Welcome to Minneapolis where the people are nice and the craft beer scene is overflowing with delicious options.

There are many venues in the Twin Cities for sampling craft brews in and near downtown. And lucky for NCECA goers there are also a number of shows and pop-ups happening at local craft brewing venues during the 2019 Conference. Here are a few options you might want to consider:

Lakes & Legends .3 miles from the Convention Center
(M-Th 3-10pm, F 3pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-10pm)
This venue will host a show/sale by The Minnesota Women Ceramic Artists (MNWCA) Heriones, Hops, Hounds
An exhibition and sale fundraiser for Hands of Hope Resource Center and Safe Hands Rescue. Vessels made by MNWCA members specifically for thirsty humans and their canine friends.
On View March 26-30
Reception Tuesday, March 26 from 8-10pm

Finnegans .5mile from the Convention Center
(M-W 2-10pm, Th 11am-10pm, F & Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-8pm)
Crisscross Pop-up Friday March 29 from 6-10pm
Featuring works by Liana Agnew, Ashley Bevington, Amanda Bury, Neil Celani, Demi Dehmlow, Autumn Higgins, Brent Pafford, Samantha Oliver, Austin Riddle, and Dustin Yager a.k.a Ceramics & Theory

ClockWerks 1.3 miles from the Convention Center
(M-Th 3-10pm, F 3pm-12am, Sat 12pm-12am, Sun 12-8pm)
A downtown Minneapolis brewery focusing on carefully crafted, well balanced, session-style beers in a steampunk-inspired setting.

Day Block Brewing1.5 from the Convention Center
(M-W 11am-10pm, Th -Sat 11am-1am, Sun 11am-9pm)
House-brewed beer & unique pizzas made with locally sourced ingredients in an industrial-chic space

Sisyphus Brewing 1.4 miles from the Convention Center
(M-W 3-10pm, Th3-11pm, Sat Noon-Midnight, Sun 1-6pm)
Craft beers, brewed without a purpose, for a greater purpose. One need not imagine Sisyphus happy, especially when his stomach is filled with beer!

La Dona Cerveceria 1.7 miles from the Convention Center
(11am-11pm) – a Unique brewery, taproom and entertainment space in the Harrison Neighborhood for Minneapolis that fuses Latin culture and The North.

Modist 1.7 miles from the Convention Center
(Closed Mondays, T – Th 4-10pm, F 4pm – 12am, Sat 12pm – 12am, Sun 12-6pm)
At Modist, they push past traditional brewing by embracing creativity and unconstrained experimentation.
Pop up Pot Shop sale on Friday, March 29 from 5-10pm
Featuring works by Daniel Jaffe, Jessica Dorman, Joe Kraft, Ben Fiess, and Molly Anne Bishop

Fulton 3.6 miles from the Convention Center
(Closed Mondays, T-Th 3-10pm, F 3-11pm, Sat 12-11pm, Sun 12-6pm)
Brewery of some of MN’s Favorites!

Pryes Brewing 3.9 miles from the Convention Center
(M-T 3-10pm, W-TH 3-11pm, F 11am – 12am, Sat 10am – 12am, Sun 10am – 10pm)
Masterfully Crafted & Thoughtfully Designed, Pryes Brewing takes its time to focus on brewing one batch at a time.

Surly 4.5 miles from the Convention Center
(Sun-Th 11am-11pm, F & Sat 11am-12am)
Surly Brewing Company’s Destination Brewery in Minneapolis is a space where folks can meet and connect over a beer. There’s a bunch to do and see: the Beer Hall & Restaurant has a rotating tap list of 25-35 Surly beers and an extensive menu of great food that pairs well with those beers. Visitors also have the chance to hop on a tour, enjoy a beer outdoors in our Beer Garden, or stop by The Company Store.