It’s a new year, but we’re coming back with the same blog. We’re back with some new rounds of the “Heritage Taproom Tour” for everyone to enjoy. We’ve had plenty of time to explore some new locations, enjoy a few fresh from the tap line brews and bring all that information back to you! So check out our newest and hottest spots to stop off this winter and grab a cold one.
Wicked Wort Brewing Company
4165 W Broadway Ave, Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Robbinsdale, MN 55422
Open Since: Opened in 2014
Social (Twitter, Instagram, Facebook): @wickedwort
Hours: Taproom – Sun: 11:30-9pm, Mon: 3-10pm, Tues – Thur: 3pm – 11pm Fri-Sat: 12pm-12am
Beer of Choice: Big Deal Kölsch
Food: Food is available at the taproom. You can also grab a pizza from next door and bring it in!
The Wicked Wort is a nice little spot just on the edge of Golden Valley in Robbinsdale that serves some good beer, and tasty food treats. The brewery seems to always be busy, but not crowded which is always a good sign for me. The space is pretty cool in that you can look through the opening in the middle of the taproom to see the tanks a level below where the brewing happens. Most of the beers I tried were very good, and the food (although smaller portions) was quite good for a beer snack. Grab a pizza from “Pig Ate My Pizza” across the street would be my advice and enjoy a night playing games and spending some quality time with friends!
928 7th St W #201
St Paul, MN 55102
(Second floor of Keg & Case)
Open Since: Fall 2018
Beer of Choice: Sweet Jane Milk Stout
Food: Available from various vendors inside Keg & Case
To be honest, the best thing about Clutch is that it’s conveniently located three blocks from my house. If you’re into checking out the latest breweries, definitely add Clutch to your list (but don’t bring a big group of people with you). Their beer selection is currently pretty small because they underestimated the amount of traffic they’d get right off the bat (that’s probably a good thing, right?). They’re in the process of getting new tanks to increase both volume and variety, so I’m excited to see what they come up with when that’s finished. Their beer, while not exactly groundbreaking, is different enough from anything in the surrounding area so it provides a nice contrast to breweries like Summit and Bad Weather. I think they have a lot of potential and look forward to seeing how they grow and change in the years to come. If you decide to stop by, definitely try the Sweet Jane Milk Stout (sometimes they even have a blueberry version that really takes it to the next level) and come hungry. Food choices at Keg and Case include Revival Smoked Meats, K’nack Sausage, MN Slice, and Sweet Science Ice Cream to name a few. Get a snack or a full meal, then head upstairs to grab a beer and relax on a selection of comfy vintage furniture.
945 Broadway St. NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Open Since: 2013
Hours: Sun: 11:30a-7p, Mon: Closed, Tues-Thurs: 4-10p, Fri: 2:30p-12a, Sat: 12p-12a
Beer of Choice: Unrated Rye IPA
Growlers: Yes & other merch
Food: Flavored Pretzels, Craft Soda, and Kombucha are available inside. Outside there is a rotating list of food trucks operating there.
A while ago I was invited to join my friends for trivia night at this place, and we fell in love with the place. The industrial look of the tap room with it’s exposed brick and metal and low lighting make this large taproom a great place to relax. The beautiful patio area is even larger and has plenty of places to hang out and bake in the sun, or even play bean bags/cornhole with friends. 612 is also dog-friendly, so feel free to enjoy the open air with your favorite pupper. They have a wide variety of beers on tap ranging from IPAs to Saisons to Lagers. There’s even a weekly rotating specialty beer that can go in interesting directions like jalapeño IPAs, sours, and more. If you’re in Northeast Minneapolis make sure to stop by and check this place out.