Minneapolis, MN – day one

We had done our homework on breweries in the Minnesota area and knew that we really wanted to hit up Dangerous Man Brewing first. I had figured out the bus route that we could take to get there from the downtown Hyatt Regency. As we were arriving to the hotel I told hubby about this great new brewery, Sisyphys, but their grand opening would not be until July 12th and here it was July 4th. I was bummed but had accepted the fact that it wasn’t going to happen. Hubby checked their Facebook page and saw that they were having a soft opening on the 4th from 5-10pm. We, of course, changed our plans and headed to Sisyphus! We could check out Dangerous Man afterwards. Sisyphus was a fresh looking joint with wood and metal accents and only a few people partaking in the new suds. They were only offering 2 brews: Brett IPA and Kentucky Common. I had the Brett IPA. It was by far my favorite beer with Brettanomyces to date. Hubby had the Kentucky Common which was also very good I think this brewery has a bright future ahead of them! If I ever find myself back in Minneapolis I’ll for sure stop by again.

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As we were walking back to the hotel I saw an albino squirrel in a tree. It was one of the craziest things to see. No one else even seemed to notice him. Maybe they’re used to him.

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We got back to the hotel and caught the bus to Dangerous Man. We arrived about 7:30pm and found them to be closed. What? On a Friday night? Hubby read on their FB page that they closed early for the 4th of July. They closed at 7pm and we just missed them. Ugh. Back to the bus we went.
Our hotel was on the Nicollet Mall in downtown so we just walked around until we found someplace fun to eat. We chose an Irish pub called The Local because of it’s vibrant outdoor patio, though, we did not want to eat outside with the humidity. The inside was large but very quaint with tiny little booth and segmented areas for eating. It was all wood and looked very Irish. Both of our meals were good and the beers were okay.

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~ by willtriforbeer on July 14, 2014.

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