One of my New Year’s resolutions this year was to get out of the house and visit some of the glut of new breweries that have opened in Minnesota over the past year. Once upon a time even the rumor of a new brewery would get me all exited and riled up. Now, I can’t even keep some of these newcomers straight in my head. Am I getting lazy, old and crotchety? Perhaps. But I will also say that like a fine barleywine, I like to let a new brewery mature and mellow a bit before I try it out. My oldest friend Bryan was in town recently and we took the opportunity to visit three breweries in one day. Our first stop was the recently opened LynLake Brewery, just at the edge of Uptown and literally right next door to The Herkimer.
The brewery itself is in the Historic LynLake Theater, and makes good use of the wide-open space. Stepping into the building from the bitter Minnesota cold, I was hit by a blast of blessed heat and the roar of an agitated crowd of NDSU fans watching a game on the …
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