Minnesota is known as the land of 10,000 lakes. But did you also know we’re a land of over 100 breweries? Big and small, scattered across the state, these breweries provide not only ingenious craft beer concoctions, but have also made a huge impact on the economy, creating thousands of jobs.
Bitter Minnesota is proud to be a part of this growing market, connecting local breweries to the thirsty and curious travelers, willing to learn more about the great Minnesota craft beer scene. We partner with a number of breweries in Minneapolis and St. Paul, working together to create an amazing guest experience. Here are some of the places you can explore on our brewery tours:
Fair State Brewing Cooperative is the third cooperative brewery in the U.S., and the first of its kind in Minnesota. Beer selections include staples like Vienna Lager and Czech Pils, as well as an array of specialty seasonal beers and local favorites.
A former light bulb factory is a new home to Able Seedhouse + Brewery, a Northeast Minneapolis brewery that not only makes craft beer, but also malts locally-sourced grains in-house. The brewery has a 20-barrel brewing system, a 2,000-square-foot taproom with about 150 seats, and a 1,200-square-foot patio area.
Bent Brewstillery is Minnesota’s first-ever brewstillery, making both craft beer and distill spirits, namely whiskey. Their most popular beer is Nordic Blonde, a pale ale mixed with a blonde ale.
Urban Growler Brewing Company is the first woman owned and operated micro-brewery in Minnesota, located in the historic brick building where the City of St. Paul once stabled its horses. They make both traditional beers, like CowBell Cream Ale, as well as non-traditional beers like Big Boot Rye IPA.