April's date night was a brewery tour, all set up by Jimmy!
This Bitter bus took us to three different breweries to tour and sample. It was a great idea, Jimmy!
There were only three couples on this tour, plus the couple that owns/runs the tour. We all kinda stuck together the whole night.
We received these wooden tokens at each stop, good for a pint of beer/drink each.
Mine is the IPA, Jim's is the dark bitter beer, of course.
Selfie at the first location- Harriet Brewing Co. in Minneapolis.
We had a behind the scenes tour of the brewing process. Pitchers of beer offered. Very generous :)
The second stop was Dangerous Man Brewing Company, also in Minneapolis. It's a pretty busy place normally but the rain kept people away, we think. Good for us!
We did NOT get a tour here.
Finally, the third location was Sociable Cider Werks.
Jim liked the tables, made from drums?
Three are the owners/hosts. They were very friendly, probably part of the job but it felt sincere. I think they love what they do.
My handsome guy.
Another behind the scenes tour, explaining the cider making process.
Obviously geeks are in charge..
The breweries do not serve food but local food trucks hang out in the parking lots. At the first stop I had some Cajun food. At the last stop, even though I wasn't hungry, I HAD TO try the goat cheese curds with maple bacon. How could you not? They were delicious.
The entire tour was only three hours or so. It was just enough time to get a feel for the breweries.. I hope we can go back to some of them, and others. Minneapolis has so many possibilities.