Our Historical Beers


Cokins Red Wing Beer
Cokins Red Wing “Bavarian Style” Beer was one of the first beers produced by the Red Wing Brewing Company after the repeal of Prohibition.  It was introduced to the city in 1934 and continued as a brand through the company’s re-organization as the Midwest Brewing Company in 1935.  Two years later, in 1937, the brewery closed, but not before Cokins had generated a devoted following.  Today, Cokins is brewed in the tradition of the Reinheitsgebot: the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516 that calls for beer to be made with only barley, hops, and water (with yeast for fermentation).  The result is an authentic German beer “that everybody likes.”

Brewmaster's Notes: A Fall Ale made with only barley, hops, water and yeast in accordance with the Bavarian Purity Law of 1516.

(ABV: 5.5%, Color: 15 SRM, Biterness: 19 IBU)


Holiday Special

The brewers at the Remmler Brewing Company felt that the holidays were a special time that demanded a special beer; thus, they produced their Holiday Special to be enjoyed at festive events. The 1896 Remmler’s Royal Brew recipe serves as the base for this beer, which is then fortified with additional specialty malts and hops. From our family to yours, we wish you a very merry holiday season!

Brewmaster's Notes: Rich and malty, yet balanced by generous hop additions.

(ABV: 7.5%, Color: 29 SRM, Bitterness: 24 IBU)


Red Wing Premium

In 1948, a group of investors purchased the old Remmler Brewery and re-opened the property as the Goodhue County Brewing Company. Under Brewmaster Joe Mickus, the new brewery launched Red Wing Premium Beer, which was not only sold in bottles, but was also Red Wing’s only beer to be sold in cone top cans. Red Wing Premium was a lighter and crisper beer that reflected the changing American pallet of the post-Prohibition era. Our version of Red Wing Premium is a nod to the original style and is still made with Midwestern malt for a truly local brew that continues to be "Goodhue County's Pride.”

Brewmaster's Notes: Lighter kolsch-style beer with a touch of wheat and maize.

(ABV: 4.7%, Color: 3 SRM, Bitterness: 17 IBU)

Red Wing Premium Beer


Remmler’s Royal Brew
In 1861, William Heising began a brewery and saloon at the old “Minnesota House,” which stood on the northwest corner of Fifth and Bush Streets in Red Wing.  His successor, a German named Adolf Remmler, led the brewery to become one of the two prominent beer manufacturers in Red Wing until Prohibition.  We proudly re-introduce the original 1896 recipe of the brewery’s flagship brand – Remmler’s Royal Brew.  Back in the day, this beer was greatly enjoyed by those who thirsted for something strong and flavorful, and we believe that it is time, once again, for Remmler’s Royal Brew to take its place as a Red Wing favorite.

Brewmaster's Notes: Historic 1896 recipe from Red Wing; copper color with a pleasant maltiness.

(ABV: 6.3%, Color: 10 SRM, Bitterness: 32 IBU)

Remmler's Royal Brew