Our newest pick for Bitter Minnesota Beer of the Week is NorthGate Brewing Bitter Fool. “New world flavor to an old world style”, is a good way to talk about this IPA that is available year round for all you craft beer lovers out there.

Full disclosure: Bitter Fool wasn’t named after us. We think.

Describe the beer, taste, IBU, ABV, etc.

  • Style: IPA
  • ABV: 7.3%
  • IBU: 70

What are the ingredients?

  • Malts: Malt golden promise, 2-row, crystal 90, carahell
  • Hops: ­ Jester hops and cascade hops
  • Yeast: English Ale Yeast

Beer nerd stats!

  • Plato: 16*p
  • FG: 3*p
  • SRM: 9

How can I buy Bitter Fool?

  • On Tap, in Fresh Growlers from our taproom, and in 4-pack 16oz cans at your local liquor store.
  • Also available at the US Bank Stadium!

When can I buy Bitter Fool?

  • Year round!

Where can I buy Bitter Fool?

  • Bars, restaurants, and liquor stores in the Twin Cities metro area and suburbs. Also available at our taproom. Check out our beer finder at NorthGateBrew.com

Good with?

  • Pair with soft cheeses and nutty crackers, curry and basmati rice, fish fry, anything you can put on a grill, tater tot hot dish
  • Pair with campfires at the end of a day of hiking, fall sports, ball games

Additional details?

NorthGate Brewing  is open 4 pm-10 pm Wednesdays and Thursdays; 3 pm-midnight on Fridays; noon-midnight on Saturdays and noon-8 pm on Sundays.

To visit NorthGate with Bitter Minnesota, book your spot on our Thursday, Saturday or Sunday tours.