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Harriet Brewing

Not Rated.
Harriet BrewingHarriet Brewing
Based on:
21 Beers
484 Hads
Place Score: 91
Reviews: 17
Visits: 49
Avg: 4.06
pDev: n/a
Taps: --
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Brewery, Bar ]

3036 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406
United States
phone: (612) 315-4633

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @harrietbrewing

Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2011

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Reviews: 17 | Visits: 49
Reviews by mrseano:
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

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4.64/5  rDev +14.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

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4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.11/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.07/5  rDev -24.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3

I love Harriet, so it pains me to write a somewhat tepid review. They opened one of the first taprooms in Minnesota, and batch 1 of West Side was one of my favorite beers ever.

But a recent visit prompted me to write this.

First the good: This place has such a strong neighborhood vibe. There is live music and a food truck virtually every day, a house cat, and plenty of original artwork on the walls. When there isn't a musical act, the ambient music comes from the house vinyl collection or a DJ. Musical genres are all over the map, which is a welcome relief from some local breweries that only play the various shades of metal.

The beer is mostly inspired by Belgian and German styles, but they also offer a Sahti and an American IPA on tap. I'll refrain from reviewing them here, since each is different and can be reviewed separately. Selection is good for a brewery of this size.

Now for the bad. First of all, the place is a little dirty-looking, and there is a single unisex bathroom that I have not found especially well-kept. Additionally, the website is not kept up to date. Before my last visit, I was pleasantly surprised to see their Belgian-style stout listed as "on-tap" on their website, but upon arriving, was told that it had not been on tap for over a month. That's inexcusable.

Ultimately, it's those kinds of details that really hurt my ratings for this place. If they fix them, I'll revise.

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3.57/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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3.56/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.98/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

This is another brewery on my bike route. There is a big garage at the back of the brewery where you can either fill a growler or stand around and drink with 50 or so of your closest friends. In decent weather things spill out into the parking lot and there is usually a food truck or two around. Their beer somehow tastes better in the brewery than anywhere else. If you are touring Minneapolis's craft breweries this is a must.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.29/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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4.92/5  rDev +21.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +17%

When I lived in Minneapolis, Harriet was my go to spot. It's an unassuming warehouse space on the city's south side, and the owner/head brewer is usually on had whipping up the next batch of beer. Their mainstay brews are tasty and they seem to lean towards the fruity side of Belgians. Harriet is also a big supporter of the local and regional music scene, and they usually have a band or DJ on hand to provide a soundtrack to fit the festive mood.

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Photo of garymuchow
3.91/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75

Comfortable and consistently solid beers. Regular with music and most often it is live. Food trucks regularly in the parking lot. Service is low not because it is bad, more there just isn't that much going on. Not a wide range of styles but all beers are solid.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.81/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Live band with four guitars, three brews left on tap when I arrived, but one of them was a very nice Belgian Strong Pale Ale. Great atmosphere, like a very cool party in a very cool brewery. Wait a minute, It IS a very cool party in a very cool brewery. When you order your brew, if you look to the left, there are the brew kettles, right out in the open.

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Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis, MN
91 out of 100 based on 17 ratings.