The Herkimer Pub & Brewery

Award Winning brewpub in Uptown Minneapolis

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Established in 1999, The Herkimer Brewpub is located in the Lyn/Lake neighborhood of Minneapolis, Minnesota. The Herkimer brews small batch craft beer, serves award-winning pub food and has become a local neighborhood hang out.

The foundation of The Herkimer’s brews has been based in the traditional German purity law, or Reinheitsgebot, allowing only water, barley, hops, and yeast to be used in the brewing process. As American craft beer continues change and push the boundaries of brewing, The Herkimer does the same while still keeping traditions alive. The menu includes our take on Kolsch, Czech Pilsner, Alt, English Ales, Stout, Porters, American IPA’s, and more.

The small batch series will feature one-off brews with unique twists and creativeness from our master brewer. Try one and let us know if we should add them to our regular line up.

The Herkimer Brewery uses a technique called decoction mashing in its brewing process. The more decoctions, the more the soul of the beer is revealed.

Decoction Mashing is a way to conduct multi-step temperature infusion mashes without adding additional water or applying heat to the main Mash (malted barley and hot water mixture). It involves transferring about a third of the Mash to another vessel where it is heated to conversion temperature and the starches in the malt change to sugar. It is then boiled and returned to the Mash Tun. This procedure accomplishes three things: The addition of the first decoction to the main mash raises the temperature to the next rest. The boiling process breaks up the starch molecules of the unconverted grist and produces a higher degree of extraction from moderately-modified continental malts. It makes it possible to achieve the crisp, round, dry, and malty characteristics.

Thank you for 16 great years and counting as Minneapolis’ choice craft brewery!

We look forward to sharing more great beers and good times.

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Herkimer Small Batch Series

Upcoming Styles include a Northern English Brown Ale, Belgian Dark Strong Ale, American Wheat and more. Follow our blog to keep up on what our brewers are up to.

The Small Batch Series
The Small Batch Series at The Herkimer is an ongoing program creating small unique batches of beer by deftly experimenting with new and old brewing techniques. Stop in and try one. Below are a few of our past Small Batches.

American Red Ale
American Red Ale: Brewed with a variety of cara malts and American hops. These two dynamic flavor profiles are married together with nitrogen. A bright red hue and a cascading creamy head, accentuates hops on the nose leaving the malt tantalize your palate.
ABV: 6% | IBU: 55 | SRM: 14 | OG: 15 | Decoctions: 0

California Common
California Common: The California Common is a unique 100% American style lager.It’s usually brewed with a special strain of lager yeast that works better at warmer temperatures. Mildly fruity with an assertive hop bitterness.
ABV: 5% | IBU: 39 | SRM: 13 | OG: 13 | Decoctions: 0

Cherry Kölsch:
Cherry Kölsch: Our famous Kölsch infused with Door County Wisconsin Cherries to induldge the adventueous palate.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 20 | SRM: Pink Hue | OG: 12 | Decoctions: 3

Dry Stout:
Dry Stout: A traditional Irish stout. Dark, rich and creamy. Served on nitrous.
ABV: 4.2% | IBU: 28 | SRM: 40 | OG: 11 | Decoctions: 0

Seasonal Beers

Tomorrow Doppel Pils
Tomorrow Doppel Pils is our wet hopped pilsner. It has an assertive final hopping from freshly cut hops that were overnighted to The Herkimer and brewed with that day. This brew is double decocted with more malt than the typical pilsner. Alcohol is above average but diguised by soft malt creaminess, floral aromas and a subtle swetness. Enjoy!
ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 58 | SRM: 2 | OG: 17.5 | Decoctions: 2

The Herkimer Maibock
The Herkimer Maibock is a lightly colored but not so lightly made lager, this brew has many of the characteristics of traditional bock beers but is golden in color and has a more assertive bitterness. Released in May of each year.
ABV: 7% | IBU: 33 | OG: 16.1 | SRM: 2 | Decoctions: 2

The Herkimer Oktoberfest
The Herkimer Oktoberfest is a stronger version of our Vienna Lager. We brew a batch of two of this each fall to commemorate the great Munich Oktoberfest. Orange-copper in color, the specialty decocted German malt gives it a sweet caramel flavor. With traditional German hops, it is brewed true to its style. This beer is released in late September or early October.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 12 | OG: 15 | Decoctions: 1

The Herkimer Bock
The Herkimer Bock is a strong and malty brown lager brewed traditionally in spring to celebrate the coming of warmer weather.Every year we release this beer for our annual Bockfest Bus Ride to New Ulm Minnesota. We travel down to the Shell’s Brewery and celebrate spring.Released in late February every year.
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 25 | SRM: 13 | OG: 16.5 | Decoctions: 1

Tooler's Weiss
Tooler’s Weiss, our popular south German-style wheat beer is light and refreshingly different. Unfiltered, it retains a full complement of yeasty haze and features strong hints of banana and clove that result naturally from fermentation.This beer is released during the summer months.
ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 15 | SRM: 5 | OG: 13 | Decoctions: 3

Gose Speziell Weizen
Gose Speziell Weizen is a cross between a Belgian Wit and a Berliner Weisse. It's brewed with half wheat malt and spiced with coriander. Gose Speziell Weizen has a definite tartness and is balanced with a nice roundess. This seasonal beer is released every spring.
ABV: 4% | IBU: 8 | SRM: 7 | OG: 9 | Decoctions: 3

Ale

Waggelwater Belgian Pale Ale
Waggelwater Belgian Pale Ale: Mild Belgian yeast characteristics flow into a slightly tart yet sweet bread body with a champagne like carbonation. Much like the winding riverside trails in Bruges, prepare to venture out on a revitalizing journey for your palate.
ABV: 6% | IBU: 40 | SRM: 11 | OG: 15.1 | Decoctions: 0

The Lutz West Coast IPA
The Lutz West Coast IPA has a prominent to intense hop aroma with a citrusy, floral, perfume-like, resinous, piney, and/or fruity character derived from American hops. It pours with a medium reddish copper color.
Hops: Bravo | Cascade | Calypso | Fuggles
Malt: Marris Otter -UK | Castle – Belgium

ABV: 7% | IBU: 66 | SRM: 12 | OG:17.9 | Decoctions: 0

A57S Kölsch
A57S Kölsch is decocted once to accentuate the bread flavors from the pilsner malts. Crisp and dry as a Kölsch should be.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 20 | SRM: 4 | OG: 12 | Decoctions: 1

A57N Alt
A57N Alt has a full body and a mild hop assertiveness from the delicate noble hops and German Cara malts.
Winner of the Gold Medal in 2007.

ABV: 5% | IBU: 44 | SRM: 10 | OG: 12.5 | Decoctions: 3

Eva Cöttbusser
Eva Cöttbusser is an old German style that is represented by no breweries in Germany that we know of, and only one in North America. It is no longer brewed in Germany because it is outlawed. It is illegal to put anything but malt, hops, yeast and water in the manufacturing of beer.
Key Ingredients: Belgian Saison Yeast, Oats, Local Honey Flavor notes: The hops, complex Belgian Saison yeast flavors reacting with local honey, oats and pilsner malts and the high alcohol make this a complex brew. Starts sweet, although it is actually quite dry considering its final gravity.

ABV: 7.2% | IBU: 66 | SRM: 2 | OG: 17.2 | Decoctions: 1

Tooler's Weiss
Tooler’s Weiss, our popular south German-style wheat beer is light and refreshingly different. Unfiltered, it retains a full complement of yeasty haze and features strong hints of banana and clove that result naturally from fermentation.This beer is released during the summer months.
ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 15 | SRM: 5 | OG: 13 | Decoctions: 3

Jeffrey Kream Ale
Jeffrey Kream Ale has plenty hops, both bitter and floral. Pilsner, and the more noticeable wheat and Munich malts, keep this brew mellow and crisp. Pushed with nitrogen
ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 38 | OG: 13 | SRM: 4 | Decoctions: 1

Slushbox Session IPA
Like the automatic transmission its named after, this bright and lively IPA is easy to handle and in it for the long haul. With a sessionable ABV and assertive west coast style hop character, you can belly up and set yourself on cruise control.
ABV: 5% | IBU: 60 | SRM: 7 | OG: 12.5 | Decoctions: 0

Glitchen Rye
Glitchen Rye, Roggenbeir in German, can have a faint whiff of earthiness in the nose reminiscent of rye bread. The brew has a pleasant rich off white head when poured.
OG: 11.5 | ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 14

Gose Speziell Weizen
Gose Speziell Weizen is a cross between a Belgian Wit and a Berliner Weisse. It's brewed with half wheat malt and spiced with coriander. Gose Speziell Weizen has a definite tartness and is balanced with a nice roundness. This seasonal beer is released every spring.
ABV: 4% | IBU: 8 | SRM: 7 | OG: 9 | Decoctions: 3

Lager

Tomorrow Doppel Pils
Tomorrow Doppel Pils is our wet hopped pilsner. It has an assertive final hopping from freshly cut hops that were overnighted to The Herkimer and brewed with that day. This brew is double decocted with more malt than the typical pilsner. Alcohol is above average but diguised by soft malt creaminess, floral aromas and a subtle swetness. Enjoy!
ABV: 6.7% | IBU: 58 | SRM: 2 | OG: 17.5 | Decoctions: 2

The Herkimer Maibock
The Herkimer Maibock is a lightly colored but not so lightly made lager, this brew has many of the characteristics of traditional bock beers but is golden in color and has a more assertive bitterness. Released in May of each year.
ABV: 7% | IBU: 33 | OG: 16.1 | SRM: 2 | Decoctions: 2

Handy’s Lager
Handy’s Lager is a classic American Lager. Light and crisp with little to no bitterness and a light malty finish.
ABV: 4.1% | IBU: 32.5 | SRM: 1 | OG: 13.3 | Decoctions: 0

Sky Pilot Kellerbier
Sky Pilot Kellerbier is an unfiltered continental Pilsner. Our Kellerbier which literally means “cellar beer,” balances moderate bitterness and noble-type hop aroma and flavor with a malty, slightly sweet, medium body.
Gold Medal Winner – GABF 2006

OG: 12.6 | ABV: 5% | IBU: 35

Dortmunder
Dortmunder is a golden lager both less dry and less bitter than our Pilsner, this brew fits the bill for beer drinkers looking for something simple and good. Hailing from the city of Dortmund, this style of beer is sometimes called “Export.”

Daily Pils
Daily Pils is an assertively hopped Southern German pilsner, the lighter malts provide a nice showcase for the flavor and aroma of imported Czech Saaz hops. A drier pils with a firm bitterness and characteristic hop bouquet.
ABV: 5 | IBU: 35 | SRM: 2 | OG: 11.2 | Decoctions: 2

The Herkimer Bock
The Herkimer Bock is a strong and malty brown lager brewed traditionally in spring to celebrate the coming of warmer weather.Every year we release this beer for our annual Bockfest Bus Ride to New Ulm Minnesota. We travel down to the Shell’s Brewery and celebrate spring.Released in late February every year.
ABV: 6.5% | IBU: 25 | SRM: 13 | OG: 16.5 | Decoctions: 1

The Herkimer Oktoberfest
The Herkimer Oktoberfest is a stronger version of our Vienna Lager. We brew a batch of two of this each fall to commemorate the great Munich Oktoberfest. Orange-copper in color, the specialty decocted German malt gives it a sweet caramel flavor. With traditional German hops, it is brewed true to its style. This beer is released in late September or early October.
ABV: 5.5% | IBU: 26 | SRM: 12 | OG: 15 | Decoctions: 1

Czech Pilsner
It is a true Czech-style pilsner brewed with a financially irresponsible amount of Bobek, Belma and Sonnet Golding hops and left to lager for weeks.
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 41 | SRM: 4 | OG: 13.6 | Decoctions: 3

Schwarz
Schwarz, German for “black beer”, our Schwarz is a very refreshing and soul lifting beer—a great alternative for the winter. Especially when you are looking for a “lighter” beer, but one with depth of color and taste.
OG: 15 | ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 26

High Point Dunkel
High Point Dunkel is a true Munich-style Dunkel. Our High Point weighs down the glass with the full bodied, complex maltiness that only the heavy-handed use of roasted malts can imbue.
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 24 | OG: 14 | SRM: 27 | Decoctions: 0

Red Flyer Marzen
Red Flyer Marzen, a year-round version of our Oktoberfest Lager, tap a pair of these “ruby slippers together and say “there’s no place like Herkimer”. Fully flavored, this red lager treads the thin line between malt and hop with grace.
OG: 12.8 | ABV: 5.2% | IBU: 24

Retired

Glitchen Rye
Glitchen Rye, Roggenbeir in German, can have a faint whiff of earthiness in the nose reminiscent of rye bread. The brew has a pleasant rich off white head when poured.
OG: 11.5 | ABV: 4.5% | IBU: 14

High Point Dunkel
High Point Dunkel is a true Munich-style Dunkel. Our High Point weighs down the glass with the full bodied, complex maltiness that only the heavy-handed use of roasted malts can imbue.
ABV: 5.4% | IBU: 24 | OG: 14 | SRM: 27 | Decoctions: 0

Dortmunder
Dortmunder is a golden lager both less dry and less bitter than our Pilsner, this brew fits the bill for beer drinkers looking for something simple and good. Hailing from the city of Dortmund, this style of beer is sometimes called “Export.”

Schwarz
Schwarz, German for “black beer”, our Schwarz is a very refreshing and soul lifting beer—a great alternative for the winter. Especially when you are looking for a “lighter” beer, but one with depth of color and taste.
OG: 15 | ABV: 6.1% | IBU: 26

Daily Pils
Daily Pils is an assertively hopped Southern German pilsner, the lighter malts provide a nice showcase for the flavor and aroma of imported Czech Saaz hops. A drier pils with a firm bitterness and characteristic hop bouquet.
ABV: 5 | IBU: 35 | SRM: 2 | OG: 11.2 | Decoctions: 2

Non-Alcoholic

Triplecaff
Triplecaff is an energy drink brewed at The Herkimer Pub and served exclusively on draft. We started Triplecaff in 2004 to offer a fresh alternative to the energy drink market.

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