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SmartCookie Sep 14, 2010 01:34 PM

I have friends coming into town this weekend and I'd like to take them on a brewery tour, nothing too far outside of the Twin Cities (not more than one hour). Any suggestions?

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    eajohnso2000 RE: SmartCookie Sep 14, 2010 01:58 PM

    Summit in St. Paul has brewery tours on Saturdays. Surly has tours on Fridays from 6 to 8, I believe, but they always seemed to be booked. You will probably want to call for reservations at either spot.

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      aguynamedbob RE: eajohnso2000 Sep 14, 2010 04:10 PM

      Yeah, we've done the Summit tour and we put in for a reservation. They also give you a few free beers at the in-house bar afterwards to try anything seasonal that you might not have had.

    2. mtullius RE: SmartCookie Sep 15, 2010 12:51 PM

      Saturday noon-3 you can taste beer and buy growlers at Flat Earth in St. Paul (no tour this week, but the tastings are iN the brewery, and usually feature at least one of the brewers, so it's nearly the same thing.

      1. Davydd RE: SmartCookie Sep 16, 2010 08:05 AM

        It might be slightly more than an hour away, but Schell's Brewery in New Ulm, MN would be a worthwhile tour. It is the second oldest continuous family owned brewery (next to Yuengling in Pennsylvania) in America.

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          Latinpig RE: Davydd Sep 17, 2010 11:57 AM

          I second the Schell's tour. It is very cool.

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