As craft beer becomes more and more of a “thing” in commercial America, states like Minnesota, Portland, California, Michigan, and Texas continue to push the bar. Minnesota’s 2nd craft brewery, Surly, has now graduated into it’s $30 million dollar behemoth in Prospect Park, if you’ve never been, I’ll be the first to tell you it’s fucking insane. A brewer, beer drinker and food connoisseur will all find themselves at home at Surly. Their tap list usually consists of their classics (Furious, Hell, Bender) as well as a few rare brews ( #10, #4, Hell Chili Pepper). If you came for more than beer, you’ll be glad to know that they offer 2 world class menus, one of which is among America’s top 10. The Brewer’s table is reservation by group only, but the organizing and money is WELL worth it, at $70 a pop (6 guest minimum) we promise every dollar is well spent. The entire facility beckons the word “haven,” as if the gods bestowed us Minnesotans with this specific Eden of beer drinking, if you live in the state and haven’t visited; make sure to check it out next time you’re in the cities. Click the link below for their official website.
Location: 945 Broadway Street NE, Minneapolis When: Fri-Sun // May 16th-18th // Fri-Sat9PM, Sun-4PM
New guys on the block, 612 Brew, will be holding the second Art-A-Whirl Bash at their brewery in this weekend. The event looks pretty awesome and features 3 days of live music, among those performing throughout the weekend; you’ll see Black Market Brass, Botzy, Hot Damn!, Big Jess, MaLLy & KPT. The festival will also include artwork from Dogfish Media, Garden Weasel Creations and Turning Baron. Of course they’ll have a few of their best brews on tap as well as food provided by 5 different food trucks. If you needed more convincing you should know that this is FREE, what more could you ask for?
Tap Room Hours: Tuesday: 4pm-11:00 pm Wednesday: 4:00-11:00 pm
Thursday: 4:00-12:00 am Friday: 4:00-12:00 am Saturday: 1:00-12:00 am
Phone: (612) 315-4633
Harriet Brewery is definiately a one of a kind place. Just about every weekend they have live music which is generally free, with a good selection of art laid out across the brewery. They do things different then most breweries because they invite you into their brewery to enjoy their delectable brews; often times you can meet the brewmasters. Beers will usually run for $5, but make sure to get there on time before select brews run out. If you come hungry, don’t worry because they have scheduled food trucks that come by while the brewhouse is open.