Each month in Minnesota we feature a local craftsman to tell their story and provide you opportunities all across the Twin Cities to try out what they do best.  May's feature is made possible by partnerships between 56 Brewing, Craft Notes, MN Makers Podcast, Thrifty Hipster, Smack Shack, Ansari's, Ombibulous, and Ale Jail.

July Promotions (feat Lake Monster Brewing)

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Networking, Happy Hours, & Tours

Meet some fellow Craft Notes members and join brewery representatives for prizes, food, beers, and tours all month.

Wednesday, July 10th: Member Happy Hour at Ansari’s

Wednesday, July 17th: Member Happy Hour at Smack Shack

Wednesday, July 31st: Member Night! Tour & Tacos

enjoy 56 Beers at home. On sale all May around the twin cities

Enjoy discounts and special selections from your favorite liquor stores. Buy the beer and save 10%! Or save 25% off the beer when you also purchase a craft beer passport.

Ombibulous (NE MPLS)
949 E Hennepin Ave

Ale Jail (St. Paul)
1787 St Clair Ave

#craftdrinksforall (opt 1)

Everyone gets a Complimentary beer from 56 Brewing’s taproom this month. Just stop in and show the app. -Learn More

craft beer specials from 56 brewing

#CraftDrinksForAll (opt 2)
Everyone gets a Complimentary beer from 56 Brewing’s taproom this month. Just stop in and show the app to use at your leisure or save it for May 29th to join us for a tour & networking!

Double up on a good time! Enjoy 2-for-1 56 brewing beers with your app

No matter what part of the Twin Cities is your home, you’ll have the opportunity to pair Lake Monster with some excellent food from some of our restaurant partners.

smack shack minneapolis and anari's mediterranean in eagan, mn

Smack Shack, North Loop. Stop in for special beers and special pricing all month, plus 2-for-1’s for App Subscribers.

Ansari’s, Eagan. The premiere spot for craft beer (and Mediterranean food) in the Twin Cities’ metro showcases some 56 Brewing Taps, specials, and 2-for-1’s for App Subscribers.

Lake Monster Brewing

550 Vandalia St #160, St Paul, MN 55114 (map)
Phone:  (612) 964-6288 / Website

Est. 2013 by Matt Lange, Matt Zanetti, & Jeremy Maynor

Family-like staff creating a fun atmosphere for all.

Ample parking, regular events, daily food trucks, event space, and more. Lake Monster Brewing’s taproom is a center of activity and the production space for the brewery.

Brewer’s Recommendation:

Blood Orange IPA & The Calhoun Claw Pilsner

When you visit, take note of the robin’s egg blue paddle at the entry, it’s part of the brewery’s namesake. From childhood, Kale has had a love of the water and passion for boating that he shared with his father. Little did he know, his favorite number, 56, was rooted in it as well. Wanting a tangible connection to greet his patrons, he chose to have his family’s decommissioned paddle boat as a symbol, and put it outside the new entrance. A little while later, someone pointed out to Kale the potential headwaters of why he was drawn to his brewery’s numerical namesake. Almost hidden from view, faintly stamped into the metal of the aging family paddle boat, was a “56.”