Great place for beer and food; thanks to having a full restaurant sharing space with the craft brewery. They have been around for a couple years and have an excellent reputation as one of the better places in the Rochester area for beer. (per the Uber driver). They are a great example of a true craft brewery. They have many special brews and are frequently serving new beers. In fact, they continually rotate in new beers. Two of the beers on their printed menu had run out, luckily they have new beers already on tap. They frequently have release parties for their specialty aged brews. They have an extra storage area where the barrel age new specialty beers.
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Location: 1005 6th Street NW, Rochester
Grand Rounds Brew Pub
Found a nice brewery in downtown Rochester a few blocks from the Mayo Clinic. They are relatively new, being open since the spring of 2015. Along with a wide selection of their own beer they have a full menu for lunch and dinner. On tap were about 10 of their own beers and a guest brew. The Brewery' logo is half a hop and half a brain, fitting for the Mayo Clinic area.
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Location: 4 3rd Street SW
Updated: Jun '17
Kinney Creek Brewery
Large interior which supports busy nights, however, on the night I went, there were a maximum of 4 people there. No outdoor seating here. The bartender was very knowledgeable and friendly and .the other customers were very friendly and we had a lot of laughs. TV scrolls through beer trivia which I found very interesting. We also played a game called Hammerschlagen (German for Hammer Striking), where you basically take drive nails into a tree stump with a heavy hammer. If nothing else, it a good gauge of how much you've been drinking. It actually was a lot of fun.
Location: 1016 7th Street NW
Updated: Jun '16