Jamie Robinson

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2014

    Northbound Smokehouse's Bridge Hanger offers a break from light summer beers

    If you're looking for a break from the light beers of summer barbecues, look no further than Bridge Hanger, a Belgian dark strong ale from Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub in Minneapolis. The beer is part of a limited batch but head brewer Jamie Robinson expects to have it on tap at least through the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2014

    Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub offers beer frozen at -11 degrees

    Last night Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub introduced a very limited supply beer: Polar Vortex Eisbock. The beer comes from freezing their Doppelbock, which concentrates the alcohol and changes the beer's complexion. This batch packs a 10.4% ABV (as compared to the Doppelbock's 8.3%). See also: Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Beer of the Week: Wild Rice Amber from Northbound Brewpub

    This week's beer of the week is a seasonal favorite made by last year's Best Of winner for Best Brewpub: Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub's Wild Rice Amber. This copper-colored specialty ale has a mild hop bitterness at the front that mellows into a maltier, vanilla-y flavor and finishes with a di ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Town Hall named one of the best brewpubs in America

    Since its inception, Town Hall Brewery has produced many award-winning beers including their Hope & King Scotch ale, which took home a gold medal at the Great American Beer Festival in 2011, and the Russian Roulette chocolate imperial stout, which took home the same award in 2008. Several brewer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 2, 2013

    Northbound Smokehouse: Free beer for life has staying power

    It was an ambitious goal. To raise the final amount needed to open a small brewpub in Minneapolis, the owners of Northbound Smokehouse offered investors of $1,000 or more free beer for life. Did it work? Oh, did it ever. We talked recently with Northbound brewer and part owner of the new south Min ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 14, 2013

    Smokehouse Porter at Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub: A tall, dark, and handsome drink of the week

    Smokehouse Porter Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub $5/$3 Happy Hour Pondering where to find your next perfect pint can feel like too many suitors and not enough lines on your dance card for all the craft breweries popping up around the Twin Cities. After being burned by roguish, sexy, and over the t ... More >>

  • Restaurants

    October 24, 2012

    Northbound Smokehouse riffs on old techniques

    The Twin Cities' first brewpub in 11 years has been worth the wait

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2012

    Smokehouse Brewpub opens Thursday

    See Also:Smokehouse Brewpub offers free beer for lifeTop 5 brewpubs in the Twin CitiesLast year, before their beer was even brewing, the owners of the soon-to-open Smokehouse Brewpub made waves with their "free beer for life" offer to any investor who made a donation of $1,000 or more. After nearly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Smokehouse Brewpub offers free beer for life

    Smokehouse BrewpubThe layout of the bar where ground-floor investors can drink till they're on the ground.​Smokehouse Brewpub co-owner Jamie Robinson had the space. He had the lease (21 years). He had the concept. But he just didn't have the cash. "There's no big investor money out there in ... More >>