Able Seedhouse + Brewery

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1121 Quincy St NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55413-2773
United States

(612) 405-4642 | map
ablebeer.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.79
Beers:
27
Reviews:
61
Ratings:
199
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.8
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
29
pDev:
12.89%
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MuddyFeet from North Carolina

3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2.75

Only real negative were the variety of choices. All lighter malty beers with one heavy brown and a nitro stout. Rye ipa was also available. Semi-permanent did truck out back. Nice and open atmosphere with a nice garden for sitting outside.

Jan 04, 2019
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zeff80 from Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

This is a very large taproom with doors that open to the street and patio. A few things that were a let down for me as a traveler. Their flight option is the beers that they can plus one more. That's not cool when I've picked up most of their core lineup in stores. They also didn't have many beers on tap. The styles didn't excite either.

Aug 07, 2017
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jhavs from New Hampshire

3.99/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Nice open space in an old factory. Clean, modern styling. They had 5 or 6 brews on tap. The bartenders were fairly attentive, but seemed mostly interested in chatting amongst themselves or with friends sitting at the bar.
The brews were well made and tasty. They had full pours and small pours for certain brews.

Oct 10, 2016
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

i was so stoked on this place, its got a unique feel to it, clean and new and large but also inviting and comfortable. they didnt have a massive selection of beers, but what they did have covered a lot of ground and all of them were very well made. i really liked the first light ipa, an easy and distinct pint of beer for sure. we sat in a neat little outside area where they had barrels for tables and some trees around, little fairy lights, and a great atmosphere for late summer outdoor beer drinking. inside its bigger, with the brewery in the back and a cool little bar area. i have heard they are doing some cool stuff with local ingredients and even organic malts and stuff. they sure dont go out of their way to advertise any of that if it is in fact the case, but the beer all had a unique freshness to it, really felt high quality to me. they werent super busy on a saturday evening when they probably should have been, so i hope they are doing well. i see their handles all over town, so must be doing alright. a great place to visit and taste through some very well made beer in a comfortable and relaxed space. good vibes all around in here.

Sep 28, 2016
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gatornation from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Hugh open brewpub inside with wooden table and bench seating. They have out door seating as well a very nice courtyard with a couple of games. Garage doors lift in the spring and summer. Service was good and beers were good in a very laid back and comfortable setting. Plenty of parking and within walking distance to Indeed Brewery.

Jul 30, 2016
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pat61 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

They have re-purposed an old warehouse as a brewery. There is a nice area to drink outside with tables and what looks like a bean bag game. Its clean and metallic inside with wood table tops. They are just down the street from Indeed and a couple of blocks west of 612. Bauhaus, Sociable Cider Werks and Dangerous Man are not too far away. They just serve their own beer but they are well made and easy to drink.

Jul 04, 2016
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Tracywithbeer24 from Minnesota

3.45/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

I have only been here once but I will definitely go again. The atmosphere was really cool and they had a large area with plenty of tables to sit and hang out with friends. Their bar is really cool too. I got the flight and their beer selection was pretty good. They also allow dogs so there were a few cute dogs around too which I think always adds to the good vibes of a brewery! Nice staff. I liked their facebook page and it seems like they always have interesting events going on. Need to try the beer again in order to make a more accurate review of their selection.

Mar 04, 2016
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PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Yet another brewery in Northeast Minneapolis. Like many breweries before it, this is based in a repurposed industrial space, with exposed steel beams, original brickwork, and clean modern wood accents. Like many other places, the taproom and the brewery share one huge, open space, with large windows on all sides. However, this might be the least pretentious brewery I have visited yet, and that's awesome.

Staff is extremely laid back, knowledgeable about the beer and provided quick service. They have snacks and games for kids, they are dog friendly, and you can bring your own food in (whether or not there's a food truck outside). They do growler fills and they will fill other brands' glassware. There is merch to purchase as well, and there is a ton of free parking in a lot directly across the street.

Beer is to style and well executed. I'm not certain if they were exclusively using their own malted grain when we visited (they're a "seedhouse" after all, with a focus on sourcing locally). When we visited they only had their four core beers on, so the selection was very limited. My favorite was BLK WLF, a delicious stout that turned out to be a featherweight at 3.7%!

They're certainly in a crowded area, but worth checking out at least once.

Feb 13, 2016
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Jim_Benz from Minnesota

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Nice place, really good beer. What else do you need to know? I was surprised that this brewery had popped up in my neighborhood without me knowing. And, with so many good breweries within a mile radious, it stands out. Why? Really good beer. The IPA, the stout, the ESB, the red ale--all excellent. I'll be back. Then, maybe, I'll try the wheat beer.

Jan 24, 2016
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KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.16/5  rDev -16.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3

I've been to Able a couple times now, and had an alright time on both visits. The atmosphere is very open with lots of windows. The whole space (brewery and taproom) being one big room. I wouldn't call it an inviting atmosphere though. It's kind of cold. Everything is pretty nondescript too.

The beers I've had from them have been clean, but unmemorable. They seem to be aiming to make lighter ABV beers, and that is all well and good if those beers remain flavorful. The problem I see with Able's beers is that they are all light in flavor for their styles, and watery in body. There is a place in the beer world for a brewery that makes such beers. Such a brewery, however, is not one I will be drinking from frequently.

The selection has been small both times I've been to Able. My first visit was about a month after they opened, and they had their four standards on tap. Six months later they still had only five beers on tap. They have more than five tap lines. It would be nice to see them utilize those lines.

The service at Able was fine on my first visit, and bad on my second. On the second visit one of their lines was pouring really foamy. Instead of being patient with the line, and working to pour the correct amount of beer the beertender was pouring glasses of half foam and telling costumers that it would settle into the right amount of beer. Mine didn't.

Overall, Able isn't a bad place to go for a casual craft beer drinker. Personally, however, I can't see myself choosing to go there again given the plethora of breweries in NE Minneapolis that brew more of what I desire.

Written 7/12/16

Jan 14, 2016
Able Seedhouse + Brewery in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 199 ratings