Visit the holy land of craft breweries in Northeast Minneapolis, where the taprooms are abundant and the local beer is flowing

Photo by 612Brew

By Claire Noack

Nordeast, as locals call it, is the holy land of Twin Cities craft breweries. The hipster neighborhood marries artsy locales with local brews on tap to create the ultimate brewery experience. Because the love for craft beer and spirits is so fervent in Northeast Minneapolis, there are plenty of local drafts to try. Whether you conquer the whole tour in one day, on a weekend, or over the course of your time in the Twin Cities, you won’t want to miss these taprooms.

Follow the Mississippi River north from downtown Minneapolis and take your tastebuds on a wild ride at Dangerous Man Brewing Co. with flavorful beers ranging from peanut butter and chocolate to lemon meringue and strawberry milkshake. Venture east on Broadway Street NE and get back to your roots with one of Able Seedhouse + Brewery‘s refined brews. Come to Indeed Brewing Co. for the specialty pints and leave with a belly full of beer and a heart of gold—this microbrewery donates its Wednesday night taproom net proceeds to local nonprofits.

Hop on your pedal-powered chariot and head toTattersall Distilling for handcrafted cocktails on their large outdoor patio. Sip on something different at Sociable Cider Werks, where a draft of apple cider does more than keep the doctors away. Stop by Bauhaus Brew Labs for German beer styles turned on their head with inventive flavor profiles. Complete the Northeast Ferris wheel of booze with a flight of Minneapolis-inspired brews at 612Brew.

Extend the journey: There are plenty more breweries in the area to bike to, but we thought we’d cut you off at seven for now. We encourage you to explore the art-infused neighborhood and taste test more local spirits, if you’re up to the challenge.

Best time to start pedaling: Thursday or Friday starting at 4 p.m., or Saturday starting at noon


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