DOWNTOWN MINNEAPOLIS BREWERY BIKING TOUR
Make your way around downtown Minneapolis, one craft brewery at a time
By Claire Noack
For those looking for a tour packed with breweries in a concentrated area, this biking tour is for you. In just a short ride around the North Loop, you can visit six taprooms.
Kick things off with Belgian-inspired beer at Boom Island Brewing Co. Then pedal down West River Road North for scenic views of the Mississippi River on your way to check out Pryes Brewing Co.‘s newly opened taproom, which serves small batch brews and wood-fired pizzas made in-house by Red Wagon Pizza Co.
Cruise into the heart of the North Loop neighborhood to hit up three breweries, all within a two-block radius from one another. This area of Downtown Minneapolis is known for its chic boutiques, so you can get in some shopping if you aren't too busy filling your growler. Inbound BrewCo has more than 12 rotating styles of beer on tap, not to mention their list of collaborative brews with local businesses. Grab a pint and enjoy live music nights at Fulton Brewery, or taste experimental ales at Modist Brewing Co. Venture onwards near Target Field and sip on session-style beers in a steampunk-inspired setting at Clockwerks Brewing.
Extend the journey: Want to keep the fun rolling? Choose your own adventure and continue on South Washington Avenue to Day Block Brewing Co. and Town Hall Brewery, near U.S. Bank Stadium. Or head down Hennepin Avenue to stop by Sisyphus Brewing and Lakes & Legends Brewing Co. and see Loring Park and the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden. Better yet, combine the two paths and make a loop around the city for the ultimate sight-seeing expedition.
Best time to start pedaling: Thursday or Friday starting at 3 p.m., or Saturday starting at 1 p.m.