Things to Do in Minneapolis-Saint Paul
With deliciously locally-crafted brews, Bauhaus Brew Labs seeks to produce the highest in quality craft lagers. With three distinctly flavored, German-inspired lagers and one IPA, the brewhouse additionally makes five seasonal varieties. The Brew Labs take an interesting creative approach to making beer as inspired by the post WWI Bauhaus School of art and design in Germany. They continue the tradition of creativity and experimentation that was founded there, with an emphasis on flavor and love of beer. The company purports that life, work, and play should intersect, with this philosophy embedded into their process of making their beer.
The Brew Labs outdoor patio is dog-friendly and comfortable to relax on. The brewery invites beer enthusiasts to taste their imaginative interpretations of classic brews, and events often accompany tastings. The tasting room is inspired by the communal beer halls of Germany and is consistently regarded as one of the best in Minnesota.
An old-school bar serving up new beers, Indeed Brewing Company is one of the best microbreweries in Minnesota. With a wide selection of flagship, seasonal, and specialty beers, as well as one of the area’s longest taproom bars, it is a great place for a pint and local atmosphere. Sample the ales, IPAs, and porters, and enjoy the indoor and outdoor (dog friendly) spaces in the mix of the bar's generally trendy crowd.
Founded in 2011, the brewery now distributes outside Minnesota thanks to its award-winning brews, such as the Mexican Honey Imperial Lager (which one silver at the Great American Beer Festival). Free brewery tours every Saturday provide a behind-the-scenes look at production. There are also often festivals, food truck pairings, happy hours, and taproom exclusive infusions, so be sure to give their schedule a look.
Gain a better appreciation of Russian culture at the Museum of Russian Art, the only museum in North America devoted to preserving and presenting all forms of Russian art and artifacts. Housed in a beautifully restored historic building, the museum features a dynamic rotation of temporary exhibitions and special programs.