The 32nd state.
Capital: Saint Paul
Motto: The Star of the North
Flower: Showy lady's slippers
Bird: Common loon
Better when you get it from the source
The Dangerous Man® taproom features an ever-rotating line up of beers. You’ll (almost) always see our flagships, and you’ll always see something new. We make an honest attempt to keep a variety of beers on tap; a dark one, a light one, a hoppy one, a sour one, and a strong one. Kinda like all seven dwarves but 12 – 16 of them. We also serve soda from Spring Grove, Spruce, and Wisco-Pop, kombucha from NessAlla, and cold press coffee from Big Watt.
This is something we are asked frequently, and although we will be producing our share of barrel-aged beer, there is more to it than that.
Our name is derived from Liebig’s Law of the Minimum which explains that the capacity of a barrel is always limited by its shortest stave. Picture a barrel on standing upright with varying stave lengths, the content that the barrel can hold isn’t determined by the taller staves, but by its shortest.
At Barrel Theory, we don’t define our brand by our best-selling or most successful product, but by the overall quality of our beers and customer service. Our quality-control philosophy is simple: If the beer isn’t something we are proud of, we won’t serve it to you.
One taste and you’ll know this is Midwest brewing at its finest—skilled, artful Midwest brewing. The kind of Midwest craft brewing that’s drawing attention worldwide. Beer-flavored water from St. Louis Missouri this is not.
The Disgruntled Brewing formula is simple: Combine our slightly-gruff, admittedly never-quite-satisfied brewery, the world’s best ingredients, and then stand back and marvel as we produce one great beer after another. Ales. Lagers. Stouts. Wheat beers. Specialties. Seasonals. German. Belgian. Russian.
This is craft brewing set in a beautiful part of the state—a destination well worth the trip—love at first taste.
St. Louis Park
STB opened its doors as a family-owned brewery in August 2011 with a 14bbl system that was pieced together from all over the country. We have four year round brews, 2 barrel aged monsters that make an appearance once a year and several seasonals. We continue to expand each year to add to our brewing capacity and to allow for more tank space to create some one-off brews for the tap room. Our bombers, cans, and kegs are slowly spreading out into the TC market with the mindset that we do not take on any new accounts until we can keep the ones we currently have fully stocked at all times. We opened the doors to our tap room in early 2013 and have pints, sampler trays, 750ml bottles, and growlers for sale.
At Indeed Brewing Company, we’re cultivating an artfully eclectic line-up of beers from the heart of Northeast Minneapolis and our new home in the Walker’s Point neighborhood of Milwaukee.
Indeed’s diverse offerings are anchored by its flagship Day Tripper Pale Ale, driven by new hits like Flavorwave IPA and Mexican Honey Light, and elevated by its Wooden Soul series of wild, sour, and barrel-aged beer.
Indeed believes innovation isn’t just one thing—it’s a culture created around good people, good beers, and good experiences. Join them in the pursuit of what’s good.
Town Hall Brewery is a brewery and restaurant featuring world-class beer, fantastic food, and an atmosphere worthy of both. It’s a place where you can relax and enjoy yourself.
We’ve been crafting great beer at Seven Corners in Minneapolis since 1997. And through hard work and a bit of luck, we’ve picked up quite a few awards for our efforts over the years. In fact, we’ve been awarded more medals at the Great American Beer Festival than any other Minnesota brewery.
We’re proud of all our accolades, but the best ones don’t come from a panel of judges – they come from our customers and friends. Our beers are brewed for real people and individual experiences. We’d love it if you took the time to get to know them for yourself.
With twenty of our beers on tap at any time, you’ll find a Town Hall Brewery beer to suit any taste or occasion. But don’t worry if you’re in the mood for something different; in addition to our own beer we offer guest beers, wine, cocktails, and one of the finest selections of whiskey and tap cider in the state.
Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® is a 30-barrel production craft brewery and taproom located in the beautiful Great Lakes port town of Duluth, Minnesota. The brewers of Bent Paddle Brewing Co.® use the amazing water of Lake Superior to brew the freshest and most dependable craft beer possible. Lake Superior is 10% of the worlds fresh water and 100% of our beer is made with that water. It is incredibly soft and mimics the water of Pilsen, Czech Republic, the birthplace of Pilseners. Our flagship beers, as well as specialty seasonal offerings, are available in varied keg sizes as well as 12 oz. cans at bars, liquor stores, restaurants and event facilities throughout Minnesota and beyond, as well as by the glass or 64oz. growler to go in our on-site taproom.
Everything we brew, we do for the people from the North. We make beer for the hearty folk with distinct sensibilities and accents to match. We take inspiration from dive bars and dark corners and craft beer that is distinctly, defiantly from here. We change laws, we experiment, and we continue to brew the very best beer as different as the people from the North.
Lift Bridge Brewing Company is a Minnesota-based craft brewery located in Stillwater, Minnesota. It is Minnesota's 6th largest Craft brewery, well known for its flagship beers Farm Girl Saison® and Hop Dish® IPA. Lift Bridge currently distributes in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota. In 2018 the brewery produced over 19,000 barrels.
Over 1 million acres in size
The glaciers left behind rugged cliffs and crags, canyons, gentle hills, towering rock formations, rocky shores, sandy beaches and thousands of lakes and streams, interspersed with islands and surrounded by forest. This unique area is located in the northern third of the Superior National Forest in northeastern Minnesota.
Tettegouche State Park
The High Falls of the Baptism River is in Minnesota's Tettegouche State Park. This is the highest waterfall entirely in the state of Minnesota. The High Falls of the Pigeon River on the Minnesota/Ontario border is the only higher fall in the state.
Depending on where you start, the hike to the falls is one mile or three miles round trip. There are a fair amount of stairs. If you take the longer route, you will pass Two Step Falls on your way. Farther upstream the 45 foot Illgen Falls can be found
The North Shore has magnificent hiking! You can amble up a river, admire cascades, cross the river and return to your car in a half-mile [Cascade River], hike the 326-mile Superior Hiking Trail [S.H.T.] and any length in between. This is an ideal way to observe both the vastness of Lake Superior and the detail of wildflowers, geologic formations, birds and wildlife. The S.H.T. has many options for day hikes and the eight north shore state parks have excellent trail systems, including many shorter loops
The Grand Portage Band of Ojibwe share their land at the newest addition to Minnesota’s State Parks. The desire for a safe approach to the 120-foot High Falls of the Pigeon River brought about this unique cooperative effort between the state and the Band. This is the only park in the nation that is managed in partnership with a local Native American band. The result is access for everyone to one of the area’s most impressive natural features.
In addition to the High Falls, the park features a lovely visitor center with natural and cultural displays, restrooms and an excellent gift shop, hiking trails, the Piegeon River and snowshoeing.
Between Spring Valley and Preston
Discovered in 1937, Mystery Cave is the longest cave in Minnesota - spanning over 13 miles underground. It is a network of passages that was dissolved by moving water.
On the tours, you will travel the subterranean paths this water has taken, seeing many of the features that make up Mystery Cave including stalactites, stalagmites, flowstone, fossils, and beautiful underground pools. Parks naturalists lead your tour through various portions of the cave and explain its history, its features, and how it was formed.
Minneopa Falls is located in Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota. This is a very scenic waterfall. Minneopa Creek tumbles over a 8' ledge, and then plummets nearly 40 feet into a beautiful gorge on its way to meet the Minnesota River.
The park is divided into two parts. The larger northern part lies along the Minnesota River. Here you will find the campground, hiking trails, and a 19th century windwill. The falls are located in the smaller southern part. Road signs will direct you towards the falls. From the parking area it is a short walk to an overlook of the falls. A bridge crosses the creek between the two drops. The trail continues along the side of the gorge, provided some nice, but somewhat obstructed views of the falls.
The trail continues down a set of stairs into a gorge. Another bridge crosses the creek. From here you can work you way up either side of the creek to the base of the falls for some really nice views
Eagle Mountain is the highest natural point in Minnesota. Although a State Highpoint and only having a modest elevation of 2301', the mountain has multiple other interesting attributes for peakbaggers. Despite its short elevation, the peak has a surprising 1321' of clean prominence as well as 437 miles of isolation from the nearest higher ground (found west of the peak, in the central region of North Dakota). In fact, the peak is the 9th-most isolated peak in the entire United States.
Deer is located in Itasca County, Minnesota. This lake is 1,855 acres in size. It is approximately 50 feet deep at its deepest point. Anglers can expect to catch a variety of fish including Bluegill, Brown Bullhead, Largemouth Bass, Northern Pike, Pumpkinseed, Rock Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Walleye, Yellow Bullhead and Yellow Perch.
With over 40% of the park water, Voyageurs is a maze of interconnected water highways. Plan ahead before coming to this water park by bringing your own watercraft, reserving a watercraft, or taking a park ranger boat tour.
A large rock bisects the Brule River in Judge C. R. Magney State Park. The water that flows to the east tumbles 50 feet down a cliff and continues toward Lake Superior. The water that flows to the west enters a hole and disappears.
Known as Devil’s Kettle, this water portal to nowhere has long puzzled Minnesotans. In attempts to trace the underground flow, researchers have dropped objects such as ping-pong balls and dye into the hole. But for centuries, the mysterious watery wonder continued to muddle the minds of anyone who came upon it.
Enjoy there or take a bottle (or two) home with you.
We've been innovating Minnesota's best wines for 27 years. Come and visit! Sample our wines. Enjoy wine tasting, wine-making tours, live music, picnics, relax on our deck, and take a stroll through our picturesque vineyards. Our rustic tasting room is in a restored century-old barn is located just west of scenic Stillwater.
Come and taste our wines whenever we're open! Choose from over 20 wines to sample with our open sampling and keep our souvenir glass when you're done.
Make sure to buy a glass or bottle of wine and keep that lovely glass filled - an empty wine glass is such a sad thing.
This family-friendly tour takes place in our wine cave and includes the history of Carlos Creek and the Minnesota wine industry, an introduction to cold-climate viticulture, an overview of the grapes we grow at Carlos Creek, our winemaking process, the benefits of barrel aging, and more. Guests are free to tour at their leisure, whenever we are open.
Minnesota's Original Winery
In 1973, our family planted the first vineyard in Minnesota with a pioneering spirit that has brought us unlikely fame in the wine drinking world.
Our tasting room opened in 1978 with the celebratory release of the first wines ever produced commercially of 100% Minnesota grown grapes.
Today, the second generation of our family continues this proud heritage of making wines in the world's most difficult climate – "Where the grapes can suffer."
Founded as Chisago County's first estate winery in 1995, Winehaven has become a cornerstone of Minnesota winemaking, producing highly acclaimed wines that capture the distinctive flavors of its vineyards and region. The Peterson family represents four generations of stewardship to the land and five distinct vineyards in the Chisago Lakes Area.
Winehaven’s 50 Winehaven Winery Chisago City Minnesotaacre estate is situated between three lakes. The lakes, combined with the area’s southerly-sloping hillsides, provide natural protection for the delicate grapevine varieties. As a result, the fruit is able to ripen later in the season and the vines are protected from the north winds during winter storms.
Northern Vineyards Winery is one of the oldest wineries in Minnesota. We opened in 1977 and are celebrating our 41st anniversary this year. We are located in historic downtown Stillwater, just a quick drive from the Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul. From the moment you enter our winery, you will feel the energy and enjoy the personal attention of our experienced tasting team. Relax with a glass or bottle of our award winning wine on our deck overlooking the beautiful St. Croix River. Northern Vineyards is unique among wineries; our winery and vineyards are owned by the members of the Minnesota Winegrowers Cooperative. Northern Vineyards crafts over 15 wine varieties annually using only locally grown, cold hardy grape varieties that provide our wines with wonderful flavors.Nearly half of Barnard Griffin’s wine production comes from our estate vineyard, Caroway, while the remaining fruit is sourced from some of the best vineyards in Washington State.
At Falconer Vineyards, our focus on wine-making is on the use of grapes grown in the northern United States and also grapes developed specifically for the cold, mid-western climate. Additionally, we produce hard ciders made from locally sourced apples.
Our pizza oven is located on our covered deck which provides ample seating to enjoy one of our fabulous pizzas as well as the valley views.
From the vine to your glass, we take painstaking care in every step of the winemaking process to ensure that our wines meet your highest expectations.
At harvest time, we hand pick our grapes when they’re at the peak of ripeness, which preserves the integrity of the fruit and leads to the highest quality wine. Then, our experienced winemakers masterfully blend each varietal with complex flavors to suit even the most discerning palates. Balanced dry whites and sumptuous full-bodied reds round out our extensive wine selection.
Just a short drive from the Twin Cities and Rochester, we invite you to visit our winery and taste our passion for perfection in every single drop.
Here at Millner Heritage Vineyard & Winery, we grow nine acres of grapes (about 5,000 vines.) We grow eight different varieties bred by either Elmer Swenson or the University of Minnesota. Frontenac, Frontenac Gris, Marquette, Brianna, Prairie Star, Valiant, Kay Gray and Sabrevois.
The vineyard is really where the wine is made. It has been said so many times, “you cannot make good wine from bad grapes.” This is a simple truth of wine making. So, it is here where the hard work has to be put in all summer long and weather willing, with a good harvest in the fall, the wine maker can make great wine. Good wine starts with good grapes.
The first vines we planted were in 2006, and every year up to 2009, we added another block of vines until we achieved our nine acres. It would be nice to have 100% of our wines come from just our grapes, but because of customers, possibly like you, our vineyard cannot quench our customers thirst. So, we do have a few other growers in Minnesota growing the same or similar varieties as well.
Playful. Musical. Natural.
Wine, craft beers, wood-fired cuisine and unforgettable experiences, all created with a passion for sustainable farming and regionally grown products. Wines created with celebration in mind.
And in Southern Minnesota, there's much to celebrate.
Savor the seasons with wines from the sustainable, family owned operation devoted to lasting experiences in heart, soul and taste.
Minnesota’s only eco-friendly, underground winery offers incredible
experiences above ground, too. Seasonal events in particular are robust, unique adventures that reflect a true appreciation for the good times. Have a look at our
seasonal gatherings and festivals, look for updates and make plans accordingly!