Category: Pryes Brewing Co.

Pryes Cans… and Imperial Pumpkin Ale

It’s always fun to see a huge smile on a brewer’s face. And rightfully so… Jeremy is holding cans of Miraculum and Royal Raspberry Sour. Look for these starting on  Monday, November 5th.

And if gourds and spices are your thing, they’ll also be tapping their Imperial Pumpkin Ale.  
This one has been cellaring since last fall. If you’d like to check it out, drop into their taproom this Saturday starting at 2pm.

’I’ve often loved brewing beers that remind me of the seasons. One thing that always reminds me of the fall time is my grandma’s pumpkin pie. Instead of high-lighting the clove pumpkin spice flavors, I wanted to highlight the beautiful flavors from the combination of the whip cream and pumpkin and finally to the crust. We brewed this with natural pumpkin puree, belgium candi sugar and other spices to make this happen. We ended up with a 10% medium bodied beer that has tasting notes that remind us of Pie Crust, Nutmeg, Molasses and cinnamon. – Jeremy Pryes

A (Short) Tale of Two Taprooms – Pryes and Unmapped

Two new taprooms Saturday?

Pryes Brewing Co. made their debut in the Twin Cities nearly three years ago. Brewer/owner Jeremy Pryes started with just one beer, Miraculum, which he first brewed professionally at the old Lucid (North Loop BrewCo) facility in Minnetonka under an alternating proprietorship model. You nerds playing along at home may recall that both Badger Hill and Bad Weather Brewing got their start there as well. This Saturday, you’ll be able to enjoy Pryes Brewing beers at their Near-North neighborhood brewery at 1401 West. River Road in Minneapolis. As others have espoused, they have “plenty of parking,” but if you ask this bike dork, it just seems right to bike to the brewery. Bonus (big bonus, really), there should be some excellent food coming out of the kitchen at Pryes Brewing as well… according to our friend Dara, they’ve built a full-on commercial kitchen with Red Wagon at the helm for the first three months. Things are looking good. Congrats Pryes!

Pryes Brewing Taproom Grand Opening
Saturday, June 17th, 11am – midnight
Regular taproom hours: Thursdays 4-11pm,  Fridays 3-midnight, Saturdays 11-midnight
1401 West River Road N, Minneapolis, MN 55411



Unmapped Brewing Company will also have a soft opening on Saturday. Unmapped has quietly been building out a brewery in place of the century-old Kraemer’s TrueValue Hardware in Minnetonka. Minnetonka’s first taproom is located near the intersection of Excelsior Blvd. and Eden Prairie Road, not far from Gold Nugget. Husband and wife team JD and Megan Park are Minnetonka natives and aim to offer a “year-round lineup of flagship ‘Belgian & Stateside Ales'” as well as a variety of other special and limited-release beers.

At the helm of the brewery is our old friend Derek Allmendinger (@lutherhaus) who was an old-school Minnesota beer blogger and homebrewer.  Derek went to brewing school and then jumped into professional brewing, cutting his teeth at Summit Brewing, Schell’s, Surly and Excelsior Brewing. Derek brings a wealth of experience to this new brewery and we’re excited to see what he cranks out at Unmapped!

Unmapped Brewing Company
Opens Saturday, June 17th, noon-11pm, Sunday noon-8pm.
Regular taproom hours starting June 20th: 3-10pm Monday-Thursday, noon-11pm Friday and Saturday, noon-8pm Sunday
14625 Excelsior Blvd., Minnetonka 55345

Two New Breweries Go Live: Welcome Pryes Brewing Co. and Fair State Brewing Co-op

newbiesOver the course of the last week or so, two new breweries have launched product for the general public. Fair State delivered their first beer, a hefeweizen, to Grumpy’s NE last Monday. Their taproom is also open for business, though hours are a bit sporadic during their soft opening.

And because one new brewery isn’t enough, Pryes Brewing Co. launched into the market with an IPA, Miraculum, currently available at Burch Steak House, Butcher and The Boar, Libertine, HeyDay and Village Pub.

Congrats everyone! We’re looking for good things from both breweries!