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Now available at a liquor store near you in the Brainerd Lakes Area

First Pull IPA

Light citrus hops. Medium body. Makes you feel satisfied, like starting your outboard on the first pull

One-Eyed Pike

Plenty rich but never heavy. This Belgian-inspired wheat is Midwestern at heart. A true catch.


Sip back and relax. The beer is here.

The Brainerd Lakes has gained notoriety for its fair share of reasons throughout the years – its popular lakes & resorts, Paul Bunyan & Babe the Blue Ox… Fargo. But one thing’s been missing: a beer to call its own.

After more than five years of hard work and PLENTY of R&D by our founders Jesse Grant and Dan Stanifer, Brainerd Lakes Beer is here and ready for you to enjoy.

The recipes for our first two varieties were inspired by the area’s laidback lifestyle. So were their names.

First Pull – an India pale ale – represents the satisfaction you feel at those moments when life’s at its best—like the first sip of an ice-cold beer, or starting your outboard motor with a single whip of the cord.

One-Eyed Pike – a wheat beer – gets its handle from the complex relationship between humans and nature. We depend on nature for survival. Yet we hold it with the highest reverence. The eye patch-donning pike symbolizes the one-that-got-away story inside us all.

Find both new brews at select Brainerd Lakes area restaurants and liquor stores. Cheers! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.