Best of

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BEST TAKE-HOME BREW

Town Hall Brewery

Town Hall has it all. The Minneapolis bar brews six beers year-round, in addition to a constantly rotating list of seasonal selections. So whether it be a light lager or thick stout, Town Hall has the spectrum covered. If you're a first-timer, try the sampler—a plank of sample-size glasses of each beer. For a few bucks, Town Hall will also send you home with a growler full of their delectable elixir. There's something unexplainably wonderful about drinking beer out of a big glass jug. We recommend the Black Oatmeal H20 Stout, a smooth sip of black brew with a taste of oatmeal. Or the Masala Mama IPA —a fruity, hoppy beer. Just don't ask the waiter for a Bud Light. We've seen this done and it's not pretty.

Best Brewpub (2012) Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery

Best Brewpub (2011) Town Hall Brewery

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