Wild Mind Ales
WE SPECIALIZE IN CREATING COMPLEX WILD, FARMHOUSE, SAISON, AND RUSTIC ALES THROUGH BLENDING AND BARREL-AGING; AS WELL AS YOUR HAZY IPAS, PASTRY STOUTS AND LAGERBIER.
In August 2016, Wild Mind Artisan Ales opened in South Minneapolis to deliver funky, wild beers to the neighborhood. To make this happen, our head brewer traveled around Minnesota to harvest yeast strains from various wild fruit bushes, trees, and wildflowers. We use that yeast to create wild, sour, farmhouse, saison, and other rustic-style ales through aging, blending, and mixed-fermentation.
Our beers are designed to buck convention and stretch the flavor profiles of what beer can be. Whether it’s a barrel-fermented sour or a heavily-hopped IPA, our wild yeast makes each beer unique and packed with a depth of flavor that’ll keep you coming back for more.
Wild beers don’t just happen overnight. Many of our ales are fermented and aged in oak barrels or foeders in our temperature-controlled wood cellar. These beers could age anywhere from a few months to a few years.
If you peer through the barrel room’s glass wall at any given moment, you’ll find a wide variety of beers laying in wait in wine, liquor, or other barrels.
You’ll also see our custom-designed coolship, where some of our beers are open fermented which to let even more funk develop in our one-of-a-kind beers. The end result is a complex, deep flavor that you won’t find anywhere else.