Category: Eastlake Brewery & Taproom

Eastlake Collaborates with Du Nord for The Long Goodbye

The folks over at Eastlake decided to take inspiration from the Gin Gimlet in creating the latest (#10) sour in their Kirby Pucker Series. To do this they teamed up with Du Nord Craft Spirits—known for their Fitzgerald Gin and also located in south Minneapolis. Gin botanicals from the distillery along with lime zest were used in this beer that they are calling The Long Goodbye.

This is an homage to Raymond Chandler who is famous for writing the novel which claimed gin as the only spirit to use for a Gimlet back in 1953. The Kirby Pucker Series has been a hit around the Midtown Global Market taproom where they’ve utilized interesting ingredients such as beets, yellow birch, ginger, basil among others.

The beer is now available in the taproom and will hit store shelves in 750 ml bottles later this week. It should be a solid patio beer for the final days of summer.


Growler Gala Fundraiser to Benefit Roosevelt High School Theater Program

Growler Gala

It’s been about twenty years since the curtains were last drawn in the theater at Roosevelt High School. Thankfully Rick Spaulding and some of our local breweries have stepped up to help raise funds to revive the program in south Minneapolis.

On Thursday, February 4th the Parkway Theater will host an event from 7 PM until 10 PM where you can dance, mingle, and enjoy some drinks with friends. Pepito’s will be there selling food and beverages and there will be both a live, and silent auction where you can bid for growlers donated by the following breweries.

Excelsior Brewing
Fulton Brewery
Harriet Brewing
Town Hall Brewery
Lakes & Legends
Tin Whiskers
Urban Growler
Dangerous Man
Boom Island
Fair State
Bad Weather
Lake Monster
Sociable Cider Werks

Tickets will be $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Don’t miss your chance to help bring the Roosevelt Theater program back to life.


Thursday, February 4th from 7 PM until 10 PM.

Parkway Theater
4814 Chicago Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55417


Eastlake Brewery & Taproom Opens Today

eastlakeLet’s all welcome another brewery to Minnesota, shall we? Today, Eastlake Brewery & Taproom opens their doors to the public starting at 11am. Eastlake Brewery is located in the Midtown Global Market, 920 East Lake Street, Minneapolis.

I love the concept. I’ve been a fan of the Midtown Global Market since its inception and adding a brewery/taproom seems like a mutually awesome thing for both food vendors and the brewery, opening the doors to a wealth of awesome food/beer pairings.

For your designated drivers, they’ll have root beer and a couple of varieties of kombucha on tap as well. Go check them out. This should be fun!

Open week hours:

Thursday – 11 am to midnight
Friday – 11 am to midnight
Saturday – 9 am to midnight
Sunday – 9 am to 6 pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday.