Wild Rice Amber Ale | 6.1% ABV | -% IBU
50lbs of wild rice added to the mash. Flavors of light caramel, dark fruit, vanilla, earthy spice, and a hint of toast.
The wild rice is a unique twist on the classic amber ale adding crispness which enhances the lightness of the beer. This amber ale has a fantastic dark amber copper color with a contrasting pure white head. At first a lightly burnt caramel flavor appears followed by slight tangy astringency which lingers into the aftertaste. As the beer warms it becomes sweeter subduing the tang and slight astringency.
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.