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The Nine Most Anticipated New Twin Cities Craft Breweries and Taprooms

Plenty of new beer options are on the horizon.

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Trying to keep up with the brew news in the metro area can be a full time job. There are new beer varieties, breweries and taprooms on the horizon. These are the ones that we're most excited about.

- by Loren Green

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. 56 Brewing

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3134 Northeast California Street
Minneapolis, MN 55418
Opening in the tiny original NorthGate location, 56 Brewing—who will reveal the meaning behind the numerical name when they open—is the city’s first “CSB” brewery, selling membership shares a la a CSA. They will feature an onsite garden and a focus on limiting their carbon footprint. Opening Friday May 1, 2015. [Photo courtesy 56 Brewing Facebook Page]

2. Able Seedhouse and Brewery

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1121 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413
Opening in the fall or winter of 2015 in the center of the Northeast Brew District, just blocks between Indeed, Bauhaus, 612, and Sociable Cider Werks, the pressure is already on Able Seedhouse to deliver. They’ll also be malting in-house for some truly 100% Minnesota beers. The head brewer is Bobby Blasey. [Photo courtesy Able Seedhouse and Brewery]

3. Bryn Mawr Brewing Company

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225 Thomas Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405
This project has been pretty mum, but co-founder Dan Justesen has said the brewery will start bigger instead of the continual expansion most start-ups face. That also means high expectations. Justesen is an industry vet striking out on his own after previously owning a share of brew-on-premise Vine Park Brewing. He is also Vice President of the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild. Look for a fall/winter opening.

4. Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

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1368 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403
Aiming for a summer opening, this new Belgian/farmhouse style brewery will open in the ground level of LPM Apartments (joining neighbor's Eggy's diner), adding some new character and excitement to Loring Park in a unique environment.

5. Bad Weather Brewing Company

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414 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Setting out on their own, Bad Weather leaves their shared space in Minnetonka and adds a taproom in the forthcoming West 7th location. Bad Weather has been making some of the Twin Cities best brews since 2013. With a public face and easy to find location near downtown St. Paul, the brewery is ready to hit another level. [Photo courtesy Bad Weather Brewing Facebook Page]

6. Lake Monster Brewing

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550 Vandalia St
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Contract brewing since 2013, Lake Monster makes a solid IPA and pilsner, but have never really hit the marketplace with much momentum. With a new cool space in St. Paul, not that far off from Urban Growler, Bang, and Surly, it’s a new day for the brewery. If their cask and fresh hop one-offs are a sign to come, color us impressed.

7. St. Croix Brewing Company

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114 Chestnut Street East
Stillwater, MN 55082
The upcoming St. Croix taproom will be a one of a kind location, aiming to bring “old world charm” to new digs, combining classic style beers with modern drinkers just up the hill from the St. Croix River. The taproom and brewery are being installed inside the historic and quaint Brunswick House, built in 1848. Brews are overseen by head brewer Tod Fyten. There will be history and there will be beer.

8. Angry Inch Brewing

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20841 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044
The south metro is behind on the brewery movement, but Angry Inch is looking to bring fresh beer to Lakeville, opening the options and reducing the time spent in the car to find craft beer elsewhere. Head brewers are Jon Erickson and Josh Hebzynski. The brewery expects to open in July.

9. Barley John's Brewpub

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Striking out from their New Brighton brewpub, Barley John’s is opening a new production facility in New Richmond. Now, several longtime favorite that pre-date The Taproom Era will be available in cans. Finally.

1. 56 Brewing

3134 Northeast California Street, Minneapolis, MN 55418
Opening in the tiny original NorthGate location, 56 Brewing—who will reveal the meaning behind the numerical name when they open—is the city’s first “CSB” brewery, selling membership shares a la a CSA. They will feature an onsite garden and a focus on limiting their carbon footprint. Opening Friday May 1, 2015. [Photo courtesy 56 Brewing Facebook Page]
3134 Northeast California Street
Minneapolis, MN 55418

2. Able Seedhouse and Brewery

1121 Quincy Street Northeast, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Opening in the fall or winter of 2015 in the center of the Northeast Brew District, just blocks between Indeed, Bauhaus, 612, and Sociable Cider Werks, the pressure is already on Able Seedhouse to deliver. They’ll also be malting in-house for some truly 100% Minnesota beers. The head brewer is Bobby Blasey. [Photo courtesy Able Seedhouse and Brewery]
1121 Quincy Street Northeast
Minneapolis, MN 55413

3. Bryn Mawr Brewing Company

225 Thomas Avenue North, Minneapolis, MN 55405
This project has been pretty mum, but co-founder Dan Justesen has said the brewery will start bigger instead of the continual expansion most start-ups face. That also means high expectations. Justesen is an industry vet striking out on his own after previously owning a share of brew-on-premise Vine Park Brewing. He is also Vice President of the MN Craft Brewer’s Guild. Look for a fall/winter opening.
225 Thomas Avenue North
Minneapolis, MN 55405

4. Lakes & Legends Brewing Company

1368 Lasalle Avenue, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Aiming for a summer opening, this new Belgian/farmhouse style brewery will open in the ground level of LPM Apartments (joining neighbor's Eggy's diner), adding some new character and excitement to Loring Park in a unique environment.
1368 Lasalle Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55403

5. Bad Weather Brewing Company

414 7th St W, Saint Paul, MN 55102
Setting out on their own, Bad Weather leaves their shared space in Minnetonka and adds a taproom in the forthcoming West 7th location. Bad Weather has been making some of the Twin Cities best brews since 2013. With a public face and easy to find location near downtown St. Paul, the brewery is ready to hit another level. [Photo courtesy Bad Weather Brewing Facebook Page]
414 7th St W
Saint Paul, MN 55102

6. Lake Monster Brewing

550 Vandalia St, Saint Paul, MN 55114
Contract brewing since 2013, Lake Monster makes a solid IPA and pilsner, but have never really hit the marketplace with much momentum. With a new cool space in St. Paul, not that far off from Urban Growler, Bang, and Surly, it’s a new day for the brewery. If their cask and fresh hop one-offs are a sign to come, color us impressed.
550 Vandalia St
Saint Paul, MN 55114

7. St. Croix Brewing Company

114 Chestnut Street East, Stillwater, MN 55082
The upcoming St. Croix taproom will be a one of a kind location, aiming to bring “old world charm” to new digs, combining classic style beers with modern drinkers just up the hill from the St. Croix River. The taproom and brewery are being installed inside the historic and quaint Brunswick House, built in 1848. Brews are overseen by head brewer Tod Fyten. There will be history and there will be beer.
114 Chestnut Street East
Stillwater, MN 55082

8. Angry Inch Brewing

20841 Holyoke Avenue, Lakeville, MN 55044
The south metro is behind on the brewery movement, but Angry Inch is looking to bring fresh beer to Lakeville, opening the options and reducing the time spent in the car to find craft beer elsewhere. Head brewers are Jon Erickson and Josh Hebzynski. The brewery expects to open in July.
20841 Holyoke Avenue
Lakeville, MN 55044

9. Barley John's Brewpub

New Richmond, Wisconsin
Striking out from their New Brighton brewpub, Barley John’s is opening a new production facility in New Richmond. Now, several longtime favorite that pre-date The Taproom Era will be available in cans. Finally.

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