Green Beer Galore

Green Beer in Glasses 

Minnesota ranks in the top 15 of states with the most craft breweries per capita and with breweries opening each year in the Twin Cities, there’s always a new place to explore! We’ve gathered some of our favorite breweries in the northwest metro to grab a golden or green beer to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. If you really have your heart set on a beer that's green, we recommend that you call ahead and make sure they haven't run out of the green stuff. Also, we always recommend having a designated driver or call for a ride share when exploring our fine establishments. 

M.C.'s Tap House

Mug of Green Beer

You're sure to find a green beer at M.C.'s Tap House in Brooklyn Park and great food too! All of the ingredients come from local farms within 300 miles of the restaurant. The restaurant offers a varied and delicious menu with appetizers, salads, sandwiches, street tacos, burgers, flatbreads, entrees, and an awesome selection of taps. Lots of TV's are inside so you can catch all the sports action. There's also a party room you can book for your group. M.C.'s is part of the locally owned and operated Muddy Cow group.

Heavy Rotation/10K Brewing/Alloy Brewing/Elm Creek Brewing Bus Crawl

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Throw on your best green outfit because your favorite breweries are getting together again for a St. Patrick’s Day Party Bus Brewery Crawl! Yeah, we know it’s not actually on St. Patrick’s Day, but hey, on Saturday, March 16th, Heavy Rotation, Alloy Brewing, 10K Brewing and Elm Creek Brewing are bringing the buses back, and we want you to join!

Tickets are $45 and limited, so grab one now! You’ll start and end your ride where you buy your ticket. The party starts at 1pm (with check-in beginning as early as 12 pm) and each bus starts the crawl at 2 pm.

Reserve your ticket at one of these links/places:
Heavy Rotation: Available at the Taproom
Elm Creek:

OMNI Brewing Co.

Omni green beer 2024

OMNI Brewing Co. is one of our favorite places in the area. Mark your calendar in preparation to get your green on for their St. Patrick’s Day Weekend.

It’s not just a single day—they have three full days of St. Paddy’s fun planned, Friday, March 15th, through Sunday, March 17th.

Kickoff the weekend on Friday with music from Cargill Deluxe. Saturday is packed with live music and a performance by Ardaigh Suas Academy of Irish Dance from 12:30 pm-1:15 pm. Wind down the weekend celebration on Sunday with more live music, beer, tasty food and good times.

Speaking of beer, did we mention, the green beer flows here all weekend! They’ll also have a limited release of a special mixed cocktail beer brewed in tandem with their good friends at Skaalvenn Distillery. Green beer and cocktail beer’s only available Friday through Sunday, so swing by before they run out!
Cocktail beer not your thing? An Irish Stout and an Irish Red will be pouring all month long.

Wicked Wort Brewing Company

Glass of Wicked Wort beer
Photo Credit: Wicked Wort Brewing Company

Wicked Wort Brewing Company is a destination tap room located in Robbinsdale with a 10-barrel system, providing 10 deliciously malted craft beers at all times. This family-owned brewery includes a coffee bar with 10 tap handles and big bar with 20 tap handles, an event center, dog-friendly patio, and plenty of space for live music and festive gatherings. The taproom features bars from the 1930s and '40s which create a cool speakeasy vibe. Come hungry and try the snack menu of Polish sausage, jumbo pretzels and pulled pork sandwiches.

There’s never a dull moment at Wicked Wort where you can enter a cribbage tournament and play pull tabs or etabs. On Sundays, Wicked Wort offers Beer & Breakfast. Get a free beer, mimosa or bloody Mary when you order from the breakfast menu.

Forgotten Star Brewing Co.

forgotten star
Historic, industrial, and inviting are just a few ways to describe the unique atmosphere at Forgotten Star Brewing Co., Fridley’s first brewery. Located in the historic Northern Pump Company Building with two eye-catching smokestacks, the space encompasses the timelessness and tradition of the area.

Can you find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Stop in on Saturday, March 16 from noon - 11pm to celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

Come sip exclusive, new brews: an Irish Red Ale and Irish Dry Stout! Plus, complete a scavenger hunt for the chance to win from the pot o' crazy prizes! 

Invictus Brewing Co.

Brunch flight of Invictus beer
Photo Credit: Invictus Brewing Co.

Head over to Blaine and check out Invictus Brewing Co., located next to the National Sports Center. Here you can enjoy refreshing brews like the Beautiful Buzz, a blonde ale featuring additions of lemon peel and local honey from Bar Bell Bee Ranch, and Apple Shine, a dry, crisp, and effervescent apple ale. Stop by Sunday morning for a brunch flight featuring four beers: Henley's Porter infused with Cold Press Coffee, Kolsch Bloody Mary, Sweet Tango Mango Mimosa, and Chocolate Raspberry Rollercoaster Russian Imperial Stout garnished with a fresh raspberry. Invictus recently started their own line of hard seltzers called Alma, featuring the flavors of Moscow Mule, mango, watermelon and raspberry. 

Beer growler and cans at Invictus Brewing Co.
Photo Credit: Invictus Brewing Co.
Invictus is unique in that it shares its brewing space with The Tipsy Steer, which offers local and sassy brew food. The exceptional chef-inspired menu showcases locally sourced beef, dairy, produce and hormone-free natural chicken. The brick oven-fired pizza, street-style tacos and hand-pattied burgers often steal the show, but there are plenty of other options for your group, like the Nashville Fried Chicken Sandwich and the deep-fried pub pretzels. 

Other Breweries That Feature Green Beer Close By

Exterior view of Fulton Brewing Company
Photo Credit: Fulton Brewing Company

There’s really no end to the brewery adventures to explore in and near Minneapolis Northwest. Hit the road and take a short drive to Northeast Minneapolis where you can sample a plethora of trendy breweries. Just a hop and skip away in the North Loop you’ll find plenty of great options like Fulton Brewing Company’s classic Lonely Blonde, and Number 12 Cider’s unique rotation of sweet and dry ciders.

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