Brown Ale | 5.9% ABV | 31 IBU
The first beer in our Cigar Series. When you have commercial smokers in house, you can do interesting things. For the Cigar Series, we soak Nicaraguan cigars in dark rum and smoke 20% of the malt for six hours. The result is a brown ale that has a sweet malty flavor on the front and finishes with dry tobacco – cigar flavors and cedar wood. This beer does not have the campfire astringent properties of a wood smoked beer.
Northbound came on the scene 2012 after crowd funding their way into production. The model worked and the brewery is now a proud winner of a Silver Medal in the World Beer Cup, one of the most prestigious beer competitions in the world. Unlike many other breweries in the Twin Cities, Northbound Smokehouse is truly a brew pub with a restaurant and full bar. Their Smokehouse Porter epitomizes Northbound Smokehouse, a great brewery with fantastic BBQ and a large whiskey selection- capturing the essence of smokey, grilled foods and pairing well crafted brews.