Great Waters Brewing Company

Pros: Comfortable atmosphere, cool location Cons: Relatively bland beer, nothing-to-write-home-about sandwiches Number one reason you should go: Great Waters is the only brewery in the Twin Cities we've seen so far where cask-conditioned ales are offered so consistently and under such strident quality standards. If you're interested in trying this style, Great Waters is a … Continue reading Great Waters Brewing Company

12welve Eyes and the Home Brewing Community

A while ago, I reached out to 12welve Eyes Brewing with the question: Your “About” page says 12welve Eyes “is offering a jumping-off point to other industry newcomers – a place where those who are passionate about their craft are given the opportunity to hone their skills in a brewery for the first time.” What … Continue reading 12welve Eyes and the Home Brewing Community

Eastlake Brewery & Tavern

Pros: Unique & enjoyable vibe, abundance of delectable food options Cons: Mood clash with Midtown Global Market Number one reason you should go: Quality music, a laid-back environment, and the presence of international snackage make Eastlake a suitable option for week night happy hour. It's interesting Eastlake Brewery & Tavern's intro mentions their location in the … Continue reading Eastlake Brewery & Tavern

12welve Eyes Brewing

Pros: Satisfying beer, beautiful floors and decor Cons: Unsatisfying atmosphere (cold and basement-like...but hey, if you want to re-live those college parties...) Number one reason you should go: 12welve Eyes may not have nailed the lounge atmosphere, but they have some solid brews and a popular, convenient location. Have yourself a Dry-Hopped Hefeweizen, admire the … Continue reading 12welve Eyes Brewing