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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Summer is the perfect time to try out some of the many delicious craft beers brewed in Minnesota. Dan Schwarz, President of the MN Craft Brewers Guild and co-owner of the Lift Bridge Brewery offered his suggestions.


1. Lift Bridge Getaway™ Pilsner (Stillwater, MN)

a. Lift Bridge Brewery's newest beer

b. Uses golden malts, Saaz hops, and lager yeast to create a refreshing pilsner with an assertive hop character

c. Great for summer in Minnesota as it comes in 4-packs of cans making it easy to take with you on the boat, to your campsite, while biking, and everything in-between

d. Available seasonally in the tap room in Stillwater as well as in select local liquor stores across the metro


2. Lift Bridge Farm Girl Saison® (Stillwater, MN)

a. Lift Bridge's flagship beer and one of its most popular, especially in the summer months

b. Light citrus notes and distinct spiciness from Belgian yeasts

c. Universal appeal for men and women beer drinkers alike

d. Comes in a bottle or a can making It another great summer beer option to take with you on the go.


3. Lift Bridge Minnesota Tan

a. Belgian triple ale

b. Rotate berries used to infuse this beer which give it a pink tint (infused with raspberries this year)

c. Refreshing summer treat

d. Pairs well with sorbet, blue cheese and arugula salad


4. Bent Paddle Brewery (Duluth, MN)

a. Bent Hop IPA

b. Venture Pils

c. Paddle Break Blonde


5. Indeed Brewing Co. (Minneapolis, MN)

a. Shenanigans Summer Ale

b. Mexican Honey Imperial Lager


6. Boom Island Brewing Co. (Minneapolis, MN)

a. Witness Witbier


7. Rock Bottom Brewery (Minneapolis, MN)

a. Evergreen Red IPA

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