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NEW!!!!  LAGUNITAS 12th of Never Ale

Tropically Hoppy. Light, yet Full-Bodied. Bright and Citrusy. Word.

The magical, mystical 12th of Never is a blend of Old and New School hops that play bright citrus, rich coconut, and papaya-esque flavors, all on a solid stage of English puffed wheat. Tropically hoppy. Light, yet full-bodied. Bright and citrusy. The 12th of Never Ale is everything we’ve learned about making hop-forward beer expressed in a moderate voice.  Pale, cold, slightly alcoholic and bitter.  It’s all we know.

These 12oz mini-kegs (AKA cans) are an exciting new option for us, and we are stoopid stoked at the opportunity for y’all to take us to all those new, nelophobic locations…

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PRESS PLAY BUTTON Watch the Lagunitas CAN CAN Dance

And then at the very moment that the lands beyond the River Styx froze over, as the last pig took flight, as the last  winged monkey departed the darkly fragrant netherlands, when wishes become horses and all of the beggars rode, when a moon rose newly blued on the morning of the 12th of never, and the second to last craft brewery in America pressed the green button on their canning line. We wanted be the Last Small Brewer in the U.S. to can their beer and maybe by now we are…

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PRESS PLAY BUTTON Watch 12th of Never Canning

Lagunitas 12th of Never is – surprise, surprise – a hop forward beer. Described as a “bitter-esque, pale-isa ale”. As we sit here drinking it for the first time, it truly is damn hop forward, walking a fine line between pale ale and IPA, kind of beer. A truly tasty beer for this nearly 100 degree start to the summer. Fans of Lagunitas Brewing’s bold hop flavor will be quite happy with this release year-round. Founder, Beer Street Journal.

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PRESS PLAY BUTTON Watch #MouthFell: 12th of Never with Brewmaster Jeremy Marshall

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We are excited to introduce you to a new brand at Bergseth Bros. Base Camp Brewing Company from the heart of Portland, Oregon’s brewery district. Ryan and I had the opportunity to meet with Base Camp Brewing Company at the Craft Beer Conference in Portland.  We were blown away with their detail to crafting consistent quality brews.  We are confident that you will agree with your first sip of their beer.

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The Base Camp family has grown a bit since we first opened our doors.  Our crew represents decades of work in the brewing industry and a common love for life here in the Pacific Northwest.  When we make the time to get out of the brewery, you can find our team out having fun.  Whether we’re in the water off Short Sands Beach, setting up camp on the Wonderland Trail, slashing pow turns in the Outback on Bachelor, or drifting a line out in the Umpqua we are proud to live, work, and play in the Pacific Northwest.

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We care about the consistency, quality, and freshness of our beers.  Our choice of packaging helps ensure that each brew is representative of this.  Whether you’re popping open one of our bad-ass aluminum 22oz bottles, cracking into a pack of 12oz cans, or tapping a Base Camp keg, you can expect a beer made with exacting care and extraordinary effort.

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The wait is over…..Grain Belt BLU has arrived to our market for the first time ever!!! This is a draught ONLY product and very limited. This follows Grain Belt Lock & Dam as the newest product introduced this year from the Friendly Beer Company.

Grain Belt Blu, a summery spin on the iconic “Friendly Beer,” combines Grain Belt Premium with a generous load of real blueberries. It would be a mistake, however, to associate the beer with a sweet, syrupy blueberry pie dessert. On the contrary, Grain Belt Blu is light, balanced, and refreshing—a delightfully subtle twist on the classic American lager.


Lock & Dam is a copper lager with a crisp flavor profile. At launch Lock & Dam will be available in six-packs and 12-packs of 12oz bottles, as well as kegs.

“Grain Belt got its start right here on the Mississippi, powered by St. Anthony Falls and the dam,” said Ted Marti, president and fifth-generation descendant of brewery founder, August Schell. “We are proud to honor that heritage with a brew inspired by the place and hardworking people who gave us our start.”

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We are very excited to announce that Bergseth Bros. will be distributing B. Nektar Mead – Cider – Beer!!!!!

This amazing product will be arriving in our warehouse soon. We will be hosting two launch parties to get things going in our North Dakota and Minnesota markets.

B. Nektar is a leader in the mead category, which is the fastest growing segment in the craft realm. B. Nektar’s sales division is led by Aaron Tyrell, formerly of Stone Brewing Company. Bergseth Bros. will have the privilege to launch and grow B. Nektar with Aaron in our territory.

B. Nektar’s mission is a direct and clear message: To educate consumers about our products en route to establishing brand dominance in the alcoholic craft beverage market. Bergseth Bros. will carry on this mission by educating your consumers, employees and you on B. Nektar’s fine products.

The following brands will be available in 500ml bottles and limited 1/6 bbl draught.

B.Nektar Zombie Killer

B.Nektar Necro

B.Nektar Kill all the Golfers

B.Nektar Tuco

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B. Nektar Launches

with Aaron Tyrell in North Dakota & Minnesota

North Dakota Launch:
Sidestreet Grille & Pub
Tuesday, July 12th 5pm-7pm

Minnesota Launch:
Zorbaz on the Lake Detroit Lakes
Wednesday, July 13th 5-7pm


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Summer certainly kicked into over-drive this weekend and the smell of barbecuing foods wafted through the air.  In fact, I enjoyed a hamburger with sautéed jalapeños paired with Lagunitas IPA. The IPA turned up the heat on the jalapeños, if you wanted to tone down the spiciness; Fargo Brewing Company Stone’s Throw would have been a good choice. The sweetness of the malt would contrast with the spiciness of the jalapeños, balancing out the flavors.

With Rib Fest, one of Fargo’s most attended events of the summer wrapping up this past weekend.  I thought it would be fitting to pair some beers with pork ribs, pulled pork and beef brisket. Finding the right beer to balance the flavors and spiciness of barbecue may seem over-whelming but beer is the perfect companion to whatever you’re barbecuing. The three most common ways to pair beer with any food is contrast, complement or cut.

Most barbecue sauces are a combo of sweet and acidic, sugar and vinegar, in one form or another with sauces ranging from mild to intense spiciness. Fortunately, beer’s carbonation cuts through barbecue’s fire and spice while refreshing and recharging the palate. At the same time, its complexity can complement the layers of flavor in any slab of meat.


Pork Ribs – balance the spiciness of the sauce

Fulton Sweet Child of Vine – ABV: 6.4% IBU: 69

Fargo Brewing Company Wood Chipper – ABV: 6.7% IBU: 70

Schell Fire Brick Lager – ABV: 5.1% IBU: 25

Samuel Adams Boston Lager – ABV: 4.9% IBU: 30


Pulled Pork – balance the richness

Summit Great Northern Porter – ABV: 5.4% IBU: 48

Lagunitas Lucky 13 Ultra-Mega- Mongo Red Ale – ABV: 8.8% IBU: 55

Grand Teton Bitch Creek Extra Special Brown Ale – ABV: 6% IBU: 60

Empyrean Dark Side Vanilla Porter – ABV: 5.6% IBU: 22


Beef Brisket – balance of the smokiness

LakeFront Fixed Gear Red IPA – ABV: 6.8% IBU: 35

Samuel Adams NITRO Coffee Stout – ABV: 5.8% IBU 24

Rhombus Guys Brewing Company Invincible Pale Ale – ABV: 5.5% IBU: 32

Fargo Brewing Company Stones Throw Scottish Ale – ABV: 4.5% IBU: 19


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