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TRANSIENT DOCK ACCESS IS

Coming Soon!

We are proud to announce that we will soon be a brewery with boat access on Lake Minnetonka! Safety is our first priority, so before our four transient boat slips are open for use, we need to establish safety procedures for proper navigation through the Seton Channel area.

Additionally, we want to thank the LMCD for the opportunity to bring a new boating destination to the lake.

Stay tuned for our open access announcement, and please refrain from pulling up to our dock in the meantime. Cheers to everyone who showed us support through your signatures and comments. We are excited as you are!

 
 
 

Who We Are

Back Channel Brewing is a collective of highly-motivated individuals who take pride in the necessary measures to produce beer that is second to none. We are a destination taproom on the shores of Lake Minnetonka, producing small-batch beers that go hand-in-hand with each season. As with the nature of our surroundings, nothing is off limits, and our progressive mindset will always lead the way forward.

 

Hours

Wednesday 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Thursday     3:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friday     12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Saturday     10:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Sunday     12:00 PM - 8:00 PM

 
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on tap now

The Lake Maker - Lager
5.25% ABV,  14 IBU

Alfred's - Blonde Ale
5.25% ABV, 18 IBU

Cold Feat - American Wheat
5.6% ABV,  28 IBU

Empress - Blueberry Wheat
5.25% ABV, 19 IBU

Rail King - Pale Ale
5.9% ABV,  40 IBU

Sole Purpose - Red Ale
6.25% ABV, 36 IBU

Trappeur - Saison
6.25%, 22 IBU

Ten Letter Word - IPA
6.75% ABV, 65 IBU

The Eight Way - Porter
5.25% ABV, 37 IBU

Scowling Caveman - Dark Ale
6% ABV, 35 IBU

The Padre - Mexican Stout
9% ABV, 65 IBU

 

 

Back Channel Beers

The Lake Maker - Lager
5.25% ABV,  14 IBU

Alfred's - Blonde Ale
5.25% ABV, 18 IBU

Click Thrice - Cream Ale
5.25% ABV,  19 IBU

The Eight Way - Porter
5.25% ABV, 37 IBU

Empress - Blueberry Wheat
5.25% ABV, 19 IBU

Cold Feat - American Wheat
5.6% ABV,  28 IBU

Rail King - Pale Ale
5.9% ABV,  40 IBU

Dark Nome - Black IPA
6.0% ABV, 60 IBU

Trappeur - Saison
6.25% ABV, 22 IBU

Sole Purpose - Red Ale
6.25% ABV, 36 IBU

Iron Ranger - Stout
6.6% ABV,  52 IBU

Scowling Caveman - Dark Ale
6% ABV, 35 IBU

Ten Letter Word - IPA
6.75% ABV,  65 IBU

Turtleneck Takedown - IPA
6.75% ABV, 75 IBU

Bus Driver - IPA
6.95% ABV, 58 IBU

Money Baby - IPA
7.25% ABV, 67 IBU

Gant Lifter - Double IPA
8% ABV, 90 IBU

Earth Rings - Double IPA
8.50% ABV, 77 IBU

Gunslinger - Imperial Amber Ale
9.25%, 87 IBU

Harry Peter - Double Tropical Stout
8.25% ABV, 69 IBU

The Padre - Mexican Stout
9% ABV, 65 IBU

Soviet Slayer - Imperial Stout
10% ABV, 70 IBU

 

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Food

Check out the food options at Back Channel this week.

 
 
 
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BIOS

Matt “Olie” Olson

Role at BCBC:  Brewer // Owner
Source of inspiration: Bring a new and every changing lineup of beers to the community
Favorite beer style: Cream ale
Fav Craft Beer:  Anything from Back Channel Brewing Collective
2 Fun Facts About You: 1. Love to be outside; camping, biking, kayaking, or whatever the wife wants to do.  2.  Nickname is Olie; no one calls me Matt except my Mom.


Joe Meehan

Role at BCBC: Owner // Operator
Source of inspiration: My Family
Favorite beer style: IPA
Fav Craft Beer: Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA
2 Fun Facts About You: I like to draw graphite portraits and I’m a fantasy baseball nerd.


Melissa Leddy

Role at BCBC: Owner // Experience
Source of Inspiration: Lake Life, Travel and Acts of Kindness
Fav Beer Style: Depends on the season – but a hoppy, west coast style IPA or a really, really good barrel-aged sour
Fav Craft Beer: 3 Floyds Zombie Dust
2 Fun Facts About You: I visited 50 breweries on a 14 day road trip from Seattle down to San Diego and I love beef jerky


Josh Leddy

Role at BCBC: Owner // Brewer
Source of Inspiration: The entrepreneurial spirit in the craft beer industry, and the hundreds of breweries that I’ve had the fortune of visiting. Special shout out to a few; The Other Half, The Alchemist, Firestone Walker, Sierra Nevada, Wicked Weed, Green Flash, Russian River, Fremont, Zebulon, Hi-Wire, Jester King, Crooked Stave
Fav Beer Style: My palate enjoys many styles of beer, but I will jump through hoops for a well-balanced Double IPA, or a funky barrel aged sour
Fav Craft Beer: The Other Half- Stacks on Stacks – Wicked Weed- Pernicious –
The Bruery- Reuze Sour Blonde 2015 – Firestone Walker- Brettaweiss
2 Fun Facts About You: I have jumped off over a thousand different docks on Lake Minnetonka and hockey was my first passion.

 


Marc Makarem

Role at BCBC: Head Brewer
Source of inspiration: When I started brewing, my two sources of inspiration were Vinnie Cilurzo and the beers at Russian River Brewing Company & the book, Brew Like a Monk, by Stan Hieronymus. Nowadays I construct beers by starting with a style/flavor profile in mind and then reverse engineering it. I’ve designed and brewed a range of beers from a delicate Berliner Weisse to a bold chili pepper, cacao, coffee and vanilla infused Imperial Stout – nothing is off limits.
Favorite Beer Style: It changes frequently but I am always in the mood for an Imperial Stout.
Fav Craft Beer: Hoppy – Treehouse Doppelganger, Malty – Prairie Birthday Bomb, Sour – Wicked Weed Genesis or Indeed Wooden Soul #9, Light – Hacker Pschorr Weiss
2 Fun Facts About You: I bike 2,000-3,000 miles a year. At home I brew with my pugs, Frida and Sophie.