cash
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
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.
Dunkles Bock
Style: Lager - Amber
ABV: 6.3%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 1
Score: 4.00
Coffeecake / Blonde Ale
Style: Blonde Ale
ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: 24
# Ratings: 430
Score: 3.82
Get your day started off right with our most popular, breakfast beer. Made with locally roasted Kaffe Havn coffee, cinnamon, and vanilla - the myriad of flavors in this beer land close to the taste of fresh coffee cake.
Minna / Mixed Fermentation Table Beer
Style: Table Beer
ABV: 5.0%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 225
Score: 3.48
Inspired by the Belgian tafelbier, this wheat ale is our most sessionable. Notes of flower, honey, and fruity funk.
Idlewild / Wild IPA
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 60
# Ratings: 175
Score: 3.71
Made with locally harvested wild yeast, flaked wheat, and a mega charge of nugget, mosaic, and cascade hops - this IPA is a creamy fruit bomb with notes of citrus and tropical fruit.
Scandihazian / Hazy Kveik DIPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double New England
ABV: 9.3%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 160
Score: 3.97
Introducing a new spin on a centuries-old historical style, a Norwegian Kveik DIPA with the Hornindal yeast strain from the farmstead of Terje Raftevold. This beer offers up tropical flavors and aromas of fresh pineapple, mango and tangerine. We then layered in pounds of El Dorado, Denali, and Citra hops for added tropical fruit character. Brewed in collaboration with Bent Paddle Brewing Company in Duluth, MN.
Burntside / Cocoa Wheat Porter
Style: Porter - American
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 34
# Ratings: 154
Score: 3.73
Very easy drinking porter with creamy notes of chocolate, coffee, and burnt sugar.
Coppercamp / Amber Ale
Style: Red Ale - American Amber / Red
ABV: 5.5%
IBUs: 32
# Ratings: 122
Score: 3.70
A light, English style amber ale with medium hop bitterness, and bright notes of caramel, toffee, and dates. The perfect pint for a night at our pub. Cheers.
Jalapaloma / Sour Slushie IPA
Style: IPA - Milkshake
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 27
# Ratings: 116
Score: 3.44
Here's another first. Brewed from the historical paloma drink, we added cases of freshly squeezed limes and grapefruits, alongside pounds of jalapeños, and sorachi ace hops.
Lakefellow / Wild Pale Ale
Style: Pale Ale - American
ABV: 6.7%
IBUs: 42
# Ratings: 105
Score: 3.66
A sessionable, aromatic staple in our lineup. Fragrant notes of pineapple, citrus, pepper, and tropical fruit, with a medium malt back. Made with local wild yeast from Chippewa National Forest.
Pomegranate Cucumber Dreamsicle / Vanilla Chocolate Porter
Style: Porter - Other
ABV: 6.0%
# Ratings: 101
Score: 3.55
The winning recipe from our Upstream Homebrewers Competition, this beer is complex and refreshing. Made with a pound of pomegranate per gallon, cucumber, cacao nibs, vanilla, and lactose. This experiment is layered with complex notes of fruit and roasted chocolate.
Mosaic Session / Pale Ale
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 4.8%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 96
Score: 3.66
Very light drinking PA with notes of berry, citrus, tropical fruit, and pine.
Sun Protection Factor / Fruit Punch Milkshake IPA with Modist Brewing Company
Style: IPA - Milkshake
ABV: 7.5%
# Ratings: 95
Score: 4.06
A collaboration brew with our friends at Modist Brewing in Minneapolis. This juicy sipper was packed with pounds of pineapple, strawberry, mango, coconut, and vanilla - layered on top of a NEIPA base, made with wheat and oats, lactose, and a citra, mosaic, and denali hop bill.
Mad At Midnight / Imperial Cocoa Wheat Mole Porter
Style: Porter - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.5%
# Ratings: 95
Score: 3.80
As winter would have it, our days are tethered to a relentless and often maddening darkness. As we seek fire and shelter, the friends of night resurge and rejoice. Introducing Mad at Midnight, our inaugural celebration of winter. We carefully layered this imperial porter with ancho, New Mexican, japoné, and guajillo chilis, Vietnamese cinnamon, toasted cocoa nibs, vanilla beans, and milk sugar - producing a comforting myriad of chocolate, coffee, cinnamon cake, and warming pepper flavors.
Hopjus / Session IPA
Style: IPA - Session / India Session Ale
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 38
# Ratings: 90
Score: 3.71
Howdy summer (manifested into a glass). Perfect for long days in the sun. Fragrant notes of stone fruit, citrus, and pine - this one's sure to keep you hydrated and thirsty for more.
Blueberry Honey Dreamsicle / Milkshake IPA
Style: IPA - Milkshake
ABV: 7.0%
IBUs: 30
# Ratings: 79
Score: 3.83
Say hello to our very first, statewide beer release. This IPA was conceived from what we believe is the juiciest combination of IPA friendly ingredients. Pounds of blueberries, wildflower honey, El Dorado hops, vanilla beans, and milk sugar went into this recipe - constructing a purple, hazy treat of sweet berries and stone fruit.
Randall Infusion
Style: IPA - American
ABV: 6.6%
IBUs: 50
# Ratings: 75
Score: 3.53
Fieldtrip / Wild Pale Ale
Style: American Wild Ale
ABV: 6.0%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 72
Score: 3.76
Made with locally harvested wild yeast. Hazy, with notes of berry, citrus, and tropical fruit.
Agglomeration 04 / Experimental NEIPA with Azacca And Denali Hops
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 38
# Ratings: 70
Score: 3.86
Introducing our next hoppy experiment, made with 4 pounds per barrel of super juicy, pineapple forward hops - and a big dose of wheat and oats for added mouthfeel.
Cloudrest / Mixed Fermentation DIPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 45
# Ratings: 70
Score: 3.78
Agglomeration DV05 / Experimental Mixed Fermentation DIPA
Style: IPA - Imperial / Double
ABV: 7.7%
IBUs: 40
# Ratings: 59
Score: 3.67
Drastically Vertical DIPA with Drastic Measures Brewing and Vertical Malt. Using 100% vertical pale ale in malted wheat, alongside a co-designed hop bill of citra and columbus, and our house blend of yeast.
Nonic / Pub Ale
Style: English Mild Ale
ABV: 4.5%
IBUs: 19
# Ratings: 58
Score: 3.49
The lightest dark beer you've ever had. An English style session beer with low hop bitterness, and notes of caramel, coffee, and chocolate.
Agglomeration 02 / Hallertau Blanc, Huell Melon, El Dorado IPA
Style: IPA - New England
ABV: 6.5%
IBUs: 46
# Ratings: 54
Score: 3.60
Rendition 2 of our experimental series, ensues. This time, a funky, strawberry, melon, citrus forward hop bill - paired with the famous Conan yeast strain. Hazy, juicy, and available just this once.
Backwoods Breakfast / Maple Sap, Syrup, Coffee, and Vanilla Red Ale
Style: Red Ale - Other
ABV: 5.2%
IBUs: 18
# Ratings: 52
Score: 3.91
When a local friend gives you 75 gallons of maple sap, you make a maple beer. Made with 50% maple (and 50% water), maple syrup, and locally roasted Kaffe Havn coffee - this beer was made for early mornings on the trail.
Coconut Affogato / Imperial Stout
Style: Stout - Imperial / Double
ABV: 8.0%
IBUs: 33
# Ratings: 51
Score: 4.07
Nothing better than a bit of espresso, splashed over a bed of vanilla ice cream, shredded coconut, and chocolate syrup. The next closest thing, is manifested into this imperial stout.
Blondi / Golden Ale
Style: Golden Ale
ABV: 4.7%
IBUs: 22
# Ratings: 45
Score: 3.63
Light drinking English Ale - very sessionable with moderate malt flavor.