Craft beer in Minneapolis
Heading to Minneapolis later this summer and looking for bars and restaurants with a good selection of craft/micro beers.
Minneapolis is a great town for beer. There are a lot of craft brewers and brewpubs. My personal favorite craft brewer in the area is Surly and I saw their tap handles in a lot of bars and restaurants around town when I was there recently.
Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery is my favorite brewpub - don't miss Masala Mama IPA, if you like a West Coast style IPA.
Stub and Herb's is a bar with a very wide selection, though it is close to a college campus and may get crowded later at night. I have always gone rather early in the evening and have always found a quiet spot to have a beer.
Blue Nile is an Ethiopian restaurant whose bartender really focuses on high quality beers. They may only have about a dozen taps but they are all of impeccable quality. It is very close to a liquor store called Zipp's where you can by Surly cans by the single if you so desire.
Finally, I have not been to Cafe Twenty Eight but it is on my list. From the website, it sounds like a farm to table restaurant with a Surly fetish. Should be my kind of place.