taprooms: a taste of local beer (and cider!)
Do you like beer? Minneapolis ranks among the top beer cities in America, and now is a great time to check out the large selection of breweries and taprooms scattered throughout the city. Just a few years ago, primarily through the lobbying efforts of Surly Brewing Company, Minnesota made it legal to brew and sell beer all in the same venue. Ever since, taprooms have been springing up across the state, offering a great place to kick back and enjoy a beer brewed just steps from your seat.
Ever wonder how beer gets made? These breweries all offer tours at limited times, giving you a chance to watch craft brewing in action (and maybe try some free samples!). While you’re visiting, take a beer-filled growler to go, or buy merchandise to support the local brewery. Check brewery websites for tour times.
What about food? Although these breweries are not allowed to serve food themselves, most invite food trucks to park right outside their spacious patios, creating a fun atmosphere centered around delicious local food and beer. Many also host other fun events, including live music, hog roasts, or lawn game tournaments.
Check out these nearby breweries! Most taprooms are open Thursday and Friday evenings and most of the day on weekends. Check out their websites for tour times, taproom hours, and special events. Check the map below for locations of each taproom!
612 Brew: http://www.612brew.com/
Dangerous Man: http://www.dangerousmanbrewing.com/
Bauhaus Brew Labs: http://www.bauhausbrewlabs.com/
Boom Island: http://www.boomislandbrewing.com/
Feeling adventurous and ready to try something refreshingly different? Check out the new cider house in Northeast!
Sociable Cider Werks: http://www.sociablecider.com/
So if you are ever in the mood to explore the neighborhood and sample tasty local food and drink, stop by the nearest brewery. Many of them are just a short bike ride or drive away and you surely will not be disappointed! Check the map below to see just how close all these great options really are!