We’ve taken a lot of out-of-town guests on our little NE Mpls Brewery Tour, but I had yet to hit multiple taprooms with my closest gal pals.
On a whim one rainy Saturday, Rob and I whisked them away to hit our faves.
We started a little later than usual, therefore our usual first stop at Dangerous Man was a bust after we found a line out the door.
“We’ll have plenty of available seating at our next stop!” Rob exclaimed.
I joked that he was going to jinx it.
Sure enough, there was a festival going on over at our usual brewery #2: Indeed. Even if we wanted to chance it, there was no place to park!
We rolled the dice and headed our way to our usual #3 taproom: Insight, pointing out the other breweries along the way that, through our “research”, were not worth the stop.
Here we were able to snag a booth and enjoy a nice variety of brews. Finally!
Rob was really hoping for his Doe Eyes, an ale brewed with cherries; but alas, it was not available.
But where to next? With our first two strikeouts, our taproom tour had just begun!
Then I remembered a dog-friendly promotional event posted a few weeks prior at a new brewery called HeadFlyer. I promptly looked up its location and beer styles and knew it was going to be our next stop.
They had so many beers on tap!
We opted to get two flights so that we could taste them all. Just look at the size of these flight pours!
I can honestly say I did not dislike one of these beers. But still, there was a very clear winner: the Vanilla Bean Porter. I took a growler home. I would come back for this beer alone.
Oh… and to pet Spaghetti:
Who else can say that they pet Spaghetti?!
Well, our friend Ryan can! He found out he had just been there as well when we ran into him, ending our tour South of the River at his new Shakopee Brewhall… which deserves a post on its own, soon!
Sometimes you discover something new and cool when things don’t go according to plan…
I want to pet spaghetti! I think it would be fun to go bar hopping with you guys. And those pours are so generous – I have to say, I’ve never had a vanilla porter but it sounds amazing!
oooo, i’m going to have to get to head flyer, the vanilla bean sounds amazing!! (also, when dangerous man has a line out the door i like to just buy a crowler to bring home!)