It’s National Beer Day and long past due for me to come out of semi hiatus, so it made perfect sense for me to finally share my review of the Surly Brewing Tap Room! Continue reading
Bauhaus Brew Labs | Northeast MinneapolisStandard
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Bauhaus Brew Labs
1315 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Wednesday-Thursday: 4PM – 11PM
Friday: 3PM – 11PM
Saturday: 12PM – 11PM
Hell’s Kitchen Minneapolis | DowntownStandard
After a vain attempt of going to Hell’s Kitchen brunch last year without a reservation, I was finally able to make it there for dinner to celebrate my friend, Mikayla’s Birthday, with some amazing ladies!
I usually end a hack by talking about service, but in this case I think the service is a big part of what makes Hell’s Kitchen, Hell’s Kitchen. The vibe here is a mixture between the artsy kids in High School you wanted to be friends with and the pretentious lifestyle snob. For example, the host didn’t appear as if he even had the time of day for me to point me in the direction of where my friends were seated, but our waitress had an infectiously upbeat vibe, and the bussers were completely on their game. Continue reading
National Beer Day 2015 – Top 5 Craft BeersStandard
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!
and without futher ado here is my list for National Beer Day:
Top 5 Craft Beers
Freehouse | North Loop MinneapolisStandard
Located in the North Loop of Minneapolis, Freehouse is a taproom/bar hybrid, that also happens to serve amazing food.
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