Minneapolis How many beer-related tastings, block parties, or events (including one where the beer's free!) do you think it's appropriate to attend in one weekend? One? Two? Maybe three, tops, right? Below, you'll see a certain men's lifestyle site's found five sweet ones. You can do it!
You + Lots and lots of beer = A great weekend
Thursday, April 17th: Through Saturday, it's barrel-aged beer week at Town Hall's newly re-opened brewery, and everyday at 5pm, they're tapping something special, like GABF silver medalist Twisted Trace, just for you. And anyone else who shows up. Continue Reading
Saturday, April 19th: Your local record shop needs your help, so Hymie Records and Pabst Blue Ribbon are helping make your weekend great by putting on a block party with sweet local bands in Seward.
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 Brewing1300 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.
As a result of the extreme popularity of its beer lineup, Dangerous Man has limited its growler sales to 20 per day, one per customer. What this means for you, the "per customer", is that you should get to the brewery as early as possible. Preferably before it opens. If you're not into the whole "mass quantities of beer" thing, you can still enjoy it by the pint, or maybe sample some of Dangerous Man's homemade soda. Feel free to bring your own food or order from one of the takeout places nearby.
Frequently throwing events with live music and food, Harriet Brewing is a welcome addition to the storied MSP brewery scene.
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.