Beer List

  • Cinder Hill Cream Ale

    • ABV: 4.4%
    • IBU: 17
    • Grains: 2 Row, Flaked Corn, Flaked Rice
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Crystal, Willamette

    Cinder Hill is a steep 60 foot hill on Linn Avenue overlooking downtown Owatonna, and is used by local athletes for training.  MSB’s Cinder Hill Cream Ale is a very drinkable, refreshing beer that would hit the spot after a few runs up and down Cinder Hill.

  • Kaplan’s Kölsch

    • ABV: 6.1%
    • IBU: 25
    • Grains: German Pilsner, Munich, German Wheat
    • Yeast: Kolsch
    • Hops: Tettnang, Horizon

    The Kaplan family has been synonymous with success in Owatonna for over 150 years. The crisp, clean old world flavor of Kölsch will take you back in time to revel in those successes. This is a refreshing German beer that draws you in to that second Kölsch.

  • Beer Garden Golden Ale

    • ABV: 4.8%
    • IBU: 32
    • Grains: Pale Malt 2 Row, Carafoam, Crystal 40
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Galaxy, Citra

    Beer garden sales are a key figure in the Steele County Free Fair’s attendance calculation. How cool is that? Our Golden Ale may very well drive up SCFF attendance figures with its smooth finish and flavor.

  • Litomysl Lager

    • ABV: 5.9%
    • IBU: 18
    • Grains: 2 Row, 6 Row, Flaked Corn, Flaked Rice
    • Yeast: Lager
    • Hops: Magnum

    Steele County’s very own Czech village, Litomysl (“wistful thoughts”), is renowned as the home of Holy Trinity Church, built in 1940-41 w/ 600 loads of rock from local farm fields. We pay tribute to local Czech history with our wistful Litomysl Lager.

  • Thunderbolt IPA

    • ABV: 6.5%
    • IBU: 67
    • Grains: 2 Row, Crystal Malt
    • Yeast: German Ale
    • Hops: Centennial

    Herb Joesting became known as the “Owatonna Thunderbolt” when he was an All-American fullback at the University of Minnesota. This American IPA will give you the hops and energy to thunder down the road of life.

  • Monterey IPA

    • ABV: 6.2%
    • IBU: 37
    • Grains: 2 Row, Crystal 40
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Warrior, Amarillo, Simcoe

    From dancing to gambling, the Monterey Ballroom has been a special gathering place for Steele Countians since 1938. In tribute to this hopping venue, we bring to you the Monterey IPA.

  • Straight River IPA

    • ABV: 6.3%
    • IBU: 68
    • Grains: Maris Otter, Torrified Wheat, Crystal 40
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Mandarina Bavaria, Citra, Falconers Flight

    The healing water of Owatonna’s Mineral Springs makes its way to the Straight River, rolling directly west of MSB’s brewery and taproom. This ‘lazy river’ imagery perfectly aligns with this hazy, citrusy, thirst- quenching IPA.

  • Franklin Steele Scotch Ale

    • ABV: 7.5%
    • IBU: 11
    • Grains: 2 Row, Crystal Malt, Black Malt, Roasted Barley
    • Yeast: Scotch Ale
    • Hops: ColumbusTomahawk, East Kent Goldings

    Steele County was created by the Minnesota Territory legislature in February 1855, and is named after prominent early settler, Franklin Steele. This Scotch ale is a fitting tribute to Steele’s Scottish lineage.

  • Somerset Wheat

    • ABV: 5.9%
    • IBU: 20
    • Grains: 2 Row, Wheat, Munich, Crystal 40
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Hallertauer, Saaz

    Somerset township is located South West of Owatonna, and has a fitting name for the summer flavors of our first wheat beer, lightly infused with lemon. This is a perfect beer for MSB’s patio this summer, or for your own patio/deck.

  • Luvernes Concertina

    • ABV: 5.9%
    • IBU: 38
    • Grains: Pilsner, 2 Row, Vienna, CaraPils
    • Yeast: Lager
    • Hops: Saaz

    Luverne Wanous, member of the World Concertina Congress Hall of Fame, has entertained local and global fans with his concertina since 1952. MSB’s first pilsner pays tribute to Luverne’s legacy. We’re confident it hits all the right notes. 

  • Morehouse Hazy IPA

    • ABV: 5.8%
    • IBU: 75
    • Grains: 2 Row, Spelt, Crystal 20, CaraPils
    • Yeast: London Ale
    • Hops: Citra, El Dorado, Galaxy

    Two blocks south of MSB is the historic Morehouse Dam, a beautiful tribute to Owatonna’s past. This hazy IPA allows us to feel the yearning buzz of simpler times and hazy, joyful memories of years’ past.

  • North Star Pale Ale

    • ABV: 5.1%
    • IBU: 43
    • Grains: 2 Row, Vienna
    • Yeast: Chico Ale
    • Hops: Cascade, Cashmere

    We developed this recipe for the Hops for Habitat event, using only Minnesota grown grains and hops. What better name than an homage to our North Star state?!?! We think you’ll enjoy this Minnesota-grown and brewed pale ale.

  • Lemond Lime Gose

    • ABV: 4.7%
    • IBU: 12
    • Grains: Wheat, Pilsner and Acidulated malts
    • Yeast: Kolsch
    • Hops: Santiam and Tettnang

    Lemond Township is just SW of Owatonna, forming a portion of the western border of Steele County. It’s easy to think of Lemond’s rich farmland and lazy summer days as you enjoy the lime flavors of this classic wheat beer.