Another year, another Northeast Minneapolis brewery. I’d have to say the greatest assets for Able is their visibility from Broadway and their patio!
Trying a flight seemed like the most fitting idea, having never been there before. I’m a stout person, which is something college Tara who was obsessed with slamming as many light beers as possible, would never have foreseen, so my favorite was the BLK WLF Stout.
Black wolves were once thought to be their own unique species. Then a smart person declared them variants of red wolves. Until an even smarter person determined they’re actually a gray wolf. Our very own BLK WLF perpetuates the confusion. Dry like an Irish stout. Hoppy like an American stout. Nutty like an oatmeal stout. Creamy like a milk stout. What really is a black wolf? – Able Seedhouse + Brewery
I also tried the House Red (American Red Ale), the Super Giant (Golden Ale), and the First Light (American IPA). I really enjoyed the House Red and the Super Giant, but IPAs are just not my favorite.
It’s exactly as you would expect inside if you’ve been to the larger warehouse feel breweries; a mixture of family style picnic tables, cute lighting, and smaller tables. The patio outside is in a pretty great spot and full of more picnic tables.
I did go with a large group since we were celebrating the sunshine and being young & fun with a “Brunch & Brews” gathering, a highly recommended event that encompasses two very important things; alcohol and breakfast food! (Thanks again to our hostess, MIkayla).
The beer-tenders were pretty efficient getting through the line, and were willing to answer questions, which is always a plus. There’s nothing worse than a craft brewery that’s unwilling to educate their customers who may be trying it out for the first time. Like many breweries in the area, they don’t have the ability to serve food, but they do partner with food trucks in the area, which I love, because it enables me to try out so many different foods.
They had Potter’s, which looked delicious, but we had just finished feasting on the brunch spread, so our stomach’s weren’t able to make room for anything else but beer.
There is a lot right across from Able, which is pretty large, so you should have no problem finding parking. Key, considering they butt up next to University Ave. and there’s not parking there.
Overall, I enjoyed the environment, the company, and the beer and look forward to a summer full of patio visits. A fantastic way to spend a nice day with a great group of people!
Able Seedhouse + Brewery Taproom
1121 Quincy St. NE
Monday – Tuesday: CLOSED
Wednesday – Thursday: 3PM – 11PM
Friday – Saturday: NOON – 11PM
Sunday: Noon – 8PM