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Wineries & Breweries

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A former brewery is now home to a new one in St. Paul's West Seventh neighborhood / Darin Kamnetz

A Toast to Local Craft Beverages

Sample, sip and savor your way through Minnesota’s many craft wineries, breweries, cideries and distilleries. Whether you go straight to the source to learn about the production process, tour the facilities and meet the makers of these local libations, or simply seek Minnesota-made drinks at our celebrated restaurants, bars and clubs, we've got a brew for you. 

Flight of beers at Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors

A flight of beer from Castle Danger Brewery in Two Harbors / Brian Jeremiason

Craft Beer & Beyond

Minnesota’s foodie reputation has expanded to include craft beverages of all types: There are more than 150 breweries and dozens of wineries, distilleries and cideries across the state, with more popping up all the time. Grab a glass and a friend or two, and make a toast to these local craft beverages.

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Delicious small plates and locally bottled wine at Happy Hour at Tullibee

Delicious small plates and locally bottled wine at Happy Hour at Tullibee


Oenophiles and budding wine lovers alike are sure to find a favorite pour or two when visiting the state’s many wineries. Try a tasting, pair it with delicious local dishes, and savor a glass of your favorite varietal while listening to live music in the vineyard.

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Bartender at Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis / Photo by The Restaurant Project

Tattersall Distilling in Minneapolis / The Restaurant Project


Whether you enjoy your spirits straight up or as an ingredient in a craft cocktail, there’s no mistaking the quality of the inventive libations created by Minnesota’s growing number of distillers. 

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Woman with dogs in Two Harbors

A woman and her dogs at Agate Bay in Two Harbors / Alyssa Hei

Ales & Tails

Fresh air, fabulous trails and wagging tails will help you and your furry friend(s) work up a thirst; add in some stops for suds and you have the recipe for a pup-approved day in Minnesota!

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Loon Juice Cider sampler at Four Daughter’s Winery

Loon Juice Cider sampler at Four Daughters Winery / Sara Lynch

Seven Places to Sample Minnesota-made Cider

For many Minnesotans, Fall is synonymous with apples. Come September, it’s tradition to pick apples, enjoy warm apple donuts and savor fresh apple juice. Over the last handful of years, an exciting new apple trend has emerged across the state: drinking hard cider.

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