What’s Brewing Bergseth Bros.

Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.75


One of my favorite Holidays is just around the corner on March 17th – St. Patrick’s Day!

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th, honoring the Irish patron saint, St. Patrick. The celebrations are largely Irish culture themed and typically consist of wearing green, parades, and plenty of drinking. Some churches may hold religious services and many schools and offices close in Suffolk County, the area containing Boston and its suburbs.

People all over the world celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, especially places with large Irish-American communities. Feasting on the day features traditional Irish food, including corned beef, corned cabbage, coffee, soda bread, potatoes, and shepherd’s pie. Many celebrations also hold an Irish breakfast of sausage, black and white pudding, fried eggs, and fried tomatoes.


It’s the one day that friends and family can gather around raise their pint of Guinness and celebrate their Irish heritage; most out celebrating don’t have a lick of Irish in them but enjoy the festive atmosphere….. It’s a good excuse to raise a pint!

Bergseth Bros. is your Irish Beer Headquarters with iconic brands such as Guinness, Harp, Smithwick’s, and Murphy’s. Bergseth Bros. also carries Guinness Rye, Guinness Antwerpen, Guinness Nitro IPA, Guinness Blonde, Kilkenny, Finnegans and Killians Red.

I’ve included some videos of the assorted Guinness Brands available and a Guinness stew recipe perfect for St. Patrick’s Day.

Guinness Draught Stout — It’s All About The Balance

Guinness Draught Stout

Behind Guinness Blonde

Guinness Blonde

Guinness Nitro IPA “Behind The Beer”

Guinness Nitro IPA

Discover Guinness Rye Pale Ale

Guinness Rye Pale Ale

Guinness Antwerpen Export Stout Now Available In America

Guinness Antwerpen Stout

Beef & Guinness Stew – St. Patrick’s Day Special – Beef Stewed in Guinness Beer

Guinness Beef Stew


What’s Brewing Bergseth Bros.

Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.74

Glass of beer on a picnic table.

What a great weekend for sports! NCAA hockey is getting real interesting, with the Fighting Hawk fans barely holding on. If you like seeing cars crash, the Daytona 500 was your cup of tea. NCAA basketball teams are moving up or down in the rankings as they prepare for March Madness.

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One thing for sure, this is a sign that spring is just around the corner. We even had spring weather, and then Mother Nature had its own plans for us with a dropping of snow. As the seasons change so does the flavor profiles of beers offered by many of the breweries that we carry. I wanted to showcase two of those beers today; Odell Runoff Red IPA AVAILABLE NOW and Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles COMING SOON.

NOW AVAILABLE – Odell Runoff Red India Pale Ale

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Odell Run Off

COMING SOON – Samuel Adams Fresh as Helles, Helles Lager w/Orange Blossom


PRESS PLAY BELOW – To Watch Jim Koch taste Fresh as Helles Lager w/Orange Blossom

Fresh as Helles Video

Fresh as Helles Style Profile

Fresh as Helles Food

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What’s Brewing Bergseth Bros.

Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.73


This time of year it seems like a lot of us in the beer industry not only have beer on our minds but also bacon. Last weekend, was the Beer and Bacon Festival in Grand Forks, and coming up soon is the Bacon and Beer festival in Fargo. Congratulations to Rhombus Guys Brewing Company for bringing home the Best Beer trophy at the Grand Forks Festival!


I wanted to showcase the Breweries along with a style from each brewery that we’ll be representing at the festival in Fargo.  I paired a style of beer from each Brewery with a type of bacon, so if you cannot make it the festival, you can try a few pairings on your own at home. Lastly, check out the Beer-Glazed Bacon recipe – Trust me its delicious!!

Bacon & Beer Brewery's


ACE Pineapple Cider – 5% ABV, Gluten Free

First pineapple cider developed in the world, Instant sweet taste with tart finish, Mixes well, Refreshing

Paired with Classic Canadian Bacon


Base Camp Brewing Company S’more Stout – 66 IBUs, 7.7% ABV

The S’more Stout is an absolute all-star: Aromas of chocolate, coffee, fig, and smoke invite you in to a gigantic maltiness that is distinct in its smooth and refined character, with flavors of chocolate and hints of smoke mingling with rich caramel, fruit, and warming alcohol.  We like to top it with a roasted marshmallow and you have the ultimate S’more experience!

Paired with Hickory Smoked Bacon


Empyrean Brewing Company Long Route Peanut Butter Porter – 20 IBUs, 5% ABV

With the delightful aroma of a peanut butter cup, this porter maintains a porter-like backbone with notes of chocolate, peanut butter and toast. Pairs perfectly with caramelized meats, curry, Thai, baked apples and chocolate desserts.

Paired with Chocolate Covered Bacon


Fargo Brewing Company Fargo Original Helles Lager – 17 IBUs, 5.1% ABV

This traditional un-filtered German style helles lager pours a brilliantly clear light gold color and is capped with a head of white foam. The aroma is led by clean pilsner malt paired with subtle spicy hop notes and a clean lager yeast character. The flavor is well balanced between the pils malt sweetness, the restrained bittering, and the crisp finish from the extended lagering. This is the perfect beer for when you want something light, crisp, and uncomplicated. Prost!

Paired with American Bacon



Fulton Brewing Company 300 Mosaic IPA – 74 IBUs, 6.9% ABV

Originally brewed as a one-o­ in celebration of the 300th batch at our original downtown Minneapolis brewery, this West Coast IPA was so well received we had to make it available year-round. It’s built on a base of Pilsner malt and heavily hopped with Mosaic, one of our favorite — and unfortunately nearly impossible to procure — hop varieties. 300 is pure hop candy!

                Paired with Pork Belly Bacon


Grand Teton Brewing Company Bitch Creek Extra Special Brown Ale – 60 IBUs, 6.0% ABV

Bitch Creek perfectly balances big malt sweetness and robust hop flavor for a full bodied, satisfying mahogany ale. Like the stream for which it is named, our Bitch Creek ESB is full of character… not for the timid.

Paired with Irish Bacon


Lagunitas Brewing Company Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale – 65 IBUs, 7.5% ABV

Way smooth and silky with a nice wheatly-esque-ishness. A truly unique style featuring a strong hop finish on a silky body. A hoppy pale wheat ale that is great for IPA fans but so smooth that the hefeweizen fans dig it too.

Paired with Peppered Bacon

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LakeFront Brewery Hop Jockey Double IPA – 89 IBUs, 8.2% ABV

What do you do when you’ve already got one of the best craft IPAs? Double down. This hot-blooded thoroughbred pours freshly-polished copper color with a foamy, off-white mane. Centennial, Cascade, and Citra hops supply grapefruit, mandarin orange, and pineapple aromas and flavors, while lightly roasted Belgian caramel malts add a subtle biscuit aroma and balanced sweetness in the backstretch

Paired with Lamb Bacon



Odell Brewing Company 90 Shilling Ale – 32 IBUs, 5.3% ABV

90 Shilling is our smooth and complex flagship beer. A medium-bodied amber ale with a distinct burnished copper color and a deeply pleasant aroma. The name 90 Shilling comes from the Scottish method of taxing beer. Only the highest quality beers were taxed 90 Shillings. We think you’ll find this original ale brilliantly refreshing, and worth every Shilling

Paired with Candied Bacon

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Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Dark Matter Imperial Coffee Stout – 43 IBUs, 10.3% ABV

Dark Matter is an unidentified type of matter distinct from dark energy… sip on this mysterious wonder of dark chocolate, toffee, tobacco, leather and coffee flavors melded together in space and time. Conditioned on locally roasted BULLY BREW COFFEE beans!! For everything, there is a first time. Enjoy.

Paired with Maple Bacon


Samuel Adams Rebel Juiced Mango IPA – 55 IBUs, 6.2% ABV

Swirling with ripe aromas of mango and tropical fruits, this IPA is jam-packed with juicy, citrusy hops and mango juice.  It’s as if we took fresh hops and mangos and put them in a juicer.

                Paired with Pancetta Bacon


Summit Brewing Company Black IPA – 60 IBUs, 6.8% ABV

Spicy, citrus-forward hops from the U.S. are layered over a unique blend of roasted malts to produce a powerful boot-polish black ale. Smooth flavors of mocha coffee, dark fruit and toffee are balanced by notes of citrus, pine and mint. Available for a limited time on draught and in 12oz bottles. Bottles exclusive to the IPA Collection 12-pack.

Paired with Apple-Wood Smoked Bacon

Beer-Glazed Bacon




This beer-glazed bacon made with Samuel Adams’ Boston Lager from POPSUGAR Food will make any beer-lover’s breakfast a little more sweet.



  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup dark lager, such as Samuel Adams Boston Lager
  • 1/2 tablespoon grainy mustard
  • 1/2 tablespoon dry mustard, such as Colman’s
  • 8 slices thick-cut bacon


  1. Preheat the oven to 300°F. Line a half-sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Add the honey and maple syrup to a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until it comes to a boil; reduce heat to maintain a simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add beer and simmer until the volume has reduced by half. Take off the heat and whisk in both mustards.
  4. Meanwhile, arrange the bacon on the prepped half-sheet pan. Cover with one more sheet of parchment paper and bake for 14-15 minutes.
  5. Using a paper towel, blot the rendered fat from the bacon. Brush the glaze onto the top side of each strip.
  6. Reduce the oven temperature to 275°F, and cook the bacon until crisp-chewy, about 40-45 minutes.
  7. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate, keeping the bacon glazed-side up. Serve immediately.
  8. *Adapted from Samuel Adams.


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What’s Brewing Bergseth Bros.

Weekly Online Newsletter Vol.72

Most of us after the New Year try and shed a few pounds before we go on vacation or head to the lakes for the summer.  A new trend of products to help slim the waist started taking off last year and continues to grow at a staggering rate. Sparkling Hard Seltzers contributed 30% of flavored malt beverage growth and are growing 15X faster than the category.

We  are fortunate at Bergseth Bros. to have in house the three leading brands in the country; Truly Spiked & Sparkling, White Claw Hard Seltzer and Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer.  Learn more about these brands below and don’t miss out on this growing segment in both on and off premise.

Click on the image below to watch: Spiked Seltzer Trend Catching On Across The Country

December 28, 2016 6:35 PM

KDKA – CBS Pittsburgh

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Leading the Hard Seltzer category is Truly Spiked & Sparkling Water with 5 great tasting flavors;

Colima Lime, Grapefruit & Pomelo, Pomegranate, Sicilian Blood Orange and new flavor Lemon & Yuzu



White Claw Hard Seltzer The way we see it, the most refreshing innovation in the hard beverage aisle is honesty. And when it comes to artificial additives, less isn’t just more—it’s best. So we’ve decided to pioneer something true to nature. Something pure.

White Claw Hard Seltzer: all-natural sparkling seltzer water with 5% alcohol and a hint of honest-to-goodness fruit.

Crafted dry, hard and refreshingly drinkable, any flavor pairs perfectly with good times and even better company. Whether you’re beach-bound, out blazing trails or simply chilling, you can count on one deliciously crisp sip after another.

No additives. No funny business. Just 110 calories of good clean fun with a kick.

To Learn More Click on the Video Below

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The latest brand of seltzer’s arriving is Smirnoff Spiked Sparkling Seltzer. Enjoy three crisp, refreshing tasting flavors: Orange Mango, Cranberry Lime and Watermelon. Available in a 12pk sampler or 6pk of individual flavors.

90 Calories, 1 G Carb, Zero Sugar, No Artificial Sweeteners, Crafted to Remove Gluten, 4.5% Alcohol By Volume.


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What’s Brewing Bergseth Bros.

Online Weekly Newsletter Vol.71


I hope you got to enjoy the exciting game yesterday with family and friends – it will surely go down as one of the greatest Super Bowl’s ever! We have lots of new and exciting things “brewing” at Bergseth Bros.

Fargo Brewing Company Mighty Red Imperial Red Ale was released today in both cans and draught. This is the fourth time that Fargo Brewing Company has brewed this beer. Three years ago, being the first time it was brewed in very limited amounts. Due to the success of Mighty Red, Fargo Brewing Company decided to make this a yearly, early spring beer (February time frame).  Please see the attached beer description sheet above.

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Fargo Brewing Company Mighty Red Imperial Red Ale – Mighty Red is a West Coast style Imperial Red Ale with rich, malty body supporting a huge citrus and spice hop presence. Caramel malt and oats provide rich, smooth body, while  Midnight Wheat provides the red color and roast character. The Chinook hops provide a slightly sweet, spicy and fruity counter. Remember, when the waters get high, don’t get mad. Get Mighty!

ABV: 6.6% IBU: 55

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Brewery Bulletin: Sean does Malt

Fargo Brewing Brewer Bulletin


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Now on Tap: The Story of Fargo Brewing Company

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