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5 Essential Minnesota Brewery Day Trips Outside of the Twin Cities

Updated: Aug 29, 2023

Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Beers,” or is it the “Land of 10,000 Lakes?” Either way, with a little over 200 breweries currently located in the state, exploring the Twin Cities and beyond will lead you to some of Minnesota’s finest beers. Listed below are 5 essential day trips to breweries outside of the Twin Cities that can be completed in a day or less. This article is by no means an exhaustive list of all the day trips that could be planned to visit breweries in the “Land of 10,000 Beers” but rather a launchpad to begin exploration.

image of an outdoor patio in the fall

Bricksworth Beer Co.

(20 minutes South of Twin Cities)

glass of golden colored beer from Bricksworth Beer Co.

Bricksworth Beer Co. is a brewpub providing a plethora of pints and pizzas. If the plants, retro furniture, and overall vibes from the dining area at Bricksworth are reminiscent of the decor at BlackStack Brewing in St. Paul, that is because the owner of Bricksworth, Cooper Johnson, is part of the same Johnson family that owns BlackStack. Similarly, to BlackStack, Brickworth offers a solid selection of IPAs to guests. Yet, with Lagers, Stouts, and Sours commonly on the beer menu as well, it is evident that Bricksworth strives to have a little something for everyone on tap. The kitchen at Bricksworth specializes in Detroit-style pizzas made from scratch. Additional food items include: classic starters such as salads, french fries, wings, and cheese bread. Make a reservation to dine in, or order food and crowlers of beer to go to find the perfect beer and pizza combination.

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