Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Minneapolis Town Hall BreweryMinneapolis Town Hall Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

1430 Washington Ave S
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55454-1038
United States

(612) 339-8696 | map

Notes: 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.
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Reviews: 200 | Ratings: 358
Photo of BrandyHyatt
4.66/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4

A few years ago I took a brewing course. We had to do a project on a beer topic of our choice. I opted to do a short film and picked a brewery near by school - Town Hall. The staff was so nice and friendly. The beer is made in a pristine location, that stays immaculately clean surprisingly.

I went the following week for dinner and their wait staff is lovely, friendly, personable, and knowledgable. If you have a question about food or a drink they are more than welcome to tell you what would suit your palette. And the food and beer are amazing. I am a huge fan of their house pretzels and the Maslala Mama. Overall my experience at Town Hall Brewery is always a good one.

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Photo of SteveGathje
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

My wife and I are Town Hall regulars. We love the service (but I admit, we know all of the servers and bartenders because we are there so often).

Food is very good bar food and reasonable prices.

Beer is ranges from very good to fantastic. Always something new and interesting plus their regular beers are very good.

If you sit at the bar you can nearly always strike up a conversation and meet some very interesting people.

Finally, in the summer a great patio is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful fruit infusion beer (one of their specialities!)

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Photo of Ungertaker
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

My wife took me to Town Hall on a busy Saturday night for my birthday. It took longer than expected to be acknowledged by a server or hostess. I was getting close to leaving (after almost ten minutes of standing at the "Please wait to be seated" sign) when someone finally told us she would be right with us. It took a few more minutes until we were seated.

The server came by almost immediately to get our drinks. From that point on, the service was amazing! The food was great. My wife had the mango chicken sandwich and I had the walleye sandwich. We had BBQ chicken wings to start off. The beer was the real gem here, though. I was disappointed that the vanilla porter ran out about a half hour before we got there, but was pleased with the Masala Mama and the Hope and King.

The price point was perfect. For an appetizer, two entrees, a flight of five beers, and two pints, we got out with a total cost (including tip) of less than $50.

I would love to try this again, especially when Czar Jack, Mango Mama, or Three-Hour Tour are being served!

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Photo of Tucquan
4.25/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited here on 2011-11-18

What an inviting place with high, punched-tin ceilings and an L-shaged bar in the front. There's another bar and dining room in the rear next to the glassed-in brewing equipment.

The bartender was friendly, informative and the right amount of attentive. I ate at the bar and had the pulled pork sandwich with fries. Both were delicious and very reasonably priced. A good pub food menu.

Their own beers range from world-class to very good and there are some good beers from other brewers.

If you are spending the night, there's a convenient Holiday Inn and a parking garage right next door.

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Photo of Brophmonster
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Visited 10/22/11 after Darkness Day

This has become an annual stop for me and my friends for post Darkness lunch. Quality establishment and well worth the trip.

Atmosphere is relaxed, it has never really been crowded when I've been there. Cool old building, well lit, kinda grungy bathrooms though.

Quality of the beer is outstanding, I tried lots of styles, all good. Masala Mama does NOT disappoint.

Service was prompt and friendly every time I have been. All the servers are well versed with the beer selection.

Food is pretty good. I've had several of their sandwiches, all good.

Pretty cheap compared to comparable brewpubs in my area.

This is a must stop if you are in the MPLS area.

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Photo of Holland
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The place is a beautiful building. Not sure about this part of town, but it looks nice and I'm a sucker for old brick buildings. Screw the breweries in warehouses.

The service is excellent and attentive if not that knowledgeable about the beer. They did have some nice pointers, and that's far better than most.

Selection isn't huge, but it's awesome. They must do some trades to get a few of the one-offs they get from other breweries. How did they get a keg of Deschutes here? Also, all their beers are amazing.

Food was pretty good - I had the fish and chips, and it was the best fish and chips I've ever had.

Value is excellent - you can get 5-5 oz sample glasses of their year round brews for $7, or 5-5oz samples of their seasonals and special brews for $9. Awesome. Food is reasonable, too.

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Photo of jsprain1
3.93/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

A- Atmosphere has an old timey feel. Lots of old black and white photographs, chalkboards with current beers listed. A couple tvs for watching the football on.
Q- Good beers, taste fresh, served in clean glassware.
Ser- The service seems dependant on who you get. Some people, including a young fella seem eager. Others are quick, but don't seem all that friendly.
Sel- About 8 of their beers on tap, about five guest taps and a small bottle collection.
F- The Seven Corners Burger is recommendable. The french fries are forgetable.
A great place to get a beer. Definitely a place to go to get a pint.

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Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.2/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Stopped by Town Hall while in Minneapolis for Darkness day, no way I was not going to try their beer. Not as big as I was expecting but it has a very low key atmosphere and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. The beer selection was awesome with year-rounds and seasonals, including Mango Mama! Only ordered some pretzels for appetizers and they were fantastic, especially with a hoppy beer. Definitely a place anyone can visit and have a good time, knowledgeable wait/bar staff, and try to get their early as it gets full quick.

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Photo of DCon
4.7/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Came here on the way home from St. Paul, MN and stayed and visited the BrewPub since the owners were enjoyed the Vikings game as I reviewed some of my beer. Being in the 7 Corners (West Bank) area, this place had a cool painting of their bar from the outside. Here goes my review...

Awesome Boston style in the inside and homely. When you walk in, the bar is on your right with tables and viewing of Cedar Ave and then you can go into a back room where there are dart boards, a pool table, and then a display of their micro-brewery. One thing I noticed from being in here, everything was awesome but the restrooms needed work BIG TIME! Weird too... Thought that the place was very vintage but they need to invest in re-modeling and cleaning these up...

Service was fantastic! Help from both the owners and staff the entire day! Everyone on staff really made me feel like a part of the place and made it a comfortable time.

Selection was without a doubt, one of the top I've seen from a BrewPub! 10 of theirs was available plus two cask offerings. They also had an impressive Guest Tap lists for both beer and ciders.

Enjoyed 7 of their brews and then had their Bleu Burger w/ Bacon & Sweet Potato Fries on the side. This place should enter this into a Burger Contest! That good.

I came here specifically to enjoy the Mango Mama but they just got rid of it on Thursday... Their selection still kept me around and I'm glad I did. Come check this place out! One of my top 10 places now because of the environment, selection, and awesome service!

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Photo of skipanoka2
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I've been to Town Hall a half dozen times, and have never left unsatisfied. The food is good (goat cheese nachos with chicken, anyone?), the beer is better (Masala Mama is the main draw on most nights), and the atmosphere is as good as just about anywhere I've been. The guest taps are normally respectable, but there's often little need to stray away from Town Hall's own creations. Try a few, and you'll realize that these guys obviously know what they're doing.

I hope they keep it up for a LONG time, because although I don't spend too many evenings at the bar anymore, this is one of my top choices when I do go out for drinks.

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.45/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Visited Town Hall Brewery last evening....and was very please. The brewery is located in a old building that has a beautiful ornamental ceiling. The bar was tight, but not too tight and there were number of tables and bar chairs to host a great Tuesday evening crowd. The quality of the beer and food was very good...I though the beer was great. I had the buffalo Chicken pasta....it was too spicy to eat much of it....but it was very good. The service was great and very attentive and seemingly knowledgeble. The selection of both beer and food was decent. There was five year round selections and five seasonals...all offering something different. The pretzels and fried green beans were nice and see above regarding my entre. The cost for six of us was $250....many drinks and everyone had a salad with their dinner.

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Photo of Moon2Goddess
4/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The front entrance can only be determined by the people walking through it; a narrow, antique silver door with a porthole window on the side of the building. It was much smaller than I expected it to be, a historic looking building, with what appears to be the original fixtures and sky-high tin type ceilings. The paint is probably the 10th layer the walls have seen and the ripped chairs in the pool lounge are quite likely originals. But this classic and authentic feel is quite appealing.

I did not know what to expect for patrons here, I knew I did not want another college pick up spot, and surprisingly, this ten minute walk from downtown Minneapolis took me straight into rural Minnesota. Bad perms and mom jeans, baseball caps and flannels, hooded sweatshirts, blue collar workers, Nordic blondes in ponytails. The occasional self-conscious hipster freshman and dad in a golf shirt made an appearance, making it a Rockwell portrait of beer drinking Minnesotans. I was quite amused that it literally sounded like the voices and clanking dishes on their website. The servers were extremely polite and attentive, taking their job very seriously. When a bus boy accidentally started clearing my dishes when I went to the bathroom, he was apologetic and brought me a fresh glass of water and offered a new plate of fries--which, btw, had one of the best house dipping sauces I have ever had.

I of course, had to have their 5-5oz. brews sampler--for only $7, and was pleased to note they also offer growlers. All five of the beers were well crafted. I won't be hopping on the Masala Mama train simply because I do not care for IPA's, but that little guy had a lot of zest. The Hope & King and Black H2O Oatmeal will be the brews I for which I will return. Both had excellent viscosity, luxurious heads, and richly balanced flavor. There are many more food items, and seasonal taps to try, and I am looking forward to getting to know Town Hall better!

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Photo of AleWatcher
4.22/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

So this place looks cool-- it reminds me of a really upscale piano bar inside of a fancy, old, and busy train station. A huge clock hangs on the wall, surrounded by nice woodworking and sleek black granite-looking material (Formica?). It looks like a tastefully modernized historical landmark building.

We sat at the bar and I gleefully ticked a few beers-- the Masalla Mama didn't blow me away, but the Mango Mama and the guest taps were great.

This is one of those small breweries that really stands out in an increasingly over-crowded sea of small breweries. The atmosphere was great: classy an sophisticated enough that I would be happy to take dates here, but relaxed enough that I could see myself stopping in for a beer after work. If I went to UMM, I'm pretty sure you would catch me studying at a table in the back with a pint of something in my had! This may sound odd, but I could really see Hemingway sitting in this place...

The food was quite nice, albeit a slightly standard array of pub food.
Anyway... The bartender was very friendly and talked about beer with us.
We stayed at the Holiday Inn about 200 feet away, and had a blast, though the hotel was a bit pricey at $115 per night...

The merchandise was a little pricey, but the food and beer seemed on-par with other small brewpub experiences. Everyone should buy a nonic pint from this place.

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Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This is definitely my go to place; I try to visit once or twice every week. The beer is always top notch, seems like every week there’s a new infusion or new beer of some sort. The atmosphere is very welcoming. You can come in and have a beer on your own without interruptions, or you can converse with the bartenders who have always been knowledgeable and willing to help with any questions. The food is always top notch as well, although I mainly only come for the beer selection. The patio is a very nice option, plenty of space and tables, although the service is a bit slower when sitting outside. Overall it’s a great place to visit, the beer selection is always top notch.

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Photo of tjkinate
4.33/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Just made a trip up to Minnesota recently and knew I had to visit this highly reviewed establishment!

Basically, this brewpub is great. If you are looking for an upscaled brewpub where you won't look strange in either shorts and a t-shirt or a suit, than this is your place. I also really liked how the establishment is split into two halves each with their own personalities.

The side that has the distillers is along the lines of a sports bar. Tables and bar seating are abundant with a great glass wall that allow you witness first hand where your beer comes from. A few televisions are located in this section, but not placed everywhere maintaining that upscaled feel.

On the other side, where I spent most of my time ordering food and drinks, is where I feel this brewery flexes is uniqueness muscles. The ceiling is copper that has been covered in navy blue paint that has since been worn down in a number of locations. Molded picture frames cover the walls as well as enough beer memorabilia to maintain the beer friendly atmosphere. You feel like this business has been located in this location for a hundred years which I absolutely love.

Now down to the nitty gritty, 20+ taps on hand with a price that won't break the bank, solid menu with good unique food, above average service that keeps the good times rolling.

All in all I highly recommend this place and it is a must for anyone who loves beer.

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Photo of BretSikkink
4.35/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

MTHB is a great brewpub in Minneapolis - I've visited multiple times over multiple visits to MN and I've yet to be disappointed. Great atmosphere, with a nice homey restaurant in inclement weather and a great outdoor patio when it's nice. Service has been slightly on the slow side, but hey, it's a busy bar and restaurant. The quality of the beer absolutely speaks for itself and is worth a pilgrimage - not only for the top of the charts IPA but also for the adventurous one-offs. The food is good and there is plenty of it on each plate; to top it off, MTHB is well within the bounds of affordability. Absolutely must-visit if you're in the area and looking for food and/or beer.

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Photo of ncmussell
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Have been going to Town Hall almost on a weekly basis during the summer since I love the infusion beers that they put out. They are always mixing up the seasonals and have different ones on tap at least every two weeks. The Masala Mama is always a staple. The food is pretty good bar food too. Great patio in the summer time if you are looking for a place to have a beer or grab a burger on an afternoon or evening. Also the growler prices might be some of the most reasonable around for what you are getting. Growlers always come fresh and pre-filled so that is a plus

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Photo of fulcrum
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

This was a gem of a spot--especially for an IPA enthusiast: their IPA is terrific AND it was on cask (alongisde a nice Oatmeal Stout). It was a beautiful June evening and there were plenty of outside tables. The service was average but friendly. My main disappointment was a lack of beer knowledge by our server. No big deal as I knew what I wanted and could help my guests but I was surprised. Will definately go back when I'm next in town. In fact, I'll be staying at the Holiday Inn next door so I can have a few extra pints/walk to my hotel.

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Photo of rebis1bear
3.78/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Stopped in Thurday night for dinner and a couple of beers with friends. had the Nachos w/pork and the seasonal beer sampler. Beers where very good, Nachos wher alittle soggy and next time I will have either the beef or chicken on it.

Overall they are an OK establishment with really good beer. Food is good, service could be better, but the beer is what I go for. great stuff and very resaonable for the pricing.

The thing that I love about them over all is the beer samplers that they have. I really appreciate the ability to sample the seasonals without having to buy a full pour of them. With the sampler, I can try them all and then order the ones that I really like :)

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Photo of colt45n
3.7/5  rDev -14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Just got back from a recent trip to the Minneapolis area and from all the different places we visited this one had to be my favorite. Actually went there twice over a 3 1/2 day trip, probably would have went back again if it was my choice and if it was a little closer to the hotel.

The beer selection is fairly simple but I really like that muptiple selections on their seasonal brews unlike most places that only have one. All their brews were great in their own aspects I def had a favorite which was the hopimus but I didnt dislike any of them either.

The food selection is supurb, many great choices on the menu and they all tasted great!

The only thing I wasn't a big fan of was their customer service, our first time there we sat ourselfs in the bar area which was at average capacity but we waited at least 7-10 min before we even got aknowledged by any staff, seemed like most of the staff was fairly short when presented with questions as well.

Overall I really liked this place, loved the beer selection the only thing I would change is a little better serivce.

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Photo of TIMMYJ21
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I've been going here all through College at The U,and is always my favorite place to go when im downtown to start my evenings. Like others have said great beer selection, a bunch of regular taps 4 or so, 2 to 3 seasonals, a few guest brews, and a cask .Growlers are available on some of the brews,prices vary but are a good value. Food is what it is, above average bar food, but still pretty tasty, can be really packed Friday and Saturday night, i always found the midweek evenings work best. pretty good happy hour as well, Happy Hour:Monday to Saturday 3pm to 6:30pm $3.75 House pints, 4 cask pints, 10:50 pitchers

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Photo of DoctorRock
4.72/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

I love having town hall brewery in my backyard. Everyday taps they have are really really good. The seasonal taps they have are phenomenal and change weekly you have to make sure you check beforehand to see what they have. They are also really good about updating their facebook page when new tap does become available.

As far as growler fills go they usually have 2 to 4 of their everyday beers and a couple seasonal beers available for growler purchase.

I would consider their food to be average to good but considering most people go for their beer I think their food is above average compared to other bar food.

Honestly if you are in minneapolis and you enjoy beer you have to stop at town hall brewery because it's the only place you can get their beer and it's worth the trip.

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Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

THB is probably my favorite go to bar in Minneapolis. THB has a very nice atmosphere especially if you have the chance to get one of the lounge chairs in the back with a few friends. It is by far one of the most beer geek friendly bars in the twin cities.

Service is usually good but can get a bit slow on later at night especially on the weekends when the college crowd floods the 7 corners area that THB is situated in.

Food is not awesome but it is better then the average bite in the area. The 7 corners burger with the sweet potato is always a hit in my book. They have more then just burgers though. You can also get some good pasta dishes, salads, and tasty sandwiches.

THB of corse always has some great in house brews on. Of course they always have their 5 regulars on(Masala Mama, Pub Ale, H2O Oatmeal Stout, Hope King Scotch Ale, Dortmunder) but they also serve at least 2 seasonal house brews as well as guest taps that will cover a range of styles.

Overall THB is one of the best places in the TC to get a bite to eat and some good beer. Prices are reasonable and quality is good. If your ever in the Twin Cities area this is a must hit for any beer lover.

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Photo of CuriousMonk
4.28/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

This great brewery is located near the University of Minnesota. I came here solely to check out the world famous Masala Mama IPA as well as their other beers. This brewery has everything - a broad lineup of interesting, creative beers. At least one outstanding IPA + Multiple beers on cask, preferably including the aforementioned IPA + An outdoor beer garden for long summer nights + A pool table + A well-crafted, expansive hardwood bar with plenty of space and a comfortable feel. + Friendly, helpful staff. This is in a historical building. I had the hamburger and fries. While the food was just okay, the beer was superior and the only reason I visited. I was able to buy three growlers at only $13 each! What a deal!

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Photo of NittanyBeerFan
4.43/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Made the trip from the University Aquatic Center across the river to the Seven Corners when it was about 10 degrees out. Spring came early in Miiinneesoooota this year. I was lucky enough to grab a table right next to the bar with 4 buddies of mine.

The first thing that jumps out at me is the comfortable atmosphere. Even when the place was completely crowded, it wasn't too loud or so stuffed that you couldn't move fairly easily through the bar area.

There are 5 regular offerings on tap, which are available in 6-oz (I think) tasters for $7 for the whole lineup. Nice. I went with the seasonal/cask sampler which had 3 seasonals (non -bal beers) and two cask beers, one of which was Masala Mama, for $9. These taster/samplers are the best deal I've seen for this caliber of beer. Unfortunately Czar Jack and Port Frost were not part of this, forcing me to tick them separately while paying for full 10-oz pours (still only 6 bucks/ea).

There are also some guest taps...La Folie was on, but really, if you are only there for a day or two, stick with the MTHB brews. You won't be disappointed.

I had one of the best bar pretzels I have ever tasted while I was there. Two of the guys I was with got fish tacos and the black and bleu burger. From what they said, those offerings were good as well.

Growler fills are extremely reasonable at $13 including the glass for the Masala Mama. While I was there, they were also doing Czar Jack growlers for $28.50, but since I only brought a roll aboard, I only had room for one growler...IDIOT!

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Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4.23 out of 5 with 4808 ratings