Beer

Brewing Philosophy

We believe beer can be many things to many people. It can be a reward at the end of a long day or an accessory to a lazy summer afternoon. It can be an excuse to sit and talk with old friends or assist in the development a relationship that is new. It can even be a transcendental experience. But sometimes, it is best when, a beer is just a beer. We believe quality starts with simple ideas, good ingredients and clean execution.  If you build from that foundation, it will speak for itself. From there, a beer can be anything you want it to be.

Current Tap List

Our Current Tap List will be updated weekly on Monday and Friday.
*As of 12/15/2018

ABV 7% / IBU 60 / SRM 15

Aroma is a mix of rich malt and hoppy bitterness, giving way to notes of Canteloupe, Bergamot and Black Pepper. Medium body and mouthfeel. Flavor begins with a rich, complex maltiness that proceeds into floral hoppiness before finishing with notes reminiscent of Earl Grey tea.

ABV 4.5% / IBU 15 / SRM 3

Malty sweetness dominates the aroma. Light bodied and easy drinking with a dry finish. The mixture of wheat, barley and corn creates a smooth flavor that gives way to mild hop bitterness.

ABV 5.5% / IBU 100+ / SRM 10

The aroma is reminiscent of baked lemon tart with hints of grass. The body is light with a crisp mouthfeel. Significant hop bitterness leads on the tip of the tongue, accentuated by the tartness of the acidulated malt. Malty sweetness balances hop flavors of earth, grass, butter cream and black pepper. A bitter hop astringency carries through the end.

ABV 4.5% / IBU 15 / SRM 1

The mosaic dry-hop contributes bright, complex fruit aromas with hints of citrus and stone fruit balanced against underlying notes of rose petal and pine. Mouthfeel is crisp and clean with a high carbonation. Flavor is lighter than expected with smooth notes of bread, pine, earth, and low residual bitterness. Easy drinking and sessionable.

ABV 6% / IBU 20 / SRM 10

40% of the Vienna malt base was smoked with Cherry, Apple, and Hickory woods, which dominate the aroma but are followed by a hint of citrus.  Full-bodied with a crisp mouthfeel. The flavor leads with heavy smokiness before giving way to a complex combination of hoppy citrus notes and malty sweetness.

The Market is Dual Citizen’s first ever collaboration beer.  We were pleased to be approached by chefs from both OCTO Fish Bar and The Cooks Collaborative regarding this joint endeavor.  We first smoked the malt in-house at OCTO Fish Bar, located in Lowertown St. Paul, then invited the teams from OCTO and Cooks Collab over to assist in the brew.  We threw block-party at the taproom featuring a menu by Chefs Nick Vasquez and Grant Nelson, designed to pair with the Market.  You can find this beer on tap at both Dual Citizen and OCTO.

ABV 8% / IBU 25 / SRM 11

Aroma is rich and malty with notes of honey.  Medium bodied with a crisp mouthfeel.  Rustic flavors of earth and hay from the yeast play with black pepper before giving way to floral citrus for an experience that is complex but well balanced.

A collaboration with 8-Bit Bros Podcast.

ABV 8.5% / IBU 35 / SRM 15

Malt forward aroma and flavor are balanced against mild hoppy bitterness. Medium bodied with a smooth finish with little evidence of the alcohol.

A collaboration with The Big Wu, celebrating the release of Kick In the Head, the first single from their forthcoming album.

ABV 6.5% / IBU 40 / SRM 20

The aroma is a mixture of coffee and rich malty sweetness with hints of vanilla. Heavy bodied with a creamy mouthfeel. Coffee dominates the flavor before giving way to the malt backbone of the beer. Some bitterness from the hops is evident. Hints of vanilla and roast linger on the tongue.

ABV 8% / IBU 60 / SRM 45

Aromas of chocolate and deep roast, balance notes of rich malt.  Heavy body with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee and chocolate conspire with malty sweetness to hide the heat of the alcohol, creating a balanced & quaffable beverage that finishes with a mild roast astringency.

ABV 10% / IBU 60 / SRM 45

Aged in Vikre Sugarbush Whiskey Barrels for 4 months. Aromas of chocolate, deep roast, molasses and vanilla balance notes of rich malt.  Heavy body with a creamy mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and oak conspire with malty sweetness to hide the heat of the alcohol, creating a balanced & quaffable beverage that finishes with a mild woodiness.

ABV 5% / IBU 40 / SRM 40

Aroma of roasted malt and vanilla sweetness. Medium bodied with a sweet finish. Flavors of chocolate, vanilla, and a mild roast astringency come together for a sessionable beverage with enough warmth for the winter months.

ABV 8% / IBU 25 / SRM 7

Aged in French Bordeaux Red Wine Barrels for 3 months.  Fruity nose with notes of tannins.  Heavy bodied with medium carbonation.  Flavor is rich, consisting of yeast esters, oak tannins, black pepper, and red wine.  Some sweetness from residual wine sugars present but fades int a smooth, dry finish.

ABV 6.5% / IBU 70 / BBL 10

We have committed to supporting those impacted by the Camp Fire with the release of #ResilienceIPA, available now at the Dual Citizen Taproom. We will donate 100% of Resilience sales to the Sierra Nevada Camp Fire Relief Fund to help Butte County rebuild its community.

Firkin and Cask Program

Did you know that Dual Citizen Brewing Company features a different firkin on our beer engine all of the time? Our cask program allows us to infuse different flavors into your favorite beers from our menu. We add fruit, hops, spices, and other adjuncts to a production beer in a special keg and allow it to naturally carbonate and absorb the flavors over a two week period. Cask beers traditionally have a slightly lower carbonation than draught beers and are served at 55℉. The combination of warmer temperature and lower carbonation allows the nuances of the flavors to fully present themselves, providing a completely unique drinking experience. Each firkin is a one of a kind creation and once it’s gone, it’s gone. Check out our list of upcoming firkins to make sure that you don’t miss out on any of these limited edition beers!

A firkin is a cask used by British brewers for delivery of cask-conditioned beer to the pub. A firkin holds a quarter of a barrel (9 Imperial gal; 10.8 US gal, 41 l). A firkin was originally coopered from wooden staves bound with iron hoops, but is now more commonly made of stainless steel or aluminum. Like all proper casks, it has a hole in one of the curved sides, to which a wooden or plastic bung (“shive”) is fitted when the cask is filled. There is a smaller hole in one of the flat ends, or “heads,” of the cask, which is also bunged. The bung is knocked out by the tap when the cask is broached. Although other sizes of cask are also used, the firkin is by far the most common.

A beer engine, also known as a hand pump, is a uniquely British dispensing device that is specifically appropriate for traditional cask-conditioned ales. The beer engine is a piston pump that allows the casks to be kept in a cooler cellar below the bar and the beer to be pulled or drawn up to the bar. Cask-conditioned beers have lower carbonation than standard beers because they are usually served at about 11°C to 14°C (approximately 52°F to 57°F). If a cask-conditioned ale were served through a standard dispensing system, the gas pressure and colder temperature would increase the carbonation of the beer, which would then lose its ideal balance of flavors.

Firkin Tap List

CURRENT

12/12 Iglehart: IPA with Cherries

UPCOMING

Next | Winter: Pale Ale w/ Ginger, Cinnamon & Cloves (~12/26)

On Deck | Dewey: Kettle Sour Firkin (~1/9)

In the Hole | Cromwell: Baltic Porter w/ Chilis (~1/23)

 

 

Barrel Program

Have you seen the barrels on racks in Dual Citizen Brewing Company taproom? They’re not just for decoration. We are carefully aging new beers in our barrels all of the time to create layered, decadent beverages for your enjoyment. We use a variety of barrels that have previously contained wine or spirits such as whiskey, tequila, or gin. We age our beers anywhere from 1 to 6 months depending on the style of beer, the quality and condition of the barrel, and the flavor profiles we are trying to achieve. When the barrels are full of liquid, temperature fluctuations throughout the day naturally cause them to expand and contract, or “breathe”. As the barrels breathe they gradually exchange liquid held in the wooden staves for liquid in the barrel. This allows for the release of tannins from the wood and residual spirit from the previous occupant to mingle and blend with the beer that we have chosen to condition. As the barrel-aged beer approaches maturity, our brewers taste the contents more and more frequently until they determine that it is just right. Due to the nature of the process and the raw materials, every barrel is different and produces different results. We finish the process by blending all barrels from a group into one batch before carbonating and kegging. The result is a unique beer with depth and complexity that cannot be imitated or duplicated. Ask your beertender what’s new and upcoming from the DCBC Barrel Program and make sure you don’t miss out on our next one-of-a-kind release!    

 

Seasonal Beer Program

As the seasons change, so does our taste in beers. Dual Citizen Brewing Company offers two different seasonal beer programs to keep up with changing tastes and weather patterns alike.

SEASONAL LAGER PROGRAM
Dual Citizen Brewing Company brews four different traditional lagers throughout the year. Each of our lagers is fermented for a minimum of 4 weeks before being cold-conditioned for a minimum of 8 weeks. This long process allows for the lager yeast to properly clean up the off-flavor-producing byproducts that occur during fermentation, creating a crisp, clean tasting beverage. There is no shortcut or substitution for this process and we feel that our patience and commitment to quality speaks for itself when you drink these beers. Ask your beertender about our current lager offering!

Seasonal Lagers:
Spring- Myrtle: Doppelbock
Summer- Pelham: Pilsner
Autumn- Raymond: Oktoberfest
Winter- Cromwell: Baltic Porter

SEASONAL PALE ALE PROGRAM
In a nod to our Dual Citizenship in the Twin Cities; Saint Paul and Minneapolis, Dual Citizen Brewing Company names all of our beers after street names located in both municipalities. When we discovered the seasonal streets in Northeast Minneapolis, we decided to have some fun with the idea. We wanted a beer that could be similar each time but change enough to reflect the seasons, so our Seasonal Pale Ale program was born. Each of the 4 beers uses the same base malt, Minnesota-Grown Pale Malt from Maltwerks in Detroit Lakes, while featuring a different set of hops or adjuncts meant to reflect the character of the season. These beers are released on the Winter and Summer Solstices and Spring and Fall Equinoxes respectively and only available throughout the season. Ask your beertender about our latest Seasonal Pale Ale offering!

Past Seasonal Pale Ales:
2018 Spring: Pale Ale – Mandarina Bavaria and Huell Melon Hops
2018 Summer: Pale Ale – Summer and Zythos Hops
2018 Autumn: Pale Ale – Freshly Harvested Chinook Hops
2018 Winter: Pale Ale – Spruce Tips and Juniper Berries

 

Dewey: Kettle Sour Program

We here at Dual Citizen Brewing Company love sour beers, but the restrictions of our production facility make it very difficult to safely produce large quantities and varieties of sour beer in house. Sour beer is made using a variety of different bacterias, some of which are very aggressive and pose the risk of contamination to the rest of our fermentations. The Dewey: Kettle Sour Program allows us to replicate some of the flavors found in sour beers safely in our brewhouse. A kettle sour is a beer that is soured in the brew kettle for a period of 24-72 hours before the souring bacteria is denatured during the boil; the resulting beer is then allowed to ferment using a more traditional yeast strain. We introduce Lactobacillus Brevis into the kettle and allow it to produce lactic acid for a couple of days before boiling and finishing it off with our house American Ale yeast strain. The result is an easy drinking table sour with just the right amount of tartness. We’re also big fans of variety, so rather than make the same beer every time we choose to feature a different flavor adjunct in each batch of Dewey. This keeps things interesting for us and provides a never ending supply of delicious sour beers for you! Ask your beertender about our latest offering in the Dewey: Kettle Sour Series!

Past Dewey: Kettle Sours:
Dewey: Kettle Sour w/ Tart Cherry
Dewey: Kettle Sour w/ Salted Watermelon

Off-Sale

We have our own growlers and crowlers available for purchase and filling. In addition, we will happily fill any clean 64oz or 750mL growler. All of our beers are available in both sizes, the only real stipulation is that they must be purchased and off our premise by 10pm.