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12 Best Breweries in Minneapolis

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Who doesn't love a good beer? Photo Courtesy of Pixabay.

Beer lovers around the world are always trying to explore new breweries and taste different beers. People love to go to breweries because of the great tasting beer, the possibility of great music, and the fun environment.

If you are a fan of beer and live in Minneapolis / St Paul, then you will enjoy this list of the best breweries in the area.

The Minnesota breweries are also a great place to visit as a tourist year-round, especially if you love beer. There are currently over 40 operating breweries in Minnesota and counting!

Below is a list of the best breweries in the Minneapolis area. This is not a ranking, so the order of the breweries doesn’t mean that one is better than the other.

With that out of the way, let’s get straight into the best breweries in Minneapolis so you can have the chance to try them all!

Surly Brewing
Image of the Surly Brewery from the Surly Facebook Page.

Surly Brewing

First on the list is Surly Brewing Company. They have a very wide variety of Surly beers. They have six different beer categories which include: IPAs, Crushers, Hop forward, Malt forward, Darkness, and Left for the dial.

Each category has several different flavors of beer which can keep you and your friends busy for hours. If there’s one thing that Surly Brewing Co is lacking, it’s certainly not beer options.

Love German Lagers? Be sure to pick up a Surly Hell which is a beer Surly carries year-round which will be sure to knock your socks off. Surly Brewing also frequently hosts musicians, some of which will be quite enjoyable as you enjoy a nice beer.

Indeed Brewing MN
Artsy look at the Indeed Brewing sign in Minneapolis from the Indeed Facebook Page.

Indeed Brewing

Up next is Indeed Brewing Company. They have a taproom that serves all the beers that they produce in-house, but you can also order beer for you to take home. Perhaps one of the coolest things about Indeed Brewing is their Bier club.

The Bier club is a membership that gives members discounts on beer and free Indeed swag. The cost of membership is $60 a year but it’s well worth it for all the cool extras you will get!

Utepils Brewery
A look inside the taproom of Utepils Brewery in Minneapolis. Photo from the Utepils Facebook Page.

Utepils

Utepils brewing is one of the best breweries in Minnesota. It has a taproom where they sell their crafted beer for you to sit and enjoy in-house. On top of their great beer selection of over 23 craft brews, they also host many fun music-related events throughout the year.

If you plan on taking a tour of the best Minnesota breweries, be sure to visit Utepils brewery, especially if you are a craft brews fan!

Pryers Brewery
An outside, winter look of Pryers Brewery Co. Photo from the Pryers Brewing Co. Facebook Page.

Pryes Brewing Company

Up next is Pryes brewing. Located in Minneapolis, they offer a very wide variety of beers for you to try. They offer 18 different beer flavors on tap that change seasonally, so don’t leave without trying your favorite.

On top of their great beer selection, Pryes also offers a food menu that will make your mouth water. Their selection of pizza is truly delicious and to be honest what more could you ask for other than pizza and craft beer. 

Bauhaus Brew Labs
A photo of Bauhaus Brew Labs. Found on the Bauhaus Brew Labs Facebook Page.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

Bauhaus is one of our favorite taprooms on the list, as it is decorated in a way that makes it feel fun and inviting. Bauhaus Brew Labs has been labeled as one of the best craft breweries in Minnesota thanks to the plethora of rotating craft brews they have on tap. 

Despite not having food in their taproom, they often have food trucks parked outside, and they allow you to bring your own food from other establishments so you won’t go hungry as you drink.

Fulton Brewery
A view of Fulton Brewery from the street. Photo from the Fulton Brewery Facebook page.

Fulton Brewery

Fulton Brewery has by far the largest selection of beer out of the breweries on this list. They have anything from hard seltzers to ale.

One of their most famous products is the Fulton Lonely Blonde which is an American blonde ale that combines the best of German hops and American malt. They also host events, which sometimes feature live music, in their taproom throughout the year and serve delicious food in their taproom kitchen. 

LynLake Brewery
A view of the unique sign outside of LynLake Brewery. Photo from the LynLake Brewery Facebook Page.

LynLake Brewery

LynLake Brewery is in the heart of uptown Minneapolis. It offers a taproom with a kitchen, a rooftop terrace, and an event venue. They offer a mix of beer, cocktails, ale, and hard seltzers to please everyone in your group. In addition to their beer, they also offer some amazing burgers.

Burgers and beer are the American dream, and you can experience it here in one of the best breweries in uptown Minneapolis.

Modist Brewery
The sign showing the entry to the Modist Brewery. Sign from the Modist Brewery Facebook Page.

Modist Brewing Company

Modist Brewing uses a different style of brewing than most in the area. They have decided to push past the traditional brewing standards which allow them to be more creative with their flavors, and the way they craft their beers.

This is why you should definitely include Modist brewing company on your Minnesota brewery tour because you will never know what new favorite flavor of beer you might discover!

Day Block Brewing
A signature beer outside Day Block Brewing in Minneapolis. Photo from the Day Block Brewery Facebook Page.

Day Block Brewing

Up next is Day Block brewery. They offer probably the biggest variety of alcoholic drinks out of the breweries on this list. Aside from their large selection of beer, they also offer cocktails, white wine, red wine, cider, non-alcoholic drinks, as well as a brunch drinks menu.

They have happy hours between 4 and 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Friday for those looking to try lots of beers while on a budget. During these hours you will get discounts on some of their delicious food and drinks. Plus, this brewery frequently has live music entertainment, so be sure to follow them on social media to see who is playing next!

Dangerous Man Tap Wall
The Dangerous Man Brewing Tap Wall. Photo from The Dangerous Man Brewing Facebook Page.

Dangerous Man Brewing

This brewery located in NE Minneapolis is perhaps one of the best breweries in Minneapolis. They offer great beer both in their taproom and their growler shop.

They have some interesting and fun drinks you should try, like the Peanut Butter Porter and the Cherry Berry Cobbler Ale. If you are in town or are a local who loves beer, it is definitely worth it to give them a visit—or two!

Able Seedhouse Patio
A view of the Able Seedhouse outdoor patio. Photo from the Able Seedhouse Facebook page.

Able Seedhouse

This beautiful brewery is located in the heart of the art district in Northeast Minneapolis. Some of their most popular drinks include the Ol’ Trusty and the Bumblee Beer.

They have a taproom where they host events throughout the year, some of which feature live music.

They also have delicious BBQ food provided by Animales Barbeque Company that unfortunately is closed during the winter months, but will keep your stomach full all summer long.

Lakes and Legends Brewery
An indoor view of the Lakes and Legends Brewery in Minneapolis. Photo from the Lakes and Legends Facebook Page.

Lakes and Legends Brewery

Lakes and Legend Brewing Company is one of the best breweries in downtown Minneapolis. They have a family and dog-friendly taproom. As long as you have your dog on a leash you can enjoy your brews with your best furry friend. 

While they might not offer food inside their taproom, they have multiple food trucks outside, and they allow you to bring your own food in and order delivery. Other than their amazing beer, they also offer non-alcoholic beverages from local Minnesota companies. For example, they offer soda from the Northern Soda Company which means even the non-drinkers will love a visit to the Lakes and Legends Brewery.

This concludes this list of the best breweries in Minneapolis. Hopefully, after reading about all of these different breweries, you have your next couple of outings planned to some of the best breweries in the Minneapolis area.

Written by Hope Davis

Writer, because it's the only way daydreaming pays.

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