BEER

Beer has a tendency  to bring people together.

Darin Jensen, Head Brewer

At Rapids Brewing Co. we are focused on bringing you classic, consistent, quality, delicious beer. We will be constantly rotating our taps to keep you on your toes, and we aren’t afraid to experiment with ingredients and styles. We brew on a 7-barrel system from Crawford Brewing Equipment, and also have a pilot one barrel that allows experimental brewing opportunities. You can expect some wild collaborations between our head brewer and our executive chef that are sure to include seasonal local fruits and botanicals when they are seasonally available. In addition to our beer we will fill our 16 tap lines with guest beer taps, cider, wine, kombucha, and coffee.

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BRU-1 and Done Beer
Bru-1 and done pale ale

We’re adding another pale to the lineup for you! This one is a sweet, juicy, pale ale with pineapple and stone fruit notes. It’s an easy drinker with noticeable hop bitterness, rounded out with sweet notes. For the malt we used mainly Maltwerks (an awesome Detroit Lakes, MN company) and added in a little German Pilsner and Crystal malt for some color, then single dry-hopped with BRU-1 making it a perfect new recruit. You probably won’t be done with one. Welcome to the team!

Style / Pale Ale

ABV / 5.9%

Color (SRM) / 4.8

IBU / 40

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Jam IPA beer in glass with RBC logo
jam ipa

A clean, crisp, smooth, west-coast style IPA with a decent amount of bitterness. We used centennial hops, with their piney aroma, to create this classic IPA.

Style / IPA

ABV / 6.2%

Color (SRM) / 6

IBU / 59

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Noble Pilsner Beer
Noble Pilsner
This light, refreshing beer is a tribute to a Czech pilsner and to the simplicity of brewing. It’s stripped down to the bare essentials, made with one single, solitary, noble hop. Long cold fermentation (28-30 days!) creates this exceptional beer.

Style / Pilsner

ABV/ 5.7%

COLOR (SRM) / 2.2

IBU / 14

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Brown Boot Brown Ale

This malt focused beer combines pale, caramel, chocolate, Munich, and premium pilsner malts. The nugget and cascade hops break up the sweetness. A smooth beer with nutty coffee and tobacco notes.

Style / Brown Ale

ABV / 5.7%

Color (SRM) / 23

IBU / 34

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River Pig Red Ale Beer
River pig red ale
Late summer crusher. This red hued five malt, five hop ale is perfectly balanced with subtle notes of pine in the aroma and lightly roasted toffee in the finish. Enjoy in the Northwoods.

Style / red Ale

ABV / 4.8%

COLOR (SRM) / 11

IBU / 33

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Watermelon Wheat Ale Beer
Watermelon Wave wheat

For the second addition to our wheat beer series, we brought in 550 lbs of local farm fresh watermelon from Clayton’s Produce and scooped, stirred, and pureed it in house before adding it during fermentation. The result is a pink hued wheat ale with an interesting portfolio of sweet watermelon and a hint of tartness. This brew is sure to remind you of endless summer nights…right when you need it most. On tap starting Thursday!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

Style / wheat

ABV / 5%

COLOR (SRM) / 4

IBU / 16

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Oat and a Boat Stout beer in glass with RBC logo
OAT and a BOAT STOUT

Brewed with five different malt varieties, two kinds of oats, and cascade hops (we’ve gone old school folks), this stout is so good. Trust us. It’s chewy (have your beer and eat it too), creamy, rich, chocolatey, and smooth.

Style / stout

ABV/ 4.8%

color (SRM) / 29

IBU / 25

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Saison de Bud beer
Saison de bud belgian farmhouse saison

For our latest brew, Darin partnered with the homebrewers from Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club to create a Belgian Farmhouse Saison. They hand peeled 100 lemons and added coriander and peppercorn and a traditional Belgian yeast that gives that classic clove-like aroma that Saisons are known for. This smooth beer has a complex flavor with light spice notes and lemon in the finish. True to Saison style, it has a dry finish with lingering spice. This collaboration is a delicious nod to the inspiration that homebrewers give professional brewers, and vice versa. Cheers to all the brewers out there!

Style / belgian farmhouse saison

ABV / 6.1%

Color (SRM) / 7

IBU / 17

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Hop Drop Hazy IPA
Hop Drop Hazy IPA

We are answering the call to the haze craze just as the ball drops on the new year. For version 2.0 we are borrowing elements from our ever-popular Mosaic Mama and our Hands On Hazy IPA to come out with a double dry-hopped, Mosaic Mama, Hands On Hazy, Citra, Apollo, Simcoe, Summit, Bru 1, rye, malt, oats ‘n wheat beer with our house strain of yeast (basically everything but the kitchen sink). Confused yet? Us too. But when life throws you curveballs, you count on a few good friends to lend you a hand. So high-fives to your best friends and cheers to the New Year.

Style / Hazy IPA

ABV / 7.0%

Color (SRM) / 4.4

IBU / 40

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Wet A Line Citra Pale Ale Beer
wet a line citra pale ale

Just like those of you who push your limits to be the first on the ice, we rushed in and started brewing when we got a line on some awesome citra hops just in time for the holiday weekend.  This beer is a clean and bright pale ale with notes of grapefruit, mango, citrus and evergreen. Catch it while you can!

Style / pale ale

ABV / 5.6%

Color (SRM) / 4

IBU / 47

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Polar Coaster Winter Spiced Ale
Polar Coaster Winter Spiced Ale

Named after this winter’s predicted extreme ride of frigid temps and above-average snowfall, this winter ale is our attempt to warm you up. Spiced in the style of a Glögg mulled wine, we used golden raisins and dried berries, and steeped it with cinnamon sticks, cloves, star anise, grapefruit peel, orange peel, and ginger. This collaboration beer with brew wizard Darin and chef Eric has a real wow factor. You’ll experience the flavors of Christmas in this malt-based ale, and the ruby highlights are reminiscent of the deer with the red nose. The aroma of spices is sure to jingle your nose, and the first sip will warm up your toes. Enjoy the ride! 

Style / spiced ale

ABV / 6.7%

Color (SRM) / 18

IBU / 41

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She Gone Rye Lager Beer
she gone rye lager

This ‘hole in your glass’ beer is so ridiculously smooth it will be gone after the first sip. Brewed with a unique pale rye malt from Germany, it’s blonde in color with biscuit-like flavor, a creamy mouthfeel, and malty-sweet aromas with hints of bread and honey. Get ‘er before she gone!

Style / rye lager

ABV / 5.5%

Color (SRM) / 6.5

IBU / 18

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Stand Up Pale Ale
Stand Up Pale Ale

Our spin on an American classic. Dry hopped with not one, but two, German noble hop varieties for double the drinkability. Citrusy, crisp, clean, and oh-so-refreshing- this beer made for lazy summer days.

Style / Pale Ale

ABV / 5.8%

COLOR (SRM) / 3.5

IBU / 55

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Blood Orange Cream Ale Beer
blood orange cream ale

Originally brewed in the 1800s, cream ales are uniquely American, brewed to mimic the German style lagers. For this round of our cream ale series, we infused it with blood orange creating a unique flavor profile. More floral and tart than regular orange, blood orange has added raspberry notes. making this RBC cream ale creation deliciously sweet and tart. It’s a bloody good beer.⠀

Style / cream ale

ABV / 4.8%

COLOR (SRM) / 4

IBU / 19

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Hands on Hazy IPA beer
Hands on Hazy IPA

It was all hands on deck for this double dry hopped hazy IPA. We invited our team, our customers, and our friends and family to put their hands on the tank, infusing their good vibes and ensuring the hazy perfection. And it worked! We sourced a specific strain of yeast and six varieties of hops from the Pacific Northwest to create this hazy, sweet, juicy beer with low bitterness and notes of tropical fruit. It’s still hoppy – we used three times the amount of hops than any other beer we’ve brewed. The result is a well-balanced hazy IPA that’s smooth to the grapefruity finish. Hands up to the haze!

Style / IPA

ABV / 6.3%

Color (SRM) / 4

IBU / 19

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Mango Mama beer in glass with RBC logo
mosaic mama ipa

No way around it, mama. This IPA is juicy. Focused on mosaic hops and stone fruits, we’ve created a medium-bodied hoppy beer with a mango punch. This style is the future of IPAs.

Style / IPA

ABV / 7.2%

Color (SRM) / 4.3

IBU / 65

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Chili Willy Scotch Ale
chili willy scotch ale
Deep, dark, delightful. Notes of smoke and tobacco in the aroma from Morita chilies in the kettle. Medium bodied mouthfeel provides a nod to the malt side, layered with six malts. This drinkable beer is not overly sweet or cloying. Embrace your inner Braveheart. Simple, smooth and genuine.

Style / scotch Ale

ABV / 5.8%

COLOR (SRM) / 15

IBU / 17

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Orange brewing paddle leaning against brew tanks
meloncamp cantaloupe wheat ale

One in a Melon. Locally grown Clayton’s Farm fresh
cantaloupe is peeled, cut, chopped and pureed in house  then added during fermentation to this wheat style beer. Expect a hint of banana and clove from the yeast paired with a melon medley of cantaloupe goodness.

Style / Wheat Ale

ABV / 5.0%

COLOR (SRM) / –

IBU / –

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Orange brewing paddle leaning against brew tanks
hoky saaz wet hop pale ale

Farm fresh, from field to kettle within 24 hours. We gathered 20 pounds of wet saaz hops on a Sunday and were brewing straight away Monday morning. Fresh soft pine note with hints of earthy, herbal and floral. A late addition of citrus dry hops rounds out with orange and citrus on the nose.

Style / pale ale

ABV / 5.9%

COLOR (SRM) / –

IBU / –

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Orange brewing paddle leaning against brew tanks
Zen Mar Marzen Lager
Old world beer conditioned in a new world way. Brewed with premium pilsner and munich malt and traditional noble hops. A staggered fermentation using both ale and lager yeasts produced this clean, smooth, malty Oktoberfest beer, perfect for chilly fall days!

Style / Lager

ABV / 5.5%

Color (SRM) / –

IBU / –

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Wild Child Cream Ale
wild child cream ale

This baby is a collaboration between our head brewer, Darin, and executive chef, Eric. It’s their first (but not last) attempt at creating a beer and food collaboration. This beer is their wild child! Eight varieties of citrus with a kick – thanks to ancho and morita chilies on the finish. All the ingredients are from Minnesota-based Maltwerks. With such unique flavors this is a must try.

Style / cream Ale

ABV / 6.3%

COLOR (SRM) / 3.5

IBU / 19

kitchen + Brewhouse collaboration

Orange brewing paddle leaning against brew tanks
vanilla bean cream ale

Light, refreshing, super clean ale. Originally brewed in the
1800s, these brews mimic the German style lagers but are uniquely American. The addition of Madagascar vanilla beans presents an added layer of deliciousness.

Style / cream ale

ABV / 4.8%

COLOR (SRM) / –

IBU / –

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Noble Pilsner beer in glass with RBC logo
Noble Pilsner
This light, refreshing beer is a tribute to a Czech pilsner and to the simplicity of brewing. It’s stripped down to the bare essentials, made with one single, solitary, noble hop. Long cold fermentation (28-30 days!) creates this exceptional beer.

Style / Pilsner

COLOR (SRM) / 2.2

ABV/ 4.9%

IBU / 14

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