Wet your whistle at any of the Twin Cities Gateway’s award-winning breweries, taprooms and/or wine tasting rooms. Invictus Brewing Co.
and Tipsy Steer Restaurant
in Blaine combines art and science with the aim to produce high quality beers while also being good stewards of the earth and natural resources. The rustic yet homey taproom at HammerHeart Brewing
in Lino Lakes feels like a Scandinavian outpost. The poured brews celebrate Norse and Celtic history, lore and the wilderness and include some of the region’s best barrel-aged beers. 10K Brewing
in Anoka aims to make the nicest beer possible, in keeping with “Minnesota Nice” values. All beers use as many local ingredients and resources as possible and a new beer is produced each week. Alongside the tasty sips, you can enjoy live musical performances. Alloy Brewing Company
, Coon Rapids’ first brewery and taproom, produces a variety of beer styles from stouts to IPAs, European lagers and even fruit beer. Willow Tree Winery
in Ham Lake offers a park-like setting on a family farm. The tasting room pours wines made from cold-climate grapes and local produce like rhubarb and strawberry and seasonal sips like pumpkin spice.