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One of the first micro-distilleries in the city, Norseman Distillery runs on the principle of small-batch spirits made from hyper-local ingredients. Along with the customary rye whiskey, the distillery also provides vodka, bourbon, rum and vapor-infused gin. You can come in for a tasting and also take a tour of the premises to learn about the workings of a typical distillery.
The Summit Brewing Company has come a long way since it first came into business in 1986 - its beers are now some of the most popular in St. Paul. Some are seasonal (such as the Summit Maibock and the Summit Oktoberfest), while others are available all year round. You can tour the brewery from Thursday to Saturday, but reservations are required for group weekend tours.
It was a simple homebrewing kit that fostered the growth of this brewery. Founder of Surly Brewing Co., Omar Ansari, took an interest in beers at a young age. In 2002 he began creating his own brews and after three years of efforts, along with his master brewer Todd Haug, he was able to set up a fully functional brewery. It was the establishment of Surly that got Brooklyn Center to revise its laws and legalize breweries in the city. Furious, Coffee Bender and CynicAle are some of their popular variety. Surly Brewing Co. celebrates its birthday with a special release, that are not easily available. Participate in a tour around the brewery and get acquainted with the brewing process.