Beers

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

ORGAN GRINDER Amber Ale

 

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

HAYMAKER IPA

 

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

Crooked Rook Porter

MB-Crooked-Rook-bottle

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

Seasonal Beers

 

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

BEER FACTS:

Style: Vienna Style Lager
ALC: 5.7% by Vol
IBU: 30
Color: Amber

 

 

 

 

 

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.

BEER FACTS:

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

Imperial Red

 

MB-Imperial-Red-Bottle

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.

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

Specialty Beers

 

BOOMCHICKAPOP Farmhouse Ale

 

Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP and Mankato Brewery put their heads, and their ingredients, together to make BOOMCHICKAPOP Farmhouse Ale brewed with – you guessed it – BOOMCHICKAPOP popcorn!

BEER FACTS:

Style: Farmhouse Ale
ALC: 4.45 by Vol.
IBU: 24

 

 

 

FRESH HOPPED IPA

 

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!

BEER FACTS:

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

 

 

 

 

MAD BUTCHER IPA

 

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.

BEER FACTS:

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