Lupulin Brewing

Lupulin BrewingLupulin Brewing
Lupulin BrewingLupulin Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

570 Humboldt Dr
Ste 107
Big Lake, Minnesota, 55309-4868
United States

(763) 263-9549 | map
lupulinbrewing.com

Notes: Lupulin Brewing is a family owned and family run craft brewery. Co-founders Jeff and Matt did not go out and hire an outside head brewer to brew beer for them. All of the recipes are created by the founders and are still brewed with the same care and craft spirit that survived in the “garage era” of Lupulin Brewing.
BEER STATS
Average:
4.16
Beers:
79
Reviews:
219
Ratings:
715
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.31
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
27
pDev:
6.96%
View: Beers | Place Reviews | Events
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 27
Reviews by morimech:
Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -16.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Solid is what I would say if one word summed up my impression of this place. Nothing remarkable and nothing deficient. Very modern and clean, but a bit antiseptic feel about the place. Lacking a bit of character as it all feels artificial.

The beers were all good but nothing that I felt I wanted another. Found the session IPA rather sloppy. My favorite might have actually been the raspberry/blueberry concoction. The apricot wheat beer was also remarkable and if they could capture that essence into a better base beer, it would be phenomenal. The Belgian Blonde was also tasty.

Nice glassware. I wanted to buy on of their 16oz glasses, but it was prohibitively expensive ($10). Insane glass prices. But they sell a shit ton of glass. They have a lot of space to expand into, so should be interesting to learn what the ultimate plan turns out to be.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Burgy
4.25/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of LXIXME
4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Alefflicted
4.06/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Not bad for a strip mall brewery. Legitimately sits at the end of a little strip mall. And given the area, it's pretty much the last place you'd expect to find a brewery. That said once inside it's actually a pretty damn nice place. Decent atmosphere, plenty of seating, a few televisions so you can watch the game, classic rock on the speakers. Nice amount on tap usually 15+, and varied pour sizes, with reasonable pricing. Their beers range from above average, to really f***ing good. Definitely worth the trip, been a few times now, and will be back many more I'm sure.

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Photo of Czequershuus
4.56/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

They really make the most of the strip mall space. The taproom space is attractive, especially the patio. Excellent service, and the beer, if of course, first rate.

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Photo of Victory_Sabre1973
4.62/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Second visit to the taproom.

They have a fairly decent taplist. 2 sets of taps for each beer, so you get your beer fairly fast. Staff is amazing. Beer quality is top notch. They are well known for their NEIPAs, and they are stellar. They also have outdoor seating.

Highly recommended.

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Photo of zeff80
4.34/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great looking space right off of Highway 10 on the Northwest side of town. Lots of tables, games and there was a food truck. They do flights at great prices. 6 pours for $8 for example. The beer ranges from good to phenomenal. Their IPAs are the star attraction.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.19/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The vibe is a little "off" (it's very "strip mall" esque), but the service is great and the beer is phenomenal.

It's a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the trip if you're in the MSP area.

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Photo of SlightlyGrey
4.22/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of vobr0002
4.68/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Taybeh
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of eawolff99
4.94/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of fishermanrobb
4.71/5  rDev +9.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of PlatonicOtterLuv
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Slick brewpub right off of Highway 10, at the end of a newer strip mall. Interior and bar design are better thought out than some taprooms in the twin cities proper! Beer is generally above average to very good, but only 8 taps or so when we visited. The double/"triple" IPAs were best quality.

Had low expectations going in, but these folks know what they're doing. A pleasant surprise!

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Photo of iRun2Beer
4.26/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Ilafan
4.42/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Bluegrass49
4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

First time there. Service was great! Bought a growler of Polarnattens Paradis American Stout. Shared it with family members. Enjoyed by all. Will definitely stop by for a refill.

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Photo of jakemn91
4.57/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of bigbeers84
4.69/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of couchsitta
4.08/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of TheFizzinator
3.94/5  rDev -8.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of DaveMiller
4.46/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of ZAP
4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Can't remember how many beers they had going but it was around eight and I tried every one. Every one was very solid. Some were outstanding. I just reviewed a growler of their Imperial Red IPA that I found really top notch. I got a couple other reviews to plug in still. It is right off the highway. Very easy stop. Really nice tap room. People seemed very nice and service was good. Growler prices were reasonable but not low. I think it was $18 for the Imperial Red IPA but the others were in the 12-14 range if I remember right. They do fill growlers from anywhere which is very smart for any brewery but particularly for one where tourists are traveling past frequently. Let's just say this blows away the St. Cloud places I visited. Not that they were bad. This is just really good. It's worth a stop if you are going past but I'll say this as well.....it's also worth a trip up from the Twin Cities for a few pints if you got someone to drive back who isn't drinking because you will want to have more than a pint or two.

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Photo of sgttibbs
3.82/5  rDev -11.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of HoistinBrews
4.01/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Lupulin Brewing in Big Lake, MN
Brewery rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 715 ratings