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Bang Brewing Company

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3.78/5
Very Good
74 Ratings
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar

2320 Capp Rd
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55114-1251
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bangbrewing.com

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Added by maximum12 on 09-16-2013

BEER STATS
Beers:
15
Reviews:
15
Ratings:
74
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
3.96/5
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
29
pDev:
9.85%
 
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4.24/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

i absolutely loved this place. for one, its rad that its all organic, its really hard to do that, and these guys are doing it as well as anyone out there, huge props for that. the space is awesome too, built in a silo, with gorgeous outdoor area with picnic tables along a garden walkway outside, but a cozy little bar in the silo too. they have a few core house beers and a lot of them have amendments available too. they have a great dark ale called nice, and did an in house coffee infusion. they also did a different beer with fresh tomato juice from a local farmer, clever stuff, and all the beer was awesome. the couple in charge of the place are really kind, super busy on a friday night when i was there so we didnt get a lot of personalized attention, but they kept are glasses full and were eager to chat about their concept when they had a moment. not a ton of capacity here and no plans to grow from what i gather, i think its a neat sustainable operation, with built in business sharing a parking lot with the larger urban growler brewery right there. i really loved the vibe here, both inside and out, so mellow and just all about the beer. the beer was great too, simple but jazzed up in a classy and appropriate way, and being organic is hard work in this industry, so super cool for that reason too. loved it here, highly recommended!

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Photo of couchsitta
3.46/5  rDev -12.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Photo of Crepuscular
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of TheBasedElliot
3.84/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of GrantJM
4.12/5  rDev +4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of KarlHungus
3.88/5  rDev -2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Bang is a unique brewery for sure. It seems more like a hobby brewery than anything else. They are only open two days a week for a total of twelve hours. Thus, it took me three years to get around to checking them out. Located in a grain silo that they had built for the brewery, the atmosphere seems more country than other breweries in the Twin Cities. It would have been a nice atmosphere if not for the blaring music. My group had to go outside to hear each other speak, and our beers quickly became skunked on their shadeless patio. The beer was good though before it was skunked. Of the four beers we had between us all were made well, and I will happily drink any of them again. The selection was adequate, and leaned toward the lighter end of the ABV spectrum. The only thing I would like to see is maybe one higher ABV beer, but that is a bit nitpicky. Overall, I had a nice enough time at Bang that I would go back with the hopes that the music will be turned down a little.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.21/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4.77/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of jakemn91
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of juanny
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

A small, cylindrical "grain bin" brewery completely clad in corrugated steel, located in an industrial park. There is a small parking lot it shares with other businesses, but the entrance is off of a road with (free) street parking only. The high, single-room interior has a conical ceiling, with only the cooler and restroom nested in their own structure. Stainless steel brew equipment, a bartop on wheels, and some reclaimed wood decor make for an intimate yet pragmatic space. There is a paver patio out front with a couple large tables. There is not signage for this place, FYI, but that speaks to the owners' approach (simplified, low-key concept).

Smooth jazz and the aroma of mild roasted grains float through the air upon entering this small space. The brewer and his wife/co-owner were pouring their all-organic suds on a weekend night, and both more than willing to chat about their setup and the goods. With that said, of course the service is fast, friendly and knowledgable.

Seven taps, all options for growler fills, across standard styles (a dark ale, handful of bitters, a strong ale, a pale and an IPA). The few we had were delicious, clean and to style, with that tell-tale "organic" grit.

A lovely change of pace for a taproom concept, this quiet and welcoming brewery is certainly worth a stop!

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of tribeerguy70_3
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of mnredsoxfan69
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of jera1350
3.96/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Rong04
3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.56/5  rDev -10.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of pat61
3.6/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is like a small circular silo in a light industrial area. Its small but on a nice day you can order a beer and sit outside and enjoy the clouds. The beer is decent and the people friendly.

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Photo of heytomcat
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 3

Cool little place. Housed in an old grain bin. Next to Urban Growler

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Photo of dheldman
3/5  rDev -24.2%

Photo of vikinghorn
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +1%

Photo of mmulebarn
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

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Bang Brewing Company in Saint Paul, MN
Brewery rating: 3.78 out of 5 with 74 ratings
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