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Breweries and Taprooms

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Here at the Fryingpan, we don’t just like to cook and eat but we love our beer and other libations. This had us thinking are excited to highlight our adventures in the craft beer and distillery scene both local and to where the winds may take us.

This is a quick guide to some awesome brewery taprooms that we have visited lately. Think of these as the “trading card” stats for the taproom. Follow the review link to get a full review of our experience and perspective. Some reviews will take longer to get up as we are trying to get back to these places a few more times so the review will be a bigger picture.

Minneapolis Taprooms:

  • 612Brew
  • Bauhaus Brew Labs
  • Herkimer
  • Indeed Brewing Co.
  • LTD Brewing Co.
  • Lyn-Lake Brewery
  • Moto-i
  • Northbound Smokehouse and Brewpub

Chicago Taprooms:

  • Atlas Brewing Co.
  • Half Acre

612Brew:

Location: NE Minneapolis
Flagship beer: Six, Rated R
Our Favorite: Rated R
Taproom: Yes with patio
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: yes
Off sale: No
Food: Food trucks.
Review: Coming soon!

Bauhaus Brew Labs:

Location: NE Minneapolis.
Flagship beer: Wonderstuff, Stargazer, Skyfive!, Wagnonparty
Our Favorite: Stargazer – Schwartzbier
Taproom: Yes with patio
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: Unsure
Off sale: Yes – cans
Food: Food trucks.
Review: Coming soon!

Herkimer:

Location: Minneapolis – Lyndale and Lake St.
Flagship beer:
Our Favorite:
Taproom: Yes with patio (brewpub)
Growlers: No
Served at other bars: No with the exception of their sister location a few doors down the street Moto-I (sake brew pub)
Off sale: No
Food: Yes.
Review: Coming soon!

Indeed Brewing Co. and Taproom:

Location: NE Minneapolis
Flagship beers: Day Tripper
Our Favorite: Mosaic (blueberry infused Mosaic – taproom only)
Taproom: Yes with patio
Growlers: Yes (will fill other breweries growlers as long as they are clean)
Served at other bars: Yes
Off sale: cans and bombers
Food: Food truck
Review: Coming soon!

LTD Brewing Co.:

Location: Hopkins MN
Flagship beer:
Our Favorite:
Taproom: Yes
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: Unsure – Thinking No
Off sale: No
Food: unsure
Review: Coming soon!

Lyn-Lake Brewery:

Location: Minneapolis – Lyndale and Lake St.
Flagship beer: Pony Boy, Rubbish, Take 6, 7, 8
Our Favorite: Raka-Waka, Take 6 IPA
Taproom: Yes with rooftop patio
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: No
Off sale: No
Food: Pick up or have delivered from neighboring restaurants.
Review: Coming soon!

Northbound Smokehouse and Brewery:

Location: SE Minneapolis
Flagship beer: Big Jim, Light Rail, Smokehouse Porter, Honey Wheat Ale
Our Favorite: Big Jim IPA and Smokehouse Porter
Taproom: Yes with patio (brewpub)
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: No
Off sale: No
Food: yes (in house smoker)
Review: Coming soon!

Moto-i:

Location: SE Minneapolis
Flagship beer sake:
Our Favorite: Nagori
Taproom: Yes with rooftop patio (brewpub)
Growlers: no
Served at other bars: No
Off sale: No
Food: yes
Review: Coming soon!

Chicago:

Atlas Brewing Co.:

Location: Chicago
Flagship beer: Freight Handler Milk Stout
Our Favorite: Rookery Platinum Rye IPA
Taproom: Full restaurant and bar
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: yes
Off sale: Planning on canning in future
Food: yes
Review: Coming soon!

They are attached to a bowling alley

Have wood barrel casks hanging out

Half Acre:

Location: Chicago
Flagship beer: Pony Pils,
Our Favorite:
Taproom: Yes
Growlers: Yes
Served at other bars: yes
Off sale: cans
Food: order food from local restaurants
Review: Coming soon!

Small and cozy, very neighborhood