MSP Tap Rooms
4811 Dusharme Dr, Minneapolis, MN
Tap room opened to the general public (Sept 13) , been doing tours for a while, but has been impossible to get on the tour. With the increase of breweries, you can actually stop by now and get a tour if there is space. Apparently they are keeping this location even with the new one opening. Tour is a guy standing in the middle pointing out items and sharing the “Surly” story.
Dangerous Man – North East Minneapolis
1300 NE 2nd St, Minneapolis, MN
My Favorite: For the beer & the atmosphere. Their Coconut Milk stout is outstanding. They only sell 20 Growlers a day, so tough to get a growler of that beer you want. Have small 8 oz pours on some, which helps. Tap list changes a lot. Have a great Ginger Ale / non-alcoholic drinks
Indeed - North East Minneapolis
711 15th Ave NE, Minneapolis, MN
Great location, atmosphere reminds me of a Colorado Brewing location, next to the train tracks, great patio, and great people. Just started selling growlers. No flights.
612 - North East Minneapolis
945 Broadway St NE #188, Minneapolis, MN
Great atmosphere, great building. But not a lot of variety in their tap list. 4 IPA/Pale Ale’s when I was there. Do have flights, but again all the same. Not a huge fan of their beer.
Lift Bridge – Stillwater
Jim Pierson from Medtronic is one of the owners, known for their Farm Girl Saison – Tap room for being in the suburbs is actually pretty decent. Have great Music/events all the time which gets a good crowd…. Also have several food/beer pairing events in Stillwater.
I drank with Jim and their Brewmaster Matt in Amsterdam, both stand up guys and know their beer.
Fulton – downtown Minneapolis
Located - across from the Twins stadium, so it’s a wonderful spot to stop before the game, have a pint and walk to the stadium.
Steel Toe – St. Louis Park
Great stop, staff is awesome, size 11 is wonderful but at 11% you can’t have more than 1
Daves Brew Farm
2470 Wilson St, Wilson, WI 54027
Worth the trip! One of my favorite stops by far! Bring cash, no credit. Flights start at the lightest and work towards his darkest. Brewery is in his basement and is wind powered.
My good friend Nolan did all his concrete work.
Harriet Brewing – Minneapolis
If I had a Prius or rode my unicycle to the brewery, I would probably fit in. The term Hipster is shown everywhere at the brewery from the Bands playing, to the guy painting “Art” in the corner. Haven’t been back in a while, so maybe I’ll stop again to see if it’s changed.
Flat Earth – St. Paul
Definitely a great St. Paul stop. Selection is decent, tours happen often. I’m happy to say that I have a bigger growler collection than them. Also have a great Ginger Ale.
HammerHeart – Lino Lakes
Great variety of beer. The owners are punk Norwegians. The music is not something you expect in Lino Lakes. Great atmosphere, and non-typical beer. Starting selling their beer at Bricks in Blaine.
Bang Brewing – “NanoBrewery”
2320 Capp Road, Saint Paul, MN
Grain silo in the middle of an industrial area. Across the parking lot is Urban Growler (opening spring 2014) Place is very small, tap room is in the middle of brewing area…. Room for 6-8 people at the bar. No other “tables” in the place. Summertime patio looks to be promising. Lady behind the bar was not washing the pint glasses correctly, keeping her finger on the rim of the glass during the whole cleaning cycle…
However – have pressurized growler filler, so growlers will last months versus days unopened.
709 Rodeo Cir, Hudson, WI 54016
Exit #4 Wisconsin, north west corner of interstate/exit 4. Opened in Aug 2013, another solid brewery with a nice tap room. Flights of 5 beers for $6 which is good.
On my list to go:
Bent Brewstillery -
Pour Decisions - Partnered up with Bent Brewstillery –
Opening Feb 2013 – same Roseville location.
Wasn’t a fan of Pour Decisions at all, hopefully with the new partner, things change.
Day Block Brewing – Opening Jan 27th 2014
1105 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55415
NorthGate Brewing - Minneapolis
Excelsior Brewing – Excelsior, MN
Lucid – Minnetonka
Badger Hill – shares space with Lucid
American Sky Beer – Hudson
Rush River – River Falls, WI (no tap room yet)
Boom Island Brewing –
2207 N. 2nd Ave.Minneapolis, MN
Great Waters – St. Paul
Restaurant and Brewery onsite. Beer is nothing to write home about.
Barley Johns – Roseville
Restaurant and Brewery onsite. But have wonderful food, spendy, but good. Have some other great local brews on tap. The bar is very small has seating for about 4 people.
Northbound – Minneapolis
Restaurant and Brewery onsite. Right off the light rail.
Decent food!! Worth the stop for lunch and a beer.
Bradys Brewhouse – New Richmond, WI
Don’t have a lot in their personal tap list, but have plenty of other stuff on tap.
Vine Park – St. Paul
Brew your own beer, department brewing events, team building event.
Surly Brewery St. Paul
Their MegaPlex/Brewery is opening sometime in the near future
Opinion Brewing -
Big Wood – White Bear Lake
Opening Spring 2014
Tin Whiskers - http://twbrewing.com/
1st downtown St. Paul Brewery
Urban Growler – St. Paul / Shares a parking lot w/Bang
Owned by 2 women
Burning Brothers Brewing - -Gluten Free
1715 Thomas Ave
St. Paul, MN
8th & Main street - Hopkins, MN
Fair State Brewing Coop
2506 Central Ave NE Minneapolis
1st Coop Brewing in MN
Washington Ave, Minneapolis?
Not sure of the name yet, but something is being built on Washington across from the Loop. It’s not Day Block Brewing, but another.