We’re proud to announce the launch of our new cans!

We are rolling out distribution of our 2 top selling brews, Nose Hair Bender IPA and Northeast Nectar Honey Wheat Ale.

The cans are available in six-packs at over 50 liquor stores around the Twin Cities metro.

Nose Hair Bender, the brewery’s American-style IPA, features a five-hop blend and offers a citrusy aroma and finish, while NE Nectar is a sweeter, light-bodied ale. NE Nectar is brewed in partnership with local-area beekeepers, sticking to the brewery’s commitment to supporting its local community.

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Loral Pale Ale (Pale Ale - American)

A pale ale brewed slightly askew from the norm…

(3.84) | 25 Ratings
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ABV:5.5%
IBU:40

Oktober56fest (Märzen)

• This has a rich golden amber color. The aroma is malty with a subtle hop presence. Flavor is rich with notes of caramel and a sweet malt backbone that finishes with a clean and crisp bitterness. It is brewed with an array of German malts, Hallertau hops and southern German lager yeast. Pairs well with: Schnitzel, grilled porch chops or ribs, aged gruyere cheese.

(3.62) | 409 Ratings
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ABV:6%
IBU:28

Wet Hopped APA (Pale Ale - American)

Our easy drinking Polonaise pale ale that has been wet hopped with 3 lbs / barrel of FRESH Centennial hops. It starts off with a caramel sweetness and finishes with tones of grapefruit that lingers with every sip.

(3.62) | 93 Ratings
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ABV:5.4%
IBU:38

Simcoe Double IPA (IPA - Imperial / Double)

A double IPA brewed with 100% Simcoe and bourbon barrel aged honey, it is then dry hopped with even more Simcoe! The aroma is reminiscent of citrus and pineapple, and the flavors are sweet and malty and finish with the bourbon honey note.

(3.95) | 263 Ratings
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ABV:8%
IBU:90

Mango Saison (Saison / Farmhouse Ale)

Brewed with 200 lbs of ripe mango. Crisp and refreshing with a pleasant aroma of mango and Amarillo hops.

(3.63) | 164 Ratings
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ABV:5.8%
IBU:35
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

Nose Hair Bender (IPA - American)

A New England Style IPA brewed with Amarillo, Centennial, Chinook, Citra and Simcoe Hops, which are all added in the whirlpool and fermenter. This produces an intense citrus aroma, like walking through a tangerine grove. The body of the beer is smooth and sweet. It finishes with a pleasant citrus bitterness.

(3.81) | 761 Ratings
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ABV:7.0%
IBU:75
Beer Number:#3
Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

PilsNEr (Pilsner - Czech)

The Czech Pilsner meets Northeast Minneapolis; A malt forward Pilsner that is brewed with Saaz hops and traditional yeast to give you a refreshing and highly drinkable beer. At 35 IBUs there is plenty of hop character from the Saaz, it finishes with a hop aroma.

(3.48) | 366 Ratings
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ABV:4.4%
IBU:35
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

Flight Crew 56 (IPA - American)

This is a floral and tropical IPA blended with Columbia and Ethiopia origin coffee from our friends at Big Watt to create a unique Cold Press IPA. It pours and looks like an IPA, the aroma has a hint of well roasted coffee and tropical hops with an effective balance between the two flavors.  Our California Street IPA meets cold press coffee.

(3.87) | 445 Ratings
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ABV:6.8%
IBU:65
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

Walnut Joy (Stout - American)

2015 Hops For Hunger Best Brew Winner!
Our Dark Territory Stout infused with walnuts and more coconut.

(3.78) | 402 Ratings
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ABV:5.6%
IBU:31

Black Iron (Porter - American)

A robust porter with subtle notes of chocolate and toffee. Heavy additions of chocolate and roasted malts give this porter its backbone. Its smooth and silky texture will delight the senses. Delicious on a cold winter night, or around the campfire. Hey, it’s Minnesota, that’s what we do.

(3.70) | 575 Ratings
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ABV:6.3%
IBU:40
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

California Street IPA (IPA - American)

Our California Street IPA is a multi-hop tropical IPA brewed with El Dorado, Simcoe and Cascade The blend of these hops produce the aroma of tropical fruit and the flavors of pears and stone fruit. The late addition of a bittering hop provides a backbone balance to the flavor. It has a light golden color. Are the El Dorado hops sought after and hard to find? Yes they are. Just like 56 Brewing. This is a crisp and clean great IPA that we can drink this all year long. Here’s one for the IPA fanatics out there, 56 Style.

(3.55) | 1,070 Ratings
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ABV:6.8%
IBU:65
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

Dark Territory (Stout - American)

A rich and complex stout composed of smooth, sweet and dark tones without being overpowering. It has forefront aromas of chocolate, roasted dark malts. A slight scent of hop bitterness and coconut with resounding velvet, smooth and roasted flavor gives this an opulent finish on the palate. It is brewed with a blend of 6 different malt, flaked oats, milk sugar, toasted raw unsweetened coconut and cocoa nibs. The fermenter is loaded with additional coconut to balance the flavor profile. Drink this with lower carbonation to enjoy the full bodied flavor.

(3.79) | 1,534 Ratings
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ABV:5.6%
IBU:31
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

Lake Sandy Rye (Rye Beer)

A clean, crisp lager with a yellow hue. This beer is lightly hopped to bring out the pilsner and rye malts. It is refreshing enough for a hot summer day, yet bold enough to be enjoyed year round.

If you search old maps of Minneapolis prior to 1900 you may notice a large and shallow lake named Lake Sandy. This small lake is noted and located just west of Central Avenue along what is now St. Anthony Parkway. At one point in Minneapolis, this was the only lake in the cities park with an ice rink, warming house, and concession stand. Over the years, the lake has disappeared off of maps and can be hard to locate in our well-developed part of town.

(3.52) | 730 Ratings
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ABV:5.6%
IBU:19
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Availability:Tap Room - NA

NE Nectar (Pale Wheat Ale - American)

This is a pale, lighter bodied ale that is smooth, clean and refreshing. Additions of honey give this a sweeter character as it is fermented clean.  It is brewed with 3 different malts and copious amounts of honey added at the end of the batch. Enjoy this year round.  Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced in plants called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source.  Common nectar-consuming pollinators include bees and butterflies, but also moths, hummingbirds, and bats. Minneapolis is thriving with native deciduous plants that are ripe with nectar. Local honey sources are used as ingredients into this craft beer.

(3.52) | 1,312 Ratings
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ABV:5.0%
IBU:23
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Availability:Tap Room - ON Tap

56 Brewing Flagship Beers

LakeSandy

ABV: 5.6%     IBU: 19     SRM: 5

NENectarLabel

ABV: 5.0%     IBU: 23     SRM: 5

PolonaiseAPA

ABV: 5.4%     IBU: 38     SRM: 11

DarkTerritory

ABV: 5.6%     IBU: 31     SRM: 37

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