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Harriet Brewing

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BEER AVG
3.96/5
Harriet BrewingHarriet Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

3036 Minnehaha Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55406
United States

(612) 315-4633

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 02-05-2011

BEER STATS
Beers:
21
Reviews:
130
Ratings:
503
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Reviews:
18
Ratings:
56
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
Taps:
0
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
N
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Reviews: 18 | Ratings: 56
Reviews by augustgarage:
Photo of augustgarage
3.93/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3

Small tasting room up front features two taps offering free tasters and reasonably priced growlers and growler fills of the same. Samples of various malt and hops are in jars for you to smell. A few mismatched pieces of furniture adorn the room but remain largely unused.

Around back (through the ample parking lot), you'll find a gated-in patio space with numerous tables and chairs. Inside you walk right into the brewing machinery and rows upon rows of freshly filled kegs. There is also a small stage and a few sets of chairs scattered near-by.

You can order a pint close to the stage or have one promptly brought to you by the attentive, friendly, casual (hip) waitstaff.

The same two beers were the only things available surprisingly, though perhaps their capacity doesn't allow them to easily brew many more at once. No guest taps.

They don't have food, though a food truck is frequently invited in for the evening.

A friendly lively crowd, good live music, bicycle friendly but still with plenty of parking if you require it...decent beer - all in all worth visiting if you are visiting the area.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of atone315
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

One of the last nights this place was open...visited over Thanksgiving Weekend while visiting family and friends. $5 cover to enter, worth it after hearing the live band. Very cool atmosphere, loved all the paintings of musical artists. Beer was proper, not many to choose from...maybe cause they were closing in a few days? The crowd was very low key, and unpretentious, which is not the easiest to find in a bigger "beer-snob" city like Minn-St Paul. Overall, would have loved to see this place stay open as I would have re-visited any time I was in town....my type of place!

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Photo of BigAl18
3.29/5  rDev -18.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of sgttibbs
3.37/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of juanny
4.39/5  rDev +8.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of krowman2652
2.88/5  rDev -28.9%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4.5 | service: 1.25 | selection: 3

Great beer, but the staff is not very friendly.

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Photo of AluminumBadFalcon
5/5  rDev +23.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
3.93/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of DaftPatrick
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Sprague67
4.64/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SurlyUtopia
3.64/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of einman
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ilafan
4.07/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Bunuelian
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jrsaffert
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.07/5  rDev -24.2%
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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Photo of italianstallion
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.25

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.56/5  rDev -12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of pat61
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
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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Photo of Taybeh
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Photo of primaldiscord
3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of TheFizzinator
4.29/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of saja0015
4.92/5  rDev +21.5%

Photo of R1nzl3r
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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Harriet Brewing in Minneapolis, MN
3.96 out of 5 based on 503 ratings.
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