Roundhouse Beer Dinner Slated December 28

Events, Culinary & Vino

Join Grand View Lodge and Roundhouse Brewery on Thursday, December 28 and enjoy several of Roundhouse craft beers while savoring an expertly prepared five-course dinner. The beer dinner begins at 6:30 p.m., in Heritage Room at the Main Lodge. The cost to attend the Roundhouse Beer Dinner is $65 per person.

Chef’s Choice of Appetizers

The evening kicks off with the Chef’s choice of Appetizers which is paired with Roundhouse’s Boom Lake Lager & Angel Seat Amber. Book Lake Lager, named after the original location of Brainerd Brewing Company which was located on Boom Lake, is created using pilsner malt produced in Minnesota, balanced with American Crystal and German Northern Brewer hops. Crisp, light bodied, with a mild malt flavor and aroma.


First Course

The first course features Spice Butternut Squash Soup with aged goat cheese and harissa drift buster. Paired with the soup is Roundhouse’s Drift Buster Winter Ale. Driftbuster is a dark, malty ale with a delicious blend of vanilla and clove with shades of nutmeg and molasses. A perfect match for both flavors!


Second Course

Enjoy pan roast tenderloin of pork with wild rice sweet potato hash, cabbage, balsamic honey glaze paired with 46 North Wild Rice Ale. A perfect dish for this time of year, the pork roast is a show stopper and is browned perfectly, tender, and flavorful. Meanwhile, the 46 North Wild Rice Ale is brewed with certified organic malts and hops, and wild-grown, traditionally harvested wild rice. It is crisp and clear with an earthy finish. 

Third Course

Grilled Scottish Salmon features herb bacon crust, sweet corn purée, and Brussel spout petals paired with Manley’s Wee Heavy. This grilled salmon is elevated with the bacon crust adding a rich texture. The sweet corn purée adds a bright, fresh, and yet flavorful addition. Roundhouse’s Manley’s Wee Heavy beer is named after the brewer’s grandfather, Manley Cunningham. He was a railroader all of his adult life. Manley’s Wee Heavy is a strong Scottish Ale. It is full-bodied and malty, with hints of currants and caramel. Rich and dark in color and has a malty aroma.


Fourth Course

One can’t forget dessert! Excite your taste buds with a pumpkin spice cake which is drizzled with caramel sauce, frosted with a fluffy cream cheese frosting and topped with even more caramel sauce. You’ll love every single morsel of this super moist, delicious cake. The cake is paired with Golden Spike IPA which is golden-colored Imperial IPA loaded with premium brewers and dark crystal malts. Generous doses of mosaic and crystal hops for aromas and citrus, spice, and blueberry, and Magnum hops for a clean bittering finish.


We have partnered with Roundhouse Brewery, which opened its doors in April of 2016 in the Northern Pacific Railroad. Roundhouse has a 7-barrel brew system with four 7 bbl fermenters, a 7 bbl Brite tank, and a 15 bbl Uni tank. Their taproom is 3,000-square-feet and offers an experience in a unique historic setting. Their list of brews varies from light ales to dark IPAs using the highest quality ingredients and passion for the pursuit of an exceptional pint.

‘Tis the season to celebrate with family, friends, and BEER! The Roundhouse Beer Dinner is open to more than just Grand View Lodge guests. Make your reservations by visiting or calling 218-963-8756. Tickets are $65 per person. If you’ve enjoyed our annual Grand Brewfest, this is sure to be right up your alley!