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Best Brew Pubs/Local Brews in Minneapolis/St. Paul

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Surly Brewing Co. is counted among the most renowned breweries in the city. The brews from here, that have garnered a lot of praise include, Coffee Bender, Furious, Surly Hell and many others. The brewery is one of the best in the city, providing tours to all beer enthusiasts, giving a detailed account on how their delicious beer is prepared. There is a restaurant housed within the campus of the brewery, offering sandwiches, pretzels, BBQ dishes as well as toothsome desserts. Take time out to visit Surly Brewing Co. and spend time relishing some of the best beers, in town.

Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub is a casual place to eat, drink and be merry. The best items on the menu are all perfected in house, from the smoked meats to the five house-brewed beers. Food items include smoked wings, chili, onion rings and even a banh mi sandwich. There is also outdoor seating and a few TVs around so you can still catch the game.

Indeed Brewing Company, locally owned and operated in the North Minneapolis area, creates a wide selection of beers every year. With everything from seasonal and special-occasion brews, to its two flagship beers, you can be sure that you'll find something delicious and special at Indeed. Tours and tasting are available onsite, and can be booked online or over the phone. Indeed also has a great happy hour, and often hosts a rotating selection of food trucks.

Fulton Brewery started as a dream for a group of friends who brewed beer in a one-car garage. Today, it is a local favorite among Minneapolis-dwellers, offering a full brewery and tap room. Saturday afternoons see group brewery tours, but the tap room is open most other days of the week for guests to enjoy fresh beers about as close to the brewing source as they can get.

Housed right in Downtown Minneapolis, Day Block Brewery showcases their impressive selection of draft brews from their humble brew pup restaurant. The beers are the definite highlight of Day Block, the standard styles of pale ale, ipa, stout and porter all making an appearance, but distinguished from other breweries by specialty ingredients and techniques such as cold pressed coffee in the porter and marris otter malt in the classic English pale. A fine food menu contains some American standards as well as novelty bar orders such as pickle flights - consisting of house made pickles - as well as bacon flights, offering a tasty selection of daily bacon items.

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.

Live entertainment combined with a microbrewery...there is no better place to spend an evening. Among the many bars and theaters occupying the historic Seven Corners area, none have a more nostalgic atmosphere than this place. With its tin ceiling, tile floor and old photographs, you might get a feeling for what old Minneapolis was like. Many of the diverse entrees are spiked with the homemade brew. Try the nachos with ale tomato salsa or lemon chicken and golden ale sauce. The five house brews range from a “hit you between the eyes” stout to a lighthearted golden ale.

Head to 612Brew and discover the irrepressibly fun environment that the brewery offers its patrons. Choose from the many delightful brews that are made on site. There are live events as well as plenty of gaes to keep you busy. Opt for a tour of the premises to learn more about the various processes that go into preparing the drink for you. Pets are also welcome on the patio outside.

Located in the trendy part of Minneapolis, Herkimer Pub & Brewery offers a fun place to catch up with friends or relax with a mug of beer. A small microbrewery, it makes its own drink including some popular ones like TripleCaff (an energy drink) and the Daily Pils. Dig into comfort food like delicious burgers, wholesome sandwiches and tasty desserts. The Banana Splitsville is hearty and makes for a meal by itself. Try your hand at the shuffleboard. The jukebox rolls out foot-tapping numbers.

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