About Our Beers

Mankato Brewery started producing beers in 2012, and is proud to revive the brewing tradition in the Key City. Mankato Brewery is the first production brewery in the community since 1967. Focused on creating authentic beers that reflect the heritage of the region and its people, the crew at Mankato Brewery invites you to try our beer and to Experience Local Flavor.


Year Round Beers


Kato Lager


MB-Kato-Beer-Bottle (1)A Munich Helles Style Lager brewed in the German tradition, as a nod to the classic from the Mankato Brewing Company, that once brewed in our Key City.


Style: Munich Helles Lager
ALC: 5.0% by Vol
OG: 12.2° P
IBU: 18
Color: 3° STM, STRAW









MB-OG-Bottle (1)The malt is the key to Organ Grinder with the hops taking a break. Much like its German inspired relatives, you see its brilliant amber color and smell its rich malt base. The flavor follows the aroma, and is toasty with a touch of sweetness and a slight noble hop presence.


Style: American Amber Ale
ALC: 5.6% by Vol
OG: 1.050
IBU: 30
Color: Amber






Duly Noted American Pale Ale

MB-Duly-Noted-Bottle (1)Let’s start with a bit of malt
– yeah, OK.
Then add some hops for flavor
– got it.
Now, lets add a bunch more hops
– uh, OK.
No, really, add even more
– umm…
Your complete lack of restraint concerns me
– Understood.


Style: American Pale Ale
ALC: 5.4% by Vol
OG: 1.046
IBU: 40
Color: Pale Gold





MB-Haymaker-BottleWith the hops and malt fighting for contention, Haymaker IPA won’t back down. The rich, malty base provides the windup for the hops’ crisp, bright citrus flavors. Go toe-to-toe with this well balanced and devilishly drinkable IPA, and this double dry-hopped phenom will knock you out.


Style: American India Pale Ale
ALC: 6.8% by Vol
OG: 1.062
IBU: 92
Color: Copper






Seasonal Beers


CERES Summer Ale* (Summer Seasonal)


MB-Ceres-BottleNamed for the Roman goddess of agriculture and grain, Mankato Brewery’s Ceres Summer Ale is a crisp take on an American Wheat Ale.  The barley and wheat malts are complimented with lively hops and sweet orange peel, for a refreshing finish.


Style: American Style Wheat Ale
ALC: 4.5% by Vol
OG: 1.042
IBU: 24
Color: Straw





Pumpkin Grinder


MB-Pumpkin-Grinder-BottleSeptember Release

Pumpkin Grinder is a medium bodied Vienna Style Lager brewed with pumpkin and spiced to compliment the rich malt backbone, Brewed for fall to be enjoyed by all


Style: Robust Nut Brown Ale
ALC: 6.9% by Vol
OG: 1.068
IBU: 36
Color: Rich Brown






Leaf Raker Nut Brown Ale


MB-Leaf-Raker-BottleAugust Release

Leaf Raker is named for the perennial task that has fallen before us, and rewards the hard work with malty, nutty flavors and hints of caramel, smoke, and roasted malts.


Style: Robust Nut Brown Ale
ALC: 6.9% by Vol
OG: 1.068
IBU: 36
Color: Rich Brown







Mint Stout Holiday Mint Stout (Holiday Seasonal)


MB-Mint-Stout-BottleNovember Release

Dark and minty, Mankato Brewery’s Mint Stout is something a bit different. Starting with the flavors of dark chocolate and coffee, we then complimented it with an amazing mint flavor and aroma. Some think it’s the perfect thing for after dinner, while others think it’s great all day.


Style: Holiday Mint Stout
ALC: 5.6% by Vol
OG: 1.060
IBU: 34
Color: Black






Imperial Red



January Release

Mankato Brewery’s Imperial Red Ale is made to warm you up during the last dregs of winter.  Brewed with brown sugar and sweet orange peel, complimented with flavors of caramel, raisin, and a hint of hops.


Style: Imperial Red
ALC: 8.8% by Vol
OG: 1.080
IBU: 37
Color: Chesnut






Crooked Rook Porter


MB-Crooked-Rook-bottleJanuary Release

A sly grin says that Mankato Brewery’s Crooked Rook has something up it’s sleeve.  The flavors of bittersweet chocolate, coffee, and caramel conspire with the hops’ floral and woody notes, making this beer one cheeky little devil.


Style: Robust Porter
ALC: 5.6% by Vol
OG: 1.058
IBU: 38
Color: Black





Specialty Beers




MB-Fresh-Hopped-Bottle (1)Brewed only during the time of the year that beer drinkers love and wait patiently for each year… Hop Harvest Season. Mankato Brewery prides itself on using the freshest, Minnesota hops (Minnesota Hops Co. in Madelia, MN) possible in this IPA. Fresh Hopped IPA will reward you for your patience with fresh flavors of citrus and aromas to match. We “HOP” you enjoy this annual favorite of ours!


Style: Fresh Hopped IPA
ALC: 7.0% by Vol
OG: 1.065
IBU: 68
Color: 7 RSM = Deep Gold







MB-Mad-Butcher-BottleAn American style IPA brewed in honor of its namesake, Mad Butcher delivers ripe tropical fruit flavors, citrus zest, and a touch of honey from the malt, Deliberately unfiltered, the Citra hops are at the forefront and are much like the Mad Butcher himself: amplified, bold, and in your face. A limited release to enjoy while you still can.


Style: AmericanIPA
ALC: 7.5% by Vol
IBU: 61
Color: 6 RSM