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Fulton Beer

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 990
Beer Avg: 3.96

Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
90
outstanding

20 Ratings
Ratings: 20
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.2%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

414 6th Ave N
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401-1214
United States
phone: (612) 333-3208

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @fultonbeer

Notes:
All draft and large format bottles are brewed on site at the Minneapolis brewery, 12oz bottles of Sweet Child of Vine and Lonely Blonde are brewed at Stevens Point.

(Place added by: darklordlager on 02-17-2010)
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Redrover

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

My wife and I were able to stop by for a visit on 12/28/13. The location is handy to downtown and the sporting arenas. We walked over, so I really can’t comment on parking availability.

As we walked in, I noticed an outside terrace for the summer months. This is pretty much a semi-raw industrial space. Concrete floors and walls can make it a bit loud. It was a happy din as the place was crowded and everyone was having fun. I like the make-up of the crowd, there was a mix of ages (kids to grandparents), couple on dates, groups of friends, etc.

We were lucky enough to snag a table as two people were leaving. There is no table service so you have to go the bar. Service was friendly but a bit slow due to the crowd. I don’t mind waiting a few extra minutes given the friendly crowd to chat with.

They have a large blackboard which lists available beers, some limited notes on them, prices and what beers will be coming-up next. Prices were a reasonable $5. Pints of the regular beers and smaller snifters for the high APV beers. We had 4 beers total. We had a Ringer, Sweet Child of Vine (both regulars), then an imperial IPA and the Worthy Adversary Imperial Stout.

They don’t offer food, but there was a food truck out front that brought in peoples orders to their tables. There is a swag counter near the front door.

I will comeback for another visit, hopefully it will be in the summer and I combine it with a Twins game.

12-31-2013 17:13:26 | More by Redrover
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averyclaire

Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$

Great neighborhood taproom. I walk for growlers. I hang for pints - garage atmosphere, lively, active, loud, happening without pretense. Feels like a constant block party/social club. Friendly door staff. Barkeeps a bit overwhelmed by the crowds. Good prices, solid selection. New patio addition. Open limited hours. Best of Minneapolis food trucks rotate. A must visit if you are downtown for a Twins game or just downtown.

08-30-2013 03:48:35 | More by averyclaire
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dbriesemeister

Minnesota

3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$

Ample seating inside and out. Stopped in before a Twins game but it never felt overcrowded.

Fantastic aromas of brewing beer.

No foodservice, but walk up bar pumped patrons through rapidly. Great range of rotating food trucks.

4 beers on tap when we were there. Narrow range.

Nonsmoking patio!

08-03-2013 01:20:38 | More by dbriesemeister
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warmstorage

California

3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$

[Note: it's weird that this place doesn't have any other reviews. I could swear I've read reviews of it in BA. Might be a burp in the computer...]

Atmosphere: a big, pretty tasting room in the front of the brewery. A decent amount of seating inside, though it surely does get crowded. An outdoor patio (thankfully nonsmoking!) with a view to Target Field (the Minnesota Twins ballpark) a few blocks away provides more seating and standing. A regular food truck parks outside. An hour before a Twins Friday evening game, it was busy, but I got a couple beers with only a couple minute wait each time.

Quality: Unfortunately, not overwhelming. I had the Expat Rye Saison, and it was kind of blah. Decent, drinkable, but just not anything special. Their flagship Sweet Child Of Vine, an English IPA, has a cute name but is really pretty average beer at best.

Service: bartenders were friendly enough, and efficient: it was a high volume operation, and they were slinging beers rapidly.

Value: At $5 for a pint, it's an okay price, but I wouldn't pay $5 for the Sweet Child of Vine again, and would be hard pressed to go out of my way to buy this stuff.

Their winning formula is probably location, location, location: it's just a tiny walk to and from Target Field, so about 81 days a year, they've got a built in crowd for baseball fans and attendees who don't want to do their pre-gaming and post-gaming at the (mostly less interesting) bars in downtown Minneapolis proper.

07-01-2013 16:36:26 | More by warmstorage
Fulton Beer in Minneapolis, MN
90 out of 100 based on 20 ratings.