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1. Town Hall Brewery1430 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis
2. Day Block Brewing Company1105 Washington Ave S, Minneapolis
3. Lucid Brewing6020 Culligan Way, Minnetonka
4. Dangerous Man Brewing Company1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis
5. Harriet Brewing3036 Minnehaha Ave, Minneapolis
6. Fulton Brewery414 6th Ave N, Minneapolis
7. Steel Toe Brewing4848 W 35th St, St. Louis Park
A casual brews and eats joint with tons of taps. They pride themselves on having "some of the best beer in America", so you should probably go and find out.
Day Block features a rotating menu of hand-crafted beer, but its the extensive menu of over-the-top pizza that really sets the Minneapolis brewery apart from the rest. Instead of plain ole' pies like pepperoni, Day Block tosses up crazy combinations, like the Taco Truck pizza that's topped with all the fixins of a carnitas taco and the Vietnamese pork Banh Mizza.
This brewery was founded on the belief that craft beer not only can be delicious, but ought to be. In addition to its three main staples, Lucid Brewing also offers a rotating seasonal selection of beers.
Dangerous Man is our favorite type of gathering spot: great beer and a comfortable, warm atmosphere for groups or chatting up someone new. There are 12 rotating beers on tap behind the reclaimed wood bar that endeavor to cover the four major bases … hoppy, light, dark, and strong. For strong we vote for the malty, 10.4% Belgian Golden Strong and for hoppy the citrusy House IPA is smooth and bitter. There’s no kitchen, so feel free to bring your own food or order from one of the takeout places nearby. If you’re looking to take something home, stop by the growler shop next door for your beer mongering pleasures.
Harriet Brewing is all about traditional European-style beer in this sea of American craft. The brewers produce winning Belgian ales and German lagers and the taproom is host to many events and activities like live music … like any good beer hall, Harriet is all about atmosphere because it’s almost as important as what’s on tap. You will also find a number of popular food trucks lined up outside that you and your dog can enjoy (although we can’t say that there are any pooch trucks).
What began as a homebrewing operation in a one car garage has expanded into a full-blown enterprise. The taproom at Fulton is open every weekend, which is perfect for everyone who doesn't work on the weekend. And if you do work on the weekend, growler sales are also available. It looks like they've thought of everything, because they have!
Steel Toe Brewing's St. Louis Park tap room offers visitors a taste of its current lineup of beers, as well as growler sales and refills for those who don't want to leave empty-handed. The four brews available year-round, combined with the rotating seasonal selection, ensure that there's always something special for you to sample. By sample, we of course mean guzzle.