Burning Brothers Brewing

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Type: Brewery, Bar

1750 Thomas Ave
Saint Paul, Minnesota, 55104-2468
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All beers are 100% gluten free.

Added by morimech on 02-23-2014

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Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 3
Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.34/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Went here not knowing all of their beer is gluten free. Place was crowded. beertender was nice enough. They had a gluten free food truck outside. I was less than impressed with the beers that i tried. I did a flight and could not figure out why the beer tasted off. 100% gluten free. If i am ever with someone who requires this, perfect place to go. Definitely did not agree with my tummy the next day.

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Photo of Ginger_notgingerbeer
3.03/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 1.75 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

Photo of couchsitta
4.21/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 2.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3

this was an interesting little place. all gluten free stuff going on in here, mostly sorghum based, but some really interesting flavors and recipes working. not enough good gluten free beer out there, and im not sure i trust that enzyme all the way yet, so i have been interested in the process a lot lately. cool to see a place like this doing well. the brew house itself is more substantial than i expected, looks like they must have a pretty decent following. the taproom is only tiny though, a bar with just a few seats and a few small tables in a very comfortable little space. they had just three beers on when i was there, but the ones i had were very good. they had an ipa with molasses that was awesome, the flavor of the raw molasses came through without it being sweet, and they also had a coffee ale that had an awesome roasted quality to it, but also a surprising lightness. i dont usually seek gluten free beer out, but these were very good. friendly service and a cool vibe make this a very unique and enjoyable little brewery to visit. some of the better gluten free stuff i have had around the country...

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Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Ilafan
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of mattmarka1
3.41/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of FightingEntropy
4.07/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

Not needing gluten-free products, Burning Brothers Brewing hasn't been at the top of my priority list. When friend wanted to check it out for the gluten-free reasons, it seemed liked the perfect opportunity. Burning Brothers' tag line is "Don't fear the beer." Not sure if it was quite fear, but I did have low expectations for a gluten-free brewery. The fear is unwarranted.

I had two variations of the same beer for the stop. Pyro , their shimmering gold flagship, is much better than most American Pale Ales, a clean and refreshing brew on a spring day. Infused versions of Pyro are also available, of which I tried the orange blossom honey Fused; even more delightful. If the crowded taproom was any indication, I'm not the only one who is enjoying the product.

On BA, the ratings of Pyro seem a bit low to me. Most seem to be focusing on a light bodied mouthfeel. While not a heavy beer, Pyro is by no means light. Some of the lower ratings seem to be from distributive sources, so drinking on site might be part of why I thought it was better. My only other gluten-free beer experience was more than a decade ago with Dragon's Gold by Bard's, the source of my apprehension. While likely a gluten-free cliche, Pyro is a beer that I'd drink because it's good, regardless of ingredients.

Listen to Burning Brothers: Don't fear the beer!

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DaveMiller
4/5  rDev +11.1%

Burning Brothers Brewing in Saint Paul, MN
Brewery rating: 3.17 out of 5 with 66 ratings