OUR BEER

Little Thistle Brewing is excited to be part of the growing craft beer community in South Eastern Minnesota.
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BREWING SYSTEM

Little Thistle Brewing is a 10 barrel (bbl) brewing system. What does that mean? There are 31 gallons in one barrel of beer, which translates to roughly 310 gallons per batch of beer, give or take the angel’s share. There are two 20-barrel fermentation tanks and four 10-barrel fermentation tanks. This system will allow us have the capability to keep our fast-selling, popular beers in supply as well as the flexibility and freedom to brew unique, experimental and seasonal beer styles.

ON TAP

We’ll have the ability to have 18 beers on tap at any one time, including two cask-conditioned ales. We plan on filling growlers and will have pre-filled crowlers available for presale. We don’t have plans to can or bottle for distribution sale, so you’ll have to come directly to the source to try a Little Thistle Brew. Check back for our lineup of fine, locally brewed craft beer!

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01. THE DOUG

With a vivid straw color, this all-malt lager features a beautiful bready malt character with subtle bitterness making for a delicious, well-balanced beer. Named after The Douglas Trail that borders our property.
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02. BRAVE WOMAN SCOTTISH ALE

Pouring a rich amber color, this Scottish Ale features a toasty malt character with notes of chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Named in tribute to head brewer, Steve Finnie’s great, great grandmother who saved 15 fishermen in a storm. The poem, Brave Woman, was written by one of the fishermen to honor her.
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03. BEAUTIFUL DAY IPA

This session IPA is packed with Rakau and Simcoe hops, this gorgeous IPA bursts with resiny, tropical fruit and lemony brilliance. With a light body, this IPA is fantastically crushable.

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04. THE WETLANDS IPA

Citra and Mosaic hops are the stars of this beer, and they shine to their brightest. Bursting with tangerine, pineapple, and melon aromas, this amazing beer is slightly hazy and beautifully balanced. Named after the small wet area that appears on the Google map that was tested and proved NOT to be a wetlands.

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05. COMING SOON: NEW Batch of FOREIGN CULTURE

UP NEXT:  Tart Cherry.

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06. GERMAN CHOCOLATE CAKE STOUT

Bittersweet chocolate stout, loaded with vanilla beans and toasted coconut. This is a beautifully rich and decadent dry stout that’s big on flavor but still boasts a low ABV at 5%. This beer has all the flavors of a German chocolate cake without the sweetness.

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