2017 BREWERY AND CIDERIES REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
2016 CRAFT BREW LINE-UP – More Brewers are being added each week!
Bent Brewstillery: Roseville, MN – Bent Brewstillery is the first Brewery & Distillery Fusion in the state of Minnesota. Our Company Mission is to make tasty brews and powerful booze with fun names and flavors while rebelling against rigid style guidelines, along with having fun and making the experience entertaining for everyone involved. #DefiantlyDistinct StarTribune 2014’s Best New Brewery in the Metro area Sample the latest creations in the industrial yet comfy taproom or out on the dog-friendly patio. New York International Spirits Competition and American Craft Spirits Association winning craft spirits.
Maroon & Bold – Double Infuriatingly Passive Aggressive Ale (DIPA). 9.5% abv 100+ bu
Loads of MN malt and hops lend hints of citrus, hay, and sweet toasted marshmallows.
Dank, spicy, smooth, and malty, yet packs enough hoppy brightness to get you
through even the darkest Minnesota winter.
Oakmeal Stout – Double Stout fermented on French oak. 8.5% abv, 60bu
Historic 1850s Double stout. Aromas and flavors of Turkish coffee, dried
plums, Medjool dates, treacle tart, supple vanilla and grippy oak, all
supported by the elegant, rich and chewy oat malt finish.
Margarita Mead – Malt Mead w/ Lime & Blue Agave
Pineapple Time! – Malt Mead w/ Pineapple & Thyme
Impassioned – Malt Mead w/ Passionfruit & Green Chili
Tin Whiskers: St. Paul – Tin Whiskers is on a mission to make technically excellent beers, and is the perfect place for beer-nerds and non-nerds alike. We bring our electrical engineering backgrounds into the brewery with our beer names, listing of ingredients and our scientific approach to the brewing process and branding, including circuit board flight holders and the creation of new and innovative beers. We take great pride in crafting high quality beer. Our beers are unfiltered and unpasteurized and are therefore ‘alive’ with yeasts and good bacteria. These components continue to flourish even after the beer has been bottled, resulting in beer that is best enjoyed fresh.
- Wheatstone Bridge
- Flipswitch IPA
- Short Circuit Stout
- Schottky Pumpkin
- Daisy Chain Saison
Burning Brothers: St. Paul, MN – With a focus on innovation, quality and balance, coupled with our own blend of quirkiness, we strive to provide great-tasting and distinctive craft beers. The brewery takes it’s name from our founders old profession as fire-eaters, which is it’s own distinctive and special story. Don’t fear the beer®.
POURING: Pyro American Pale Ale, Roasted Coffee Ale, Parched Lime Shandy, Raj-Agni India Pale Ale and, Fused Honey Ale.
Sidhe Brewing: St. Paul, MN
Sidhe (pronounced Shee) is a women owned and operated brewery in St Paul. Sidhe is a welcoming environment for all, from belly dancers to business professionals to drag queens and everything in between. We strive to create a comfortable space for customers to relax and enjoy while having a pint or two. With 6 flagship beers on tap and 2 taps that rotate with experimental beers, there is something for everyone from beer virgins to aficionados. Sidhe hosts a small art gallery, stage, and a large game selection for you to enjoy with our beers.
Summit Brewing: St. Paul, MN – After 30 years of crafting fine ales and lagers, Summit Brewing Company still prides itself on introducing people to great beers. Beer shaped by tradition, but inspired by the innovative individuals who craft our beer every day and the loyal friends who drink it. We make beer that reflects our own tastes and beliefs about what great beer should be.
Brau Brothers Brewing: Marshall, MN – A throw-back to a time when breweries were an expression of a community and region as well as an inherent crossroads between the grower, maltster, brewer and most important – THE BEER LOVER! Brau is family–owned, independent brewery/taproom/restaurant with an estate hopyard on the edge of Marshall’s city limits.
56 Brewing: Northeast, Minneapolis – 56 Brewing has a core lineup of bold and session craft beers with a focus on locally sourced ingredients and using seasonal variations and infusions. Honey Kolsch, Dark Chocolate Coconut Stout and Rye Lager and Pale Ale style beers. We will utilize a barrel aged program to rotate in for select core and also seasonal brews. High quality craft beer produced at a lower volume in a micro-brewery allows us to focus on quality, consistency and the ability to rotate beer styles efficiently.
Our focus is on community and beer lovers alike, highlighting the NE Minneapolis community and brewery culture.
Honey Kolsch: NE Nectar
Nectar is a sugar-rich liquid produced in plants called nectaries, either within the flowers with which it attracts pollinating animals, or by extrafloral nectaries, which provide a nutrient source. Common nectar-consuming pollinators include bees and butterflies, but also moths, hummingbirds, and bats.
Minneapolis is thriving with native deciduous plants that are ripe with nectar. Local honey sources are used as ingredients into this craft beer.
Oktoberfest: Oktober56fest (previously Velvet Hammer)
56 Brewing’s flavorful approach to the classic Marzen style lager, sure to be enjoyed in the later summer and fall months. When the weather begins to blend into cooler evenings with the unexpected Minneapolis weather – that is Velvet Hammer!
Session IPA: Session 56 – IPA
Color: Light Amber
It is a very light colored, citrusy IPA. Used primarily cascade hops and a process called first wort hopping that gives it a smooth bitterness and helps showcase the flavor of the cascade hops. This produced a beer that is relatively sweet with a very citrus – lemon aroma.
North Loop BrewCo: North Loop, Minneapolis – North Loop BrewCo was developed out of 4 ingredients [water, barley, hops, and yeast] by two guys that know beer. Co-owners of formerly named Lucid Brewing, Jon Messier & Eric Biermann have made it clear that they are all in on beer and there’s nothing that will stop them along their journey. By fully embracing our new surroundings in the North Loop area of Minneapolis, this story into beer will be one to raise an eye or glass at in years to come.
POURING: Air (Citra Blonde), Foto (IPA), Ora (Smoked Amber Ale).
Rush River: River Falls, WI – Rush River provides locally brewed ales throughout Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa. Owner/Brewers Nick Anderson and Dan Chang started the company in 2004 with the help of a third partner, Robbie Stair after relocating to Minneapolis from Seattle. Robbie owned a farm in scenic Maiden Rock, WI just above the confluence of the Rush River and Lake Pepin. After converting a pole barn into a fully functioning brewery, the trio produced a limited quantity of draft-only beers. After two and a half years of growth, it became evident that bottled beer was the next move to be made. Luckily, the town of River Falls, WI came to the table with an offer to build a custom building for a brand new brewery. In 2007, the new facility opened its doors and has been growing since.
Urban Growler: St. Paul Microbrewery – Urban Growler® is the first woman-owned and brewed microbrewery in Minnesota. Join us at our kitchen, taproom and beer garden located in St. Paul. Location & Directions We’re beer for you!
Able Seedhouse + Brewery: Minneapolis – Able Seedhouse and Brewery has a wide selection of carefully crafted American ales and our focus is on our in-house malting operation to connect local, small grain farmers to our customers.
First Light IPA
Supergiant Golden Ale
House Red Ale infused with Chocolate and Cherries
Fair State Brewing Cooperative: Minneapolis, MN
Our goal is to put the natural connection between brewer and community to work to create something that truly belongs to us all. Creating infinite community and quality craft beers.
Lupulin Brewing: Big Lake, MN
Lupulin Brewing is a family owned and family run craft brewery. Lupulin Brewing is dedicated to making unique beers with attention to quality and flavor. The company philosophy is one of community involvement, access to the public, and a little splash of idiocracy along the way. Whether you are a regular or a new comer, we thank you and hope you enjoy our beers. Taproom open in Big Lake, MN.
Lift Bridge Brewing Co: Stillwater, MN
Lift Bridge Brewery is located in Stillwater, the Birthplace of Minnesota, and is a short 25 minute drive east from the Twin Cities. In addition to weekend tours of the Brewing Facility, we have a welcoming Taproom – our selection goes beyond our regular line up and includes limited release and experimental beers.
POURING: Farm Girl Saison, Hop Dish IPA, and 93x Brotherhood Beer.
NorthGate Brewing: NE, Mpls
NorthGate Brewing provides beer drinkers with approachable, British-inspired varieties. We do this by passionately, creatively, and consistently brewing to the highest standards, delivering tasteful quality beers that delight our customers.
Bitter Fool IPA Bitter Fool IPA features a strong biscuit malt base, balanced out with a tropical fruit and herbal profile provided by the one of England’s newest hops, Jester. Bitter Fool IPA brings new world flavor to this British IPA.
Pumpion – which is the Old English term for “pumpkin” – is our seasonal pumpkin spice beer. The addition of seasonal spices in the kettle combined with real pumpkin and vanilla result in the delicious taste of pumpkin pie with an English Pale Ale base.
Get Together has an alcohol by volume (ABV) that could be considered passive, yet features an aggressive hop flavor. Overall, it’s an IPA that’s made for all of Minnesota.
F-Town Beer Company: Faribault, MN
F-Town Brewing Company has brought the rich brewing tradition back to Faribault, MN! We’re brewers and beer lovers that are all about taking risks, working hard, and living lives full of adventure while enjoying a well-crafted beer. Founded. Fermented. Fearless. F-Town Brewing Company.
Wabasha Brewing Company: St. Paul, MN
Brewing quality, smooth, easy-drinking craft beers for every occasion. There is a beer for everybody at Wabasha Brewing Company! New taproom opens 8/17 on the corner of Wabasha and Isabel.
Badger Hill Brewing: Shakopee, MN
A family united by a hankering for travel and craft beer. In our blood: A melting pot of European heritage. Our passion: The singular love of beer. Our mission: Sharing what topped our taste-o-meters. We do hope you like them—and our promise is that we’ll keep coming up with new recipes while staying true to the brew.
Surly Brewing Company: Mpls, MN
Fueled by the frustration to find good craft beer, Omar Ansari created Surly Brewing with the help of accomplished local brewer Todd Haug. Surly brewed its first beer in 2006 and was named the country’s best brewery by BeerAdvocate a year later. Since then, Surly has spearheaded the craft beer movement, led by Surly’s efforts to change a Prohibition-era law to allow Minnesota breweries to sell pints of their own beer at their brewery — giving Surly the go-ahead to build its Destination Brewery. Today, Surly is among the most popular breweries in the Midwest.
o Hell – German Style Munich Helles Lager
o Furious – Hybrid of American IPA and British ESB Styles
o Overrated – West Coast IPA
o Coffee Bender – Coffee-Flavored Oatmeal Brown Ale
o Todd the Axe Man – West Coast IPA
o SurlyFest – Not a traditional Oktoberfest Bier. Brewed with rye and dry-hopped
Granite City Food & Brewery: Roseville, MN
Granite City Food & Brewery’s signature brews, which are made on-site, include The Duke (Pale Ale), The Bennie (Bock), Batch 1000 (Double IPA), The Northern (American Lager) and Broad Axe (Oatmeal Stout). Seasonal brews are featured throughout the year.
Oktoberfest (German MÄRZEN style lager) – Seasonal Pumpkin Lager – Seasonal
The Duke (Pale Ale) – Always on Tap
The Northern (Lager) – Always on Tap
Lionheart Cider: Mpls, MN Lionheart was born from a opportunity to turn our passion from a University of Minnesota class project into a business and we ran with it. In the spring of 2015 we partnered with a Jester and Judge Cider Company of Stevenson, Washington to produce our first commercial batch. Four-packs Lionheart Original hit store shelves on July 14th, 2015. We’re now starting to work towards building a cidery and taproom here in the Twin Cities.
Lionheart by definition means courageous. We believe it takes a lionhearted person to make their way throughout the world, figure out who they want to be, and what kind of mark they want to leave on this place. We hope that Lionheart encourages people to do just that, to get out of their everyday, meet new people, try new things and share different experiences, all with a great cider in hand.
Sociable Cider Werks: NE Mpls In our path to discovering the best apples for the perfect midwestern cider we were consistently thrilled by the excellent sugar and acid profiles of our apples, but were always underwhelmed by their bitterness.
Bitter apples, also known as spitters for their acrid flavor, are really only good for making hard cider. So we did what any reasonable brewer would do… We turned to hops and grains to add bitterness and body. The result is tart, dry and flavorful with a well balanced body. Its not your typical cloyingly sweet macro-cider. Its decidedly different. Its delightfully Sociable.
Number 12 Cider House: Buffalo, MN In 1997, we attempted our first batch of cider. It became the starting point for years of experimentation. Honing our craft didn’t happen overnight. It has been a learning process that we continue to fine tune. Many years and countless batches later, we feel like we’re onto something. Number 12 is no different. Number 12 gets its namesake from the 12th recipe developed in 2011. It became our first award winner and the beginning of our recognition from the cider community. Since then, it has become more of a concept, our ideal if you will. Number 12 represents the idea that greatness in cider is out there somewhere . . . To strive for, to create, to perfect!