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Brewpubs in Minneapolis

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Brewpubs in Minneapolis

My husband and I will be in Minneapolis July 28 - August 1 and we're interested in trying some local beers. We're staying at the Hilton on Marquette and not renting a car. Where should we hit?

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1. Re: Brewpubs in Minneapolis

I wouldn't say you need to hit a brewpub to sample local beer. We have several small to tiny breweries that will give you plenty to sample at just a local bar. Most bars downtown will at least have a Summit brew on tap. That's a St. Paul brewery and imo the best beer MN has to offer. Their flagship brew is the EPA, which is great. But their best IMO is their Saga IPA (note: they have a regular IPA with a blue label that I don't like -- the saga has a black label and is very new). Summit Summer Ale and Summit Dunkelweizen are excellent too, esp in the summer.

Other breweries of note are Schell's (New Ulm, MN), Lift Bridge (Stillwater, MN) and Surly (Brooklyn Park, MN).

There is a brewpub downtown but it is not local (Rock bottom). If you want a true brewpub, the best in Mpls is the Herkimer in the LynLake area. Which would be a very easy bus ride from downtown. One of the best happy hours in the Twin Cities too. Very good pub grub, with a twist. Nice atmosphere.

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BTW, there is a Haskell's liquor store on 9th Street about 1.5 blocks from your hotel and that is one of the best spots to buy local beer, esp. Summit. If they have it, grab the Saga IPA, the EPA, the Summer Ale or the Dunkelweizen (which is part of the unchained series). Better yet, grab them all!

From the front of the hotel, head to the right on Marquette. Turn left on 9th and you will see Haskell's

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Gleuks is right downtown.

There's another fun one at Seven Corners.

Let me dig up details.

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Walk, Taxi, or PediCab over to Seven Corners -

try MN TownHall Tavern (brew pub), and then across the street is the new Republic (beer & food - very nice)

http://www.townhallbrewery.com/#home/1549

http://republicmn.com/

but I'd try Gleuk's right downtown (over RockBottom)

if you go there Fri, there's the All U Can Eat - Fish Fry

http://www.glueks.com/

for fun, pop for a PediCab ride there -low cost and tip well

http://www.twintownpedicabs.com/

no trip to Minneapolis is complete without a visit to Nye's

be sure to check out both side of the bar - it's stepping back to 1958

http://www.nyespolonaise.com/

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If you want to get out of downtown and/or want to see a neighborhood, ride the light rail to Busters on 28th. http://busterson28th.com

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Across downtown from your hotel, next to Target Field, Fulton Brewing has a taproom. You could walk there. Harriet Brewing is two blocks east of the Lake Street light-rail station and also has a taproom, plus live music on weekends. Both have food trucks. Details: midwestweekends.com/plan_a_trip/shopping_eat…

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7. Re: Brewpubs in Minneapolis

Fulton would be the most authentic local brew close to you. And yummy.

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8. Re: Brewpubs in Minneapolis

Townhall if you want a true brew-pub.

Fulton if you want a production brewery that has a tap room (and food trucks).

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The Fulton Brewery is a block or so behind the Twins' Target Field and they open to the public (and have a food truck outside) before most home games (I don't know their schedule now days, so it may be worth a google). Luckily, they WILL be in town that weekend, if you want to grab some good microBrew there!

Town Hall Brewery also has some decent brews (and a full restaurant/bar).

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Oh geez....I didn't see anything past the 4th post. *embarrassed for being redundant*