Utepils Brewing Co

Utepils Brewing CoUtepils Brewing Co
Utepils Brewing CoUtepils Brewing Co
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

225 Thomas Ave N, Ste 700
Minneapolis, Minnesota, 55405
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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 17
Reviews by mattmarka1:
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

More User Reviews:
Photo of eithne
3.64/5  rDev -10.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Needmorebeer312
4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of REVZEB
3.95/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of frank_the_tankMN
4.72/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of KarlHungus
4.59/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Atmosphere: large taproom, very warms feeling, the beer garden feels much more like a traditional German beirgarten than an American patio ( I'm looking at you Surly).

Beer: Utepils makes some of the best German style beers in Minnesota. The taproom serves all there year round offerings plus taproom only beers. On my last visit they had a Kristallweizen, Dunkelweizen and two Hefeweizens on tap, and all were top notch.

Service: bar service only (no wait staff for the tables). The wait for beers has been minimal on my visits while both sitting at the bar, and at a table. That is far from the case at most local taprooms.

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of heytomcat
4.44/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of MonkeyPilates
3.89/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3

Photo of StonedTrippin
4.21/5  rDev +3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

this place is just awesome. cray for a brewery in such a crowded market like this one to just go big right off the bet, a huge capital investment in a real large system and taproom, and a somewhat risky decision, but so far at least, it sure appears to be working out. the place is just packed on a weeknight, not a seat to be had inside. the enormous brewhouse is on the right of a large and bustling but homey warehouse space, beautiful equipment, with the fermentation space behind the bar area. i see cans stacked to the deck too, but have not yet seen them in the market there. looks like more big things coming. they have a separate side of the bar for growler fills which is cool, and plenty of seats at the bar as well. mostly german styles in here, a solid pils and hefe, and a world class kristalweizen, i mean, really amazing that one, easily their best of the ones i drank on, but all were very good. they have a really cool back area, the perfect juxtaposition to the inside, its a quiet grassy space roped off tightly around the back of the building, maybe seating for 10 or 15 people in comfortable chairs, and a look back at some trees, its all quiet and mellow back there, a nice respite from the somewhat intense inside. we sat out there and enjoyed several rounds and great conversation. the service was good for how busy they were, and the attention to detail seems high. the vibe here is wonderful, and it seems they already have built quite a loyal following. lots to like in this place, and dont miss that kristalweizen!!!

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Photo of morimech
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25

Huge building with a very large brewhouse. A lot of space to grow into as well. The taproom itself is in a large open space but it does not seem cavernous. Nice variety of seating, a large bar with a serving station for people to queue up for service. Nice little details give the space some character. Large, clean restrooms. Plans for a patio look exciting. Attentive and friendly staff. Only 5 different beers on-tap and 4 being German styles. The selection has not changed since they have opened. The hefeweizen is outstanding, and the alt and kolsch are also very good. Not going to be popular with people only interested in IPAs.

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Photo of dbriesemeister
3.44/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Great vibe on a Friday early evening. Got a lot more going while we were there. Quality of brews was strong. Good German styles with a "Glocal IPA" thrown in to the mix. No service at tables, but there were designated areas at the bar to order. Selection was good, although they haven't yet gotten to push the envelope with anything too unusual.

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Photo of juanny
3.51/5  rDev -13.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Photo of Taybeh
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

This is a really great space, snuck right into an old dilapidated industrial area next to parkland, in between the Bryan Mawr and Harrison neighborhoods...a great place for a new brewery! You walk in right past the brewing equipment on the way into the seating area which is spacious, with a variety of seating options, very high ceilings, nice big windows that look back towards the Bassett creek greenway, all kinds of good light. I went for a food-truck lunch on a Friday, and there was a decent crowd...the bartender was very friendly and helpful. They've just opened recently, so maybe the selection will expand over time. I love German styles, and while these guys aren't killing it from the get-go, it's still good beer and here's hoping it will only get better.

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Photo of Ilafan
4.06/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of SlightlyGrey
3.93/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of iRun2Beer
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Utepils Brewing Co in Minneapolis, MN
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 219 ratings