We started our Minnesota craft beer field trip at Red Cow Restaurant & Bar on 50th Street in Minneapolis as we found ourselves parched and in need of a snack after a three-hour flight. Two early winners rose to the top of our tasting: Bauhaus Brew Labs and Fulton. Dinner was at Corner Table, where I kicked back a pint of Bauhaus Hairbanger Belgo-style American pale ale -- the best beer of the day -- check out this video to get a feel for Bauhaus and the Hairbanger. Will we be paying a visit to Bauhaus? Oh hell yes.
Our tasting lineup, all Minnesota offerings: Fulton Sweet Child of Vine English style IPA, Lift Bridge Citra Kellerbier, Indeed Daytripper hoppy pale ale, Loon Juice hard cider from Four Daughters Winery, Fulton Lonely Blonde ale, Bauhaus Wonderstuff Bohemian style pilsner, Surly Hell Munich Helles style light lager, and Surly Furious ESB. We snuck in an Alpine Duet -- just because we could.
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