Saint Paul Brewing | St. Paul, Minnesota

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Saint Paul Brewing is my absolute favorite patio. I know it sounds made up or ridiculous, but the first time we went there last year, I felt a rush of pure joy that has only happened to me a handful of other times like when I heard my favorite song performed by my favorite band live, when I was about to jump out of a plane with a human strapped onto my back, and when we secured our wedding venue and it hit me that we were actually getting married.

Don’t get me wrong, the beer is really good, too haha, but without a doubt, my obsession with this brewery revolves around the joy and wonder their patio gives me.
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Fair State Brewing Cooperative | Northeast Minneapolis

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The first time I was at Fair State Brewing Cooperative I was on a date in the winter so I’ve been meaning to get back there to try out the patio and also be able to take photos without it being awkward ha Continue reading

Pryes Brewing Company | Northeast Minneapolis

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On our recent crawl around Northeast we made it a point to cross the river and finally visit Pryes Brewing Company.

This Brewery/taproom is beautiful. I know that it’s pretty typical at this point for breweries to be popping up in warehouses with high ceilings and lots of exposed metal tops, but there was just something a little extra that I can’t exactly define that set this place above the rest.
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La Doña Cerveceria | Minneapolis Brewery

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I’ve been stalking the opening of La Doña Cerveceria all summer so when they announced their Grand Opening a couple weekends ago I was ready. 

La Doña Cerveceria’s mission is “to celebrate the vibrancy, breadth and depth of Latino and Minnesotan culture through superior product and customer experience as a fully operational brewery and community/event center, while raising awareness of and providing support to social, economic, and environmental issues that impact us all.”

Their space definitely does that.

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Bauhaus Brew Labs | Northeast Minneapolis

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After months of talking about it, I finally made it to Bauhaus Brew Labs as part of a combination Birthday celebration/Welcome Home adventure with some of my favorite people.

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Atmosphere:

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They have a really cool space. It’s an open warehouse layout and reminds me a little of Sociable Cider Werks, but they have a much larger floor plan. They also took a different approach with the cafeteria style table set up.

With such an open space and high ceilings there is minimal chance of claustrophobia and if by some chance you actually do manage to feel claustrophobic, they also have a pretty great patio area in the back complete with these adorable lights.

BONUS: It was an extremely humid night, so having the patio doors open provided a much needed breeze.

Oh, they also had a guy up on their stage playing vinyl records all night. Apparently Friday is Vinyl night. What’s not to love about that?

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Drinks:

Bauhaus Menu

As a group we ordered a variety so I was able to try a few of the Bauhaus beers out, but since we didn’t get there until a little after 10pm, I was only able to order one drink of my own; the Wonderstuff.

The Wonderstuff, “Neu Bohemian Pilsner,” is their “citrusy blend” option. It was pretty light and definitely what I needed at that point. I also really liked the Wagon Party, which is a “West Coast Style Lager.”

If you’re the mood to read some entertaining beer descriptions, I highly suggest visiting their website.

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Overall the beer was refreshing and the atmosphere was perfect for a pre-rager Friday night. I would also like to say they have my favorite brewery logo, although reading the font gives me a headache on their website haha.

Parking:

It should also be noted that you have to go underneath a warehouse awning to the point where you’ll almost feel like you’re entering a parking garage to actually get to Bauhaus Brew Labs, but once you go through it opens up into a large parking lot so parking isn’t a huge problem.

Four stars.

Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Wednesday-Thursday: 4PM – 11PM
Friday: 3PM – 11PM
Saturday: 12PM – 11PM

National Beer Day 2015 – Top 5 Craft Beers

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It’s National Beer Day, which means there’s no day better than today to try out a new brew! Unfortunately, with it falling on a Tuesday, that means many of the Northeast Breweries aren’t open. However many of these brews are still on tap elsewhere!

Here are some good Minneapolis/St. Paul Beer Places to go tonight!

Bulldog
Stanley’s NE
Freehouse
Happy Gnome

and without futher ado here is my list for National Beer Day:

Top 5 Craft Beers

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Freehouse | North Loop Minneapolis

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Located in the North Loop of Minneapolis, Freehouse is a taproom/bar hybrid, that also happens to serve amazing food.

Food:

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If the place serves cheese curds, it’s probable I’m a fan. These cheese curds, however, definitely stand alone. With a modern twist on beer-battered, these nuggets of gold are battered in hard cider. Served with apple sauce and quince jam, my mouth is watering just thinking about it. Continue reading