Taproom Boom


Minnesota is home to a surge in craft brewing, thanks to legislation passed in May 2011 that allows small breweries to sell their own beer in taprooms. From Minneapolis to Duluth and beyond, breweries have popped up all over the state.

The appeal of taprooms lies in the chance to drink fresh beer while interacting with the people who make the product. You can learn about what you’re drinking—the beer’s style, where the hops are grown and more—directly from the brewmasters. In the name of research, we tried two taprooms close to our office—Fulton Brewing and Steel Toe Brewing. Both offer a variety of tasty brews and often partner with local food trucks to round out the experience.


With all this good beer on tap, we’re also looking forward to the fifth annual Beer Dabbler Winter Carnival on Saturday, January 25 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Highlights include more than 120 brewers, a dozen food trucks and an attempt at the Guinness World RecordsTM Largest Snowball Fight. We can’t wait to find some new favorites.

Top photo from Thrillist. Middle photo from Jack of All Brews. Bottom photo from Heavy Table.


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