Vine Park Brewing

Key takeaways: Knowledgeable and friendly brewing instructors, laid back setting to explore beer brewing and learn about beer. Fantastic tours ๐Ÿ˜‰ Have you ever brewed beer? I once asked for and received a beer brewing kit for my birthday only to let it sit in the back of my closet and eventually expire. It wasn't … Continue reading Vine Park Brewing

Clutch Brewing Company

Pros: Stellar location with easy parking Cons: Forgettable beer that sometimes runs out (?) Number one reason you should go: The beer doesn't take center stage at Clutch, but it offers an inoffensive backdrop to the enticing sights, tastes, and smells around it at Keg & Case Market. Make it part of your holiday shopping … Continue reading Clutch Brewing Company

Great Waters Brewing Company

Pros: Comfortable atmosphere, cool location Cons: Relatively bland beer, nothing-to-write-home-about sandwiches Number one reason you should go: Great Waters is the only brewery in the Twin Cities we've seen so far where cask-conditioned ales are offered so consistently and under such strident quality standards. If you're interested in trying this style, Great Waters is a … Continue reading Great Waters Brewing Company

12welve Eyes and the Home Brewing Community

A while ago, I reached out to 12welve Eyes Brewing with the question: Your โ€œAboutโ€ page says 12welve Eyes โ€œis offering a jumping-off point to other industry newcomers โ€“ a place where those who are passionate about their craft are given the opportunity to hone their skills in a brewery for the first time.โ€ What … Continue reading 12welve Eyes and the Home Brewing Community

12welve Eyes Brewing

Pros: Satisfying beer, beautiful floors and decor Cons: Unsatisfying atmosphere (cold and basement-like...but hey, if you want to re-live those college parties...) Number one reason you should go: 12welve Eyes may not have nailed the lounge atmosphere, but they have some solid brews and a popular, convenient location. Have yourself a Dry-Hopped Hefeweizen, admire the … Continue reading 12welve Eyes Brewing