Find Craft Breweries in Minneapolis
Get a taste for Minneapolis at any of our local craft breweries. IPA fanatics, sour sippers, and lager lovers alike will all find something to please their palates.
56 Brewing uses local ingredients to highlight the Northeast Minneapolis community and culture. Their beer is produced at a lower volume in a micro-brewery, allowing brewers to focus on quality and consistency. Grab a pint or a flight and relax in their spacious taproom, or head to the patio for some sun.
612Brew produces small batch beers of the highest quality to satisfy both the craft beer enthusiast and casual weekend drinker. The ingredients used in their line of beers are sourced as close to Minneapolis as possible, bringing true meaning to the idea of local beer. Heated tents and fire pits accompany you on the patio, so you can drink outside, rain or shine.
Bauhaus Brew Labs
Family-run and family-focused, Bauhaus Brew Labs aims to create a gathering space for good conversation and even better beer. German-inspired brews, community tables, and a sizable patio make Bauhaus a welcome hangout spot for families, friends, co-workers, and even your pup.
Broken Clock Brewing Cooperative
Broken Clock, a member owned cooperative in Northeast Minneapolis, is focused on more than just really good beer. They aim to empower, inspire, and champion their community through connection and collaboration. Each of their 685 members are equal owners and decision makers, creating an experience focused on people and community.
With a passion for session beers, Clockwerks creates flavorful, drinkable, well-balanced styles that make you want to take another sip, and then another. Think solid lagers, traditional bocks, session IPAs, and various light-bodied ales. In addition to their session beers, they typically have one or two big flavor, seasonal specialties in rotation.
Dangerous Man Brewing Co.
This destination microbrewery and taproom focuses on high-quality, small-batch production beers with ever-changing taps. Their flagship is the peanut butter porter, but you'll find a range of unique flavors and unlikely pairings that somehow transform an ordinary beer into something you'll never forget. If you want to drink like a local, order a mix of their peanut butter porter and chocolate milk stout. It's a Reese's peanut butter cup in beer form.
Day Block Brewing Co.
Day Block is one of the few breweries in the downtown metro offering food, beer and a full-service bar. You’ll find pizza, sandwiches, salads and a variety of snacks to accompany your pint. But don't expect your typical bar food. With locally produced ingredients and food made from scratch, their entire menu is fresh and full of flavor.
Eastlake Craft Brewery
Located inside the Midtown Global Market, Eastlake serves up expertly brewed ales and lagers. Their line of gluten-reduced beers offers an alternative to traditional gluten-free offerings. Grab food from any nearby vendor and bring it into the brewery for a full food and drink experience.
Wild Mind Ales
This South Minneapolis brewery is tucked away in an industrial part of town, and specializes in creating complex, wild, farmhouse, and rustic ales through blending and barrel-aging. Also on the tap list are hazy IPAs, sweet pastry stouts, and lagerbier. Wild Mind Ales is family and pet-friendly and has a great patio for the warmer months. (If beer isn't your thing, order from their sister coffee shop, Wild Grind Coffee, before brewery hours).
Fair State Brewing Cooperative
Minnesota’s first cooperative brewery brings the connection between brewer and community to life. From picking fruit to developing beer recipes, Fair State aims to get it's 1,500 members involved in every aspect of the brewing process. The result is a hard-working community of beer lovers, and a quality brew in your glass.
Falling Knife Brewing Co.
This 20-barrel brewhouse is willing to take some risks to create beer that is truly oustanding. Falling Knife specializes in blending new and traditional brewing techniques to create hop-forward beers with German and Belgian influences. They also offer table service – something you won’t find at most breweries.
Finnegans is the first beer company in the world to donate 100% of its profits to charity, with a focus on alleviating hunger in the upper Midwest. IPA's, milk stouts, sours, and various ales serve as catalysts to creating positive change in the community. Visit their expansive downtown taproom and patio, and feel good about your decision to have "just one more."
This North Loop neighborhood spot is actually a brewery, bar, and full restaurant all in one. As Freehouse puts it, they take you "from breakfast to beer." Their staple brews aren't to be passed up, but if you're looking to drink outside the box, they have a special release menu that's sure to broaden your palate.
Claiming the title of Minnesota’s first legal taproom, Fulton has produced some of Minnesota’s most popular beers, including Sweet Child of Vine IPA and The Lonely Blonde. They've since expanded their product line to include experimental and barrel-aged brews, house-made hard selzters, non-alcoholic hopped sparkling water, and non-alcoholic beer.
To be a HeadFlyer is to boldly step outside your comfort zone, pursue possibility and take on the unknown. Headflyer's warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere is contrasted by their bold, flavorful, and edgy beer list. Spend some time in their dog-friendly taproom, or take it to the patio when the sun is shining.
Inbound Brew Co.
This bright and sunny North Loop taproom knows how to keep things interesting. From their peanut butter honey blonde to their Fruit of the Loop milkshake IPA, Inbound takes beer to the next level by infusing unique flavor combinations into every brew. Don't be intimidated though, the menu is easy to read and categorized by style (Light, Funky, Hoppy, and Dark), so you can easily find what you like.
Indeed Brewing Co.
Nestled along the train tracks in the heart of the Northeast Minneapolis Arts District, Indeed is a full-scale production brewery with an eclectic line-up of distinctive flagship brews, well-loved seasonal releases, and adventurous specialty beers. Need a place to start? We recommend the Mexican Honey Light or the Day Tripper Pale Ale, two of their most popular beers.
Insight pushes the boundaries of what a beer should be. In a good way. From double dry hopped IPA's, to a gin and tonic style brew, and even a strawberry blonde ale, you'll always find something to get you out of your comfort zone.
La Doña Cervecería
La Doña is a unique for-benefit brewery in Minneapolis that fuses Latin culture and the spirit of The North. They offer a collection of authentic beers inspired by both Latin America and Minnesota. You might know their cervezas as Doña Chela, the original brand created by the founder Sergio Manancero.
Lakes & Legends Brewing Co.
A relaxing and comfortable home away from home, Lakes & Legends brewery and taproom is the perfect place to socialize over community tables or a game of hammerschlagen. Dedicated to transparency and supporting local growers, they showcase their farming partners as much as possible.
LynLake is a multi-level brewery featuring a lineup of craveable flagship craft beers, with seasonal rotations and specialties including hard seltzer and non-alcoholic brews. They're best known for their rooftop patio and firepit, offering fantastic views of the bustling Uptown neighborhood.
Modist doesn't follow the traditional brewing path. Literally. With a philosophy of creativity, their Head Brewer starts with a flavor and experience in mind, then works backward to build the style guideline. Every beer crafted creates a new and unique tasting experience.
Northbound Smokehouse & Brewpub
Unlike most brewery taprooms, Northbound is a full-service brewpub with a restaurant and full bar. Consistently crafting adventurous top-notch beers, Northbound has earned mentions in the City Pages ‘Best Of’ issues and USA Today’s ‘Top 20 Brewpubs’ and even won a Silver Medal from the World Beer Cup.
Pryes Brewing Company
This riverside brewery flaunts a dog-friendly beer garden, rotating guest kitchen, and an award-winning list of beers. Don't forget to try their signature offering, the Miraculum IPA.
This sunshine-filled taproom serves as a "relaxing retreat from it all" - a place you can go to wind down, have a laugh, and forget about your daily stresses. Sisyphus features a rotating tap list, with comedy and events to keep the atmosphere lively.
Surly Brewing Co.
Surly Brewing Co.'s philosophy is better poured than written. The beer is what matters most, above everything else. With food options, a beautiful patio, and outdoor firepits, Surly is the perfect place to spend any evening.
Town Hall Brewery
With quite a few awards under their belt, Town Hall Brewery has definitely earned bragging rights in the beer world. Their seasonal beers keep us on our toes and their house beers keep us coming back for more. In addition to their tap list, they offer wine, cocktails, and a full food menu.
This full-scale craft brewery gets its name from the Norwegian word which refers to “the longing and anticipation for the first beer enjoyed in the sunshine.” Minnesotans near and far can relate to the anticipation of spring and enjoyment of the first pint outdoors. With a spacious beer garden and roaring fire pit, Utepils is the perfect spot for both warm and chilly nights.
From flavorful craft lagers to carefully brewed ales, Venn's beers are meant to be enjoyed among friends (Venn is Norwegian for "friend," after all). They're a local company with global inspiration and a passion for awesome beer. You'll find over 15 brews on tap, with a little something for everyone.
Wild Mind Artisan Ales
Specializing in wild, farmhouse, saison and rustic ales, Wild Mind tests the limits of what beer can be. Using locally grown wild fruits, trees, and wildflowers, Wild Mind creates complex flavor profiles you can't find anywhere else.