Definitely a place worth seeking out. Itís located a bit out of the way in Northeast Minneapolis, but itís close enough to some other breweries to make it part of a nice crawl. The tap roomís a standard affair with a food truck out front. There were only 7 beers available at the time of my visit. I tried a great black IPA and a decent rum barrel aged stout. Service was very friendly. Prices were great. Overall, one of my favorite stops during my tour of the city. Recommended.
This place doesnít look like much from the outside (basically a warehouse), but very spacious inside with a long bar. There is an outdoor patio as well. They had 4 beers on tap when I was there, not sure if this was just a less productive time for them. We tried all of them - APA, black IPA, oktoberfest, and sweet potato ale - all very good. There is no food per se, but there is a food truck. The particular one there when I visited was somewhat expensive ($8 for 2 small tacos)...nonetheless, very tasty! The beer is very good, definitely worth a stop, although the selection is limited.
Thursday night in August. We got there well before closing, but the food truck was already packing up :-(. Although as an out-of-towner, this seems like itís way out-of-the-way, the beer is good, the feel of the space is awesome, and the beers we tried were all great. Definitely a place Iíd go back to. (Brewery #647)
The amount of time and money that were invested in this project was staggeringly apparent when the taproom opened; it was also probably an indication of how much presumed money there was to be made in the still young Minneapolis craft beer market. Nearly three years later, the indeed taproom has become one of the premier beer destinations, taproom or otherwise, that the city has to offer. Seasonal tend to rotate frequently, and there are usually several cask, nitro, or house infusions available. No food served by the establishment; instead, local food trucks are always outside. Be aware that it can feel understaffed, and that bar etiquette on the customer side of the counter can get pretty dicey when the place gets truly mobbed, and that this is not uncommon.
Indeed was my 5th stop in a 2 day 6 brewery craft beer tour of MSP a few weeks ago (after Surly, Steel Toe, Fulton, 612). I found the place very enjoyable, and the staff friendly enough. It was very inconvient that they didnít have flights...so I ordered half pints of all their beers and left some unfinished. The bartender was nice enough to recognize my plight though and let me split 2 of the half pints over 4 styles to save some money and waste. Overall my favorites were the Let It Ride IPA and the special cask version of Burr Grinder "Amaretto" Coffee Ale. This is one of the nicer brewery tasting rooms...especially when one can avail themselves of the outdoor seating. Note that the pizza vendor stationed outside makes some very decent pizza...donít know if they are regulars at Indeed or not...but a very nice compliment to their beers. Overall a worthwhile stop on my brewery tour.
Very pleasant taproom in an old renovated brick building. Crowded on a Saturday afternoon. Lines outside waiting to get in and lines at the bar. Crowd seemed quite mixed in age and appearance. Indeed brewing artwork on the wall. No TVs (thank you)! Fairly loud but tolerable compared to many beer places. Service was a bit slow and unsmiling, with only two people working the bar and lots of people buying growlers. Beer is good to very good. Nine taps, including two cask. No sampler flights available. 10oz. for $3.75; 16oz for $5; and 20oz for $5.50. I liked this place (it seems to have a real identity) and the beers. I would definitely come back.
This is a large facility that was redone and had a lot of work put into it by a brewery looking to make a lot of beer. Theyíre only a year old but theyíre brewing on a 30bbl system and canning. They took us on a tour of the place and showed us how theyíve more or less already filled out the building.
They were also very generous with the beer (probably too generous as I dont think I needed 3 10oz pours at the start of a long trip). I liked the pils the best but the pale ale was nice too. They had two casks of the pale ale each with a different dry hop added. Both interesting but the regular draft version was better in my opinion. I didnt care for the Mexican lager with honey.
Over all a cool place with a lot of history and run by nice people. I could see visiting regularly to see whatís new.
Third stop of the night for the brewery tasting room crawl I did with family on a Friday evening. Located at the end of a brick / cobblestone street, right by the railroad tracks. I really enjoyed the approach to this place, a steady stream of happy people heading to get a beer. The interior is a long bar up front, with tables and bar tables scattered throughout the smallish room. There was a shuffleboard table on the far wall, which I enjoyed. Selection is somewhat limited, though I really enjoy all of the Indeed beers, so I personally didnít mind. Food truck was right off the outdoor patio. Service was really friendly and helpful, despite the crowds. Along with Dangerous Man, Indeed was the top spot of the night.
82 = ★★★Ĺ (Solid place, near the top of the list for locals and visitors)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
jcnielsen (305) Charlotte, North Carolina | June 17, 2013| Updated March 18, 2014
Really nice little taproom near the railroad tracks with food truck outside. They had 2 regular beer offerings, 1 seasonal beer, and 2 cask offerings (which were their regular beers with dry-hopped additions). Seems like a fun place to come and hang out and drink for a few hours. It would be cool if they had a few more regular beers.