As a Standish resident, i'm glad to see Northbound listed here. Their limited edition Greenway IPA (made with 100% centennial hops) is one of the best beers I've ever had (if you're listening, please bring back, please!). For fall/winter drinking i recommend their Smokehouse Porter, which uses malt smoked on the premises. They should have won best patio as well but you can't win them all.
Best Brewpub Minneapolis 2013 - Northbound Smokehouse Brewpub
2716 E. 38th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55406
Even those who didn't bite the "free beer for life" hook at the investing stage have been packing this new brewpub on a nightly basis. The Standish-Ericsson neighborhood is mere steps off the light rail and offers a blend of residential and commercial services, yet it lacked craft beer/sit-down dinner options. In other words, Northbound Smokehouse is just what the neighborhood ordered. Offering a mix of unique and bold beers and smoked, locally sourced meats, the upstart is packed nearly every night and serving quality, brewed-on-site beverages. Give the ownership credit not only for creative startup funding but for providing a much-needed niche in this south Minneapolis neighborhood. While Northbound's success can make seating hard to find, its patio nearly doubles the brewpub's capacity.
northbound over town hall, come on, man!! townhall churns out great beer year after year. three hour tour, their coconut milk stout, ranks as one of the best of its kind in the us. don't take my word for it. that ranking is from the homebrewer's assocation. and three hour tour is just one of many gems. from the year-round masala mala to the illusive czar jack, town hall beers are second to none!!
@randallbaum Northbound deserves the credit and recognition. They've started an amazing thing that the cities have needed more of for a while and happy to see them recognized.