Modist Brewing Co.

Modist Brewing Co.Modist Brewing Co.
Modist Brewing Co.Modist Brewing Co.
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

505 N 3rd St
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55401-1201
United States

(612) 454-0258 | map

Notes: At Modist, we push past traditional brewing by embracing creativity and unconstrained experimentation.

This starts with the approach to recipe development taken by our Head Brewer, Keigan. Contrary to starting with a style guideline in mind, then moving forward – he starts with a flavor and experience in mind, then works backward. And since we’ve decided to not be bound by style guidelines, he’s free to use whatever ingredients in any amount with whatever technique he wants to create a new beer experience.

To enable this philosophy and to enhance our creativity, we created a custom built brewhouse that allows us to make the beers we want to make. It’s centered around the region’s first mash filter. This piece of equipment allows us to use any grain in any percentage – and do so while using a fraction of the water and energy of a traditional brewery.
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4.5 by atlbravsrno1 from New Hampshire on May 08, 2022
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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by Pivopijak from Washington

This is the place of choice after a Twins baseball game, due to proximity. New, with a bare bones decor and good amount of patio space. The beers are pretty good. The Supra Deluxe lager was a favored beer of the four that were tried.

Sep 19, 2021
4.18 by Burgy from Minnesota on Apr 24, 2020
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4.08/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by eithne from Minnesota


Jan 29, 2020
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3.72/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4
by NickSMpls from Washington

Nothing exceptional. - a big, noisy and somewhat chilly warehouse space. No food but you can order flatbreads from the restaurant across the street and they will run it over to your table.

Nov 09, 2019
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by TerribleBeer from Minnesota

One of my favorite breweries in Minnesota. Always have a huge variety of beers on tap, so everyone can be happy! Fast and friendly service, plus they allow dogs!

Oct 28, 2019
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4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by WoodBrew from Ohio

Modist is in a neat up and coming area of Minneapolis near Target Field where the Twins play. There was outdoor seat where you culd hear the crowd cheering from the stadium. The quality of the beer was good. The service was friendly. The selection offered 13 beers on tap.

Sep 22, 2019
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3.13/5  rDev -24%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 5
by MnNice108 from Minnesota

Hard to feel appreciated at this brewery, asked for a sample taste, bartender says “we do not give out samples as there is a $4 charge“. Go to Lakes and Legends brewery or Fulton nearby, no charge for samples! It’s ridiculous that a brewery would charge for a taste.

Sep 13, 2019
4.15 by wisegreensoul from Idaho on Aug 08, 2019
4.08 by metter98 from New York on Aug 04, 2019
4.18 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Aug 03, 2019
4.22 by jglipschultz from Minnesota on Jul 03, 2019
4.25 by REVZEB from Illinois on May 16, 2019
4.23 by kbaker91 from Minnesota on Mar 31, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
by mothman from Minnesota

One of my favorite Minneapolis taprooms. Great hazy ipas. Occasionally they have some nice stouts on. Good location and vibe. Staff is nice. Definitely worth a stop if you are visiting.

Mar 16, 2019
4.28 by Bunuelian from Minnesota on Jan 14, 2019
3.91 by sgttibbs from Minnesota on Jan 04, 2019
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3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

A good sized taproom that's a couple blocks from Fulton and Target Field. The space is very open with long table and a small, reservable room. 10-12 beers on tap. Offering 10 and 16 ounce pours for most beers.

Jan 03, 2019
4.5 by adosen01 from Minnesota on Nov 25, 2018
4 by ovaltine from Indiana on Oct 05, 2018
4.15 by TooGood from Minnesota on Jul 08, 2018
3.8 by frasergrove from California on May 29, 2018
4.43 by Doublicious from Michigan on Feb 28, 2018
4.29 by Richie_C_Johnson from Minnesota on Feb 26, 2018
4.56 by Sundin10 from Washington on Feb 06, 2018
4.68 by eawolff99 from Minnesota on Jan 28, 2018
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4.63/5  rDev +12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by Vidblain from Minnesota

I've been to Modist on the order of a dozen times now since they opened. Their first offerings were decent, but I didn't understand the hype. The space is quite open with a nice, warm atmosphere. Musical selection varies. Today, it's jazzy older stuff. The clientele all seem to be enjoying it. There are several dogs, children and families, and a lot of plaid - plenty of hipsters and younger folks.

The beer has consistently gotten better since the brewery opened. Lord Humungus (2017) is a stellar stout offering. Dilly Dilly gave the brewery a brief national spotlight, and happened to be very decent. Their current new offering, a mango milkshake IPA, is lovely and accurate to style - almost pulpy, it's so thick, and the mango and vanilla are wonderful.

Great spot. Parking isn't great during the week, but it's decent on weekends. The beer makes a visit well worth the parking hassle.

Jan 07, 2018
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5/5  rDev +21.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5
by Jicima from Minnesota


Nov 08, 2017
4.39 by fuzzcherry from Minnesota on Sep 30, 2017
3.66 by Taybeh from Minnesota on Jul 08, 2017
3.39 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on May 03, 2017
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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by runmn from Minnesota

A tap room in a great location with very unique local artwork. The space is quite large with plenty of seating but always seems to have a decent crowd. They are right by Target Field and Target Center. Food trucks are there quite frequently and events are held often too. Their beer is slowly becoming some of my favorites in the Twin Cities. With just under a year old their beer seems to get better and better. Their beer are very unique thanks to their uncommon brewing system. With this system their attempt to make beers without labeling them a style which seems to work out and make unique beers.

Feb 14, 2017
3.7 by Brian29 from Ohio on Feb 05, 2017
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4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4
by PlatonicOtterLuv from Minnesota

An accessible and spacious taproom in the North Loop, with a minimalist aesthetic you don't see too much these days. Service is swell; staff is friendly, talkative and helpful.

The beer is above average - wife loved First Call and I really enjoyed Toats (tons of flavor for a 4.8%). We heard pHresh was their best but weren't that impressed. Decent selection of styles, but when you get down to it 5 of the 8 taps are hopped up "takes" on their respective style.

They do crowlers and glass fills but do not offer flights (though they'll give you one ounce tastes if you request them). Cool spot with good beer!

Oct 23, 2016
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3.51/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5
by BeerGuy8315 from Iowa

Cool modern vibe with great sitting areas. Good selection, though I was fairly underwhelmed with everything I tried. They are pretty new to the scene, so I'd like to return in a while and see where they're at. pHresh was decent though.

Sep 14, 2016
4.82 by redbarnbikes from New York on Sep 09, 2016
3.77 by juanny from Minnesota on Sep 06, 2016
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3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75
by gatornation from Minnesota

Nice huge open floor plan with the brewery working and visible to the right, i like that you can see and smell the brewery very visible. They have a crescent shape bar with about 8 taps crowlers,growlers are for sale along with some swag. they have lots of inside bench seating along with more private couch seating also a nice outdoor seating area with 2 large garage door openings. Really liked the vibe of this place as its in the industrial/residential part of the North Loop, twins stadium is a block away as are several other brewpubs. Only had 1 brew and that was good it was the coffee lager. Worth a visit for sure.

Aug 27, 2016
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3.92/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

so the place is awesome, expansive and in a cool and up and coming part of town. the beer is just okay, but its all about this one of a kind mash filter they have, which is apparently allowing for some crazy high grist bills in things like rye and wheat and oats, which usually are supplementary to barley in most beers. seems like more experimenting right now than getting recipes fully dialed in, but i enjoyed their beer for being so interesting, and for teaching me something with each glass. i liked the first call coffee blonde the best, but they were all worth having, if a step short of being perfected in most instances. the place is huge, near some other notable local operations, brick, spacious and sort of modern in a comfortable way with a mix of chrome and neon light on top of old stone and industrial features, i dug the atmosphere. nice folks too, really stoked on what they are doing and eager to talk about it. i had a blast here, and for the beers being works in progress for the most part, its already tasting pretty good. this place is going to blow up im sure...

Aug 25, 2016
Modist Brewing Co. in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 4 out of 5 with 1103 ratings