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Dangerous Man Brewing Co.

Hours: Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Thursday: 4pm-10pm
Friday: 3pm-Midnight
Saturday: Noon-Midnight
Sunday: Noon-6pm

Location: Located in the Historic NE Bank Building.
1300 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413

One of the better breweries in MPLS is Dangerous Man. Once you walk in you will notice the place is full of life, and full of good beer. Dangerous Man offers a variety of beers, which are all reasonably priced from $3-5. The slightly modern place, with its towering columns, provides a rather aesthetically pleasing place to drink as well. The guys at DMB encourage anyone to bring in their own food, claiming to be a BYOF establishment (since they do not offer food).  Most importantly, the guys at DMB will only sell their beer at their establishment – so there is literally no other way to find these brews unless you step foot into the micro-brewery. As long as it is not a Monday, make your way down to Dangerous Man Brewing Company for some tasty brews for an affordable price.

Bauhaus Brew Labs

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Bauhaus Brew Labs. Aesthetically pleasing, tasty brews, all tucked neatly in the heart of the Brew District (NE Minneapolis). If you were to ask me what my favorite brewery is to attend, it is now Bauhaus Brew Labs. With open space, a large covered outdoor area with lights hanging overhead; it is the perfect place to go with larger groups.

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Bauhaus also has an outdoor/indoor stage for live music, board games, bag toss, and a kid play area. These are all things that make this brewery unique to the scene around it. Just a block down from 612 Brew, placed alongside the railroad tracks, Bauhaus Brew Labs is just the new brewery we needed to liven up the brewery scene yet again.

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Bent Brewstillery

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Where: 1744 Terrace Drive, Roseville, MN 55113
Hours: Wednesday: 4pm–10pm ($2 off growler fills)
Thursday: 4pm–10pm ($1 Off Pints & 1/2 Pints)
Friday: 2:30–11pm |Saturday: Noon–11pm |Sunday: 1–5pm

Awhile back, we stumbled into Bent Brewstillery to try some of their brews. Located just Northeast of NE Minneapolis, Bent Brewstillery separates themselves from most of the breweries in the Twin Cities. The brewery feels as if you are drinking in an upscale garage that belongs to your crazy homebrew friend. Whether this was the vibe they were going for or not, it is legit.

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After trying a few of their brews, one of the brewers came over and chatted with us about the brewery. It turns out, Bent not only makes a wide variety of brews, but they also make their own whisky and bourbon on site. Aside from this, they have a large area dedicated to brewing in oak aged barrels, allowing for some unique higher percentage brews. So, if you are looking for some of the best sour beers around, some fresh liquor, or just looking to enjoy a tasty brew – Bent Brewstillery is a must try.

http://www.bentbrewstillery.com/

[MADE] Brew of the Week

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It has been a minute since we have featured a beer from Minneapolis’ Indeed Brewery. Just recently, a friend stumbled across a bottle from a local liquor store – so we did what was best and drank it.  While the beer is out of season, it seems to have aged to perfection.

The Mexican Honey, is an Imperial Lager that sits at a whopping 8.7% ABV. The beer tastes nearly as they advertise. The brew has smooth pale malts, citrus hops and a light taste of honey and biscuits. Absolutely is this one a must try, especially for those who aren’t into the hoppier beers. Keep your eyes open for a bottle and drink up!

[MADE] Brew of the Week

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Well, it is that time of the year again as fall weather approaches and Oktoberfest beers flood the market. One of my absolute favorite Oktoberfest beers this season, has to be Great Lakes Brewing Company’s.

This beer must be created by descendants of German beer gods – it is that good. A six pack an hour wouldn’t be a hard feat with this Oktoberfest. Poured with a copper gold color, with malt forward presence – the beer then soothes as a light bitter hops linger. Super clean, refreshing, and lastly, it sits at 6.5% ABV. This beer is remarkable and I highly suggest grabbing a six pack while you can.

[MADE] Brew of the Week

This week’s Brew of the Week goes out to the local hero’s, Fulton, for their 300 IPA. This single IPA is a thing of beauty, and I personally find it to be a must try for anyone is into hopped up beers.

The 300, is a single IPA, sitting at a whopping 7% ABV! This brew is packed with flavor and some added kick, which leaves you feeling every last drop. Earthy, Juicy and grapefruit flavors are all very well balanced with the taste aspect of this brew. You can’t help but notice the bitter/grassy hops that flood your taste buds as well. For $9.99 a six pack, this one is adequately priced and well worth a try.

By: K-Vogz

 

[MADE] Glow Mechanics Live @ 612 Brew 6.14.15

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Yesterday, 612 Brewery kicked off their summer concert series, which featured a slew of local artists. After some rain in the early part of the day, the weather held and made for great evening of music. One of the closing shows, Glow Mechanics, came out ready with a high energy performance. With a wide variety of songs in hand, they made sure to include some unreleased material, which sounded better than ever. From the looks of it, we expect a new record to be released very soon. Take a look through some of the highlights from the evening below, and make sure to stay locked for more from Glow Mechanics.

 

[MADE] Recap | Art-A-Whirl 2015

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This past weekend marked the 20th anniversary of Minneapolis’ Art-A-Whirl. The weekend is host to the largest open studio tour in the entire country. Packed with a wide variety of activities, including: live music, art galleries, and lots of open block parties – Minneapolis really does it right on this weekend. With what looked like a gloomy weekend leading up to the festival, it ended up being a rather sunny and enjoyable weekend (until dusk hit). A few highlights from the weekend included Pho and Black Market Brass throwing down at Bauhaus Brewery. Anyways, all in all we had a great time and already are planning for the week ahead. Take a look through a few photos if you like, otherwise stay tuned for more to come!

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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I’m not going to lie, I was very skeptical trying out this brew for a few reasons. A.) The beer is sold in a 6-pack and is a Double IPA (this is rare) B.) It is from Utah C.) The six pack was only 8.99! Well, as it turns out, I was rather impressed by a rather drinkable and affordable Double IPA from Salt Lake City.

Hop Rising certainly lives up to the name. The beer itself is very bitter upfront, which will turn away many who are not a fan of this style. I also noticed that after lighting up the tastebuds with a bitter flavor, it subdues fast with nice sweet remnants. I was also shocked at this one being 9%, because I never really thought it was that strong. The Bottom line, it is a very affordable DIPA and is definitely drinkable.

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It has taken some time for me to finally bite the bullet and pick up a few of these. After hearing mixed reviews and always pulling for the more well known Bell’s beers (Two Hearted), I finally got to try their Third Coast American Blonde Ale.

This brew is pretty remarkable I thought. After pouring a light golden color, it was time to pound this bad boy down. Highly carbonated and packed with a sweet grainy taste with a zesty bite – this brew is quite a bit different than our friend above us. You might also catch the crisp lemony finish as this brew washes away any and all flavors previously present. At a lighter 4.8% ABV, there is no need shy away from having more than a few of these.

[MADE] Brews of the Week

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Just a few miles across the Minnesota/Wisconsin boarder lyes Dave’s Brewfarm. The brewery, which is just like how it sounds, is self sustainable by growing their own hows and using solar and wind energy to help power the brewery. Bottom line is, they help by making efficient beer that is delicious.

After landing my hands on their chocolate porter, titled, Cow Pie – I was very surprised by how complex the brew was. The brew features sweet chocolaty notes packed with flavorful hops – which make one hell of a experience for this brew. I can say, this may be my first brew by these guys but it won’y be my last. Oh, sorry for lack of info on pricing and finding this beer as it was gifted to me.

For more info: Dave’s BrewFarm

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We featured this brew last year and we need to once again. Every Valentines Day, Boulevard Brewery’s highly sought after Chocolate Ale is released. This cocoa infused ale just hit the shelves a little over a month ago (mainly in the KC area), and it is safe to say it sold out a looooong time ago. From my brief time living there, this was a great day for beer lovers to rejoice and share the limited time release.

The brew only comes in a bomber with a corked top, for a relatively low price around $10. After popping the cork and getting the initial smell of delicious chocolate, it is officially game on. The beer is so well balanced between the bitter chocolaty notes and nut malt flavor. It is safe to say It leaves you wanting every last drop.

Don’t worry people, this brew does surface in in the Minneapolis area as I randomly stumbled across two bottles on the shelf. Make sure to keep your eyes peeled for the ever delicious Chocolate Ale in a nearby pub or liquor store.