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West Side Brewers Collective Barley Wine

ABV: 8.5%
IBU: 99

This American Barely Wine is dry hopped with classic American Chinook and Cascade hops, which provide a piney, spicy and citrus aroma, somewhat similar to pine sap.  The flavor is of dark caramel, toffee and earthy spices with an assertive hop flavor and bitterness that blends well with the huge malt backbone and big ABV, which will leave you with a healthy warmth.  The beer is full bodied and chewy with a velvety, luscious texture. Dependent on the brewery’s clarification methods, the beer ranges from brilliant to a tad hazy, but consistently is deep amber in color and moderate carbonation leaving a light tan to copper head. Tulip $5

WBC Coffee Golden Ale

Coffee Chocolate Golden Ale

Malts: Irish stout malt, light crystal and dextrin malts
Hops: UK First gold, Mandarina Bavaria & Calypso
Yeast: American Ale yeast
ABV: 5.9%
IBU: 22

Notes: Our collaboration with local roaster Specialty java features their very popular New York, New York blend. This brilliant gold beer looks like a “yellow beer” but it is everything but. 18 pounds of coffee was cold steeped in the beer and then blended with chocolate to create this mind bending beer. A unique blend of hops was modeled to pair with the nutty, fruity character of this delicious medium roast coffee. Enjoy the coffee aromas; chocolate flavors and thirst quenching dry finish. $6 Pint /$15 Growler

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Batch 101: Rye²

Malts: Rahr 2-row, Cargill rye, Weyermann Munich, Cargill Cao
Hops: Southern Cross, Cascade
Yeast: American Ale yeast
ABV: 8.6%
IBU: 68

Notes: Our version of an obscure style, this rye wine-style ale underwent a step mash to draw out all the delicate flavors & fermentable. Rye malt is known for its stubbornness on the brewhouse. By using advanced techniques and alternate temperatures, we chalked up some new tricks when the dry was done to coax those flavors out. Southern Cross hops provide a layered citrus flavor and added spicy notes to the beer. We wanted to add another “power” to theater and aged it in J. Carver whiskey barrels for 9 months. The finished product is dry and spicy with deep notes of oak, vanilla, and layered multigrain flavors that carry through the finish. Try one and continue to learn with us. $6 Tulip  $15 Bombers

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Deepwater Double IPA

Malts: American Pilsner, American special pale, Caramel 10L & Carafoam
Hops: Citra, Mosaic & Simcoe
Yeast: American Ale yeast
Other: Dextrose
ABV: 8.6%
IBU: 88

Notes: This one is for the hop lovers! A huge malt backbone lays a simple yet strong base for these newer hop varieties to shine. Citra brings flavors and aromas tropical fruit and citrus, Mosaic adds blueberry, pine and earthy tones and We added simcoe to strike a nice balance between the two. We used 5.5 pounds of hops per barrel on this beer! The epic hop aroma, juicy flavor and dry finish exemplify the Double IPA style. Drive in head first! $6 Tulip $22 Growler (When Available)

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New England Style Session Pale

Malts: Rahr 2-Row, white wheat, malted oats & honey malt
Hops: Amarillo, Huell Melon & Nelson Sauvin
Yeast: London Ale yeast
ABV: 4.3%
IBU: 26

Notes: A new beer style originating on the east coast, these cloudy hop forward beers have a high amount of adjunct fermentables, english yeast and are unfiltered. The wheat and oats give this session pale ale a creamy body and fluffy white head. High carbonation brings refreshing hop aromas of stone fruit, melon and pear. At a low 4.3% ABV, get ready to enjoy a few of this crushable, low bitterness, easy drinking beer. Winters are usually for big, dark malty beers…this is the complete opposite! Enjoy a few with us. $5 pint/ $12 Growler. Cheers!

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Russian Imperial Stout

Malts: Pauls Pale ale, Chocolate, Roasted barley, Flaked oats, Dark crystal & Special B malts
Hops: Magnum & Chinook
Yeast: Dry English Ale
ABV: 10%
IBU: 88

Notes: A rich, roasty, boozy & bitter Russian imperial stout. Aromas of charred oak, chocolate, juniper and cedar invite the daring to dive into this complex beer. The flavors change as the beer warms a bit and travels from plum & fig to roasted coffee and chocolate to exotic spices. Finishing dry, it’s ABV is well hidden in the flavor yet apparent in the aroma. Enjoy the ride & Cheers! $6 tulip/NO GROWLER

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East Bay Maple Brown Ale

Malts: Warminster Maris Otter, Pauls Medium Crystal, Pale Chocolate Malt, Carafa
Hops: Calypso, Mt. Hood
ABV: 5.4%
IBU: 30

Notes: Waconia Brewing is proud to present our next collaboration beer, East Bay Maple Brown Ale. We partnered with East Bay Sugarbush Maple Syrup to bring you this delicious Northern English style Brown Ale. This beautiful dark amber colored ale has a wonderful aroma of biscuit and caramel with subtle nutty maple notes. As you drink it the maple shines through providing a nice sweetness to the beer. Flavors of toffee and biscuit work well with the subtle maple flavors and give way to a refreshing dry finish. The hops provide a nice bitterness that balances the beer wonderfully. Enjoy in a pint or grab a growler to go! Skol!


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Single Hop IPA Series: Experimental 07270

Malts: Rahr 2-row, Vienna & Wheat malts
Hops: Experimental #07270
Other: Dextrose
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 79

Notes: An unfiltered, yet surprisingly clear golden IPA with moderate carbonation & a nice fluffy white head. The 6th installment of the series features the Experimental #07270 which is an unnamed hop out of Washington state from the Hopsteiner breeding program. Very unique aroma of pithy tropical fruit including ripe mango, and mandarin orange. Very clean hoppy flavors and crisp bitterness that seems to leave your palate rather quickly leaving you wanting another sip. Enjoy this one of a kind experimental hop experience! Cheers!  $6/pint

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Waconia 2nd Anniversary Double IPA

Malts: American Pilsner, American special pale, Caramel 10L & Carafoam
Hops: Citra & Mosaic
Other: Dextrose
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 9%
IBU: 88

Notes: One of two 2nd anniversary beers. This one is for the hop lovers! A huge malt backbone lays a simple yet strong base for these newer hop varieties to shine. Citra brings flavors and aromas tropical fruit and citrus and Mosaic adds blueberry, pine and earthy tones. We used 6.5 pounds of hops per barrel on this beer! The epic hop aroma,juicy flavor and dry finish is the perfect cheers to 2 years. Thanks for enjoying.

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Waconia 2nd Anniversary Raspberry Tart

Malts: Belgian Pilsner, English Pale ale, Munich, Abbey and white wheat
Hops: East Kent Golding
Yeast: Belgian Ale
ABV: 7.8%
IBU: 18

Notes: One of two 2nd anniversary beers. This one is for the raspberry lovers! A Belgian inspired ale with a unique blend of malts and lightly bittered. This was fermented with a tart Belgian yeast that created a nice spicy and dry finish and a lower ph. We finished it off with a  healthy dose of raspberry in a secondary fermenter which give it a beautiful red hue and noticeable raspberry aromas & flavors. Cheers to 2 years!

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Amy’s Coffee Chocolate Golden Ale

Malts: Irish stout malt, light crystal and dextrin malts
Hops: UK First gold, Mandarina Bavaria & Dr. Rudi
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 22

Notes: Our collaboration with Caribou Coffee to celebrate the life of Amy, their original coffee roaster. We decided to make a different kind of coffee beer! This brilliant gold beer looks like a “yellow beer” but it is everything but. 8 pounds of coffee was cold steeped in the beer and then blended with chocolate to create this mind bending beer. A unique blend of hops were modeled to pair with the nutty, fruity character of this delicious coffee. Enjoy the coffee aromas, chocolate flavors and thirst quenching dry finish. $2 of every growler go to Cancer research. Cheers!

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Laketown Brown

Grains: American 2-row, English maris otter, medium crystal, chocolate and dehusked carafa malts
Hops: East Kent golding, Palisade
Yeast: American Ale
6.4% ABV
32 IBU

Back by popular demand! On-tap Saturday October 8th through March 2017

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Lake to Gulf Series: Black IPA

Malts: Simpson’s Maris Otter, Rahr 2-row, Dehusked carafa, flaked oats and medium crystal
ABV: 6.7%
IBU: 68

Notes: Our first collaboration with Galveston Island Brewing out of Galveston, TX. Our head brewer’s brother made the trip to help create this super hoppy black ale. Huge aromas of roast, pine, grapefruit and nectarine set up a smooth, roasty and hoppy treat. Simcoe and Equinox hops are the main varietals with Cascade playing the background role. Black IPA’s are a relatively new style, and we figured Waconia was ready to see what our creative minds came up with. We are happy with the results, hope you are too. Cheers! Tom Schufman (WBC) & Jason Stromberg (GIB)

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Mo’ Summa Saison

Grain: Weyermann Pilsner, Abbey, White Wheat & Honey
Hops: Huell Melon & Calypso
Yeast: Saison Blend
ABV: 6.0%
IBU: 30

Notes:  Light, crisp and perfect for a hot summer day. Subtle tartness and dry mouth feel are both enhanced by a  higher carbonation level.  Fermented warm with a Belgian Saison yeast, this traditional unfiltered farmhouse style ale includes the new Huell Melon hop from Germany. Calypso hops add depth and all help create a beer with notes of pear, banana, honeydew and black pepper on the nose. Should be enjoyed on our new patio or your favorite summer spot. Here’s to Mo’ Summa!

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English Pub Ale

Malts: English Pale, Medium Crystal, White Wheat & Caramunich 2
Hops: UK First Gold, Mandarina Bavaria & East Kent Goldings
London Ale yeast
ABV: 4.6%
IBU: 32

Notes: A slightly sweet and sessionable (meaning you can drink multiple beers in a session without getting too tipsy) english bitter. Low alcohol and lighter carbonation make this beer extremely drinkable. Firm hoppy flavors & bitterness compliment this nice toasty, bready, and biscuity english ale. Cheers! $5 Pints/$12 Growler

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Single Hop Series- Centennial

Grain: Rahr 2-Row, Vienna & Wheat Malts
Hops: Centennial
ABV: 7.3%
IBU: 72

Recently Awarded Top 11 IPA’s in Minnesota by the Growler

This is the 4th in our single hop IPA series and Centennial is the showcased hop here. Our malt recipe is somewhat basic because we want to let the hop variety shine. Centennial is known for it’s orange, citrus almost fruit loop type flavor and aroma. Enjoy the big hop aroma and juicy flavor with a nice dry & bitter finish.


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Single Hop Series- Sorachi Ace

Grain: Rahr 2-Row, Vienna & White Wheat Malts
Hops: Sorachi Ace
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 7.2%
IBU: 74

Notes: The 5th installment of our Single Hop series. This hop originated in Japan and has slowly gained popularity in the US. Very lemon & dill forward, it’s truly a one of a kind hop. We used our same base Single hop malt recipe for this beer to let the Sorachi Ace shine. Perfect IPA for middle of summer as the lemon and spice notes have a nice refreshing flavor and aroma, followed by a firm hop bitterness and dry finish. Enjoy it while it’s here…we didn’t make much of it! Cheers! $6/ pint

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Waconiator Doppelbock

Grain: German light Munich, German dark Munich, German Vienna, Carafa II & white wheat malts
Hops: UK First Gold
Yeast: Southern German Lager
ABV: 8.8%
IBU: 28

Notes: Waconiator is our take on a traditional German Doppelbock. The name is coined from Munich’s legendary brewery Paulaner whose Salvator Doppelbock is the perfect example of the style. We paid tribute to Salvator, by adding the suffix ‘tor” to the end of our great city’s name. The beer itself is a malt forward, rich, bready boozy treat. At 8.8% ABV, you’ll tread lightly and pick up notes of biscuit, dark fruits, slight chocolate, spice and alcohol. We have been quietly aging this beer for 2 months now to unleash it on our 1-year anniversary. Happy Birthday to WBC and thank you for celebrating with us! Prost!

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Paradise Island DIPA

Grain: English Pale Ale, Aromatic & Cararuby Malts
Hops: New Zealand, Nelson Sauvin, Waimea, Rakau & Kohatu
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 9.9%
IBU: 90

Notes: This beer is big, both with alcohol & flavor. Expect tropical flavors and aromas with big orange, pineapple, and passion fruit tones but don’t forget the strong bitter and boozy finish that is a stable of double IPA’s. Come in and enjoy a glass of paradise.

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Waconia Pils

100% German Pilsner malt
Hops: Magnum, Hallertau Blanc & Mt. Hood
ABV: 4.5%
IBU: 30

A classic German pilsner with a new hop twist. With a total ferment time of 9 weeks, this true german lager has a beautiful pale straw color & is destined to become a summer staple. Hallertau blanc, a newer variety out of Germany, is a prefect fit for this beer. The fruity, berry notes of the Blanc meld nicely with the spiciness of Mt. Hood. Low in ABV with lively carbonation, this crisp beer will quench your thirst. Prost! $5 Pint/ $12 Growler

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255 Amber Ale

Grain: American 2-row, Dark Crystal, CaraAmber, Munich & Biscuit Malts
Hops: American
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 28

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WacTown Wheat

Winner of the 2016 US Open Beer Championship

Bronze Medal

Grain: American 2-row, white wheat, flaked wheat & Munich malts
Hops: Magnum & Amarillo
Yeast: German Ale
Spices: Sweet Orange Peel & Mandarin Orange Extract
ABV: 5.1%
IBU: 25

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Carver Co. Kōlsch

Winner of the 2016 US Open Beer Championship

Gold Medal

Grain: Pilsner Malt, Wheat, Munich
Hops: American & German
ABV: 5%
IBU: 25

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90K IPA

Grain: Maris Otter, American 2-row, Caramunich, Carapils
Hops: American
ABV: 7%
IBU: 75

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Porter

Grain: MCI Stout malt, Pale chocolate, English chocolate, Medium crystal & flaked oats
Hops: UK First Gold
Yeast: American Ale
ABV: 6.4%
IBU: 24


Seasonal Brews


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Mo’ Winta Milk Stout

Grain: American 2-Row, 2 varieties of Dark Crystal, Chocolate Malt, Roasted Barley, Oats and Lactose
Hops: Magnum & East Kent Golding
Yeast: London Ale Yeast
ABV: 5.8%
IBU: 21

Notes: Dark, delicious, and made for winter, this smooth and creamy stout goes down easy. With low bitterness and moderate carbonation, this is an approachable ale for all types of beer drinkers. The addition of milk sugar compliments the roastiness, adds body, and produces a pronounced sweetness. This well balanced traditional English sweet stout can be enjoyed on the coldest of Minnesota nights or taken home as an after dinner dessert beer. Prost! $5/pint

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Mo’ Whiskey Milk Stout

Grain: American 2-Row, 2 varieties of dark crystal, chocolate malt, roasted barley, oats and lactose
Hops: Magnum & East Kent Golding
Yeast: London Ale yeast
ABV: 6.5%
IBU: 21

Release Date 11/11/16

Notes: Our winter seasonal Mo’ Winta Milk Stout has become a fan favorite of ours. Because of this, we thought we’d take it to the next level and sourced some Wild Turkey barrels from our friends at J. Carver down the road.  We tried it after 6 months of aging and really liked how it tasted. The coffee and chocolate notes of the beer balance nicely with the bourbon & charred oak. You’d think with a name like Mo’ Whiskey it would drink heavy yet the creamy body and low ABV make this a very drinkable barrel aged stout. Enjoy!


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Waconia Oktoberfest

Malts: German Vienna, Munich, Pilsner malts with a touch of Cararuby
Hops: German Hallertau Mittelfruh
Yeast: Southern German Lager
ABV: 5.7%
IBU: 20

Notes: Willkommen to WBC! One of the best festive beers their is, this is our take on the Marzen style. A blend of 100% german malts set a great malt backbone for the german Mittelfruh hops to lend a spicy, earthy note. The yeast strain is what really makes this beer true to style. The 8 week total lagering period is crucial to let the flavors come together. It’s hard to sit & watch it for that long, but trust us, it’s well worth the wait. Prost!
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Pontoon Pale Ale

Malts: American 2-Row, Pauls Pale Malt, Crystal 20L, Aromatic & White Wheat
Hops: Cascade, Amarillo, and Mandarina Bavaria
Dry English ale yeast
ABV: 5.6%
IBU: 32

Notes: Pale in color with crystal clarity, this refreshing summer beer brings out the best in American pale ale. Dry on the finish with a noticeable hop presence on the nose thanks to the generous amount of Amarillo in the dry hop. The Cascade plays a supporting role while the Mandarina Bavaria hops bring out a fruity, tangerine/deep citrus flavor. It’s all about the balance here. It’s a great beer to drink on the boat or pontoon this summer. $5 pint/$13 Growler

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