5 Minnesota Breweries You Need To Try

5 Minnesota Breweries You Need To Try

Minnesota and beer go together like peanut butter and jelly. You are sure to find a great brewery in just about any city you land yourself in. If you find yourself in any of these cities, here are 5 places to get you started.


1. Boom Island Brewing 

“Born in Belgium, brewed in Minneapolis”

Boom Island Brewing is a family run establishment that has an amazing backstory to its upbringing. From hop-rocking IPA’s to seasonal summer brews, they have what you need.


Boom Island also loves to entertain. Check out some of their summer events including;

July 8: MGM St. Louis Park Tasting

July 15-17: Boom Days- Music, food, and beer of course

July 23- All Pints North                                                                     Boom-Island

Address: 2014 Washington Avenue North #300, Minneapolis 

Website: http://boomislandbrewing.com

2. Surly Brewing

Surly is a unique brewery minutes away from Minneapolis. They have open spaces, beautiful outside sitting, and a large variety of beer. If you’re looking for a special night out, check out the brewers table- named one of the top 10 new restaurants in 2016 by Food and Wine Magazine. It is on the upper level of Surly and offers the satisfying experience of a perfectly paired meal and beer combination.


Surly also offers tours most days throughout the week for only $5 a person. You’ll get an hour tour, some new brewing knowledge you can show off, and 4 free beer samples.


Address: 520 Malcolm Avenue SE, Minneapolis MN

Website: http://surlybrewing.com

3. Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger started off as a home brewing hobby in 2006. With a lot of love, dedication, and passion, they made it to where they are now. Located in downtown Two Harbors, Castle Danger is one to visit.


Go enjoy over 25 different brews, music, events, and the fun-loving environment of the Castle Danger Brewery. On your way out, grab a glass growler (pictured below) and fill it with your favorite beer.

Address: 17 7th Street, Two Harbors 

Website: https://castledangerbrewery.com

4. Flat Earth Brewing

One of the Twin Cities’ favorite micro-breweries is located in the rustic streets of St. Paul. Flat Earth focusses on making every customer have a good time with a little help from their brews.  Made from the best ingredients (even the cities purest water!) you will find something you love.


Hop in and try their Angry Planet Pale Ale made in tribute to all of you American loving folk. The ale is made with American malt, American hops, and American yeast, all fermented and aged in American made tanks. Murica’.


Address: 688 Minnehaha Avenue East, St. Paul

Website: http://www.flatearthbrewing.com

5. Maple Island Brewing Co.

Located in the old-timey downtown Stillwater, Maple Island is another micro-brewery in Minnesota. They focus on using local ingredients and creativity with their brews. The owner and mastermind behind this brewery is Frank Fabio. Once you visit, you can see there is no doubt Frank puts every bit of his passion and love into Maple Island.


Check out the Taproom Travelers Craft Beer Show: Maple Island

Address: 225 Main Street North, Stillwater

Website: http://mapleislandbrewing.com

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