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.

May Promotions (feat 56 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, May 8th: Member Happy Hour at Ansari’s

Wednesday, May 15th: Member Happy Hour at Smack Shack

Wednesday, May 29th: 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

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

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 56 Brewing 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.


3055 NE Columbia Ave Suite 102, Minneapolis, MN 55418 (map)
Phone(612) 404-0056 / Website

Est. 2015 by Kale & Kerri Johnson


56 brewing taproom NE Minneapolis, MN bar area

Nestled in NE Minneapolis, 56 Brewing is a pioneering taproom and microbrewery you must visit. If your taste buds are in the mood for something different, 13 choices of craft beer, as well as a fresh monthly rotation, await you.

You may have visited their original space, which opened in 2015. Needing some more
growing room, they moved to their new location in May of 2017. Partnering with their
local harvesters and growers, 56 sources their ingredients from local Minnesota farms and community gardens. Embodying their coined “Garden to Growler” tactics assures quality infusions for exciting and unique beers.

Kale, 56 Brewing’s creator and founder, strives to only brew the best. A respectful
relationship with water is the foundation for creating good beer, and is the lifeblood of

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.”


Bring your best friend! They do. You may also want to catch their next Secondhand Hounds event or a bi-monthly summer corgi race.

dog-friendly patio at 56 brewing in northeast minneapolis, mn
Bring your dog and join them on the patio for some beers!


Get a complimentary drinks from 56 Brewing and many more.

56 Brewing beers to Try

Raspberry Berliner Weisse
Refreshing effervescence perfectly compliments the tart bite and sour nibble of this 4.5% ABV Ale / 13 IBU.

Sippi Squeeze American IPA
One of my favorite new hazy IPAs. Fragrant citrus romances the senses and smooth hoppiness is the perfect level of bitter. 6% ABV / 25IBU

Current Happenings at the brewery

MONDAYS: BOGO Growlers, Pinball

TUESDAYS: Bring vinyl to play and get $2 off pints. Food Trucks

SUNDAYS: Live Jazz