Minnesota Brewery and Taproom Guide
The giant list of Minnesota Breweries.
945 Broadway St. NE, Mpls., 612-217-0437
In addition to a variety of ales and in-house lagers, 612 Brew also has your food needs covered wtih food trucks visiting regularly. It's a spacious taproom with a warehouse vibe.
Schell has a line-up of specialty beers, including the historic Grain Belt brands. Tours and a quaint town make a great day-trip.
6020 Culligan Way, Minnetonka, 612-388-4479
Currently BH is being brewed out of the Lucid brewery.
Located in outstate Hendricks, this brewery gives a portion of the profits to wildlife conservation. These are the Walleye Chop guys.
Big Wood Brewery
985 E. Berwood Ave., Vadnais Heights, 612-360-2986
The cheeky Morning Wood coffee stout won Best Beer at the 2011 Autumn Brew Review.
Super serious about Belgian beers, these guys put down the French Horn for a living and started brewing. Now open for free tastings and sales on Fridays from 5:30-7pm.
P.O. Box 130, Knife River, 218-834-4856
This limited production straw bale brewery isn’t open to the public yet, but the 750ml Belgian farmhouse ales are available in the Duluth area.
A farmland brewery that grows its own hops and barley, it throws a weekend long camp out braufest in June and is open for tours every Saturday.
Cold Spring Brewing Company
219 Red River Ave. N., P.O. Box 376, Cold Spring, 320-685-8686
Around since 1874, it’s of the oldest breweries in the state. Many local beers that don’t have a brewery of their own are contract-brewed here.
The newest edition to the Northeast tap scene, Dangerous Man's taproom in the old Northeast Bank Building often fills up fast. Lots of good brews (some more creative than others), like a hemp beer for 4/20. The taproom also has takeout menus from surrounding restaurants such as Element Woodfire Grill and Anchor Fish and Chips.