Active Beers: 15
Beer Ratings: 990
Beer Avg: 3.96
Taps: - / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
My wife and I were able to stop by for a visit on 12/28/13. The location is handy to downtown and the sporting arenas. We walked over, so I really can’t comment on parking availability.
As we walked in, I noticed an outside terrace for the summer months. This is pretty much a semi-raw industrial space. Concrete floors and walls can make it a bit loud. It was a happy din as the place was crowded and everyone was having fun. I like the make-up of the crowd, there was a mix of ages (kids to grandparents), couple on dates, groups of friends, etc.
We were lucky enough to snag a table as two people were leaving. There is no table service so you have to go the bar. Service was friendly but a bit slow due to the crowd. I don’t mind waiting a few extra minutes given the friendly crowd to chat with.
They have a large blackboard which lists available beers, some limited notes on them, prices and what beers will be coming-up next. Prices were a reasonable $5. Pints of the regular beers and smaller snifters for the high APV beers. We had 4 beers total. We had a Ringer, Sweet Child of Vine (both regulars), then an imperial IPA and the Worthy Adversary Imperial Stout.
They don’t offer food, but there was a food truck out front that brought in peoples orders to their tables. There is a swag counter near the front door.
I will comeback for another visit, hopefully it will be in the summer and I combine it with a Twins game.
12-31-2013 17:13:26 | More by Redrover
4.03/5 rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
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
3.57/5 rDev -11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | $$
Ample seating inside and out. Stopped in before a Twins game but it never felt overcrowded.
Fantastic aromas of brewing beer.
No foodservice, but walk up bar pumped patrons through rapidly. Great range of rotating food trucks.
4 beers on tap when we were there. Narrow range.
08-03-2013 01:20:38 | More by dbriesemeister
3.3/5 rDev -17.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3 | $$
[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.