Edit ModuleShow Tags

Microbrewery Boom

MnMo editor Rachel Hutton and MPR’s John Birge talk taprooms


photo courtesy of vitavalka - fotolia

Microbreweries are having a moment. Last week on Moveable Feast, burger joints were the topic of discussion—this week Rachel and John explore the burger’s counterpart, the brew (check out our Taproom Guide for a complete list).

Since the “Surly Bill” passed in 2011, the Twin Cities have been in the midst of a microbrewery boom with new alehouses emerging every few weeks. The brew scene is full of diversity—from brewing styles to taproom atmosphere—there is something for everyone.

If you are looking for Belgians, head over to Boom Island Brewing Company. If you reach for the artsy-illustrated cans of Indeed’s Day Tripper Pale Ale at your local liquor store, check out their Northeast brewery.  

Try out LynLake Brewery for an urban roof deck vibe. If a cask ale if more your style, venture over to the Town Hall Tap. Don’t fret if beer isn’t your thing—try a hard cider at Sociable Cider Werks.

To listen to the full Moveable Feast episode, check out Classical MPR’s site.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

About This Blog

Minnesota Monthly's Taste Blog answers your restaurant and dining questions, dishes on latest discoveries, reflects on breaking news, and generally brings the plate to the page with a skilled crew of experts: Learn more about the Taste bloggers.

Have a food-related question? Email rhutton@mnmo.com

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

More »Taste Blog

Pizza Lovers' Camp for Grown-Ups

Overnight pizza-centric camp on July 7 combines pizza amore with classic outdoor camp activities

3 Things to Eat This Week: Pride Edition

Pride weekend is also one of your last chances to eat at wonderful restaurants before they close

Ask Jason: Best Ramen, Shrimp, Dinner Date, and More

Your food questions answered

Stout-Marinated Grilled Tri-Tip Recipe

Treat dad or any lucky guest to flavorful, juicy beef with a splash of beer in the mix with this recipe from meat expert Bruce Aidells

6 Foods to Pack for the Cabin

Don't head north to the cabin without these delicious necessities

The Driscoll’s Difference

Driscoll’s goes to great lengths to ensure every clamshell on the shelves is packed with only the most flavorful, deliciously ripe berries.

Meet the Joy Makers

Meet the Joy Makers

Back to School Prep! Bento boxes are Easy Breakfasts that can be Prepped Ahead

The strategy for conquering the crazy weekday mornings is the all important prep.

Top 6 Frozen Drinks in the Twin Cities

Find the best spiked slushees and frozen rosé here
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags