FILL YOUR Pint
Clink glasses at one of the Twin Cities’
many craft breweries. In the past decade,
Minnesota’s craft beer boom has gener-
ated more than 100 breweries across the
state, and many of them call the metro area
home. From old favorites to unique flavors,
our breweries have it all. Many are just a
short drive from Bloomington and Mall of
America®, so the hardest part of your visit
might be choosing from the lengthy list of
craft beers to fill your next pint. Enjoy a
brew at Excelsior Brewing Co. or Badger Hill
Brewing, or make the trek into Minneapolis-St.
Paul to visit Wild Mind Artisan Ales, Surly Brewing
Co., Bauhaus Brew Labs and Summit Brewing
Co. With rotating food trucks and lawn games to
entertain, you won’t want to leave.
The Twin Cities area also has several wineries,
vineyards and distilleries. Enjoy wine tastings,
tours and more at area wineries, many of
which are nestled in the serene Minnesota
countryside. The charming river town of
Stillwater is home to Saint Croix Vineyards,
a local favorite. Head west to Waconia and
visit Sovereign Estate Vineyard & Winery for
award-winning wines and delectable food
pairings. The list of distilleries in the Twin
Cities also continues to grow, providing locally made gin, whiskey, rum, vodka and more.
Check out the tasting room at Norseman
Distillery and imbibe a carefully crafted cock-
tail at Tattersall Distilling.