There's no doubt that the craft beer scene in the Twin Cities has exploded over the past few years, with taprooms popping up all over the metro since the Surly Bill was passed in 2011. But did you know that Twin Cities brewpubs have been around since as early as the late 90s? Brewpub, taproom, what's the difference? Brewpubs are restaurant-breweries that brew beer on-site and also have a full kitchen, while taprooms are breweries that have a license to sell only their own beer on-site. Now that we've discussed the correct terminology, we present you our Essential Guide to Twin Cities Brewpubs.
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