Ever since the “Surly Bill,” which allowed Minnesota breweries to serve pints on location, was passed in 2011, our state’s tap room and craft brewing culture has exploded. This blog began as a quest to visit every brewery in the Twin Cities and has expanded to include the 7-county metro area. Who knows, maybe someday it will include all of Minnesota. I love the taproom aesthetic and the experience of relaxing and chatting over a pint with friends. Hence, the reviews on this blog focus in equal part on the beer and the taprooms themselves. There are many ways to experience Minnesota, and visiting taprooms is mine. I hope to someday get to all of the breweries in the heart of – and eventually, all of – this great state. Cheers!