Central Minnesota is home to pristine lakes, lush forests, and in recent years, has become home to many unique breweries. As legend has it, Paul Bunyan and his faithful Ox, Babe, tend to the countryside of this area and likely worked up a giant sized thirst for some craft ales and lagers. Luckily for him (and us!), these breweries are plentiful in this beautiful part of Minnesota! Join GetKnit Events as we take a day trip to Central Minnesota to explore the diverse breweries in this ‘Bunyan sized beer adventure’!
Our day will begin in Roseville, Minnesota, where your GetKnit Gurus will be awaiting your arrival with a sunrise breakfast of pastries and our first “brew” of the day – coffee. A deluxe motor-coach will also be waiting to bring us north to Central Minnesota. Our first stop of the day will be in Big Lake, MN at Lupulin Brewing Company – a family owned and run brewery that proudly serves up “garage era” brews. From there, we’ll travel to Third Street Brewhouse in Cold Springs, where we will fill up with several more tastings and a lunch buffet of salad and pizza right in their taproom that will be accessible just to our group. After eating our fill, we will take a private tour of their state-of-the-art brewing facility.
After re-fueling, Beaver Island Brewing Company will welcome us with another round of tastings to be complemented by a tour of their beautiful brewhouse. Next, we will continue our journey into the heart of central Minnesota to Brained where we will visit one of central Minnesota’s newest breweries, Roundhouse Brewery. Here we will enjoy a flight of their delicious brews and take in the unique vibes of their taproom that is located inside of an old turntable for trains. Before making the journey home, we’ll stop at Jack Pine Brewery, where we’ll enjoy a hearty barbecue inspired dinner with your choice of juicy BBQ Pulled Pork or a Marinated Portabella Mushroom Sandwich. We’ll wash down these hearty dinners with our final beer tastings of the day from Jack Pine.
Between the giant-sized amount of tastings from five of Central Minnesota’s best breweries, to the hearty meals throughout the day, to the beautiful scenery, this day will fill even the biggest ‘Paul Bunyan sized’ appetite for beer, food, and adventure!